Monday, August 31, 2009

Memory Monday:

Recently there was an interview on Danish television with Sannie Carlson.

In 1994 she was the first artist ever to be number 1 in the UK singles chart with a debut single. That achievement gave her a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

Most of you probably know her better under the name Whigfield.

And all though she made a lot of music back in the 90s I have to say I only remember two of her songs:

Whigfield – Saturday Night (1994)

Whigfield – Think of You (1995)

Now there’s been a lot of remixes of her songs lately, and in the interview I mentioned earlier she said that she was working on some songs that she will perform herself. She’s been living in Italy for quite a lot of years where she’s writing and composing music for others.

Sannie Carlson anno 2009:

But I need to honest. I’m not equally as thrilled about her (possible) upcoming album as I was to hear that The Cranberries are reuniting :-)

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sapphic Sunday:

If you find yourself not knowing what to do on a cold and rainy Sunday (or any other day of the week…) then watching movies or television series and/or web series is an excellent choice – unless of course you want to take care of the dishes or do some cleaning or maybe the laundry….

Right… So back to the entertainment :-)

What do you do when you figure out that you don’t want to see another mainstream movie or series because you haven’t had time to catch up on all the stories you wanted to that have lesbian content?
If you realize that you’ve not watched the latest in the development of the Otalia storyline or maybe haven’t watched the entire Pepsi storyline or haven’t even started on the Starla storyline yet, then there’s hope my friend.
The same goes if there are certain movies you might have heard of, but are not sure if you actually want to see them.
Or if you just want to see some fan made tribute videos to the above mentioned stories.
Or vlogs or commercials or...

Well obviously it takes time to search the Internet for all that information. So it’s a really good thing that someone already came up with the idea to gather all these videos at one place:

So if you didn’t already know about this website then you really need to go and check it out.
And enjoy your Sunday :-)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thunderbolts of lightning...

...very very frightning... :-)

So last night there was yet again another thunderstorm.

There have been a lot of those this summer - which really is unusual.

I don't mind thunderstorms. In fact I love them. But when some of the trees next to (or actually in) my hedge shows evidence of being struck by lightning (not last night’s storm though) I tend to get a bit...nervous. Mostly because I live in a wooden house :-)

And last night there was a lot of lightning going on. It was beautiful. But when the thunder is so loud it even makes your house tremble and the lightning appears at the same know it’s close :-)

Still there's something very soothing about sitting in the dark listening to the thunder and the heavy rain and just watch how the lightnings are racing across the sky.

Not my picture.

The only downside to the thunderstorms is that they appear to be the cause of some of my headaches.

On a side note Denmark will get a visit from what's left of hurricane Bill on Thursday, but so far it's not gonna do much other than maybe increase the wind a bit and give us perhaps a bit extra rain... :-)

And earlier this month there was a tornado* that hit a city about 40 kilometers from where I live. It damaged a few houses, cars and trees.

This is not a picture of the actual tornado* forming - but it's a picture of another one forming the same day about 5 kilometers from where I live. Again not my picture.

So the weather has been acting up this summer. But now that summer is almost gone (at least that's what the calender says...) next we have autumn...and winter.
Which means I can't help wondering if I should purchase a pair of skis...just in case :-)

* = We do get tornados on a regular basis but on the Fujita scale they barely hit F0. They usually form over the ocean which means they never really touch ground. This particularly tornado was a F1. It's only happened once before in Denmark. In 1962.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Memory Monday:

Like I told you last Monday I blamed myself for my grandmothers death. Which was silly. But that didn't change the fact that I did.

But why did I?

Now here is where it stops making sense (well...)

My one year younger cousin (the one I mentioned racing prior to my accidental swim in the pond...) was at my house. (She and her younger sister were staying with us for the weekend.) Now we were 11 and 10 so we figured that we could easily ride our bicycles to our grandparent’s house. Cause it wasn't more than 15 kilometers. So what would be the problem in that? Well according to my parents the problem was that we would have to drive along a road with a lot of cars. And I do mean a lot of cars. And trucks. So they told us no.

