January 15

I went to the weekly Couchsurfing meeting last night, it was good. I hadn’t been there in a while but yesterday I was in the mood for a drink so decided to drop by and ended up meeting three really lovely girls with whom I chatted most of the evening: Zenja, a gene technologist from Estonia who recently moved to Denmark with her Danish boyfriend; Magdalena, a Polish girl who has been living in Copenhagen for 3 years and is currently doing a PhD; and Jagna, a German girl who’s studying Politics at Roskilde University. All of them really good company. We exchanged contacts and agreed to meet up again soon.

Yesterday it was also Dave Grohl’s birthday. I like Dave, he seems to enjoy what he does and be genuinely grateful for being able to do so. He’s also very funny, as you probably know. When we met in 2011, at the “Back and Forth” documentary launch party in London (we were introduced by Ross, who happens to be good friends with him) we shook hands and exchanged a couple of words. I took a couple of pictures of Ross and him, and then we left him to carry on saying hello to everybody in the room. Afterwards, when we were about to leave, I asked Ross if he wouldn’t mind asking Dave to have a picture taken with me; at first Ross was a bit annoyed (for a change) but eventually he went up to him and asked him to pose with one of his “slaves” (yours truly). Dave kindly agreed. We stood next to each other, smiled for the camera and just when Ross was about to press the shutter, he got on his tippy toes and burst into laughter.

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I mean, come on. He’s already like 2 feet taller than I am… was it really necessary to make that gap even wider? WAS IT, DAVE?

Of course it was. I know.

You’re Diamond Dave, that’s what you do. You’re always up for a laugh. Bastard.

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