Friday, January 18, 2013

This week

In my daydreams of moving back to America, sub-freezing temperatures didn't really factor in, but, of course, this is the "worst winter we've had in a long time", says everyone all the time. That's what Denmark told me when I got there, too, so I'm starting to sense a pattern here...

Our new home is nestled against the beautiful Wasatch Mountains in Provo, Utah and for all of you who think that Utah is in the midwest, it might help to clarify that the Wasatch Mountains are the Western most part of the Rocky Mountains.* Denmark is probably the topographical opposite of Utah and more of the equivalent of Iowa so we're a bit overwhelmed by the grandness of it all. One day I was on a road trip in DK and someone pointed out the "highest point" in all of Denmark. I honestly, did not know where they were pointing. It looked like a sledding hill.

Anywhoo, enough about the weather, this week we settled in a bit more into our new place, spent an hour and a half at the Social Security Administration and are now eating from silverware and not plastic spoons and forks. Here's to the weekend!

photo from my Instagram feed @houselarsbuilt

*I worked together with a friend from Utah at Anthropologie in Rockville, Maryland for 3 hours a week for a year a few years back. Our manager called her "Midwest" in his Southern drawl. I guess 3 hours a week doesn't buy respect.

8 comments:

brittney said...

I'm from Idaho. I had a friend call me her "midwestern princess" every single day for my entire first year of law school. Basically, I liked the nickname too much to bother explaining geography to her.

miss gates said...

yes! i'm from idaho too, and everyone out here in boston thinks it's in the midwest. i suspect being from a "secret" state makes us hyper-aware of geography....

Camilla Jørvad said...

Brittany, I laughed so hard at this comment about denmarks highest point. you're so right. but we're so ridiculously proud of our sledding hill. LOL :)

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Lindsay said...

How funny that the highest point in Denmark looks like a sledding hill! I'm also from Idaho, but I've never met anyone who thought it was in the midwest. Most people (who aren't from the west) just have no idea where it is.

Kory said...

That looks like a beautiful place to live! I can't imagine dealing with so much snow on a regular basis, but I'm sure you'll grow to love it! :)

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Kelley said...

when I was young, a friend of mine moved to texas. a decade later she came to visit me. i live in the high desert of Oregon. no Oregon is not all trees and rivers and oceans, the pacific coast range runs right around us. she was flabbergasted when I told her I was taking her to the airport, it was on the other side of that mountain, she said we're going around? I said, well, we're going over around. she hadn't seen mountains in a long time...