Amusing Musings of a Character Curious About Culture

Some Rants, Raves and Ramblings about All that I See

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Entries from December 2008

Christmas was O.K.!

December 25th, 2008 · 367 Comments

We travel quite a bit and are used to spending our Christmas’ in some pretty out-of-the-way locations. Hence, the name of this blog, right? Since my wife is also not used to celebrating Christmas anyway, it’s kinda hard to get the whole Christmas tradition going and even harder to get some Christmas spirit. This year [...]

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A Danish DMV

December 19th, 2008 · 28 Comments

You know the scene. If you’ve been into any DMV in the last several years, you know that lines are long with people who speak little-to-no English, customer service is standoff-ish at best and that you have to show your ID, prove your citizenship and fill out a million forms before you can accomplish even [...]

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An Earthquake???

December 16th, 2008 · 37 Comments

At around 600am today, the table gave a little jolt and some glasses rattled. An earthquake? Having lived in some pretty earthquake regions in the past, I recognized the jolting movements, but since THERE ARE NO earthquakes in Denmark, of all places, then it must have been a truck that was passing by the house. [...]

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The Search for a Christmas Tree

December 13th, 2008 · 64 Comments

We have this old craptastic Christmas tree that people haven’t geiven me a lot of flak over these past years. It’s one of those fiber-optic plastic trees. It stands about 4 feet tall with plastic pine needles which glow different colors. Inside is a light bulb illuminating the fibers through a rotating color wheel. It’s [...]

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Christmas Lunches

December 9th, 2008 · 41 Comments

Note to self: Don’t drink beer and have a heavy lunch. It just doesn’t work well in the afternoon. This is the Danish Christmas lunch. I am almost counting down the days to when they will be no more until next year. The food and everything is quite nice. The coziness that comes from stepping [...]

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