Heated Bathroom Floors
All year round. Even in the summer I leave it on the first setting. I realize it’s not common in the US but it’s standard here and I get it. It’s amazing. So so good.
And pro tip: cranking it up and closing the door helps your clothes air-dry a little bit faster.
Arriving at the beginning of December made the holidays a little hard. Not only was I away from family, but my temporary housing didn’t even have an oven where I could cook myself some comfort food. Luckily, wonderful people I had just met did their part to make me feel like I hadn’t made a horrible mistake.
Two lovely people invited the other recently arrived single American and me into their home for dinner on Christmas day. So nice and needed at the time. Can’t even express the right amount of gratitude.
A coworker brought me the ten (yes, TEN) types of cookies her mom had baked that year. Delicious, thoughtful, and given the butter shortage that year quite the feat.
This is the first of what will probably be several ‘people have been SO nice and I will miss them’ posts.
Fun while it lasted
25. The number of remaining days I will be living in Norway.
Guess I failed at this tumblr, but I will try to redeem myself by using the time left to post about all of the things I will miss when I’m back in Seattle. 25 seems like a nice smooth number for such a countdown, but let’s not raise expectations to everyday post.
Obviously I’ll miss the people most above all other things, so you can definitely expect some sappy people entries.
Attended my first Nordic Skiing Competition. Wasn’t quite the snowboarding competition I went to last month, but still super fun. :)
I love living in an apartment, especially since that means I get to live in the middle of a vibrant community in an awesome city. (Was true in Seattle too.) Because of this, I am fairly forgiving about sounds and smells.
However there is inevitably that time when you really wish your neighbor would just shut the fuck up. It might even be 4:45PM on a Friday which is a perfectly reasonable time for them to be playing music, but you have a headache. Therefore I think every apartment building should give every resident two STFU cards a year and if you use one everyone in the building is quiet - no questions asked. Wouldn’t that be nice?
My downstairs neighbor’s evening music will always be better than my former downstairs neighbor’s nighttime sounds though…
An approximation of what my apartment might look like. Door at the bottom is the entrance and door at the top goes to a small balcony. Not a lot of wall space and the heaters run under the windows. Built in lighting by the door makes for a good desk spot, but the window might be nicer if I can squeeze it. Then what to do with that awkward entry space?
I would post more often and more timely if Tumblr’s ‘email from your phone’ shit worked, but it doesn’t.