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WC 2014 #13

Postby worldcitizen1723 » Thu Aug 21, 4:52 pm

Day 13. Sunday

Wake to rain about 9
Needed milk
Stores not open until 10
To a new yorker that sounds terribly inconvenient
But I love that people's lives are more important than commerce

It's cold
Not like summer at all
Coldest August I think I ever experienced here.
Lol - the mate just reads to me that this is the coldest August since
the early 80's here in Amsterdam. I believe it. As much as I love the canals and want to take a boat out again..I am not inspired to. Being chilled and damp on a boat is not a desire. And well those tourist boats are just not even an option.

We Walk to bagel and bean haarlemerstraat
to get a bagel for the mate

It Rains
Walk back to the boat
More rain

Enjoyed some breakfast on the boat
We become Mesmerized and hypnotized
by the rain drops bouncing off of the canals

Really not wanting to do much
So we trek down the street for pinball
I sure love spirit being down the street

Wizard of oz machine is out of commission, I note
That the machine is #49 out of a limited edition of 1,000.


Came back to the boat. Westerstraat feels like home.
Ahh, but i know that is an illusion

Except, maybe,
Every place I am, I am home

Earth is my home

Just a citizen of the world
Oh sorry.

Anyway we get all the way to the boat with no rain

Closed the door
And
Buckets pour down from the sky
Love that app!

Do the web work
Mate confirms our return tickets and seats

The rain stops the sun shines
We take the dog and walk over to asoka to met up with Tak

Here's a question for everyone
In choosing a train would you pick the
Sprintertram or the sneltram

Google or any form of help not allowed : >

Plenty of laughs and good stories. Gawd, we all have so many stories!

Ahh by the way tak's dear sweet dog is named Noordje..
I think I was corrected on the spelling last year too.

Tak brings out some vegetarian balls he has from the store and says let's have some food. We had already brought wine. The mate looks over the available accruements and decides a run to AH is needed. He goes, returns and after 20 minutes in the kitchen a meal appears on the table. Damn he's good!

More conversation, laughter and rain. Lots of rain. The rain app works amazingly well, have I said that enough? There is a clear hour without rain, we grab it and walk back to the boat.
We drop the dog off and think it smells a little strange in the boat. It's a smell we can not quite place. Figured it must be stuffy and stale. We leave the dog and decide to play more pinball at spirit

We have stopped paying attention to who is winning -an absolute firstborn us. we are evenly matched and sometimes we are brilliant and sometimes we are shit.

Playing pinball, pipe in hand
In the background I hear Louis Armstrong singing
It's a wonderful world

It's corny, but it makes my heart swell with appreciation
love and gratitude
We finish the game
And have had enough


Mate wants to walk more
I want to go back to the boat.
We go to the boat, ( not that I'm the boss or anything, he was gonna walk me back and go out again himself)

We open the door and whoosh - the place smells of gas!
It is filled with gas!
Holy fuck
Open the windows and doors
We are slow to put the fans on, not wanting to create any sparks
Grab the dog get him outside

A burner on the stove was on with no flame!
We are so damn lucky that we came home!!

We could have gassed the dog or more expensively blown up the houseboat.

Now THAT would have been a mess!

I am grateful there were no shocking or explosive events this evening

I think it's time to go to sleep

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Postby chigusa » Thu Aug 21, 5:15 pm

you would have been on AT5.

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Postby moe. » Thu Aug 21, 6:04 pm

Sneltram.

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Postby boneymaroni » Thu Aug 21, 6:09 pm

Depends wc....the sprinter will make stops...the snell is usually express

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Postby Red Pleb » Thu Aug 21, 6:13 pm

worldcitizen1723 wrote:
We could have gassed the dog or more expensively blown up the houseboat.

Now THAT would have been a mess!



Cant wait for the dogs trip report . Im sure it wont have failed to have been impressed by the H S Thompson element of its potential exit ;-)

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Postby chigusa » Thu Aug 21, 6:29 pm

he's had a rough fucking holiday so far that little dog.

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Postby Red Pleb » Thu Aug 21, 8:23 pm

chigusa wrote:he's had a rough fucking holiday so far that little dog.


I've found that every 4 or 5 years or so , you get a trip thats's a bit of a cunt.

Carry on , WC .

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Postby worldcitizen1723 » Thu Aug 21, 10:30 pm

boneymaroni wrote:Depends wc....the sprinter will make stops...the snell is usually express


lol. i logically thought the sprinter was the fast train and that the snel was something like snail and was the slow train. guess that speaks loads about my logic!

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Postby worldcitizen1723 » Thu Aug 21, 10:33 pm

Red Pleb wrote:
worldcitizen1723 wrote:
We could have gassed the dog or more expensively blown up the houseboat.

Now THAT would have been a mess!



Cant wait for the dogs trip report . Im sure it wont have failed to have been impressed by the H S Thompson element of its potential exit ;-)


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Postby worldcitizen1723 » Thu Aug 21, 10:37 pm

Red Pleb wrote:
chigusa wrote:he's had a rough fucking holiday so far that little dog.


I've found that every 4 or 5 years or so , you get a trip thats's a bit of a cunt.

Carry on , WC .


thanks… it's one of 'em


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