Blogs from Overijssel, Netherlands, Europe - page 5


Europe » Netherlands » Overijssel » Enschede November 9th 2006

Yesterday- I was a bit bored, so I messaged a guy I met through my friend Kristin to see if he wanted to meet for a cup of coffee. He wanted to ask me some questions about Seattle and UW because he plans to do his masters degree there starting next fall. The whole day yesterday was clear, dry, and cold but the minute he messaged me back it started to downpour. Lovelyyy. So I bundled up nice and warm: long wool jacket, long gloves, extra long scarf wound around my neck and chin about 5 times, a winter hat, and legwarmers. As I rode to the city the rain kept coming down even harder! By the time I got to the cafe De Geus, I looked like a drowned rat. We met at 9pm and ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Overijssel » Enschede November 7th 2006

To start this blog off, I want to thank those that requested me to write more. As this is my first blog, I am new to the experiences that having a blog bring - I find some of the times, I'd rather just talk outloud and the blog will write itself, while other times I want to sit for hours and write a novel about one experience. Since I came here I've never had so many thoughts going around in my head at one time. I thought my brain was busy back in Seattle, but now it's working 24/7 even when I sleep. Last night I had a vivid dream where I went bungee jumping from a bridge over a raging river...and something to do with cats, but I forget. I find myself reading my book ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Overijssel » Enschede November 3rd 2006

So, the yesterday was a much better day after a deliciously greasy dinner of patates (french fries) and a kaas souffle (something cheesy and bready and artery clogging for sure). =) Anouk and I went to the Aldi supermarket to get some wine, beer and snacks before everybody arrived. The people at the party: me, and my housemates: anouk, chiel, arjan, and janne Janne's boyfriend Jasper, Nina and her friend Kim, Wiebke, Anouk's friend Bergit and Lea (Israeli student I met here) and her boyfriend Steven. So there was quite the crowd. The MTV Europe awards show was also on that evening so we watched some performances and entertained eachother with stories, goofing off, eating a delicious hazelnut cookie coffee cream cake, etc etc. My housemates got me a really nice gift which I wasn't expecting ... read more
Balloon numbers
Celebrating in the living room
On the street

Europe » Netherlands » Overijssel » Enschede November 2nd 2006

Well I'm the big 2-1. Now I guess I'm considered a real adult in American terms and am responsible enough to buy a bottle of wine. =) Before I talk about today, I'll mention a bit about last night. I studied all day and by 11pm was so tired of studying so I went downstairs to watch some tv. Dr No (James, James Bond) was on, so I sat there watching it letting my brain recover. All of a sudden, Anouk yelled my name over and over again from upstairs. I wondered what on earth she wanted as Arjan had already gone to bed and she would probably wake him up. I climbed up the stairs and there was everybody in the little hallway with big smiles on their faces and a Dutch "Happy Birthday" song ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Overijssel » Enschede October 31st 2006

I've conquered my cold thanks to plenty of sleep, echinacea, and good thoughts. This is perfect timing since I'll be going out on Thursday to celebrate my birthday! I can't believe it's already here! =) I've been studying as usual and making good progress - only 10 more articles to go! The articles have interesting topics, but there are a few annoying ones that discuss an amazing issue but then at the end you find out that there is not enough research to prove that factor x works at all. what a bummer! Along with reading articles, I started another book alongside the Tortilla Curtain since that one gives me weird dreams. The new book is horrible yet addicting. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I think it's a romance/chick novel. I always made fun of ... read more

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