Sunday, August 17, 2008
I know it's been a while since I last blogged but I've been pretty busy! haha.. Parties and such.. you know.. Nahhh. I went to a party for school on Friday but I went to a friend's house before and then we all drove to the party together. Just so you know: Danish teenagers drink more than any other nation's teenagers. It was insane. Kids smoking and drinking outside.. with teachers.. buying beer and alcohol.. it was crazy! I drank some but not very much.. there was dancing and that was fun! My host mom picked me up at 1 but the party was going until 4 am! And this is normal.... Ok so that was friday.. (this pic is from saturday.. i just couldn't fit it in the saturday section)
Saturday: I woke up and Bjarke called me and invited me to go to this "Harbor Party" in Ringe (my town) with him and Solvej. The funny thing about the harbor party is that I live in the middle of an island.. where there is no harbor.. Haha.. It was at our lake but it was so much fun! So I went over to his house, had some breakfast and killed some bees.. haha.. And then we went to the party walked around listened to a big band and took pictures. Then we went and picked up Kyla in Ulbolle and went to dinner the four of us. And then had ice cream! yuuuummmm.. Annnd then we went home, had some girlie drinks (me and kyla) called Kiss Me Quick! which was very good! Went back to the harbor party where we had some beers and Kyla and I danced with the locals.. hehe.. Kyla came back to my house and slept over.. Ok!
Sunday: Bjarke called us, came over for breakfast and then we went to Odense. We went to this market where you can buy stuff CHEAP. I got a scarf (finally!! I've been wanting one and I really like it!) and a cheap watch that I love :) And then we went to the Blomsterfestival (Flower festival) and listened to some good music, enjoyed the sun, took pictures, and bought some candy.. haha Bjarke's treat. And now I walked a kilometer home from Bjarke's and am writing this.
School's going good! I'm kind of excited to go back tomorrow! I like everyone in my class! They're all so nice! I don't understand anything in class and I can't read my text books. .haha.. but Bjarke reminded me that going to school is so that I can make friends and immerse myself in the culture. Not so much learning in class. So I got some good markers and have been spending a good amount of time drawing in class :) My friends help translate some but I just chill in class. I'm really happy that everyone is so nice and treats me like they already know me! It helps make me feel at home and keeping busy. I like it! OH! Someone blogged asking how to say "hej!" It's pronounced hi. Super easy!
OK: A few things I have discovered since I got here.
1. When the light at the intersection changes from red to green it goes red, yellow, green.
2. If you sneeze in Denmark people don't say ANYTHING. I have a funny story about that.
3. Clothes and pretty much everything is 4x as much as you pay at home so don't complain to me..
4. Danes like beer.
5. The most helpful phrase is "Hvad?" (what? in danish)
That's all for now.. But now I'm going to go take a nap!