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May 2011.

So what happened in May? Probably more than I will tell here, haha, cause my memory always seems to fail me when I most need it.
I got my sea otter tattoo finished and I am so happy with it. It's so cute and pwetty <3
Jasper and I went to see the try-out show of Sara Kroos, which was great. I love that woman and her humour.
A lot of people are born in May, so we also went to a lot of birthday parties. So yeah, I probably gained a lot of weight thanks to all the birthdaycakes. Also went to the gym a lot, but I guess that doesn't quite make up for it.
Had a movienight with Annemieke, Co and Evelien, although I didn't see much of the movies because I was helping Annemieke with online-dating :P lol
The part of the company where Jasper works is being sold. He is keeping his job, so yeah, all we have to worry about is if he likes it there at the new company. No signs of him not liking it there so far.
I got my hair cut and dyed again, which was really needed. It's now bright red again, with black.
My friend Stephanie is getting married later in June, but since I can't go to her official bachelorette party, I decided to throw one for just the 2 of us. We went Glowgolfing (glow in the dark midgetgolf), which was hilarious! After that we went out for dinner at a little vegetarian restaurant in Den Haag, called Eethuis de Zon, and the food was really amazing!
Silverchair announced that they have put the band into "indefinite hibernation", which sucks balls. Big time.
A lot of TV shows aired their season finale and most of all had me like "OMFWTFBBQ".
Oh and of course.. I fell down on my hand, which fucked my middle and ringfinger up bad.

When it comes down to reading books... I haven't finished reading any books in May :O Shame on me, I know, I know!

I did watch 17 movies though. Some I had already seen, some I hadn't. From the ones I hadn't seen before I especially loved Turtle and Zombieland.

Movies seen in May:
85. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
84. the Nanny Diaries (2007)
83. Purple Violets (2007)
82. Turtle - The Incredible Journey (2009)
81. Fragments (2008)
80. Zombieland (2009)
79. Piglet's Big Movie (2003)
78. Stay Cool (2009)
77. Kate & Leopold (2001)
76. the Cry of the Owl (2009)
75. A Walk To Remember (2002)
74. The Last Song (2010)
73. Water for Elephants (2011)
72. Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
71. Made of Honor (2008)
70. La solitudine dei numeri primi (2010)
69. the Box (2009)


June will probably be a very busy month. Celebrated my birthday last weekend and tomorrow, the 7th, is my actual birthday. Yay!
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My poor right hand

I just read my friends page, but I can't comment on all your posts because I can hardly type :(
Why is that, you ask?
I fell down on the street last Saturday. There was a little boy sitting on the side of the street, crying. I was walking Damie, but I couldn't just walk by without helping him. So I kept Damie's leash very tight and short, but he didn't understand that at all, especially not because I was kneeling down beside the little boy. Damie was very hyper so I got up again to try and calm him down.. Instead he yanked the leash and I almost fell and at the moment when I was trying to get fully up again, he yanked the leash again. So I fell down, hard, mostly on my right hand.
The little boy didn't even notice, so after I helped him I took a look at my hand.. It was covered in blood and my fingers were severely scraped.. My arms and knee also felt sore, so I went back home.
Since my middle- and ringfinger just wouldn't hurt any less, only worse, I went to the doctor yesterday.. My fingers are severely bruised and my wounds are very infected.
So yeah, I can't really type much..
You really don't want to know what my fingers look like right now btw :P It looks really gross and monstrous. I hope it will heal fast because I've got a tons of things today before Saturday for my (small) birthday party. At the moment I can hardly do anything :-S
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And I've waited for you so I'll keep holding on Without You

"We formed Silverchair nearly 20 years ago when we were just 12 years old. Today we stand by the same rules now as we did back then ... if the band stops being fun and if it's no longer fulfilling creatively, then we need to stop.

Therefore after much soul searching we wanted to let you know that we're putting Silverchair into "indefinite hibernation" and we've decided to each do our own thing for the foreseeable future.

We assure you that this decision has not been taken lightly. In fact we've been struggling with it for quite a while now.

Back in 2009 we went into the studio to start work on a record. Initially things were going well and as a result we did some shows in 2010 to maintain creative momentum. However, over the months that followed in the studio it became clear to us that we were moving in different directions. Despite our best efforts over the last year or so, it's become increasingly clear that the spark simply isn't there between the three of us at the moment.

