Month: September 2015

Café con Leche

I finally had my café con leche! It’s a koffie verkeerd. And let me tell you. That shit is hard to say. I try so hard to pronounce it and the waitress always gives me a “wat”. In fact I try to pronounce a lot of Dutch words, contrary to what my brother in law thinks. I just only do… Read more →

Hola from Utrecht!

   Hello, hallo, hola from Utrecht! Today is the beginning of my third day here and I’m absolutely in love. The weather is gorgeous (yes I’m talking about the gloom and rain), and the company is even better. I’ve already tried a couple of typical little Dutch snacks, that I can’t pronounce or remember, but my mom and sister made… Read more →

Up in the Air

   6:15pm PST So I had every intention of writing a post from the airport terminal. Kind of like a “see ya suckers!” sort of thing. Naturally I nearly missed my flight. It wasn’t my fault this time though! Honest. The airline was having system problems and took For. E. Ver. Ask my mom, she would never lie for me.… Read more →

Bursting at the Seams

You know what’s not fun? Packing. Packing is not fun. And I have to pack for three months. THREE MONTHS! I already shipped half my stuff over, and I swear the postal system BETTER NOT lose my package because I shipped my favorite pair of black boots. Okay okay, they’re my only pair of black boots. But they’re still my favorite!  … Read more →

We’re in the Single Digits Folks

It just hit me that I leave in 9 days. NINE. DAYS. And I’ll be gone for three months. An extended vacation if you will.  I’ve been spending these last couple of days squeezing in as many as people as possible into dates, dinners, drinks, whatever. And it’s not like I’m leaving forever, I’ll be back in December. But still.… Read more →