Archive for February, 2006

QOTD February 28 2006

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: "Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from."

Weekend in the Ardens (or Ardennes?!?)

Monday, February 27th, 2006

We've had a great weekend in the Belgian Ardens/Ardennes!

Enjoyed great friendship, good discussions, both the hot and the cold (bbrrrr), the city of Luxembourg, thriller X-box gaming and close-combat Catan games! 🙂

Last but not least:……..


Friendly volleyball match

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

I just came back from a volleyball game, we played a friendly match against VVV in 'Den Hoorn'. We used the game to try out a new teammember who will replace me for two weeks (when I'm in Canada from March 11th…YEAHHHH!!!).

Have got nothing much to say about the match, it was BADDDD! We played like a bunch of beachballs…I guess we can only concentrate us if there is something at stake.

Am looking forward to a nice long weekend in the Ardens (or Ardennes?!?) with Suzanne & Robbert…loads of nature and non-poluted air, will be nice for a change 🙂

QOTD February 22 2006

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Hyman G. Rickover: "Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.

Reduced Shakespeare Company

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

My baby took me on a surprise date tonight! We went to see the Reduced Shakespeare Company, I had heared a fair bit close to nothing of them before which made it a double surprise! 🙂

"The RSC is a three-man comedy troupe known for taking long, serious subjects and reducing them into short, sharp comedies."

"This night they played ‘All the Great Books (abridged)’ in which they took us on a ninety-eight minute roller-coaster ride through its compact compendium of the World’s Great Books"……I guess it’s clear this text came from various sources, not me 🙂

They are touring through The Netherlands till March 11th, check the dates and try to make it, it’s great for illiterates and self-imposed wannabees…one can learn something new every day!!

March of the Penguins

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

Saw ‘March of the Penguins’ tonight, amazing movie/documentary…it gives me a complete new insight in the life of emperor penguins.

My first penguin impressions were formed by the PINGU THROW game 🙂 :).

Check out for cool games!

QOTD February 16 2006

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Jerome David Salinger: "You’re going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you’ve got to start going there. But immediately. You can’t afford to lose a minute."


Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Funky experiment by Robert Scoble (aka Scobleizer, Microsoft’s own geek-blogger); add the word brrreeeport (have no clue what it means, but that’s the point!) to your blog and see how fast the search engines pick it up…you’re in? 🙂

Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Always nice to read some more background on Wikipedia…:)

QOTD February 13 2006

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Thomas Alva Edison: "Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

Smashing Pumpkins reunion

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

I read about Billy Corgans plans for a Smashing Pumpkins reunion last year. Is site isn’t updated since he wrote on June 21, 2005:

"For a year now I have walked around with a secret, a secret I chose to keep. But now I want you to be among the first to know that I have made plans to renew and revive The Smashing Pumpkins. I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams. In this desire I feel I have come home again."

Well, earlier this month MTV, Netphoria and others reported that an album in is the make (in some future :))…YESSSS!! Then all we have to do is wait for a tour, for sure I’ll go there!


Friday, February 10th, 2006

…or; Thank God It's Friday!!! Perhaps I should also thank Allah, the holy cow and my innerself nowadays? 🙂

It has been quite a week, work is work and killing, there is still no decision on my company car (SJEEZ, that's taking longggggg!!), but we won this weeks volleyball match and are still 4 points ahead of the rest! The numbers 2 and 3 are playing against eachother tonight, am anxious to find out the score!

This weekend is A1 Grand Prix (Indonesia), let's see if Jos Verstappen can repeat his super performance from two weeks ago!!

QOTD February 9 2006

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Martin Luther King, Jr: "Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

QOTD February 8 2006

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Benjamin Franklin: It isn’t what you know that counts, it’s what you think of in time.

Slow on blog-posts

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

I’ve got hardly any time to post these days…work is killing, evenings are filled with sports or other activities. Stay tuned though, difficult doesn’t mean impossible, so I *will* find more time the coming days! You bet ya!

QOTD February 6 2006

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Alexander Smith: It is not so much consequence what you say, as how you say it. Memorable sentences are memorable, on account of some single irradiating word."

QOTD February 2 2006

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Albert Camus: "Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend."

Mamma Mia & FUCKERS stealing laptops

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

We went to the musical Mamma Mia in Utrecht yesterday! Arranged last minute tickets, so only knew late in the afternoon that we could go…great surprise and a nice show. I was a bit disappointed with the musical itself (probably had my expectations up too much!); the quality of the singers wasn’t all that good (even pro’s can sing off-key, huh?!! The band was somewhat low on energy it seemed, overall the sound was not that good. People did their best onstage, but (at least for us) we didn’t feel really part of the musical. After the break though things improved and the end was met the expectations fully…finally some swinging on those ABBA-tunes!!

Dropped by in the ‘Disco’ afterparty for a short while afterwards and decided to go home after a drink (still had to drive an hour orso)…then, AAAHHHHHHHH…we found my car (a temporary VW Passat stationwagon) with the rear glass broken and my beloved ‘Comsmack’ (a slow 4 year old Compaq) gone, not to mention some personal belongings from the same laptop-bag!!!

Stupid ofcourse to leave it in the car in the first place, yeahyeah I know. But what can you do, leaving for this musical from the office without dropping by at home. Apparently it was gang-night last night as over 80 cars in Utrecht alone  underwent the same nasty experience!!!

Those FUCKERS…stay the hell out of my car!!!

First reaction in the office today was to remind me how stupid I had been, as I didn’t realize that myself…thanks man. 🙁

Lesson learned. I guess the world is far from being a nice and social environment, eh? So much for my faith in society (at least this part of it) 🙁 🙁

For the rest things are OK, I’ll survive! 🙂