Archive for December, 2005

New Years Eve & time

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Time is relative, it becomes even more clear around New Years Eve;
Here we’re preparing for the evening, filled with good food, perfect wines, a game and together watching the clock ticking away the last seconds of the year. At the same time people living in timezones East of us have already celibrated the start of 2006 already…it makes you think, what’s the true importantance of our clocks and supposed ‘control’ over time, eh?

Last day of the year?!?

Friday, December 30th, 2005

The last day of the year comes early, well at least that’s what it feels like to me. For some reason I had the idea over the last days that today would be December 31st, huh?!? Yeeh, I gained one more day in 2005! 🙂

Christmas dinner at Keizer Culinair

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Enjoyed a fantastic atmosphere and splendid food at the Christmas dinner of ‘Keizer Culinair‘ (in dutch), the cooking school where Kristel is working part-time, great!

QOTD December 29 2005

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Jim Rohn: “The more you know the less you need to say.”

EU launches Galileo satellite

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Reuters: “The 3.6 billion-euro ($4.27-billion) Galileo program, due to go into service in 2008 and eventually deploy 30 satellites…”

news with a capital ‘M’

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Was called last Sunday (Christmas Day) with some unexpected and amazing news…truly news with a capital ‘M’…won’t say anything more about it as I want the people involved to spread the word, not me!
You may guess obviously 🙂

Post Xmas, pre New Year

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

After some lovely Xmas days I’m back at work for some, kind of relaxing, days inbetween Xmas and New Year. Most people tend to take the days off and enjoy a weeks holiday, but I enjoy these days…no traffic jam (huh? :)), an atmosphere that feels like summer and a chance to clean up some things that were left in the past year.
Sjeez, only three more days to go…I need more of these days, I really do!

Merry Xmas y’all!!

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

Ho ho ho…:)
May it be filled with love and positive vibes!

Marilyn Manson got married

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Almost missed it, well not really, just didn’t post about it yet, but:
The personification of my dark side got married with Dita Von Teese this month…has been a shock rocking party in a burlesque entourage!

Google & AOL; EPIC 2015

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005 “Google, Time Warner strike $1 billion deal on AOL”

The word is out…Google teams up with AOL, I guess EPIC 2015 becomes more and more the reality…

QOTD December 20 2005

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Edgar Allan Poe: “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”

Company cars

Monday, December 19th, 2005

I have been a bit demotivated lately caused by something material as a (company) car…actually more caused by the way things were handled than the turn-down of *this* car itself:

Alfa Romeo 159 *NOT*

So, I’m in the game of finding a new car (quite a luxury which I am very well aware of!).
First choice was the Alfa 159, finding a second choice is harder than I thought (I guess I was not expecting no for an answer, eh?).

But, I found one…let me know what you think:

Kia Sportage
Pretty cool, eh?

A day to say goodbye, again.

Monday, December 19th, 2005

We had the funeral of Kristels’ grandfather today, he is leaving 13 children, 36 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren…quite impressive to see all of them together.

Ho ho ho…Xmas is coming?

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Don’t know why, but have a Xmas feeling today! Perhaps it was the Podsafe for Peace song (check it out, it’s GREAT!)? Or otherwise the fact that there is way too much work to be done, so it doesn’t matter anyway? 🙂
We have had a Xmas party in the office this afternoon, enjoyed most of it from behind my PC though 🙁

QOTD December 15 2005

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Alexander Pope: “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”

Kristels’ grandfather passed away

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

You’ve been a wise man, we learned much from you. Hope you find your peace with grandma…so long ‘ouwe reus’.

last weekend

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

Last weekend was uhh…different…in itself great and relaxing, but Saturdays funeral kind of broke the weekend in two.
Also, the evening before we left we heared that Kristels’ grandfather was doing really really bad, so bad the doctors expected he could pass away within a day…bbrrrr.

We still decided to go for the weekend as it would give some rest, and it did.
Made some nice hikes in beautiful nature and visitted Thorn, a historic village in Limburg (Southern province of The Netherlands) known for the white painted houses. Pictures to follow!

Birthday surprise weekend

Friday, December 9th, 2005

We’re on our way out for our yearly surprise weekend (our Birthday gift). This time it’s my turn to surprise Kristel…I’m sure it will be full of tlc!

Tomorrow a funeral though 🙁

‘podcast’ word of the year!

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

BBC: “The term ‘podcast’ has been declared Word of the Year by the New Oxford American Dictionary”.

YEAH! Totally digging it! 🙂


Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Hahaha, good one; misternicehands!
(found via Scripting News…so did *you* click?) 🙂