Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Marry Xmas & Happy New Year

Well by now y'all already know I am not the one for all that mushy mushy stuff, but she almost twisted my arm and I needed that arm to play on the Chrissie-press we bought for the kids (YEAH RIGHT!)...

So I made this post...



Thursday, December 13, 2007

Photos vs videos

Why would anyone want to have his/her weddingday (ALL OF IT!!) documented by a photographer, when you know you gotta scrap all those pictures into 1 album (maybe even 2 or 3) to show to all those people (that where there in the first place) to remind them what a wonderful day it was and all...

When in fact you can also hire a videographer (or convince one of your acquaintances) to shoot the entire day... And edit it back to a Full-Feature 1-hour movie???

And even cut it up some more to just the highlights!!!


Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Another one...

I got so much nice responses on my joke the other day (NOT) that I could not let you go into the weekend without at least a smurk on your faces...

Me and a friend were having some brewskies, talking about marriage the other day and how to treat your wives: "Mine does whatever I tell her to" I told my friend "For example yesterday, I called out: Bring me hot water... NOW! And she brought it to me without objecting..."

"Man what a dictator can you be!" said my friend.

I told him: "You got to look at this differently: I hate to do the dishes with cold water!"

Sorry about the short post, but I gotta go iron some stuff...
Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


You all have/had them... Grandparents that have to have every picture of their grandchildren ever taken! And what do they do with them? There are those that keep them in shoeboxes, there are are those that put them in frames and show them off to (whatever is left of) their friends... And ofcourse you have those that SCRAP!!! That's the worst lot!!! I sometimes see them when they come over to do a workshop at my wife's... Man you never know I could move this fast!!!

But enuff of the complaining... here's a (customized) joke about old ladies that scrap!

An old lady went to the store to buy some "Granddaughter" paper for her Layout. Upon reaching the check-out, the clerk told her "I'm sorry ma'am, but the store manager heard that many old ladies make layouts for others, while they have no granddaughter themselves. We now have a policy - if you want to buy "Granddaughter" paper, you have to show us your granddaughter."

Annoyed, the lady went home, got her lovely granddaughter Maggie, and returned to the store, where they sold her the paper without question.

The next week, she returned to the store to buy "Grandson" paper. Again, she's reproached by the cashier: "I'm sorry ma'am, but the store manager heard that many old ladies make layouts for others, while they have no grandson themselves. We now have a policy - if you want "Grandson" paper, you have to show us your grandson."

Frustrated, the woman stormed home, retrieved her precious grandson Graham and returned to the store, where she was sold her "Grandson" paper without further incident.

The next week, the woman returned to the store and strode right up to the cashier with a box in her hand.

"Put your hand in this box," she told the puzzled clerk.

"What's in it?" the clerk asked.

"Just put your hand in here," the lady said.

"No, there's probably something in there that will bite me"

"Nothing will bite you, I promise."

Reluctantly, the clerk put her hand in the box, felt the contents, pulled them out to examine them and let out a scream. Smiling, the old lady asked "now, may I please buy some "toilet" paper?"


Tuesday, November 27, 2007


I've been tagged several days ago, by Misty J., some crazy birdlady. As by now most of you already know (which certainly does not include TONI JOHNSON from Essex Great Britain), is that I do not get the whole concept behind this TAG-thing... (Is it a recurring thing? every once in a few month people wanna know stuff 'bout me???) I am a comicbook freak, I know the Tick, but tags...

It took me some time to post as I am currently taking a course (Sharepoint 2007) somewhere I do not have the oppurtunity to blog... So this one is a quickie...

From what I read, these are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird ( As I am weird, I guess it will be weird)
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (I WILL NOT BOTHER OTHERS; you actually think I got that much friends??)
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs (The friends I have do not blog-hence there will be no tagging!!!)

OK: 7 things at random 'bout me!
1. I ride my bike to work (you gotta read this one!!!)
2. I take care of our kids on 1 day during the week (besides the weekends - Wednesday is my day off)
3. I Like Spiderman better than Superman (although I like Lois Lane better than Mary Jane)
4. I Coach the peanuts of the Hoofddorp Pioniers Baseball team
5. I'm doin' some sport just for me (running/gym)
6. My favorite artists are: Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Miles Davis & The Blues Brothers (or Blues in general)
7. I used to work at a hospital, hence I love hospital (reality) shows!!! The more blood, the better. Brain chirurgy... Even better!!! I even went to view the chirurgy classes and still enjoyed my lunch!!!

