Hamburger Fridays

July 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

I think that I’m going to start having Hamburger Fridays. I love hamburgers, and I love Fridays. This combination is going to be explosive.

I started last week with a Blake’s Lotaburger with my dad.  Today, I continued with the Little Cheese Burger from Five Guys.



Sweet Home

July 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

I found this picture online of the apartment I’ve been assigned for next semester in Denmark.  Consider me excited.

It’s a studio apartment with private kitchen and bath.  It’s 1.5 km from the city center and 4.5 km from the school.  Although it’s not on campus, because the University doesn’t have campus living options, it seems like it mostly houses students.

Reasons I Think Birds are Nice

July 14, 2010 § 3 Comments



They are small, and all they do is fly, splash in water and sing.

They come in lots of different colors.

They collect things with which to build their homes.

They are easy to draw.

Some people (like this) paint them really well, too.

In the Beginning

July 13, 2010 § 1 Comment

I’m notorious for starting blogs and abandoning them. In fact, the internet is heavily polluted with my neglected former blogs, which I updated for about one week before forgetting about them, or becoming disinterested.

So, I started brainstorming and researching (aka, wasting time on the internet reading blogs), and realized that travel blogs are really only acceptable for the over-50 crowd (but so is NPR, staying in on weekends to do puzzles, and cardigans…it’s never stopped me before..), the 50 pounds I’m allowed to travel with aren’t especially conducive to an art blog, and I don’t really like taking pictures, so a photoblog is clearly not a good fit.

And then I realized, what I’ll be doing in Denmark are the same things I’d be doing anywhere–eating, talking, walking, meeting people, making friends, making memories.  What I’m doing in Denmark really isn’t just traveling—it’s living. That’s the point of an exchange, to live somewhere. So I’m starting the blog now. While I’m living in Albuquerque. There you have it: this isn’t a blog about traveling, this is a blog about living.