Thursday, November 30, 2006

Cover story

The cover artwork for Madonna's upcoming Confessions Tour, live from London DVD has been released! The DVD will be released here in the Netherlands on friday january 17, the rest of Europe on january 22th, and the United States on january 23. Time goes by... so slowly!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The story so far

As promised, I decided to write a little bit about my breakup with E, which officially happened last week. I wasn't able to write about it earlier, because I didn't have a clue how to put down what I'm feeling right now.

E. called me to tell me he felt depressed and was having serious doubts about having a relationship at all (as opposed to having a relationship with me, basically all this has nothing to do with me). I tried my best to convince him to give it a go, but it was futile, resulting in us splitting apart. After that, we called a couple of times, and then last Saturday I decided to go to Breda so that we could at least have a chance to talk about it face to face.

I arrived, and basically we just cried for two days straight, so early afternoon on Sunday I drove back to Groningen. There was just nothing left to talk about, and we we're only making ourselves even less happy by talking about it all the time.

Last Monday and Thuesday we called again, and those talks were basically just about his feelings. You know, I can really go a long way with this, but in the end yesterday I decided that it would be masochistic to go on with this, since I'm feeling miserable as well, and I'm just not in the position to help him, while I'm a mess myself.

So, I asked him to stop contacting me at all, because the only thing it does when he calls, is that it gives me hope, which is just not a smart thing to do right now.

Now that all this has happened, I feel so totally unhappy. I obviously still love him so much, cause to me nothing has changed regarding my feelings for him. I don't think there's anything worse than loving someone and having that love unanswered, while you still remember vividly how happy you've been together. I'm mostly crying and feeling so sad, and I try so very much not to think about it, but I just can't help myself.

Fucked up mess

I haven't been writing for a while, since I really needed to let all this breakup shit sink in a bit. I was just reading all my previous posts about what a great time E. and I have had together, and it just feels like too much to understand it's all over now. I'll probably write about it in a couple of days, but I'm just not capable right now.

So please, just bear with me as I'm dealing with this fucked up mess, and heck back later.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Wish me luck

I'm just about to get on my way to Breda, to see my -unfortunate to say- ex-boyfriend and have a talk about all that's happened in the past couple of days. Don't have a clue on what's going to happen, but I kinda expect myself to feel even more miserable when I get home, as far as that's possible.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Monday, November 20, 2006

Get into the groove

Promo trailers for the Confessions Tour broadcast are starting to appear. Looks like a fabolous recording of this amazing show!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Put yourself in my place

Anneke and I went for a nice drink in town yesterday, seeing that we handn't done that in a long time. Usually we go to the movies and have a drink, but we rarely just go for drinks. Had a fun evening with her!

Today is basically a very very very long day at work. I don't really have any big things to do (since I've worked so hard this week) so now I'm just fucking about a bit, waiting for it to be 6-ish. To add insult to injury, it's very warm in hear, which easily luls me to sleep. I have to take care not to end up sleeping on my desk.

I can't wait for the weekend to begin!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Rock the vote

Yesterday evening, my former fraternity Cleopatra organised a political debate, because of the elections next week. Since I don't have a clue what to vote yet, I decided to go, and I have to say it was quite interesting. Usually I'm not really into spending my evening with serious matters, as I'm being serious enough at work all day long, but this was a nice exception.

The real interesting part of the evening actually came after the debate. My ex boyfriend was host of the evening, and as some of you may know we haven't really said a word to each other for like the past three years. I was kind of fed up with that, so yesterday I decided to give it a shot and sorta try to bury the hatchet. This turned out to be quite a good idea, as we chatted for at least 15 minutes, which is an absolute first.

