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Kim ([personal profile] highdreams) wrote2010-07-10 11:12 pm

of brothers, hot gay waiters and orange.

» The last couple of days I've been doing nothing except reading. Reading and educating myself; first with Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers book, which gave me a lot of more insight about Easy Company. The book, as it's mostly the case when making movies of books, has a lot more information that wasn't covered in the series. It was both a delightful and heartbreaking read. Whenever I'm interested in something, I want to get to the bottom of it. I want to know everything about the subject. So I ordered Dick Winters' book and all of the other avalaible books of the Easy Company veterans ('Wind' Bill Guarnere, Lynn 'Buck' Compton, Don Malarkey and the 'We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories from the Band of Brothers'). I finished Ambrose's book yesterday and immediately started on Winters' memoirs. It's very interesting to read it from his point of view. Winters' very detailed story about the training in Camp Toccoa is fascinating. I can't wait to read the other books.

» My dad is at a music festival in the south of the Netherlands and will be away all weekend. My mom and I took this opportunity to have dinner at a restaurant with just the two of us. As it was still early (4pm) and there weren't a lot of customers, most of the waiters and waitresses sat outside, next to our table. At one point, a smoking hot waiter comes to the table and smiled and winked at me. Rawr. But it wasn't meant to be. As I had sort of guessed he was gay. Or in his words, 'a homosexual'. He told us a story of a female customer who'd kept hitting on him. When he told her he was 'a homosexual' she'd cursed, called him a vieze flikker (dirty faggot), paid and left. He raged about homophobia and showed me a picture of his adorable boyfriend. Then he noticed my bracelet and gave me a high-five. I've been wearing this bracelet for almost 3 years now and have never taken it off. Not even when I'm sweaty, like I am now.

» Speaking off sweaty, it is almost unbearably hot here. I've been complaining about the cold the whole winter and spring, but now that summer is finally here, I wish it WAS cold. It is the hottest I've ever expierenced. We've had days when it was 35C (Celsius, which is 95 degrees in Fahrenheit). That is very, very unusual for our little country.

» Tomorrow is the world cup finale. I'm not sure I'm gonna make it to the end of it. I'm already so damn nervous. I'm about to puke. Whenever I think of it, my heart beats faster and I get even more sweaty than I already am. It's torture, really. The only thing I'm asking for is PLEASE don't let there be any penalties. GOD NO. I can't take that. D:

HUP HOLLAND HUP. GO GET THEM, TIGERS (or in our case, lions). Make me proud, please?

If Spain wins tomorrow, I'm gonna cry my eyes out. No doubt I'm gonna be sick, too (like I was in '98, I seriously puked my guts out after the lost match against Brazil). But then at least we were beat by an excellent team with awesome players.

[identity profile] heartsonwings.livejournal.com 2010-07-10 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Aww, that's horrible what happened to your waiter! It was sweet though that he was so proud of his guy ♥

[identity profile] highdreams.livejournal.com 2010-07-10 10:41 pm (UTC)(link)
:( I know, right? It really made me sad and angry on his behalf. >:| I really had ♥___♥ in my eyes when I left; he was so sweet and just talked on and on about his boyfriend. <3

[identity profile] glitzy09.livejournal.com 2010-07-10 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm going to be cheering so hard for you guys tomorrow, really hope you can do it :)

A question too - what is the difference between Holland and the Netherlands? I always thought the Netherlands was the proper name but you say Holland. Does it matter which one you use?

[identity profile] highdreams.livejournal.com 2010-07-10 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)
\o/ Thank you for your support! We need all the support we can get; seems like 99% of the world is rooting for Spain :P Not that I have a problem with that; I always liked being the underdog.

Nope, it does not matter at all. It seems strange that we have two names for our country, but you're correct when you say that the Netherlands is the proper name. Centuries ago, though (when Napoleon ruled Europe) the country was called Kingdom of Holland and that's were that name comes from. A lot of foreigners get confused because of the two names and think that Holland and the Netherlands are two seperate countries :P

[identity profile] shalowater.livejournal.com 2010-07-12 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
beautiful bracelet. so sad about the waiter. it makes me sick. i am little shocked too and i hope i don't seem shallow or something for thinking it but i am shocked that such homophobic attitudes exist even in europe (i mean compared to north america) although you can get married here in canada.

[identity profile] highdreams.livejournal.com 2010-07-12 07:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I know! We are one of the most liberated and accepting countries in the world (we were the first to allow gay marriage actually :P) but there are still people who have to ruin it by being mean and stupid. >:|

Gosh, he was so dreamy. ♥___♥ And so HOT.

[identity profile] shalowater.livejournal.com 2010-07-12 07:30 pm (UTC)(link)
that really sucks bb. i feel so bad. umm, i watched a really good movie last night "a single man" with colin firth. its by tom ford (ford models i think) it is a heart felt love story about two men and it has some really hot guys in it :) it just came out. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1315981/ i hope you can rent it where you live :)

[identity profile] carameltrap.livejournal.com 2010-07-12 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
It's always the cute ones who are gay or taken. *le sigh*

But it's a horrible thing to happen to him. That girl ought to be sued for calling him that just because he turned out to like the same sex. Things like that make me so angry.