Sunday, August 28, 2011

Where Have I Been?

Hi, and first of all sorry that it's been so long since my last real post.  I need to get back into blogging more regularly for all of my avid readers/fans ;-)

It's still pretty cold and rainy here as it has been all summer :(  I am really hoping for an "Indian  Summer" when I am on vacation in September/October.  It would be great since I have so many people coming to visit me if the weather is nice.

I guess I haven't been blogging too much because I am spending quite a bit of time on Dutch (as usual.)  I kinda have a system now of things that I am doing and I just get right into it when I have free time.  If your interested, my current method goes something like this:

  • Do chapters in my CODE 2 book
  • Always write down words I don't know at all times wherever I am
    • Make flash cards of all compiled words
    • Learn the cards by seeing the Dutch and saying the English
    • Learn the cards by seeing the English and saying the Dutch
  • Talk to as many people as possible in Dutch
    • At Meetup (almost every week)
    • At work
    • Around town
    • Where ever else
  • Read Dutch books (real ones now, not kids)
But, ya, I want to make more time for blogging again.

Today I made polenta for the first time.  It was pretty good I must say.  I of course did not just make it plain... I spiced it up and also added chicken sausage!  Yum.  and the best part, I still have some for tomorrow.

Only 2.5 weeks of work left until a nice long vacation.  Looking forward to it for sure!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Park Camping

I think it's funny that Dutch people go camping in parks that are in the middle of the city.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Webify Me

I just webified myself.  Here is my link:

Try it and comment with your link.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rain, Cold, RAIN, COLD ----> Miserable!!

I hate to complain, but maaaannnn....  This summer sucks!  (weatherwsie)

Not only does it rain all the time, but it is freakin cold all the time.  A lot of days, I have to wear a jacket!  We are talking July and August here!!  I think I am seriously starting to get depressed about it...  Here we are in August and summer really has not even started for us yet.  I think about winter coming and I really did not get a chance to enjoy much nice weather yet.

Above is the view looking out my back door, it is this dark and gray at around 6 PM!  Every day, because of this rain and these clouds.

And yes, my back yard needs weeded, but it is raining every day so I can't.  And if by chance it is a nice day, I'm not going to wast the only nice one weeding!

I really hope the weather is at least 1/2 way decent for Saturday.  Matt and I are going wadlopen and I hear it is awesome.

Friday, August 5, 2011


Not exactly picture perfect, but still nice.


So nice to be able to come to the beach after work, read a book, and listen to the sea...