10/31/09

31st of October

I've been featured on the wonderful Slanelle Street Style with an interview!

Happy halloween everyone! Unfortunately I can't go out and dress up, seeing as I still can't walk. Instead I'll just share some of my previous costumes with you, all self-made except the last one of course, but that was made by my mom.





Also, I've been tagged by Slanelle to post 7 things about myself:
1) I'm addicted to Lays chips with mayonaise. No, really, literally addicted.
2) I'm excited about going to see Grizzly Bear next week cause they're pretty much the only band from my favourites who I haven't seen live yet.
3) I don't eat cheese
4) I liked Michael Jackson before he was dead
5) I'm a nerd, I love sf/fantasyfilms made before '93 and knowing things.
6) I love baking
7) I have a really hard time making lists of irrelevant information about myself

I'm not tagging anyone but feel free to do this too.

10/28/09

28th of October

I want you to buy this album cause it's a fucking awesome electrifying delightfully lobotomizing loud tripping loud loud awesome loud hot mess and you need this.


HEALTH - Death
HEALTH - Die slow

www.myspace.com/healthmusic

10/27/09

Masquerade

I've been included in an online collaborative exhibition curated by We Sink Ships. Myself and 15 other great photographers have created photos with the theme Masquerade. Exhibition will be on 'til 13th of December. Go have a look!

view it here!
For more information:
www.wesinkships.co.uk

10/25/09

25th of October

Broken chords can sing a little

Friday I went to the forest to take these photos. On my way back I think I ran my bike into the sidewalk, and I fell really really hard on my ankle. I had to go to the hospital to get x-ray photos taken, but luckily it's not broken. My ankle was really swollen though and I might have ruptured anklets. For the next 1,5 week I have bandages on my foot and I have to walk with crutches until I can walk properly again (don't know when that might be).

Now I have to lay in bed for at least 5 days with my foot up high, I'm not allowed to walk for 5 days. My parents have been so wonderful. They live 2 hours away but they came by today with lots of groceries and readymade food for the next few days, and tomorrow my mom is coming over for 2 days so she can drive me to my exams and take care of me a bit ;)

Oh, and as if I wasn't lucky enough; I live on the 4th floor and my elevator broke down. So even if I was allowed to go anywhere, it would take me like 15 minutes to get up or down those stairs in this state.

But everyone's been really wonderful and helpful, and also; today Daniel have already been happy together for 11 months.

10/21/09

21st of October

i'll believe in anything
halo of pendor

I'm back in Holland again, had quite a fun week in Sweden. Daniel had to work a lot but I had to study, so that was ok. It's just so delightful to spend time together. I'm repeating repeating repeating myself, but I'm really looking forward to having an everyday life with this guy.

I shopped some, I bought a fake fur coat and fake fur hat, a blue dress (see picture above) and a red dress.

We went to a skatepunk-night at Hendriksberg cause our friend Håkan was playing there with his new band. We went to Niklas' farewell party, drank rum-cola, talked to old friends and danced and danced and danced in the living room. We had burgers at Max. We ordered pizza online and texted the pizzadeliveryguy to thank him for the great pizza. Thomas and Niklas came over to talk about the EF-recordings and we browsed books to find inspiration for lyrics. We ordered pizza again, Thomas had an egg on his pizza, which was weird and not that good. We slept halfway through sunday. We watched 'I Love You, Man' for like the 12th time.




Now Daniel's coming back the 6th of November, then we'll go on a 'family weekend' to Brussels, with my parents and brother and his girlfriend.

10/17/09

17th of october

before and again

Akron/Family - Before and Again
This song blows my mind each time I hear it.

10/14/09

13th of October

don't make me go home
All this missing makes me so tired. I just want to be there when you come home from work and hear about your day. I want to be there when you go to sleep and wake up. I want you to be here when I watch Sex And The City, cause I always forget the past storylines and I need you there to catch me up. I want you here cause even though I hate to admit it, you're a lot better at cleaning than I am. I want to sit on the couch with my imagerights-syllabus while you work on your songs. I would actually get things done, now I just feel tired.

10/11/09

11th of October

Masquerade

Sam Amidon - Prodigal Son
This song is more beautiful than at least 98.6% of all songs you've ever heard. If you don't agree you're either lying or you have bad taste.

Sam Amidon on Myspace

By the way, 80 followers and nearly 20 000 views since June! Thank you all!

10/10/09

10th of October - The story of how I met Daniel

10-10

Today it's exactly a year ago that Daniel and I met for the first time.

See the pictures I posted back then.

I wonder so often what my life would look like if any big or small detail would have been different.

Quite a while ago, EF were playing a show with a band who my dear friend Elke was friends with. At that show Elke fell in love with EF and started talking to them after the show. Next time EF played in Belgium she went there and asked if she could hitch a ride to Tilburg the next day. The day after that they would play in Amsterdam, so she came along so she could meet up with me.

She told me to come to this show, which took place all the way on the other side of the city, way out in the harbor, about 50 minutes by bike plus 10 minutes by boat. I didn't know this band and I'm usually quite bored by postrock, but because I hadn't seen Elke in so long, I went anyway.

