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Monday, 24 October 2005



Leave it to Americans to put our national delicious delicate delicacy in their barbaric microwave.

Honestly! ;)

Dana Huff

Wow, that was really well-written. I hope your're feeling better.


Michiel: I don't own a microwave, but Expat does. I arrived home to my oven-less, microwave-less home, and tried eating them "cold", but it just wasn't the same. Next time, I'll heat them in a pan on my two-burner stove. They taste ten times better when they're warm.

Dana: Good to hear from you again! :-)

Darth Vader

Glad to be of assistance my dear lass. I am happy to have introduced you to the Dutchy treat of stroopwafels and despite what Michiel says, they taste great when they come out of the microwave!

7 seconds for one, 15 seconds for two - in case you want to nuke them yourself at home.

Ms Sicily

quote:"And a reminder that boyfriends come and go, but good friends: they're there through the thick and thin". I would also add some italian wisdom to that with this saying we have: "when a pope dies,soon they make another one", which is basically the same story: in few weeks you'll be all excited for this new guy that you just met...and so with the next one...and further next one...!! love you!!


Hey, Ms. Sicily: love your Italian quote about the Pope being replaced. But, I'm a bit tired of the "next one" and the "next one" and the "next one." Wish I could find THE one, if such a thing exists (and it probably doesn't.)

Perhaps my naivete is rearing its quixotic head, and I should settle for passionate trysts with charlatans, but I won't. I'd rather be alone than in a dead-end relationship.

Today I came across this quote by one of my favorite authors, Annie Dillard:

"If we listened to our intellect, we would never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be too cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down."

Reminds me of what someone else once said(and I can't remember who): "Jump, and the net will appear."

For some reason, after some moping time, and time for licking my wounds, I always end up jumping off the cliff again.

Thank god.

The jump- the risk- is what makes me feel alive.

I'll get there again.

It will just take a while.


Oh, Sweetie.....I know that you won't stop jumping off those cliffs. You are my idol. You are brave, beautiful and freeeeeeee!

I love the Annie Dillard quote. Taking leaps is what life is about. Absolutely.


Hey, Pups! thanks for kudos.

And, for the record: YOU are my idol!

I came across your ppt the other day when I was googling something else- the "Expand Your Horizons with a Job Overseas" ppt. ... how cool is THAT? I downloaded it: great job, and wish I could have been in the audience when you presented.

We miss you here, da-a-ling.... your long, flowing house dresses, your zaniness, your animated story-telling, and especially your willingness to take great leaps off of high cliffs, especially for love.


I would like to find a website that carries these siroopwafelen online - our Dutch friend introduced us to them, but now that we are addicted, we can't find them here! They came in a dutch blue tin with 10-15 cookies inside. Can anyone help us?


Nancy: I wish I could be of help, but I don't know where you can find siroopwafelen online. I bought mine by the case in the Amsterdam Airport, and handcarried them on the plane.

My suggestion is: stock up! They're hard to find!

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