Friday, July 28, 2006

Out of office

As I'm going on vacation, I won't be able to post for about a week and a half. I wish you all a great time, and see you soon!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Summer jam


Only two days to go before my vacation starts, and I gotta tell you I can't wait. Even though it's only a week, I still fucking need this break very much! We'll leave for Valkenburg on Monday so I hope the weatheris nice then! But even if it isn't, I really like the idea of spending an entire week with E. and not having to worry about work.

On top of this post you can see a picture of Valkenburg, lovely isn't it?

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Behold... for the time is near

In less than a month, I'm going to see Madonna's Confessions Tour in Hannover, Paris and two shows in Amsterdam! I can't fucking wait (especially since E. wants to join me now!).

Friday, July 21, 2006

Finally friday

It's a happy day, cause it's Friday again, which means I will be spending the entire weekend with my boyfriend. I can't wait seeing him again, although I must admit the three hour train ride in this fucked up heat puts me off just a little. Still, as soon as I get there I'll be more than happy!

This past week did seem to go on for ages, I don't know, is it the heat or something? I'm very happy it's finally Friday! Cheers! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Liar cheater

Yesterday evening I talked to my boyfriend on the phone about TV shows like Temptation Island. As you may remember, I wrote about this show a couple of months ago, expressing my disgust. Well, E. was feeling just the same way about this. The reason we got on this subject, was because of Axe deodorant. Apparantly they've put up a website where people can post how they've cheated on their partner. What the fuck? Since when has cheating become something you brag about? To me, cheating is an absolute no no, and would I ever caught my boyfriend in doing so, the relationship would be over in a second, but at this site it is seen as a very hotshot kinda thing to do.

The same goes for shows like Temptation Island. It seems as if we're glamourizing cheating in such a way that it becomes acceptable to society. There may come a time where you go to functions and don't fit in being faithfull to your partner. I just simply don't get this. I for one don't even think about deceiving my boyfriend, let alone go through with it. I mean, when you feel it necessary to cheat on you man or woman, then doesn't that mean there's something very wrong in your relationship in the first place? Why stay with someone when it's plain he or she is not enough for you? But most of all, why do people nowadays regard this as not such a big deal?

I may be gay, and I know that gay guys have a reputation of fucking about, but I can proudly say I've never ever cheated on anyone, and have absolutely no intention in doing so.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Blistering heat

I'm not very good in adapting to heat, so this heat wave that's rolling over Europe isn't exactly helping my mood. As long as I'm at work, everything's fine thanks to God's gift called air conditioning, but as soon as I get home I feel like I'm walking into an oven. Yesterday I almost fainted because of the blistering heat, and I fear today will be no different. To make matters worse, there's construction going on in my house, so whenever I leve either my living room or my bedroom, I feel like I'm walking right into Hiroshima. Hopefully all this will end soon and we can all return to our normal self.

On the positive note, yesterday evening I went to see Anneke's new cats. They're ony 9 weeks old and very adorable. They keep playing with each other and running around the house, and they've got the cutest little faces. I'm not so much of a cat's person normally, since I'm allergic to them, but when they're little you just can't help but falling in love with them. Anyway, we had a good glass of wine on the balcony and watched them play, so I had a nice evening.

Tonight, right after work, I'm off to visit my sister, my brother-in-law and their kid (my nephew) who is now about a year and a half. I haven't been to their new place yet, but I'm told they have a nice garden so that will be a pleasant way to spend the evening I reckon.

And then of course there's E, with whom everything's still going fantastic, so no complaints at all on the romance front!

So there you have it, an update on how it's going with me. Let me know how you're doing by replying to this post. I always enjoy messages! Cheers!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Festival

Back from another fun-filled weekend! I arrived on Friday, and we went to de Efteling on Saturday, where we got a pleasant surprise. It turned out the park was open until midnight, and there was all sorts of entertainment during the evening. So, after a long day of rides and lines (but not very long lines, even though it was a great summer day), we had ourselves a couple of beers and then went to the festival site were we had a lot of fun singing along with the entertainment (for the Dutchies among us, we saw Ali B. and Jamai).

