Posts Categorized: 100 things

First Lines: The Catcher in the Rye

Holden Caulfield. With his goddamn red hunting cap. He kills me. He really does. But I felt sorry as hell for him too. I really did. Not because he’s just a sixteen year old boy. And not because he’s some kinda phony, complaining about other people being phonies or anything. I’m not saying that. But… Read more »

Eerste zinnen: De avonden

Op de lijst van de 40 boeken die ik voor mijn 40e verjaardag gelezen wil hebben konden een aantal klassiekers uit de Nederlandse litaratuur niet ontbreken. Opvallend is wel dat ik verhaaltechnisch vooralsnog weinig plezier aan die categorie beleef. Niet dat De avonden een slecht boek is. ‘t Is eerder dat een beschrijving van een… Read more »

100 Things: See a play by Shakespeare

Seeing one of Shakespeare’s plays performed live is on my list of 100 things to do just for the hell of it. Yesterday I saw Orkater’s adaptation of Richard III starring Gijs Scholten van Aschat at the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, so that’s another one down. Apart from my seat — there is no legroom on the… Read more »

100 Things: Beethoven’s Ninth

Number 74 on my list of 100 fun things to do for no particular reason is “See Beethoven’s Ninth in concert.” Check. Done. Last night I went to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (related item on the list — #70: see a concert in the Concertgebouw) where the Orkest van het Oosten performed Beethoven’s choral symphony…. Read more »

100 Things: Climb the Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren

In the center of Amersfoort there is a tower. It’s quite noticeable too: at 98.33 meters, it’s the third highest church tower of the Netherlands. And since I moved to Amersfoort nearly eleven years ago, I kept on not getting around to actually climb it. So I put it on my list of 100 things… Read more »