As a result we've decided to put the band into 'a deep sleep' while we all do other things that we find more inspiring right now. This means that Silverchair won't be making music together or playing shows any time soon. It also means that the three of us won't be working together unless and until it feels right again.

We understand some of you may be disappointed by this news but we really see it as a liberating and positive step for us at this point in our lives.

We also want to make it really clear that this decision has been made with the best possible intentions. We've always tried our hearts out to make the best music we could possibly make at the time - regardless of commercial consequences.

The three of us still truly care about each other. At the moment Ben’s busy in the studio recording his own music, Chris is working on various business, musical and charitable ventures while Daniel is creating a film soundtrack and working on other musical projects. We hope you'll continue to take an interest in our individual work over the years ahead.

In closing we'd like to acknowledge all the people 'behind the scenes' who've helped us keep this train on the tracks since we first started playing in a garage. There are too many to name but they know who they are and we truly appreciate all their love and hard work.

Above all though we want to thank you for all your support in good times and bad. You've put up with our long breaks between albums, our constantly changing musical styles and lots more. The unbelievable loyalty we've been shown by you our audience, and our friends, has never gone unnoticed or unappreciated. That’s why we wanted to tell you first.

With Sincere Thanks For Your Understanding.

Sweet Dreams.

Daniel, Ben and Chris"





....
I am broken. My heart shattered into a million little pieces.
Silverchair is my favourite band in the whole wide world, I love them more than Papa Roach and the Beatles together.
I know, I know.. it's not an official split-up (like Ben specifically said on Twitter).. but it definitely feels like one and to be honest, I don't think they'll ever wake up from this "indefinite hibernation".

It sucks. Big time.
Eventhough I totally understand it, it still sucks.

Their music has been my lifesaver.
I can not even try to put down in words how much they mean to me.
I am very thankful for all the beautiful, great music and moments they have given me.
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March and April 2011

Ok, I planned to type and post this entry last Friday, but I ended up on a guestlist of a concert, so I didn't have any time.
I hope I still remember everything worth mentioning from March and April... probably not :') I'll just make lists :P

March
-went to the tattoo convention in Rotterdam with Daisy and Jasper.
-tried to save a dog with Daisy and Jasper that same day (it kind of worked, because now they don't let her wonder off on her own anymore and she can't escape from their garden.. but they still haven't brought her to the vet)
-went to the Rise Against concert in Tilburg with Ronald and bumped into Jenny (a fellow Roach) there :)
-took my mom to "We Will Rock You!" the musical, it was amazing!
-Jasper went to his first musical ever with me, "Hair"
-Met Adinda and had a great meal at a little vegan restaurant
-Celebrated my sister's birthday
-we had meetings with neighbourhood councils and our upstairneighbours about them producing a lot of noise and not keeping in mind that they were troubling us. It seems to be solved, so far.
-didn't watch TV for an entire week
-had the flu
-met my brother's new girlfriend
-celebrated the birthday of my sister-in-law.
-went to the movies twice, once with Jasper and once with Haynie.

Books that I read in March:
"The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins
"Queen of the Damned" by Anne Rice.
"Dead Until Dark" by Charlaine Harris.
"Sonny Boy" by Annejet van der Zijl.
Loved them all and I'm really excited about the Hunger Games movie!! And of course I can't wait to read part 2 and 3:)

Movies that I saw in March:
March:
55. Sucker Punch (2011)
54. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
53. Eclipse (2010)
52. K-PAX (2001)
51. King Kong (2005)
50. Suburban Girl (2007)
49. Get Him to the Greek (2010)
48. Battle in Seattle (2007)
47. Sonny Boy (2011)
46. Hair (1979)
45. The Reader (2008)
44. The Messengers (2007)
Wow, ha, ok, I only saw 12 movies.. That's not really my style haha. Loved all movies, "King Kong" even had me sobbing my eyes out (something I didn't expect at all), but man.. "Suburban Girl" really was terrible. I highly recommend you to never watch it.


