A few posts ago I introduced the phrase Sphere of Awesomeness in regards to knitting and Katamari. Well lookee here, I found another example how two awesomes come together to form something more powerful than you or I could fathom:
I got to go to Copenhagen for a work thing yesterday and I really liked what I could see in the few hours I had in town. The people were friendly (and gorgeous!) and the scenery was pretty cool.
However, before I got there, I sighted some Scots in the Wild. Craig went by bus/ferry to Paris to watch the Scotland-France 2008 European qualifier game (Scotland won, 0-1) but there were plenty of kilt wearing fans going by plane:
That's me trying to be stealthy with my camera phone.
Anyway, since I went to Copenhagen by myself, I was really tempted to hole myself in the hotel room, order room service, and watch Dharma & Greg (in Danish!). But I knew that would be sadder than eating alone in a restaurant so as soon as I checked in, I asked the receptionist to have a taxi for me in half an hour. The taxi driver was really nice and dropped me off at his favorite Japanese restaurant. It may sound stupid to be eating Japanese food in Copenhagen, but since the whole country is fishing industry oriented, the sushi was divine. I chatted a bit with my waiter and he guided me toward what direction to walk about in town to see the most while staying safe, since it was getting kinda late.
The shops were of course all closed but it was fun window shopping. I must have been in a very touristy section because they were all high end shops like Gucci and Prada. I loved checking out the sort of style their shops had and what I noticed as a marked difference was they don't do as much print in their fabrics but more interesting cuts in neutral colors. Me likey.
But the definite highlight of the evening was stumbling across this shop window that had the happiest/scariest bride mannequins EVAR:
Bride on the right: I am so HAPPEE to be a BRIDE AHHHHH!!!!
Bride on the left: OMGMETOOOOOO! YAYYY!!
Anyway, don't let them scare you. I really liked Copenhagen and I hope to go back for a full weekend soon.
A while back my friend Alana told me how she was addicted to some game called Katamari and when I asked her why it was so fun the she said,
"Well, you play this prince… and you have this… thing… called a katamari. And you like… roll it around to pick up… stuff." "Stuff? Like what kind of stuff?" "Like… everything! Paper, cats, umbrellas, cars, whales, trees… stuff! And when you pick up stuff you get bigger so you can pick up bigger stuff!!" "Sounds… fun?" "OMGTotally!!!!!"
And now a year later it has come by fortuitous chance that I've stumbled across a sequel to the game called We <3 Katamari. And yup, it's about picking stuff up and OMGTotally fun.
And although the game's been out for a while, for some reason I keep stumbling (yeah totally by accident) across Katamari related things. More specifically, Katamari related knitted things.
I contemplated for a couple of weeks on how I could commemorate the day. There were thoughts of going out to London or maybe even Stonehenge (it's actually quite closeby). I could perhaps visit the hotel I first lived in and relive my first England meal, McDonald's (I haven't had any since!)
But in the end, Craig woke me up this morning with "Want to go to the farm park?"
The farm is about 10 minutes away and I'd been talking about going there for ages. One time Craig actually surprised me by driving through the car park (I could see ducks and guinea pigs from the car) but we didn't actually go in. But this time, I got the whole shibang, admission tickets and sheep snacks and all! I should have gotten some hen snacks as well because I got chased by the bastard chickens at one point. (video soon to follow)
The rest of the afternoon has been spent watching some rugby (the world cup is soon on) and now Still Game is on the dvd. This is quickly becoming one of my favourite comedy shows, which could be considered surprising as it's mostly about old Scottish dudes. I have to watch with the subtitles on, which just goes to show that I may have been here a year already, but I've still got a ways to go.
Anyway, the journey's been great so far. I'm working on compiling a list (I love lists) describing my year here so far so that's soon coming. In the meantime, cheers everyone!
I did not starve to death, just went a bit MIA due to sheer laziness. In case you have any curiosity as to how I got through those days, I'll let you know that the Indian around the corner makes an excellently spicy chicken madras. Yay for British Indians and their dishes that make your tummy Not Right for days!
This weekend I watched "From London to Brighton". When Craig put it on his LoveFilm list (aka Netflix) he thought it might be about a young group of people partying between the two cities, resulting in memorable situations and hilarious hijinx.
Turned out it was more about pedophiles and prostitution, mixed in with a bit of murder all with the seedy backdrop of the dodgy side of England.
Don't get me wrong, I thought the movie was good. It just wasn't what we were looking for a mellow Saturday night in, you know?
When the movie ended and we let out a sigh of relief, we switched over to normal tv to try and catch something a little more lighthearted. Instead we hear,
The weekend did get less depressing, with Arsenal pulling to the top of the list league on Sunday after handing Portsmouth a right spanking. Ok, fine, so the football season just started and you can't lay any faith on the table now (hello, Everton at the top, Manchester United flailing??) But now that Henry's gone to Barcelona (wahhhh!!!!) I want to bask while I can. 'Mon th'gunners!
By the way, is anyone paying attention to soccer over in the states now that Beckham's over there? Any LA Galaxy fans out there?