Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Non-Lost Tourists

If you spend a lot of time walking around Amsterdam it is inevitable that at some point a tourist or a group of tourists will ask you for directions. They seem to have a habit of getting lost in cities that they are unfamiliar with and requesting directions. It’s one of their defining characteristics in fact. Some people might find it strange but I actually enjoy giving directions to tourists. It gives me a warm […]

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The Lie That Got Out Of Control

“I’ve not seen you for a while. Did you have your hair cut here last time?” It was a simple enough question. I had no idea at the time that it was going to lead to one of the most shameful lies of my adult life. I was sitting in the barber’s chair of my local hairdressers as the owner of the establishment trimmed my hair and made small talk. It was him that had […]

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Quote Of The Week: Email Miscommunication

Thursday morning at the office started with an email from the HR department: To: All Subject: Mikka is dead… His body is in the HR office for anyone who would like to say good bye. The news that one of my co-workers had died came as a bit of a shock but not as shocking as the fact that the email seemed to be suggesting that his body had been laid out on an office […]

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War! What is it good for?

The war had been raging for four hours and the casualties were high. Great Britain had fallen into the hands of my father-in-law (a fact which he delighted in reminding me and to which I had retaliated by taking Holland/North Europe). My wife controlled South America, I controlled North America and we both had armies in Africa. Europe was not particularly under anyone’s control and Australia and most of Asia were under the iron fist […]

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2011 Bloggies Nomination Round

It is time for the 2011 Bloggies. “What are the 2011 Bloggies?” some of you might ask. Well I’ll tell you. The 2011 Bloggies is the long running online award ceremony that highlights the best blogs of the previous year with in several categories. The nomination phase has just begun and runs until the 16th of January. “Why are you telling us this?” you might also ask. Well, I would like to enter this blog […]

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