I Wish I Was A Praying Mantis

I’m in a pretty bad mood today despite the fact that today had the most beautiful weather I’ve seen so far in Amsterdam.

Sad me:

So today is devoted to minimal techno…but not too minimal, in homage to the sun. Later tonight I’m going to a dubstep thingy, so I don’t know if I’ll be into it after my little minimal slump. Right now this little guy is the only thing from keeping me from becoming a monster:

He’s not just a little stuffed owly. If you turn him over this is whats inside:

Hehehehehe! Mr. Owly has a hot water bottle in him…how cute! Most awesome to hug right now while I listen to this chill ditty. Who says ditty anymore…I guess I do.

Pantha Du Prince-Asha

This last song makes me feel as if it is summing up the bumingness of the day with the sunshine. It starts off sad, minimal…and exploding into a sunshine of melody. Just like hugging Owly

Lawrence-Swap

Poffertjes: Why Have I Been Deprived Of You All My Life?

I just wanted to give all of you a little peek into what kind of awesome breakfast goodies the Dutch have. Normally, before I go to work I have coffee, toast and sometimes a cooked egg. But on the weekends it is a different story. I get to have this instead:

They are poffertjes…tasty little Dutch yummy pancake type things…except more eggy and not dry. They are more like tiny little crepe dough stuffs rather than pancakes. Then they put butter and powdered sugar on them. Yeah, you can understand why I don’t eat them everyday. Lately I’ve been super busy running around working side jobs etc…which is great because I’m making some cash on the side. I’m really excited though because on the 16th of Febuary Trusme is coming to Amsterdam! I was hoping he’ll play this song produced by the Glen Adam’s Affair. This song was the freakin’ hardest to find online…so appreciate it peoples.

Glen Adams Affair-Just a Groove

As well, because of the writers strike I decided to investigate some good ol’ horror films. I watched all of the versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, which are all good in their own ways but my favorite is the 1978 version. I love the ending…classic scary. Here’s the trailer: Haha! It has a super skinny Jeff Goldblum in it! Also, I wanted to include this little nugget of horror goodness that is definetly an homage to me! Awesome! Yeah, I’m terrifying and I’m always having an affair with the supernatural. A little bit of extra funk that I found to go with your Poffertjes…or whatever you have for breakfast: (God! I love that song!)

Kleeer-Get Touch

Welcome To My Neighborhood…

So this is the first posting of my new abode for the next 3 months. I get off of work at 5 and it’s already dark by then, so on the weekends I’ll try to take some better pics. Here are my new next door neighbors, right outside of my bedroom window:

Awesome…prosties outside my window every day…good morning.  I also have a pic of my little room…the door is glass.  No privacy inside as well as out…I have big glass windows everywhere. Thank you curtains.

And although I don’t have pics of the rest of this lovely 3 story building I do have the living room:

I don’t know if you can tell by these photos but the weather was very crappy today and I had to bike in it. At work I reviewed a bunch of videos for content descriptions and so I didn’t move all day.  I was super cold in that building so I wore my coat all day.  Here is a little sample of some of the crazy videos I was looking at:

Don’t ask what it means. I was in a meeting today and it was all in dutch, so I was trying to look like I knew what I was hearing, but tuning out at the same time. Then they all turned to me and asked if I had anything to add. I just laughed…wtf was I suposed to say?

In honor of such a craptaculously rainy day here are songs that make you want to crawl under the covers and not move…like I am doing after an exhausting day of crazy video viewing.

Peter Visti-Bad Weather 

Bonobo-Scuba