How Do I Feel?

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety Five]

Tell me now, how do I feel?

Papa gave me, effectively, an entire morning off today and hooo BOY was it LUX!

But first the news:

We have a deal – that Papa gets to go out Friday night and sleep in on Saturday morning and I do the same on Saturday night / Sunday morning.

Of course, that’s totally changed cause of COVID – it’s more like, he can stay up late on Friday night while I can stay up late on Saturday night.

Or something along those lines.

This morning, tho, he grabbed the kids and headed off to the city park for the morning and I, delirious with sleep, stumbled around lazily this morning sipping tea and meditating and generally doing absolutely nothing.

I feel positively spoiled.

But the truth is that I was SUPPOSED to write an email this weekend, declining one of the last two offers and I just … didn’t.

I’m procrastinating.

I hate this part of the process because I well and truly care.

Tomorrow morning, then.

You can imagine how absolutely fabulous my dreams are going to be tonight, eh?

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Good Morning, StarShine!

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety Four]

The earth says, “Hello”
You twinkle above us
We twinkle below

But first the news:

Tonight! @1930 GMT+2!

On Twitter, YouTube, and Twitch! (Sorry, Facebook!)

UNLOCK! Escape Room Adventure Game!

Around the World in 80 Minutes!

I don’t know what the song has to do with this, but I feel like I’m going outside for the first time in a long time, rejoicing at the brilliant sun.

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Sure, This Is The Bike Capital Of The World, But

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety Three]

What if I just don’t wanna?

Also, my titles have gotten rather sloppy lately, hrm?

I personally own two or three bikes – a ‘grandma’ bike, a foldable bike for work train trips, and a ‘bakfiets’ for hauling two or more minions around town. I say two or three because the bakfiets is more part of the family than MINE.

Our FAMILY of FIVE owns ELEVEN bikes.


But first the news:

The thing is, biking is not ideal if, say, you’re pregnant and your hips, in their infinite wisdom, separate and decide one side should be higher than the other.

Which is what happened with me.

Six years ago.

When I was pregnant with First Minion.

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Binaries Are For Computers

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety Two]

That’s it.

That’s the whole post.

Oke, well, maybe not the WHOLE post – I realize I’ve been short sometimes – REALLY short – but I promise my distractedness is coming to an end soon and I’ll be able to focus again soon.

Be able to post on Instagram.

And write about Other Things ™.

And apply to CFPs.

And code.

And go out and drink coffee at the local cafe.

But first the news:

Wait, not that last bit.

Not for a while.

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A Company Wants to Hire You But

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety One]

They don’t have a tax entity in the Netherlands. What do you do?

The short version is that every single company that extended an offer doesn’t have a tax entity in the Netherlands, so I’m doing a LOT of research on my options / their options for working together. Until we can figure out our relationship, it’s really hard to choose between them.

And, since I’m not a lawyer NOR an accountant NOR a native Dutch reader, it’s slow going.

I’m hopeful that this information, gathered in one spot, will help others in a similar situation.

But first the news:

LIFE happened today and while I meant to pull together a bunch of information, I ended up getting super distracted and so “only” have the series of articles I found without a lot of streamlining.

Without further ado…

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