Say what you mean

December 2, 2010

Categories: misogyny, Netherlands, truth

Have you ever noticed how polite people mostly are?
I find myself doing the same thing sometimes:

Oh really? Is that what you thought?
or
Hmm, I could see why you might think that.
or
Oh, you think misogyny is great for a laugh, ha ha.
or
Well, that’s certainly one way you could interpret that story…
or
Shoulder pads are coming back in fashion? You don’t say.

Or you could just say,
I disagree.
Which is also satisfying, to the point, and more truthful.

Finally, I seem to have lost my instant Netherlands followers.
They came like a rainbow after a shower.
All bright and shiny and inexplicable but delightful.
Now they have vanished.
Maybe to appear again one day…

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RIP NaNoWriMo

November 30, 2010

Categories: NaNoWriMo 2010, Netherlands

Okay, well NaNoWriMo has gone the way of other good ideas that I have had over the years.

There was the exercise bike that ended up being a clothes hanger.
The apple cider vinegar diet that gave me an aversion to salad dressing.
The handkerchief skirted dress that made me look like a harlequin.
The bubble skirt – the less said about that the better.
Hermit crabs as pets. (I can’t talk about that either.)

Big apologies to my NNWM friends.
I wasn’t much support but I promise never to do it again.

PS: Netherlands still winning in the blog view stats – two days in a row. I don’t know why, but nice to know you’re there!

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Hello Netherlands!

November 29, 2010

Categories: NaNoWriMo 2010, Netherlands

There are a few things I know about the Netherlands.
It has a history of great painters.
And good cheese such as Edam and Gouda.
There are tulips, windmills and clogs.
50% of the land lies less than 1 metre above sea level.
Tuesday’s weather will be a minimum of -7 and a maximum of -1, with a chance of snow and 20% chance of rain.

What I don’t know is why there has been a sudden rush of views of my blog from the Netherlands.
Can anyone tell me?

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