Europe

A Visit to New York

Before I start, I need to set a few things straight, for the record. Let me just say that New York is a fantastic city, full of fantastic things, fantastic people, yadda yadda yadda. Bottom line: it’s fantastic. I just want you to know that I recognize this about New Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Back in the USA

Adjustment period took less time this time. Probably because I was with Ann, and we were met at the arrivals hall by our good friend Mark. And the fact that I had been here just four weeks ago. It’s always good to come back to your home country. I’ve always Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

TOC – 3rd place

It was a strange night. First, we ran into some Springer and ex-Kluwer peoples in the bar and convinced them to participate in the pub quiz. Then it turned out that Ann had hit it on the head about the music round being devoted to Christmas songs (and it was Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Science: 1 Fundamentalists: 0

Let’s hear it for John E Jones III, whose ruling today helps beat back the tide of creationist crap flooding America’s school systems. Hopefully, one day even the kids in Kansas will get their science free of Christian fundamentalist propaganda.

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Ahmadinejad Hates Garth Brooks

I love this dude Ahmadinejad. He’s so nuts. He’s like a slightly saner version of the Taliban. He’s doing the exact same wacky things they did. Pretty soon he’ll be blowing up statues of Buddha in the desert. I can sympathize a little though. I’ve wanted to ban Western music Read more…

By Brian, ago
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One Down, One to Go

Okay. It’s ten to midnight. I just “handed in” my final exam for my marketing class. With nine minutes to spare. Damn I love technology. It allowed me to have a leisurely Christmas dinner, dominate all my friends at Puzzle Kombat, eat some ice cream, and then win a game Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Weekend in the Ardennes

So we’re in the Ardennes. Thanks to the miracle of GPS technology we successfully navigated the wilds of Belgium to find “Le Vieux Chemin” in Anja’s new “monovolume” (which is how Europeans say “SUV”). Although we had some confusion with which house we had rented (Ann and Anja were emphatic Read more…

By Brian, ago
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Fantasy Football – Week 15

Ack! Another choke by yours truly and suddenly Guze has now pulled within two wins! Again, Guze picked a team that went over 100 and I picked some real duds. (Thanks a lot Payton Manning, you jerk.) 8-6. Starting to get a little nervous…

By Brian, ago
General

King Kong

Wow. A great movie. Not much more that I can add than what the reviewers have said, other than that the style of the film is gorgeous and they really nailed the emotion in the Kong character. Ann and I saw it together on opening night here in the Netherlands Read more…

By Brian, ago
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ASIMO

Oh man I love robots. I really want one of these when they come out. Too bad they’ll be around 100k probably. This little guy is so cute when he runs.

By Brian, ago