tue 22 apr 2008 17:07:42 witte de withstraat
getting out of town for queen's day
yesterday at meghna i was telling kh that i had been hoping to go to france next week with n fly when he finally gets some time off from work, but that now i was afraid i didn't have enough money to go anywhere (until i get paid next). then kh suggested that he and dvr and n fly and i could inexpensively go to brussels for queen's day (just to get away from here), and visit sok and georg, and visit a military museum he's interested in. contacted by phone, dvr said he'd be willing to do the driving if kh did the organizing, but couldn't make it a big trip as he's just been on a holiday snowboarding in the alps. then at mulligan's we met pani, who also wanted to come along. now we had reached the theoretical bursting point of dvr's car, whereupon i said we'd have to hire a personnel van.
a couple hours later, the plan had organically oozed into seven or eight people going to brussels on tuesday and then *somehow* going to brugge, overnighting *somewhere* and getting home *somehow*.
needless to say, by now kh was feeling a little overwhelmed by the prospect of "organizing" the ever-mutable adventure. then he got an sms saying that the guys we'd be visiting in brussels were only available *monday*.
so i think that version of the great escape has been put on hold. maybe the most reasonable way to get out of amsterdam for queen's day would be to take a day trip to *diemen*.
i found out today that we can shoot the video for "booboo agogo" on saturday 03 may 2008. today is also the birthday of my sister in law joanne.
in may i will be going to the states again, with the plan to visit my siblings on the tenth. we're going to meet at v's house. we've all been emailing back and forth about what we'll *eat* there; everybody except v is convinced that we just need to bring in a bucket of kfc. v wants to be a hostess.