Tag Archives: Nate

WTF Friday 8/27

The things, they are changing, faster than I can keep up with. This week the weather took a distinct turn for the autumnal: highs in the low 60’s, wind, and rain rain rain. As further proof, I bought the season’s first brussels sprouts at the market this afternoon, always my first personal fall milestone. With fall comes our home stretch. We’ve been here a little over six months, and if all goes well, we’ll be here a little less than six more months. Nate’s starting to troll for employment in earnest, and we’re having a lot of conversations about the relative merits of (for example only, don’t no one get excited) Ann Arbor, MI and Ipswich, MA. I’m starting to make tentative career-pathing decisions of my own, and by the spring/summer, lots will change for me.

There’s still no accounting for sudden changes in taste. The photo above is Nathan’s favored dessert of late. I don’t like dessert so he indulges on his own–and he’s developed quite a fondness for Dutch drop, or (of course with the diminutive) dropjes. Continue reading


WTF Friday 5/14

I know I could probably name all of you who checked and missed me this week on one hand. To you lovely folks, I’m sorry. I don’t know what happened to this week, or where it went, or what I did instead of writing a post. All of a sudden it was Thursday yesterday, and I was like, whoops, it’s almost Friday.

So I hear it was bike-to-work day this week, hmmh? Or at least it appears to have been in some places. Not to keep harping on a stereotype you all already know, guys, but I’m seriously: here, every day is bike to work day. Continue reading

WTF Friday: 4/2

Multiple choice: If on a Sunday afternoon in Holland, you find you’ve run out of bread, what can you do?

a) visit the supermarket, convenience store, or bodega near you

b) not eat bread, i.e., starve

c) bake bread

d) hoof it to your nearest Broodautomaat

Continue reading

Ph.D., .nl

Here, officially, is the blog of Nathan and Laura (the *real* n and l in .nl), and their 2010 European adventure. Continue reading