this entry is dedicated to food cuz hannah just got food poisoning from a falafel and can only eat matzoh.

June 4, 2009

 

poffertjes. best thing in life or for breakfast.

poffertjes. best thing in life or for breakfast.

 

hannah eating a muffin with a fork. apparently they do that here. (not really)

hannah eating a muffin with a fork. apparently they do that here. (not really)

 

they are all about juice and smoothies over here

they are all about juice and smoothies over here

 

mom consulting her weed map.

mom consulting her weed map.

 

cheese and crackers on a canal boat

cheese and crackers on a canal boat

 

mom and all of her new bff's that she decided to share our snack with in return for wine and pot

mom and all of her new bff's that she decided to share our snack with in return for wine and pot

 

PICNIC TIME

PICNIC TIME

 

prep work to fully enjoy the picnic

prep work to fully enjoy the picnic

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first fro yo. banana pear and chocolate

first fro yo. banana pear and chocolate

second fro yo. plain vanilla

second fro yo. plain vanilla

 

eating yogurt and cruseli (crunchy museli) on a bicycle boat in the amsterdam forest!!!1

eating yogurt and cruseli (crunchy museli) on a bicycle boat in the amsterdam forest!!!1

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cafe la-tei. hannah is eating pb&j. she thinks shes a baby

cafe la-tei. hannah is eating pb&j. she thinks shes a baby

 

hannahs last shift at de peper ( so i sat around and read while she brought me juice)

hannahs last shift at de peper ( so i sat around and read while she brought me juice)

 

more yogurt and cruseli!

more yogurt and cruseli!

 

a gelatinous looking pool/pond of water lilies. the botanical garden in amsterdam could use some help.

a gelatinous looking pool/pond of water lilies. the botanical garden in amsterdam could use some help. this has nothing to do with food other than the fact that the gelatinous water is similar in texture to all the gummi candy we've consumed.

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fam jam.

May 30, 2009

 

facial comparison.

facial comparison.

our first breakfast as a fam in 4 months. bacon pancake, ginger pancake and banana pancake.

our first breakfast as a fam in 4 months. bacon pancake, ginger pancake and banana pancake.

 

naomi was thoroughly impressed.

naomi was thoroughly impressed.

mom

mom's first weed buying experience: accidentally purchases oregano. also i didnt know if its illegal to take pictures???? i dont know, probably not. erring on the safe side.

 

academia. over it.

academia. over it.

 

third coffeeshop (aka weed store) in 2 days.

third coffeeshop (aka weed store) in 2 days.

 

cafe latei! the cutest cafe in all of amsterdam. not of the weed variety.

cafe latei! the cutest cafe in all of amsterdam. not of the weed variety.

 

mom & daughter.

mom & daughter.

 

amsterdam centraal bibliotheek= best library in the world.

amsterdam centraal bibliotheek= best library in the world.

 

sitting on canals > sitting at dolores park.

sitting on canals > sitting at dolores park.

schools out for summer.

May 17, 2009

 

goodbye party at school office. crying. (gloria & victoria)

goodbye party at school office. crying. (gloria & victoria)

i’ve got less than a week to go till naomi gets here. woooooooooo!!!!!!!

 

hurry up sister.

hurry up sister.

this is dedicated to the research project i finished aka the culmination of what i was “doing” here.

May 17, 2009

 

FUCK YEAH! SO DONE. SO PROFESH.

FUCK YEAH! SO DONE. SO PROFESH.

 

i hope that's readable.

i hope that's readable.

 

i forgot to do a "legit" acknowledgments page. my version.

i forgot to do a "legit" acknowledgments page. my version.

 

a lil taste of my academic life.

a lil taste of my academic life.

 

one more.

one more.

god, thats a little embarrassing. but thats what i’ve been doing with my life. more or less. see family? i’m really doing educational things in amsterdam.

mud fights and other recent events.

May 16, 2009

last sunday night, after  locking myself in the house and writing for 72 hours i went to a “mudders day” party. and literally got dunked in a mud pit.

the aftermath:

 

chelsea post mud pit.

chelsea post mud pit.

 

when i woke up.

when i woke up.

 

i still can't wear these shoes.

i still can't wear these shoes.

 in other news:

i got a new bike!

 

its made out of all recylced parts and i don't look like a tourist anymore!

its made out of all recylced parts and i don't look like a tourist anymore!

 

its spring on my street. that's my host dad's bike.

its spring on my street. that's my host dad's bike.

 

my life during final project paper writing. not cute.

my life during final project paper writing. not cute.

