Sleepwalking my way through life: The secret is out



The secret is out

Dudes, I’m like, totally in Norway.

After two whole months of keeping it a secret, I can finally let out a long sigh and tell you all about my dastardly plans over Easter. It began a while back when it was decided that I should meet with my fellow bloggers, KiwiQueen and Elisabeth, and we desperately searched for a good time to accomplish this feat. We agreed that the best time to achieve this would be during the Easter holidays, and while Elisabeth and Kiwi made plans I consulted my university handbook and returned to the conversation with dismay; my holidays were completely different from theirs!

After a few accounts of “oh no” and “NOOOOOOOOOOO”, Elisabeth and Kiwi decided to meet up in Norway without me. I was very upset at this and proceeded to wallow in self pity. It was during my wallowing that a sudden realisation came over me… that there is in fact no such thing as the 31st of April. Overjoyed by the university’s mistake I ran back to the computer to inform my friends, but only Elisabeth was on, and I told her with a flurry of garbled words that I could come to Norway (although I think that she only understood “Norway!” “coming” “woo woo”).

And then an evil idea hatched in my mind.

Kiwi was offline. She hadn’t stayed long enough for me to inform her of the amazing news. Well, my little mind thought deviously, what if she doesn’t find out?

Oh ho ho, I thought, I think you’re on to something there old chap.

That’s because I’m you, idiot.

So I booked a flight that landed a whole day earlier than Charlotte. Elisabeth and I kept the secret from her for two whole months whilst pretending that she was the sole visitor to Norway. It was a lot more fun than I let on.

Two months and two flights later, I arrived within the fjords of Norway, gazing out the window at the scenery below.

I wandered around the Duty Free shop for a bit, picking up my good friend Jack along the way, before being searched for drugs at the gate (later I was told that I ‘fit the profile perfectly’). I stepped out into the airport and was immediately accosted by a beaming Elisabeth, who ran straight towards me and encompassed me in one hell of a bear hug.

Now; a little note about Elisabeth. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of running into her on the internet or on someone’s blog, you’ll know what I mean when I say she’s… exuberant. And I have to admit, this exuberance is not restricted to the confines of the internet – in the real world she is just as bouncy and smiley and obsessed with coffee. It’s awesome.

We exchanged pleasantries (‘Oh my god! You are real!’) and headed home in the car. They took the boring route which resulted in me gazing out the windows in awe at the rolling mountains and verdant trees. And the houses! There are houses dotted about everywhere! Climbing up and down hills, hiding between trees, surrounded by the most silent, still waters; everywhere! They’re made from long slats of wood (mostly yellow) and sport stylish balconies and come free with a homely feel. Looking across the Norwegian landscape is like looking back in time, but modern. And reading this blog is like reading something that makes sense, but is nonsensical.

And now I sit in Elisabeth’s house, leeching off her wireless connection. It’s all kinds of awesome.

KiwiQueen arrives tonight. Elisabeth and I have spent hours planning how to surprise her with my presence. Do I wait with her beside Elisabeth? Do I hang back and wait for her to spot me? Should I wear a moustache and pretend to search her bag?

Only time will tell…

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8 Comments:

At 9:40 pm, Blogger Elisabeth Ice Cream said...

Why are you BLOGGING?!?!? WE'RE SUPPOSED TO GET KIWI!!!!! HURRY! WE'RE LATE!!

 
At 11:57 pm, Blogger Joe said...

MWuhahahahaha. Ha. Ha. Hahahahahahahahaha.

Hum. I'm here.

:-D

 
At 11:57 pm, Blogger Joe said...

*That was Kiwi

 
At 2:10 am, Blogger Amaterasu Omikami said...

Well I hope the plan worked, and I hope she was surprised/happy. You'll have to tell me all about it tomorrow. ;)


Xxxx

 
At 6:22 pm, Anonymous youngred said...

Awesome. Definately go the moustache. Have fun man

 
At 11:30 pm, Anonymous brendan said...

Hahah. Nice.

 
At 12:15 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAOLMAOLMAOLMAOLMAO

 
At 3:24 pm, Anonymous Elizabeth (party host ;p) said...

hi! thanks for coming yesterday, it was so great to meet you! love your blog by the way :D.
noone told me how charlotte reacted when she came... someone will have to fill me in on the details ;)

 

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