Dreaming in Danish & Red Light Rant

I dreamed last night I was back in Denmark. (I lived there for a year when I was 16.) I love having Denmark dreams. They are like cheap vacations. I get to hear the language, try to speak it, buy Danish newspapers, see old friends, and eat all my favorite foods. In the past couple of weeks I have run across a couple Danes at school visits (Dav, Anne, hvordan gaar det?) and that probably triggered the dream. It was kind of a bummer to wake up.

I stayed up too late watching the first part of the original Rocky movie. It is the perfect Philly film. I want it on DVD for Mother’s Day.

In other Philadelphia news, the first camera installed at a notoriously bad intersection caught 525 drivers running red lights in the first 48 hours. You read that right: 525 morons who thought they were more important than anyone else on the road blazed through a red light in ONE intersection in 48 hours. Stupid, dangerous, pig-headed, criminal, selfish morons. Running red lights is an epidemic in this area. Do not do this. It gives you bad karma and will bring evil deeds to the next four generations of your family. Red means stop.

Yesterday I finally got in touch with a historian I’ve been calling for a month. She was very nice, but did not say what I wanted her to say. A crucial piece of historical information that I really, really, really wanted to use in the book I’m finishing up cannot be verified. (Insert temper tantrum here.) I am broken-hearted about this. I have one more person to call, another researcher, but chances are slim and none that she’ll have a miraculous primary source that no one else knows about.

The rest of today will be devoted to rewrites and verifying historical things. Not a bad way to spend a cold Saturday.

This morning’s mood score:
Happy stuff – Danish dream, Rocky movie, red-lighted-running jerks busted, working on history = +4
Sad stuff – having to cut out favorite section of book due to lack of primary sources = -2
Score = +2 It’s going to be a good day.

42 Replies to “Dreaming in Danish & Red Light Rant”

  1. YAY for good math. 🙂
    and YAY for the red-light running morons getting busted! Justice!
    Here’s hoping the historical info comes through for you! *fingers crossed*

  2. YAY for good math. 🙂
    and YAY for the red-light running morons getting busted! Justice!
    Here’s hoping the historical info comes through for you! *fingers crossed*

  3. YAY for good math. 🙂
    and YAY for the red-light running morons getting busted! Justice!
    Here’s hoping the historical info comes through for you! *fingers crossed*

  4. Saving time?! Not really.

    My mom & I were driving in our village a few days ago, and this guy in front of us went through the red light. I guess because it only turns red once in awhile since the perpendicular road is usually clear. So that means he can just go through, right? No!! Yeah, well, the green light turned only about 10 seconds after he did, and he hit another light a few yards down. Us, who waited for the light, ended up next to him! So what was the point?!! He didn’t get anywhere faster than he would have! Arrrrrrgh!!

  5. Saving time?! Not really.

    My mom & I were driving in our village a few days ago, and this guy in front of us went through the red light. I guess because it only turns red once in awhile since the perpendicular road is usually clear. So that means he can just go through, right? No!! Yeah, well, the green light turned only about 10 seconds after he did, and he hit another light a few yards down. Us, who waited for the light, ended up next to him! So what was the point?!! He didn’t get anywhere faster than he would have! Arrrrrrgh!!

  6. Saving time?! Not really.

    My mom & I were driving in our village a few days ago, and this guy in front of us went through the red light. I guess because it only turns red once in awhile since the perpendicular road is usually clear. So that means he can just go through, right? No!! Yeah, well, the green light turned only about 10 seconds after he did, and he hit another light a few yards down. Us, who waited for the light, ended up next to him! So what was the point?!! He didn’t get anywhere faster than he would have! Arrrrrrgh!!

  7. The 70’s rule

    I agree with you about Rocky. I too was up last night watching The Sting and Rocky.( I love movies from the 1970’s)
    I’ve seen that movie so many times and never get tired of it.
    I hope you get it on DVD. I have it and its really great.

  8. The 70’s rule

    I agree with you about Rocky. I too was up last night watching The Sting and Rocky.( I love movies from the 1970’s)
    I’ve seen that movie so many times and never get tired of it.
    I hope you get it on DVD. I have it and its really great.

  9. The 70’s rule

    I agree with you about Rocky. I too was up last night watching The Sting and Rocky.( I love movies from the 1970’s)
    I’ve seen that movie so many times and never get tired of it.
    I hope you get it on DVD. I have it and its really great.

  10. I’m sure you prob. have your own sources for research, but I just thought that I’d recommend a possible future source for you. The Rosenbach Museum and Library. I used to work there, so I know that the librarian and the books there are amazingly informative for a variety of subjects.

  11. I’m sure you prob. have your own sources for research, but I just thought that I’d recommend a possible future source for you. The Rosenbach Museum and Library. I used to work there, so I know that the librarian and the books there are amazingly informative for a variety of subjects.

  12. I’m sure you prob. have your own sources for research, but I just thought that I’d recommend a possible future source for you. The Rosenbach Museum and Library. I used to work there, so I know that the librarian and the books there are amazingly informative for a variety of subjects.

