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An afternoon in Amsterdam

Trust me not to do my homework...It was pouring down with rain this morning, which gave me the idea that it was a perfect day for a visit to the museum. What museum? The Rijksmuseum! Obviously, I'd been there before, for conferences and seminars, but I couldn't remember ever having been there as a tourist, and thought today would give me the perfect opportunity to wander around its winding corridors and see what, apart from the Nightwatch, it had to offer. However, when I got there, I found that it was under renovation, and only a part of the collection was on view. So instead of whiling away a pleasant afternoon looking at Teh Art, I barely managed an hour, and came away feeling quite cheated and annoyed.

Why was I annoyed? Because some arse trod on the hem of my skirt, tearing it, and walked off without a word! I was speechless. There is a tear in my lovely new witchy skirt! So it's hardly noticeable (except to me, but I know it's there) and I'm sure I can stitch it up again if only I can find some black sewing thread somewhere, but to tread on a woman's skirt when she's done nothing to you, and to walk off without so much as a by your leave or a sorry -- what's a Philistine like that doing in a museum, anyway?

I treated myself to a nice lunch after that, though. I came thisclose to ordering a lobster, but came to my senses just in time and had a goat's cheese salad instead -- I may have been in need of comfort food and lots of it, but there was no need to add insult to injury and beggar myself in the process of acquiring it.

On my way home though, I couldn't say no to a set of matching bra and knickers in a lovely cream and brown colour, at half price in the sales.

Now, a meme to get my mind off the fiasco that was my trip to Amsterdam. Gacked off the lovely grapefruitzzz, here's the premise:

The problem with LJ: We all think we are so close, but really we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

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freakspawn
Jan. 11th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
argh! It's bad enough when you stand on your own skirt and tear it, but when someone else does it!

heehee you're a shopping whore;)
gamiila
Jan. 11th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
heehee you're a shopping whore;)

Don't tell me that's news to you! ;-D
freakspawn
Jan. 11th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
not even slightly;)
gamiila
Jan. 11th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
And soon, I'll be coming to check out the shops in Coventry! (oops, that reminds me: must check out flight offers!) What are they like?
freakspawn
Jan. 11th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
Oooooh guess what? Booked the week after DM off yesterday YAY!

Shops...well Cov is a small city, but I can take you to unusual shops and historic shops if that helps:D
gamiila
Jan. 11th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
Oooh, unusual and historic shops...that's my interest piqued right there!

Booked the week after DM off yesterday YAY!

It's the only sensible thing to do, really. You didn't seriously think you could do much work after such a high, did you?