Wednesday, December 27, 2006

het sneeuwt

Yay! Finalement! We have a light dusting of snow!
Yes, usually I am not the biggest fan of snow because it involves shovelling and drippy (or frozen) noses, and numb extremities.
BUT the lights look so much prettier covered in white, and so I will now be able to walk downtown because it's worth it, and that will be better than the drivebys I've done already.
And also Amelia and Curtis bought me, not only a toque, but also a matching scarf and mittens, so I'll look cute while I walk around the lights! haha. Hopefully this time no drunk guys will try to pick me up (Meil and Marike, do you remember that? and Tim Green walked by and "rescued" us?).
Also this year which I am excited about...I will be going skating! Which will be the first time in 2006. On the 31st. Sad and pathetic, I know. But it's not my fault the canals don't freeze in the Netherlands!
The plan right now is for Amelia and me to go down to Rochester on the 2nd, stay til the 3rd then come back and I'll meet Roz in Toronto and buy a bridesmaid dress. Or something like that. Should be fun...I like holidays.
My throat is pretty sore this morning, so I hope I'm not getting whatever Amanda had...but I suppose this could be a late surge attack from the same thing I had last week. I don't really know how bacteria work. Good thing we have vitamin C and echinacea!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


I am done 5 of 6 classes! and 45% done the 6th!
So basically I'm 1/4 done my Masters. Woohoo!
Tonight I'm going to see The Holiday with my housemates and tomorrow I am going home!!!
The only disappointment about that is the lack of snow. It needs to snow. And I need to walk around the lights in the snow. And I need to toboggan and skate, and maybe even ski? (haha, probably I'll wait and do that here)
And girls night with fondu...
And finding my bridesmaid dress for Mel's wedding...
And family Christmases! Which I missed last year and am quite excited about this year.
I need to print a bunch of pictures from Amsterdam actually so I can more easily show people a piece of my life last year.
Marci had a book in class today that she made about her trip to Hawaii a month or two ago, and so I'm thinking of writing a book about Amsterdam (more pictures than writing). is a really cool website and way of making a book. So that is how I'll preoccupy myself for the next little while.
Anyways, it feels good to be I just need to pack.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

food glorious food!

A smorgasboard of my thoughts.
I can go from Chinese food to Ice Age to prayer in a few seconds flat.
Allow me to walk you through my thought process.
(The elimination of all the in between stages is what makes other people consider me random. I promise, I am not completely losing it. Yet.)

You know you're hungry and sick of your own food when everything smells good as you walk down the street. In the course of a minute I went from craving chicken balls to Shawarma, but not the Canadian stuff, the Shoarma in Amsterdam like that one time Marco and I got some before home group and we ate it at Vondelpark with the crazy guy beating a fish and the crowd cheering.
So basically, I'm sick of the casserole I made because it lasts me at least a week and that's just a really long time for one thing. And cooking for one person is just annoying.
Also, I went to make a sandwich for my lunch today and my bread was moldy. So I had to have casserole for lunch. *sigh*
And I am also reminded of Oliver because they sing "Food Glorious Food!" and it's a great song from a great musical and then in Ice Age II they do a very amusing rendition of the song and that's a very funny movie also if you haven't seen it. We watched it twice last Sunday (not the whole movie, just the fire king and food glorious food scenes because they were the best) and I enjoyed laughing and being with a whole bunch of people I barely know because it's always fun to make new friends.
And also that made me miss garbage bag rug wrestling cuz some of the guys started a tickle wrestling fight of some sort and I was thinking how if Jacoline or Tina were here they could totally beat these guys and it would be so fun to see, just like Tina fought at the beach, and Westerpark for that matter, and Jaco at the Willemsstraat.
Oh, and the beach, and sleeping outside all night...I can't wait to do that again, but I guess I'll have to wait unless I want to freeze. This summer I will find a time to do it. Like Sarah and me in Noord Amsterdam, haha. And how cool that God uses random ideas to become major experiences where we learn more about the power of prayer.

And then my bus showed up and a new chain of thoughts began.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

2nd Annual Christmas Karaoke Extravaganza

So last night I went to the young adults Christmas party at Beddington. Sorry, the 2nd Annual Christmas Karaoke Extravaganza.
It was a nice break from my paper which was almost finished, so I could have a good time and not be stressed out.
It was fun. I have a lot of videos of karaoke which will come back to haunt people someday, I am sure. And yes, I even sang a song. None of these videos will be posted on my blog, but it is a distinct possibility that they may make their way to my dropshots account.
Probably the most random part of the evening was when a guy I just met a few hours earlier asked me out. Oh college and career groups *rolls eyes*

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Desert Places

Snow falling and night falling fast, oh fast
In a field I looked into going past,
And the ground almost covered smooth in snow,
But a few weeds and stubble showing last.

The woods around it have it--it is theirs.
All animals are smothered in their lairs.
I am too absent-spirited to count;
The loneliness includes me unawares.

And lonely as it is, that loneliness
Will be more lonely ere it will be less--
A blanker whiteness of benighted snow
With no expression, nothing to express.

They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars--on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places.

~Robert Frost

Saturday, December 02, 2006


Jeff had the greatest line on Survivor the other night.
Candace was just voted off so she hugged Parvati goodbye and had one last kiss with Adam and then Jeff says "Nice kiss. Maybe if it had been love he would have given you the immunity necklace." BURN!
I hope Parvati and Adam are next, and then Jonathan...I know Yul would have basically a 100% chance of winning against the man, but he's so weasily I can't take much more, haha. As long as Yul wins I'm happy though.