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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:10 am 
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I went to the Hague, the Escher museum and my great aunts, knitted on my vest and have completed level 10 of PoP.


I went to the Escher museum back in 2004 and it blew me away. I loved the panaramic view point that you climbed the ladder to get to. I lost my balance a bit but that might be due to one or two of the 'cigarettes' that I had smoked.
That was the same trip that my friend and I went to the jazz festival and saw old Brubeck headline

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:05 pm 
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wow the Hague and the Escher museum


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I finished PoP a few days ago. A very odd feeling.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:37 pm 
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Just finished 18 hours of......
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:01 am 
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PoP is better. I played it start thru finish two days ago, it went reasonably well until level 12. In that level there are many measured jumps and I died so often I had 2:50 left when I won.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:51 am 
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End of term. I've got five and a half week's holiday.
Don't you hate teachers?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:48 pm 
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End of term. I've got five and a half week's holiday.
Don't you hate teachers?

What are you going to do for your summer vacation Caputh? :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:38 pm 
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What I do almost every year; we're off to France on Monday. It takes us three days to get there. We spend the first night in Mannheim with my Godfather, who convieniently is a retired brewery director. The second night in a nice hotel in a place called Cuiseaux, which serves the best frog's legs I've ever had. On the third day we arrive in Aveyron.
We spend the first two weeks in my Aunt's house, a peasant's cottage with a big garden and a family of ferrets in the attic. It's in a small village.
The rest of the time, we're at my parents' place, which is a presbytery in a tiny hamlet, with an 11th century church in the garden and a swimming pool.
Looking forward to; the drive, the three course menus (with wine) for 13 Euros, the swimming, the culture, the family laughs and only just understanding what the natives say.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:51 pm 
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What! No escargot? It really sounds nice Caputh. I hope y'all have a safe and fun kinda' time, though I'm sure everyone does, down in France. (couldn't help meself) :wink: 8)

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Oh yes escargot! That's the first course on the menu with frog legs mentioned above. They put them in a delicious pastry with a cream and garlic sauce. (Where's a lick your lips emoticon when you need oneß)

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Caputh wrote:
What I do almost every year; we're off to France on Monday. It takes us three days to get there. We spend the first night in Mannheim with my Godfather, who convieniently is a retired brewery director. The second night in a nice hotel in a place called Cuiseaux, which serves the best frog's legs I've ever had. On the third day we arrive in Aveyron.
We spend the first two weeks in my Aunt's house, a peasant's cottage with a big garden and a family of ferrets in the attic. It's in a small village.
The rest of the time, we're at my parents' place, which is a presbytery in a tiny hamlet, with an 11th century church in the garden and a swimming pool.
Looking forward to; the drive, the three course menus (with wine) for 13 Euros, the swimming, the culture, the family laughs and only just understanding what the natives say.


That sounds perfect Catputh, I'm jealous :(

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:53 am 
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Oh yes escargot! That's the first course on the menu with frog legs mentioned above. They put them in a delicious pastry with a cream and garlic sauce. (Where's a lick your lips emoticon when you need oneß)


With all the rain we've been getting and still have today, there will be plenty of escargots and frog legs to go around.....This fucking weather is horrendous! Wherebouts in Aveyron Caputh? Hope it clears up for you, that's a nice part of town.

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It's near a place called Najac which is some way away from Albi, which is north-east of Toulouse.
According to the weather forecasters (who one should only trust if they have been threatened with their life, really :| ) it's going to be 26 degrees C and sunny when we arrive on Wednesday.

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Caputh wrote:
Oh yes escargot! That's the first course on the menu with frog legs mentioned above. They put them in a delicious pastry with a cream and garlic sauce. (Where's a lick your lips emoticon when you need oneß)



Wow that sounds great my friend, enjoy!... :)


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Caputh wrote:
Oh yes escargot! That's the first course on the menu with frog legs mentioned above. They put them in a delicious pastry with a cream and garlic sauce. (Where's a lick your lips emoticon when you need oneß)



Wow that sounds great my friend, enjoy!... :)


You're so professional, Caputh!
I mean the way you're gettin' to g . . . to go to all these exotic places, I mean . . .
I'm blue with envy :smurf:


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They say it's like N. California's Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino wine country, only closer to Germany, eh Caputh? :wink:

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caputh wrote:
Oh yes escargot! That's the first course on the menu with frog legs ...


sounds like the food ain't too shabby, do they piss in the streets ¿

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I have yet to see any French piss in the streets, but then I'm in a fairly rural area so I presume most of them melt into the countryside.
It took three days driving to get to my parent's house, but everything went well.
It is mildly interesting to compare the German Autobahn with the French freeways. The former are choc a bloc death race 2000 roads. You're in the overtaking lane and see a tiny speck in your rear view mirror. Within seconds, you've got a gesticulating BMW driver 2 inches away from your bumper, noiselessly bellowing at you to move into a slower lane even though you"re just overtaking a juggernaught that"s doing a third of your speed.
The French freeways are utterly empty. How they have any accidents on them I do not know. Probably it"s mostly motorists lulled to sleep by the sound of their own motors. I am the fastest person on French freeways.
The reason for this difference in driving experience? In France, there's a speed limit and a toll charge on the freeway. I wish they would introduce both in Germany.
As regards the food, I've already mentioned the 3 course menus with wine for 13 Euros. That, however, has changed; they now cost 12 Euros 50.
It's also quite nice that our holidays do not coincide with French school holidays. Thus, the day before yesterday, we bathed in a river with a beautiful stone weir in front of a tall medieval arched bridge at the bottom of a forested gorge and we were completely alone.

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Our phone doohicky gave in, had to rush to Tilburg to get a new one. Am reading in Hermann Hesse's Gertrud, can't wait to continue!

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Our phone doohicky gave in, had to rush to Tilburg to get a new one. Am reading in Hermann Hesse's Gertrud, can't wait to continue!


What is a phone doohicky?
How did you beat it?
Is Tilburg a place where phone doohickies give in less easily?
Do you really need a phone doohicky to read Hermann Hesse? :wink:

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Not a damn thing yet...,it's too damn HOT. It's supposed to be the last day of the HEAT WAVE that's been cookin' the west coast for the last 6 daze. I try not to go out until after sunset when we start getting a Golden Gate breeze out this way.
:cry: Those aren't tears, it's sweat! :cry:

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Work happened to me again today, thankfully with no Bobby Sherman musical accompaniment.


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Feel bad today, need a hug.

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Feel bad today, need a hug.

Here Bonny, (cyber hugs Bonny). Feel better now? :)

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