- Your economy is mostly based on oil and natural resources.
- Oslo is one of the most expensive cities in the world.
- Stavanger is the hub of all things mining (think: oil).
- If you were flipped in some direction (south) you would reach all the way to Africa.
- You can vibe a hotdog, in a big way.
- Words like “fart” and “snart” exist. If you don’t see why those are funny I can’t help you.
- Phrases such as “en rosin i pølsen” are used, which literally means a “raisin in a sausage” (or a surprise in something already great!)…Norwegians like sausages and apparently raisins in sausages are the bee’s knees. You see, a sausage is already great on its own, but add in raisins and life doesn’t get much better.
I guess I know quite a bit for a country that is kind of like the real world version of Game of Thrones. Shit’s cold in your parts, and you are mostly isolated from everything – a bit like Australia in that sense but your isolation is much more manageable than my version of isolation – which equates to a 24h airplane journey.
Other things I do know – you produce some weirdly good musicians. I’m still fuzzy on how this happens, or why – I’m starting to think there is something to being your own un-relatable culture, or just isolation in general because it really is a thing in your Scandinavian parts.
Next week, Nordic by Nature and some of their mostly Deutscher mates are hosting a Norwegian Wave Night. Two of your clever and delicious people are playing. And when I say clever and delicious – I mean, if it wasn’t illegal to literally eat someone, I would probably pop some mustard on Nils Bech, throw Machine Birds on the grill and call it Norwegian BBQ.
I managed to get a couple of extra tickets for the December 7 event at Flamingo, which are (normally) priced at 10/12€ – feels like winning, doesn’t it? What I’m going to do is give them away. I don’t know if you want them – but if you do, you need to do the following:
- Head over to the Lucy vs. the Globe facebook page
- Like my page, if you haven’t already – if you have, thanks.
- Click the Norwegian Wave tab
- enter your email, and send me a link to your favourite Norwegian invention – mine? The Norwegian walking sticks.
I can’t wait to see you/ hear from you (contest closes 18:00 / 6 December),