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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Well, I'll be damned

So today I went by my optician to get my glasses a slight tune up. And while I was there, I also had my eyes examined. Last february they send me a reminder that it was time for the annual test, so now that it is late july, I felt the time was right.
But holy sweet mother of all that's bright and shiny… it seems that as I am getting older, my eyes are getting better.


  1. Do I loke pritty to you now? Do you think you can fall in love with me now?
  2. well??

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

On a hot summer night…

As you might have guessed, I am so gonna blame the heat for the recent lack of updates. While I'm coping with it better than I hoped I would, it is still slowly getting to me. But hey, I will survive, I guess.

Last sunday I finished a book I was reading, so by law—or rather, by a rule I made up—I am required to provide you with the first line of said book. 'Lo and behold:

Carlos Ruiz Zafón — The Shadow of the Wind
I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time.

Although the whole conclusion of the story is revealed by a deus ex machina, and I'm still not quite sure why the inspector was after the assistant-booksalesman, I simply loved the book. As did Stephen King. Which proves nothing, but still…
After that, I started in Maarten 't Hart's Een vlucht regenwulpen. But when I left for home, I conveniently forgot to put it in my bag, so I had nothing to read on the train. Once I got home, I picked up the last book I had on the waiting-to-be-read-pile, which is a collection of short stories, also by 't Hart.
If anyone knows a book I should read, I'm open for recommendations.

Speaking of which, while I do have a time frame in mind, I still have no actual, concrete plans for my holiday. So if anyone has suggestions of where I should go during the first two weeks of September, I'm all ears.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

First I was afraid, I was petrified…

I survived the barbeque.
I survived the haircut.
I survived the trip to Zeeland.
I survived the camping.
I survived the festival that really, really, really needs to scale down the amount of visitors or scale up the festival-grounds next year.
I survived the sixty minutes plus you had to wait to get something to eat.
I survived the half hour wait for beer.
I survived Novastar.
I survived sleeping on a self-inflating, one-and-a-half inch thick mattress.
I survived the wind.
I survived the rain.
I survived the sunburn I got despite never really seeing the sun.
I survived my calves being sandblasted.
I survived the trip back home.

I survived the weekend.


  1. When is your new log?

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Public Service Announcement

To sum up my plans for this week, lets make another list:

  • Tomorrow evening, I'm having my last volleyball-related event of the season. We're going to have a barbeque, and there's some beachvolleyball, apparently.
  • Friday, I have a day off. And I'm getting a haircut. Also, I've got an appointment with my dentist. Then I'll be packing my bags and be off for the weekend.
  • From saturday until monday, I'll be camping in Zeeland. One of the reasons I'm doing that is that I'm also seeing some bands in concert at sea. Another reason is that I think it's time to get that last one down on The List of Provinces of The Netherlands That I Have Visited.

In other news, I was at my old school today, for the presentation / evaluation of one of the interns at work. He graduated. w00t. Spoke to some people I hadn't seen in a while, including one who said that I should kick one former classmate of mine for still not being graduated. Well, actually, she didn't say kick, and I wasn't allowed to invent some colorful language she might have used, but anyway: you know who you are and what the fuck you should do. SO DO IT, CRAPDAMMIT²!

And so, fair reader, I bid thee sweet adieu.


  1. jij en de camping .... dat wordt 3 weken mopperen? ;-)

Monday, July 03, 2006


Just when my knee starts acting normal again, my right ear is shut, and that is annoying the hell out of me. So here's some stuff while I'll be off finding a better mood somewhere.