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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...


NETHERLANDS | Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | Views [1050] | 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...

NETHERLANDS | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [705] | 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

NETHERLANDS | Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | Views [932] | 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...

NETHERLANDS | Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | Views [1912] | 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

NETHERLANDS | Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Castle pics.
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Gallery: The Netherlands

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...

NETHERLANDS | Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | Views [5420] | 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

NETHERLANDS | Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | Views [603] | 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

Euro-trip, Part One

FRANCE | Tuesday, 8 Mar 2005 | Views [1013]

So, I'm aware that my Paris trip was a few years ago, but I felt like this was at least a good place to put my trip since then I can have all of my European experiences in the same place. Paris was amazing, though you've all already heard the stories, ... Read more >

Tags: culture

Gallery: Paris

FRANCE | Sunday, 27 Feb 2005 | Photo Gallery

My first European experience
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