Monday, December 31, 2007
So, let's start with the good stuff. In January I started with my current job. I remember being a bit apprehensive... would I be doing alright? What if I downright sucked? Turns out: it's going really well. I like my job, I like my company, I like my co-workers! It's all great. Next week I'll be doing this for exactly a year, and I still like it as much, if not more, as I did one year ago.
The second most important thing I achieved in 2007, is quitting soking. On september 11th, I puffed away my very last cigarette. Since then, I haven't smoked again, not even one tiny puff. And to tell you the truth: I don't miss it, at all. I feel better, smell better, have a lot of spare money left. There's really just no advantages to smoking, so I'm really pleased, and really proud of myself for being able to quit. If I would have known it was this easy, I would have quit ages ago.
Of course, then there's the stuff you never really take the time to appreciate. I'm thinking of being healthy, having family and friends, living in a great city. You know, stuff you normally just take for granted, but really do deserve praise every now and then.
On the bad side: I still haven't been able to keep a relationship going. Earlier this year I sorta hooked up with E. again, except that hooking up isn't really the right word. We went out for three weeks and we kissed, but after that, it basically really ended between us. There are days when I just can't seem to cope wih it, and there are days when it's all just fine just the way it is. I guess it may take a while for it to really be okay, but I'm getting there.
As I cannot really come up with any more lows for this past year, I guess it's safe to say 2007 has been good to me. I sure hope 2008 will be even better!
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Well, none of that for me anymore. This afternoon I'm going shopping! Now that the Christmas insanity is behind us, I suppose it's finally possible to go downtown without being mobbed by thousands of people from out of town, flocking here to buy their Christmas presents. We're finally getting back to some degree of normality, whatever that means.
So, since my family doesn't do presents on Christmas (this may sound strange for foreign readers, but actually in the Netherlands it's only a custom since a couple of years, we've got ourselves a different celebration for giving, called Sinterklaas, on december 5), I've got loads of money left to spend, which is exactly what I'm planning on doing this afternoon!
When I'm done, tonight Leendert's coming over for a beer, which I'm sure will be a nice evening. It's good to know the weekend isn't completely ruined by my cold!
Friday, December 28, 2007
It's not as if I'm not trying to cure it. I bought myself multivitamins and fresh juice, but so far it doesn't seem to be helping that much. I sure hope I'll be back on track before New Years' Eve...
At least tonight there will be a great movie on telly: Love Actually. I've seen that one on New Years Daay 2004 at the cinema, so I guess it will be nice seeing it again! That, and the fact I ordered delicious Chinese takeaway, will hopefully give me some kind of Fridaynight feeling.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Right now I think I'm in this phase I'm in every year between Christmas and New Year, the phase where it feels as if I've acomplished nothing and just enter the new year as one big loser. Maybe it's true and maybe it isn't. I know not to take myself very seriously in this phase, so I don't.
It's a thing really, I know this from high school, it's what I do every year since I can remember. Don't listen to me, I get back to you with a new list, a GOOD list, with things actually acomplished!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Anyway, for dinner we went gourmetten (I'm sure there's an English word for this, but I don't know what it is...) which is like a family tradition. As usual, it was delicious and a lot of fun! After dinner, we watched some movies and played some games, so basically everything went the way a family holiday is supposed to go.
This morning I was still at my parent's house, so I took a really long bath. When I got out, my sister, her husband and their two children had already arrived. Again, a great day with lots of food and drinks.
All in all, I had a great Christmas! Can't wait for the next!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
And a cozy day it was. Besides that, I did actually manage to get quite some work done. It's a good thing, too, because of course it's not a very good prospect to know that after Christmas, on Thursday and Friday, I would be extremely busy. As of yet I don't think the two days off will really affect the routine for the rest of the week.
So now I'm at home, with Sara coming over in a couple of hours. Tomorrow morning I'll leave for my parents in Leeuwarden, but tonight I'm just gonna stay in.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday I had to get up early, cause I was to visit my brother and his girlfriend, to see, for the first time, my new nephew. Travelling to Hilversum actually made me feel as if my relationship with Emiel had never ended. Just like in the old days, there were delays everywhere, so it too me over 4 hours to get there, instead of the two hours it's supposed to. Anyway, once I was there it was all forgotten, cause my nephew looked adorable.
After visiting them, I travelled along to Utrecht, to go and have drinks with my friend Arjen, which was a great way to spend the afternoon. Travelled back to Groningen (again, with delays, but not as horrible as it was the other way round) to spend the evening with Sara, which rounded up a great Saturday.
This morning I slept in, so now I'm just fucking about a bit. Because of the upcoming Christmas days, all the shops are open today, so I guess going shopping will be a nice way to end the weekend.
Tomorrow I have to go to work as usual, but then of course thuesday and wednesday will be Christmas Day and Boxing Day (allthough we call Boxing Day ' Second Christmas Day' in Holland) so it's gonna be an easy as pie week for me! Besides, it's cold outside, but at least there's a little bit of snow, so it's kind off a Winter Wonderland!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Even better is, after work you get home kinda tired so nothing feels better than to lay on the couch or have friends over, especially when it's as cold as it is right now. So, having people over is exactly what I did. In about 5 minutes Leendert is gonna have a drink with me and do some catching up. It's a good way to end a quite hectic day!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
While I think it goes too far to say I'm a real believer, relegion is something that gets me thinking, which I think is one of the main goals of religion in the first place. While I may not have all the answers, it's good to take some time once in a while to think it all through, and sort of find your place in the universe. Each person needs to do this for themselves, and wether the outcome is God, Allah, JHWH or whichever entity you prefer, that's up to you.
This is exactly what brings me to the anger I expressed in these last posts. While I do not hate Christians, or Christianity an sich, I do hate the fact that may religious people (this doesn't just go for Christians, but for other believers as well, the point is these past posts have been about Christians so I'll stick to that subject) try to impose their believes upon the rest of the world. I want to be able to choose my values, my believes, and my way of thinking. I want to be able to express them, just like I think a Christian has the right to express his or hers values, believes, and way of thinking.
The difference is, I'm not trying to get someone else to think the same way, through brainwashing, or, worse, legislature. Just because I'm gay, that doesn't mean the whole world has to be, or even to be accepting. As long as it doesn't lead to any hate speech or hate crimes, I suppose a homophobe can do whatever he wants. Why then is it, that as soon as relegion mixes with politics, suddenly the entire population is pushed to take on the values and believes of that particular believe system?
