Monthly Archive: January, 2011

First week of class

New Dutch class!  Gone is the pint-sized Armenian in tall shiny leather boots, the crazy-eyed Romanian advising me to try killing pigs for a living, and the teacher yelling at us for making… Continue reading

First week at work

I am a liar.  I am being rewarded for it at work and I don’t think I am going to stop any time soon.  I only feel about 15% sorry about it. See… Continue reading

Coming home from work

It’s raining tonight. It’s usually raining here.  Especially at night. I like the rain. On the train everyone has their own something to read.  We sit looking down at our laps.  We don’t… Continue reading

Well…I found something.

That didn’t last long.  About 6 minutes after posting that last one, the temporary agency called and said it would be okay if I worked just 14:00 to 20:00, and I took it.… Continue reading

And I stiiilll haven’t founnnd…what I’m looking fooor.

I had a job interview tonight.  Well not an interview, an “info session.”  Just like it wasn’t another bloomin’ Call Center it is a “strategic impact consulting” company.  Blech.  Spending all day in… Continue reading

Kan ik in Nederlands schrijven?

I think I’ll give Dutch a try tonight… Vanavond wil ik in het Nederlands schrijven.  Ik ben zeker dat ik veel fouten ga maken, maar dat is hopelijk geen probleem voor jullie.  Maar… Continue reading

First Day at Work, Part 2

I’ll have to keep this short because it hurts to type.  Okay, it’s not that bad, but the ends of my fingers have some sort of heat bruise; they ache when I push… Continue reading

First Day at Work, Part 1

One sharply cold night I was talking about finding work with my Romanian classmate, Traian, who looks kind of like a Lego version of Tom Cruise but with burning-crazy eyes.  He assured me:… Continue reading