After that, of course we were really tired, so on Sunday we decided nt to rise too early. When we finally woke up, we went for a walk in the forest (can you imagine me doing that? I really liked it!), and then had lunch with E.'s parents and brother, which was a lot of fun. We then headed for his parents house where we ate pncakes.

All in all, a great weekend. Too bad I'm back at work now...

Friday, July 14, 2006

Theme park heaven


Today is the first day this week that I can say I miss E. with a smile on my face, since in just a couple of hours my weekend will start, and I'll take the train to Breda to spend another weekend with him. Tonight we're going to have a drink with his brother, who comes over for a visit. I've seen his brother a couple of times now, and he's a really nice guy, so that will be fun.

Tomorrow we're going to De Efteling, which is the largest them park of Holland, situated just a 10 minute drive from E's house. I'm looking forward to that, cause as some of you might know, I'm a real coaster freak and this will be the first time this year I'll be in one. I heard on the radio that it's going to be a great day tomorrow, which is a bit of a mixed blessing. On one hand, it's good to have the sun, but on the other hand, shitloads of people will probably feel the same way so the park will most likely be packed. Never mind though, I really enjoy doing things with E, and visiting a theme park is something we haven't done before together.

I even don't mind the long train ride I have to take to get to him. I just plug in my discman and listen to my fabulous new Confessions Tour bootleg from Phoenix Arizona. That will get me through it I suppose!

So, as I'm certain my weekend will be a blast, I hope all of you will have a great weekend as well, and I hope to see you all back on Monday!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Thoughts on 9/11


I went to see the 9/11 movie U93 yesterday, and I gotta tell you: it was majorly impressive. Half the time you're watching it with the idea in your head it's just another disaster movie, and then at some points you realise that all this has really happened just 5 years ago. It feels a bit voyeuristic to sit there with your popcorn and watch real people die, or at least, watch actors die who represent real people. The most disturbing part of it is, that this plane was the one that got the least attention from the press, since it didn't actually crash into a building, so it's easy to forget there were many passengers inside the actual plane suffering. This may not be as spectacular as the planes crashing into the World Trade Center or the Pentagon, but nonetheless it's just as tragic for the people inside, and of course their relatives.

I remember my parents always telling me about how the shooting of Kennedy was some sort of defining moment for their generation, with everyone remembering exactly where they were when they heard the news. I never really believed that, until Princess Diana died from a car accident. I remember being at a friends house when we turned on the news that morning and found out of that tragic story.

Still, I guess this was just peanuts compared to the death of so many people by such a useless act of terrorism. I remember when the first plane hit the towers, I was in class, and we heard the news during the break. Then a friend of mine called up to say I had to come immediately. So I went, and CNN was on, and I came in just when the second plane flew into the Twin Towers. I remember thinking 'this is gonna be World War 3' and I was terrified of what was happening. As more news came in, the Pentagon plane, the U93 plane, I decided not to go to sleep that night, and keep watching CNN. Then there was a bombing in Kabul that evening, and I really thought this could be the end of the world as we knew it. Fortunately, as we all know, World War 3 didn't commence, but it's not exactly as if the world has become a safer place, either.

Watching that movie yesterday was basically the first time I thought about the people inside the planes. You know, this may sound harsh, but no-one saw those people, while we all have the image of the man waving the white flag from inside the tower, or the people jumping to their deaths. The people inside the planes remained pretty much anonymous to me, so I'm glad that this movie has given them a face, which shines, at least to me, a new light on the events.

I urge you all to go and see this movie, as it documents in painfull detail an event which qualifies as one of the defining moments of our generation. It's definitely not a fun movie to watch, but it is an important one and deserves an audience.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Let's go to the movies

It's been an extremely busy week at work so far, and from the look of it, today's no exeption. We're all on the edge of our feet to get things done, and still we're running behind, so as you can imagine things are stressfull around here. Thankfully yesterday evening my co-worker Ziena threw us a BBQ at her place to cool things down a bit. It turned out to be a great evening, with food, wine and the movie Final Destination 2 (I saw it before, but liked it very much). Of course, an evening BBQ makes it harder to go back to work the day after, but we're all coping.