The ironic thing is that in the United States the Christians got so much fuss about Muslims trying to impose their faith on others, while Christians in the United States are doing the exact same thing. Again, there's nothing wrong with believing in God or in Allah, but please keep the 'live and let live' idea in mind. I like to be able to make up my own mind.
Today I'd like to talk a bit about Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor (as was Bill Clinton) Republican second tier (at this moment, but who knows what happens) hopefully for the White House. I suppose Kuckabee isn't as high profile outside of the United States as Clinton, Obama or Guliani, but I do think he's a force to be reckoned with. What seems to be the case? The entire Christian Right, lead by fuckers such as Don Wildmon and James Dobson is flocking together to support him as the Republican (what else when it comes to the Bible Belt) candidate.
There is something fundamentally wrong with this. Both American Family Association (AFA) and Focus on the Family (FotF) are tax exempt organisations. Now I may not be an expert on the subject, but as far as I know this status prevents them from taking on a political statement, let alone actually supporting a candidate. So how do they do it? Simple: Dobson only makes 'personal statements' that of course have nothing to do with his ministry, while AFA, through OneNewsNow, is very very selective when it comes to the news items they post. In order words: only news that's positive for Huckabee, or, even better, negative news about the other candidates or (God forbid) the Democrats.
Anyway, needless to say Huckabee is another homphobic, pro-life, conservative nutcase, but the scary thing of course is that those are exactly the kind of people who might have a chance of winning in the United States. For some reason the evangelists are a force to be reckoned with. Let's pray to God (how ironic is that) the Democrats will conquer, not just for the Americans, but for the entire world!
At work, it was just a usual day, nothing really special. Sometimes it's good to have a usual day, sort of to get you going. That's exactly how I felt today, so I was glad nothing surprising or stressful happened, and I could just do my job.
After work, I went home for dinner, and then into the freezing cold (we're not really used to extreme weather in Holland) to Ziena's place. The finale of Holland's Next Top Model was on, so of course we needed to watch that. I'm glad to say that even though my favourite (Kassandra) didn't win, at least it wasn't that stupid bitch Carmen either. Really, how little brain cells can a person have?
Anyway, while watching the show, we were playing Trivial Pursuit as well, and I won big time, so of course I was in a good mood. Now I'm back home, so it's bed time for me. Sorry for not having anything really interesting to write, I'll make it up to you tomorrow!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
So why am I writing all this? Well, I just read an article about this guy, and to me it proved once again the Christian Right is insane. This guy wants to bomb Iran as soon as possible, thinks gay marriage is a farce and actually thinks Bush is a great president.... How fucked up is that? Have the Americans found out some fancy new brainwash technique or something?
These past couple of months, because of the upcoming elections, I've been reading quite a lot about the Republicans, especially the Bible Belt where the so-called Christian Right originates. These people are honoustly insane. I think it has something to do with inbreed in those incest states, but they seriously act as if they're retarded. Just listening to their stupid accent proves to me there is no place as bad to live as America. Land of the free? My ass! All they want to do is impose their religious believes on the rest of the population, and they don't give a fuck how they do it.
I've never been to the United States, so, granted, all I know is what I read or see on television, but I guess the ignorance a lot of Americans show in just 2 minute interviews, makes me fear the worst. I would really love to go to the States on holiday one time, but to live there? Never!
Got there at about 9, only to find out I was actually running a little late, since all the other guests were already there. I got to meet her boyfriend's parents, which was nice! The rest of the guest list stayed up until about 1 at night, so afterwards it was just Ziena, Harm Jan and I. We decided to go out for a drink and some clubbing. After surviving the Arctic feeling cold, we ended up in a place called Tramps, where we had a nice beer. After that, it was up to The Golden Arm (the local gay club) which was fun, albeit not very crowded.
Went home at about 3, so I felt pretty good today, and enjoyed a very nice afternoon at my parents. As usual, a great weekend!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Anyway, Co-worker Ciska and I performed Wannabe, which is of course the collest Spice Girls song ever, and I think we were pretty much a hit, according to the way people in the audience were cheering. It was totally cool!
And speaking of karaoke, my office mate Harm Jan and both filled in the application form to be a contestant on Singing Bee, which is like Pop Idol but without the talent. All you have to do is know the words, you don't need to have a great singing voice! I really hope we'll get ourselves into the screentest!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
It seems as if everyone has a boy- or girlfriend in December, except for me. And you know what the stupidest thing is? It's the same every fucking year. It doesn't matter how long whichever relationship lasts throughout the year, but it's sure enough to end right in time before the holiday season, ensuring I'll spend both Christmas days at my parents, and New Year's Eve with friends.
Of course, there's nothing wrong with celebrating the holidays like that, except I'm sick of watching them all kiss each other every year at twelve, while I'm just hovering about a bit. Damn, I really really really do need a boyfriend...
After swimming, as usual, we went to Ziena's place to watch a movie. This time it was Bram Stoker's Dracula, mostly because of Ziena's obsession with Keanu Reeves. Well, actually I think he's pretty hot myself, but that's our little secret okay? Anyway, it's a nice movie, even though I've watched it like tons of times. At least one horror movie that doesn't scare the shit out of me!
Tonight I'm going to the cinema with Anneke, to watch the Dutch movie Alles is Liefde (it could be translated as 'All is full of love') . For people from outside of Holland who will probably never see this movie: think of it as a Dutch version of Love Actually and you sorta get it. I think it will be a nice evening, this movie has broken box office records here in Holland so it can't be all crap, right? Besides, of course it's nice spending the evening with Anneke, so of course we also go for a drink to catch up!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Saturday I'm going to Hilversum to get a first look of my new nephew! He was born last week, so it's about time I get to see him. While I'm in Hilversum, there's nothing wrong with doing a little shopping, so that's exactly what I'm planning to do! I've got a good reason too, since I have to go buy a birthday present for Ziena.
Which brings me to Saturday night, which I will be spending at Ziena's house celebrating her birthday with her friends, family and her boyfriend. Sunday I'm planning on going to Leeuwarden to visit my parents, so that will round up a nice weekend.
