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a tad bit tipsy 
22nd-Jan-2008 09:13 pm

Yes I'm sure we can all agree that I look very strange in this photo. In my defense, I was a tad bit tipsy...

French bureaucracy is...something special :P They have this thing here where people employed like that by the government can't be fired. So more often than not they really don't care about helping you and will probably send you to someone else to not have to deal with you. Sam is helping me to get some papers in order, and it's turning out not so easy. Also, I'm Norwegian and Norway is not a member of the EU....but still kinda included in a lot of the stuff. So kinda included and kinda not. Makes things complicated :P
(no subject) - Anonymous
26th-Jan-2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
IS that a compliment? About the Platon I mean.
22nd-Jan-2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
strange? Nay, adorable, cute, charming, suave, seductive... I don't think strange really fits into that... ^_^
26th-Jan-2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
Hah :P
22nd-Jan-2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
The United States has that too. It was quite the bitch to get my paycheck from the city the first time. I guess they can be as stubborn as they want because they can't lose their jobs.

26th-Jan-2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
22nd-Jan-2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
i agree with neo_seraph -- adorable is much closer to the word.
26th-Jan-2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Hardly :P

But thanks ;)
23rd-Jan-2008 12:14 am (UTC)
hmm..i was thinking seductive. anyway, i like the tipsy look!

Same thing here in US, very difficult to fire a government employee! Usually has to be for pissing off the government, not the public they "serve."
26th-Jan-2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Haha. Buy me drinks then!
23rd-Jan-2008 12:50 am (UTC)
you don't look tispy just mischievous.
26th-Jan-2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
23rd-Jan-2008 01:24 am (UTC)
I thought bureaucracy was like that everywhere :O
I <3 that Kanye song! -though I kind of like the Daft Punk song in the background more...
& you look cute, shut up you :P
26th-Jan-2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
Shut up yourself :p
23rd-Jan-2008 02:26 am (UTC)
hey i just wanted to let you know i received the plant you sent to me. Quite surprised the leaf is still moist (or is it just like that?). You put the wrong house number of the address on the evelope but somehow it still got to me and its all good. I hope I can take care of it well, I've never planted a thing in my life.

elaine for jersey
26th-Jan-2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
Oooh!! That's weird about the house number. Was it really way off or?

Good luck with the leaf ;)
23rd-Jan-2008 04:45 am (UTC)
no, you look... tasty.
26th-Jan-2008 06:04 pm (UTC)

better have a taste then
23rd-Jan-2008 04:58 am (UTC)
26th-Jan-2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
23rd-Jan-2008 05:20 am (UTC)
Well as a government employee in Australia - it is also reasonably difficult to get fired here. You pretty much have to like ... breach confidentially really majorly or something. It isn't impossible ... but very difficult.
23rd-Jan-2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
Does that mean it's difficult to get that job in the first place too?
23rd-Jan-2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
26th-Jan-2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
23rd-Jan-2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
I think you should try for French citizenship.

Unless you already have ...?

I did wonder how you were allowed to live in France when Norwegians aren't EU citizens hmmm... Unless your stay in Sweden had something to do with it..

"tad bit" LOL.

26th-Jan-2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
What? I think that takes a few years. Besides, I think I can get by fine as Norwegian :)

Norway is part of something we call EÖS and Schengen which makes us sorta part of a lot of the agreements made but sorta not. It's complicated...
25th-Jan-2008 03:41 am (UTC)
hmm... you do seem to like that sweater top thingy... :)
26th-Jan-2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
26th-Jan-2008 02:13 pm (UTC)
i love the expression, very natural and i love the rest of your photos
26th-Jan-2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ^^