I’ve been avoiding my blog a bit lately although I had a lot of small things to post about which I summarize here.
The IT department of my company released this week the new version of our website and a lot of new features for our customers, which is why we had sort of a celebration on Friday. Everything started when we received a damn sweet piggy bank, oink oink. In the afternoon we could even enjoy a massage session: so cool! And later we had free drinks, cocktails and a small party in the office. I wanted to leave earlier to go to the Apple store and avoid the crowd for the release of Leopard but I got stuck with my colleague’s little child 😳 He’s so sweet! Joris took a picture of us
, that I will post as soon as I have it.
You can bring your dog
I went to the Apple store short before 6pm to find it… closed. On October 26? Yes, temporarily closed to prepare the Leopard party at 6 o’clock I waited then outside on Raadhuisstraat with all the Leopard enthusiasts and when I was inside I almost realized I couldn’t pick up my Airport Express while all the clerks were just selling Leopard, with their face painted like leopards and wearing leopard slippers 😀 Did I mention that it was all about Leopard? Well, eventually I played a bit with that wonderful OS: amazing! But I also managed to get my wireless router.
These days I’m in need of sugar, candies, whatever is stupidly sweet. Unluckily, I can’t find Chocomel Hot anymore by AH (if you don’t know what is AH, you’ve probably never been in the Netherlands) and I’m desperate. Chocomel Hot is the way to make a hot chocolate out of Senseo coffee machine, that I obviously never use for I don’t drink coffee. Actually is not the chocolate I used to drink in Italy (all the college students know exactly how nice is studying Theoretical Physics with a cup of Ciobar 😛 ), it’s just milk with chocolate flavor, but it’s so easy to prepare that I got used to…
Yesterday I then bought a huge pack of colored marshmallows: I was eating a couple of them when I read on the package
Not suitable for eating
What? My heart stopped beating: what was I eating then? I read it again and…
Not suitable for heating
Oh, heating!!! Damn ħ! Beside the marshmallows I also bought some candies my (yummy) colleague Pieter let me discover last week: Napoleon. They’re liquorice flavored (I love it) but inside there’s something liquid I couldn’t really understand. It tastes like liquorice, yes, but… Mmm… Lekker anyway. When I was eating one of them yesterday I realized that together with liquorice I tasted… ammonia! In fact they contain ammoniumchloride 😯
Yesterday I also watched TV shows and movies: Heroes was great and I loved to see Красная площадь (Red Square, Moscow, Russia) and now I have a new favorite sit-com, The Big Bang Theory 😀 I also watched the last movie by Ermanno Olmi: Centochiodi. It’s a very simple story the meaning of which is really hard to understand, though. Later I could enjoy the Director’s Cut of Death Note: a summary of its first 26 episodes with an alternative ending which I appreciated much more than the official one.