But let's not plan ahead too far, there's two days to go. In just half an hour Ziena and I are going swimming (you'd think I'd gone straight and Ziena's my girlfriend judging by my posts, but don't worry, that's not the case) and watch a movie afterwards, probably Bram Stoker's Dracula, starring Keanu Reeves and stealing bitch Winona Ryder haha.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
During these past three months I definitely started feeling better, heathier. As you know I exercise quite a lot nowadays, and I sure enough can feel I get more breath and can be more active without feeling exhausted. You can notice the first differences almost immediately, but after a couple of months it actually feels as if you've never been an addict.
Not a day goes by without me being happy not to be a smoker anymore. For instance, as I'm writing this blog entry, it's raining outside. Imagine I'd run out of cigarettes just a minute ago. The former addict in me would have insisted going on a 15 minute walk to the gas station to buy a new package, no matter what fucked up weather it would be. In contrast, imagine me sitting all warm and cosy in my house, with a nice glass of ice tea, listening to the rain outside. Need I say more?
When you're reading this as a smoker, I can wholeheartedly recommend quiting. It may seem like an intolerable sacrifice, but really: it ain't that hard! You'll love yourself for it afterwards.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Saturday morning of course I had to get up early to buy my Kylie Minogue KYLIEX2008 Tour tickets at Ahoy Rotterdam, so when that paid off I was really thrilled. To celebrate I also bought myself the brand new double DVD White Diamond - ShowGirl Homecoming live in Melbourne (also by Kylie of course). Great set, and I really can't wait to go and see Kylie again! The last time was ShowGirl in Rotterdam, so it's about time!
After acquiring my tickets, I went out for lunch with Ziena and Harm Jan (Ziena's boyfriend). I'm a big sucker for going out for lunch, so of course this was a pleasant way to start off the afternoon. After lunch, I went shopping, so before I knew it it was about dinner time.
After dinner, my good friend Bo came over for a drink. He lives in Utrecht nowadays so it's always a pleasure seeing him again whenever he's in Groningen or I'm in Utrecht. We had a couple of drinks and then went to a birthday party. My friends Remco and David are celebrating their birthday together every year, and this year was no exception. Nice party, talked to loads of people, really enjoyed myself!
Sunday afternoon I went to Leeuwarden to go visit my parents. It was my mother's birthday last Friday, so we went to celebrate on Sunday. Besides my parents, also my sister, her husband, and their two children were present. Went back home after dinner and enjoyed a quiet evening doing nothing, which was a good thing after all the frenziness!
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
Anyway, since my brother lives two hours away from me and this Sunday I need to go to my mother's birthday party, I don't think it will be before next weekend to go visit, but then again, how much can a baby change in one week?
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Of course, all of this is mainly intended for children, but I guess I can talk for a lot of Dutchies when I say I still get nostalic from the whole thing, and I really like it all. Traditionally Sinterklaas comes to visit my office every year, so I had a chance to go on a photo with him. Of course I know it's just someone who's dressed up, but I guess it's like Disneyland: you know it's just a person in a big mouse-costume, but at that moment you could swear it's the real Mickey.
Seeing I don't have any children or little brothers or sisters, I won't be celebrating it tonight, but the fun upfront was good enough for me! Santa Clause eat your heart out!
Monday, December 03, 2007
Saturday I went to get my hair cut, and then went back into town for some shopping and a drink with Dirk. Then at night Martijn came over, and I went to sleep at about two in the morning (without Martijn obviously, in case it would sound that way).
Sunday I went, as I usually do, to Leeuwarden to visit my parents. Another great day! All in all, a pretty standard, but lovely weekend!
Friday, November 30, 2007
Tomorrow morning I'm gonna get my hair cut. Call me a faggot, but going to the hairdresser is always something I'm looking forward to. There's nothing I hate more than my hair looking silly. Well actually, usually it only looks silly in my own opinion, with everyone else riduling me because I'm constantly whining about it. No matter, after tomorrow I'll be a happy camper again when it comes to my hair.
For the rest of the weekend, I plan on doing just things I like, and no stress or forced upon me activities at all. I hope you'll all have a great weekend as well. No excuse me while I go get a well deserved glass of wine! Cheers!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tonight I was supposed to go see a movie with Anneke (called Alles Is Liefde, somewhat of a Dutch version of Love Actually) but I'm just too tired for it, so I cancelled this morning. On the one hand, that's a real shame, cause Anneke and I don't see each other enough, so going to the movies together would be very nice. On the other hand, I don't think I would be very good company, so postponing until a somewhat less frantic period probably is for the best.
So what I'm planning to do is watch just a couple of sitcoms, take a long hot shower, and go to bed early. Just one day left, and then there's time to actually relax and do fun stuff with friends. For now, the most important thing is to get enough sleep.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
These are the announced dates so far, be sure to expect more:
Tue 06-05 Paris, Bercy
Wed 07-05 Antwerp, Sportpaleis
Fri 09-05 Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle
Sat 10-05 Frankfurt, Festhalle
Mon 12-05 Prague, Sazka
Wed 14-05 Vienna, Stadthalle
Thu 15-05 Budapest, Sports Arena
Tue 27-05 Cologne, Arena
Thu 29-05 Munich, Olympiahalle
Sat 07-06 Hamburg, Colorline Arena
Sun 08-06 Copenhagen, Forum
Tue 10-06 Oslo, Spektrum
Wed 11-06 Stockholm, Globe
Fri 13-06 Helsinki, Hartwall Arena
Sun 22-06 Berlin, Velodrom
Mon 23-06 Rotterdam, Ahoy
Thu 26-06 Belfast, Odyssey Arena
Fri 27-06 Belfast, Odyssey Arena
Sat 05-07 Glasgow, S.E.C.C. (0870 040 4000)
Sun 06-07 Glasgow, S.E.C.C.
Mon 14-07 Manchester, M.E.N. Arena (0844 847 8000)
Tue 15-07 Manchester, M.E.N. Arena
Sat 26-07 London, 02 Arena (0844 856 0202)
Sun 27-07 London, 02 Arena 
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
So, you may ask, why am I still reading it? I don't, actually. What I like to do, is go to the online version at http://www.telegraaf.nl and read the user's comments. For all their trying to become a tabloid did attract the right public to get some hilarious responds. If this was America, Telegraaf readers would be ignorant rednecks. It's a shame most of you will probably not be able to read the hilarious responds, but for the ones who do speak Dutch: go check it out. There may be people with only one braincell after all.
