fredag den 22. juli 2016

Danish Vacation

 Back in Denmark meant actually good croissants for breakfast, strong cheese, and tasty bread haha. And naturally Fridays at Rasmus' with games (Tokaido this time).

It also meant rain, warming baths, and a delayed birthday/graduation present: A fantastic painting by Shanon Taylor, the artist I had gawked over in San Francisco. It is so beautiful!

 Saturday I had people popping into my garden all day. We played croquet, viking game, spoons, and just talked for hours on end. It was a long day, but a really great one.

 Monday I went to Tivoli with Stine and her girl!

 Weather was great and the ducklings were adorable. Rikke joined us for dinner at Waga and the two of us sat outside as the sun set, talking. Catching up in person just feels better.
I saw her on Tuesday too, since we thought Louis had found a figure drawing class we could take. He had misheard (they take place on Thursdays), so we watched Pirates: Band of Misfits instead.

Wednesday I drove myself and Mum to the countryside to visit my family. We got pancakes at my grandmother's and then headed back down to Copenhagen - stopping at our favourite jam sellers first though.

 Thursday meant more socializing with my semi-aunt and -uncle.

I then went to meet up with a few people. They were late, so I walked around the area instead, reconnecting with the city.

They arrived and we had chats and cheese fries.

 We went home early-ish, but it was good to be able to take the train back and not be tired when packing the next morning.

 Because Friday I was off to LA again.

Greenland was less beautiful this time, because it was mostly covered in clouds. Shame. Did get to watch the Peanuts movie, Anastacia, The Best Marigold Hotel, Pan, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - and the last few minutes of Creed. Yup, didn't get much sleep. There were two babies directly in the seats behind me.

søndag den 10. juli 2016

Patriotric Return

4th of July came and since Natasha had threatened to make me wear and actual American flag I put on some themed make-up. 

We fixed up the 3-dollar vintage finds we had bought two days before and then headed for Exposition Park by the LA Coliseum. It was full of people, kids, food stalls and free drink booths - plus an actual fun fair and constant live music. So that was eventful. We mostly just hung out on the grass, relaxing and playing word games. It kind of reminded my of 1. Maj in Denmark!

The sun set, people got food, and got settled on the grass in front of the coliseum. The place is close by USC so it felt a little funny being UCLA there - and when we found where Natasha had sat down, she had managed to find a spot right by a family with Bruin chairs.

I also made my first American McDonalds purchase on this patriotic day, haha.

Fireworks started promptly at 9. They were so huge that we could physically feel the big ones.
It was a good afternoon! But traffic out of the area was hell so we ended up walking around for a bit.

Mira took me around on Tuesday (the doll). We tried to go and get my busted phone fixed, which proved unsuccessful, and then went to Burbank for Porto's and my class.

It was surprisingly inexpensive when you think about its' popularity!

Wednesday before my flight we went to Venice to eat some brunch. It was super hot so I got a sorbet bowl to cool down - the others looked on in envy.

We walked down to the beach. It was windy to the point where Zia kept saying it was almost cold. We went in the water anyway and it felt beyond great. We played a few rounds of Uno and Mira even found a tiny plastic soldier in the sand. So all in all, a great outing.

We walked back to the car and the Mira took me to LAX.

I happened to meet Regitze there! It was very nice to not spend the 3 hours before the flight alone.

We took off and it was bye-bye to the Hollywood Hills and the setting sun until we flew over northern Canada and the icy waters. I watched The Intern, Brooklyn, and Carol and the fell asleep as we went over Greenland. I woke up with Creed and soon we were flying over the flat and green (SO GREEN, I forgot how green things could be) fields of Denmark.