Friday, August 27, 2004

I think it's funny to know that I have no difficulty speaking for

30,000 people at a major dance-event called Mysteryland 2004.
But I do, however, find it very hard to speak one simple line
to a young lady I have taken fancy in. Half an hour after I had

delivered the message (A letter in which I had put down 6 options of

thing we could do together, a dice, my phonenumber and the question

"Wil you decide for me?) I was still shaking.

Danny Glover speaks up for an end to the violence in Darfur, a Sudan

provence. Good going, you'd say. The American Secret Services think

otherwise and arrests the well-known actor for disorderly conduct
and unlawful assembly. Go figure!

If you happen to like Sc-Fi you should (or probably already have)
check out the list, published by The Guardian. It states Blade Runner

as the best Science Fiction Movie ever made.

O, and for those who'd like to read a report about our recent holiday:
please learn Dutch, or use an online tranlator to read this pot.

Friday, August 13, 2004

Who gives a better salute: Bush or Kerry?

United States Grammar School Interim Report to Parents

George Junior recently said at the signing of a new defense-law:
"(Our enemies) never stop thinking of new ways to harm our country and
our people. And neither do we."

No one from his staff or from the gathered press responded.
My native tongue is not English. Neither is theirs. But is that an
excuse? I don't think so...

The past week Ferdinand stayed at his gran's, giving me the opportunity
to paint a wall, fix the bathroom light and hang up a few mirrors and paintings.
Still tired from last night when our cast performed the Rocky Horror Picture show in Utrecht
where I also suffered an injury. A black eye I can survive...
From tomorrow on I will escape the business as usual by taking my son
on a weeks trip to Paris where we will be actually living in the appartment of a friend of mine.
So "Goodbye to all of this" and "Hello, to Paris". Having said goodbye to quite a few different neighbours
it's time to say "goodnight" as the alarmclock goes at five in the morning..

A bien tot! .

Friday, August 06, 2004

A week with my son. One can do a lot worse!
We spent it with a visit to the gardencentre where we got some new plants for our "garden" of two by two metres. We went to the English expat-shop where we found out they had run out of Jawbreakers but fortunately still had a stock of Polo, the mint with the hole.
We also went to the pool with neighbour Miriam and her two daughters: Eva and Dayna and went to see my friend Sharon and her kids who basically live on the other side of town.
Visits to Ikea and a DIY-store were also part of our Father And Son week; We went to the movies to see Shrek 2 as well as Thunderbirds
(Not on the same day mind you);
We went to the Vondelpark with our friend Daniƫlle where we noticed fashion requires that skirts should be shorter than last year and shirts should be tighter.

Perhaps not as tight as security-measures surrounding "important"
American targets or as tight as the "no press-cordon" around Guantanamo Bay but still. Speaking of the prison camp on Cuban (...) territory:
The three Brits that have been released earlier in a report speak of mistreatment of prisoners by American soldiers. A spokesman for the US military surprisingly enough denies all allegations.