Tomorrow my love comes home, in two weeks it’s Valentine’s day… Makes you think about love…[sigh].
For some reason – don’t ask me why – love is associated with your heart. I know this doesn’t sound very romantic, but maybe because the belly butterflies were mistaken for heartbeats? Anyway, I don’t know more about this rather important (not even heart shaped!) organ, except the fact that it pounds, thus pomps oxygen rich blood through my body, faster when I am stressed, exercize or think about ‘him’ and that it has been broken several times in the past… On this site, I have assembled my heart again. I also performed open heart surgery, but, oops, the patient did not survive ;-(
Jippy, I have a healthy laptop, though slightly clogged – over 250000 files and folders… What the hell am I storing in here?
Anyway, I still wish you could check a human like that, as my stuffed nose is accompagnied by an annoying, pounding head ache. I took a pain killer some time ago, but it does not seem to work. Maybe the head is not part of the common cold symptoms and is the aching stress related: my love comes home in two days, after 6 months in India. Exciting, butterflies, yet slightly scary – like when you slowly drive up a rollercoaster.
I can’t believe in how many Outlook address books I – apparently – am! Norton destroyed at least 10 e-mails today, containing the W32.Novarg.A@mm. worm/virus. All of them came from people I don’t even know, in India and the US… I checked at Symantec and found out its a serious threat. It’s that MyDoom virus thingy everyone is all freaked out about. Even my granpa asked me, if I was protected against virusses (and yes, he meant the computer threats, not the human ones). Anyway, although I have my updates for this week, I’d better do a virus scan, as one of the infected e-mails appeared to have my own e-mail address as sender…
I wish they invented a “removal-tool” for the common cold… (sneezes)
I just heard on the news that Guusje Nederhorst, actress and wife of rockband Kane singer Dinand, died of cancer today. She was only 34, just married, baby… A big shock, because just two weeks or so ago, her manager announced she was almost cured and ready to get back to work again. On the site of Kane is a beautiful poem for Guusje, written by Dinand…
My man goes wild when he hears about orks, elfs and hobbits (he’s depressed now, because “the journey has come to an end!”), but I am a sucker for Harry Potter. I am eagerly awaiting movie #3 and book#6. So I am glad to read, that thousands of Bulgarian teenagers are bidding for a lead role in the fourth Harry Potter film, because producers revealed they want a real Bulgarian to play the part of Victor Krum. I gope zey keep gis vunny accent. Read more!
Yesterday evening, the weatherpeople announced overnight snow. This morning I opened my curtains, expecting to see a white winter wonderland, but no. Huge disappointment, bad start of my day.
However, while I am typing this complaint, I see a few tiny snowflakes. Slowly they get bigger – in size ánd in number. The rooftops, trees and fields are covered with a thin layer of snow. Now it is really snowing! It won’t be long before I can make a snow angel (that’s a personal tradition thingy).
This afternoon, the nominees for the Academy Awards have been announced. I was very pleased to hear, that the beautiful Dutch (post) WWII drama “de Tweeling” (translated to Twin Sisters) is nominated in the category “Best movie in a foreign language”! Go here for the full list of nominees.
I quit smoking 7 months ago. I have to admit that I had my difficult moments and I have taken two puffs in the meantime, but I am not the typical ex-smoker. People can smoke near me, in my house: no problem at all. In fact, I strongly considered to start again at the beginning of this year, as a protest against all the ridiculous anti-smoking measures the Dutch government has suggested.
Anyway, I am glad I haven’t started, because would not have been able to afford it. The price of a packet of cigarettes or rolling tobacco is going to rise enormously (25%) at February 1st. The biggest portion goes directly to the treasury, a small part is a normal producer induced rise. When I started smoking (10 years ago), a 20 packet of Marlboro was Dfl 3,10 (1,50 Euro). Now it is gonna cost approximately 4,- Euro (Dfl 8,80)!!!
I am not quite sure if i’m gonna make this a weekly reoccurring topic – but its starting to look like it: my struggle with mondays in general and its morning part in particular. For some reason, mondays just don’t do it for me. As my alarm goes off (at 7:15 AM) I have difficulties getting out of bed, I fall asleep in the shower, the coffee does not kick in, the way it should…. While reading the newspaper (thinnest of the week, as if nothing happens on a Sunday), it finally hit me: a new workingweek has started… but not for me anymore! My body was trying to tell me that. No reason at all for getting out of bed at all!
Listen to your body, Solly!
Only 8 sleeps to go… and then I will be reunited with my man!