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[*] posted on 16-3-2017 at 13:28


I'm slogging away and some of it's starting to make sense.

Which votes are you counting?




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[*] posted on 16-3-2017 at 14:04


Dutch parliamental election! Was a lot of work, didn't finish until 12:30 AM... and had to get up at 5:30 AM... zzz...

I'm all in favour of return to voting computers...




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[*] posted on 19-3-2017 at 14:16


Sitting up in bed late in the evening all sweaty after a hot day. This is crazy weather for the start of Autumn.



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[*] posted on 19-3-2017 at 16:59


BF came to visit me this weekend, we went to my favourite theme park De Efteling. I had to since I'd gotten a gift card for my birthday three years ago and had less than a month left to use it, with 44 euros to go.

Initially I was going to buy my ticket at the till, the most expensive option but the only way with the gift certificate, but my father saw one of his former colleagues in trouble: she had bought 15 tickets for March 18th including parking, and had to sell them because hubby needed surgery. They were a lot cheaper than anything I could buy, without me knowing he bought 2 tickets instead of 1 for boyfriend.

It turned out to save the day: Rabobank had rented the park for its customers and I wouldn't have been able to get in otherwise.

With BF I did a very different tour than I'd usually do; he'd downloaded an app where you can see the waiting times and used it a lot in deciding where we'd go next. With this specific event luring a lot of young families, the rougher rides were low on waiting time. And so I did their dive coaster Baron 1898 5 times.

The Dutch word "ploeg" doesn't just mean plough, it can also refer to a team or group of people. As you are about to enter the ride, you're given a ticket based on where in the cart you want to sit (front row typically lasts longer to get there, and there's a single riders line to max out the capacity). You're divided into team A and team B, and as I went in for the first time through the regular entrance, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a ticket that said "PLOEG B".

And of course I had to hand that ticket back.
Next time we went in, I got another ticket for team B, BF talked a bit to the guy taking back the tickets - and I got to keep mine!

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[*] posted on 20-3-2017 at 09:03


That's quite a drop!



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[*] posted on 20-3-2017 at 10:18


At the stop before you drop, you can hear one very loud expletive!



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[*] posted on 25-3-2017 at 13:10


Wow, that theme park visit took it out of me!



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[*] posted on 26-3-2017 at 09:26


Why oh why do I always get sick on weekends?



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[*] posted on 29-3-2017 at 20:41


Guy phones, offers me a job and sends me the details.

I reply that I applied for the same vacancy nine months before that.

I get a rejection.

Some people...




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[*] posted on 30-3-2017 at 11:53


Had a trade with Slime-oofy.tvset off the Zappa forum. Turns out I had a magazine he didn't have yet.



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[*] posted on 1-4-2017 at 22:31


Survived another April Fool's... Anyone else been pranked here?



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[*] posted on 2-4-2017 at 07:11


No, fortunately. I don't know why but I really don't like that day. I think it's the day of the year I like the least.



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[*] posted on 3-4-2017 at 09:26


Dad said the waste paper collectors came in that day because next Thursday would be White Thursday, sister and I spent some time hurrying to get the waste paper ready to put on the side of the road when he informed us it was April Fool's. Should've guessed since White Thursday is not next Thursday and it's not a bank holiday either.

It is the national Boekenweek, a week in which book sales are stimulated extra. If you spend 15 euros on Dutch-language books, you get a book for free that's been especially written for the occasion.
It is my birthday tomorrow, Dad's present for me had been delayed so much he had to cancel it and get a book instead, so he also got the free book.
The Dutch railways sponsor the Boekenweek - with your free book you can now travel by train for free for one Sunday. The plan was for my father to go to Amsterdam and visit my sister - she however came to us because of my birthday, and so we had one free book ticket.

So, of course, I made a quick round-trip to my special someone who lives quite a way away. Took three-and-a-half hours to get there, three-and-a-half hours to get back, spent six hours there... Was good fun! Among others he showed me the new Zelda-game.




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[*] posted on 4-4-2017 at 16:47


Celebrated my birthday by knocking a large mug of tea over my freshly-gotten books. :duh:



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[*] posted on 5-4-2017 at 07:41


So, Happy Birthday Bonny, I hope it was a good one.:bouncy:



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[*] posted on 5-4-2017 at 10:32


It was, sister and I went out for ice-cream!



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[*] posted on 8-4-2017 at 17:16


Pfff... finally week-end...
With the cleaning job and the brochure delivery I now work 6 days a week...




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[*] posted on 9-4-2017 at 07:58


Went from 80kg to 68kg in about 6 months of working out and diet. It feels pretty good being in a better shape. Now let's stabilize that for a few months. I can see my abs!:bouncy:



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[*] posted on 9-4-2017 at 08:00


Quote: Originally posted by BBP  
Pfff... finally week-end...
With the cleaning job and the brochure delivery I now work 6 days a week...
feels good, doesn't it?



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[*] posted on 9-4-2017 at 09:10


Wow, great job Aqua!



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