Monthly Archives: November 2006

oh well

Fuck it. I’m taking a day off erging. Rudder’s got a work-drinks thing, so I took the bus home. Got here at 6:30, did some online banking (found my credit card balance was much higher than I’d thought, dammit, and … Continue reading

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of stuff

I hit a small cultural divide yesterday; I think I handled it well enough. I’ve been working closely with one other person, who’s been moved into the office I share with my boss. (The department is very short on space … Continue reading

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It’s a Dutch thing, I wouldn’t understand

On our way out to pick up some food this evening, we observed three items presumably of holiday decoration. In order of progressive bizarreness: 1) Some men were putting lights in, to shine up from the grates in the ground. … Continue reading

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Christmas: the Borg of holidays

I commented one of my email discussion groups that I can well understand why a lot of Dutch people seem to resent the way American-style Christmas is moving in here, because it tends to push out their own Sinterklaas traditions. … Continue reading

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Nederlinguistics

One interesting thing about Dutch is that it does borrow from other languages, though possibly not as much as English does. Of course, epople at work use English frequently even when speaking in Dutch; a lot of management jargon was … Continue reading

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incompatibilities

I’m beginning to think that one of the biggest problems in my life is Rudder, which is unfortunate as he’s also one of the better things in it. Getting rid of him is clearly a Bad Idea, and I think … Continue reading

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review: Drawn to the Rhythm

I’m currently reading Drawn to the Rhythm: A Passionate Life Reclaimed” by Sara Hall. It’s been a while since I’ve reading something that alternates so frequently between lyrical and painful. Hall was more or less knocked off her feet by … Continue reading

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the present problem

Apparently I’ve been doing too much shopping again. We need to make a Christmas list for Rudder’s parents (which is also a Hanukah list for mine, but his family is the one with the list tradition) and I really can’t … Continue reading

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the present problem

Apparently I’ve been doing too much shopping again. We need to make a Christmas list for Rudder’s parents (which is also a Hanukah list for mine, but his family is the one with the list tradition) and I really can’t … Continue reading

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the present problem

Apparently I’ve been doing too much shopping again. We need to make a Christmas list for Rudder’s parents (which is also a Hanukah list for mine, but his family is the one with the list tradition) and I really can’t … Continue reading

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