Wow, it's been a month since the last time that I posted? Yikes. And yet... I can't even tell you about cool things that kept me from blogging. There's just... nothing. Well, almost.
I've been working lots. With some luck I can finish the follow-up to my first study and then write everything up and submit to conferences and journals. Deadlines deadlines.
I went to Germany for a week, mainly for my Granny's 75th birthday and to meet up with my best friend from highschool. The former was as weird and awkward and umcomfortable as I expected it to be. I miss my nuclear family when I don't see them but I seem to have lost all connection to cousins and aunts/uncles and we don't talk much beyond small talk. "Uh huh, yeah, the Netherlands are great. Cheese, windmills and all. No, I don't smoke weed all the time. Oh no, you're totally the first person to ask about that."
Joshua Radin will be in Europe in October and I keep refreshing the website, hoping he'll come to BeNeLux or Germany. *sigh* Another trip to England? London or Birmingham? Cheap flights to and free accommodation in either city, you'd wonder what's keeping me here. Yet... I'm not sure. Sometimes I wish I were more into super popular music, artists who are big enough to tour properly in Europe. But what would be the fun in that, eh?
I'm looking for a new place to live, together with a wonderful friend of mine from work and a guy I met in Dutch class last year. We had found an excellent house that we lost just before signing the lease, so-to-speak. Luckily it seems that I had misread my contract, thinking I had signed a one-year lease that I'd have to renew for yet another year in October - which I'm pretty sure is what the contract says but my landlords insist that I have a one-month notice. That would be perfect! Dutch legalese is still extremely confusing to me. Living together with a Chinese girl who cooks often and listens to my ramblings and a motorbike-riding Canadian - how cool would that be?
That's it, I guess. I'll try my best to comment on entries and read fic and all that. Oh, and I'm trying to do this 30 day photo challenge. We'll see how that goes. If nothing else, it'll force me to post more often. ;)