I Got Tagged

Well, I got tagged and I didn’t discover it before today. I haven’t been around the blog much lately, not even checking the stats or for comments. A lot of stuff has been happening but more about that another time. The funny thing is that I’ve been thinking about doing a 100-things-about-me-list for some time but in the end it’s easier just to do eight so here we go:

1: I speak three languages fluently: Danish, English and Italian. I also speak some German and French and I’ve recently started studying Chinese. I love learning new things but especially languages and hope to add more to the list. On the wish list right now are the other big Romance languages, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian, and Turkish because I like the way it sounds.

2: My boyfriend is from Italy and we’ve been together for six years now. He constantly tries to persuade me to marry him but I don’t want to marry. It has nothing to do with him. I just find the whole practice old-fashioned and patriarchal.

3: After I finished high school I spent a year in the US working as an au pair. At the end of the year I went on a cross-country trek from Miami to San Francisco. Best thing I’ve ever done. Just writing about it makes me want to hire a car and get going.

4: I absolutely love watching sports on TV, especially tennis, but I’m not very athletic myself. I go everywhere on my bike but that’s only because it’s the easiest and fastest way to get around in Copenhagen.

5: I hardly ever listen to any music at all. I don’t know why but at some point I just stopped caring for it. I do like it and used to play the flute and the recorder as a teenager but I don’t remember the last time I bought music or just listened to the radio. Maybe I should just go on a road trip. Some of the music I love best is by guys like James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett because that’s what was on the player back then.

6: I have a tattoo of a petroglyph, in Danish helleristning, on my back. It’s a ship with a sun sign above it. Most people think it’s a viking ship but it has nothing to do with the vikings.

7: I hate rodents. Really, really hate them. I’ll scream if I see a mouse. Rats are the worst but squirrels, hamsters and guinea pigs are on my list as well. No kid of mine will ever be allowed a rodent for a pet.

8: I actually dislike writing a lot. That’s a problem when you have to write a thesis in order to get your master’s degree. It’s probably because I’m such a perfectionist.

And just to show you that I’ve been knitting.

monkeys-3

A pair of finished Monkeys. My boyfriend is in Italy so getting a photo was a bit difficult. I’m tall and not very flexible so this was the best that I could do.

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