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Friday the 13th

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Indeed Friday the 13th today.

I stayed up all night and watched my beloved Lakers throw the biggest lead in Finals history away to the Celtics. Bummer.

There’s a short prelude to the second downer of today: A few months ago a couple of my friends decided to apply for the same Masters degree as me, which was of course a welcome decision! The Master is Digital Design and Communications at the IT-U of Copenhagen. I knew I was qualified for it.

Today we all got the letter , saying we got in. All… well except me. Turns out there had been so many applicants that they had to draw lots between all qualified applicants. My 5 friends all got in. I didn’t. Major bummer. This means that I will have this fall to do exactly what I want. Except starting at IT-U of course. Luckily I have a good deal of projects I can tend to, and I’ll have the chance to earn some real money for the first time in 3 years. It will, as every one of my good friends I have talked to today, turn out that many other new doors will open and present possibilities I haven’t dreamt of. I really hope to increase my drumming schedule from the past 3 years, which has been an almost total focus on my education.

But ’til tomorrow, I’ll reserve the right to feel like Friday the 13th was MY Friday the 13th.

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June 14, 2008 at 1:41 am

Moral issue. Kinda

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What in earth do you do when this happens:

A very good friend of mine just had a baby. I haven’t met them yet with the little new person, but they have managed to send loads of pictures to all their friends, and one word fitted the little guy: Freak. His head is grown in to his neck in a way I have never seen before, and I have seen my share of newborn babies. This isn’t normal. I told one of our mutual friends about it – he hadn’t seen him, and he said “C’mon, how bad can it be?!” -….until he as well was sent the photo freakshow. He was stunned, as am I. I really didn’t know what to say, but just yesterday a doctor had noticed “something unusual” and had asked for them to come in and have his brain plates examined. MAN I am glad I wasn’t the only one!! I felt like the little girl i The Emeperors New Clothes in a freak show anatomy version. Now they await some grueling anwers from the pros, and of course I have nothing but endless empathy and the best of hopes for the little guy.
May his head be healed and may he become as unfreaky as modern western medicine can make him.

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May 26, 2008 at 10:45 pm

Passwords

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I have about 15 online profiles with login features. This means 15 passwords. Yes, I tend to use the same few ones a lot, even though it’s stupid, and yesterday my own personal website got hacked, and I lost a bit of stuff – not much, though. So today I went through all my different online login procedures and changed all the passwords. I am sure this will be an absolute nightmare for a couple of weeks or so. But I also think I’ll have to do it on a regular basis – change them every now and then. Tonight I’m heading out to see my friends from Lilyphone perform. Check them out.

– That danish dude

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April 10, 2008 at 6:18 pm

How old can a crush be?!

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Man.

A girl I had a serious crush on in elementary school just signed on to facebook and added me as a friend. I haven’t seen her in…10 years, easily. Maybe more. She was 2 classes above me, but for what seems like SOME YEARS I had a serious and very secret crush on her. Even when she graduated and went on to highschool, I often thought about her. I am positive that she has NO idea, because I have no recollection of ever telling anyone about it. Not one person. Strange when you think about it because I always shared this kind of stuff with a few trusted friends. We always knew who the others were in to. But not this one. Of course she still looks amazing, and even signed on as “single”. Maybe I should just drum up the courage to ask her out. I am basically a wimp when it comes to this kind of stuff. With any and every girl I ever went out with it has been a nightmare and a near incompleteable task to ask. Why does this have to be so freaking hard to do?!

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April 9, 2008 at 12:54 am

Predicament

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What do you do when you realize that one of your best friends is an asshole?

I have seriously given this a lot of thought.

One of my very old (as in, through a long period of time) friends has developed a tendency over the past 5-6 years which, I am sad to notice, is increasing in frequency.

I am also friends with his 3 brothers, and have semi-talked with them about it.

We all agree that he has changed over time, but we can’t seem to talk to him about it.

He turns Hulk’y when anyone mentions this.

There is a clear pattern of him being an asshole anytime money is involved. They just seem to bring out the worst in him.

At this point I am not sure what we’ll do, but we have to do something. Maybe bring in their parents to back us up. They are both very sympathetic people with both feet plantet firmly on the ground.

The real issue here, I guess, is that most of the time he’s this really lovely guy, who in many cases have been my best friend through life. Now, this thing about his total lack of empathy and generally asshole-like behaviour when dealing with money (and actually when dealing with debate-like situations in general also) I just don’t know what to do.

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April 7, 2008 at 3:49 pm

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