Thursday, May 31, 2007

Guilt-free weekend

It's only thursday, but my weekend has already started! Tomorrow my friend Bo is coming over for a visit, after which we're going to Utrecht (where he lives) together. I'm really looking forward to it!

But that's not until tomorrow... first I'm having a foam party tonight at my old student club. I've never been to a foam party before, so I don't really know what to expect, but the idea sounds like a lot of fun! I'm going to wear my swimming trousers, staying in theme. Sounds weird to have a whole bar full of foam, but I'm sure it's gonna be great.

Work was awfully busy this entire week, but that's only logical, knowing that I was off on both Monday and tomorrow, so all the work had to be done in just three days. I managed to get it all done, and then some, so I can start my weekend without feeling guilty.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Dress you up

Remember how I wrote last year I saw a store in Cologne called 'Madonna', even though it didn't actually have anything to do with Madonna? Well, it turns out to be a chain store in Germany, and my boss came across one of the stores on her visit to the Eiffel a couple of weeks ago. So here's a picture. They even copied the font in which Madonna logo's were printed in the early years. I wonder when Madonna will file suit?

Monday, May 28, 2007

Looking back

Next Saturday, june 2nd, marks the day it has been exactly one year since Emiel and I started our relationship, which of course, as you all know, ended not so good. I actually tried not to think about it, and just let it pass, but I just can't.

It's so weird it has been a year since I first met him. Take a moment to click on the archive on the right of this page, and look over what I wrote after that first fantastic weekend with Emiel. I still can't read it without crying, it's just so fucked up to know that I was so happy back then, and feel so miserable right now.

I guess the rest of this week I'll be writing quite a lot on this subject, so please bear with me okay?

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Shitty mood

I'm in a bit of a shitty mood today. It's weekend and I have no plans whatsoever, which is absolutely not a good thing on a Saturday. All my friends are attending a sorta prom night party tonight, but I hate these kind of occasions so I decided not to go, but it does mean there's no one to go out with tonight.

I guess I'll go shopping this afternoon to cheer me up, and then maybe go to my parents house tonight.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Cool off

I decided I really should cool off a little from my weekend of almost no sleep at all, so I planned another evening on the couch and an early in night. I realised this afternoon I was almost falling asleep in my office, which can't be a good thing. Scar Movie and Scream are on television tonight, so I guess I'm watching that, even though I hate Scary Movie and I already have Scream on DVD.

Even though I'm really tired, I did have a good day at work. Got loads of stuff done, so the rest of the week I will finally have the time to do some billing. It's really important for me to get some practise in billing, since my only co-worker (and boss) is going on holiday in less than a month, so I won't be having her around to ask questions for two weeks. The problem is, there's a financial month ending during her holiday, so this means I'm gonna be all by myself.

So, I've been working my ass off to save time for practising. I'm sure it will work out.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Hot hot hot

Have I mentioned before I'm not really into Monday's? Today was no exception, and to add some fuel to my already hatred for the first day of the week, it was extremely hot at the office. It felt as if the air conditioning broke down, which is not even that much of an illogical thought, since it happens all the time at my office.

Anyway, fortunately it's evening now, and I'm planning on doing nothing except for lying on the couch and watch a movie or something.

Awesome

It's been great having my boyfriend over for Saturday night! Actually, it has been so great I'm missing him real hard right now. It's funny how easily you can grow attached to having somebody sleeping next to you. Now I have to sleep on my own tonight, so I can't wait for next weekend to see him again!

After this funfilled, but pretty tiresome weekend, I have to go to bed early (read:now), so I wish you all a good night!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Birthday bash

The first part of my birthday has been a blast! Yesterday I officially turned 27, so Ziena invited me for dinner with herself, Harm Jan, Rik, Kim and Neil. We had a great dinner and some nice cold beers, after which we went to town. Almost got sick at the annual carnival (those rides were so easy when I was younger) and then went to a bar for more beer. A great evening!

