Today is my 1062nd day living in Denmark...
...which means I am getting closer and closer to my 3-Year Anniversary of the my BIG MOVING DAY! (someone tell Mads so he can have time to shop!)
I have been looking back at some old blog posts from when I first arrived....posts where I was whining about all the wonderful American comforts that Denmark did NOT have...things that I believed were critical to my existence!
Such as what, you ask?
Hmmm, let's see if I can remember any of them....
- JIF peanut butter
- screens on the windows
- stores open 7 days a week
- the brand of tampons I'd been using for about a decade
- stores open past 530pm
- sunshine after 3pm in January
- TLC (specifically, "What Not to Wear")
- beds that my sheets would fit on
- prices on food that I could imagine being able to afford
- picture frames that my pictures would fit in
- ice (like always available in the freezer....for free!)
- American TV shows on the same schedule as in the US
- Ro-tel tomatoes
- Country music stations on the radio
- Book stores (like B&N) that have books IN ENGLISH and coffee
Oh wait, this blog was not going to be about all the things Denmark does not have.... I just started typing and got carried away! OOOOOPS!
I was reading these blogs on Friday night....just reminiscing.
And then Saturday Mads and I went to the Herning Center to pick up some final things I needed for the Cabaret show, and it was there...at the Herning Center ("Midtjyllands største shopping-centre" /Mid-Jutland's biggest shopping center), AKA "The Herning Mall" that I found something Denmark has that the US is lacking... So I grabbed my iPhone and snapped a picture just to document the moment.
Because there is not a single mall in the big United States of America (at least not that I know of) that has a "Pølsevogn" (literally translates to "sausage wagon").... And I think both my mom and my sister would agree that on this point, DENMARK WINS ONE POINT because there is no "fast food treat" that quite beats a DANISH HOT DOG.