What this have to do with my experience tonight? Well, from time to time I like to post a comment myself, which is mostly when there's just a blatant mistake (happens all the time at this wortless excuse for a newspaper) which is most of the times a result of a word for word translation of an article earlier published in The Sun or the Daily Mirror, two of Britain's most idiotic tabloids.
Well, it turned out tonight that while it's perfectly okay for these (dare I call them that way) 'journalists' to write whatever bullshit they please, but it's not possible to actually try and set the record straight. Every comment I try to post to correct mistakes has been rejected so far, even though I don't violate any of their silly little rules. Mind you, one of the rules is 'no personal attacts' which is something the mojaority of the readers does. Of course, this is because that's exactly the kind of readers they like to attract.
Anyway, I'd say freedom of speech my ass at De Telegraaf. Why don't you just go fuck yourself?
You know, there's nothing wrong with having a busy day at work. Actually, it can be quite fulfillingfrom time to time. However, when you're stressing all day and nothing actually seems to be getting done, it's a whole different story. For every task I'm performing at the moment, there are two or three new ones waiting in my inbox. At the end of the day, when I go home, it feels as if I didn't progress just one bit, even though I've been busy like hell.
Of course, this shouldn't really be a reason for complaining. After all,I knew upfront this would be three quite frantic weeks, and I'm already halway through it, so I suppose it can only get better.
Enough of my whining, I'm going to watch a movie (The Talented Mister Ripley, to be exact, to get off on Matt Damon and of course Jude Law haha). Cheers!
Monday, November 26, 2007
Another strange thing today, was that it was Rik's last day at work. Of course we had our official goodbye dinner last Friday, but still it's a bit weird to actually say goodbye at the office. Of course, Ziena, Rik and I will still be seeing each other for drinks, but I do have to say it's somewhat strange to not be workmates anymore. Usually we went for lunch, the three of us, so that's reduced to two from now on.
So, it's time for me to go swimming. It's extremely cold outside so I can't say I'm all too thrilled about having to leave the house, but I guess I just don't have a choice.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I like weekends like this you know, just having fun and doing generally nothing. I sometimes wish every day could be like this, although of course I would be bored to death in just two or three days if that were actually the case. I guess I need a vacation?
Saturday, November 24, 2007
It's been ages (well, about a month) since I went clubbing. Now that Holland has a truly fabulous Top40, clubbing should be extremely great! I can't wait to get out there on that dance floor! So, let me get ready, and I'm off.
For everyone else who's going out tonight: have a great time!
After dinner, we went to Buckshot Cafe for some drinks. This is not a place I go to often, but it was kinda nice. There's this dance floor upstairs with some nice lounge kinda music. I'm usually not very into lounge music, since I'm more of a Top40-person, but I guess this was feasable.
So, now I'm getting ready to go shopping, cause of course I need to go and buy Kylie's new album X. I'll give you guys a full review this afternoon!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
By the way, along with the new number came a really cool new Samsung slide phone. I turned really hatefull on my Motorola RZR so I'm quite happy I've got a new one now! Let's hope I won't destroy this one as quickly as I've fone with each and every previous one. Then again, trashing it makes up for a good reason to go and buy myself a new and even cooler one.
Anyway, let me know if you need my new number, and when I feel like it, you'll probably get it hehe!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Going to bed early and not really doing anything at night helps, too. Tonight of course I'm going swimming, as I did Monday, but after that it's just gonna be me, a bowl of popcorn and some more episodes of Will and Grace, or even a nice Madonna concert dvd. I can't believe how it took me just one year to actually look forward to doing nothing and staying in. A few months ago this was like my worst nightmare but now it's just fine.
The only exceotion to the rule is the weekend. On a Friday night I can kinda live with it doing nothing, but on a Saturday I just need to go out and do something, anything. Good thing I'm having a party this weekend!
Anyway, Ziena will be waiting if I don't hurry up now and drag myself to the swimming pool! Cheers!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Two years ago, in august 2005, I started Totally Theo because first of all I got kinda sick of my old blog, and second of all, the old one was in Dutch while I was busy getting to know people from all over the world through the Madonna fanclub and of course all the waiting in line during the Drowned World, Re-Invention and Confessions Tours. So, I decided to start myself a new blog and publish it in English so that everyone would be able to read it.
These past two years knew some highs and lows, but pageview wise as content wise. I remember the peaks right after the Dutch stop of the Confessions Tour in Amsterdam, as well as the day I signed up for www.gay.nl/teejoo1980 , getting more pageviews from both sides. In addition to that, it's weird sometimes reading back the highs when I got into a relationship with Emiel, and the lows when it all ended.
To me, this place is like a diary, but one I really need to look out what I'm writing, since the whole world can read along. But that's kinda what makes it a nice thing to do every day, knowing that there are real people out there interested enough to actually take the time and read what I wrote.
Thank you all for visiting, keep returning, and on the next 10.000!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Saturday night Leendert came over, so after a bit of a chat we decided to watch some episodes. Well, turned out the 'some episodes' means almost the entire dvd box hehe. We spend so much time on it there wasn't any use going out anymore, which was fine, because I didn't feel like going out anyway.
Yesterday I went to Leeuwarden to visit my parents, which was nice as well. All in all, a good weekend!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
First of all, Cleopatra is the place I got most of my friends from. The funny thing is, these friends are divided into people that became friends instantly when I joined myself, and people who came along later on the road. Regardless, many of them hold a dear place in my hard, and are, or have been, very important to me. I can't imagine going through my days of being a student without them. Even more, I can't imagine living the way I live right now without them. I'm not going to name any names, but you know who you are when you're reading this and you're still in my life.
Second: I got to learn things like working in a team. You have to understand, at Cleopatra there's a lot of team work going on. You either are already used to it, or it just gets on you while doing it. Cleopatra is a cool club where nobody has to be sorta out of the group. With just a little effort, you can always fit in. I personally don't really need to have a lot of effort to fit in, but I really do like the fact that it's a place where everyone can join the club.
Third: I got to meet my ex-boyfriend Roel at Cleopatra. Of course, it may be sad he's my ex-boyfriend instead of my current boyfriend, but nonetheless. It was the first time I actually got to spend time in a full-time relationship. I guess, even though it didn't really wotk out, I learned a lot from it. I don't see Roel anymore on a regular basis, but the time I've spend with him has been invaluable to me, and I will always cherish it.