After making up an incredible fool proof plan (we were just 11 and 10....) we decided to go anyway.
So we told my sister (who is 3 years younger than I and therefore definitely not old enough to join us on our adventure....and we remembered to tell her exactly that...HUGE mistake...) that she was to give our parents a note after we left. (How very responsible of us). But not immediately after we left. She should count to 100 at least 50 times.

So off we went. And we did get as far as almost to the next town which was 7 kilometers away when my dad showed up in the car with the trailer. But since we didn't exactly look like we were exhausted we had to drive home on the bicycles ourselves while he followed us in the car. (Not sure that would work today. A man following two young girls on bicycles...).
But we were very exhausted when we got home. And although we didn't admit it (at least not at first) there were a lot of times on the way out where the cars didn't care about the two of us on bicycles so we had to drive off the road.

So we did learn a lesson.
Well two actually.

- Listen to your parents when they inform you about the dangers of riding a bicycle in the countryside.

- And don't tell your little sister that she can't join you because she's not old enough - she will rat you out! ;-)

But the short story long...

Because we never made it to our grandparents house - and because my grandmother had the stroke not long after our adventure - I blamed myself for years. Had I only made it to their house then maybe she would have lived. Or even better. She would never have had the stroke in the first place. As if my visit days prior to the stroke would have made a difference.

As I grew older I figured out that nothing could have changed the outcome of my grandmother’s stroke. I'm not even sure that it would have made a difference if it had happened today.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sapphic Sunday:

Since I've been really idle lately (okay maybe not idle anywhere else except for this blog) I haven't had time to really think about what I wanted to post for this Sunday.

I haven't been spending a whole lot of time on the websites I usually spent my time before; like YouTube or AfterEllen.

Instead I go through kind of a schedule while I'm online. And besides websites like Twitter (which I usually read just not at the same time as everybody else...or so it seems at times), icanhascheezburger and Cake Wrecks (more about that one later...) I go to a specific website:


Let me give you a few quotes:

"eurOut: Visibility of lesbian and bisexual women in Europe".

"Whether with humour or seriousness, Europe’s only website of its kind, is not afraid to pay attention to injustice and to openly criticize it, but it doesn’t forget the fun of being gay either."

“Europe is very gay!” the eurOut team says, “It’s time for people to realize that.”

So what I'm aiming at is that if you aren't already paying attention to this website...then you need to go and check it out!

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Happy Sunday.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Release Me by Agnes

One of my current obsessions favorite tunes.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One down...two to go...

Just finished one exam, which means I have two more to go. Both for next week.

I wrote the papers a while ago for the final two exams, but I still need to study for my presentation. Which basically means that I'll be busy for the next couple of weeks, but hopefully I'll still have time to post something here...and I know I haven't done a very good job at that lately...

But I'll try :-)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Memory Monday:

I hope you all had a great weekend!

And I'm giving you more – if only a few – song from the 80s.

The first song is special to me in a way that’s difficult to explain, but I’m gonna give it a try…
After my paternal grandmother died (when I was about 11) my dad told me that it was her favorite song. Or at least one of them. I liked it before she died but that piece of information just made me like it even more. I don’t know why but I got the idea that it probably meant that my grandmother was my guardian angel! In my young mind that made totally sense at the time :-) (Well considering I thought that it was my fault she died (which it wasn’t - she died from a stroke – but that’s a totally different story) then maybe it’s not that weird at all….and then again…) Anyway. The song.

Guardian Angel – Masquerade (1984):

Back when lyrics were easy to remember…

Words Don’t Come Easy – F.R. David (1987):

This is one of those songs I remember but I don’t really remember the lyrics after all… At least not all of them.

Don’t You Want Me – Human League (1982):

I still like this one.

Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears (1985):

And they are still going strong :-)

And finally a song where the lyrics makes no sense at all :-)
This one is made by a Swedish band.

Hubba Hubba Zoot Zoot – Caramba (1981):

In case you want to know the actual lyrics to this one… :-)
Hubba hubba zoot-zoot
Ebba obba zat-zat
Pa huvee, pa huvee. paa
Pahab huvee paa
A nam nam?
A nam!

