Saturday, April 26, 2008

friday's feast

april 26 2008


Name something you would categorize as weird.

Oh dear, that's a difficult question.
I won't say I've seen it all, or that I accept everything, but I don't think things are weird easily.
So I guess it will be some strange sculptured art, or maybe even the reaction of people on art.
We have here some flat pieces of iron, stuck vertically in the ground. In fact they are used untreated plates sheets of iron.
People say they're oh so beautiful!!
That's weird, because when I would stuck them the same way in my garden, or they would be stuck in the ground the same way at a building place none would say that they're "oh so beautiful!"

It's also weird that people enter memes and when I visit them and want to comment I have to log in at sites I don't want to be a member of.


What color was the last piece of food you ate?

Brown. It was my breakfast: peperkoek.


On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy being alone?

The only times I don't enjoy it is when I feel depressed and there's a lot of mess lying around when everyone has left.

But I'm never completely alone. My autistic son is at home.

Main Course

Fill in the blank: I will _________ vote for ___________ in _______.

Well, I'm not american. We're an allied country and as such we have relations with america and a view on them.
For international relationships I would vote for Obama.
Clinton wants to force too much rules and regulations on the already weakened relationships. She makes the impression she doesn't want to listen well enough.
Maybe americans value her for the idea they have that she pushes forward and follows what she wants.
But I'm sure Obama does the same.
But dealing with him has to do less with dealing with a bulldozer.
he makes the impression he's able to listen, value matters on their own merits, and make the decision that's best for all partners on the long run.

In other words: I feel Clinton is there for the glory and the ego.
Obama for the cause.

Voting in my own country, The Netherlands, is much different.
We don't vote for people as much as in america, but we vote for party programmes.
We've got many parties, and it's important to get the parties with the best programs in the government.
One can vote for a person in a party.
Whenever that person gets enough votes to surpass others he'll get a better chance of taking a seat in parliament.

Right now I sure wouldn't vote for the tiny party of Wilders.
I sure wouldn't vote for Verdonk. People adore her because she creates the image of their aunt, sweeping the house, eh the country, clean from unwanted people. I think the woman is dangerous in her views, and when ever she gets prime minister we'll leave the country.
For the rest my vote will depend on the issues at hand when it's voting time.


Describe your sleeping habits.

I go to bed late, I rise early.
Most of the time one foot sticks out from under the blanket.
Most of the time I try to read a bit before sleeping, then put the radio on and fall asleep while others talk about economic problems.
It's informative and utterly boring, but it works, because it takes my mind of all the troubles.



  1. Hello! I posted on Saturday, too.

    Very interesting feast! I enjoyed reading the Main Course. It's always interesting to me to learn about other countries.

    I may look around your blog about autism. I teach preschoolers, and I had a student who was diagnosed while in my class---then moved into a specialized program in our school system (where she did much better). It's a subject close to my heart!

    Have a nice weekend!

  2. what an interesting main course! :)
    great feast,
    happy weekend!

  3. What a fun feast! Thanks for stopping by mine.

  4. I love you appetizer. Makes me laugh, really.

  5. That was a very good post, Laane. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Excellent Friday Feast Laane! I enjoyed reading it.

  7. Hi laane. Thanks for feasting with me. Great feast, especially the main course. Very thoughtful observation of the presidential race in the US from an outsider.

  8. A great feast :-) I especially like you thoughts served up for the main meal. Very much appreciated.

  9. Very interesting to hear the views of our politics from a non-citizen...we have lots of issues, as does everyone! :)

    Great feast!!

  10. Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed your Main Course very much. It was great food for thought to see an outsiders perspective. It appears you are a purple lover too!

  11. I loved reading all of that about your country. Thanks so much for leaving me a comment and I loved reading yours too!

  12. thanks for dropping by my site... my page loads really slow. i love your FF! :)

  13. I enjoyed your feast. Very interesting main course. Thanks for stopping by mine :-)

  14. oh we're the same. i got ot bed late too but i have to wake up early to go to work.

    thanks for visiting my site.

  15. great feast! thanks for reading mine :)

  16. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I enjoyed reading your feast and learning a little about your country! ::hugs::

  17. hello laane, i actually put my other blog instead :) anyway you can view my fridays feast here, TC


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