Tonight, me and Anneke are going to the cinema to watch U 93, the 9/11 movie about the plane that didn't make it to Washington. Not exactly your average pleasant night out, but I really want to see this movie, and besides, it's good to watch something more serious from time to time. Next week we're going to Pirates Of The Carribean: Dead Man's Chest, so there's a bit of a contrast. I expect to be shocked by U 93 tonight, but how could you not be, considering the actual events happened just 5 years ago.

Also, going to the movies is a very good escape from my house, which, as of yesterday, has a strong resemblance with Hiroshima after the A-bomb fell. My housemate decided to take on both the toilet and the shower, so it's a total mess of construction tools. Looks like I'm living in a fucking Office Depot, so I try to not be at home as much as I can. I sure hope this mess will be cleaned up soon, and a new beautifull bathroom will rise from it!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Meet the parents

For some reason I don't really get the hang of it today at work. It was raining like hell this morning so I arrived at the office soaking wet, which is not a very good way to start the day. Two and a half hours later, I'm still a bit wet so I can't wait to take a nice shower and change clothes, but that won't happen untill 5-ish. After work, we're having a function in the form of a BBQ, so that's something to look forward to. I just hope the weather will be dry by that time.

As you can see on the picture I posted yesterday, me and E. had another great weekend. On Friday night we went to Hanneke's graduation party, which marked the first time he met my friends. Thankfully they all liked him very much, so repeat visits are in the cards. On Saturday we went having dinner with my parents, and let me tell you, they didn't like him, they loved him! Of course this made me very happy, and we all got along really good.

Then Saturday evening we watched a movie at my place and then we went clubbing, which was nice, albeit a bit drunken.

We sort of ignored our hangovers on Sunday morning and went out for lunch, after which we climbed the Martinitoren (a large church in Groningen), cause that's the sort of thing one needs to do with a new boyfriend, right?

All in all, another great weekend, but I start sounding a bit like a repeat button by saying so. I can't wait on Friday, to see him again!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Friday, July 07, 2006

Meet and greet

I'm heading for a great weekend later today! Tonight E. will drive to Groningen, where we will attend the graduation party of Hanneke and Erik. This occasion will mark the first time my friends and E. will meet, so I'm very happy and a bit nervous. Totally useless of course, since I'm certain they'll dig him, but still.

Tomorrow is an equally important day, cause we're going to visit my parents, another first! My mother is looking forward to seeing him, and I'm sure my father will be fine as well. We're going to have dinner at my mum's place, so that's going t be nice!

Anyway, a short post, since I have to get some work done. Have a great weekend everyone.

Monday, July 03, 2006

I'm up in a cloud

Maybe my regular readers have noticed that somehow I manage to get back from every weekend even more happy than the weekend before. Well, today's no exception! I've had a fantastic weekend again with E., and again, I couldn't be more happy.

It all started last Thursday, when I got home from work early and went straight to Den Bosch, where E. was to pick me up to go to his brother's birthday diner. Public transportation was a total mess so I arrived pretty late, but fortunately enough just in time for the festivities. As it turned out, the diner was held in this really posh restaurant. At first I was a bit scared I wouldn't quite fit in, but as it turned out, this wasn't a problem at all and it was to become a very nice evening with absolutely lovely food. We drove home at about 1 and were pretty much exhausted.

On Friday undortunately E. had to work for a while, so I went to town and was just fucking about a bit in order to kill time. When E. got home we went to the big party (still because of his brother's birthday) which was, like a couple of weeks ago, a garden party in lovely weather. We spend the night at his brother's place and the next morning we had out breakfast there, after which we left for Arnhem to see some of his friends. Because it was such a hot day, afterwards we weren't really able to do anything anymore, so we went to bed as early as 8 PM.

Sunday we went to visit the gorgeous city of Cologne, which was absolutely a smash hit on my part. I've never been there before, and I couldn't believe my eyes how beautiful everything was. Also, it was just so great to go out for a day with E. So, when we got back from Colgone we took a quick shower and went to a terrace for a drink in Breda and then straight to bed.

This morning I had to get up hellish early since I had to head back to Groningen for I needed to work. As you can imagine I wasn't quite happy, but you know, fairytales can't last forever and besides, this Friday E. is coming to my place so we see each other very soon again. Still, I already miss him, and can't wait to call him this evening.

All in all, another perfect weekend in paradise!
 
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