Tuesday, October 31, 2006

't Is the season

Summer is definitely over... Starting this week, there's a chilly wind blowing over Holland, and it's raining all the time, reminding us painfully that fall has kicked in big time. I don't know about you, but I don't like the fall. I always say that it all looks beautiful (you know, falling leaves and stuff) up front, but then I always forget how cold it can get. It's not as if I'm launching straight into a winter depression, but I can't say I'm all too thrilled about it, either.

So now I'm looking forward to winter, with it's cozy snow and ice, which is of course ridiculous, because I know that once the snow and ice have arrived, I'll hate it and curse on it. Maybe I'm not good with any season except spring, since during the summer I'm complaining about the heat constantly. Guess I'm just difficult to please hehe.

Monday, October 30, 2006

A night in Rotterdam

Saturday evening, my boyfriend and I decided to go clubbing in Rotterdam. We took the train, so that we didn't need to assign a designated driver. Of course, the thing about going by train is, is that you're stuck for the night and have to take the earliest train the next morning, which is at 6.50. Besides that, we switched over to winter time, so there was even an hour more to spend. Can you imagine how tired we were when we finally got back the next morning?

It was worth it though, cause we had a brilliant night. Went to this really nice bar called Kameleon first. It was decorated in this sort of jungle theme and very large discoballs. We had a couple of drinks there, and then went to Gay Palace, which has to be the largest gay club in the Netherlands... absolutely huge! A lot of fun though, very crowded place, and some good music (a lot of Madonna!)

Needless to say, we spend most of Sunday in bed, after which I had to take the train back to Groningen.

Friday, October 27, 2006

The Devil Wears Prada

As I mentioned Wednesday, I went to the movies with Anneke. We were really looking forward to seeing The Devil Wears Prada, and as it turned out, it was worth every penny! What a great movie! I can urge you all to go and see this one, cause without a doubt you'll be laughing your ass off! Merel Streep really deserves to win an Oscar for her role of the bitchy editor in chief of Runway magazine (which is of course a huge 'fuck you' towards Anna Wintour from Vogue Magazine). SHe plays her role really believable and actually made me like her character, despite (or maybe because) of her bad behaviour.

Sounds like I'm sharing box office grosses with all the praise I'm doing here, but it's just so that very rarely I see a movie that I'm instantly totally enthousiastic about, and this is one of them. Can't wait for the DVD!

So, get your lazy ass up from behind your computer, and go to the cinema. I promise you'll have fun!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Freedom of speech

A happy happy day! Dutch tv station Vara announced it will broadcast Madonna's Confessions Tour, live from Wembley Arena London, in its entirety this December! After the news of NBC cowardly backing out because of those fuckers from American Family Association, I'm very happy to be proven once again that in Holland there is indeed freedom of speech! And, moreover, of course I can't wait to see the show professionally filmed!

That's all for later, cause tonight Anneke and I are going to the movies. We're seeing The Devil Wears Prada, which is of course the ultimate chick flick, and therefor perfect for us! I'll give a review tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Come what may

Never knew I could feel like this
Like I've never seen the sky before
Want to vanish inside your kiss
Everyday I'm loving you more and more
Listen to my heart
Can you hear it sing
Telling me to give you everything
Seasons may change
Winter to spring
But I love you
Until the end of time

Come what may, come what may
I will love you until my dying day

Suddenly the world seems such a perfect place
Suddenly it moves with such a perfect pace
Suddenly my life doesn't seem such a waste
It all revolves around you
And there's no mountain to high
No river to wide
Sing out this song and I'll be there by your side
Storm clouds may gather and stars may collide
But I love you until the end of time

Come what may, come what may
I will love you until my dying day

Monday, October 23, 2006

Suddenly monday

Me and my boyfriend had a great weekend! He showed up in his new car, whcih I have to say is absolutely gorgeous! We went to the store to buy him a new cell phone that fits in his carkit, after which we drove to Leeuwarden to visit my parents. My parents are really fond of him, so we had a lovely afternoon.

When we got back to Groningen, we had some drinks at my place, and then we went clubbing. Got totally drunk but had a blast, and after all, it was a weekend so never mind. Got into a big fight with the cab driver on the way home, because wherever he wanted to take us, it wasn't home.... I can't believe every nitwit in town can become a cabby without having any clue on the street layout of a city. I mean, it's not as if Groningen is a metropole, so how difficult can it be?

Anyway, I decided to get out of the car without paying, which meant E. and I had to walk home even further. Fortunately we went for a quick snack on the way home, and then went to bed quite exhausted.

Sunday morning of course we watched our favourite cartoon Totally Spies, but this time not on telly, but on a DVD I bought E. as a present.

