Saturday, August 10, 2013

The white

My little oak tree is growing another bit of trunk.

I made 4 more testers for new spray cans that I bought. It's very hard finding the right colour white for my car :-/

Friday, August 9, 2013

The baklava

Ferry view du jour.

Today another colleague brought end-of-ramadan sweets: Baklava! I looooove baklava :-)

And going home again. I also worked but that was boring ;-)

Waiting for my ferry.

Parent and baby grebe.


I went to Mic's for dinner and to play squash. When I arrived he was still doing some DIY.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Monster Magnet concert

My colleague Rachid imported cookies from Morocco to celebrate the end of the Ramadan period.

Quite some colleagues showed up. We've got a nice gang going between the two departments :-)

After work I went to Haarlem with my colleague Hans. We were going to a concert. We passed an awesome toy shop. They have a lego monkey in the window.

Then we ate shoarma at the oldest shoarma joint in Haarlem.

This sign says "Emergency exit". It can't get much clearer I think...

Then we had a beer at the Jopen brewery in town. It's an old brewer that relocated in to a church in the city centre of Haarlem. Fantastic location!

Der Hansie.

Candybar Planet was the opening act. They are a Dutch band and they were fantastic!

The main act was Monster Magnet.

Nice show.

Their singer is quite theatrical.

What I said...

Good stuff.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

226 TV channels. WTF?

A colleague of mine took this photo for me. Sweet! :-)

It wasn't easy waking up this morning...

I setup my new digital TV. I now seem to have 226 TV channels and about 90 radio stations. WTF?! That's a bit much!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The new T

On the tram in my new t-shirt this morning.

Monday, August 5, 2013

It's a 351 "Cleveland" 2V, nice!

Lunch view.

I went to my car in the evening. There were things I wanted to check out like how the LPG installation was laid out, because i want to take it out. And also I wanted to find out what kind of engine my car's got.

The LPG connections on top of the tank in the trunk. I can't wait to remove that LPG crap. At first I thought it was a bonus but lately I've developed a big dislike of it. It needs to go. It will make the car leaner and meaner and more original.

Then I started checking out the engine itself. Not standard! The intake manifold is an Edelbrock Performer. No idea how old it is but I like how it sounds! ;-) And on top of that sits a Holley carburator. Also not standard. Good quality though! Somewhere in the life of this car someone put some effort towards more horsepower!

The engine compartment. Shit ugly because of the LPH everywhere and the ugly air intake.

And then the engine itself. It's a 351 C (Cleveland) 2V which I believe can be tweaked to a bit more horsepower by using standard parts than the 351 W (Windsor) which is the most common 351.
So this was a nice discovery :-)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The old photo

I finished this book last night. It's fantastic to read!

Late morning I went to my folks. It was their wedding anniversary yesterday but they weren't home then so Ilse and I went to see them today.

From the tram I saw this guy keeping a bridge dry. It's been so warm that bridges expand a bit much and then they can't be opened anymore... Nice summer job ;-)

I sat in the dun a bit while waiting for my train. Good time to test my new shades. I like them a lot!

I also bought some good reading material ;-)

Walking to my mom and dad's house I passed this trike. Gorgeous...

... but this must be a mistake! ;-)

I went walking with Ilse, dad and Pip (Ilse's dog).

My dad showed me a picture of Ilse and I from 35 years ago. It's been on his keyring all this time. Sweet :-)

We sat outside in the garden when we came back. It was warm but nice.