I have a juicy photo backlog to post, so I hope you’ll forgive my lack of chronological detail as I upload over the next few days. These are some old and recent photos of things I photographed instead of purchasing.
In the lobby of the Felix Meritis in Amsterdam:
“There are no trusted wireless networks here, do you want to join HANSNET?”
Our first day in Amsterdam, I approach the counter to order my coffee:
-May I have a latte?
-This may be a silly question, but do you have lowfat milk?
-What do you mean? For your coffee?
– Yes. I usually order my lattes with lowfat milk, but I don’t think they have that here.
-No, we don’t have that.
-OK, no problem.
-Why do you want that? You don’t want foam?
-No. We do that because the lattes in the states are the size of a gallon of milk, and I don’t want to get fat.
-Ah. How much is a gallon?
You arrive at the Las Vegas airport with a group of exhausted, hung-over bachelorettes. You sleepwalk through check in, and slouch together at the gate in indoor sunglasses and smoke-stale tank tops. There is a collective sigh.
“Fuck. I have so much blogging to catch up on.”
Little burbling baby? The only people in Amsterdam who are awake and happy at 3:30 a.m. are high or cavorting with prostitutes. Go to bed, kid.
Listening to the recording was a trip, because I was so exhausted when we talked that I had almost no recollection of the conversation. I was terrified to hit the play button, because all I remembered saying was that Hank was lulled to sleep by the sound of pubs. “Hello everyone! I’m a new parent, and I enjoy taking my kid to bars!” This is true, of course, but maybe it’s not what I’d have closed with had I been a little more on my game.
Anyway, have a listen. The interview starts a little ways into the show after some site recommendations from Megan.