blindside

holland

holland was in the world cup final yesterday. they lost. a win would have been some kind of indirect homage to ben. we were in NL together during the 98 world cup, he was on the champs when the french won, so somehow NL and the world cup seem tied to ben. too bad it didn’t work out. i miss him though. haven’t seen him in years but i still miss him. halo.

hup holland

holland beat brazil to advance in the world cup today. hup holland! when i was in the hague in 1998 holland got to the semifinals of the tournament. and i remember watching the oranje team play while we lived in seinpostduin–we turned a folded french flag on its side to root for the dutch. of course, all of this brings back memories of ben. ben went to paris for the finals, and was on the champs elysee for the huge post victory celebration by the french. i really hope holland wins this year. to me, in its own way, it will be a commemoration of ben. i miss you buddy. HUP HOLLAND!

nineeleven

in a little more than a year from now will be the 10 year anniversary of 9/11. interspersed with my random thoughts on fashion, food, childrearing and politics, i plan to write a retrospective of the events of that date and my life since. now that i’ve had some distance, i’d like to see how this monumental event has affected my life.

getsuyobi

in life there are few certainties.

turquoise

today i’m wearing my new enamel belt buckle. unfortunately, i still look like i got dressed in the dark.

also learned today that yesterday’s runaway toyota prius was a 2007 model–which was not included in the recall. this concerns me because my car is a 2007 one, not subject to the recall. i have no faith in toyota. that’s sad.

enjoying my bic 537r today. nice pen for a pen addict. i will undoubtedly like something else tomorrow…

mokuyobi

valentine’s day is almost upon me. i’m almost ready. but i fear that he is not. *frowns*

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