April
-got the first part of my sea otter tattoo done (the plan was to had the tattoo 100% done, but my body resisted and I got really dizzy and weak)
-had sinusitis
-went to the Animal Event in Beekse Bergen for a day and met up with Ingrid, Kim and Marjolein there. Had a great time
-went to the John Lennon exhibit at the rockart museum with my dad.
-went out for dinner with Jasper's entire family, to celebrate his moms birthday.
-Jasper had a week off from work
-went to Ouwehands Zoo with Jasper and we took Damie with us, it was a perfect day <3
-did a lot of fun things with Jasper
-enjoyed the extremely nice weather
-met my new psychiatrist
-had my first session of creative therapy
-finally got my new phone!!! The HTC Desire HD
-made our balcony look pretty
-had dinner at Marjolijn&Randy's
-had a vegetarian BBQ at Stephanie&Ray's
-went to my parents' for Easter
-my dad and I went to a little Easter-market
-totally missed out on the Royal Wedding and didn't mind :P
-bought a new tankini
-saw Scream 4 at the movie theatre and almost adopted the boy sitting next to us, lol
-had a great day in the city at Queens Day and bought a little plush Eeyore I didn't have yet, a Robijntje-teddybear, an orange shirt saying "Geef mij Maurits maar!", some charity stuff and a red plush Angry Bird.

Books that I read in April:
"Living Dead in Dallas", "Club Dead" and "Dead to the World", all by Charlaine Harris. I loooove the Sookie Stackhouse novels, lol :)

Movies that I saw in April:
68. De Eetclub (2010)
67. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
66. Kiss the Girls (1997)
65. The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
64. Dick (1999)
63. Scream 4 (2011)
62. Rachel Getting Married (2008)
61. Life As We Know It (2010)
60. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 (2010)
59. Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
58. the Romantics (2010)
57. Mean Girls 2 (2011)
56. the Bounty Hunter (2010)
Wow, 13 movies.. haha.. well at least it's 1 more than in March.
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Sea otterrrrrr

Ok, so I haven't been on here for what feels like ages. To be honest; I just didn't have the energy for it. Catching up with social media like Twitter and Facebook, that I could handle.. but not much more than that.. Sorry. And of course the moments that I did want to get on here, the site was down.. just my luck I guess.
But anyway, here I am again!

I wanted to show you all my sea otter tattoo!! Got it finished last Tuesday :D



Isn't it cute?! I will make a better picture of it once it is fully healed :)

I also went to a try-out show of Sara Kroos (Dutch comedian). We arrived 1 minute after 9.. she was supposed to start at 9. Luckily she didn't, haha. Thanks to the lovely gentleman of the theater we even got seats at front row! The show was really funny, especially when she made jokes that didn't work out xD and her new songs are amazing. I also loved it that she asked the audience questions.. Which led to me talking about sea otters, so her show was also a bit about sea otters, lol. And well, because she noticed that I love animals, she asked me to remove a little spider of her keyboard. So I did, while the entire audience was watching xD. They even gave me an applause, yay, haha.
After the show I got a picture taken of Sara and me :D



Anyway, since I've hardly posted anything in March and nothing at all in April, I will post an update about those months tomorrow or so! Cause of course a lot of things happened that you all need to know about, haha.
Sorry if I've missed out on important events in your lives!!! Please tell me if I did so.
How are you all doing? I hope everyone's feeling good and happy and yay and stuff :)
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First day of Spring!

Today is the first day of Spring and the sun is shining <3 Too bad I woke up with a terrible cold though :( It's noon and I'm still in my PJ's, constantly looking for more tissues.. I'm trying to ignore my headache and my throat feels like I've been eating glass and my entire body feels like I've been working out for more than 5 hours. Me no likey! Oh well.. I guess it will be over soon.. Let's hope so!

Jasper and I went to see the musical "Hair" last Saturday and it was really great! I was a little bit disappointed that they didn't go naked though, cause that's just a part of the musical.. But it was great nonetheless. The actors also ran through the audience and stuff, which was fun. One of the actors gave Jasper a high five :P
There was this little girl, who was about 9 years old or so, sitting right in front of us and she was so awesome :D haha, I wanted to have her.

The weather was really great yesterday so Jasper and I decided to go to the petting zoo, to cuddle all the little lambs <3 It was amazing. We were just in time to avoid the crowd (when we left there was actually a traffic jam on the way to the petting zoo.....). All the little baby animals were soooo cute :D
Afterwards we dropped by my parents, because they bought a new TV and a bluray-set and of course we had to install it xD
Spent the rest of the day enjoying the sun and at night we had dinner at Jasper's mom.

