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[*] posted on 27-12-2021 at 19:41


Yeah was pretty good. I'm at BFs, we went to one sister on Xmas Eve for a soup buffet and bingo, and to the other one for a Christmas brunch which involved chicken rollade, which is a bit much before noon. Lots of puzzle solving!



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[*] posted on 29-12-2021 at 07:37


Good to hear!



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[*] posted on 2-1-2022 at 21:26


Came back today!

Played a lot of board games: a pocket detective, Bunny Kingdom (so many plastic rabbits!) , Lost Desert and Pandemic.

I had been thinking about getting Pandemic for some time - it's a legendary and loved board game but it's so hard to find people to play it with - but now I've played it I want it now. :D It's in my top 2 games now, below Cluedo.




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[*] posted on 3-1-2022 at 18:21


When two things you love combine... <3
(starts about 30 minutes in, with English subs)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqC480XbpRU

Dir en grey's drummer, Shinya, made a Youtube video of him fact-checking his Wikipedia article. And then they speak of "drummers they like to talk with", the subject turns to Terry Bozzio:

Q: And for "drummers you like to talk with," KORN, You met with KORN during recording didn't you? With Terry Bozzio.
A: Terry Bozzio was there as the drummer of KORN, at recording. I watch his instructional videos a lot, he even did a drum cover to hide's solo. {hide = late guitarist of X-Japan). So I knew about him from a while back.
Q: He did a hide solo?
A: And his drum set is so fortified. This set is amazing.
Q: He's famous for that, isn't he?
A: Yeah. Well, I already knew him, but when I went to America on tour we were told that KORN are recording, so we went to hang out in their studio.
Q: Oh, you went!
A: All of us. So Terry Bozzio was there, but I didn't know then that Terry Bozzio was going to be involved in their recording. The set was incredible. And I was like: "Wow, this set is like Terry Bozzio's. And the drummer and Terry look really similar." So I thought "Woah, this guy really loves Terry!"as I looked at him from afar.
And as we left the studio, I said "That guy looked a lot like Terry Bozzio, didn't he". And I think it was Masuda there, the writer who went with us, so when I said "He had Terry Bozzio vibes", he was like "Oh no that was Terry Bozzio."
I was like "What! Tell me earlier!"
Q: And that's how you found out?
A: Yeah.
Q: And if you found out sooner, you could have spoken with him.
A: Absolutely could have done.
Q: Right? You wanted to ask so many things, right?
A: Yep.

Terry, if you're listening, give the boy a call. :D




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[*] posted on 5-1-2022 at 11:06


Two days off in a row are the best :biggrin:



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[*] posted on 7-1-2022 at 18:09


Well, back to work... am unfortunately down with a cold, but on the bright side I'm now on a Terry Bozzio trip again, so thank you Shinya!



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[*] posted on 9-1-2022 at 19:44


Things are gradually returning to normal here. Although, it’s a new normal as Julie’s about to start a new job with a different routine. We’ve just begun a heat wave, meaning I’ll have my work cut out saving the garden.

I hope Aqua’s okay.




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[*] posted on 10-1-2022 at 07:33


Me too, it's been a while since we've seen him here...

Hope Julie's new job works out for her!




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[*] posted on 10-1-2022 at 14:57


You’re probably aware of the general trend in the West to extend retirement age. The weird thing here in OZ, is that because of the gradual increase to 67, Julie who’s one year and a third younger than me, has 67 as her retirement age, whereas mine is 66 and a half. What are they doing in the Netherlands?



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[*] posted on 10-1-2022 at 23:14


We've started to increase towards the 67s (used to be 65). It was hard on my dad because his retirement kept getting shoved back but he's retired last August, at 66 years 4 months. By 2023 it will be 67.
Government has decided to link retirement age to life expectancy.


Pensions have been frozen for the past 10 years, like with most old age benefits, but it's still much better than being on the dole.




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[*] posted on 13-1-2022 at 11:12


If you decide to retire in another country, does the Netherlands government make it difficult to keep your pension?



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[*] posted on 13-1-2022 at 19:01


If you and your partner are over 65 when you move abroad, you'll keep your pension, otherwise it depends on if NL has a treaty with that country.

I had an app message sent to me by my brother-in-law - his friend group rents with our company and they had tried to rebook via e-mail.

Which they did, and then they received a mail back.
In German. The guy pulls it through Google Translate and is floored when he sees "we thank you for demolishing a nursing home with Belvilla."

Checked it out, turns out that the ID10T who wrote it, had sent this text to just about every client of which he believed they spoke German.




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[*] posted on 14-1-2022 at 23:58


Best friend Hedda calls.

Spent three hours on the phone with her.




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[*] posted on 17-1-2022 at 20:59


Happy Blue Monday everybody!



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[*] posted on 17-1-2022 at 23:42


That's very funny.



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[*] posted on 18-1-2022 at 17:39


Finally bck out after 2 weeks of staying at home due to agressive cold...

Unfortunately Corona has landed in my inlaws family - BFs nephew came home with it from school. Of course this was right at the time they were getting a new floor at his place, so he's in quarantine at his grandmother's, where Peter also lives. His mother has caught it as well.

I'm not going up north for a few weeks!




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[*] posted on 18-1-2022 at 23:10


Handed in the AIVD puzzle, back to normal...



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[*] posted on 22-1-2022 at 22:38


The amount of Corona cases in BF's family is now 4. His sister and kids, and unfortunately his mother. I'm a bit upset about it considering BF and I didn't see each other for months to make sure she'd stay healthy.



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[*] posted on 25-1-2022 at 17:31


BF caught it noo now. :(

Efteling is going to demolish one of my favourite rides, I'm very upset about it.




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[*] posted on 27-1-2022 at 17:45


I'd never read Anne Frank's diary (in spite of being Dutch, having studied history and having become a WW2 buff). Probably because my sister was involved in a play about her at high school and I saw it three times or so.

Just finished reading it for the first time, it's a very touching book.




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