Finally: there's just a feeling of great fun to know there's always a place you can fall back to, where you can just have a beer, where everybody knows your name (how Cheers is that?). I'm way too old now, but I'll always cherish the times when I was really a part of that!
So, mysterious visitor, using Academie Kabel from Groningen, the Netherlands: please let me know who you are, so that I can praise you!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
So, at least I got done what I wanted to do. Some of you may now the online job site Monsterboard (I think it's an international thing, but don't sue me if I'm wrong). I had my resume on it before, but after I changed something, the lay out got completely fucked up, making it look so silly I thought it better to take it offline completely. After that, I kinda forgot about it, until I got some automatically generated email from them. It got my mind back on this site, so I rearranged my resume and put it back online. You never know what you're gonna get out of it.
Because of the computer problems, it took me over an hour to get things done, which would normally take, I guess, about ten minutes or so. Totally absurd of course, but once you get started you need to finish, for otherwise you could end up with parts of the resume up, and parts lost somewhere, which would look stupid. So, I'm glad things finally worked, and I sure hope my computer won't crash....
As long as you see me creating new posts here, you'll know I'll be fine hehe!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I once saw an episode of Oprah on this very subject, and I could recognize myself in the guests completely. As it turns out, to some (most probably I'm one of them), buying stuff can work like a drug, and can really become something you grow mentally addicted to. Also, apparantly it doesn't really matter what it is you're buying, as long if it's something you don't need as a bare necessity. Check!
Another thing that goes with it, is that people are doing it to cheer themselves up, like what some people do with food or sex. It makes sense, yesterday evening I was feeling sorta depressed (as I wrote down here) so maybe that didn't completely wear of today?
Of course, there's a big difference between spending way too much, or just buying some fun stuff. Although I really like buying stuff, I almost never go and spend outrageous amounts of money. Usually it's just one album or DVD and I'm happy. Shopping can really cheer a guy up!
Monday, November 12, 2007
I've been doing this before, and you would have thought I'd learn something from it, but no no no, I just go and do it again, so now I'm feeling all sad and sorry for myself. The thing is, all the lovely, and not so lovely, memories are right here in my head, so I don't ever need to be afraid I'll forget about them, but actually reading me writing about it as it happened, is quite a different thing.
Reading stuff about our vacation, about our first date, about the first time he said he loved me... it's all just a bit surreal reading it back. Likewise, it's really strange reading back the stuff I wrote when we broke up. Back then I figured later on I could use it to feel good about myself later on, knowing it would be way past me. The thing is, it's almost a year ago now, and it's anything but way past me. Does that sound pathetic or what? I really wish I could say differently, but I can't. There's simply not a day passing by without me missing him for at least one moment.
My friend Ziena correctly tells me I should forget all about him, and he's bad news for me. I know she's right, but there's such a big difference between knowing someone's right and acting upon it. If there would be like a switch or something in my head I could turn off, I would probably do so immediately. In the meantime, I guess I just gonna have to deal with it, and accept the fact there's another holiday season coming up with me being alone.
Speaking of which, tonight is an ideal evening for things like this. It's raining cats and dogs outside so I'm quite happy to stay in and just fuck about a bit. Watching some DVD's, doing some computer stuff, it's a nice way to spend the evening after a long day at work.
The rest of the week I guess will be quite normal, doing a bit of swimming and maybe some shopping. I guess I'm a little boring this week (but don't let it stand in the way of checking back here anyway).
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Anyway, if I may say so myself: I'm really really really proud! Two months of non-smoking? I could have never even imagined it, but it worked!
Once every while I send them emails, mainly because of the hilarious responses you get from them. Usually they consist of cursing and swearing at me, which, I guess, is not the Christian thing to do, but what the hell. The funny thing is there's just no way of reasoning with these guys, because they're absolutely insane, but the make for real good comedy. I can't believe someone could actually get offended by them, since they're so retarted you cannot really take them seriously. Well okay, I guess having them around at a funeral shouting offensive insults would piss me off too, but just by their pamflets and their website, they're just plain funny!
As soon as I get a response, I'll post it here, so stay tuned and check back. In the meantime, check out their ridiculous website. I especially like the sermons and the answers to other people's letters!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
It made me think about leaving Groningen as well, to be at least a bit closer to where the action is, but then again, I really like my city and I don't really want to leave. I see Amsterdam as a great day trip, but not really as a place where I want to live. Mind you, if I do want to move to one of the big cities, I would pick London instead of Amsterdam any day.
The good thing about Groningen is, that it's quite a diverse city, you know with the University being situated here, but still it's not so huge you could drown in it. It's sorta like a warm blanket to roll in. You can go out in Groningen any time knowing you will bump into people you know, something I guess is a fat chance in Amsterdam.
Anyway, no matter how good this may sound, fact is I don't have any plans for tonight, while I do want to have plans, so that's a bit fucked up.
Friday, November 09, 2007
So, I was actually planning on staying on my own tonight, just watching some movies on the couch, but now Sara is coming over, which is fine, cause I could use some company to celebrate the weekend! For the rest, I don't really have any plans yet. Usually I see that as a bad thing, but this weekend, I guess it's a good thing I can do whatever I want to.
So, South Park starts in a couple of minutes, so I'm heading back to my couch!
Thursday, November 08, 2007
After work, I had a shopping date with Anneke, but the weather was already so bad that shopping wasn't exactly the most desirable thing to do. So instead we opted for having a drink and some barfood at the News Cafe, which is one of my favourite hangouts here in Groningen. It was nice catching up with here, since I've barely seen her since she had a baby. For the most part, I have myself to blame for not seeing her enough, so I definitely need to make some arrangements so that I call her more often. Anyway, I had a nice evening, and of course we had loads of catching up to do.
So now Pretty Woman is on telly, and although I despise Julia Roberts, I must admit I do like this movie very much, so it's back to the couch for me!