There I was introduced to a bunch of friendly Swedish guys. We watched their show and it was really pretty, even though there weren't a lot of people there.



There he was, behind a giant pole, couldn't really see him that well but I was impressed by his enery on stage.

That night we sat at a table with about 7 Swedish guys and 2 Beneluxian girls, we drank like boatworkers, were being really loud and had loads of fun. We danced to bad minimal techno, Daniel already claimed to be in love with me, but I just thought he was a bit weird and didn't want any of it.

I missed the last ferry home so I had to wait for the first one. I slept on a mouldy couch in Niklas and Thomas' room and the next morning we had mouldy breakfast with mouldy avocado and bad coffee.

Exchanged contact information with everyone and the following days I started to have really long conversations with Daniel, who was going through a bit of a rough patch. We talked about everything in the world and shared beautiful insights and quickly became great friends. I found out that behind the funny drunk guy, there was actually a supersweet and intelligent person. When he told me he was going to come back to Holland in november I really wanted to see him again. He and his band picked me up from my parents' house in Venlo, which is on the way to Maastricht, where he was performing.

We had a lot of fun and we had this amazing chemistry, it felt like we'd known each other forever, there was so much we knew about each other yet so much yet to discover. We danced to James Brown and then we had our first kiss. Initially we agreed that it wasn't anything serious, but over the next couple of weeks we both couldn't get this click we had out of our heads.

When he was booked to Maastricht again about a month later, we agreed that he would spend a week at my apartment before the gig. We had the best time, both so relieved we came out for these feelings.

And here we are, a year later: such a great team, so wonderfully in love, making plans to move in together.

Thank you.
Thank you bookers of Elke's friends' band, to book EF on that same night. Thank you Elke for going, thank you for talking to these guys. Thank you EF, for coming to Brussels later on. Thank you Elke, for being crazy enough to go to Brussels to see them, thank you for coming all the way to Amsterdam and making me come over. Thank you Daniel, Niklas, Thomas, Claes, Emil, Martin and Buffy for letting her come with, and being such good company. Thank you Stubnitz for booking EF. Thank you bike, for letting me ride you for 50 minutes without giving up on me. Thank you, mashed potatoes, for being so damn tasty. Thank you Emilie. Thank you beer, for giving Daniel the illusion that it was love at first sight. Thank you Lisanne, for booking Halo Of Pendor to Maastricht in november, and thanks for your hospitality. Thanks Sebban, David, Jonathan, Christina and everyone else for the great company. Thank you Christina, for making me order just a bit more wine than I usually would. Thank you DJ, for playing James Brown. Thank you Lisanne again, for booking him to Maastricht in January. Thank you Ryan Air, for the Düsseldorf - Gothenburg connection. Thank you Matz and Jeanette, for giving birth to such an awesome kid.

Thank you Daniel, for being you, for being awesome. I love you more than I could ever have imagined and you've turned me from a diehard party-girl into a soppy domestic fuzzball and I love every second of it.

10/6/09

6th of October

Some shots from my disposable camera from this summer.
christian youth hostel





There were really tasty-looking cherries up in there so Daniel climbed in to pick me some.

Quality of those last five sucks, I uploaded them on myspace cause those stupid assmunches at Photobucket keep taking EVERYTHING down once my photos get too much views. No way I'm getting a pro account there.

10/5/09

Featured with a picture and story on one of my favourite photographysites
http://www.shuttercrack.com/

5th of October

021009

I'm feeling better now, but I'm also back in Amsterdam, alone, which is kind of sucky.

A while ago I sent in a complaint to Burger King about the following: they had this promo going on where a cheeseburger with fries + cola cost only 2 euros. A similar hamburger (i.e. a cheeseburger WITHOUT CHEESE - I hate cheese) menu cost considerably more. I asked if I could have the promo menu but without the cheese and the girl behind the counter said no. I asked why not, cause if anything, it's profit for them cause they win a slice of cheese. She kept holding on to her 'no' so I walked out and ate somewhere else and then sent an email to BK, saying I should have gotten my cheeseless burger, or they should change their slogan from 'Have It Your Way' to 'Have It Only This Way Cause If You Want To Change Anything In Your Menu Our Staff Will Act Like A Giant Dick And You Might As Well Go Eat Somewhere Else'. Less catchy, I admit. Anyway, today I was pleasantly surprised when I found a letter on my doormat with sincere apologies from Burger King and 2 coupons for a free Whopper menu. Hope I can get it without cheese.

10/4/09

4th of October

Our family

10/2/09

2nd of October

Can't it be spring now? It's so cold.

Not looking forward to the fall and winter, it doesn't have that much to offer me. Daniel and I already have every meeting planned until halfway through november and it's not going to be that much. I'm in Sweden this week but on the second day I got supersick... I even had to move my flight cause I had such a high fever and kept throwing up; I didn't dare to fly in this state. So yeah, I've been the most boring girlfriend ever this week, just sleeping and pouting... But Daniel's been taking great care of me.