no gloom! be banished; go. after i left (building, email, thoughts of everything happening elsewhere) my mood improved. andrea's influence played no small part, of course. also shopping success. we'd had this date for over a week and i was much looking forward to my first earnest shopping jaunt in a long time and hers in even longer. the day did not disappoint. DIS is in the second-hand heart of copenhagen. there must be five stores within two steps of the door. one of them, UFF, is my favorite, and scarcely had we walked in, we strutted out, two shirts the prouder each.
next we tried Second Way. a dress began singing to me quietly on the rack. it didn't look like anything i already owned; being part green and part floral, it didn't even automatically look like something i'd like. but it kept on singing and i became entranced. that it fit perfectly didn't hurt either. andrea proclaimed it special and the deal was done.
bagel sandwiches with heather; a stroll through Tiger, the "dollar store,"; lingerie shopping (spending $10 on lingerie sounds so much more justified than spending $10 on underwear.) i returned home with a full bag and promptly fired off four emails to intership possibilities i found thru googling for "summer internships" +washington, d.c. god bless the internet.
on the way to the movie, i warned andrea that if someone so much as mentioned paranoid schizophrenia in the emperor's new clothes, i'd walk out. fortunately i had no reason to worry. the movie was precisely what i needed: fluffy, upbeat, charming. the lead actress, recognizable from and just as good as in high fidelity, it turns out is danish (that explains the accent.)
i've heard lots of people blasting oldies recently. i will survive, ymca ... the other night it was abba. sheesh, i thought, rolling my eyes, can't they make their own kitschy music? why do they need to import ours?
... then of course i remembered: abba is swedish.
well, even the beatles became american after awhile, right? posession *is* nine points of the law.