Monday, August 31, 2009

Car Sick

I had a rough one the earlier part of today. Shelley and I needed to go to the police station (in Naestved approximately 27km away) to get our immigration type paperwork checked so we can start "working" as volleyball players haha. Since Lars and Helle were both at work Sven, the man who was also in Slovenia and whom I like a lot, he is very funny, happy, and like a grandpa, picked us up to take us. Well everything was good up until I got EXTREMELY car sick. I made it to the police station but once we got there I broke out in the sweats and definitely was about to hurl. I excused myself and sat outside the rest of the time and thought I was feeling better. That is until we got back in the car to go to the harbor. I made Sven pull over on the side of the road so that I can get out and walk the rest of the way. He was such a good man to do so and was taking care of me well! hahaha, aside from that the harbor was beautiful and we had a great time.
Tonight after practice Shelley and I were given our jerseys for tomorrows press meeting and told we needed to have pictures taken right then to send to one of the local papers. The jerseys are soo cool and have advertisement not only on the shirt but on the Spandex as well! Overall it was a good day and I have added some pictures of my journey!

Sov Godt
hugs and kisses

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Ever have the feeling of being put in your place and then reflecting and being 100% thankful for the opportunities that come to you? I definitely experienced one of these today. After having a morning volleyball work out session one of my teammates, named Bix, invited to be mine and Shelley's tour guide for the day. We went to her house, showered up, ate a snack and then went out and explored. We were shown just about everything in Vordingborg from the castle reamains, to the downtown city, the sea, the disco, and everything else in between. After exploring we all returned back to Bix's house where she made us dinner, don't worry I did help but I made sure to only do things I knew I was capable of so that I didn't ruin the the meal! hahha. It was such good grinds (the term my father uses for food) and it was nice to be with teammates. After dinner we went back to the downtown part of the city by the castle remains and waited for a "show" to begin. This "show" was the final show of a week long festival that has been going on. This is where my reflection took place. People were lined up in a blocked off street looking at the remains which were lit up and then in the most beautiful way, fireworks started going off with music. It was sooooo incredible. As well, right behind us was the water which had fireworks coming from it as well! I sat there and couldn't believe this AWESOME experience I was having and how thankful I am for it. It is really late right now and I am ready for bed so I am going to be lazy and not put pictures up until tomorrow (nor will I profread this so it's probably a bunch of jumble) but I will make sure to post pictures in the morning tomorrow!
Miss you all!
Sov Godt
Hugs and Kisses

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Today Shelley arrived and we had to head into the city, a city in which I can't pronounce the name, to have our pictures taken for some legal forms. While in the city we realized that there was a festival going on and walked around for a little while. It was so cute! All the shops had tons of items out in front for people to see, there were vendors every where and also there was a huge stage where bands were playing. Come to find out, the band AQUA (you know the band that sang the Barbie Girl Song) is from Denmark and will be playing there on Saturday. You bet your bottom dollar I am going to try my hardest to make it out there for it! ahhaha. Aside from that today was pretty normal with practice in the evening. Playing is going really well for me and I feel like I am more confident on the court now!
Look forward to sharing more news tomorrow!
Hugs and Kisses

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Taking strides

Today I decided I would be courageous and go for a run into the city on my own and venture my way back (I am not the best with directions as we know and not being able to read the street signs makes it even harder because they don't look familiar). I did one hell of a job, I didn't get lost and even took turns into unknown territory and found my way back! I had a nice run and walked around the city shops a little bit as well.

Also, today it was confirmed that Shelley, another American from the tour, will be joining us tomorrow and that made me super happy knowing that I will have a partner in crime for my time here. We will be moving into the apartment at Jesper's in about 1.5 weeks and that I can't wait for because then I can start exploring Vordingborg and developing my life out here.

My dad's gift to me, eye covers for when you sleep (originally a gift my mom had given to him) came in handy today. Although I always laugh at Morgan when she sleeps with them they did wonders for me when I went to take a nap at 3pm. I am now a fan of those soft, over-sized eyelid pusher-downers...such a blessing! hahah THANKS MOM----THANKS DAD!
We practice again tomorrow and it should be a solid one. I can't wait to get into a routine of playing and working out and all that but it will come when I move into town.

My friend Summer from up at school also helped me learn a new something about this whole blog thing, she showed me how to post pictures! yay! thanks summer! So here are some pics from bike ride Helle and I took the other day to explore a couple of a castles and just the open country.

Hugs and Kisses

God nat Sov Godt (Good night and sleep well)


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Spider Killer

My title says it all, I am the Spider Killer. These people out here are so non-chalant about a freaking 8-legged creature running around on their carpet or in their bathroom that I look like a freak jumping and screaming. So, needless to say, I've taken it upon myself to rid Denmark of the evil...1 spider at a time hahah. Now that We have gotten that out of the way I will continue to update you all (ya'll) on my day here in Haslev and Vordingborg.
I was told that today was the day the club would make their final decision on whether or not we would get another American player....guess what---WE WILL! It looks good and she, will be coming in Thursday hopefully. This is the girl whom I will be living with and becoming good friends with as we share our time here in Denmark.
The weather was a little stormy today as it drizzled towards the evening but it still was not really cold. I was walking around in a sweatshirt and shorts after practice around 11pm and was totally fine, not cold at all. The girls are getting so excited for me to move into Vordingborg and that makes me happy so I will have people to show me the town and have a good time. As well, I am probably going to start learning some Danish through the teachers on the team because I just sit with a big smile on my face and my mind wondering off while they are speaking in Danish around me. Hell if I know what they are saying, for all I know it could be about me and that my fly is down but I would have no idea! hahaha. I was introduced to the little kids of the club (ranging in age from about 8-14) and when they found out I was from USA they stared in's like they had never seen one before. hahaha. In all, it was a good day and I am looking more and more forward to moving to Vordingborg. I miss you all and hope all is well on your end!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Trying this out

Hey all,
So, as I promised I have officially set-up this whole blog idea and am jumping into it full-force. Let's be honest, I am at my computer at least once a day, if not more, so it should be easy to keep you all posted on the regular. I am in Denmark where I signed a contract to play as a professional volleyballer. My team is located in Vordingborg which is about an hour train ride from Copenhagen. It is beautiful in Vordingborg, the beach is approximately a 5 minute bike ride away, the forest is 5 minutes in the other direction, and it is beautiful. The people have been more than welcoming and extremely helpful. It will be nice when I move down to Vordingborg in the next week or two and can explore my new town.
My teammates are really nice girls who range in age from 17-30 and they all speak relatively good English. Yesterday they tried teaching me the numbers 0-10 and I sounded like I had a numb tounge and was tone deaf because I couldn't replicate any of the sounds/words! Oh well, it will come sometime in these next seven months that I am here! Yesterday we had a team bonding type activity where we all met at my assitant coach Jesper's house and then ran about 1.5miles around the town and to the Military base. When we got there we did competition rounds through the obstacle course which was a blast---and physically tough as well! hahaha. Then we walked back to Jesper's house and enjoyed some games and some bomb food! Let me tell you, these people EAT! hahahha. We had chicken, everybody had their own full steak, potatoe salad, fruit salad, broccoli salad, salad, more potatoes, and more. The fruit is delicious and majority of the people here grown their own fruit in their backyards.
I saw a little more of Vordingborg yesterday and am growing more and more excited to finally move there and start living. I think I will fit in nicely and enjoy every last minute of it. I am going to try and post some pictures from my travels in Slovenia and the first couple I have taken here in Denmark to this blog but if I goof and it doesn't happen don't worry, they will be coming shortly!