Today my parents, brother and sister are coming over, so I spend this morning cleaning up my house. Tonight my boyfriend is coming over for the second part of the party. I invited loads of friends to come over to a bar with me and have drinks. I wish I could host the party at my house, but it's just too small, so this will have to make do.

I'm sure it's going to be a great evening, and I'll report back later!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Newlyweds

The wedding has been absolutely perfect! Despite of the horrendous weather yesterday, today was fine, so at about 2.45 we all waited in front of the Martinikerk for the soon to be newlyweds to arrive. At about 3 we went in, after which Anneke and Dirk entered. Both the bride and the groom looked great, and it was just lovely to seem them in a setting like this. The 'official' ceremony was nice, and not all of us could hold the tears down (surprisingly, I could, although I was right on the edge).

After the ceremony, we went to restaurant Feythuys for the reception. It was great seeing all of Anneke's family again, since I used to come over there regularly while we were still in high school.Also, there were some old friends slash acquintances who I hadn't seen for some time, so there was lots of catching up to do.

After the reception, we went to restaurant Zevende Hemel to have dinner. As the rest of the day, everything was planned out perfectly and the food was just lovely. So now I'm home, pretty stuffed I must say, but I sure can look back on a great day!

Wedding bells ringing

Anneke and Dirk are getting married today, so of course I took the day off to go to the wedding. It starts at 3 this afternoon, and afterwards there's a reception and a dinner, so I'm sure it will be a great day! Thank God the weather is fine today, after days of non stop rain and storm. Almost as if it was planned this way!

So, I have to go take a shower and get ready for the festivities. I'll be back to report tonight!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Entering the smoking-friendly zone


Lots of fun

It has been a great diversed weekend! After I woke up on Saturday (a bit hung-over from the bachelor party I might add), I just kinda took my time fucking about in and around the house, and then went to Leeuwarden to go visit my parents. I was supposed to go on Sunday because of Mother's Day, but my boyfriend was in Leeuwarden also, so we decided to go for a drink on Saturday night.

Had a great time! It was great seeing him again and we had lots of fun. Unfortunately he had to take the train back to Harlingen (where he temporarely lives) so I also went home and had a nice glass of wine with my mother.

Sunday was a bit of a sleeping day, but the evning was fun again. Went back to Groningen quite late, so I had a nice evening with my mom.

Today was very busy at work, but of course that is because of my day off tomorrow (Anneke and Dirk are getting married) and Thursday. Too bad I can't be off on Friday (my birthday) as well... Anyway, cheers!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Bachelor's party

My friends Anneke and Dirk are getting married Thuesday, so yesterday we were having Dirk's bachelor's party. Actually, party may not be the right word, seeing that it continued all through the day.

We had breakfast together at 8 and then went to Zwolle in a van, to go go-karting. Unfortunately, the weather was basically horrendous, so even the owner of the track advised us not to go ahead with it. So instead we opted for a beer and then had lunch at Dirk's parents, which was nice.

Back in Groningen, we went lasergaming and had some liquor samples, so when it was time to go to dinner we were pretty drunk already. Dinner was as fancy as could be, and afterwards we went to see a band (I didn't like them, as was expected). Afterwards we went for even more beer, until it was time to go to bed. A great day!

Monday, May 07, 2007

No spoiling the fun

I'm very happy to say I've had another great weekend with my brand new boyfriend. As you know, I was a bit scared that it might turn out not to be so fantastic as I hoped it would be, but I'm happy to say, it was! I was very afraid I would let the memory of my ex-boyfriend (this sounds as if he's dead haha, which he's not) spoil the fun, and actually even spoil my opportunity to actually like someone else. I guess it took me no more than just ten minutes to realise I really am through with my ex-boyfriend, and very much looking into the future.

