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The story about me.

Things

So much is going on at the moment.
So many things fills up my mind.
Things I have little or no control over, but nevertheless things that can influence my life.
Things that visitors to this site probably have absolutely no interest hearing about.

Home of the hat

hat

Home is where you hang your hat

Occasionally I think of that old saying, and use it as an indication to see if the place I live is also the place I feel at home. Is my home the place I would hang my hat?
So far, the answer has been Yes.

I do not own a hat, nor have I any immediate plans of getting one. This is all figuratively speaking.

Though I have often thought about those words, it has not occurred to me before, that if the meaning is “the place you place your hat”, it could as easy mean my head. In that case, “home” may not be a geographical place. Maybe home is my mind.

Now, that is a “place” I do not want to leave.  😉

2013 in retrospect

Another year has passed and so it is time to go back and have a look.
Normally I would write a retrospect in chronological order. This time, however, I will start near the end of 2013 and move backward in time.

I could have lost my job!

The company I work for had planned mass dismissal in late November. The company fired many, but I was not one of them.
Had I known of the imminent layoffs and risk of loss of income, in the beginning of the year, I may have held back on some major expenses. As it turned out, I did not get a chance to worry about it – and I did not need to either.

I did not have much to say in 2013, resulting in some pretty boring reading.

Back in July, I wrote some hints for potential tourists. I wrote that winter was not the best time in Denmark, and until now, I have been right: It has been a dark and rainy November and December. Denmark can be very beautiful at spring, summer and fall, but not so much in the winter.

In June, I wrote about my struggle against pollen allergy. This year I have tried acupuncture instead of traditional medicine. Though I was skeptical, it actually worked! Amazing. It has not cured me (yet), but I have had the best pollen season for as long as I can remember.

When 2013 started, it was winter – and it continued to mid-April. It seems like there will be no winter in Denmark between 2013 and 2014. We have had no snow, just rain and reasonably high temperatures.

I started 2013 with the trip I had dreamt of for so long, but up until two years ago never thought possible. Suddenly I got the chance of taking a trip to Antarctica, and I took it!

It had been necessary to book the trip almost a year earlier. The last part of 2012 and early 2013 was spent purchasing appropriate clothing for the trip. It had to be warm enough, but still so light that I could have it in my luggage.

As it turned out, I got almost the right amount of clothes to keep me warm almost all the time. 🙂

The trip to the Antarctic was fantastic! So marvelous!

It was – by far – the most expensive trip I have ever taken, but it was all worth it. Oh, and yes, I get seasick very easy, and yes, the boat trip between Argentina and Antarctica are one of the roughest places to be on a boat; but it was still worth it.

It is impossible to plan the days in detail when you travel in these parts of the world, so I just had a hope that I would get ashore and that I would see penguins. I got both wishes fulfilled on the very first day of my arrival to Antarctica. Everything after that was just a bonus: Visiting one stunning site after the other – taking only photos, leaving only footprints.

Antarctic Bird
That was my 2013. Now it is time to look forward to a new year.

Needles

It is summer and grass pollen season. But for the first time in many years, I have only few problems with allergies.

This year I dropped the pills and instead tried acupuncture treatment – and it does indeed seem to work much better.

I do not understand why it works, but as long as it works I’m happy.

2012 in retrospect

Since I started this blog, each New Year I look back on the year gone by.

January came and went, without me having anything to write about.

In February we got ourselves some winter – and I got myself a surprise, when the company I worked for, told me and some of my colleagues that we would be transferred to another company within few months. None of us had seen this coming, so it was a bit of a chock.
I did however try to look at it from a positive viewpoint. After all, we weren’t fired, just transferred.
The last thing I wrote in February was that I could really use a hug. That is still the case.

March – not much to write about.

April – not much to say about that either.

May was the month, I – and the other transferred colleagues – started in the new company. Our job would be to work for the company that had ‘sold’ us, so besides the new work address, not much did change at this time.
May was also the month, I realized that I wanted to see all seven continents. Until this time, I had seen Europe, Asia and North America – and was about to go to Africa few months later. At this point I also got an offer of seeing yet two more continents, but that would not be until the year after (which is this year). More about that later – I hope.

June – well, the weather was nice, but other than that, I couldn’t find anything special to write about.

July came, and when it was finished, all I could show on my blog, was some pictures of animals.
A bumblebee, a cat and a pigeon.

In August I enjoyed the summer and I tried to write a blog post with feather and ink.

September was the month I visited South Africa (from late august to start of september) and saw some wild animals, I normally only see on TV or in Zoo.
This was also the month I finally put in writing that I felt something was wrong. I was so detached – so out of sync – that I had (and still have) – a hard time focusing on the world and people around me. This is something I will try to mend in the time to come.

I cannot say much about October. James Bond, the movie series, celebrated its 50th year anniversary. And I did spend a lot of time seeing all the movies, including the ones that wasn’t official part of the franchise.

November. Me kind of lost, as usual, but otherwise nothing to write about.

December was a bit more action filled; at least compared to November. The first snow came on the first of December.
My sister got married on the 12 of December.
And I sent an apology to all the people I have treated badly through the years. I did not address anyone in particular, but I really remember quite a few episodes, I am not proud of. And though it is less than likely all those people read my blog, I hope it will send some good vibrations in their directions.

That ended 2012.

The best wishes for 2013.

My sincere apology

I try to be a good person, but looking back, it has not always been a success.
More times than I like to admit, I have acted like a real jerk, disappointing people around me.
A little too often, I may have hurt peoples feelings, by behaving like a genuine ass.
There have been situations, where I have made someone sad because I lacked the ability to do or say the right thing at the right time.
This is my sincere apology to you who have experienced that side of me!

Who do I cheer for?

I have to confess something:

Often, when I see a movie with vampires or space aliens trying to defeat us humans, I am on the side of the non-humans.

That does not include zombies – they are just too weird.

Should I be worried? 🙂

Feeling detached

My mind seems to be drifting more and more. Often I am not even sure where it is going, when it leaves me.

Few weeks ago, I took on a journey to the southern part of the Globe. (For me a long journey, since I live in the northern part of the World). I hoped my mind would go with me on the trip to the other end of the World. And I think it did.

I still haven’t figured out, if it is a problem with a wandering mind – and if it is: what to do about it.

Round the Globe?

I really like to travel. I like to see new places. I love when I see cities in movies I have visited, myself. But I haven’t travelled that much. For the most part of my life, I haven’t gone far from home. It is just a few years ago I went outside the part of the World I live in (Europe) to see parts of Asia and North America.

I don’t have the time or money to see every country in the World. But I have now decided that I will try to reach every one of the seven continents on this Globe. Up until now I have been in three of them. Hopefully I will have visited three more within a year from now. At that time – if everything goes as planned – I may be planning a trip to the one remaining part of this World, I still haven’t seen.

… At least that is the plan.