 

i finally finished my paper on monday (46 pages! wtf) and almost all the other people on the trip go home tomorrow. i’m looking forward to having a week  to bum around, read a lot, go to the transgender filmfestival http://www.transgenderfilmfestival.com) and hang out with my dutch friends. and then naomi and mom get here!!! 

i’ve got more pictures but i’ll put them up later. 

<3, hannah

recent events that involved food.

May 16, 2009

 

THE PROGRAM ENDS ON SUNDAY SO I GET TO MAKE MY OWN FOOD NOW!!!!

THE PROGRAM ENDS ON SUNDAY SO I GET TO MAKE MY OWN FOOD NOW!!!!

ps. that is an example of what i will not be eating any more. my host dad means well, but, really. i mean, what is that?

gloria, laura, victoria and me had dinner at de peper last week:

 

laura and victoria.

laura and victoria.

 

gloria.

gloria.

 

food! see mom? it is a real restaurant.

food! see mom? it is a real restaurant.

the end.

two bands i’ve seen in the last 4 days.

May 7, 2009

 

this is dusty blinds, my friend nora (the drummer)’s band. at the occii. may 4th.

 

gijs= guy guitarist, maaike=lady guitarist, nora=drummer.

gijs= guy guitarist, maaike=lady guitarist, nora=drummer.

 

jamming.

jamming.

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head banging.

head banging.

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clapping.

clapping.

 

MEN. jd samson from le tigre’s new band. at paradiso, last night, the 6th.

 

light show.

light show.

 

house had head banging.

house hat head banging.

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shredding.

shredding.

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post show snackz:

 

frijtz 4ever.

frijtz 4ever.

leiden.

May 3, 2009

today, i went on a quick trip to this small college town 30 minutes from here to visit a an awesome guy for a research project related interview.

this is the town:

 

picturesque.

picturesque.

 

streets and dudes.

streets and dudes.

gummi candy will be the death of me.

gummi candy will be the death of me.

 

leiden centraal train station.

leiden centraal train station.

 

i told you. gummi candy forever.

i told you. gummi candy forever.

another good day.

past 3 days.

May 2, 2009

QUEENS DAY, HANGOVER DAY (not me actually, just everyone in holland, generally), AND PING PONG DAY.

pippi on queensday.

pippi on queensday.

 

appeltart for breakfast on, homemade by dutch tweens.

appeltart for breakfast, homemade by dutch tweens.

 

this city is crazy looking. so good looking always.

this city is crazy looking. so good looking always.

 

drunks.

drunks.

 

punks.

punks.

 

non-drunk punks. (vitamin x is a straightedge band.)

non-drunk punks. (vitamin x is a straightedge band.)

the city was trashed.

the city was trashed.

 

hung over and making cupcakes. mandy (actual dutch friend), chelsea, laura.

hung over and making cupcakes. mandy (actual dutch friend), chelsea, laura.

 

you couldn't sell those tiny ass cupcakes to americans if you wanted to. everything is smaller in europe, especially the cupcakes. the frosting was called 'princess frosting', though and tasted like gummi bears.

you couldn't sell those tiny ass cupcakes to americans if you wanted to. everything is smaller in europe, especially the cupcakes. the frosting was called 'princess frosting', though and tasted like gummi bears.

 

at the pepper (de peper) where i volunteer, also my favorite place in amsterdam.

at the pepper (de peper) where i volunteer, also my favorite place in amsterdam.

 

another non-school friend, elena , who i helped train to work at the pepper.

another non-school friend, elena , who i helped train to work at the pepper.

 

blurry gloria.

blurry gloria.

 

sometimes (always) we have dance parties to hip-hop. everyone else who lives in the building probably hates us.

sometimes (always) we have dance parties to hip-hop. everyone else who lives in the building probably hates us.

 

buncha friends singing 'no scrubs'.

buncha friends singing 'no scrubs'.

 

played ping pong today. gloria and danielle.

played ping pong today. gloria and danielle.

 

ping pong is hard.

ping pong is hard.

 

warrior stance.

warrior stance.

 

victoria and laura. a lil more low key.

victoria and laura. a lil more low key.

 

me and victoria. ping pong slam.

me and victoria. ping pong slam.

THE END.

yesterday, in my top 10 greatest days of all time.

April 25, 2009

 

boat ride! picnic on a 90 year old boat.

boat ride! picnic on a 90 year old boat.

 

victoria and me.

victoria and me.

 

snacks!

snacks!

i want it.

i want it.

 

pretty house boat.

pretty house boat.

 

house boat lifestyle. the greatest.

house boat lifestyle. the greatest.