2.5 years ago, I wrote about how I am always seeing people on the wrong continent. As in, I think I see people I know, until I realize they are Americans and it's highly improbable that they are grocery shopping at Fakta in Odense. It still happens all the time. In the past 2 weeks … Continue reading Doppelgangers
It’s no secret that I have a (not so) secret love for bad television. This fall on Danish Television, I’ve been looking forward to the show “Alt for Danmark” – a show where Americans with Danish ancestry come to Denmark to compete for the chance to meet long-lost ancestors. Even though the premise/prize of the … Continue reading Bad TV and a delicious stew
Thanksgiving is one of my very favorite holidays. It's not one that I grew up with and it's not one that is nationally celebrated many places. And yea, it also doesn't really have anything to do with fake friendships between pilgrims and native Americans. Still - it is one of few holidays that doesn't revolve around … Continue reading Happy Turkey Day!
This year, as a special thanksgiving gift, I am sharing a tip that has come in handy many a time. We all know that thanksgiving isn't just about giving thanks - it's also about eating as much food as possible. Turkey, gravy, mashed 'taters (or mashers, as I like to call them), green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, … Continue reading A very special Thanksgiving tip
One of my favorite programs on Danish television is "Do you know the type?" (kender du typen?). In this show, two lifestyle experts get to investigate the home of a famous Danish person. (I really should say "famous," because there is a limited amount, and sometimes they include obscure reality stars, local politicians, etc.) Then, based … Continue reading on being a life style expert
I found this little Gem on facebook, where several friends had linked to it, and wanted to share. Ona a different, only slightly related, note: It seems there is alot of hatred against Obama for various reasons, including some pretty funny accusations that he is not an American citizen, he is actually muslim, he is actually … Continue reading Democracy and Obama
As many of you know, and will be eternally amused by, there are many things about the English language and the American culture that I don’t understand and several that I may never understand. There are things like the cartoons you watched as a kid, the fads that were in through your middle school years, … Continue reading on being culturally illiterate