Archive | January, 2013
24 Jan

I think the author should re-blog this on the University Post where she also writes.

Adventures and Japes

One argument I regularly have to field is

“Sure Denmark isn’t perfect. Nowhere is.”

This comes in variants, depending on how shitty the other person is feeling about what I just said.

“Your country isn’t perfect, either. HA!”

and

“SURE I HOPE YOU CAN FIND A PERFECT COUNTRY. AND THEN MOVE THERE. TO THAT PERFECT COUNTRY.”

Don’t you think I know nowhere is perfect? Oh, honestly! But for as long as we are living in Plato’s cave, I can see the perfect country projected on the wall.  I can see how it would look, what would happen there and how it would make me feel.

My country used to upset me a lot because it fell short of its potential in several areas. Denmark upsets me for the same reason in different areas.

Everyone everyone! It’s okay to talk about how a country isn’t perfect! I appreciate the good bits…

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2 Jan

No, I’m not imagining it. Get over yourself.

Adventures and Japes

Before we start, for the speed readers, from the top, for those who cannot exercise reading comprehension skills in their second language, just in case I have not made that clear in everything I have ever written.

I DO NOT MEAN ALL DANES.

What exciting times for courtesy-lovin’ and friendly people to live in Denmark! There is a perfect storm right now to bring the “flink” back.

First up, Lars AP, half-American/half-Danish, wants the world’s “happiest” people to also be the “nicest”. (I genuinely cannot tell if he believes Danes are actually that happy or he is blowing smoke up their arse so they get with the programme. And at this stage, I do not care). His book “Fucking Flink“, which I must remember to get out again from the library before he comes in the spring, is a small handbook of Random Acts of Kindness

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