Saturday, October 1, 2011

The extraordinary weather day

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A very cute little pussy cat came to say hi in my window. She also wanted to come in but I didn't let her. She got scared when I approached her and ran off...

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I went to the funeral of Nantko's dad. He died early last week, a few months after his wife, Nantko's mother. I didn't really know his folks but I wanted to show Nantko that he has friends he can count on and that he's not alone.

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Mic, Marjolein and I had lunch together after the funeral, on our way in to town.

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My sunshine.

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Me. I sure look and feel a lot better than 1 year ago. Phew.

Marjolein and I looked for halloween stuff and we found it!  We thought it would be very hard but it was actually very easy. Good stuff.

We walked through Vondel park. The weather was sensational for october first.

I came to the station with Marjolein.

This is the latest rage on smart phones. A game called Word Feud. It's really "Scrabble". You can play against friends and it's fun. Well, usually it is. Not with a set of letters like mine here :-/

Friday, September 30, 2011

The bad news.

My friend Nantko's father has passed away suddenly just before he was going to have surgery. Nantko has lost both his parents in a few months time. I feel very sad for him. I can't begin to imagine what it must be like :-(

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A day at the client

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The hotel was OK. Bed was OK. Breakfast was OK. Bathroom was OK. Oh wait, actually there was one thing. One of the towels I think was wet and dirty, as if it was used and put back.

The people at the client were also OK. I'm going to act all professional now and not say anything about the meeting ;-P

The day was tiring and I was glad to be home. A couple had turned a public table into a private fancy dining table including a white table cloth and sparkling glasses and candles. I thought it was a great idea.

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In the evening I met Marjolein in Mulligans where a nice Scottish band was playing. The Cineac building is now home to the Merkur gambling house.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tanja's birthday

My colleague Tanja had her birthday. So we all had one or more (or a lot) treats and hung out for about 10 minutes. Until I made a picture. Then they all magically remembered how much work they had left to do... Either that or they're just bastards ;-) (Just kidding - incase you have a different sense of humor)

Tanja decorated her chair for the occasion. Can't stand it when people won't let you take a normal nice or funny picture of them. Thankfully she had no problem posing. Good!

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A few new ships at our neighbours. Funny looking polar expedition ships...

In the evening I travelled to a hole called Rhoon with my colleague Ira. We stayed in a hotel there to visit a client the next day.

Dinner was an adventure. We ended up in a bowling alley because the resto of our choice closed at 20:30, dicks. My meal here was good but Ira's steak was crap unfortunately.

Ira pointing out where our bus to the hotel would be. Actually I think she's pointing wrong hehe

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The meeting

I had a meeting today. The cookies were too far away... It lasted 3 hours. The cookies were too far away for 3 hours.

After the meeting I took the metro to town. My body required an alcoholic consumption.

I walked the last bit. Great weather.

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The old lock in the Amstel.

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The skinny bridge.

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View from the lock. You can't always get on the lock but they were doing construction so I just walked over and nobody told me off.

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Carré theatre.

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Skinny bridge. It doesn't seem very skinny anymore...

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Hermitage. I still wanna go there some day.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Construction... still.

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Construction infront of the station. Only god knows when it will be finished...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The beach

Today we cycled to the beach. We had a pancake lunch. It's a very nice place just outside Haarlem.

At the beach they had started to take down the beach clubs for the winter. That's a good thing. It means less annoying people ;-)

It was pretty busy at the beach because the weather was awesome. Some people were still swimming.

Very sunny.

My own personal sunshine :-)