Monday, December 24, 2012

To All Of You, From All Of Me

Happy holidays every one!

I decided to skip the pine tree this year and dress up my house plant instead. Blasphemous? I thought so too, to begin with, but then I reminded myself that Jesus was born in Mediterranea, and that a decorated palm tree along with some couscous and the scent of myrrh would be his idea of a good holiday.

And on that note, I'd like to wish you all a very merry Christmas, a splendid Hanukkah, a great Las Posados or whatever you may be celebrating this time of year. I have some great posts lined up for you in the new year (not really, but I noticed this is what the cool blogger girls say in their Holiday greetings), so stay warm (or cool, depending on your December climate) and talk soon!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Perhaps, one day, something really extravagant will happen to this blog

Is there anything more depressing than bloggers who write about how they've lost interest in blogging? Well, besides global warming and fat dogs in strollers I mean?

Wait what, there's plenty more depressing things?

Alright, let me put it this way then. I think it's time this blog gets a dramatic makeover - thematically, I mean. Because I realize that I've lost all interest in sharing my trivial day-to-day activities as well as the more extra-ordinary things. Like my trip to Stockholm with two of my besties, for example. Which I am posting pictures from now anyway, because when I looked at my camera, I realized I had two options: Posting a picture of a hung over Johan eating pizza - or the stuff below.

Or reblogging someone else's content again.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Art Club 2000

Art Club 2000, Untitled (Conrans I), 1992–93. Chromogenic color print, 8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.4 cm). Courtesy the artist and the Estate of Colin de Land

From The New Museum's Press Release: "NYC 1993" - on view from February 13 2013.

Monday, November 19, 2012

bows and sugar cubes

Seeing this reminded me of a very peculiar Copenhagen myth, namely about gay men cruising at the penthouse coffee shop of a Copenhagen department store.

Supposedly, these unidentified gay men would be sitting at their tables stacking sugar cubes, and if they stacked them this way rather than that (or something along those lines - I can't remember the specifics), it signified that they were game for hooking up. (Or looking at stationery on the 4th floor or whatever. Perhaps it was much more innocent than the story made it out to be).

I really don't know if there's a grain of truth to this story, but if not, I think it's so random it deserves a prize. Imagine all these gay men with nothing better to do than sit all day in a department store coffee shop, stacking sugar cubes.

 Anyway, the picture is re-blogged from Ace Hotel's blog.

my boyfriend went to London

Johan went to London for work last week, and knowing I'm a sucker for anything that comes in nice, foreign packaging or in an unusual or extraordinary size, he went on a shopping spree at Harrod's and bought all this for yours truly.

I love that Johan knows I'd prefer plain flour and Tabasco over airport perfume any day.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

she's 16 and she competes

When I was looking for my Obama rally shots, I came across this picture from an ice-skating rink in Arlington, Virginia. Thought I'd repost it along with my original caption, which was something a lady at the rink whispered to me, when she saw me zooming in on her.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

hurray hurray! (and phew!)

If it weren't for the fact that I have to get dressed and go to work, I'd add some confetti to this picture and turn it into a celebratory gif;O)

here's hoping

Four years and three days ago, on the night before the election, Marie and I spent an evening rallying for Obama in Virginia. I'll happily risk sounding like a genuine cheese ball when I say that magic was in the air that night. Because it was. It was sizzling. So much hope and anticipation all around.

Just thinking about it, I want to go back and be there all over again. Stand there and wait, eyes fixed on the podium, and feel the goose bumps on my skin when he finally arrived and convinced us all over again that he was the right guy for the job.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

will you take a photo of me in front of this huge orange vessel?

I don't think I've ever considered myself a boat person. Or at least not a vessel-spotter kind of person, in the light of which it's somewhat interesting that I found myself, indeed, vessel-spotting on Saturday afternoon, and even asked Johan to take a picture of me in front of said vessel (FYI, I very rarely ask to be photographed. I only ask when I truly feel a memento is due).

Anyway, as you can see, I wasn't alone. A lot of folks had shown up to watch and board what is currently the talk of Copenhagen town: Pacific Orca, which, to use a jargon I'm not entirely comfortable with, is a so-called heavy-lift jack-up vessel built for carrying and installing wind turbines.

I don't know if it's because I know she'll have a hand in delivering green energy to the world or if it's simply her size and the gorgeous view of all that deep orange against a bright blue sky; but I honestly found myself deeply affected by the entire scenery. All those people out there, admiring this humongous wonder of the world, and knowing that soon she'll be out on stormy oceans installing wind turbines, while the rest of us will be at home watching tv.

I mean, that's something, right? Which is why I've now introduced the label "WOW" to this blog. To deal with big orange turbine-installing vessels like this.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

you don't have to show your tits

A message for all of you who are considering dressing up sexy for Halloween. Those of you who aren't ,can watch too, of course :O)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

brand new sneaks - you dig?

I bought these online some two weeks ago when I was high on pain killers and strapped to the couch with a nasty root canal infection. In all honesty I had kind of forgot about them, so it felt like a genuine surprise to find them waiting for me in the mailbox when I got home from work.

(Now I just have to wait 6 months or so before I can start wearing them. I always do that. Buy shoes out of season, I mean. It's just that it's so much cheaper that way.)

Wanna be twinsies? Yes? You can find them here:O)

young David

I've been painting this past week, and for the first time in ages, I've thoroughly enjoyed it. Which is interesting considering that I've engaged myself in figurative painting, which I don't think I've done since I was in my mid teens.

It's David Hockney - or rather, based on a photo of David Hockney - and it's been so nice to just more or less copy it as best I could, and not overthink it any direction whatsoever. (Except for his face. Painting that hasn't been so pleasurable, and I'm kind of tempted to leave it a blank slate.)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

here kitty

I wish I could remember which tumblr or blog I stole this from, because it certainly deserves credit. The cake too. I bet you can taste the dedication in that frosting,

Monday, October 8, 2012

heavy on the cheese

There was a show on tv the other night, about aging and staying young, and a woman mentioned something about how she'd heard of a rapport that concluded you could avoid certain wrinkles and skin imperfections by not eating cheese.

As if we're gonna believe that.
Slap it on I say.
(Although the whole apple pie with cheese thing? That I don't get).