A week ago, I found myself in a position that I had not been in since the late 80's. Picture this if you will, I was sitting on an air mattress with my legs splayed on either side of my camera hard case, typing on my laptop while watching part of the ceremonies of the presidential inauguration week. The last time I did that, I was typing a term paper on a typewriter and watching Bruce Springsteen on MTV rather than seeing an older version of The Boss sharing the stage with the president elect and one big-ass choir. He still totally rocks even if he sounds a little more like Bob Dylan than the younger version of himself. Move your lips, man; you look like you're in pain.
I can't help but think that, with all of the celebrity endorsements going on, it seemed more like the MTV Music Awards then a Presidential Inauguration. I'm a little embarrassed for them.
My most recent move had found me in that literal position. I have made the move to one of the satellite communities of Den Haag and my furniture has taken the long, scenic route via Singapore (of course, where else would it go). I'm not sure how that even happens but I should expect to have a chair around the third or fourth week of February.
However, nowhere else could you get this for under 5 Euros:
And this is less than a block from my house:
I have done soooo many stupid things since I got here! What I really need is someone to watch everything I do for a couple of months to make sure that I don't hurt myself.
If I had such a resource, I wouldn't have to do things like take photographs of all of the outlets in the house so that the electronics shop guy could show me where to plug in the phone. I still don't have it working, no idea why since the troubleshooting guide is in Dutch. Also, it would be super-cool if someone could tell me what all of the extra buttons are for on the washing machine.
Today's adventure will include renting a vehicle and driving to Ikea....