Saturday, June 06, 2009

definitely not an axe murderer


it's always fun to show your city to someone who's never visited it before. that's one of the reasons why i'm looking so much forward to blog camp. an old friend of mine put me in contact this past week with a friend of hers who was going to be in town. being a brave and daring and outgoing american (something i once, in the distant past, remember being myself), her friend did indeed get in touch with me and we made plans to meet today in copenhagen.

a teeny titch of relevant and slightly convoluted background: since the friend who recommended her friend call me is actually the sister of my ex-husband (who i have been divorced from nigh on eleven years now) and who (the sister) i have remained at least email/forwarded joke/the occasional lunch when i'm in the US friends with, there was a bit of joking around the house this morning about the possibility of random stranger friend of ex-sister-in-law being an axe murderer sent to seek revenge upon me when i was least expecting it. husband advised me when i left to stay on her right, figuring it would be harder for a right-handed axe-murderer to yield her axe. i did pause to wonder whether she might be left-handed...

i am pleased to report that she is not only not an axe murderer, but a lovely, funny, adventurous and interesting girl with a cool job, who furthermore BLOGS. sometimes even drunk. so she both exists (since she's verifiably found in the interweb) and she's one of us!  see, here's proof:


check out that fun sign she's standing next to. sense of humor. rad very cool pilgrim sunglasses (on sale in illum). cute purple coat with matching shopping bag (containing awesome shoes) from illum. seriously, what more could you ask?

we had an awesome day, biking around copenhagen (her hotel had bikes and i brought mine), doing a bit of shopping (light yellow converse all stars do indeed exist, but there were too many people and i didn't want to wait to see if they had them in my size, because we only had a limited amount of time, but i shall go back.) we had lunch at nyhavn, we saw the mermaid (keyword: little), we climbed the round tower. it was lovely and i was reminded, once again, through the eyes of another, that copenhagen is indeed wonderful.

27 comments:

B said...

See? She wanted to see the mermaid too... All is well if she is a blogger!

Janet said...

sounds like an excellent day! don't you have shoes that would be smashing with that purple coat? i know . . . you're holding out for the chucks. i don't blame you.

mermaid? what mermaid? i have a fascination with mermaids lately.

julochka said...

B--we're going there, don't worry!

janet--i only wish that was my purple coat. :-) and the little mermaid of H.C. Andersen (look, me using caps) fame via Disney and a major tourist attraction (despite its diminutive size) in copenhagen.

heidikins said...

So...when I finally get around to getting myself to Denmark, will you hang out with me? ;o)

xox

julochka said...

heidikins--absolutely!

Hit 40 said...

she blogs@! No LINK?

julochka said...

hit 40 - if you click the word "BLOGS" it's a link. :-)

iasa said...

That is a fabulous purple coat. Sounds like it was a good visit.

Do I need to bring you some Chuck's when i come to Copenhagen?

Maggie May said...

it's peaceful to read about your visit.

Mary Ellen said...

This post brings it all back - Copenhagen for two visits in my college days - all too brief. I remember finding a street sign that was the same as my mother's maiden name - wondering if we had some illustrious Danish roots. There was some kind of amusement park (Tivoli?) where my college buddy and I were flirted with rather aggressively. Ah, the days!

marinik said...

sounds like a fun day, and not an ax in sight huh :)
isn't it great meeting new people that you can connect with?

Extranjera said...

I have to admit, I had high hopes for the gruesome angle. Nothing macabre ever happens in the blogosphere.
Well, there's always tomorrow. And blog camp.

julochka said...

ext-now you scaowing me. tho' I know you can't carry on an axe (don't ask...)

Extranjera said...

Mellow as ever, just kind of desperate for some outside excitement.
Finnish sushi doesn't even come with parasites... Boring raw stuff.

Even the VW words are old ones I've already written down.

The Fragrant Muse said...

Julochka and Extranjera: Axes can be packed in your suitcase, just not handluggage. Oh, I'm sorry. Is this something I shouldn't have mentioned?

I read your new friend's blog - she's fun and certainly does exists if she blogs. I did send her a warning to prepare for an onslaught of new visitors ;-)

Stacey Childs said...

You're funny! I love reading your posts by the way!

rxBambi said...

Ok...did I miss something? I don't recall any mention of the big octopus arms coming out of the building? Was I asleep? Drunk? Under a rock? Hmmmm. must reread I guess.

Heading to her blog this minute. I love the purple coat, she must be ok...

And I'm glad she didn't make you dead. My whole cyber world would have imploded.

Vancouver's Enviro Girl said...

While I admit an axe murderer story would have been very interesting to hear (FROM you not ABOUT you,) I agree with Bambi, if you were dead, the entire blogosphere would implode. And I wouldn't get to go to blog camp :)

julochka said...

bambi- only mention of dragon tails is in the labels.

spudballoo said...

I too share a natural suspicion of Real Life People rather than knit-your-own-internet-buddies.

Loving her drunk ramblings, so funny.

And I need her coat, and her glasses. And probably the shoes too. Grr.

Plans are afoot for Famille Spud to visit Scandanavia. We recently moved to the East Coast of England, and have ready access to vomit inducing ferries over your way.

Will you be my guide and make me buy cool shoes?

That building is bizarre, very quirky.

julochka said...

spudballoo, you are most welcome and i will gladly encourage you to buy shoes. :-) just let me know when. :-)

tangobaby said...

How fun... love that sign and the dragon tails are cool. We have a SF version of that but they're legs, on Haight Street.

Char said...

what fun!!! :) she looks totally rad and cool.

paris parfait said...

Looks like a really fun day! Cute sign and dragon tails. In England, there's a trompe l'oeil building, where the upper floors appear to move away from the building, while you're watching. Hope you have fun at your blog camp!

Seaside Girl said...

Yay we are going to see the little mermaid! Sounds like a brilliant day but like Ext have to confess to a twinge of regret that there was no axe murderer angle to it. I do like a bit of drama! Still as she says there is always blog camp... :-)

Joanna Jenkins said...

I don't know what's funnier-- The dragon or the George Bush sign! Very fun post. Thanks for shaing!

rxBambi said...

Ok, I JUST saw the sign in the backgroud:
Street Dept Property. This Is Not A Stree!t.
LMAO