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November 4

As you can see, I’m finding it hard to keep up with the diary these days. It must be the winter. Anyway, quick recap:

Friday: started drinking wine at 3pm in the office, then headed to Mother with Kat for a celebratory dinner; my friend Carlos defended his thesis that day and we decided to treat him to some bubbles and pizza. It was lovely. After dinner, we walked to a bar on Viktoriagade for one more beer before we decided it was time to wrap it up and finally headed home. In the end, I had 3 glasses of red wine, 1 1/2 beers, 1 glass of prosecco, 1 coke, a plate of pasta and a slice of pizza. Not a bad Friday night.

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Saturday: Kat and I went shopping for present for my little niece. The original idea was to get her some tiny shoes and tiny socks but ended up getting 4 sweaters, 1 dress, 4 pairs of shoes, 6 pairs of socks, 2 trousers, a headband and Minnie Mouse ears. Oh, and I got an Apple TV. We might have gotten a bit carried away with ourselves. In the evening, Kat went to a high school reunion somewhere in town and I stayed home, watching TV. She came back home at 2:30am, a bit drunk. It was really funny.

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Sunday: Kat woke up slightly hungover so we went for a glorious breakfast at Bankeråt, then walked a bit around Østerdsparken, shopped more presents for my family and finally ran out of energy and went back home for a nap and an evening in front of the TV, watching the second episode of “Sonic Highways” and “Mission to Lars”, that documentary about a guy with Fragile X Syndrome who goes on a journey with his siblings to meet Lars Ulrich in America. It was a nice film, I just wonder if Lars and the Metallica camp would have been so helpful and friendly if they knew there wasn’t any documentary being made about it. Just a thought.

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It’s now Tuesday and I have just been to a very short interview at Studieskolen, the school in which I plan to take Danish classes; they called me in for a quick chat and to see how familiar I was with basic grammar concepts and sentence structure in English; they say the pace of the lessons in that particular school tends to be faster than the average and the always try to make sure people can keep up with it. They say they will do their best to offer me a place in the school and if everything goes well, I should be starting next week. We’ll see about that…

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October 22

We watched the first episode of “Sonic Highways” last night, it was fantastic! Not only the idea behind the TV series is fascinating but it’s also nicely delivered; well directed, entertaining and interesting, not only for a Foo Fighters fan but for anyone who’s passionate about music. By the way, how cool is “Something from Nothing? That guitar solo and the keyboard parts are fucking great! Anyway, if you haven’t done it yet, go watch the damn thing, you will enjoy it.

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Yesterday I met up with a guy named Torben, a developer recommended by my friend Sofie, who has kindly agreed to help me put together a website that requires some fairly complex motion tracking.  We discuss the main idea behind the website and although he admitted there will be some technical challenges, he seems very keen on figure it out and make it happen. I messaged some of my tech-savvy friends to ask for advice and some of them have already come forward with a few useful suggestions so now we (he) just have to get on it and start doing some tests. Fingers crossed it works out.

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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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