Where in the World is Dan O?
I really need to update everyone. Sorry it has taken a while, but it had to take a bad cold to knock me off the feet with enough time to write. *Note- this may be a long one because I am prone to rambling and I have a lot to cover. So yes, I am now sick with probably a common Danish cold. The reason I am still sick is because of the backward ways of this country. (Not really mad at Denmark, it's just the homesickness talking) Health care if free in Denmark, but you need a CPR number in order to visit the doctors. CPR numbers are very similar to our SSN but everyone gets one here. Now there is a catch, I can't see a doctor (or at least that is what I understood from the customs/CPR lady) until my CPR number is activated which is October 20th. They do not really have over the counter drugs accessible to the public and when I can see a pharmacist, they don't understand what Sudafed or Dimetapp is. What they do have over the counter is Multivitamins. SO for the past week I have been Popping Vit-C like crazy and buying Halls made in Arabia. No wonder I am very sick right now. But that is me complaining.... I will move on. Aarhus has been hopping this past two weeks. On September 1st, a Danish Festival kicked off to celebrate women. The whole city was full of action. During the day, older ladies sit in white chairs and watch the crowd. This doesn't sound that weird except for the fact they bolt the chairs to the side of a building at lest 2 to 3 stories up with nothing around them. Very odd. Every night there were Live bands and bit more expensive, cultural food. It was a blast. The music was not all bad but the experience was good. I would have pictures to show but My Camera has seen its last days. It is official my camera has Died and I can not figure out for the life of me what's wrong with it. Hopefully I can get a new one before my adventure to Oktoberfest. I have finished my first week and it will be a challenging year. All classes look impossible in the beginning. I am confident I will do very well. Just need to keep up with that reading. I am not sure if I told you about these pictures I have posted. So the week before school start the freshman and we (exchange students) had orientation week. There is a lot of meet and greet and showing us around campus/Aarhus. The week wraps up with a big Western Party. Pretty sure they mocking America but oh well. Take it in strides. They had a really big freshman class that they divided by majors. Each major made spent Thursday making their costume and proceeded to a round up to display their costumes and chants. Reminds me of Greek week. The big difference, America is hush hush about beer being present. Denmark, the school furnishes a truckload of beer for them. After about an hour of watching them run around drunk, they proceeded to learn to line dance. I was amazed! They are quick learners. *NOTE notice if you can the cactus costumes in the background. So through out the night at a club on campus I met exchange students and Danish students. It was a lot of fun. I traded my Hat for a cactus costumer. Halloween is pretty much made for me! Really fun time. This past weekend has been spent running around Denmark trying to find medicine with no avail. But this morning with a chance of luck, my care packages from home arrived! THANK YOU MOM AND DAD! I LOVE YOU! A package full of medicine and school supplies. I am set for this term now. I hope I am not so sick that the medicine won't work. On a lighter note, we found out (Sam my roommate and I) that we have our Sunday Nights covered here. The bar at our apartments plays American Football, which is live and about 3 in the afternoon back home, here! So we can grab a beer and watch Sun Night Football. I am so excited. Well that's enough rambling for one night. I need to get my rest to kill this cold. I always love your messages, please keep writing. Oh leave your email too so I can respond. Night