July 31, 2013

Posted by Rie On 7:54 PM
I almost forgot about my blog until my mom mentioned that it's been ages since my last post. And it's been ages since my last written post - I've been taking the easy way out and just posting pictures.

What have I been doing for the last few months? Everything!! My life has been so hectic that I think I almost fell apart due to stress. I used to think that stress was just an excuse to take a step back but now I know better!

I finished my first year at school - passed my work experience and aced my exam. Really put in some extra effort the last couple of months of school and it definitely paid off. I ended up getting a job at my work experience place, so between school, the pub and the new place, I was pretty busy. Trying to keep track of my calender and getting everything done was insane. And also trying to have a somewhat social life and quiet time was nearly impossible. Luckily, the pub job is very social where I either work with many friends or have my friends sitting on the other side of the bar so that helped.

I started my summer vacation at the beginning of July - BAM - got really sick and was forced to be in bed for almost 2 weeks. Horrible way to start my vacation!! But other than that, I've been keeping myself busy but at a more normal pace. Work (yes, I work during my vacation) at the pub and new place. Visiting friends, fishing, day trips here and there, parties, music festivals, cleaning - it's been a wonderful couple of weeks. I start back up at work again on Monday - back to my daily routine - with school on the side so I'll be keeping myself busy. Work at the pub, weddings, events - won't really have time to be bored.

I'll try to be better at keeping my blog updated - I like writing and it keeps me focused. I'm planning a serious lifestyle change and I'll probably write about it tomorrow or Friday. Right now, I'm in the middle of cleaning my little apartment, throwing stuff out - I have so much JUNK! - and just enjoying a quiet day. Maybe I'll drive down to the beach and enjoy the sunset and take some pictures.

June 10, 2013

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Reading, notes, energy drinks and more reading. Getting ready for my exam in 2 weeks.

May 22, 2013

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It's very rare that pictures are taken of me without glasses and where I'm not squinting...

April 1, 2013

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But the sun was shining.

March 19, 2013

Posted by Rie On 10:25 PM

I'll admit that snow outside can be super pretty. But it's been a long and nasty winter here in Denmark and I'm ready for some sunshine and heat.

March 14, 2013

Posted by Rie On 6:08 PM

Food at a friend's place. Yummy!!

February 11, 2013

Posted by Rie On 5:18 PM

My award from last night.
Posted by Rie On 5:13 PM
Wow - what a night!

I work at a pub on the weekends - it's a cozy bar/nightclub and I've been there for over 3 years now. There are two "sister" bars next door - same owners/management but with different concepts. But we work together and party together.

Last night, they held an Award Show for all of us. We're about 150 people who work there and I think around 120 came to the show last night. What a show! All dressed up in our finest with lots of laughs and lots of fun. There were awards for best bartender, best DJ, best photograph, best bouncer etc.

Guess what?!

I won best Garderobe/Entré!!

Holy shit!!

It was a good night and I'm still flying pretty high.

January 28, 2013

Posted by Rie On 10:55 AM

It's been a rough week so it was wonderful news to hear that my friend G had her baby boys - twins! They are all happy and healthy and definitely beautiful.
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Charlie said her goodbyes here the other day. It was hard to read the email my mom sent Friday morning and I'll admit that I had a good cry. It's always hard to say goodbye but it was her time.

January 13, 2013

Posted by Rie On 8:03 PM

I like the reflection of the trees in the footprint.
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Just another photo from my walk in the woods last week.
Posted by Rie On 8:01 PM

Looks good but I over-cooked the chicken and pasta. Oops.
Posted by Rie On 2:51 PM

We had a Christmas staff party early in December where the theme was awards night - VIP. So out came the little black dress.
Posted by Rie On 2:49 PM

I spent most of Christmas 2012 working but there was one night where I had the time to hang out with my friends.

We were only 8 for dinner (the rest came afterwards) but we ended up making enough food for 20. Crazy miscalculation.

But it was lots of fun!!
Posted by Rie On 2:46 PM

We just started our elective - workshop, nature and technique. So we built bird houses. It was freaking cold and I'll admit it, I wasn't in the mood when we first got there.

But once we got started, it wasn't too bad. Sawing and hammering are not my true talents but it was fun to try.

And now I have a bird house on my floor in my living room...


Posted by Rie On 2:39 PM

From work on New Year's Eve.

January 11, 2013

Posted by Rie On 1:40 PM

Yes, she's dressed up as a cow....
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Not bad considering it is taken from my phone.
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Can you guess what this is? Lots of it out in the woods. Hint: it's around zero degrees today.
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