If you are experiencing a sudden bout of Amanda-Withdrawal symptoms because I haven’t posted a blog lately (ahem, cough cough JAMIE cough……cough), please know that it is not because I love you all any less, but rather because I no longer have the Internet at home.
This is disastrous in many respects- first and foremost because I work from home and so my earning money depends ENTIRELY ON ME HAVING THE INTERNET AT HOME.
Fucking KPN Internet company.
Anyway, I have been parked out at cafes and bars for the past 2 weeks, stealing the Internet from whichever wireless spots I can find. If you need to know where to find wireless in Amsterdam, call me. I have a list miles long by now. My office is now all over the city, and its both fun and frustrating.
Another frustrating aspect of not having the Internet at home is when at 3 am when you are stoned off your gourd and playing “7 Degrees of Seperation” and you KNOW, you are ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that Jeff Bridges was not in that movie with Tim Robbins where he (Robbins) was an undercover terrorist planning to bomb some place in the States with his wife, played by Joan Cusack (in one of her best roles in my opinion). No, Jeff Bridges was NOT the scared and suspicious neighbor, and I can prove it—-SHIT, no I can’t because I don’t have the Internet.
Although had the Internet been there, then I would have been proven absolutely and utterly, helplessly wrong, because it was indeed Jeff Bridges and Dave would never have let me live that faux-pas down.
So I guess its not all bad.
By the way, the David Bowie lyric title refers to the great shoes that I got from a great girl, but somehow when I started typing that whole story didn’t end up in the Body of this blog. Weird. Its like my fingers have a life of their own. Maybe another time.
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Thanks Amanda, now I don’t have to go the Methadone clinic.
Posted by Jamie on Tuesday, August 01, 2006 – 8:10 PM
“Arlington Road” – one of my favorites. And yeah, as you know by now, Jeff Bridges was indeed the scared and suspicious neighbor. Hope you get your internet soon – KPN has made you wait long enough. Thanks for a fun weekend. We had a great time – need to do it more often. You should see my stained glass window – I scrubbed it when I got home and you wouldn’t believe the dirt that came off it. It’s sparkly and clean now… and it’s even more awesome. Love you…
Posted by Glinda the Good Witch of the North on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 – 7:18 AM