May 30, 2011


Easy A Movie

Just watched Easy A tonight and surprised by it! Emma Stone was quirky, Penn Badgley was hot, and Amanda Bynes was hilarious...but why the hell is Emma Stone's name Olive? How very Little Miss Sunshine of them. Anyways, what I really liked was all the references to 80s movies like Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Say Anything. This is the quote I'm referring to:
"Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80's movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason. But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life."

love you Lloyd Dobler

you too Jake Ryan

In conclusion, I want my life to be like a 80s movie. Thankfully fashion these days has helped with that :)

May 28, 2011


Just watched these videos last night and they are hilarious. Love the banana. And the semi-naked guy that walks by.

I decided I like tumblr better than blogger, so I might switch. My sister has been thinking about getting a blog where she can post her thoughts and questions, so as a sampler-here is one of her recent questions:

"Before there were cell phones, what did people do when they got in car accidents? How did they call the police? How did they get help?"

Its a mystery Annie. If anyone has any thoughts on the matter feel free to share them

May 25, 2011

Back in the U S of A

I'm kind of at a loss for what to write about on here. I'll have to come up with some substitute for all the European adventures. Oh yeah, I guess that means I have to find a different blog name. Any ideas? Hmm maybe I'll go rogue and just not have one. Anyways, I was on a cleaning spree today and redid my shelves and dressers in my room. It was about damn time.

I keep trying to say "ja, tak" and "nej, tak" in everyday conversations. Haha I can't tell if people think I'm crazy or just dumb. Also, the fact that everyone speaks english still catches me off guard. Tomorrow I'm going to my uncles to check out the old bikes he has over there. Hopefully I can find a good one! Well, I'm super tired and still semi-jet lagged, so I'm crashing early tonight. Vi ses :)

May 18, 2011

At the end

Today was my last day in Denmark. Last. Day. I still can't believe how fast this semester went. I went to the end of semester party last night, and my friend and I decided to try to stay up all night, but gave in around 3 am. Fail. So I was on the struggle bus (strugelbussen in danish) for most of the day. But I still managed to get packed, go into Copenhagen one last time, and have one last dinner with my whole host family.

Today was just so unbelievably bitter sweet and nostalgic. All the "lasts" that I had, the goodbyes to people I may never see again...ugh! I actually started crying when I had to say bye to my host mom. But I know that I'll stay in touch with the people that matter, so its not saying bye forever. Its just hard to accept that you will eventually start to lose touch with the people you've met and come to know so well.

About the semester as a whole...frankly, I'm proud of myself. I did it-lived, studied, and attempted normalcy in a completely different country. Studying abroad is nowhere near as easy as you think. One of the student speakers at the DIS ceremony likened it to a fairytale, but I completely disagree. For lack of having a better way to describe this semester, I have an analogy. Its a little cheesy, but bear with me. At the beginning of the semester I found sheet music for La Valse D'Amelie in my host sister's stack of music, sat down, and started to learn it. The song starts out very pretty and slow, then gets progressively faster and more difficult. I struggled with the tricky parts and gave up a couple times. But I kept coming back to it and working at it. Tonight, I sat down and played the song with ease. Thats how this semester felt. It was full of highs and lows, but in the end, it proved to be a beautiful, amazing experience. I know its cliche, but hey, thats what I got.

So, tomorrow I'm leaving Denmark at 3:40-hopefully a little wiser than when I came- and 15 hours later I'll be home. The next day I'm flying to Indiana to go to graduation at DePauw and see all my friends there. Talk about jet lag. I can't wait to see everyone at school and back home! :)

Here's my nostalgia song-

Bye Denmark, I'll miss you. Hello America!

May 11, 2011


In lieu of my studying situation (or lack of), I went to the granny thrift store in Ballerup today. I call it the granny store because it's operated by grannies, chock full of granny clothes, and even smells like grannies. Yeah, I fit right in when I go there..haha anyways, I managed to find this cool striped skirt. I decided to get it and hem it as a "project" that I could work on to break up the studying. Well, that didn't quite work out as planned. Here's the finished product!

I'm down to single digits in days left in Denmark- 8 days. Wow, I still can't get over it. I'm sad to leave, but at the same time, I'm really excited to see everyone back home. I've learned a lot living here-about myself, about the Danes, about Americans. I wouldn't say this semester has changed my life, but it definitely changed my perspective on things. I won't do any rambling about it, but if you want to know how, just ask me :)

May 8, 2011

Dear Mom,

Happy Mother's Day Mom!! I know you didn't get a handmade card from me this year, but I hope this post suffices! Thank you for being such a great mom.You're always helping me with things and taking time to listen to me rant. I don't know what I'd do without you. I love you!


May 3, 2011

Postcards from...

So, as I mentioned before, my new thing has been collecting postcards. It started in Berlin when I found this awesome old postcard amongst a bunch of new ones at a random shop. After that I decided that would be the perfect thing to collect while traveling! I didn't get a postcard from every place I went to, but I tried. Here's a snapshot of what I have so far:

The first one-Berlin. 

 Venice-the Rialto Bridge. 

 Switzerland-I'm a liar. I haven't been here. but it looks cool!


Venice again-Piazza San Marco (the low flying pigeons are still there)

blank postcard, except it says "Berlin" on the back

 One of my favorites-Budapest

This one isn't old. I bought it in the Anne Frank house gift shop. 

These aren't old either...they're from the Van Gogh Museum

Eventually they'll be old...

The Trevi Fountain in Rome


Anyways I thought I'd share it with you! My next goal is to find old Copenhagen postcards. So far I haven't seen any, but there are a few flea markets that might have some. Wish me luck!