Have a great Monday :-)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sapphic Sunday

This Just Out with Liz Feldman.

Funny. Adorable. And very very gay :-).

A lot of guests have visited Liz Feldman in ‘her’ kitchen. Like:

Emily Deschanel Season 1, episode 5:

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Clementine Ford Season 2, episode 4:

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Bridget McManus Season 2, episode 5 (season finale):

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Tegan and Sara Part 1. Season 3, episode 4:

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Part 2

See I was gonna say that Tegan made the most appearances in TJO (one by herself, and two with Sara), but that only makes 3.

Someone else made 4.

Kate Moennig:
The very first episode, the 6th episode of the first season, the 1st episode of the third season and the grand finale - the final episode of TJO.

But also Clea Duvall, Erin Daniels, Rose Rollins, Uh Huh Her (anybody see a patern here...?), Erin Foley and Rachel Cantu…..and a few others….have visited the kitchen.

For more Liz Feldman you could always watch Shack Talk.

Happy Sunday.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Holy Grail!

Just for fun.

Monty Python:

(These are from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail")

The Annoying Peasant:

French Taunting:

If you have a lot of time on your hands and you don't know what to do about it, you could go visit Monty Python's Completely Useless Web Site...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Did someone say sleep...?

Sometimes you do need more sleep than other times...

...and if all else fails...


Monday, August 3, 2009

Memory Monday:

Memory Monday:

Growing up I watched A LOT of Eddie Murphy movies.

The Golden Child (1986):


One of my favorite scenes from the movie:

The Dancing Can:

The bowl of oatmeal with blood in it and the scary looking guy (that never spoke a word, but wore some kind of a shade hat I think… Fu maybe? ) those were some of the things that were the worst of the movie when I saw it the first time)

Coming to America (1988):


Eddie Murphy playing multiple roles:

(This was actually on the television Friday or Saturday evening. I didn’t see it though.)

Beverly Hills Cop (1984):


I’ve always preferred the second movie. When I was younger it was mainly because Brigitte Nielsen played the ‘bad guys sidekick’ – and she’s Danish… - but today it’s because I like the whole dynamics between the characters.

(I found a “Behind the Scenes” video too…)

And then there’s Shrek (2001):

I’m not sure that Shrek would be as funny if the characters had been any different. I mean the voices of Eddie Murphy as Donkey, Mike Myers as Shrek, Cameron Diaz as Fiona and last but not least (even though it’s not before the second movie) Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots. They are just a funny bunch.

(Btw. Shrek 2 also has the voice of Julie Andrews as Queen. I'd say that it doesn't get any better than that, but now I'm sidetracking myself from what I really intended to write about. I might have to address the issue of Shrek - and other animated movies - in a later blog post...)

As far as Eddie Murphy’s newer movies go…I haven’t really watched any of them (except for the Shrek movies and Dr. Doolittle…) or maybe it’s more true to say that I haven’t attempted to watch any of them. Perhaps I will some day.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sapphic Sunday:

Dara & Karman’s Hitlist

I used to spend a lot of time at AfterEllen but lately I’ve been a bit more preoccupied and as a result of that I don’t have time to watch more than a few vlog’s at the site.

One of them is Dara & Karman’s Hitlist.

I love the chemistry that’s between these two and my sense of humor is a lot like theirs, so I enjoy watching the vlog.

Here’s their take on “Lesbian Hangouts” (eps. 15)
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“Lesbian Sterotypes” (eps. 11)
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You can also watch Things Every Lesbian Should Know or how about Girls With Guns or Characters We Wish Were Real or a lot of other episodes (currrently it's 28 episodes).

Enjoy your Sunday.

Sorry for the lack of content lately...

...but I've been a little preoccupied. Among other things (some way more fun than others… ;-) ) I’ve been studying for exams. And they are not done yet, but at least I get the time to breathe a little before I have to finish them. So hopefully I get time to be a bit more on schedule with my blog posts.