Having spent the last 48 hours in Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen, albeit most of them on a commercial set, I’ve come to the conclusion that as magical as this city is, I would make a pretty poor Dane.
1. I have had Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen stuck in my head for weeks. I imagine this would continue for life.
2. Danes are happy all the time. Smiley and happy and nice and generally delightful. As my colleagues joked, “watch out–piss someone off and he might give you a stern look.”
3. Bikes. Everywhere. Grandparents riding bikes with kids in the back; students riding bikes with satchels jauntily flapping behind the; moms on bakfiets pushing adorable dads holding adorable babies. How the heck you supposed to have an excuse for not exercising when every single person in the entire town is riding around on bikes?
Check out Copenhagen Cycle Chic, a street style/biking blog recommended to me by Miguelina. Except it turns out it’s not the chic people of Copenhagen, it’s all the people of Copenhagen. Who all happen to be chic. Speaking of which…
4. Skinny pants everywhere. On skinny legs and skinny butts. One look at me in my A-line skirts and they’d revoke my visa.
5. Delicious draught beer. How can one be reasonably expected to get work done with the distraction of Carlsberg at every turn?
6. Gorgeous men. How can one be reasonably expected to get work done with the distraction of prominent cheekbones and strong jaws and foppish blonde hair at every turn?
7. The stores all close at 6PM sharp. Hello? What is this “work life balance” BS, Danes? Some of us need to go shoe shopping after work, you know.
8. Then again, with such pretty money, I might have trouble spending it.
Hearts. On the money.
9.You cannot buy drugs here. The legal kinds. The illegal kinds are evidently not a problem if you know the right people, but if you need some Sudafed for a cold or really, much more than a throat lozenge you’re SOL. Try an herbal remedy and call me in the morning.
It’s almost like they care about your health or something, which is totally the government getting INVOLVED IN YOUR BUSINESS which as we know is the downfall of society. The downfall straight into perpetual happiness and frequent exercise and skinny butts. Shameful, really.
10. Same sex marriage is legal nationwide. What do the TV pundits even have to fight over, then? No wonder everyone is out riding bikes and drinking Carlsberg instead of watching 24 hour news networks. Bo-ring.
11. With all this Nutella all over my clothes, the dry cleaning bills alone would kill me.