Posts Tagged ‘country’

In Bruges

May 7, 2009

My trip back to Europe is only two days away. A city I am staying in, but know absolutely nothing about, is Bruges in Belgium. For a bit of relaxing piano and a neat little tour of the canals, check out the video below. Can you spot the horse and buggies?

It comes across as very Medieval. Rapture!

This is from the Wikipedia page. Nice, huh?

This is from the Wikipedia page. Nice, huh?

According to Wikipedia, it is called the “Venice of the North.” I can see that, but those canals, along with the architecture of the buildings, reminds me of Amsterdam more than anything else.

When I stayed in Amsterdam, I decided to do something a little different. I was getting pretty tired of staying in cities, so I booked a hostel that had an interesting twist: every room was its own caravan. I spent my days biking the countryside and kayaking through the canals, but at night, I slept in a caravan somewhere in the middle of the Dutch countryside. It was pretty surreal, but definitely worth the commute back into the city.

The Lucky Lake Youth Hostel outside of Amsterdam

The Lucky Lake Youth Hostel outside of Amsterdam

Unfortunately, it looks like I am going to be flying out on Friday into some thunderstorms. I’m not afraid or anything; flying is the safest way to travel. But I don’t like the idea of my flight being delayed eight hours. Oh well. On one of my flights, the wing practically scraped the ground during landing.

-Michael

Take a “propagander” at this

April 21, 2009

Although, no, this is not a work of fiction, its certainly a compelling piece of propaganda; which I do consider to be writing as well. I wonder if people laughed at it during WWII… or did her milky, white, Syphilis-infected complexion actually strike fear in the hearts of our armed forces?

Relaxis for the axis?

Relaxis for the axis?

I suppose they do have a point (I don’t know anyone with VD who’s ever successfully defeated the axis), but that’s not what caught my attention. Upon seeing this, I immediately felt absolutely terrible for this woman. I know she’s doing a duty for the country, but by doing so, she’s most likely taking herself off of the market for good– the ultimate sacrifice for your country, I suppose. Maybe Hitler wasn’t a good enough scapegoat (no VD?) and we needed to point fingers at a random American housewife for her unwarranted, unprotected, raunchy sexual exploits. Gotta love the fact that “good time” girls is in quotes. Could the quotes be unnecessary like on The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks, further degrading her by implying that she’s not a good time at all (won’t play Yahtzee! with me)?

Would something like this work today? Probably not… Did it then? Doubtful– but people probably had a good laugh at her expense. Poor girl.

…I might have a good laugh if “VD” appears in our tag cloud. No worries, my next entry will be a little more serious, but I just had to get this out there. Poor girl.