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May they all win!

First note: sorry I haven’t written anything here for weeks, but my life outside cyberspace’s walls has dragged me away from the keyboard and mouse. But here we go again!

One thing that has kept me away from my computer, is something as silly as the TV! I never watch TV, but then suddenly, on a pretty darn windy boring day I had nothing else to do – I grabbed the remote.. and tuned in on X-Factor! Yes, those kinds of talent shows (very much like American Idol, Canadian Idol..ect) have also reached Denmark. And I’ve never been interested in it, but I must say it was good that I tuned in.. I was stunned! Those artists are incredible! How could any of them deserve not to win?

And I was terrified (and disappointed) when my favourite – a guy called Frederik – was voted out of that show. Maybe he wasn’t the best singer in the world, but I’ve never seen anyone be so true to himself, and so much in love with music! He literally came from the street with his guitar, and sung himself into everyones hearts. If you’ve got the time for it, why not listen to him singing “My love is your love”:

I have an other favourite, Laura, who also have a wonderful voice – I really got goose bumps when she sang “License to kill”.. and funnily enough, that is also on youtube!

What makes me most happy, is to see there are still great talents out there, ready to be discovered. I hope some “big guys” out there in music business watch this show, and take these young artists under their wings.

Finally – just to mention three favourites (three is a lucky number isn’t it?) – is a young girl Heidi, with the voice of an angel.. Even though they are all great, she is the one I hope wins – she picks incredibly difficult notes and transitions, and and she just nails every note! she’s right here singing “Whispering at the top of my Lungs!”

Good luck to all, you are really great!

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I had fun figuring out how Windows Vista’s “Power Director” works, so I’ve put this video together, with clips from the bad weather we had a week ago… added Eva Cassidy’s version of “Wade in the Water”…

Weather anyone? Ok heeeere we go again 😆

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Kathy tagged me on this one several months ago, and now I’m finally in the mood for talking about myself 😆

  1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
  2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself (on your blog, we all want to know them).
  3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
  4. Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

I’ll have to break the rules here, because I don’t know of 7 bloggers, but when I get to know them, I promise to send this one to them 😆

These are seven random facts about me:

1. I grew up far away from everything – yep, I’m a country bumpkin – but it was a wonderful childhood in Denmark. I had the world’s biggest playground just outside the door, and I did spend much of my childhood climbing trees, playing around, building things.. and I felt really old, or “grown up” that day I was allowed to hand an axe and chop firewood.

2. My hair was white and very thin until I was 3 years old, then it changed.. and from the age of 5, it turned darker and darker.. now I have thick, dark brown hair. I hope I have my grandmother’s (father’s mother) type of hair – she’s 69 and still have dark hair.

3. I started to teach myself English, before we had English lessons in school in 3rd grade – I loved listening to music, and I was annoyed that I didn’t understand the lyrics, so I sat there with my mother’s dictionary trying to understand different lyrics. Lyrics I remember translating, is songs like Supertramp’s “the Logical Song”, and also some Michael Jackson lyrics.

4. I’m not good at jumping or running.. my body is just not built for those kinds of activities. But I am very strong, thinking about my gender – I often beat men in hand wrestling, and I rarely ask for help when moving heavy things. I’m good at hiking, and I can keep walking for hours without getting tired… good for me, because I simply love hiking/walking.

5. I only have one phobia – and that is arachnophobia. And that is in spite of that I come from a country, where spiders are harmless. I don’t know what I should to do in countries, inhabited by venomous spiders! Yuk.. I’ll panic..

6. A weird fact: I can scratch my ears with my feet 🙄

7. I have many goals in life, but one of them is to learn at least 10 languages before I leave this world – Right now I’m fluent in: Danish, English, Faroese, I want to improve my Swedish, Norweigan and German, and I want to learn Spanish, French, Icelandic and Italian. If I happen to learn these languages while I’m still young, I’ll just add some more languages to my “languages to learn”-list 😉

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So I was tagged… I’m sorry but I’m not that much into the world of blogging that I know 12 other bloggers… but I’ll tag some of those I know, who havn’t been tagged yet 😉 

The rules of the tag:

– Pick your birth month.
– Bold the 5-10 that best apply to you.
– Copy to your own journal, with all twelve months.
– Tag 12 people from your friends list.

My birthday month is July, let’s take a look at that….

 JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.


JANUARY:

Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

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Somehow I’m glad I’m in Denmark these days. There was a storm in the Faroes yesterday, that was the worst for a very long time. The Faroese people say the worst storm they remember, was back in 1988, but that one yesterday was even worse. Houses were destroyed.. which says everything, because Faroese houses are built to stand hurricanes.. waves had lifted boats out of harbours and tossed them around, huge parts of the country had no electricity (including our house for 14 hours).. and to make it even worse, this was a snow storm. My boyfriend said he couldn’t find his car! That is very, very unusual for the Faroe Islands… they know of “snow”, but not that much. Guess this was a test of what the Faroe Islands would look like, if the warm Gulf Stream changed.

But one thing annoyed me.. the wind speeds wasn’t unusual for a Faroese winter storm. The wind speeds were at 60 m/s or 135 mph, and we’ve seen that before, without lifting an eyebrow. But my boyfriend said, “well, this has something to do with what corner of the world the wind comes from…added all the snow of course”. So if this had been a typical west-wind-storm, it wouldn’t had caused so much damage.

The good thing about all this mess… now we can talk about weather for a looong time 😆 King of all topics!

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