All in all, a lovely weekend!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Cleaning

Yesterday evening I went for a drink with my great co-worker Ziena, which was an awfull lot of fun! I was smart enough to go home early, so that I could get up early as well today, to do some cleaning before my boyfriend arrives.

He just called me, and will be here at about 1 in his new car, so I've got something to look forward to! After he arrives, we'll go to Leeuwarden to visit my parents, which is of course nice as well!

So, I'll keep this post real short, and get back to my cleaning! My weekend will be great, I hope yours will be as well!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Land of the free?

NBC decided to be a fucking coward and give in to the ridiculous boycots from the American Family Association to censor Madonna's Confessions Tour broadcast.
Please take the time to go to http://www.nbc.com/Footer/Contact_Us/ and send the following e-mail:

Dear NBC,
I hereby wish to express my regrets for not airing Madonna's Confessions Tour in its entirety. By cutting out scenes, such as the crucifixation during Live To Tell, you give in to censorship placed upon you through narrow-minded organisations such as the American Family Association.Living in the Netherlands, I'm very gratefull that such a thing could never happen here. Protest groups have tried to ban the scene from the two Confessions shows in the Amsterdam Arena, without succes. I'm sad to see that in the United States, the supposedly 'land of the free', there turns out to be no such thing as freedom of speech.I urge you kindly to reconsider your decision.
With kind regards,

Dude,where's my car

I'm so happy it's Friday again! It's been an extremely busy week at work, and we expect to have an equally hectic time next week, so the weekend will be more than welcome! My boyfriend isn't coming over until tomorrow, so I'm planning on having a nice relaxed evening on my own tonight.

The reason why my boyfriend isn't coming over til Saturday, is that he's picking up his new car as we speak, so he's not going to make it tonight. That's okay though, we'll make up for it tomorrow. I'm anxious to see him again, cause I really miss him, but the thought of seeing him tomorrow makes that more than okay!

Meanwhile, I'm -again- working my ass of today. It seems as if all of our customers need to get in touch with us at the same time, so as you can imagine it's quite a hectic mood over here. Oh well, it will be 6 before we know it!

So, I want to wish everyone a great weekend, and see you guys soon!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Pidgeon landing

Yesterday the most ridiculous thing happened to me: as I was walking home after work, a pidgeon landed on top of my head! It wasn't like it was crashing into me as pidgeons do all the time, no, it actually landed... Isn't that bizar? I hate pidgeons anyway because there are way too many here in Groningen, but something like this has never happened to me before. Of course, this event made me the laughing stock among my friends, but that's okay, I know it's quite a funny story.

After the pidgeon incident I went for a drink with Arjen and Roel, to celebrate Arjen's new job at Sogeti. Their office is actually across the road from my office, so we're practically neighbours now!

That's it for now. Cheers!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Me and E. Tour

My boyfriend called me up extatically yesterday, because he has bought himself a new car! Later that day he send me some pictures that looked really really cool! We're going touring in it this weekend, which I'm sure will be great!

I can't wait for the weekend anyway, I really want to see him again! Ít doesn't even really matter what we'll be doing, cause I know upfront it will be great!

Anyway, it's a busy day at work, so I'll keep this post short. Cheers!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Life without a phone

Disaster struck big time this past weekend. Saturday late in the afternoon, for no apparant reason my cell phone decided it wouldn't function anymore, leaving me with no link to the outside world. I don't about you, but for a gay guy, living without his cell phone is like living without cheesy Top 40 music, in other words: impossible.

So what I did was, yesterday, after two whole days without a phone, I went to the Orange store to get it either fixed or replaced, but no such luck just yet. It turns out I can hand it in so it can be send to the Motorola factory where they can try and fix it. This will leave me without a phone for up to two weeks, which is of course utterly unacceptable. I don't know why the fuck I'm paying for insurance cause this is definitely not the kind of treatment I expected.

Seeing as I don't have a choice though, I went to my friend Dirk, who has two phones, to borrow one of his and put my sim card in it. This will keep me going until Friday, when I can borrow another phone from my boyfriend. I really feel handicapped right now. A lot of my phone memory wasn't on the sim, but on the device itself, so I lost about half of all my friend's phone numbers, not to mention pictures I took of the Madonna concerts.

At least now that I have this other phone, I can be reached, but I will probably not recognise every number, so don't be surprised if I don't know who you are!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Sleepy

Woosh, I was so terribly exhausted yesterday I didn't really do anything anymore at night. I was supposed to go to this party, but when I got home after work, I just couldn't drag myself outside anymore, so I ordered Chinese and crawled up on the couch, watching some telly. Went to bed early as well, but not of course before I spend some time on the phone with my boyfriend, who I will see again tonight (can't wait for that!!!).

