Europe

Last Post from Dordrecht

xcnl > en xcnl > en It’s always interesting when big changes come up in your life and you have (some) time to see them coming and reflect on them. Sadly, that’s not what I was able to do with my move to the Hague. Everything happened so fast that Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Pub Quiz S02E08

So the Table of Contents experienced a first last night: we had six people on our team. Joining us for the first time were Ruben (poker friend), Gioia (pronounced Joy-a, the new German intern who I roped into replacing Julia to carry on the tradition), and Paul (Darien’s friend from Read more…

By Brian, ago
Entertainment

The Promise

This was a fantastic movie. And when I say that I mean it in both the “it was really great” sense and “it was a fantasy” meanings. It’s a fantasy story that takes place in a version of ancient China that is beautifully realized by whoever did the production design. Read more…

By Brian, ago
Brian

the Bachelor Diet

So here’s what happens when you eat a bowl of cereal, play frisbee for three hours, then eat some crackers, prosciutto, and a have a Coke for dinner: Weight at 10:00am Sunday = 159 lbs Weight at 10:00am Monday = 156.5 lbs I wonder how much nutritional value those crackers Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Frisbee

So, for the first time, my frisbee team (UFO 2, from Utrecht), will be advancing to the first division. The way the frisbee is set up here you play in divisions (there are four or five of them) and you play everyone in your division once and then the people Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Beautiful Days

Been thinking about blogging about my fantastic Friday for three days. It started with the first truly beautiful weather I’ve seen in the netherlands: sunny and warm. Here’s how it went: I biked around to do some errands, get some photos taken for my new train pass that I’m going Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Pub Quiz S02E07

What a night. From the very beginning we were just on fire. It was Darien, Ian, Ingrid and myself, and in the first three rounds we only got two answers wrong. We missed a few on the picture round (it was animals… who knew THAT was what a yak really Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Another Speeding Ticket

This is like the fourth speeding ticket I have gotten, and it really frustrates me because two factors have greatly reduced my chances of getting a ticket but STILL the Dutch government finds a way to send me a bill in the mail. First, my car is dying and I Read more…

By Brian, ago