Tag: netherlands

Almost Home

I officially have my plane ticket! I leave in about three weeks then I FINALLY get to be with Marcel again.  These last 3 months have been awesome and brutal at the same time. Awesome because I don’t think I’ve ever spent more time with friends. To the point where I think one particular hooker is sick of me. But… Read more →

Two Week Checkup

It’s been two weeks since I left the United States for the Netherlands, so I thought I’d give you guys a recap. I sprained my foot and reawakened an old rock climbing injury. I got an infection on my wisdom tooth from it coming out and breaking the skin of my gums. (Gross. I know. Sorry.) I ate something that… 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 →

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 →

Chucking Lemons Through the Window

You know all those cheesy cliches about “when the universe closes a door, it opens a window”, or “when life hands you lemons make lemonade”? Well I’m chucking those lemons through the window and making some café con melk.  I got some bad news on Friday. Really bad news. And you know what I’m doing with that news? Making the… Read more →

Fantasy Football

No not that football, silly Americans. Real football. You know, where your foot touches the ball. Anyway. Now that we have that cleared up, I’m participating in a Fantasy Football league game thing with Marcel and my in-laws. Based on the Dutch national league. Which I know nothing about. So of course I chose the players with the coolest names. Oh. And… Read more →

6 Months and Counting…

Well. It’s starting to turn into crunch time. I have to get all my paperwork legalized? internationalized? officialized? not falsified-ized? As my dad would say qué carajos es eso?! I didn’t even know such a thing was necessary. Or even existed. Clearly, moving internationally is not my forte. But I’ve got less than six months before this mofo goes down,… Read more →

Freedom!

   So as I close this day on what is now my third car accident in 12 months, none of which were my fault (like for realsies not my fault, not like when you slam into something and say “It wasn’t my fault! That fence came out of nowhere!” They legitimately were not. my. fault.) Where was I going with… Read more →

Hi. My name is Taty…

…and I’m a House Hunters International addict.     I seriously cannot stop watching any and all Dutch episodes of House Hunters International. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a crazy addicting show about people looking for homes in different cities. And it has a game show style element where you pick from three options. My mom and I have… Read more →