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  16. Rocky

    I agree. Rocky does really capture the Philly atmosphere. I would also go with that for a Philly movie. For an NJ movie I’d go with Clerks, For an NY movie I’d pick “Ready to Wear”. MA – Wonderboys

    For SciFi movies I’d go with: 12 Monkeys (Philly). Buckaroo Banzai (NJ) Spiderman 2 (NY), X-Men 2 (MA)

  17. Rocky

    I agree. Rocky does really capture the Philly atmosphere. I would also go with that for a Philly movie. For an NJ movie I’d go with Clerks, For an NY movie I’d pick “Ready to Wear”. MA – Wonderboys

    For SciFi movies I’d go with: 12 Monkeys (Philly). Buckaroo Banzai (NJ) Spiderman 2 (NY), X-Men 2 (MA)

    1. Re: Rocky

      I don’t know Ready to Wear or Wonderboys, but I am with you about all the others. I have a cultish adoration of Buckaroo Banzai that I have never fully understood.

      I wonder if we could come up with a list of signature movies for each state? Hmm..

      1. Re: Rocky

        Ready to Wear is like the movie “The Player” but it takes place in the Fashion industry. I think it’s funnier personally. Wonderboys is like the Pulp Fiction of Authors. It’s one of Holly’s and my favorite movies of all time.

  18. Rocky

    I agree. Rocky does really capture the Philly atmosphere. I would also go with that for a Philly movie. For an NJ movie I’d go with Clerks, For an NY movie I’d pick “Ready to Wear”. MA – Wonderboys

    For SciFi movies I’d go with: 12 Monkeys (Philly). Buckaroo Banzai (NJ) Spiderman 2 (NY), X-Men 2 (MA)

  19. undskylde at jeg afbryder!

    Dav, Laurie!
    Jed sendte en email til din “oplysning” adresse–fik du den? Jeg kan se paa kalenderen at du kommer til Ann Arbor i Marts maaned. Har du tid til en kaffe?! Faa fat i mig gennem min hjemmeside (som jeg kan se er paa din hjemmeside, tak!) – Hope

  20. undskylde at jeg afbryder!

    Dav, Laurie!
    Jed sendte en email til din “oplysning” adresse–fik du den? Jeg kan se paa kalenderen at du kommer til Ann Arbor i Marts maaned. Har du tid til en kaffe?! Faa fat i mig gennem min hjemmeside (som jeg kan se er paa din hjemmeside, tak!) – Hope

    1. Re: undskylde at jeg afbryder!

      Goddav Hope!

      Ja, jeg fik din email, men jeg har haft travlt med at skrive denne nye bog. Jeg vil meget gerne hygge mig med dig, en kaffe og masse samtale! Jeg skrive sener med timer, osv. Jeg haaber at du kan laese mit dansk.

      Hej!

  21. undskylde at jeg afbryder!

    Dav, Laurie!
    Jed sendte en email til din “oplysning” adresse–fik du den? Jeg kan se paa kalenderen at du kommer til Ann Arbor i Marts maaned. Har du tid til en kaffe?! Faa fat i mig gennem min hjemmeside (som jeg kan se er paa din hjemmeside, tak!) – Hope

  22. Re: undskylde at jeg afbryder!

    Goddav Hope!

    Ja, jeg fik din email, men jeg har haft travlt med at skrive denne nye bog. Jeg vil meget gerne hygge mig med dig, en kaffe og masse samtale! Jeg skrive sener med timer, osv. Jeg haaber at du kan laese mit dansk.

    Hej!

  23. Re: undskylde at jeg afbryder!

    Goddav Hope!

    Ja, jeg fik din email, men jeg har haft travlt med at skrive denne nye bog. Jeg vil meget gerne hygge mig med dig, en kaffe og masse samtale! Jeg skrive sener med timer, osv. Jeg haaber at du kan laese mit dansk.

    Hej!

  24. Re: Rocky

    I don’t know Ready to Wear or Wonderboys, but I am with you about all the others. I have a cultish adoration of Buckaroo Banzai that I have never fully understood.

    I wonder if we could come up with a list of signature movies for each state? Hmm..

  25. Re: Rocky

    I don’t know Ready to Wear or Wonderboys, but I am with you about all the others. I have a cultish adoration of Buckaroo Banzai that I have never fully understood.

    I wonder if we could come up with a list of signature movies for each state? Hmm..

  26. enough already

    I stayed up too late watching the first part of the original Rocky movie. It is the perfect Philly film. I want it on DVD for Mother’s Day.

    alright, I get it! jeez. why do you have to be a good mom? if you were a bad mom I wouldn’t have to get you cool presents! kidding, I love you.

  27. enough already

    I stayed up too late watching the first part of the original Rocky movie. It is the perfect Philly film. I want it on DVD for Mother’s Day.

    alright, I get it! jeez. why do you have to be a good mom? if you were a bad mom I wouldn’t have to get you cool presents! kidding, I love you.

  28. enough already

    I stayed up too late watching the first part of the original Rocky movie. It is the perfect Philly film. I want it on DVD for Mother’s Day.

    alright, I get it! jeez. why do you have to be a good mom? if you were a bad mom I wouldn’t have to get you cool presents! kidding, I love you.

  29. Re: Rocky

    Ready to Wear is like the movie “The Player” but it takes place in the Fashion industry. I think it’s funnier personally. Wonderboys is like the Pulp Fiction of Authors. It’s one of Holly’s and my favorite movies of all time.

  30. Re: Rocky

    Ready to Wear is like the movie “The Player” but it takes place in the Fashion industry. I think it’s funnier personally. Wonderboys is like the Pulp Fiction of Authors. It’s one of Holly’s and my favorite movies of all time.

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