Funny, isn't it, how you can develop a relationship into a not-on-speaking-terms situation? I'm not interested at all in becoming friends with him, but I don't want the awkward situation we were in, either. Maybe this will open up for us to at least greet each other on those spare moments we accidentally end up in the same room. I'd like that!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Jumping like crazy

In The Netherlands ’Jump’ is JUMPING like crazy in the TOP 40! Last week it entered the charts at 24 and this week jumps to the top 10 at number 6!!This way Madonna becomes the most succesfull artist in the top 40 beating the likes of The Rollings Stones, Michael Jackson and The Beatles:

1. Madonna, 466 weeks, 11.539 points
2. Rolling Stones, 442 weeks, 11.515 points
3. Beatles, 312 weeks, 9.222 points
4. Golden Earring, 365 weeks, 9.001 points
5. Michael Jackson, 336 weeks, 8.305 points

Monday, November 13, 2006

Watch the beer

As I'm writing this, I'm in a fucking bad mood because of my job. You would not believe how busy this week is already, and it's only Monday morning. I'm not afraid of working hard, but there are limits, and I've already reached mine as early as 10.30 in the morning. It doesn't help that it seems as if everyone in the company is constantly asking me things, as if I've got nothing better to do. That's why I decided to take somewhat of a break to write this post.

The weekend has been great. Friday afternoon, after work, I took the train to Breda and did not suffer any delays for a change, so I got to my boyfriend's house pretty smoothly. We drank a beer or two and then went to bed, since we were both really tired. I slept like a rose and woke up rather fresh and happy the next morning.

On Saturday, we went shopping, which, in our case, basically means going into a store or two and then head for a bar to get some drinks. I bought myself the new Madonna single, Jump (with the ace b-side History). Having a beer turned out to be having loads of beer, so we got home feeling just a bit tipsy, but never mind, that's what the weekend is for, isn't it? We went to the video store to rent some dvds (Phileine Zegt Sorry -a Dutch movie-, United 93 and Poseidon). Some friends of my boyfriend came over for a drink, after which we went to bed to watch the movies.

Sunday we did basically nothing, except for hanging out a bit. I like spending my Sunday just fucking about a bit, and excellent way to end the weekend. Unfortunately, the weekend didn't end all that way, with huge delays in the railway system, so I got home rather late and feeling pissed off big time. Thank God my boyfriend took me to Utrecht by car, so that kind of made up for another two hours of waiting on trains.

When I got back to Groningen, I was in such a bad mood I decided not to go home instantly, but have a beer with Leendert instead, which was nice. All in all, except for the fucked up train ride, it was a great weekend! Cheers!

Friday, November 10, 2006


Just an hour and a half left before the weekend begins! I can't wait to go home, grab my things and take the train to Breda. It's been only a couple of days since I've last seen my boyfriend, but it seems a lot longer, so I'm very happy to be teaming up with him again tonight! I don't even really care for the long train ride. I just take my book and my Madonna cd's and everything will be fine, knowing that I'm heading to him!

I'm hoping for a very relaxed weekend as planned. I don't care for clubbing or going out this weekend, so I guess that will work out just fine.

I'll see you again on Monday. In the meantime: have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Working 9 to 5

It has been extremely hectic all week at work, up to the point where I'm getting fed up with it. It seems as if I can't get anything done properly because of all kinds of extra duties coming in between. And as if it wasn't enough, people are asking me stupid questions they could be answering themselves just as easy all day long. I can't wait for the weekend to begin, I can tell you that much!

To compensate, I'm doing fun things in the evenings this week. On Monday I had Michael coming over to watch Madonna dvds, on Thuesday I had a beer with Leendert, and yesterday evening I had dinner with my sister and my brother in law. Of course, my little nephew was there as well, and he's really turning into a big guy, even though he's only a year and a half. He's just adorable!

Tomorrow, after work, I'll take the train and travel to Breda to spend the weekend with my boyfriend. He has bought himself an extra dvd player so that we can watch movies in bed as well now. It promises to be another relaxed weekend without clubbing or anything. I like that, after a hectic week there's nothing better than staying indoors and just relax.

Back to work for me, the more I do, the sooner this week will be over. Cheers!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Couch potato

It's 3-ish as I'm writing this, which means I get off work in just about an hour! I love it when I get off early, cause the weather is fine and I'm looking forward to having a nice cold beer with some friends. Then, afterwards, tonight Leendert is coming over to have some fun, watch a movie or something.

I'm very much into watching movies these days. This passed weekend I was having this marathon with my boyfriend, but also during weekdays I like spending my evenings on the couch with a stack of dvds. The videostore must really like me now hehe.

Anyway, not a lot has happened today, so I'm going for a ciggy break.

