Archive for September, 2010

Shopping with Mom and Dad

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Wow, that has been years ago; I have been out shopping tonight with my father and mother. In Naaldwijk centre no less, the place I grew up! Ha, I haven’t been there on a Friday evening for a looonnngggg time!

After a nice dinner we went hunting for THE shoes, the kind of shoes that would match THE suit I bought last weekend…and, we succeeded, so THE outfit is in! Yay! πŸ˜‰

Dutch No Agenda meeting – In The Morning!

Thursday, September 9th, 2010 “The Dutch No Agenda meeting will be an evening with N/A fans which will be held in Amsterdam(Holland). The purpose of this meeting is to unite N/A fans from all around the globe in an evening where we discuss the topics where the show is all about.”

No Agenda is a podcast by Adam Curry (Crackpot) and John C. Dvorak (Buzzkill) who provide the (real) ‘news behind the news’ to a loyal base of (executive) producers/listeners/followers. It is live streamed twice a week and the 233 episodes so far have enlightened many, helping people in their awakening.

Guess what, the meeting takes place tomorrow evening (does that qualify for an ‘In The Morning’ on this Thursday? πŸ˜‰ ), so that’s Friday 10 September in cafe De Heffer, Amsterdam from 20:00h, be there!!

Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it due to other priorities (a typical case of ‘so close and yet so far away’ since I *am* in NL!)…double pity since Adam flew in from the USA especially for this meeting, it would have been a great opportunity to meet him again, after we ‘met’ in a traffic jam on the dutch A4 highway almost 6 years ago.

iPhone users have more sex, yay! ;)

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

CNET news: “in a deep and sonorous study by the dating site OkCupid, there seems to be no doubt: iPhone owners have more sex than BlackBerry owners and a lot more sex than the worthy, solemn, dedicated purchasers of Android phones…There will be those who believe that the iPhone makes them look and feel sexier. Others will claim that only sexy people purchase an iPhone in the first place.”

Hehe, how sad for the *non-sexy* Windows MobileΒ  or Symbian (Nokia) phone owners; apparently there was no need to count them! πŸ˜‰

Girls in da house

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Ain’t that the dream of every man; coming home and having 7 (seven!) girls working in the kitchen, preparing a rich and superb dinner!! Kristel organized a girls night at our place, quite international too since there were 7 girls from 6 different nationalities…Wow, I could have this every night haha!! Lots ofΒ talking, laughing, eating, drinking, singing (!?) and checking out the latest KIS jewellery designs!

Hehe, I think I fitted in nicely, but that could also be wishful thinking. πŸ˜‰

Travel expense reports

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Well, it was ‘that’ time, again: me and my travel expense reports…they’ve been keeping me busy for part of yesterday and most of today. Well, the travels dated back to March (quite some traveling since then) and the friggin’ more or less *manual* system (web-based though πŸ˜‰ ) made it quite a lot of work.

Then again, I’m not complaining…this is the kinda work that pays off, literally! πŸ˜‰

QOTD September 5 2010

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Anne Frank: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

Quality time once more

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Hmm, we don’t seem to learn: instead of ‘over 2 months‘ it has this time only been ‘almost 2 months’ ago (7 weeks) that we both were in Norway *and* able to spend the weekend together…hmm, at least things improved a little bit! πŸ˜‰

We spent the day down town Oslo, hunting for (and finding!) THE suit (yay!) and completed the quality time day together with a steak meal at the Big Horny (uhh, the Big Horn that is) and a movie (Inception, friggin’ brilliant!)…good times!

TGIF, time for some fun: Conference Call reality

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Working for an international company means that I have a lot of conference calls (daily), luckily the technology has matured over the years and is more than advanced enough to deal with the challenge of organizing people who are geographically spread.

The tools nowadays are many, most are easy to operate and available for all…still people use not so advance personal ‘skills’ and their powerful capability (interest?) to screw up conference calls, just about every single time, jeez!

The YouTube clip below is a typical example…I *know* y’all have gone through this before, aahhhhh!! (it IS hilarious though! πŸ˜‰ )

QOTD September 2 2010

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Storm Jameson: “Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.”

Happy Birthday Tom

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

It’s Tom’s 34th Birthday today, so: Hurra for Deg…Happy Birthday to you! πŸ˜‰

Below a Youtube clip with the ‘Hurra for Deg’ song.

I actually didn’t know there were three verses in this song…well, at least I know the first one!