Friday, 23 October 2009


So... hey. How are you? Long time no read. I know, I know... that is mainly my fault, but life has been pretty full. As you may or may not know (or care about), I'm in Copenhagen right now. One of the (if not the) most organic, clean, organized, and friendly places on earth. What actually stands out more: one of the most expensive places on earth -.-

I am working here for a few weeks and am, therefore, living in a hotel. It's the 5th hotel this week and I have a feeling that only truck drivers and salesmen are seeing more hotels these days than I do. Anyway... I'm in a foreign country again and actually, I'm enjoying it. If I'm away from home, the first 1-2 days, I feel a bit homesick, but then after I'm settled in, I'm ok. Sure, this hotel room is not the nicest place to live in, but I have internet and I found a bookstore with a great variety of English literature, meaning that essentially I have the two things I need to be content: internet & books.

When I'm in a foreign country, I make it a habit to eat food I would never touch when at home. This way, I'm sure to try something new every day ;) Today... I ate at a french wine bar (?) and it was... interesting? I ate a piece of bread, toasted, with ham, cheese, sweet peppers, and fruit jelly. Yes, I have to admit that the jelly put me off in the beginning (actually, I was trying to find out what the orange glibbery stuff was and it was sweet and fruity so let's just pretend it was fruit jelly) and it turned out that the whole thing was quite edible. Not my favourite kind of food, because normally I eat neither cheese nor ham (and very few bread) but that's what I'm here for. Well actually I'm here to work in a lab, but that's beside the point.

I also found a nice shop with book antiquities and bought a book for my Dad's birthday in 3 weeks. It was printed 66 years ago when he was born. Nice present? I hope so.

The next two days: no work, so I might explore the city (if it doesn't rain, which let's face it, it will. this is Denmark after all). There's also the Copenhagen Gay and Lesbian film festival right now and I might watch a movie or two? Even though I don't like going to the movies alone. Strangely, I have no problem going to dinner alone... or going anywhere alone. But the movies? I like to talk to someone before the movie starts and immediately afterwards I like to talk about a movie.

As a sidenote, my hair starts to curl. That is very poorly chosen by my hair I have to say. Far away from home and from my hairdresser. I look like I want to be Edward Cullen for Halloween...

On that note, goodbye for now.

Lyrics of the day: Kathy's song by Simon and Garfunkel

I hear the drizzle of the rain
Like a memory it falls
Soft and warm continuing
Tapping on my roof and walls.

And from the shelter of my mind
Through the window of my eyes
I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets
To England where my heart lies.

My mind's distracted and diffused
My thoughts are many miles away
They lie with you when you're asleep
And kiss you when you start your day.

And a song I was writing is left undone
I don't know why I spend my time
Writing songs I can't believe
With words that tear and strain to rhyme.

And so you see I have come to doubt
All that I once held as true
I stand alone without beliefs
The only truth I know is you.

And as I watch the drops of rain
Weave their weary paths and die
I know that I am like the rain
There but for the grace of you go I.