Take care of yourselves... amd each other!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Planning ahead

My boyfriend and decided yesterday that we're going to spend New Years Eve in Antwerpen this year, which wil be my first time celebrating it outside of Holland. Sounds pretty cool! I love the city cause it seems to have a much more relaxed atmosphere than most Dutch cities (although that might be just a tourist point of view), so celebrating a big time like New Years Eve will most likely be a blast!

The only thing of course is, that being in a foreign country also means my cell phone will be in a foreign country, therefor creating huge bills if I am to wish everyone a happy new year. I guess I will have to do that upfront and then switch off my phone while I'm there. Anyway, it's two months to go, so no use worrying about that already.

At the moment, I'm pretty busy at work, doing loads of reports for the management team. I always enjoy doing that on Monday, as it makes the time go by a lot faster than it does on other days. I wouldn't have believed myself a couple of years ago, but I actually do enjoy drawing up reports very much. It's good to be the first one in the company to see how we're doing!

After work, I'm having a quick bite to eat and then I have to clean up a bit, cause Michael is coming over to watch my Fresno bootleg DVD of Madonna's Confessions Tour. Amazing how I can still find people willing to watch it with me! Anyway, I guess it will be a nice evening!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Cold outside

It has been a great weekend! We barely left the house, but spend most of our time watching a marathon of DVDs together, which is a very cosy thing to do when it's cold outside! I like watching movies, and the days of going out every weekend are behind me, so I had a blast!

Now I'm back in Groningen, quite early, because my boyfriend had to study. It's okay though, getting here a bit early leaves me time to clean up my house and get a bit of sorted out before another week of working starts.

I hope all of you had a good weekend as well!

Friday, November 03, 2006

I can't wait...

... for the weekend to begin!

In just a few hours, I'm on my way to Breda to spend another, no doubt funfilled weekend with my boyfriend! I simply can't wait to see him again, since I've been missing him this entire week.
Yesterday we were together for 5 months, so of course this calls for a celebration, which we intend to have by watching a marathon of movies and cuddling up together.

Remember when I wrote I didn't like the fall? I have to amend on that, since the good thing about the fall is, that you have to stick close together in order to keep warm. I like that thought!

I wish you all a great weekend! Cheers!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Behold... for the time is near

The image above are from the trailer for Madonna's Confessions Tour, Live from Wembley Arena London broadcast on USA network NBC, on november 22. The trailer was first seen yesterday, and the anticipation is building to a maximum!

One song

I'm published again on MadonnaTribe, one of the biggest Madonna fansites in the world! This time it's part of their new 'One Song' department, where fans can tell other fans why a certain Madonna song is so special to them.

Check it out at:

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Pass it on

The rules for this particular game are as follows:Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot
1. Annush
2. Vince
3. Spider
4. Jetboy

Then you get to select five people to pass the love on to so they can do this game:

Here we go…

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Probably partying, and trying to get through school, which worked out pretty well!

What were you doing 1 year ago?
Listening to Hung Up all the time.

Five snacks you enjoy:
1. Popcorn
2. Crisps
3. Olives
4. Cheese
5. Crackers

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
1. Buy a big house with a pool for me and my boyfriend.
2. Take a big vacation with my boyfriend.
3. Buy off my students loan.
4. Give my family part of it
5. Live life to the max!

Name five bad habits:
1. Smoking like a chimney
2. Biting my nails.
3. Getting way too drunk now and then.
4. Being bitchy once in a while
5. Spending too much money on things I don't really need.

Five things you like doing:
1. Being with my boyfriend, no matter what we're doing.
2. Listening too/watching Madonna.
3. Clubbing.
4. Watching TV.
5. Going on holiday.

Five favorite toys:
1. Cell phone.
2. iPod.
3. Discman.
4. Remote for TV.
5. Lego

OK so now it's your turn. Don't forget to add your URL to the bototom of the first list and bump of the highest one. Let me know if you passed this on!

Live with Regis and Kelly

Madonna is in New York right now, promoting her new book The English Roses: Too Good to be True and her upcoming Confessions Tour, Live from Wembley Arena London. She's doing several talk show appearances, such as Live with Regis and Kelly. This gorgeous picture was taken backstage.
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