Jasper and I made a deal: starting today we can not watch television for an entire week. People who know me know that this is hell for me, haha, because I hate not being able to watch my shows or to not be able to pop in a movie. But I will manage, just to prove to Jasper that I can do it :P (of course I'm hoping he will cave before I will, lol).
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February 2011

This February will of course always be remembered as the month that they removed my gallbladder.
I spent most of the time recovering from it, so February wasn't really that exciting (except for the surgery itself, of course).
Even though it had a positive outcome, it's still a negative thing about this month.. so enough about it already!

Unfortunately an aunt and an uncle of mine both passed away this month. They were both in-laws from my mom and I don't believe I have ever met them in my entire life. I know who they were and that's about it. It's weird to not know your family.. isn't it?

Onto happier things:
Jasper raised money amongst friends and family so I can get my sea otter tattoo as a closure of the last half year! I have made an appointment for April 2nd, so it's still a month away, but I'm already very excited!

While I was recovering a lot of people supported me by sending me messages/comments on Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal, but also a lot of people sent me cards or text messages.. and some people came over to keep me company for a little while. It was really nice <3

My parents got me a big stuffed Eeyore from the Disney Store in the UK. Normally my parents don't really buy stuff from the interwebz that need to be shipped from abroad, but I guess that has changed ;) The Eeyore is really cute, soft and cuddly and I love it!

My mother-in-law bought me a (way too expensive) charm bracelet with a few charms and I absolutely love it! I've already decided which charms I want to get next haha, but first I have to earn it.

I finally went to the hairdresser again and got a new haircut and dyed my hair again. That always makes me feel good.

Movies
I saw 20 movies this month, most of them were feel good movies, which means I've seen 42 movies this year so far.
I really liked "Blue Valentine", although that's definitely not a feel good movie.. Loved seeing my 2 of my favourite actors in one film; Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.
I enjoyed watching all movies that I saw this month, except for one: "Love and Other Drugs". The story itself is OK, but the film was really... slow. It just didn't get me.
Since I enjoyed almost all of 'em, I'll just bold the ones I recommend you should watch:
43. Bambi (1942)
42. Fantasia (1940)
41. The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
40. Haar Naam Was Sarah (Elle S'appelait Sarah - 2010)
39. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
38. Make It Happen (2008)
37. Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
36. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
35. The Kids Are All Right (2010)

34. Love and Other Drugs (2010)
33. Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
32. Life As We Know It (2010)
31. Easy A (2010)
30. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

29. Camp Rock 2 - the Final Jam (2010)
28. A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
27. Blue Valentine (2010)
26. He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
25. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
24. Halloween II (1981)

Books
Shame. On. Me. !!!! I haven't read a single word in a book this month :O Just didn't feel like reading...

TV
Been watching my 'standard' shows: Supernatural, the Mentalist, Grey's Anatomy, the Vampire Diaries, No Ordinary Family, Glee, Gossip Girl and House. Jasper and I are also catching up with the Big Bang Theory and Jasper is also catching up with Dexter... and he has started watching True Blood. Yay!
I've also been watching 2 Dutch shows; Wie is de Mol? and Boer Zoekt Vrouw. Ik ben er nog steeds niet over uit wie, volgens mij, de Mol is.. en ik baal dat Anna er uit is.. Boer Zoekt Vrouw was dit seizoen extra leuk met al het twitter-commentaar erbij :D

Hopefully March will bring a lot of good times! I can't wait for Spring to begin! Fun things that I have planned: (maybe) taking my mom to the musical "We Will Rock You", hopefully going to the tattoo convention in Rotterdam, going to see Rise Against, going to the musical "Hair" with Jasper and visiting my brother.
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The Beautiful People - Men

As some of you might recall, I did a The Beautiful People - Women post (aka "mooie vrouwen"-post) a while ago. It was inspired by a lot of Dutch girls posting pictures of what they thought were "mooie mannen" (beautiful men).
After showing you my "mooie vrouwen" (beautiful women), I am now showing you my "mooie mannen". For all the people who are into men: enjoy ;)

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Maybe there will be a part 2 of this post one day, since I probably forgot about a lot of pretty men!