Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday Fragments- May 28, 2010

We had a rather nice birthday get together for Martijn last night and I didn't go to bed until after 2. Therefore, once again, I am fragmenting a little late.

  • I'm in the process of breaking up with Firefox. I stubbornly stuck with them because the other browsers didn't offer all the same sorts of wild magic extensions and add-ons but now Chrome will do most of what I want. There is no reason for me to be wildly frustrated because it completely eats up ALL THE RESOURCES on my netbook and makes it run like a slug. NO MORE!

  • Eindhoven is officially the "least safe city" in The Netherlands again! Perhaps that has something to do with the measly amount of police officers. Just to give you an idea- Rotterdam has 1 police officer for every 232 inhabitants. Eindhoven has 1 per 382. For the largest city outside of the Randstad, that doesn't seem like much. Honestly though, I don't spend much time worrying about being unsafe here. There are a couple of places that I wouldn't want to be alone in the dark here but for the most part it's not bad.

  • My inburgering portfolio was accepted the second time around. In the typical manner of the organization (I use the term loosely here) that takes care of things, they screwed up and sent a bill instead of just deducting the cost from my "student loan." We had to call and straighten that out and now I'm just waiting for the letter that says when my panel interview is so that I can reschedule it (since I'm 99% sure it will be scheduled for sometime when I'm gone).

  • Speaking of being gone, we're leaving REALLY SOON! We fly out of Schiphol on the 8th and get to SLC at a very very very late hour. We have a 7 1/2 hour layover in Houston. Does anyone know of anything interesting to do around the airport there?

  • I found a sewing basket jam packed full of stuff at the thrift store today for €3.75 so I snatched it up. I always think that it's interesting to go through other peoples sewing goodies. I'll keep some of it and pass on the rest. I haven't decided if I'll keep the basket. I'm thinking no, but I might change my mind!

  • I love strawberry season. The little teeny ones are so so freaking good that it makes me never want to eat tasteless out of season ones.

Mommy's Idea


4 Lettre Words said...

Great thrift store find!!

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!

Anita said...

Eindhoven unsafe ? Well, take care. Here or anywhere in the world I neve stay alone in the late dark hours. Not to worry about the inburgering procedures, I think I had the worst in the world 10 years ago. The teachers in Zaandam were frequently absent, didn't know what to present, taught us kids songs, asked us homework that was never corrected, etc. Relax and enjoy the strawberries !

Invader_Stu said...

I use chrome all the time and sometimes go back to firefox for the few things it can't do yet.

brainella said...

I completely agree with you about Firefox. I moved to Chrome a while ago -- it works so much better.

Yay for vacation soon! Ours isn't until September but I'm really looking forward to it.

Mrs4444 said...

Hm...maybe I should look at Chrome. I do like Firefox, though...Is there a reason I should switch if I like FF?

I picked up a packet of embroidery needles at an estate sale this weekend. It fascinated me, because it says, "Made in West Germany" on the label! Pretty cool, huh?

Hooray, again, on getting this far in your accomplishment of becoming a citizen. Keep up the good work--you're almost there!!

T.J. said...

Oh how I love thrift shop finds! Good for you! I'm keeping your comments about Firefox in the back of my head- so far so good for me, but you never know!

Wizardress said...

I have family in Houston. I think there is a mall not far from the airport.. Not sure if you'd want to check it out..but I can look into it for you if you'd like and let you know. Just message me on FB so I'll be sure to see it or email me xxx

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