Thursday, May 19, 2011

1 Point for Denmark

Today is my 1062nd day living in Denmark...
...which means I am getting closer and closer to my 3-Year Anniversary of the my BIG MOVING DAY! (someone tell Mads so he can have time to shop!)

I have been looking back at some old blog posts from when I first arrived....posts where I was whining about all the wonderful American comforts that Denmark did NOT have...things that I believed were critical to my existence! 

Such as what, you ask?
Hmmm, let's see if I can remember any of them....
  • JIF peanut butter
  • NBA
  • HG-TV
  • screens on the windows
  • TARGET
  • stores open 7 days a week
  • the brand of tampons I'd been using for about a decade
  • stores open past 530pm
  • Starbucks
  • sunshine after 3pm in January
  • TLC (specifically, "What Not to Wear")
  • beds that my sheets would fit on
  • prices on food that I could imagine being able to afford
  • picture frames that my pictures would fit in
  • ice (like always available in the freezer....for free!)
  • American TV shows on the same schedule as in the US
  • Ro-tel tomatoes
  • Country music stations on the radio
  • Book stores (like B&N) that have books IN ENGLISH and coffee
Oh wait, this blog was not going to be about all the things Denmark does not have.... I just started typing and got carried away! OOOOOPS!

Anyway....
I was reading these blogs on Friday night....just reminiscing.
And then Saturday Mads and I went to the Herning Center to pick up some final things I needed for the Cabaret show, and it was there...at the Herning Center ("Midtjyllands største shopping-centre" /Mid-Jutland's biggest shopping center), AKA "The Herning Mall" that I found something Denmark has that the US is lacking... So I grabbed my iPhone and snapped a picture just to document the moment.

Because there is not a single mall in the big United States of America (at least not that I know of) that has a "Pølsevogn" (literally translates to "sausage wagon")....  And I think both my mom and my sister would agree that on this point, DENMARK WINS ONE POINT because there is no "fast food treat" that quite beats a DANISH HOT DOG.

3 comments:

Lindsay said...

Congrats on making it 1062 days! You are my role model haha. I am actually enjoying learning that I can actually survive without all of the comforts of North America. Well, most of the time. I could really use a little TLC, English magazines, and a book store (they have a selection of English books in one store in Aarhus, but its just not the same).

dee_rogers said...

Gotta love those Danish hot dogs!!

Anonymous said...

If you knew what was in them you wouldn't...