Monthly Archives: January 2008

Stalked by a Spider

The following takes place between 9:30am and 6:30pm on January 31st 2008 in the games studio in Amsterdam where I work. All the facts are true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent: 9:30 am – I arrive at work for another busy day of browsing the internet for amusing photos of cats with funny captions. 9:53 am – I notice a small spider sitting on the ceiling, deifying gravity with his […]

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Clipboard Hell

I have discovered a previously unknown level of hell. It does not appear in any religious text or scroll but that does not make it any less real. It just so happens to occupy a small area of Amsterdam. If you have ever walked along the Leidsestraat you might know it well. It only takes up a small 50 x 200 meter patch of land but it is filled with such torturous evil that no […]

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The Gym Pass Mix Up

This weekend I swung into decisive action and started one of my New Years Resolutions, it was time to return to the gym. There are people out there that will tell you it is impossible to improve upon perfection but I was dam well going to give it a go because that is the kind of man I am. I grasped my gym pass from its resting place on my DVD shelf, wiped off the […]

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Mistaking Tourists For Dutch Prostitutes

In the long and well documented history of human beings ‘putting their foot in it’ there have been many amazing examples of things going very wrong. Simple misunderstandings have been known to escalate into blunders of epic embarrassing proportions. I myself have been responsible for a few minor examples of this. However, the mix-up that I was a part of this weekend might be the next winner of the annual ‘putting your foot in it’ […]

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London Christmas Visit

After two weeks of visiting friends and family in London during the Christmas period I have returned to Holland. During my visit I: – Had a flight cancelled and rescheduled due to fog, a meal at a restaurant cancelled and rescheduled due to a power cut and several trains cancelled and rescheduled due to British Rail. I started to sense a pattern. – Spent an evening telling my friends the story about how I nearly […]

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