April 17 – means awesome Spring weather, beautiful grass fields and … not in Denmark.
We are still wearing pants, glove and hats at training. The surface is muddy and hard. And well, yeah, I’m jealous of people at home in CONNECTICUT… haha yeah, I’m really saying that I’m jealous of the weather in Connecticut. FML.
Oh well – Kelly Clarkson said if it doesn’t kill me it will make me stronger. Yep. She did.
On Saturday we played a team with a long name that is definitely getting abbreviated here to BSF . We beat them 6-0 to put us back in second place in the league. Ballin. I scored my first and second official goals in league play and it felt good to find the back of the net finally. Even if one was a bouncing, bend down to reach it, header.
In other interesting news, we’ve had some fun with translation and new words for our Danish friends. After our game Saturday, SOMEHOW, it got translated that we had Wednesday and Thursday off to rest for our game Saturday. Later that night we found out that we actually have an important Cup game in Copenhagen against Brondby on Wednesday. So, as you can imagine, I quickly regretted the McDonalds and ciders I had after the game.
So, that was fun.
Back to the name of the team we played – BSF – It stands for Ballerup something something. As Americans, seeing the word “baller” in anything gets us a little bit excited. I explained to our assistant coach why it made us giggle and what a baller is. Being extremely appreciative of anything witty, I was really impressed with his answer:
“I’ve been looking for 20 years for a word to describe myself, and I finally found it”
Haha. Yes. Amazing.
You’re welcome Denmark. You now have a new word. Hopefully you’ll all try to fit it into your life. If you need help, just let me know.
Things I learned in the last two weeks:
1. Danish money isn’t monopoly money, so if you go to the casino and lose, you are losing real money
2. Cats here probably don’t understand english
3. I feel so much safer riding in a car than on a bike
4. McDonalds is always really packed here and I couldn’t remember that being the case at home… then I remembered there are like five on every street so it’s nearly impossible to overcrowd one (there’s only one in Hjorring)
5. Don’t discourage foreigners to speak english by laughing if they make a mistake… even if the coach says “suck balls” during training, you can’t laugh.
6. And last but not least – try your very best to be positive. Things suck sometimes. Things suck a lot of times. You’re totally in control of how you react to those bad things. 100% in control.
Alright – done for today.
Final words? Okay fine.
Take this to the bank: