A colleague of mine answered one of my emails with the above! I need to learn how to speak Dutch again. I remember when I was little my parents would take my sister and I to Holland every summer for 12 years straight. I loved Holland. The smell, the trees, the railroad tracks, the badminton we played in front of Oma's house, the lovely get togethers with family, my cousins always badgering us to come out and play, the travels by train, the countryside, the beautiful landscape, Amsterdam, Wiljre, everything about Holland is held dear in my heart. I was fortunate to have been able to travel so much as a child. Thank you Mom and Papa so much for these memories. For now, Portland, Oregon is the second best thing to the Netherlands. I'm hoping very soon I'll be able to attend a Dutch conversation night at Costello's Cafe and this week only check out the documentary Gonzo: the life of Hunter S. Thompson playing at Cinema 21. Tonight, we are heading up to the hills with the bikes for some Forest Park fun! Oh and I'm getting stoked about my upcoming trip to Michigan. I want to see for my own eyes all the lakes, especially Gull Lake. We will be staying next door to this beautiful lake. Yay! This Saturday, the bikes will travel with us to Blue Lake Park.
Try this out! I can't do it right now since my office computer is such a dinosaur. It's something new called Wordle. When I read that its objective is to create 'word clouds' the hair on the back of my neck stood up straight! If anyone has the time, can you type in my blog address and send me my word clouds image? firstname.lastname@example.org. ***Later on in the day I figured out how to create it but not upload the image onto my blog. I must be retarded or something.*** I also bought myself today a yummy delicious exotic candy bar, a Oaxaca Bar, pronounced wau-ha-ka. On my first day of Anthropology 101 (circa 2005), our professor wrote Oaxaca on the board and the first words out of her mouth were 'how do you pronounce this word?' If I had known about this chocolate bar back then I would have blurted out 'chocolate baby.' xo ox. My blood vessels are now happy.Photo taken right as I left the office for the day.