Wednesday, January 05, 2011

updating "about me"


with new people joining this year's flickr group - postcards to blog camp, i found myself typing an introduction of myself over there. since the group isn't a 365, but more of a community founded on last year's 365 and others who love their cameras and/or blog camp, it's not too late to join us (so get on over to flickr and request an invite)!! but anyway, what came out when i introduced myself there seemed like a good update of my bloggy "about me" page, so i thought i'd share it with you here, since there are also lots of new faces around here. you can also find it on the "about me" tab above.

i'm american, but have lived in denmark for a dozen years (and counting) after following a very cute danish boy home from the balkans in the late 90s. i still have my US passport (unless sarah palin becomes president - then i'll be giving it up and applying not only for a danish one but asylum on the grounds of cruel jokes played by the universe (but i digress)).  in the past year, we (my danish husband, who is actually called husband, and our daughter, sabin) moved to a falling-down farm property in the uncool part of denmark (jutland), which i promptly tried to convince everyone was "the new black," (no one believed it). the property itself isn't falling down, just the house, which was built in 1895. but we have a lake and room for a pony and the land itself is beautiful, so we're happy to have to spend the next ten years tearing it down and rebuilding it getting it the way we want it.

i struggle all the time with trying to live a simpler, less consumer-oriented life, but then apple comes out with some fabulous new product and i fall once again..sigh. but our move to the farm is part of that seeking simplicity...we'll soon have a big garden and intend to get a few pigs and chickens so we know where our eggs and bacon are coming from. hoping to live a bit of that old BBC series - the good life - but with ultra-modern, attractive and well-designed electronics.

i recently left a job that was crushing my spirit and am excited about a new venture i'm starting with a friend i met first here in the blogosphere and then in real life. so you never know where your bloggy friendships might take you.

i love nikons, iPhones, horses, cats, bunnies, my macbook air, the iPad (you're getting the picture on the appleism, right?), sewing, quilting, stitching, pretty paper, cooking, antiques and traveling. i'm not very religious (unless you count the appleism) and i don't much like capital letters.

11 comments:

rayfamily said...

I saw your updated intro yesterday(it's great, by the way)and thought to myself that I soooo need to update mine...just waiting for the flow to come :)

Elizabeth said...

you have such a way with words and you are so funny. jens keeps asking why are you laughing, my answer: oh julie.

Karen said...

Your description could be me! Except.. I have a Canon. I have a horse, dogs, the cats passed away of old age.. and I am contemplating chickens. Have you ever kept them?

Karen said...

and the cute danish boy. I don't have one of those..lol.. mine is the tall dark italian kind.

I will not rant about Sarah Palin here...but we're taking about defecting to Canada if she is elected. Honestly, I don't think she is even going to run. She's done enough damage to herself for enough people to see...I think.

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

shhhh SP is the one whose name must not be mentioned...

Love this description of you, but liked the other one as well. I only wish I had the word skills (or even half) you do.

Looking forward to watching this new chapter unfold.

NuminosityBeads said...

I am pro-Apple anti-Palin as well. She was my guv for a bit before she quit and directly affected my job which was one of my reasons for taking an early retirement, now I hear she may be following me to Arizona. Enough on that subject though, I can't allow that woman to take up too much of my brain space!

It's cool to see your bio bit, most of it i have gleaned from your blog since I've been following but nice to have it all concise here.
I want to thank you for your images and words this past year and look forward to your offerings this coming year.

Thanks & xoxo Kim

ImplausibleYarn said...

The good life show was pretty inspiring wasn't it? I find myself reaching for seed catalogs and wishing I had any space at all to plant in.

nacherluver said...

Nice to meet you....
again!

Cinner said...

Your new place sounds great, having more room etc. oh yes that to me seems worth everything. here is to simplicity. take care, all the best.

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

I love learning about other people--thanks for sharing yourself with us.

Best
Tracy :)

Char said...

it is always fun to know more about each other. send a cute danish boy for me to follow home. though i'm reading the millennium books now (i'm so far behind the times of what the cool kids are reading) so can the cute boy be danish but reside some place warmer, say greece or tuscany?

i don't like capital letter either.