– ein film om håp, draumar og vilje

For de av dere som husker nakenstuntet mitt i fjor sommer, så ble det også nevnt at en dokumentarfilm er under innspilling. Det er min gode venn, og tidligere assistent, Henrik Fjørtoft som står for produksjon og filming. Han har fulgt meg siden i fjor vår, og selv om filmen ikke er ferdig innspilt, begynner dokumentaren å ta form. I forrige uke hadde Henrik siste eksamen ved Norsk Fotofagskole, og basert på opptakene leverte han en 5-minutters eksamensfilm. Denne kan dere, kjære lesere, betrakte som en trailer til dokumentaren som vil komme.

Filmen ser dere under, og jeg (og helt sikkert Henrik også) vil gjerne vite hva dere synes, så kommenter gjerne!


Som dere ser så har denne filmen en intim og personlig vinkling. Det har vært ganske utfordrende for familien og meg selv å være så utleverende (ja, selv etter nakenbildene). Henrik har gått tett på, og i tillegg til det positive har han tatt med de negative og tunge sidene av livet mitt – sider jeg egentlig ikke er så komfortabel med å vise andre. Jeg har ofte en tendens til å fremstå som en «happy go lucky»-fyr uten utfordringer og problemer, og dette stemmer jo i og for seg, men bildet er jo åpenbart mer nyansert. Likevel er jeg svært fornøyd med resultatet så langt. Henrik har behandlet materialet med respekt, og nå kjenner jeg at jeg gleder meg til å se den endelige filmen.

«O say can you see…» My American Vacation :-)

This post is written in (not-so-good) english, because my American family and friends are tired of using Google Translate and told me to «throw them a bone» once in a while.

22. of July my sister, brother and me took to the sky heading for The Great State of Minnesota. My sister for the 2nd. time, me for the 5th time and my brother… Well, he has lived there for a year so he is almost native. Since both my sister and me are crippled we always travel with a huge but great entourage.  Joar, Sondre`s friend, was also a part of our entourage. And I tell you, if he wants a job as an assistant he can have it any time! He was like the best free work labourer ever 🙂

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As usual we chose to fly with with Icelandair, nice planes and fantastic service. As you can see in the previous picture my plane trip was first class, three seats on my own and a nice matress. What more can you ask for?

As usual we chose to fly with with Icelandair, nice planes and fantastic service. As you can see in the previous picture my plane trip was first class, three seats on my own and a nice mattress. What more can you ask for?

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My sister and me chose to split up when we arrived at the airport. She was going to stay with our super nice "blood" relatives, and me and my brother were to stay with his host parents which we see as both family and friends :-) The day after arrival they took us out on a beautiful evening boat trip on Lake Minnetonka :-) As you can see in the pictures above, we had a blast.

My sister and me chose to split up when we arrived at the airport. She was going to stay with our super nice «blood» relatives, and me and my brother were to stay with his host parents which we see as both family and friends 🙂 The day after arrival they took us out on a beautiful evening boat trip on Lake Minnetonka 🙂 As you can see in the pictures above, we had a blast.

The third day our host «dad» Scott had invited us to their cabin up north where we were going to stay for four nights. Even if all the days of our stay was amazing, the days at the cabin were extraordinary! I could seriously (an expression I rightfully get teased about all the time) have stayed there my whole vacation. We had boat trips, and swimming (I put my head under water), jet skiing, bonfires, a huge neighborhood garage party, a road trip to the beginning of the Mississippi River, fantastic American food (Scotts famous ribs, burgers, french toast etc. etc) and we got to drive around in old veteran cars 🙂

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Joar celebrated his 19th birthday while we were at the cabin. Scott had of course baked (read: bought) a cake.

Joar celebrated his 19th birthday while we were at the cabin. Scott had of course baked (read: bought) a cake.

"Cards against humanity" is the funniest party game ever!

«Cards against humanity» is the funniest party game ever!

At the Mississippi head waters I got blessed/healed for my very first time :-) Funny experience, but I´m sorry to say I still use a wheelchair ;-) They thought Joar was my brother and he had a hard time not laughing :-)

At the Mississippi head waters I got blessed/healed for my very first time 🙂 Funny experience, but I´m sorry to say I still use a wheelchair 😉 They thought Joar was my brother and he had a hard time not laughing 🙂

At the Good Life cafe we had the best sweet potato fries ever :-)

At the Good Life cafe we had the best sweet potato fries ever 🙂

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I also had to try the fun floating device :-)

I also had to try the fun floating device 🙂

Garage party with their own band :-) Fun night!

Garage party with their own band 🙂 Fun night!

After we got back to Minnetonka and the Minneapolis area, we first went to my cousin Kelsey`s Sweet Sixteen. The day after we went on a mission to save the American economy with Norwegian money 🙂 The compulsory shopping experience is a must when you´re in a state with no sales tax 🙂

My cousin Kelsey`s Sweet Sixteen - the whole family was celebrating her special day :-)

My cousin Kelsey`s Sweet Sixteen – the whole family was celebrating her special day 🙂

Milkshake!

Milkshake!

Well, this is not vomit - it´s a heart attack in a box, but it is seriously the best thing on earth! What you are looking at is a cinnabon with triple icing, triple caramel sauce and pecan nuts <3 <3

Well, this is not vomit – it´s a heart attack in a box, but it is seriously the best thing on earth! What you are looking at is a cinnabon with triple icing, triple caramel sauce and pecan nuts

The girls were taking a lunch break at the Hooters :-)

The girls were taking a lunch break at the Hooters 🙂

Everything really IS bigger in America

Everything really IS bigger in America

Shop ´till you drop, you said?

