Getting old, huh? CINNAMON!

Posted by Jørgen S. Kjølsen on Wednesday, April 30. 2014

My dear baby sister!
Damn time flews fast! Suddenly it occurred to me that she is 25! Today!

Back when I became 25 (it almost sounds like I am going to go as far back as Na'am), I was celebrating it with style and flash... But why? It is not a special day.. I mean it is not like 30 or 50 or so.... But if you are a vintage cars/bikes nerd, you are always happy when your viechle gets 25 (at least here in the country), as this means it get's "Classic" and you now will get reduced tax and longer between the inspections (from every second to every fourth year). So for me 25 is more important than 30 - the next big one for me is when I get 35; Because here a car gets "Veteran" (or vintage) - and the tax is even lower (for most car there is also no import tax) and the inspection is now every eighth year - at least if you use the car as "Vintage joy rider" and not as dailey viechle... This also makes your insurance drop to a nice and low rate (as well as your allowed milage drops to a 6.000 km/year limit!).

But now... My sister, she gets 25 years old.... And she wont be celebrating with horse wagon ride through Copenhagen (first of all because she is not in Copenhagen) or a fancy dinner (oh, well she might - if Mom and Dad pays) - no she ran away from Copenhagen and have settled down in England.

But no matter what - you are still loved (at least most of the time) and I wish you a very happy birthday!
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9th of April...

Posted by Jørgen S. Kjølsen on Wednesday, April 9. 2014 in Random

Today is the 9th of April;
In 1940 this was the day where the German forces occupied Denmark; After a brave fight the Danish forces had to follow their orders given by the politicians to give up and surrender. The German attaché had made it clear for his Majesty Christian X and his ministers that if Denmark did not surrender the planes circling above Copenhagen would drop bombs and Denmark would be treated the same way as Poland - which was not in the interest for neither Denmark nor Germany, who wished to have a good relationship with Denmark for trade purpose - also after the War.

On 9th of April - many years later my friend was also official occupied (married!); I hope he will be relased on the 5th of May sometime!
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Stepping up the job!

Posted by Jørgen S. Kjølsen on Wednesday, March 12. 2014 in Ego

Today I was at my volounteer job, and as usually it was very nice to have something to do instead of spending all day infront of the laptop to write applications. But this day was a little different; When I came, one of the collegues asked me if I could take Monday and Thursday instead of Wedensday... and why not? So now I have stepped up - before I hopefully soon have to step out, as I hopefully will get a job soon.

Today I also found a shirt that I want to buy, so now it is layed at the side for me on my next workday - it have floppy disks on it ;-)

Today I also was at the interview as I shortly wrote about earlier. There have been 40 applicants - six of those (including me) have been called for the first interview - and next week two or three will be going to the second interview. The job is quite exciting - and with some potiential to personal envolve in the job - and personally!
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"Good news everyone!"

Posted by Jørgen S. Kjølsen on Monday, March 10. 2014 in Ego

As the professor in Futurama starts out with; "Good news everyone! We are going to"... a job interview! Again.
Today I got a call from a company whom I have set an application to, and they called to ask a few questions about me - and in the end invited me to a job interview! So within this week I am off for my fourth job interview this year, and with a little bit of luck this might be the one!

Another good news is that I have become co-organizer for my second board game group; The organizer asked if I wanted to become co-organizer and help out with the game nights. I also usually bring a game or two for those game nights and we talked about making a "sign-up" system, where those who bring games write what they bring and also writes how many persons there is room for in the game.
An example could be the game that I am bringing Tuesday:
"I am bringing "Templer - The Secret Treasures". It is a 2-5 player game, so if anyone wants to join, please then "sign up" with a comment here, then we can group and start as soon as everyone is there (if the table is not full, we can ofcourse wait till other join in).

Info about Templer can be found on BGG: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/137406/templar-the-secret-treasures"

Then people can write in the comment section if they want to join, and when the table is full, I write this. This way we make sure that we can start when everyone for this game is here, and don't have to spend time on finding out who goes where. We simply sit down and set up. If we have a no-show within the first 15 minutes, we then open up the missing spots. If noone else wants to join in the open spots we play with less players.

Templar - The Secret Treasures was a game that I helped support the making of by donating a few money through the crowdfunding system Kickstarter and it have only been used once at another game night in another group, but here I did not play it as I was playing Alhambra instead - I have used it myself alone to test run the rules, so it will be the first time that I try it out for real! And I am looking forward to try it out. It seemed like it could be an exciting game with human players.

My Daily Study project is starting today, and so far I haven't found anything to write... But I know something that I will be writing about: I already wrote it here, right?
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Happy 8th March!

Posted by Jørgen S. Kjølsen on Saturday, March 8. 2014 in Congratulations!

In Russia and most other places of the old Warsaw Pact countries, the 8th of March is something special; Today, if you are a woman and is walking on the streets, you are "attacked" by happy greetings and flowers.

A good amount of my friends are Russians, Ukranians, Latvians and Poles and for all of those, 8th of March is usually a day with greetings - so therefore I will send a shout out to all of them... and to all other women who I know.

HAPPY 8TH OF MARCH!
S 8 MARTA!

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