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
I remember the first time
I heard the music play
The world just stopped turning
I could have died that very day
You found me, and took me home
In your heart I'll always roam
It's all a dream
One kiss, one touch
One smile and I'm melting away
One word, one blink
This could be such a wonderful day
Waking up with you
Looking into your eyes
Is more I ever dreamt of
You're the dream that lives inside
This is more than I knew I could feel
Tell me please is this love for real
Don't ever go
In this world of illusions
Our love seems to stand tall
No matter how deep
With you I don't need to fear
I don't care if I fall
I don't care if I fall
I don't care if I fall
With you I don't care if I fall
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
So, I was very happy Ziena and I cancelled our swimming date yesterday in favour of getting a drink downtown, and rescheduled for today (and tomorrow, to keep up with two times a week). Ziena and I use our swimming time (which we, for some reason, call Urban Swimming), for gossiping and complaining about basically everything, which is the perfect way to sound off after a hard day.
The only bad thing is, I was kinda hoping this swimming (we're doing it regurlarly for about 10 weeks now) would give me somewhat of a sixpack or at least a little bit bigger arms, but none of it... I guess really big arms wouldn't fit me anyway, since I've got a tattoo there that would probably get horribly misformed, but just a little bigger would be welcome. I took it I could use swimming as a substitute for going to the gym (I'm probably the only gay guy in the world who absolutely loads the gym) but I guess I'm having no such luck. At least it keeps me from not getting really fat (a big risk since I quit smoking 8 weeks ago), so there's one good thing!
Monday, November 05, 2007
First of all, while looking for the South Park box, I accidentally bumped into Four Rooms, which is a Madonna movie. As much as I love Madonna to pieces, there's just no honoust way of saying she can act, so this one's strictly because I'm a collector, and will probably never be watched again. Still, for only 3 Euro's there's no complaining, right?
So, once I got started there wasn't any stopping, so off to Esprit I went. I guess Esprit is an international chain, but in case you don't know what it is: it's great. Think of it as a somewhat more European version of The Gap and you'll get the picture. Anyway, I'm a member of the Esprit club since I always spend such outrageous amounts of money there. I haven't decided if this club card is a good or a bad thing yet. It can be used for collecting credits which will earn you vouchers for discounts, but it also encourages to spend even more. Of course, this is exactly what the store people want you to do, and being the sucker that I am, they succeeded. Bought myself a really cool new sweater that I'm wearing proudly as we speak.
To top things off, I went and bought myself a new cell phone. For the past year and a half I was using a Motorola RZR and I'm kinda sick of it, so now I got this really cool Samsung slide phone. Speaking of being decadent haha. Anyway, it came with a new number as well, so if I know you personally and haven't given you the new number before november 24th (that's when my old SIM will become de-activated), drop me a line at my 'old' number!
As I've said before, shopping can really cheer me up, so yesterday has definitely been a very good day! It wasn't even that bad to go back to work today!
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Boy, was I wrong! It wasn't disastrous at all. Actually it was a great evening, and this guy, called R., was really great! We had a great evening, and I'm seeing him again next weekend! This has been my third online arranged date, and the second one that went good (the first being E.). You never really know how it will be actually meeting each other, but as I said, this was great!
The rest of the weekend has been good as well. Yesterday my ex co-worker Corien and I went for coffee, and last night I attented a graduation party, which was nice as well!
Friday, November 02, 2007
We arrived quite early so that we could go and grab a drink and some snacks before the show. Then, when we entered the arena, we got ourselves some pretty nice spots up against the railing. Unfortunately, after about half an hour, a secruraty person came up to us to tell us we weren't allowed to stand there because of fire precautions. Bummer, but fortunately soon we found another spot which was just as good, with no security sending us away.
The special guest performance was, I guess, quite nice, although I'm not a big fan of pre-shows in general. They only played 6 songs however, so it was over pretty soon. I was expecting quite a long wait after the pre-show, but before I knew it the houselights went out and the crowd started to roar.
Starting with a great visual introduction, the guys came onstage, dressed as politicians, singing Reach Out, for their new album Beautiful World. Loved it! Loved it even more when this was followed by It Only Takes A Minute and Patience. Before Patience, Howard Donald, who couldn't do the show because of his accident last week, came on stage to say hi to us, which was nice.
The rest of the show was just wonderful, with personal highlights Relight My Fire, Give Good Feeling, Never Forget and Pray. The stage looked very spectacular, with loads of pyrotechnics, videoscreens, and particular good lightning. Also, the crowd was really into it, so on several occasions the whole arena seemed as if one big sing-a-long.
I'm glad they're back, and hope to see them again on their next tour!
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Expect a review here tomorrow!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The good thing about these camp trip,s is that they basically are all about drinking beer. There are some activities planned, but I can never really be bothered engaging in them. Usually it's better to stay indoors and just drink loads of beer. We had some drinking games which made it all the more fun, especially since I'm not especially good in them, so I had to drink a lot!
After three days like that of course you're totally wasted, so it wasn't exactly as if I came back from my weekend all relaxed and fresh. Never mind though, I'm fine now, and ready to go swimming with Ziena.
In just two days, I'm going to see Take That at Ahoy Rotterdam!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Listening to it, I'm looking even more forward to the concert next week (november 1st), cause it means that after liking them for over 10 years, I finally get to see them play live! I've seen many of their performances, both old and new, on video and dvd, but of course it will be a whole new thing actually being part of the show. I've seen Robbie Williams doing a solo show at the same venue many years ago, which was great. Still, even Robbie can't get close to the real magic Take That always kinda showed of.
So, now that I've got both Never Forget and Beautiful World, along with a couple of dvds, I'm properly armed to go and have the best night of the year next week! Expect a full review next Friday!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The only problem with this great idea is, that I need to find the right political party to suit my ideas. In Holland, we've got many different parties, with many different ideas. Most of them operate both on a national and a local level, which is exactly what I want. I'm not interest in a party that just tries to get things done locally, although the extend of the volunteering I'm interested in, does concern local matters.
So, as to not make any rash decisions, I decided to go and read all the political programs, in rder to be able to make a well-informed choice. I gotta tell you, it's not that easy. Although the parties differ on many ideas, there are also some things they have in common, and the problem is, it's exactly those issues that would have been helpful to me in making a good choice. Nobody ever said politics were easy, I suppose.
I guess it's best to give it some rest for an evening, so that tomorrow I can make like a chart, citing the good and bad things of each party, and then counting them up and decide which one fits me best. I am kind of excited about this. I like being active, so this would set out a whole new world of opportunities!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
So anyway, that's six weeks ago now, and I haven't taken one single puff since. Smoking is officially behind me now, and even though I've had smoke-free periods before, I'm totally convinced this time it's gonna last! This is not just a presumption, I actually have some reasons.
