Ode to Albert Heijn

Posted: February 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: film | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

For all you expats who are forced to visit AH every single day, this is for you.

Here’s to an AH experience on Acid

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Snow Daze

Posted: December 23rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: photography | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

This Texan is walking like a penguin in this foreign substance called snow. Sure does look pretty though.

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One Month in Amsterdam

Posted: September 28th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: photography, Places | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments »

I have been in Amsterdam for about one month and it has been amazing. This two minute video below sums up my experience. The music is by The Books. Click here if you want to watch a bigger version.

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Saturday Noordermarkt

Posted: September 21st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: photography, Places | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

My favorite market in Amsterdam is the farmer’s market at Noordermarkt. It takes place every Saturday in the Jordaan Neighborhood from 9am to 4pm.

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The Truth About Amsterdam

Posted: September 19th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

This video about Holland is hilarious! Its so interesting to see such extreme stereotypes of both cultures in these videos. Whenever I am in Texas, I find myself frequently defending Amsterdam as something more than a drug and sex playground but the same thing happens when I’m in Amsterdam. I have to explain that Texas is not full of a bunch of conservative Bill O’Reillys. Both places are extremely different but I have to say I love both The Netherlands and Texas, despite political differences.

This is Bill O’Reilly’s ridiculous depiction of Amsterdam.

This is the same video with a Dutch person adding his own depiction of Amsterdam.

And finally, This is Bill O’Reilly’s respond to his first video. The debate can go on forever…

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Drowning Bicycles

Posted: September 9th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

There are about 700,000 bicycles in Amsterdam. 80,000 are stolen and 25,000 bicycles end up in the canals of Amsterdam each year! I guess I better not get too attached to my bike.

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The Ij River

Posted: September 7th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: photography | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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I Live in a Shipping Container

Posted: September 6th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Design | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Seriously. I live in a 25m2 shipping container in the Houthavens area of Amsterdam. There a few shipping container “villages” in Amsterdam to accommodate the large numbers of students living in the city. They are pretty well insulated and come with your own kitchen and bathroom.

Here is my little village of Containers

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When I first arrived I was very nervous about living in this rectangular box.

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After a little trip to Ikea, Hema, and Blokker, I finally feel at home!

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