Monthly Archive: May 2010

May 30 2010

What holiday weekend?

If I were in the United States right now, I'd be celebrating my niece's high school graduation as the valedictorian of her class in the middle of the long Memorial Day Weekend. Instead I'm watching it rain through the balcony doors of The Penthouse-Nordic and battling a big case of "the dreads" about going to …

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May 28 2010

There’s an explanation for this

Dr. Darling: It’s a little weird to come home from work and find you pants-less in the kitchen taking pictures of a gin and tonic. Shazzer: I’m in a hurry because the Titanic-shaped ice cubes are melting really fast. Dr. Darling: That doesn’t explain what happened to your pants. Shazzer: I had to whiz when …

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May 26 2010

Further evidence that my crush on Tina Fey is TOTALLY justified

— Tina Fey upon accepting the 2010 Mark Twain Prize for Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. [People] via

May 22 2010

Saturday mornings are for sleeping in…

…unless you live with Copenhagen's newest Ph.D postal worker, in which case only every other Saturday is for sleeping in. Remarkably, we both fell back into the 5 a.m. rising-but-not-necessarily-shining-routine without too much drama this week. But I can already tell I'm not going to like the every-other-Saturday Post Danmark work schedule. For one thing, …

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May 20 2010

The kindness of colleagues

Several weeks ago, our only two-years-old but no-longer-under-warranty DVR (Digital Video Recorder) stopped working. And when our cable company refused to even take a look at it despite our willingness to pay them to do so, we found ourselves searching for some trustworthy advice as to whether or not it was even worth repairing. (The …

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May 18 2010

Clearly not all Danes hate immigrants

Denmark has some of the most restrictive immigration laws in the European Union, to the point that they often deny their own citizens the right to live in the country with their foreign-born (non-EU) spouses. (It’s one of the reasons why so many Danes live in Malmö.) Because of this, Danish people have a reputation …

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May 16 2010

I dream of a day when this wouldn’t surprise anybody

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