onsdag den 29. juli 2009

Don't Forget Me

I'm the rainbow in your jail cell
All the memories of everything you've ever smelled
Not alone, I'll be there
Tell me when you want to go Red Hot Chili Peppers

My exchange year in Canada is done. Over. Finito. In the spirit of this, I've decided to return to my old blog, which I've spiced up quite a bit for the occasion.
Thank you for following my blog through this awsome year, and I hope you'll want to take a peak at all the stuff that will now go down back in the homecountry of Denmark, and in the city of Copenhagen, when I move there for studying in August.
Find me at www.diamondsandahippo.blogspot.com


fredag den 10. juli 2009

Sugar Baby Love

Sugar baby love
Sugar baby love
I didn't mean to make you blue
Sugar baby love
Sugar baby love
I didn't mean to hurt you The Rubettes
At Copenhagen Airport my second piece of luggage never showed up, so I had to wait about 200 years to fill out papers and talk about all the stuff I couldn't remember in my suitcase. When I came out my aunt and BFF Malene was there, with flags and a high level of excitement. It was pretty stella. My aunt said byebye, and then Malene and I went to the main train station, where we were met by my Peter and my sister! She drove us home to the Bronx. At home I was met by my dad, sister, Irish grandfather Ted, his wife Ruth, and my mother (the green woman doing a I'm-Actually-Really-Strong pose on the wooden recliner). Then, from behind a wall, a bunch of girls jumped out and yelled SURPRISE!

Lovely girls drinking a little cider and beer in my backyard, sweet backyard.

Paper Planes

I fly like paper, get high like planes
If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name
If you come around here, I make 'em all day
I get one down in a second if you wait M.I.A.

So I left from Regina to fly East at six in the morning. I almost missed my flight entirely because of Stupid Security Man but fortunately, I made it to Edmonton just in time for my next plane to Toronto (yes, back West again, across Saskatchewan. Makes a lot of sense).

In Toronto I ended up only having a couple of hours because of, ehm, lets call them technical difficulties. There was so many people in the airport that I knew! All these beautiful Japanese girls I'd met in Toronto were busy catching their flights back to Asia, and a lot of German students were going to Hamburg or, like me, to Frankfurt. As I was talking to my Czech friend Bára (we went to Mexico together in January) I suddenly heard this very loud, very distinct German accent shouting out my name behind me. I turned around, and there was André! We were both very tired, sad, but also excited about seeing each other and being, theoretically, halfway home to Europe. We picked up some Tim's and André almost missed his plane.

The plane was over booked and my boarding pas was giving me grief, so the Lovely Woman At The Gate With Awsome Nails upgraded me to Business Class, along with this German beauty featured below. I couldn't really eat any of the fantastic food and I didn't really sleep much, but I got a back massage for almost seven hours and I got to watch Bride Wars (the ending sucked), He's Just Not That Into You (what a crappy movie. I love SATC but the story line and over-all point here was just brutal), and a whole lot of 30 Rock and Extras (the one with Daniel Radcliffe almost made me cry, it's so brilliant).

torsdag den 9. juli 2009


Nothing you can make that can't be made
No one you can save that can't be saved
Nothing you can do,
but you can learn how to be you in time
It's easy
All you need is love The Beatles

The last goodbyes were the hardest ones. We stayed up all night, people went home around three and then Kim and Lindsay came to the airport with Renée and my hosties. Saying goodbye to my friends was nothing compared to saying goodbye to Obama and Gandalf. I'm going to miss that basement.

Breakfast On Pluto

If you can't fly high
No need to feel low
The world is a merri-go-round
Look at the sky, and up there you'll go
Peacefully floating along Don Partridge

My last full day in Canada was ironically the 1st of July - Canada Day. We went to the Yorkton Fair and Jeremy and I got matching henna tatoos. Unfortunately for Jeremy, his tatoo got smudged when he got jumped by some drunk fuck on the way back to his car, as we all headed back to Sherry's car to drive back to the house.

The Kids Don't Stand A Chance

A devastating backstroke
All the way from France
With shiny, shiny cufflinks
A shirtsleeve to enhance Vampire Weekend

On my last day, Renée and I went to Chrystal Lake to walk and talk and (as it turned out) watch Sweeney Todd in her grandparents' basement in their mansion of a cabin. We wore matching Sacred Heart uniforms and lolled around the roads, getting complements from old jogging women couples and men walking their dogs (they probably all thought we were retarded and figured it would be politically appropriate to encourage our behaviour).

Out the Blue

Out the blue you came to me,
And blew away life's misery,
Out the blue life's energy,
Out the blue you came to you John Lennon

Eden, Renée and I went to the park and played around, climbing trees and fighting with twigs. Eden's gone to Saskatoon now, to work on her website www.edenhearts.com and at Staples.

Dance Anthem of the 80s

An addiction to hands and feet
There's a meat market down the street
The boys and girls watch each other eat
When they really just wanna watch each other sleep Regina Spektor

And then there was Grad. I bought a flowery dress and wore my high heels and danced all night. Then there was the grad party. I didn't take any pictures. It wasn't really necessary. A lot to drink, a load of good party music, and the best people to say goodbye to. It was sad, but kind of cool too. Oh, and I got a free orange tee from it (Regional Grad Party 2009)

The Dull Flame of Desire

I love your eyes, my dear
Their splendid sparkling fire
When suddenly you raise them so
To cast a swift embracing glance
Like lightning flashing in the sky Björk

On my last weekend in Canada we decided to go camping. Reneé, Kim, Gage, Sherry, Landon and I borrowed Tyler's tent and set off to Madge Lake (which Reneé knew because she goes to Bible Camp there every summer.. effing cool kid). Kayla, Chelsea, Troy and Dieters came out to visit, swim and eat with us. We met these wicked funny guys from Swan and stuff (which is just out of town, and none of us could figure out why they all had accents). They did BMX tricks off a ramp out by the docks and then our boys challenged each other to skinny dipping.. And then the park raiders came. It was all really funny. On our way back it started raining and thundering madly. Very symbolic, I like to think.