Well, it's been some time since my last post, as things in my life have started to pile up. But that doesn't mean that my life has been boring. No, there have been several events worth noting. To add an educational component, I'll title each event in Danish.
1) Mavepine. Yes, I have discovered an amazing secret. If you have a small health issue, and think, 'I'll get that checked, when I have time', and then you don't get around to it, but it's o.k., because the issue has gone...well, it might come back with extra symptoms. Like, in my case, stomach pain (mavepine). I don't recommend this to any of you, it's really no fun. On the other hand, it did give me an excuse to lie in bed for a whole afternoon in the fetal position instead of working on my project. I personally don't think it counts as procrastination if there is genuine pain...does it?
2) Dejlige gaver. I recovered from my sorry state with help from a few kindly folk...or rather, like a modern Blanche DuBois, 'I have always depended on the kindness of bloggers'. I listened to an eclectic, beautiful cd sent to me by Devil Mood, and pondered the accompanying Frida Kahlo card (Frida is always good to have around when one's mind is on the topic of physical suffering). When I was feeling a bit better, I continued writing in questions and ideas in a small notebook sent to me by Maddy, shared the wonderful accompanying chocolate with Thor (hence only the wrappers making it into the photo), and looked longingly at the rest of that amazing package which I will be enjoying later. In addition, I was able to get a glimpse of Detroit, sent by DayByDay4-2Day. They were all, in short, very lovely gifts (dejlige gaver). Tusind tak!
3) Lommetyveri. This last Friday, I decided to accompany Thor home on the train instead of biking. As I was boarding the train, there were suddenly four or five men helping me to put my bike on the train. It was very odd and somewhat disconcerting...Danes do not help people with bikes, you're expected to be able to get your bike on the train yourself. I didn't know what to make of it. Until the next day, when I realize that I had been the unknowing victim of pickpocketing (lommetyveri). So, I've been cancelling cards, and ordering new ones. Of course, the first thing the pickpockets did was go and take a fairly substantial amount of money from my bank account, which is interesting seeing as I had a negative balance in my account at the time. Lesson learned: I should be more discreet when entering my code, and not keep my cards in such an accessible place. The chocolate being gone, I drowned my sorrows in tea and buns with lemon curd.
4) En blog tilbage fra de døde. Yes, that's right, a blog, back from the dead. A good event to counterbalance some of the negative stuff was the news that my friend James has restarted his blog, which had been on hold for a few months now. James is the person who inspired me to start this blog, and is sort of my blogging mentor. Unlike me, he does cool things like keeping up-to-date on current events, and writing about his opinions on the real world. I highly recommend that everyone visit. Now. Or after you've read the rest of this post anyway. And maybe commented. He's also taken part in today's Blogging against Disablism, which I highly recommend looking into. Go visit the Goldfish to see what others have done.
5) Min projekt. I'm assuming no translation is needed for that one. Is this item good news or bad news? Pretty good, I think, but I'll know more in a week or so. Now, I'm off to continue pulling conceptual threads together; the genre set of blogging, speech act theory in blogging, broad and narrow folksonomies and their implications for uncovering alternative viewpoints. Vi ses om lidt! (See you soon!)