We've had a great time yesterday, although I have to say I didn't really like waking up this morning so early because he had to go to work earlier than me haha. I'm happy, I really am, to be able to have fun again and not to worry about all the shitty stuff that's happened not so long ago. Wish me luck!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Freedom festival

Yesterday, May 5th, was the annual celebration regarding the end of World War 2 in the Netherlands. Traditionally this day is being celebrated by festivals with bands playing all over the country. Of course, there was one of those festivals as well, so Ziena, her boyfriend and I went and had a look. We had a great day out there in the sun, with lots of booze and actually quite doable bands.

One of the bands playing is called The Elisabeth Knowhow, and my friend Rik plays guitar in it. Theyn did a great performance, and of course it's always nice to see someone you know up there on that stage.

After the festival ended, I was kinda tired, so Sara and I decided to watch the James Bond movie GoldenEye. Since we both couldn't keep our eyes open at one point, we decided not to finish it off, so I went to bed quite early. So now it's Sunday, and this afternoon E. is coming over, so I guess it will be a nice day as well.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

American doll posse

I've just finished listening to my very own premiere of Tori Amos' new album, called American Doll Posse, and I'm very very very disappointed. Readers who actually know me in real life know that I used to be a huge fan of Tori Amos. I've been to about ten concerts, I've met her about 8 times, I even had lunch with her. After the debacle of her last album The Beekeeper, I really hoped for a great new record, to actually get me to buy a ticket to her show in the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam.

It failed miserably. The last time I went to see Tori Amos, on her Original Sinsuality Tour in Ahoy Rotterdam, I knew I didn't like the album, but I thought I'd give her a chance to make it up to me during the live show. She didn't. I disliked the show (mind you, for the very first time since I knew and loved Tori's music) as much as I disliked the album. I promised myself I wouldn't buy a ticket to the next Tori show unless I loved the album the tour would accompany. So, American Doll Posse would be that album. I actually read some nice reviews, so I hoped I would love the album as well. Got my Mastercard ready to surf to the TicketMaster site and get me some tickets. then, after just a couple of songs, I realised me and Tori were just done.

This wouldn't be such a big deal, if it weren't for a whole lot of former Tori fans to be done with her. I'm reading reviews all over the internet telling how much they loved Tori in the past, and how she's just kinda lost it. That's exactly the way I feel. She's lost it. One of my prime influences has lost it, and I'm just so through with her. It's a shame, because a new Tori album used to be a big happening, and now it's just nothing. Maybe she should just give it a rest, take care of her kid and stop bothering us with her useless music.

In the end, I think there's a good reason Tori used to play Ahoy Stadium in Holland, and now she's downgraded to Heineken Music Hall, which isn't even half as large.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

A very great second date

Did I have the best weekend ever! As I mentioned before, it was Queen's Day weekend over here in Holland, and my date and I decided to spend it together. Even though I was pretty nervous, as one is supposed to be on a second date, it all worked out like a charm!

He came over on Sunday after dinner, so after I picked him up from the station we went to the central square of Groningen, where a huge stage had been built, to have a beer. Of course he didn't really travel light, so after that we decided to get his bags over to my house, so they wouldn't be a bother all night long. Anyway, over at my place we had some wine and it became very obvious almost from the start there was nothing to be worried about and it looked like it was going to be a great weekend.

So, after a while we went back to town where the party had started big time, so we just indulged and had a great time. At about 4 in the morning we decided to go home (no further comment haha).

Sunday was basically the warm up for the real bank holiday, so we went to town at about 12. We both were a bit hung-over, so we didn't really get started, but after some McDonalds fare we were up and running so we went for a beer and everything was alright. Great time during daytime, with loads of sun and bands playing all over the city of Groningen.

Then at night, we went to my former student club, where we got totally drunk and generally had a great time. At first he was supposed to leave last night, since of course we both had to get up early to go to the office this morning, but in the end we decided he could just as well stay for another night. So this morning we said goodbye, but not farewell, since we're seeing each other again soon! Can't wait!
 
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