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Some of my interests

Hanging out with friends
What I do most in my spare time is hanging out with my friends. Kjetil and I have been best friends since 6th grade in 1996, but Leif Tore, Olav, Kristian and Stian has also been very good friends of mine for a long time. When I'm hanging out with my friends, we use to rent a movie, eat out, watch TV, talk about what ever comes to mind, or do some of all the other interests we have.

Photography
Whenever there's something special happing, I'm usually the one taking all the pictures. I really enjoy taking pictures, both with the old Pentax camera I'm borrowing from my dad, and with digital cameras. I try to take lots of pictures now when I'm young so that I'll have lots of memories to look back to when I get older. I really regret not taking lots of picture when I was in elementary school, because now I've got very few pictures from that time. I addition to taking pictures for memory purposes, I also enjoy taking pictures of sun sets/rises and other nature pictures. I like to manipulate digital images, but also developing good old 35mm films, however it's been a while since last time. In 9th grade a friend of mine and I got together and made a school catalog with pictures of all classes (which we didn't have at our school at that time)

Cooking
I love to cook. I like to try out new things, and trying to make my own version of food. Sometimes it works out very well, and a few times -- well, it would be better if I didn't do any changes at all. My favorite food is Italian food; pasta, pizza and so on. But Mexican, Chinese, and Greek tastes very well too. The food I cook the most is pizza, because of school, and lots of siblings in the house I don't have much time for cooking. However, sometimes I do cook, and I really enjoy doing it. If you have a good recipe or two, please mail it to me.

Music
I can listen to most kinds of music, except hard rock and techno. Much Techno is the same over and over again (althoug a few melodies are okay), it almost gives me a headache after I've been listening to it for a while. Some Norewgian artists like Bjørn Eidsvåg makes really good music. However, I must admit that most of the music I listen to is in English. I enjoy listening to several good old American oldies. I also enjoy several worship songs.

Movies
Sometimes when I'm with my friends we watch movies. My favorite genre is comedy. The best movie that has ever been made is of course Forrest Gump. I've seen it several many times. I watch other genres than comedy too. The James Bond movies are also some of my favorites. I have the whole collection. On my 20th birthday, I've decided to drink Vodka Martini, shaken, not stirred... The only movies I don't like is horror movies -- I simply don't find them entertaining.

Skiing
When there's winter and much snow, I like downhill skiing. I've been skiing for many years now, although not enough the past few years. Ski-jumping is also fun, but I've never jumped on a real ski-jump. I got my Telemark-skies from my dad, and they're really good. The only thing that's bad is that there's less and less snow around here, and I must travel many miles to go skiing.

Snowboarding
Christmas 1999, my father gave me a snowboard. After that I've been snowboarding more than skiing. It's really fun, and if you've never tried it, I really suggest you to do so. I don't know many tricks, I'm still in the learning phase, but it's fun even though I fall a lot.

Water-skiing
In summer when there's no snow, water-skiing is a good substitute. I'm not good at it at all, but it's fun and that's the important thing. I've tried to water-ski on just one foot, but it's really hard, and I've just made it a few feet before I fell. Some times I water-ski together with a friend. That's cool, and we can try out some simple tricks.

Sports
In addition to skiing, snowboarding and water-skiing I like to participate in several other sports as well. I've played soccer, handball, volleyball, and running. However, I don't like when sports become to serious; I'd rather play just to have a great time with friends. Also, I'm really hoping to get to try playing tennis, I've been wanting to try that for quite a long time.

Religion
I'm a Christian, and I believe in God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Almost every Friday I go to Christian meeting for youths. I'm babtized in the Nowergian state church (Lutheran), but I go to youth meetings at other churches. I don't care to much about religious questions within Christianity. I believe there are different kind churches for different kind people. My best friend is Catholic, and my friends Kristian and Stian S. belong to a Pentecostal church.

Stock-exchanging
This interest is not as big as it used to be -- the markeds haven't been the best the past few years. I've got some money in mutual funds, I've not started buying regualar stocks yet. I used to play a very fun stock game on the Internet. It's based on the real prices, but it takes about 15 minutes before the trading has been done. I've been on the top 100 list in Norway several times. Was number 9 of 8000 players a couple years ago, but now it's a lot harder...

Computers
I enjoy using computers for different kind of purposes. I use it a lot when it comes to school tasks. But I also enjoy talking to friends on MSN, making this web site and other web sites, Photoshop, and Internet.

Last updated: July 25th, 2004