What Really Bugs Me

I spent another night hunting. And I’ve been hunting almost every night since I’ve been here. It all started with a high-pitched sound near my ear, in the middle of the night. I turned on the light, and there, on the stark white wall above me was a bloated mosquito. I didn’t think twice. I […]

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Sticking to Budget

I’ve been going shopping every day since we got here. On the very first day I got most of the essentials: towels, coffee and sheets. But I didn’t want to get pillows and comforters at IKEA (Jysk has a better selection), so I got those on the following day. Luckily, we were staying for two […]

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Controlled Chaos

Today I am no longer fearful of Danes. Not like yesterday. I got a call from the internet repair guy this morning, who spoke to me in Danish. I quickly interrupted him and said I didn’t understand. He switched to English without missing a beat (Danes are amazing at their English speaking skills. I haven’t […]

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The Hierarchy of Blond Hair and Blue Eyes

When I write this (without the internet, so I will post it later) it’s been three days since we got here. So really, this is still all very new and also very unnerving. But things get easier every day. I know how to take the bus now and I learned how to pronounce the name […]

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Mochi & Cosmo Have Arrived!

I’m writing this post in a Word document, because we still don’t have internet at the house. I got a modem that I tried plugging in, but although it turns on, there is no signal. The directions are entirely in Danish. I called the help line and the recording was also speaking to me in […]

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Today was our going away party. I’m glad Marissa was in charge! I was paralyzed by fear of the unknown and the fact that I was about to leave the best circle of friends I could ever wish for. I am not kidding when I say that my friends are like my family. They have […]

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Worrying about the weather is such a Seattle thing to do. Scandinavians don’t care. There is a saying in Denmark (or maybe in all of Scandinavia) that there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. But we’re still in Seattle and now I’m freaking out over the predicted weather for tomorrow evening. […]

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