Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Collection of Random Observations

I've past three months aka the legal amount of time one can spend on a tourist visa. But, I'm still caught in limbo with the government due to bureaucrat backup I still haven't officially been accepted in to the Netherlands. Despite this minor detail, the last three months have whizzed by! Honestly, I can't believe February is already here. Since, 1/4 of my contract has been completed, it seems like a good time to share a few random observations collected over the course of my first three months here.

• Just passed a guy balancing a big suitcase on the front of his bike, in the snow!
• Successfully navigated Amsterdam’s streets full of drunks/trams/cars on my new bike!
• Excited for Amsterdam bike adventure day although I think snow may have ruined my picnic plans.
• Super crazy lady gaga dance party with the cutest Dutch kids ever!!!
• Yup, some 16 year old kids just gave me a beer because they were having a party in the metro and silly me I didn’t bring any booze for the 5 minute ride! Hashanah no joke this is my life in Amsterdam.
• European guys use a lot of :) ;) :) smiley face things in texting. It's almost at an overused point but I'm trying not to be ethnocentric.
• Note from my awesome mom: "xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoox * just wanted to send you an email hug!!!! love, mom"
• Pretty sure I'm catching six different languages at the tram stop right now! Awesome! Do I understand them? No. Still listening intently.
• Today is the most sunny, magical, beautiful day! But really its a trick of -6°c outside. Jammer.
• Amsterdam nighttime bike ride playlist only includes songs that are perfect for whistling!

1 comment:

  1. What a cute idea! I love that a bunch of them were status updates.
    Hooray for being in limbo!!