The Sky is Falling

By Dave Fox
Bergen, Norway

In the past 24 hours in Norway, a train between Bergen and Oslo has derailed, more than 700 passengers on a ferry between Denmark and Norway have been stranded, and a massive snowstorm in the southern part of the country has stranded hundreds of motorists in their cars on the highway for more than 24 hours.

All of that having been said, it is nice to be alive. I dodged all three of these bullets, though not without some collateral damage to my own vacation. And yes, of course I will be ranting hysterically about my own personal travel mishaps in the next few days.

For the time being, in the even that any of these things have made headlines beyond Norway’s borders, this is just a quick note in a brief moment online to let people know I do still exist.

(In other news, a 78-year-old  Norwegian woman was killed this week by an exploding TV. In the Østfold area, a couple of teenage boys rescued a moose from icy waters. Then some adults came and shot the moose. Meanwhile, King Harald, on his 70th birthday yesterday, declared, “It’s fun to be alive.”)

Published on Friday, February 23, 2007

3 Responses to “The Sky is Falling”

  1. brrre
    February 23, 2007 at 8:56 PM

    Well Dave, as you might remember from your stay during -86/-87 we used to have winter for no less than four months and summer for a week or two.
    It is quite opposite nowadays, we get six months worth of winter in two weeks, have two months of autumn, no spring and four months of summer…
    Cheaper gas my ass!
    Remember the old joke which said: “Everbody talks about the weather, but no one is doing anything about it.” Well, it is not a joke anymore…

  2. brrre
    February 23, 2007 at 9:02 PM

    Sorry, five and a half months of autumn! We still have twelve months of “year”…

  3. Nancy
    February 25, 2007 at 12:17 AM

    I’m glad you’re alive and well, I was begining to worry.

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