I'm not really sure why I was so tired yesterday. Okay, I did have two long days at work, but it's not like it's real physical demanding work. Most of the day I'm sitting behind a computer and that's it. Maybe I was just tired in my head or something, I don't know. Financial-wise of course it's a good thing to be very tired during the evening, cause when you're staying at home, you're not spending any money right?

When I woke up this morning, I wasn't tired at all anymore, so I guess my very good night's sleep has cured that. I'm at the office now, leaving at five-ish to go to Breda, for another great weekend with my boyfriend. Wish you all a great weekend as well!

Cheers!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Me and Madonna's manager



This great picture of me and Guy Oseary, who is Madonna's manager, was taken on september 3, in the Amsterdam ArenA, right before Madonna's Confessions Tour show.

Theo vs. Ziena

My co-worker and friend Ziena came over yesterday, to watch a horror movie, as we do every once in a while. I choose Freddy vs. Jason and was looking forward to seeing this one. We started off just fine and we're actually impressed by the movie, it wasn't terrifying, but scary enough in some places.

Then, about halfway in the movie, the DVD got jammed and we couldn't watch the ending. Damn, I always hate it when that happens, especially when the videostore has already closed so that there is no chance of getting a replacement. So, we had to check IMDB to find out how the story ends, which is of course a lot less fun than actually watching it.

Still, we had a fun night, drank a glass of wine and had some good chats, so regardless of the movie fucking up, I enjoyed myself!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Ditch day

There's a long day ahead of me at work today, and I'm not really into it, especially since I already know that tomorrow will be an equally draining day. It's not like I'm tired or anything, cause I went to bed quite early yesterday, but it's just a general feeling of not really getting the hang of it. I'm already looking forward til six-ish very much, so that I can go home and enjoy a relaxed evening.

Yesterday, my friend Niels ditched me (or, to be exact, he forgot about our hanging out together) so suddenly I didn't have anything to do. It didn't matter though, cause it was Thuesday night, which is the evening Grey's Anatomy and Gilmore Girls are on Dutch television, and they happen to be two of my favourite shows, so I had a fun evening even though I was alone.

Went to bed at about 12 and had a very good night sleep, so I woke up fresh and shiny this morning. Now I'm at work, and I want to go home haha. I'm such a whiner...

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Exciting day

My boyfriend's going to his new school today for the first time, and I'm really anxious to hear how it went! I'm really proud of him for going and taking so much care in preparing himself! He's been busy since last Sunday for just the first class, and I can understand perfectly why he makes such a big deal out of it! In just about an hour I can call him to ask him all about it and I just can't wait! I'm absolutely sure he will do more than fine but it's just very exciting to hear it from himself!

Meanwhile, my day has just been fine, albeit a bit busy. I'm generally not very happy about days consisting of just meetings all day long, but today it wasn't very bad at all. Tomorrow I'm planning on having a meeting with my manager (if she can find the time, I haven't asked her yet), so let's see what will happen then.

All in all, an exciting day!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Staying in

Allow me to take a moment to talk about my fabulous weekend! Friday night, after a particulary long day at work, I took the train to Breda and made it, for a change, very quickly there, as far as you can talk about quickly when you're travelling across the country. My boyfriend came to pick me up from the station and we had a nice beer at home, while watching a very funny Dutch movie called Loenatik (sic).

Saturday my in-laws came to pick us up and took us for lunch in this fancy hotel/restaurant in a forrest near Breda, which was great. I really like my in-laws (both his parents and his brother) so it's always a nice happening when we go out to eat. The weather was fine, albeit a bit chilly, so we had to lunch indoors, but that's fine.

Saturday evening, my boyfriend's best friend and his girlfriend came over, so we had to play the perfect hosts, which, in my humble opinion, we did very well. We had lots of nice things to eat and to drink, and I think they really enjoyed it. I know I did! After they left, we watched The Perfect Storm, starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg on DVD. Of course, E. fell asleep, but that's okay, since it gave me the opportunity to think about how happy I am. You know, just 5 months ago, my usual Saturday evening existed of clubbing all night long, and being quite pathetic, looking back on it. Nowadays, I'm a lot more comfortable with just staying in, have some people coming over, or just spend the evening on the couch, just the two of us. I felt, and feel, so lucky to have him as my boyfriend, and to be able to do these kind of things!

On Sunday, we woke up and my boyfriend made us a terrific breakfast, with a huge omelet. Yummy! We spend the day watching television and just basically enjoying each other's company, making me feel a bit sad having to leave late in the afternoon. Still, even before I got back to Groningen, I had him on the phone already, knowing that another great weekend has passed. I can't wait for next Friday, when I see him again!

