Monthly Archives: November 2009

Accident Prone Day

7:34am – Wake up late due to alarm clock user error. Rush to get ready for work. 8:00am – Board train bound for Amsterdam and a day of work. 8:01am – Sudden realization that during morning rush phone was left on bed side table. Farther audio communication with girlfriend is rendered impossible. Problem for-seen since all unknown ‘when and where’ details of evening dinner plans are known by girlfriend. 9:20am – Arrive in Amsterdam. Disembark […]

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Speculaas Addiction

Speculaas Addiction

Hello. My name is Stuart and I’m an addict… For a while now I’ve been trying to keep my problem a secret from everyone I know and love. I guess the reality is that I was trying to avoid acknowledging that I even ‘had’ a problem. As if hiding my addiction from the outside world meant the addiction itself didn’t really exist. However, things have gotten worse recently and I am unable to control my […]

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The Suspicious Shadow

Something suspicious had caught my eye, a shadow. It was late at night as I made my way home through the deserted streets and alleyways of my new neighborhood. Darkness had long since descended upon Holland and the streets were lit dimly by the glow of flicking street lights. It was quiet. The streets were empty apart from me and the shadow. The suspicious shadow was suspiciously human shaped and it was suspiciously standing with […]

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Sinterklaas Mysteries

Sinterklaas has arrived in Holland again to give out gifts to all the little girls and boys who have been good this year. When talking about Sinterklaas it is very important to understand that he should not be mistaken with Santa Claus (or visa versa). As every Dutch person will inform you they might both be old men with white beards who dress in red and like to give out presents to good children in […]

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The Search for Alex de Leeuw

I would like to take this moment to tell you a little bit about Alex de Leeuw and ask for your help with a difficult matter. Some of you may not know Alex yet so I will start at the beginning. Alex is the lion who lives in the classroom where my girlfriend teaches. He is a very friendly lion; you don’t have to worry about him maiming any children. He is only small and […]

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