Saturday, July 14, 2012

Torrential downpours...

Every single day of the past week I was woken up too early by heavy rain. It's the worst summer ever apparently. Today I wanted to sleep in but no. Torrential downpours this morning that were so bad that the sewer system couldn't handle the water and at some point my shower basin started flooding. Thankfully it was only short and no harm was done except for pumping 1000% adrenaline in to my bloodstream so I was stressed out till 2PM...

In between downpours I decided I wanted to have one of these, just in case. The guys at my local DIY store where I bought it were busy mopping up water as well. Something had sprung a leak in their shop...

Walking around the neighbourhood I saw a few of these lying around. A few shops had overflown cellars, great...

I skyped with mom and dad a bit.

And I played Galcon Fusion. My planets are red, this is soon after the start.

Purple and blue got in to a fight which weakened them so much that light blue and I stepped in.

Then yellow and blue fought a bit and I managed to get the rest of the top left corner. Soon after this yellow took more off of white and later attacked me. I forgot that white retreated in one tiny corner and when i was weakened by yellow white took all my planets and I was out...

Friday, July 13, 2012

Coffee and pizza, yes, really.

Today involved coffee...

... and pizza.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Poncho man!

I took this screenshot of my phone at 6:24 in the morning after rain and thunder woke me up. Amsterdam is right underneath that red spot in the middle, red indicating very heavy rain...

On my way to work I helped a snail cross the street. He'd already made it 70%. Would've been a shame if he had been hit just before reaching the other side.

Because my umbrellas were both at work and I had to go in I wore my poncho with shorts and crocs. Everything outside the poncho can get wet. Well, it didn't just get wet, it also got very cold. But I managed ;-)

It's the Bayeux poncho and it reminds me of the funnest holiday I ever had :-)

This is the reason why I had to go in. My tablet was delivered.

It's pretty cool!

Then in the evening I had to go in to town.

I met up with Patricia and we had some all-you-can-eat japanese food and then went somewhere else for desert. It was very nice seeing her again :-)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The mini pie

I had 1 mini pie leftover which I gladly shared with a few more colleagues who all seemed very pleased by it :-)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Work was good today, got good things done. In the evening I played squash but I played terrible. Maybe coz I slept so shit last night. Was good exercise though.

Monday, July 9, 2012

The pie eaters

Dave and Martin...

Michelle, Ira and Tanja...

... and a few other colleagues dropped by for some pie today! Home made chocolate and caramel pie!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Chocolate-caramel pies

I caved in today and bought a pack of dark chocolate m&m's. Sooooooo goooooood. But you can't eat much, too heavy...

There was a lot of Galcon Fusion to be played today. I even won one game!

I took my rings off because...

I made pies!

Breathing in all the sugar fumes while making the caramel can't be good so I went on the cross trainer in the evening. I broke my record!