It’s pretty obvious my posts have slowed down a bit lately. January, for obvious reasons: I was back in LA, enjoying the familiarities of a city I’ve called home forever. But February? No real excuse. I got back to Copenhagen on January 31st, and thus far it’s been very much a life of routine. I’ve been here about 5 months now (not including my massive Christmas break in the States), and Copenhagen has lost its shiny newness.
Which is not to say I’ve even scratched the surface of what this place has to offer, just that my everyday has fallen into a very predictable cadence…
– Wake up around 9am (oh the joys of student life)
– Put on at least 6 layers (oh the not-so-joys of CPH in the wintertime)
– Bike 35 minutes from my apartment to the University of Copenhagen
– Sit through a 2-3 hour lecture about either (a) Empirical Psychology & Cognitive Neuroscience, (b) Audiovisual Communication (fancy name for film theory), or (c) Research Methodologies
– Grab some sort of [horribly overpriced] hot bevvy from the on campus cafe and chat with classmates for a bit
– Bike back to my apartment, usually just as the sun is setting
– Cook dinner (some variation of eggs, roasted veggies, rice, soup, or pasta. All about them cheap eats.)
– Netflix and chill (the literal kind). I tend to alternate between Disney classics (Mulan! Hercules!) and old TV series with lots of seasons to cycle through…
– Maaaaaybe do some reading for class
Repeat, repeat, repeat.
It sure beats the typical 9-5 monotony I was living back home, but it’s nothing groundbreaking. That said, I want to make a more consistent effort to do something new each week. Try a new restaurant, go to a museum, a park, a new-to-me part of Denmark, a new-to-me part of Europe…anything to get myself out of the nice, comfortable little bubble I’ve made for myself here.
New adventures, basically. And more consistent posts commemorating said adventures. But anyway, enough about that. A few random updates:
My gal pals moved into a new apartment in Amager, and they had a pizza party last weekend to celebrate.
So cute, so Scandinavian.
Denmark had THE CUTEST stamps. Also, the MOST EXPENSIVE stamps. Ugh. They upped their postage prices in January, and it now costs about $5 to send a single letter to the States. #penpalproblems
I saw Zootopia last night and it was SO CUTE. It isn’t released back home until March 4th, so it felt ~special~ being able to see it so soon.
We saw it at Palads, in the city center. GORGEOUS theater.
With a really epic candy bar.
AND A PIXAR LOUNGE.
Unlike Mr. Fredrickson, I was a super happy camper.