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[*] posted on 12-12-2017 at 21:46


We had Sunny day number four yesterday and there's another one on the way today with a maximum of 38░ C predicted.

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The Netherlands has never been a country to visit for its beautiful climate.
Ultimately, the weather won't put me off, but listening to you and Aqua I was beginning to wonder.

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That would have been very arresting to watch.
This was a very poor joke based on a play of words by the way.



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[*] posted on 13-12-2017 at 01:07


Oh OK, sorry...

Spent a lot longer than I intended translating this stuff and I've only had the 60s now. Interesting!




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[*] posted on 13-12-2017 at 19:36


Why are you beginning to wonder, Poly?



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[*] posted on 14-12-2017 at 14:26


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Why are you beginning to wonder, Poly?
You guys have been talking about some problematic European weather and I was wondering whether or not I really should be considering moving to Europe.

Anyway, it's basically extreme hot weather versus extreme cold weather (okay it's not arctic, but it's colder than Australia). I'd rather have a really cold winter than have a really hot summer.




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[*] posted on 14-12-2017 at 19:23


We say out here: you can dress to combat the chill but you can't dress to combat heat.

Our winters are hardly extreme because of the Gulf stream, we refer to our winters as "kwakkelwinters". "Kwakkelen" is what a person does who is often a little ill and keeps on going, but at the 50% setting. There have been isolated winters that were harsh - my father was able to walk on a frozen sea in 1963 and my BFs parents up north were treated to nigh 150 cm of snow in 1979. Yet the nefarious Elfstedentocht, the 200km ice skating match on natural ice, hasn't been held since 1996 because there haven't been any winters cold enough.

There are often a couple of real hot days in the summer season, but it rarely gets over body temperature here. And if you choose a place above sea level there's not much to fear for a few decades either.




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[*] posted on 14-12-2017 at 21:08


That's some interview translating I have ahead of me...



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[*] posted on 15-12-2017 at 15:16


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We say out here: you can dress to combat the chill but you can't dress to combat heat.
Exactly.



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[*] posted on 15-12-2017 at 18:43


You know you're a Zappa-fan when you hear like the inth Torture Never Stops (let's see, Zoot, ZINY, Thing-Fish, YCDTOSA 1, YCDTOSA 4, Best Band, now Hammersmith... and you're still living it and not eager to turn it off just because it's supper time.



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[*] posted on 15-12-2017 at 18:44


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Why are you beginning to wonder, Poly?
You guys have been talking about some problematic European weather and I was wondering whether or not I really should be considering moving to Europe.

Anyway, it's basically extreme hot weather versus extreme cold weather (okay it's not arctic, but it's colder than Australia). I'd rather have a really cold winter than have a really hot summer.
You can go to Spain or Italy, it'susually pretty hot, or the south of France.



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You know you're a Zappa-fan when you hear like the inth Torture Never Stops (let's see, Zoot, ZINY, Thing-Fish, YCDTOSA 1, YCDTOSA 4, Best Band, now Hammersmith... and you're still living it and not eager to turn it off just because it's supper time.
That 's a pretty good description, metinks.



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[*] posted on 15-12-2017 at 23:53


I actually do prefer colder winters because when it's cold, it's cold and you just get used to it. Here we get cold spells interspersed with warm days and it's just much harder to settle into it. And don't get me started on the summers here.

Anyway, the weather isn't the only reason we want to move to Europe; it's not even the main reason.




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[*] posted on 16-12-2017 at 00:05


If you're looking for continuity in weather, the Netherlands is not the right place.

Just translated another interview and I'm still at 1971! How can I ever finish all this before Zappadan is over?

I like this interview from De Tijd, especially because the interviewer notes that when Frank gets agitated to the point that you really want to stop pushing your luck, he'll begin with "first of all". Put that in the back of your head just in case you ever have the chance to interview a zombie FZ.




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[*] posted on 16-12-2017 at 13:52


Do you get two week long heat waves around 40░ C?



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[*] posted on 16-12-2017 at 13:58


No, that'd be continuity. Although we have eight-week-long rain waves, but if you think that's a barrel of laughs, you'd be wrong unless you really like jumping in puddles and swatting mosquitoes all night.

Still on 1971! I don't believe it! How am I ever going to get the interviews finished by the 21st!




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[*] posted on 17-12-2017 at 23:58


*Crosses The Netherlands off the list*

Seriously, we're actually considering getting an out of town place near Alenšon.




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Not a barrel of laughs today either.
Started off with a trip to the dentist. Hygienist was way too firm with cleaning them and at one point had to stop and let me spit because there was too much blood.
No cavities though, but I'll be feeling this for a few days.

Just had a mail from the book fair, I worked there in November. My salary won't be paid for some time and they apologized for the delay.

TV just went on for no reason. I'm spooked. And sore. Primarily sore.


Listening to Zappa, about to continue the translating I was doing. Yesterday I got interrupted because of the AIVD christmas puzzle becoming available - a monster as always. I solved one teensy question so far.




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*Crosses The Netherlands off the list*

Seriously, we're actually considering getting an out of town place near Alenšon.
Well, Alenšon's not really the most sunny place around here. But I lived in Angers, which is about 140 km away, for a few years, and it was ok, sunny summers, rainy winters, etc...



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Not a barrel of laughs today either.
Started off with a trip to the dentist. Hygienist was way too firm with cleaning them and at one point had to stop and let me spit because there was too much blood.
No cavities though, but I'll be feeling this for a few days.

Just had a mail from the book fair, I worked there in November. My salary won't be paid for some time and they apologized for the delay.

TV just went on for no reason. I'm spooked. And sore. Primarily sore.


Listening to Zappa, about to continue the translating I was doing. Yesterday I got interrupted because of the AIVD christmas puzzle becoming available - a monster as always. I solved one teensy question so far.
What reason did they give you for the delay?



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[*] posted on 18-12-2017 at 17:51


None.


Hey, I waited for the ZPZ tour...




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[*] posted on 18-12-2017 at 20:36


None? You worked for them and they gave you no reason why you money will be held back folr a while? Fists would be flying if I was in that situation. I hope you'll get your money soon, please, dont let them play you, you MUST get yourself respected and get your money before christmas!



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