mandag, marts 27, 2006


-Jeg er blevet tagget af både Mette og Ulla. Jeg er dog så doven at jeg gider ikke skrive texten mange gange, derfor får I svarene bare på engelsk.
-I´ve been tagged, by both Mette and Ulla. I´m too lazy to write the answers many times so I will answer only in english.

4 Jobs I´ve had.

-The fish factory in my home-village, every school holiday from 12 - 16 years old. Summers, christmas, easter and all other school-free days. The work was not very fun, but we enjoyed ourselves just the same, we were all together, all the teenagers in the village, so it was often loud and we had great fun. It was physically very hard work, and the days were long, 7-19, 12 hours. We also worked saturdays during the school-year, and later when we were in the oldest class (10th grade, 16 years old) they sometimes even sent someone to the school to ask the headmaster to give us time off because they needed extra hands. The factory was the life-line of this small community so he usually complied.

-The old-folks home in the village, two summers when I was 18 and 19 years old. I liked it, we worked shifts, 8 hours at a time, and I enjoyed to be with the old people.

-Cleaning-lady in a hardware store, in the evenings after closing. This was in my first year in university. I was for the first time renting my own place, I was alone, pregnant and poor. It was a difficult winter, but the men in the store, most of them older than my father, were really good to me, they probably felt a little sorry for me.

-After having my two youngest children I went out to work again when the youngest was 4 years old. I started working in a small investment-bank. When I started there we were around 70 employees. When I left 5 years later the company had around 1400 employees and affiliates in 8 foreign countries. It was tough, the company was on a Sputnik journey, growing faster than we could follow. At the same time it was exciting and stressful, with new things happening every day.

4 films I could see over and over again.

-The Deer Hunter, it was the first time I saw both Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep, I loved it. I also saw it for the first with my cousin who died only a few months later, then only 20 years old, she was already very sick. This film always reminds me of her, and that´s one of the reasons it is especially dear to me.

-The Monty Python group, all of their movies. British humour at it´s very best.

-The Police Academy, all of them. If you need totally brainless entertainment, this is the thing.

-Bridget Jones´ Diary, a perfect mixing of British humour with American film-making.

4 places I have lived.

-Malmö, South-Sweden. Lived there for 5 years, since I was 6 years old ´til I was 11. The swedish society in the 70´s was extremely family-friendly. I remember my parents being home from work usually at 3 o´clock in the afternoon, long summer-holidays with sun and beach and camping, a great school with teachers who cared about the kids.

-Hreggnasi, Bolungarvík ´88-´90. An old, rather ugly house we rented in my village up north, where my parents still live. This was the first home we made together, my husband and me, and we were happy and very much in love, I seem to remember a sex-life with a vigour that nowadays makes me tired only thinking about it.

-Reykjavíkurvegur, Reykjavík ´90-´92. Our first own apartment. It was difficult at times to be buying your first property, but also very satisfying. As the number of children grew it soon became too small.

-Bakkastígur, Reykjavík ´96-?. Our dream-house which we bought and moved into in the summer of ´96 and we don´t intend to move out until we are carried out in a horizontal position.

4 TV-shows I like.

-CSI, the original, Grissom is such a great character.
-Law and Order SVU, being myself a survivor of sexual abuse in childhood I have a morbid interest for everything relating to sexual-violence and child-welfare issues.
-Boston Legal, don´t you just love James Spader and William Shatner together?
-Judging Amy, see above, by definition my interest also includes child-welfare issues.

4 places I have been on holiday.

-Copenhagen, Denmark. I have been there hundreds of times, both on holiday and for work. I love this city and feel like I´m coming home when I come there.

-Countless camping-sites in Sweden and Norway with my parents when I was a child and we lived in Sweden. I liked it because I was not one for much outdoor activity, but when we were camping and lying on beaches I could lie around reading my books without anyone saying anything.

-London, a few years back with one of my girlfriends. We went there for a whole week, just two ladies in their prime. We went shopping, saw museums, sat in cafés and pubs and restaurants. We had so much fun, I don´t think I´ve ever laughed so much.

-Paris a couple of years ago, with my husband, just the two of us. Wonderful, romantic and fun at the same time.

4 websites I visit daily.

-Bloglines, can´t understand what I did before I discovered them.

-Webstrik, my Yahoo knitting group. Wonderful inspiration in knitting and warm personal support. , my bank, do all my bank business on my computer.

-All kinds of knitting related websites, different ones every day.

4 favorite foods.

-Liqorice, I´m crazy about liqorice, especially the old-fashion kind with a little salty taste.

-Almost anything with chocolate.

-Anything someone else cooks for me, I usually cook dinner every day, so the few times I can just sit down at a table and eat, I feel it´s such a luxury that I really don´t care what they are serving.

-Can´t think of any more.

4 places I would like to be.

-I´m not much of a day-dreamer, I enjoy the here and now, so I really don´t get any ideas about this.

4 bloggers I would like to tag.

-I think most of blogworld has already answered this, so if you read this and you are a blogger and you haven´t answered this, please feel free.

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