hoii! 2 months ago
Or however you say that in Afrikaans 2 months ago
As in, I am vaguely leaning towards vegetarianism. That’s mainly because of concern for the planet, have to say. The other – not unimportant – reason is that my system works better with plants in it than meat.
I use leather and have no scruples about it. I think that as long as you’re going to kill an animal, the very least you can do is make sure that it wasn’t in vain. Use every last bit so you don’t throw anything away.
I don’t like the fur industry. That’s cruelty for no reason whatsoever except that weird thing called ‘fashion’. Then fashion something else. 4 months ago
One was during the company bbq and I was thirsty but I had half a glass. And the other was a slip-up but not even the nice kind: I sipped diet coke. Yegh. The horror!
Anyway: so far so good. 4 months ago
(That’s a Dutch beer, mind you. Had to be noted.) 4 months ago
She just got second place at an awesome formation figure skating thingy that she’s been training for. The picture showed a happy Smarts with both her eyeballs still intact. 4 months ago
I survived, and pleasantly too! It was really nice to finally meet our mysterious green-skinned friend from the emerald isle. He is very friendly, good to hang out with, has some pretty good stories, can be understood language-wise, and appreciates a good Dutch beer. So high points all around!
I was forbidden to post any pictures of the gentleman online. Only Smartstuff got to see his mugshot and so far she hasn’t run away screaming yet. I didn’t either so don’t believe his claims to hideousness.
Oh and he brought Guinness-filled chocolates. What a guy! 4 months ago
What do you mean ‘was’?
I still am. 4 months ago
It’s been a while now and it was already up way before I came here. (5.5 years ago now) It changed a lot since then because people come and go and they all bring their own things to this goal. There have been fights and arguments, sexists and racists, love and friendship, and pretty much anything that a social meeting place like this would bring. I like to think of it as a kind of bar or restaurant or something, but a weird one where everyone is free to partake in every conversation.
43things is made by the Robot co. You can read their stuff by clicking the links down at the bottom of this (or any 43) page. 4 months ago
For what it’s worth: unless you’re heavily into drugs or drink, and unless you’re suffering from dementia, it is unlikely that you’re getting dumber.
Remember that the goddess inside you is merely taking a nap from all the hard work so far. She’ll be back. Give her some coffee when she does.
♥ 5 months ago
I figured that since I also observed Lent (in my own way) I’d also give Ramadan a shot. My sacrifice will be to not drink Coke for 30 days, so help me Allah & Friends. 5 months ago
About the hipster or bad dresser. I’m not much of a fashionista and quite often wish people would get their head out of their… Never mind.
My worst phase I don’t know. I’m not much of an adventurer, fashion-wise. 5 months ago
pop – petje (‘poppetje’ is little puppet in Dutch)
left of centre 5 months ago
Try again 5 months ago
how about you, gottawonder? ;-) 5 months ago
They’re Unesco world heritage site now. We Dutch may be
pirates shrewd business bastards people but we’re not that stupid. Well. Maybe. 5 months ago
When you win it, will you come visit?5 months ago
My twins came out of the freezer. During my pregnancy we called them Frosty and the Snow Cone for that reason. It is astounding to me that ‘they’ spent time in suspension before coming to life in my belly.
Mind you, there were other frosties and snow cones before them and they didn’t make it. There are no guarantees but there are extra chances. We’re lucky to live in our day and age.
About half an hour ago I came on 43 and had only 3 cheers. I was a bit miffed by that so I changed my avatar to something a bit more, um, persuasive and my tagline too. Half an hour later I come back here and guess what? I have plenty of cheers. AHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
So what do you have in the area of serendipity/persuading the universe? 5 months ago
- Those 10 minute exercises are miraculous for me! Honestly, I did my workout (ouch! sore abs!) in between coming home from work and picking up the kiddies from daycare. Awesome.
- Dropped a major ball today. I was supposed to go to a meeting, told my boss I’d go in his place actually, and then forgot and went elsewhere. That was embarrassing and not very fabulous. Damn.
- Made a list. Little progress.
- Noperdinope. 5 months ago
- The second time doing my 10 minute workout wasn’t great fun because I was still sore from yesterday. So I am lucky that it’s only 10 minutes I am aiming for. The minions joined in. I gave them their own exercise mat. They tumble and giggle through all the pilates exercises. It is very funny.
- So far so good with the work. Did a meeting today while my mother in law was watching the kiddies and felt relatively sharp.
- The market day is approaching and it’s starting to itch in me.
- Chicken! 5 months ago
and friends. Can’t miss it. Call them now. Tell them you have chocolate. 5 months ago
It’s the colour you taste when you eat an orange. That’s the sensation. 5 months ago
On 43 we never walk alone. :) 5 months ago