Thursday, September 22, 2005

First birthday

Today it's one year ago I opened this blog and did my first post about the Madonna Re-Invention concert I had seen two weeks ealier. Ah, a year flies by too fast! Never thought I would actually manage to keep writing, usually I'm not that persistent in the spending of my time. ;)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Sucker for ceremony

I'll confess: I'm a sucker for ceremony. Yesterday was "Prinsjesdag" in The Netherlands. On this day (every third Tuesday of September) the Queen tells us what the state of the nation is and announces the direction of next years' government policies. She rides in her gold carriage from her palace to the "Ridderzaal" (Hall of the Knights) where she sits on her throne and gives her speech.

Ah, this is so much better than having a president. Too bad the color of this year's dress was awful; I hate teal!

Monday, September 19, 2005

Just four more weeks

Just 28 days to go until the release of Hung Up. Until then, Madonna cleverly releases bits and pieces of information on the single and upcoming album in a slow and steady stream. Just enough to keep people talking and causing a stir: a 14 second preview clip of the single, the album's cover artwork... what will be next?

And I have to say I absolutely LOVE the new cover artwork. The screaming bright orange and pink... fabulous! :)

Friday, September 16, 2005

Britney brings forth Sean Preston

Britney Spears Federline Spears (23) gave birth to a healthy baby boy named Sean Preston. Let's hope the boy got his looks from his mother... Al the best to the new parents though. Let's hope the boy will grow up to be a sparkling star like his mommy.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Blogging about blogging

I almost started to believe it myself: the lack of new posts had to be due to inspiration issues. The truth is far less "glamorous" though. We finally got the warm weather we should have had in July and August in the past weeks. And I'm very busy at my job four nights a week, busy studying during daytime and busy with voluntary work in the remainder of time. Combine the busy schedule with the long anticipated warm weather and it becomes clear why I kept postponing writing here: I was spending every scarce free minute outdoors.

But, now the good news for all of you: The weather has turned ugly, probably for the rest of the autumn and winter. So I'll be blogging again. To kick off the new blogging season I've updated my profile picture: me in front of the freshly painted, virgin white wall.

Thursday, September 08, 2005


My Nedstat Basic counter has a new owner and name (Webstats4U) and now they suddenly start to display popup ads! As of today, the counter is reset to zero as I switched to a new counter. :-/

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Madonna - 46 days to go...

The frontpage of Madonna's site is updated with a big announcement of her upcoming album, Confessions On A Dancefloor.

The 12 songs on the all-dance album are described as "a stunning blend of musical styles with one foot in the roots of early disco (a la Girogio Moroder/Abba on ecstacy) and the other foot gloriously ensconced in the future of music". I can't wait; I'm counting the days! The first single (Hung Up) will be released 46 days from now, on October 17th.