53 Brentwood Blog

Thursday, July 31, 2003

2 Things:

1) Room available. Starting on September 1st at the wonderful abode. Know anyone in or around or interested in Boston and they need a room. Then tell them to email me or checkout the craigslist spot. Update: Room filled. Katherine, a BU Comp Sci PhD student will be moving in on the first.

2) Sascha and Alex moved out while I was on my trip. Alex is also pregnant. She is due in 6 weeks. So while I was gone for 40 days Alex went through 7 months of labor. Rather odd.

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

If you came this way,
Taking the route you would be likely to take
From the place you would be likely to come from,
If you came this way in may time, you would find the hedges
White again, in May, with voluptuary sweetness.
It would be the same at the end of the journey,
If you came at night like a broken king,
If you came by day not knowing what you came for,
It would be the same, when you leave the rough road
And turn behind the pig-sty to the dull facade
And the tombstone. And what you thought you came for
Is only a shell, a husk of meaning
From which the purpose breaks only when it is fulfilled
If at all. Either you had no purpose
Or the purpose is beyond the end you figured
And is altered in fulfilment. There are other places
Which also are the world's end, some at the sea jaws,
Or over a dark lake, in a desert or a city...

Little Gidding, T. S. Eliot.

Monday, July 28, 2003

Keywords: Nijmegen, San Menaio, distance = 2000 km (1200 miles), Kawasaki KLR 250, Giulio.

That’s probably all. Yes, I went to Southern Italy from Holland by bike. Two days travel, 1200 miles to get there, other two days travel, other 1200 miles to come back. On the way I saw plenty of bikers riding big 650 cc or 1000cc BMW, Ducati and so on. My 250 cc bike was the smallest bike on the road, but it brought me to Italy and back. The Northern part of Italy is just half way between Nijmegen and San Menaio. The Alps, seen from a bike, were just beautiful.

My vacation was ‘just’ S.S., that is, sun and sea.

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

I understand what you mean. I'm sure your house is nice. We're close to the city, but settling for 1/2 of a four story row-house in DC. It's a trade off thing. (but coming from 1BR apartment in Boston, this one is pretty good)

I knew some people who lived there in Maynard. Now they're in Portland, OR. (not OH) I think they like it there alot.

Have fun decorating!

Monday, July 21, 2003

The house is in Maynard, MA, which about 20 miles east of the city down Route 2. I tried like mad to get something in Somerville/Arlington, but the prices were just offensive.....

Friday, July 18, 2003

You're lying! Congratz, Jeff!

We're in the process of looking for a place to buy ourselves. But since we like to live close to the city in DC, the best we can do is probably a townhouse, but it will still be a house! We're looking pretty hard right now.

Which area is your house in?


Thursday, July 17, 2003

Holy crap. I bought a house. A whole house!

Wednesday, July 09, 2003

The world is a lonely and desolate place without Mike and Giulio posting blogs everyday.

G, sounds like you're learning Dutch. Good for you.

Un bacio e un abbraccio a voi da Boston.

Ciao Bello!

Thursday, July 03, 2003

Ik ben op vakantie,

which means, I'm on vacation,

che significa, Sono in vacanza.

In a place where the word Internet has no meaning.

talk to you in a couple of weeks

The incredible couple, B1&B2.

At least 64 Americans have been killed since B1 declared the end of the war two months ago. And that’s how B1 says:
"There are some who feel that the conditions are such that they can attack us there… My answer is: Bring 'em on. We've got the force necessary to deal with the security situation."

Now B2.

He told to the German politician Martin Schulz: "I know in Italy there is a producer, producing a film on Nazi concentration camps. I will suggest you for the role of kapo (commander). You would be perfect for that role."

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

You are welcome, and as soon as I am near my phone I will call and leave you my number again.

In San Francisco right now. Off to LA later in the day to visit Lyndon.

Sarah was amazed that Maiko got married and that Ann is engaged. Boris might have been amazed too, but he just wanted to be petted.

In an internet cafe on Valencia, ionly 10 minutes left gotta fly.

I got your voice mail and postcard(thanks!).
However, you sped up when you said your phone number, so I still don't know what it is. It sounds like you're relaxed though!

My last day at work was Monday. Hurray! I'm free!
... at last.

Well, in reference to below. I'm going to grow my hair until it touches the ground and with that hair I'm going to strangle whoever wrote that. Um, it's scary that some people still think that way. (Coo coo!)

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Well, this is NOT from the Koran…

For if a woman does not have her head veiled,
she may as well have her hair cut off.
But if it is shameful for a woman to have her head shaved,
then she should wear a veil.
A man, on the other hand, should not cover his head,
because he is the image and glory of God

.. but from the Bible(1 Corinthians 11:6)