Monthly Archives: August 2010

Photos Uit Amsterdam: Is This You?

Spotted sellotaped to the tram stop at Koningspein in Amsterdam: I foresee two possible outcomes. One will result in a very touching scene between a father and son a few years from now when the inquisitive young boy asks how mummy met daddy. The proud father will put his paper and pipe down, pick up the young boy and sit him down on his knee. As they sit together next to the fire in the […]

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Quote of the Week/Lifetime

My Girlfriend: (Down on one knee) “Will you marry me?” Me: (After a full minute of hyperventilating like a girl) “YES!” I just have to hope she stops singing, “All the women who are independent. Throw your hands up at me,” before the wedding. Either way, I guess I made a good impression on that first date.

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The Pannenkoeken Farce

7:45pm – INT – RESTAURANT ENTRANCE A family of four enters the Pannenkoeken house and waits by the entrance. They are approached by a waiter. He is a young waiter. He probably works at the Pannenkoeken house part time and goes to college where he studies for a less pancake orientated future. For the purposes of this story we will call him Dirk van Pannenkoek. Dirk van Pannenkoek enquires as to how he may assist […]

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Live Blogging – Listening to a Neighbors Movie

This is a completely improvised, written as it happens blog post. I’ve never done one of these before so it is a bit of an experiment. I am currently sitting in the front room of a friend’s house in Amsterdam. He’s not here. He’s in Australia. Don’t worry. I’ve not broken in. I’m house sitting for him. It is 11:45 at night. My girlfriend is asleep downstairs and for the last 15 minutes I have […]

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Parent’s Summer Visit 2010

Every summer my parents come over to Holland to visit. This is always great fun because I get to show them around the areas of Holland that I have discovered as well as be a tourist myself and discover a few new areas. This also tends to lead to a few funny stories. During an active week of theme parks, zoos, boat rides and more I have: Proved myself as a man by winning a […]

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