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For The Memories, Babe Finding myself in a rut, I've decided to try something new. Or a few things new actually. I've taken a job as an au pair. And moved to a different country. And don't know anyone else. And am directionally impaired. Here goes nothing...


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Twenty-thousand Tulips

Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | Views [1024] | Comments [2]

So this weekend was fantastic! My friend Stephanie came into town on her own European adventure and stayed with me for a few days. Granted, it was a rocky start and a rockier ending, but the in-between times were great :) I met Stephanie at Amsterdam ... Read more >

Gallery: Keukenhof

Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

Tulip Festival with Stephanie!
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Gallery: Amsterdam Pt 2

Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

With Stephanie :)
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To Whom It May Concern:

Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [1111] | Comments [4]

So, this is my person-specific blog. The way it works is, you find your name, and read the message. I'm over-explaining so that there are no questions :) DR. ELROD: Please pass my sister, Kera, with a well-deserved "A". It would make all of our ... Read more >

Madrid- The Finale

Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | Views [1266] | Comments [3]

I know it's been a few days, but remember- I took notes this trip! So, continuing with my Madrid description for those of you that don't read in bulk (i.e. Rochelle)... Wednesday was the second part of my museum tour. This time I went to Museo del ... Read more >

Gallery: Amsterdam

Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Museum Field Trip

Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | Views [1146] | Comments [7]

Yesterday I finally made it out to Amsterdam! Yeah, yeah, I know, it's probably supposed to be your first stop upon entering the Netherlands, but we all know I'm a little late to the party most of the time. Anyway, I planned a day of museums followed ... Read more >

Entertaining the Masses.

Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | Views [747] | Comments [5]

Actually, it was a pretty nice week. I haven't worked much at all, it being Easter and all. The kids have had a few days off, and the Parents haven't scheduled any flights, so therefore, lots of lazy days for Katie. Saturday night was my introduction ... Read more >

Not really worth a blog, but...

Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | Views [890] | Comments [1]

For all my shopping nay-sayers, I just wanted to update my boot shopping experience(s). I was looking for a pair with black and brown so I could just get one pair for everything for around 40 Euro if possible. Instead, I found a shoe shop today in ... Read more >

Tags: shopping

Seriously, guys?

Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | Views [880] | Comments [6]

Well today was a pretty fun day. I have been kind of laying low (read as sitting on my ass and doing nothing productive) for the past few days, so I decided I really needed to get out and do something. I had the day off, so I called one of my Couchsurfing ... Read more >

Tags: shopping

Groovy, Baby, yeah...

Sunday, 2 Mar 2008 | Views [1120] | Comments [6]

So today was maybe my favorite day here so far. I met some great people, listened to some great music, and am now curled up in a nice comfy bed to sleep in tomorrow! I'll expand: As I've already told everyone (too many times, probably) I am becoming ... Read more >

Tags: friends


Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | Views [1083] | Comments [7]

So yesterday I decided to try my hand at getting to Den Bosch on the bike, which apparently the other au pairs did frequently.  Well good for them.  It is the most confusing damn thing I've ever seen/done in my life.  The Mom gave me directions (kind ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

I think I'll just have tea...

Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [730] | Comments [11]

So as previously mentioned, I decided yesterday to try out couchsurfing.com. It's a fantastic website that connects travelers to people who are open to touring around or letting you crash on their couch should you need a place to stay (or not want ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Laughing Anyway

Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | Views [964] | Comments [2]

So even though I completely wiped out on the stupid buckfeet and still can't fully extend my bruised and gashed leg without it hurting, I haven't stopped laughing all day I don't think. I'm addicted to this podcast called "Never Not Funny"... Read more >

Tags: Laughter

Green is not my color...

Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | Views [1948] | Comments [5]

...though it is the color of the formerly white pants I was wearing to pick up the kids from school from lunch today. Here are the facts: As we've previously discussed, I'm not very good at biking. I don't even feel very stable riding the old bike ... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health

Gallery: Kasteel De Haar

Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Castle pics.
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Gallery: The Netherlands

Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Random pictures about town(s)
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Sorry, Mario, but the princess is in another castle...

Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | Views [5467] | Comments [14]

So today was my first real day-trip. The Family put all these travel books and brochures and such in my room for me to look at, and I found a good one by Lonely Planet about the Netherlands. So I was off to Utrecht. So as a Texan, I'm not entirely ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

In the beginning

Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | Views [623] | Comments [4]

So Alex Garland had an excellent point. I don't have a blog. It's definitely the best way to not have to repeat my stories two hundred times, though as I've already typed an entirely perfect blog and then deleted it (I'm a dumbass), this will not ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road



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