First of all, I realised the insane amount of money I used to spend on smoking every month. That money can buy me a lot of Madonna tickets, and of course to me that can be a big drive. Furthermore, as of next year, there's a smoking ban in bars and clubs in Holland, so the former addict in me actually decided never to go out anymore. Thinking about it, I realised just how pathetic that sounds. It's pretty insane to think you can't have a good time without cigarettes, so it's good to be smoke-free before the ban actually comes into place.
Then, of course, there are the obvious reasons, like health issues and the fact that smoking actually smells (something you don't realise while smoking yourself). I have to admit health issues weren't my first concern, but it's a good plus.
So, keep your fingers crossed that I will never succumb to the temptation again, and will remain an ex-smoker for the rest of my life!
Monday, October 22, 2007
The good thing is, I'm not alone in this matter. Gimme More made it to #3 in the Billboard Hot 100, which is arguably the most important music chart in the world. It's pretty amazing the single got there, considering the only promotion Britney did, was that horrible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas, about a month ago. It's like starfucker and showbizz blogger Perez Hilton (http://www.perezhilton.com/) wrote: we all love to hate her.
Meanwhile, I was at a club saturday night, and as soon as Gimme More was played, the dance floor was filled, so she's doing something right!
Keep it up Britney, don't ever become a decent girl again!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Anyway, at about 3 I arrived in Utrecht, so Bo and I went shopping. I bought myself the Kylie ShowGirl HomeComing cd, and the new Madonna: Like an Icon biography, both very cool! Then of course we needed to get something to eat and drink, so we went to this really fancy restuarant/club called Winkel van Sinkel. I'd heard about it, and the rumours were true: it's a really cool place to go to. We stayed for about 4 hours, and then went to grab a burger at McDonalds. After that, there was time for two more beers, before I needed to head to the station and take the train back to Groningen.
Back in Groningen Leendert and I had plands to go clubbing, which was cool as well. It was a bit quiet downtown, but I still had a lot of fun and watched some really cute guys (only looking, no buying hehe). Got back home at about 3.30 so there was some time left for sleeping. Now I'm up and ready to go visit my parents, so again this promises to be a good day!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I was actually planning on spending several evenings this week this way, but it didn't go according to plan, so I'm quite happy being able to spend at least one night by myself. Chances are Leendert is coming over this evening, which is fine, but it's also fine just being alone. Just one more evening to go before the weekend, for which I've got lots of things planned, so I'm a happy camper!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
This may all sound a bit depressed, but don't get me wrong, I'm not. It's just that I'm always looking forward to the summer, and this year we practically had none, so when the leaves start to fall and you can bet your life there isn't any chance left, it's sad. For the rest, of course fall and winter can be pretty cosy seasons as well, except I don't have a boyfriend so I don't really have anyone to cuddle up to this year. Actually, come to think about it, I don't have a boyfriend during wintertime whichever year. For some strange reason my relatinships seem to end before Christmas, so I've never really had that great thing of making snowmen together or going sleyriding.
Hm, now that I'm writing this, I am starting to feel a bit sorry for myself, so I'd better stop now and drag myself to the pool, to go for my evening of excercise.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
In fact, our 'date' together tonight got me thinking: why is it so hard to stay friends with someone you've been in a relationship with? Maybe W. isn't such a good example, since we only date briefly, but let's have a look at one of my three significant relationships: R.
When R. and I broke up, we didn't get along too well for a while. It's a phase I actually understand quite well, you know, it can be difficult to deal with stuff, so sometimes it's just better to fight over it. Then, after a couple of months, especially when you see each other like every day, as R. and I did around that time, there should be some kind of normality, right?
Wrong! If it weren't for a couple of weeks ago at a party, we still wouldn't have said a word to each other, and the sad thing is: there really is no-one to blame, it just happened. Isn't it weird? Someone who has played such a big role in your life, can just dissapear or even become an enemy. The same thing threatened to hapen with E. but fortunately enough we were, somehow, able to avoid it, so now we communicate quite often. Why is it then, that R. and I can't seem to manage the same thing?
I don't know. Basically, I shouldn't even care, I mean, we are ex-boyfriends and it's been a long time. Still, I'd like to believe I could get along with anyone, so I would really like to get along with him as well.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
So the image above is probably going to be the last picture of me ever with a cigarette, taken over two months ago. I've quit smoking for over a month now, and I couldn't be more proud of myself. I'be watched some people smoking today, and although I can't deny I was just a tad jealous, the greater part of me was just overjoyed to not be any part of that anymore.
Being an ex-smoker really does cheer things up a lot!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Two years ago the big tsunami in Asia took place. I remember the first couple of days (it was Christmas), everyone was glued to the television and constantly giving to charity to help the victims. Then, just a couple of days later, the impact started to get less and less, until nobody cared anymore. It didn't mean the tragedy was any less, it just meant we couldn't be bothered to care anymore. With an overload of horrible images, one can only go so far in feeling sympethatic or shocked.
I'm not blaming myself or anyone else for this, but the fact remains it's a bad thing. Loads of people involved with the shoot-out will be suffering from trauma as I'm writing this, and still it's only one of the many headlines I read today. The world has just gotten such a rotten place, we've gotten completely numb.
Any thoughts? Please use the response form!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
This is of course not new to me. After my breakup with R, back in 2003, I've been dealing with the same stuff for a couple of years (mind you!), so it's only logical I'm repeating that behaviour right now, since it's less than a year since E. and I broke up.
Still, you would thing a person would learn from his stupidities, wouldn't you? I actually know perfectly well how I react, and still I don't seem to be able to stop it, and just back off from guys in the first place. Rebound can be fun for just a while, but ultimately it's only a burden once you get to that point where you're actually ready to start over again. I have no idea when that point will happen for me. The last time I didn't even saw it coming, E. was just there and suddenly I knew I was ready for a new relationship. Will it be the same this time round? I don't know.
Fact is at the moment there are several guys I fancy, and of course that's not a good starting point in the first place. Luckily enough I don't seem to stand a chance with either one of them, so there's no risk of getting hurt or hurting someone else. Still, it would be nice to fall madly in love again, and who knows, maybe this is just a phase waiting to end?