Friday, October 06, 2006

I like it this way

I'm a very happy camper, cause tonight I will finally see my boyfriend again. It's been a week since we've seen each other, and I can't wait to get to Breda after work. Of course, it's going to be an awfull long train ride, but that doesn't matter that much, since I will be able to listen to some music and read some books in the meantime. And of course, when I get there, I will have forgotten all about it, being happy to see E. again!

We don't have any big plans for this weekend, which is a good thing for me, seeing that I'm kind of budgetting this month. Tonight we're just going to watch a movie, and tomorrow some friends of his come over.

It's funny to see that before I met E., I was constantly clubbing on weekends (as you can see by checking back in the archives of this blog), while currently I very rarely club, and when I do, it's with E. Lately, I much rather prefer doing something fun at home, having a drink, inviting some friends over, or having a dinner party. Does this mean I'm getting old, or is it just that clubbing is much less fun when you're not in the business of flirting anymore? Maybe it's a combination of both, but anyway, I like it this way!

Raising Malawi



Don't you just love these two pictures of Madonna in the African country Malawi? She's there to help the children who were orphaned because of the extremely high AIDS numbers in Malawi. I love it when she's doing things like these!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Even more screenshots

WIth a little help from http://www.madonnatribe.com, here are some more fantastic screenshots from the new Madonna video 'Jump'. Enjoy!

Get ready to jump


The new Madonna video, Jump, premiered yesterday, and she looks better than ever!

I feel love

Yesterday evening my boyfriend called me (as we do every day), and suddenly it struck me just how much I love him. I realise that I tell him I love him all the time, but you know, sometimes it just happens so that you just can't stop feeling this overwhelming sense of love. I felt (and still feel) the happiest man on the planet, knowing that I've got the best boyfriend there is. How lucky am I to have someone so fabulous to love me, and to be able to be with this great great great person!

I guess it's a matter of taking the time to just stop and evaluate things every once in a while, and while I was making up the balance, it was so obvious this balance definitely scales down in the right direction, namely, towards him! So, just to keep this post short and sweet:

I Love My Boy Friend Very Very Very Much!!!!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Dear diary

As I wrote yesterday, I left work as early as 3, so I had a nice afternoon off. I went for a drink with my friend Annelies, with Sjeed and Roel joining us. Then, after dinner, I went to Annelies her house to watch Madonna DVD's, so it was a great evening as well.
Unfortunately, I'm always the one who has to leave early, because obviously I need to be at work the next morning. Never mind though, as it was still a great day.

Now that I'm at work, I'm happy to say that it's not nearly as hectic as it was on Monday and the start of Thuesday, so I'm doing my things at a more leisurely pace. I'm getting off work at 5 this afternoon, so there's a bit of an evening to be enjoyed, which I'm planning on doing with my friend Leendert.

Also, only two days left until I see my boyfriend again! I'm really missing him big time, so I can't wait to get to see him again. Sleeping alone has become a bit, I don't know, strange. I'm so used to having him wake up next to me in the morning, that I'm actually a bit sad on those days when he's not around. Lucky for me, just two nights without him!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Shopping sprea

Because of it being so hectic at work yesterday, I decided to start an hour early today, resulting in me leaving as early as 3 this afternoon, so I'm having half a day off. I've decided to go shopping this afternoon. Well, window shopping would be a better description, since I'm not actually planning on buying something, as I still feel the enormous amounts of money I've spend on Madonna's Confessions Tour. Still, it's of course always better than being at work, so I'll have fun no matter what.

It's amazing just how busy it actually was yesterday. It seemed like all of our customers had gone crazy all of a sudden. We barely managed to get all the work done, but in the end, we did, so we can be pretty proud of ourselves!

Back to work for me, seeing that I'm not around here much longer today!

Monday, October 02, 2006

The good life

It has been yet another great weekend for me and my boyfriend. On Friday evening he arrived, and we went straight to Marijn and Roel's graduation party, which proved to be a big hit. It was very crowded (in a good way) and there was loads of free beer, so that's always a garantee for a good evening.

Then on Saturday in the afternoon, we went for drinks with my co-worker Ziena and her boyfriend, which turned out to be a dinner party as well, ending with a movie at Ziena's place. The movie, Boogeyman, turned out to be not scary at all, but still, it was a very fun day.

Of course, on Sunday morning we had to watch Totally Spies on Jetix TV, a regular every weekend. Although it's a cartoon made for kids in their early teens, for some reason we're both very hooked on it, so that's always a good way to round up the weekend.

When my boyfriend left, I went for drinks at the Irish Pub with a couple of friends, after which I went home, watched some television, and went to bed early. All in all, a great weekend!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Picture of me and Madonna



Look at this wonderfull picture of me and Madonna, taken during Get Together in Paris, as part of the Confessions Tour, in the Palais d'Omnisports Arena on august 30!
 
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