Shop ´till you drop, you said?

The last week we went to a baseball game with Minnesota Twins, a pig roast with family and friends, and of course we had a party with Sondre´s host parents Alix and Scott, which by the way are amazing people!

Me and Sondre at the Twins game :-)

Me and Sondre at the Twins game 🙂

I asked Scott if we could have a whole pig roast :-) I promise you it was the best food ever :-)

I asked Scott if we could have a whole pig roast 🙂 I promise you it was the best food ever 🙂

Time to party!

Time to party!

My nachspiel was on top of the pool table enjoying a drink of suspicious ingredients :-)

My nachspiel was on top of the pool table enjoying a drink of suspicious ingredients 🙂

The very last days we did some last minute shopping, went to a huge family reuinon and had brunch with my grand dad`s amazing first cousin and her husband.

These are my grand dad`s first cousins and their husbands and wifes :-)

These are my grand dad`s first cousins and their husbands and wifes 🙂

The whole Lerol/Lerhol family at the family reunion :-)

The whole Lerol/Lerhol family at the family reunion 🙂

Beulah and Frank were the first people we stayed with when I had my first trip to the States in 2005. Beulah is my grand dad Knut´s first cousin. They are lovely people and she is a hell of a chef in the kitchen :-)

Beulah and Frank were the first people we stayed with when I had my first trip to the States in 2005. Beulah is my grand dad Knut´s first cousin. They are lovely people and she is a hell of a chef in the kitchen 🙂

We had yet another amazing trip to the States! 🙂 Huge Thanks and hugs to Alix and Scott and Deb and Vern, for making our trip extraordinary 🙂

 

 

Family life – «Påske-edition»

Imorgen drar jeg til Loen for å delta på Senterpartiets flotteste (riktignok også dyreste) landsmøte til nå. På Hotell Alexandria skal vi tilbringe tre dager med å diskutere og vedta spennende og viktig politikk, feste og kanskje også en og annen badstu-seanse 🙂 Jeg kommer til å lage et eget blogginnlegg fra landsmøtet, i mellomtiden tenkte jeg å dele med dere noen bilder fra denne påsken og gården min.

Enjoy 🙂

I bilen på vei hjem tilbake til vakre Vang :)

I bilen på vei hjem tilbake til vakre Vang 🙂

Lillebror som homofil treningsinstruktør på Valdresrussens revy :)

Lillebror som homofil treningsinstruktør på Valdresrussens revy 🙂

Egentlig ganske mye lettkleddhet på denne revyen... Men pga Senterungdommens kalender følte jeg meg hjemme med en gang :)

Egentlig ganske mye lettkleddhet på denne revyen… Men pga Senterungdommens kalender følte jeg meg hjemme med en gang 🙂

Nydelig påskevær i Vang! Er det rart jeg vil hjem?

Nydelig påskevær i Vang! Er det rart jeg vil hjem?

Fjordingen loved my pretty face...

Fjordingen loved my pretty face…

Besudlet av hestene... Fortsatt traumatisert... :)

Besudlet av hestene… Fortsatt traumatisert… 🙂

På tur med Grindaheim Røde Kors sin gamle beltebil :)

På tur med Grindaheim Røde Kors sin gamle beltebil 🙂

Ikke at jeg var en pasient som trengte å reddes, men innrømmer at jeg kanskje kan se ut som det :)

Ikke at jeg var en pasient som trengte å reddes, men innrømmer at jeg kanskje kan se ut som det 🙂

Brettspill er obligatorisk i påsken :)

Brettspill er obligatorisk i påsken 🙂

Olaf du må vakna, amerikanarane kjem!

Hallo igjen!

Siden jeg kom hjem fra det svært vellykkede sykehusoppholdet, har det skjedd svært mye. Så bloggen har fått hvile litt, men nå er jeg tilbake igjen 🙂

Vi har hatt besøk av våre to amerikanske tenåringsslektninger, Kelsey og Kyle fra Minnesota! De har fått oppleve slavetilværelsen på en bondegård, og blitt utnyttet som barnearbeidskraft i beste U-landsstil. Men når dette barnearbeidet innebar kjøring av ATV, felling av tømmer, fisking i båt og stølsturer for å hente kyr, klarte vi å kamuflere arbeidet inn som spennende og eksotiske ferieopplevelser og de gikk fem på. Det hjelper selvsagt at de er to kjempeålreite ungdommer, som vi har hatt det kjempekoselig sammen med. Her er noen bilder fra oppholdet deres:

Kelsey and Kyle on top of the mountain at our «støl»

The modern day american lumberjack 🙂

This is how we make our american family do things they do not necesarrily want to 😉

…Good thing he was smiling when he finally got into the boat:)

Somebody had to do the in-house labouring, good thing we had our American housewife making chocolate chip cookies 🙂

…This girl could do more than just baking…

…and in their freetime, capitalizing on American capitalism through a game of Monopoly

Norwegian waters are so cold that we had to boil the Americans in the sauna before throwing them out in the water…

…And into the river they´d dive

Both Kelsey and my brother celebrated their birthdays in the end of July. So me and my amazing sister-in-law(practically, not technically) had to bake them an American style b-day cake 🙂

For the occasion, we had bought her a birthday present that contained a shoe-brand that is simply utterly impossible to get in America; Converse;)

The picture speaks for itself…how amazing is the nature in Vang?