Archive for July, 2006

One big lie and a huge success! :)

Monday, July 31st, 2006

No, no, no…last Friday wasn’t my last day at work before holiday!!

I only needed to make a certain guy believe I wouldn’t be in the country and because of that there wouldn’t be a bachelor party last weekend!!

He he he, I love it when a plan comes together!!! Robbert, you said I was good, but you were better…we both know now that I am the best! You never saw this one coming, great to see the surprise and disbelief on your face! LoL

Lucky guy to get two bachelor parties, one on Friday (evening/night) and one on Saturday (afternoon/evening/night). The Friday party was extra since one group of friends all couldn’t make it on Saturday. Both days were a great success, everyone had heaps of fun, pictures this time *not* to follow, he he he…

Friday we went to Scheveningen for some food, drinks and entertainment 🙂

Saturday was filled with activities, food and some more activities!

The two nights completely wrecked the groom 🙂 Despite everything has had the time of his life…as said, I love it when a plan comes together!! 🙂

The only bummer on all this is the fact I still have to work for a week…:( 🙁

Last day!!

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Today’s the last day at work before I’m gonna enjoy a well deserved holiday…finally!!

We’ll go to Italy baby YEAHHHH! Visitting an Italian colleague for some days near Termoli (east coast) and after that enjoy the beauty of the province of Marche, planned to do exactly NOTHING but to sit in the sand!! 🙂

It’ll be quite a long drive (1800 km!), so we’ll spread it over two days. Gonna leave Sunday, right after the family weekend we’re having with Kristel’s family from tomorrow afternoon, also heaps of fun! Sjeez, isn’t life’s great??

QOTD July 27 2006

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Allard Lowenstein: "The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done."

Temperatures will drop?

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Weather forecast predicts that the extreme temperatures will come to an end from tomorrow….he he he, that's about time! Pity actually, I adore this weather, even though I don't enjoy it fully, being stuck at work every day. Yesterday I forgot to bring my fan from home and reach an all time high of 30.5 degrees at my desk…oofffff!!

The Netherlands are not really prepared for this weather to stay for this long time:

A news report showed that fans are sold out almost everywhere and new deliveries will arrive end September…that's too late if you ask me! 🙂

Trucks are pooring water on bridges to make sure they can still be opened as well as on tram-lines to prevent them to bend and break…wtf?!?

QOTD July 25 2006

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Earl Mac Rauch: "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are."

NP Hoge Veluwe

Monday, July 24th, 2006

We've been to the National Parc 'De Hoge Veluwe' with Claire and Scott yesterday. A beautiful day (again)…fun to ride those white bikes through wonderful nature! They really felt home at some point (Oz that is)…wow, never realized that The Netherlands could be so much like Australia…we missed out on kangeroos and koalas though! 🙂

Pictures to be posted lateron when I emptied my camera.

From Israel to Lebanon

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006 From The Lebanese People To The So Called "Civilized" West: "Thank You"…What CNN never shows you…

Heatwave, again!!

Friday, July 21st, 2006

The Netherlands is 'suffering' from a heatwave, again! Quite unusual weather for NL these days…the heatwave became 'official' last Wednesday (we can call it like that when we have 5 days above 25 degrees of which three days above 30 degrees). The temperature hasn't dropped since, wow!

No complaints here, except from the fact that I have to work 🙁 🙁 and the temperature *inside* the office is around 30 degrees!!!! Aaarrrggghhhh, it should be forbidden to work in those temperatures, eh?

I brought a fan from home to give me some airflow, faking a cooler temperature than it really is…:)

Anyway, weekend is coming up!

We have to prepare a room tomorrow in which our Canadian friends Claire and Scott will stay (actually, they're Austalian and living in the UK at the moment), but for sure we'll hit the beach the coming days!! Actually, will go there tonight…he he he!

QOTD July 21 2006

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Georg Wilhelm: "Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion."

QOTD July 20 2006

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Harrison Ford: "We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance."

Pictures from Pohoda 2006!

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

I have put the pictures online!! Still need to do some editing though (descriptions etc.).

Check 'm out on my .Mac iWeb-homepage!

QOTD July 19 2006

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Plato: "You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters."

Back from Slovakia

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

What a trip!!! Really enjoyed every moment of it…no surprise, eh?

We (me and Robbert) left last Thursday early morning and got stuck in terrible traffic in Germany…the final destination 'Pohoda' was reached late evening, instead of the early evening that we aimed for. The festival terrain was hard to find again, so the tent had to be set up in total darkness, same shit as last year. 🙂 But, it didn't matter anyway since the festival starts only early Friday afternoon…enough time to relax! Which in the end is what pohoda is all about, expecially since the slovak word 'pohoda' means 'chill out'…everyone is supposed to have a nice time and relax.

So, Friday/Saturday festival…enjoyed nice weather, relaxing atmosphere, met some great people, had just a few beers 🙂 and saw interesting bands…Stereo MC's, The Pixies, Apache Indian and Reggae Revolution, Gentleman, Babylon Circus, Zero 7…just to name a few 🙂

On Sunday we went to a lake near Senec to bath 🙂 and spend the night in Bratislava for some *serious* sleeping since Monday was traveling day again! 🙂

Luckily the drive back went much smoother than the way to SK…always good to come back home, even though still a part of me feels 'pohoda' in Slovakia 🙂

Photos to come later!

QOTD July 12 2006

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Dr. Thomas Fuller: "Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune."

Just two days to go…

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Two days to go to Pohoda 2006…w00t!!

QOTD July 11 2006

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Joan McIntosh: "Accept the pain, cherish the joys, resolve the regrets; then can come the best of benedictions – 'If I had my life to live over, I'd do it all the same.'"

The countdown has started

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Just three days before departure…am *really* looking forward to Pohoda 2006, the Slovak rock/dance festival!!

Podshow+ opened up

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Yessss….the unleash has reached the next step, over the weekend I was able to log in! There are still some bits and pieces to set straight, I know the dudes and dudettes at Podshow are working their asses off…all-in-all I'd say it's a pretty impressive start!

Let your experience begin…check yourself in at!!

Podshow+, unleashed!!! Or…?!?

Friday, July 7th, 2006

Just checked the site again and got thru to the main page!!!

I logged in and got the message: 'Congratulations! You're almost in.'…got all excited now! Followed the process of getting an activation key, received the verification mail, clicked on the link to activate my account and…got a message 'Sorry, that code was invalid.'…guess we still have to wait just a little bit…anyone else more luck??

Podshow+, unleash update

Friday, July 7th, 2006

Things are moving!

Today the last clip was put on the site, you see Ron Bloom searching for the button to unleash the Podshow+ Public Beta, after Adam apparently told him to go ahead and hit it.

A nice touch is that the flash animation filename is '420.swf'…he he he, 420 for the guys at Podshow!! 🙂

The direct link to the clip: