Saturday, January 11, 2014

Had a lovely night out :-)

Saturday morning with the folks. Here's my dad reading my new comic.

The comic and a hot-rod magazine. I like this magazine. I've bought it several times now. Awesome cars.

I met Simone late arvo and we walked through town doing a bit of shopping as well. In the evening we went out for dinner. I had a really great time.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Visiting my folks

Leaving for work with the ferry. I like how my new iPhone has a much better camera but still captures the colours the same way!

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The area where I work. It's old dock lands now being turned in to office lands...

After work I went straight to my folks in Alkmaar because it was my mom's birthday yesterday. I took the train.

My dad wasn't there when I arrived, he was at the stamp collectors club. When he came home he was dying to show me these German misprints he was all excited about. I was thrilled for him... ;-)

There was a lot of TV action going on. Absolutely nothing I liked.
I like the tulips though.

I upgraded my mom's new laptop to Windows 8.1. The setup messages are more vague than ever before: "Setting up a few things 2%".

Or this one: "Some tasks are being executed". You're not kidding little laptop?

The upgrade from 8.0 to 8.1 took about 4 hours. Un-fucking-real.

But it was nice to be with my folks a bit.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

My new air cleaner (and: Happy birthday mom!)

My new air cleaner arrived today!


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The cloud

This woke me up in the fuckin' middle of the fuckin' night and kept me awake for a fuckin' hour. Not happy, aye. Can't even see the fucking country man....

My colleague Dustin however (who looks rather retarded in this photo and I must add that this is not normally the case...) made me very happy by treating us all with pie that he brought for his birthday.
It was delicious and exactly what I needed :-)

Walking back to the ferry after work. My new phone can actually take photos in the dark now.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The stats

My Wordfeud stats have been going down recently. Not happy. Must improve.

Monday, January 6, 2014

The dragonfly

This little guy is docked outside the office. I don't think it belongs to a colleague. They usually come by car...

I found a dead dragonfly in the hallways at work. It was lying there just like this. It's a little bit damaged though, odd. This is a frontal view.

Top view.

Side view. I like it. Never managed to see one from this close. Usually they don't sit still very well ;-)

In the evening I went to Diewertje. She's moving house soon and needs to get rid of some plants. I took some home. She can have them back when she has room for them. I hope they like it here with me...

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The boy

I went to my pony.

The cover only helps against the dust partially :-/

You don't see cars with wheels like these anymore.

Lurking... It's just sitting there calling you to take it out for a spin. It wants to take off.

I wanted to check on a couple of things.

Later I met Marjolein and we went to the beach. It was a glorious day. A day not to be wasted.

Lots of people went to the beach.

Yours sincerely.


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I just love this photo. The colours soft, soothing the solitude of the boy all by himself, turned to the sea to find peace and calmness before returning to his world.

And then of course there were doggies chasing each other, as they tend to do :-)

And then the sun started setting.

On the way back to the station we stopped to have dinner at a restaurant called "Loetje". Marjolein advised me to go so we did. Lovely place! Great piece of meat, tender like I haven't had it before!
Dessert was sticky pudding. Nice!