Monday, October 08, 2007
Saturday I went shopping for going-away gifts for Renske and bought a couple of DVD's for myself as well in the process. That evening Martijn and Ziena came over to my house, after which we went to Renske's going-away party. She's moving to Milan for two months, and even though that's quite a short while, she decided to throw a party anyway, which is a good thing.
Sunday I went swimming with Leendert and spend the evening on Ziena's couch watching episodes of Will and Grace. I finished watching seasons 3 in just two days, so I bought myself seasons 4 as well, and loving it!
Today it wasn't even so bad to go to work (meaning, I really like my job, I'm just not a good Monday person, so it usually takes me some readjusting from the weekend). At the party Friday I found out there's this really goodlooking guy at the office, and I'm dying to get to know him, which is probably a long shot, but good enough for daydreaming.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
I didn't expect to win, so I wasn't actually expecting the need to make any travel plans or to find a companion. Ticket sales start (and end) tomorrow morning at 10 CET, so there's probably no way of finding someone to go with me.
As you may recall from an earlier post, back in 1998 Spice Girls was my first ever stadium concert (with many more to follow) and I was totally overblown by the coolness of it all. I know it may sound a bit pathetic to actually want to go to a Spice Girls show, but I was really looking forward to it. I was even prepared to go there by myself, but I just found out Eurolines doesn't have any direct connection between Holland and Cologne (how fucked up is that?) so I guess I don't have a choice in not going.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Anyway, the reason I'm plugging him is because he's got a new album out, called Hemel Nr. 7 (Heaven Number 7). I thought it would be nice if people from other countries would get to know him as well, so type his name in Google and listen to some of his songs. It doesn't matter if you don't speak Dutch, cause the songs are good enough without actually needing to understand the lyrics.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday evening I went for drinks with Ziena and Rik. We met a couple of guys from the United States and Canada, which was great, cause I always really enjoy meeting people from foreign countries. Of course it was a school night, so I had to watch my time, but I had a great evening anyway.
Yesterday Ziena and I went swimming, which will reprise tonight. Usually we go swimming on Mondays and Wednesdays, but since we used up Monday night for drinks we had to go on Thuesday this week.
Tomorrow there's a concert by Rik's band called The Elisabeth Knowhow, so that's something to look forward to as well. They make kinda Chilli Peppers sorta music, although I guess there will be people thinking I'm crazy now. Anyway, I like them, which is quite surprising considering they're not in the Billboard Hot 100.
Friday night there's a Cleopatra party, so I'm sure that will round up the week just great! Being busy at the office is just fine, as long as you're certain of having a good time afterwards.
Monday, September 24, 2007
The Princess of Pop, Kylie Minogue is about to release her new album, dubbed X and the lead single 2 Hearts. I can't wait for this album to be in my hands, since it's the first new material since Kylie's fight against breast cancer.
As you may remember, I was front row at Kylie's ShowGirl concert in Rotterdam, so I'm extremely eager for this album. Can't wait!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Then yesterday night we went out clubbing which was also pretty cool, although I felt tired quite early so I went home for a good night sleep. I suppose that was the good thing to do, since right now I'm not feeling tired at all so I can relax and go have a drink with some friends this afternoon.
And that about sums up the weekend, that went by way too fast...
Saturday, September 22, 2007
After that, Ziena and I are going shopping and have lunch in town, which is my favorite way of spending a Saturday afternoon. One of our department stores is having a big sale starting today, so of course we need to take advantage of that! I hope there will be somewhat of a scene, with people ripping clothes out of each others hands, like you see on television every once in a while.
Tonight I'm going out clubbing, so I can show of my new haircut and clothes to a willing test audience. Sounds like this is going to be a great day!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
The idea is that one contestant has to answer questions correctly to stay in the race, while an audience of 100 people can try to outrace this contestant and win the prizes instead. I remember entering to be a contestant some time ago, so when this woman called me I honestly had no idea what she was talking about, but it dawned on me pretty soon, so now I'm quite excited.
Prize money is pretty big on this show, about a 100000 if I remember correctly (I have to admit I don't watch the show very often). Anyway, it's been a couple of years since the last time I was on a tv show, so it's about time. The magic will start next week Saturday, on September 29, so be sure to check back around then (and sooner, of course).
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Of course, there's a certain danger in thinking it's too easy. It's a lot easier to fall back in the habit when you're under the impression you can quit at any time again. The most important thing to realise for me, at this moment, is that all it takes to going back to being an addict, is just one puff. As an ex-smoker you need to realise you will never lose the urge to start smoking again, so you should never let yourself fall into any temptation.
Good thing is that all restaurants, bars, clubs and cafe's will enforce a smoking ban starting june 2008. The most difficult place not to smoke, to me, is anywhere where you can have a drink with your friends. Although I don't aprove of a government-enforced smoking ban (personally I'd like to be my own judge if I want to smoke or not), I do have to say right now it will probably come in real handy for me.
So, tonight I'm going swimming with Ziena again (we're doing this two nights a week faithfully) so I can feel even more healthy!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Also, as we're talking good news: Ziena got her new job. Of course I didn't expect anything else, but still it's great to have it official. Of course we went to celebrate, with dinner at the Cantina Mexicana, one of my favourite restaurants in Groningen.
Tomorrow my parents are coming over, so that's another nice thing to look forward to. Life's great!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
1. Succeed in quitting smoking
2. Getting fatastic relationship with gorgeous guy
3. Actually meet Madonna
4. Eventually move out of Groningen
5. Visiting the United States
6. Go cage-diving with Great White Sharks
7. Learning how to play an instrument
8. Stop worrying about futile things
9. Visit London every year
10.Get on television
Monday, September 10, 2007
Oh my God, did anyone watch last night's MTV Video Music Awards ceremony? As you probably know, Britney Spears was opening act, performing (not how I call it performing, instead of singing) her new single Gimme More.
What could have been a fantastic restart, launching her back into stardom, was actually a pretty pathetic attempt of trying to bring back some of the old magic. Britney looked uninspired and skyrocket high, she danced like... well like nothing I can think of, and she even forgot to lip-synch a couple of times. What was she, and her team, thinking?
It's bad enough her image currently is based only on scandals, but if she could at least have given us a fantastic performance, I really think the public would have forgiven her, but I don't see any chance of that now. I actually feel kind of sorry for her. How has this girl become this complete idiot, throwing her career away like it's nothing?
She better come up with a killer album, otherwise I suspect she won't have any career left...