Gotta go!!! Have fun Reading!

Monday, November 19, 2007


Did I ever tell you about my wife's retreat last year (same group)? She had to pick up people along the way but had the car stuffed so full that whomever needed a ride had to make a space for herself...

So my wife announced (several weeks upfront) that she would not take as much stuff as last year... And me being the sceptic that I am, was shaking my head and told myself "Just wait and see"...

Luckely we have a big car with a big storage area (600 m3) which she completely filled, with just a couple of projects...

At least she didn't fill the whole passenger space (like last year) so someone could get a ride back...

But to give you an example of how things can get out of hand when you let her decide what to bring, here's a commercial (although our car is of a different make) to show you!!!


BTW: The Wii was great, although I only got 1 hour to play with it... Had to watch the semifinale between Netherlands & USA (0-6), so now WE only got 4th... (even lost the game to Japan)!!!

Friday, November 16, 2007


What can one do when the kids are off to sleep over at their grandparents, she is off to scrap the entire weekend with a couple of friends somewhere in the middle of nowhere... And we got a Nintendo Wii calling my name all the time???


Hey! Someone needs to check the gear to function fully...

And for the rest of the time:

Like the rest of y'all I need to sleep, eat & drink!

Have a playful weekend!!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Women vs. Children

I assume I am not the only concerned father here, but...

How come I have to tell my children to be careful when drawing with filttips, glueing and such...
While she gets to tinker with ink without even being warned...


And to make matter worst... She invites other women to join in the making of mess on my diner-table! Does she warn them? NO!!! She even encourages them to experiment with all the stuff she puts outs!

This should make you smile to start your weekend!

Q: What's the difference between a Scrapper and God ?
A: God doesn't think he's a Scrapper.

Q: What's the difference between a Scrapper and a pizza ?
A: A pizza can feed a family of four.


Thursday, November 1, 2007

Holiday Season

Yes, I know... I haven't posted for some time...

I've been kept busy! She wanted to change the look and feel of her site, but guess who had to make those changes to the stylesheets and HTML? CORRECT, ME!!! And to make things complicated I also had a terrible headache (which lasted for 2 weeks - due to some tension???)

I came across this site where you can get T-shirts, that will definitely get you on the good side of your scrappin' spouse... So as we approach the Holiday season, I wanted to make sure that you got your shoppinglist up-to-date!

Have fun!

Friday, October 19, 2007


Everyone knows Tim "The Toolman" Taylor of the sitcom Home Improvement, right???



Watch and enjoy!

Have a great DIY weekend!!!


Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Remember I told you that Sunday is THE evening for men to watch a weekend full of sports? But you never get the chance to watch as the reporter (no matter how loud the sound of the speakers) always has great difficulty to get over the amount of noise she makes when scrapping... I hear you wondering "how?"...

It ain't the scissors and paper that make the noise! No is her! Yabbing all the time! To friends on the phone while scrapping... or worse... scrapping with friends!!!

Wanna keep her quiet??? I got this hint on Saturday (in a scrapbook store - from a scrapbooker) overhearing a conversation between two women, where one said to the other that she "could sit, watch quietly and enjoy" her paper collection just by pulling it out and sit and watch...

So next Sunday, bring out her whole collection of paper (and be sure to pull out the new hambly - it smells like Vanilla), set her up in a corner and...



Friday, October 12, 2007


Definitions of words are multiple... Same goes for Scrapbook!

I found this one and thought that it might come in handy (maybe even for your wives)...


This is a plug-in for FireFox (sorry for all those that use the Virus-spreading Internet Exploder)... With the plug-in you can save complete webpages with pictures, links etc... Have fun with it; you got all weekend!!!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Y'all seen this trend: shops that need to close 'cuz there is no more profit to make... Maybe it's time to change the assortment...

And most women do not have to shop for Xerox paper as it is the most stolen item from employers!!!


Friday, October 5, 2007

Scrap Yard

You see when they wanna popularize scrapbooking amongst men, they drag in the "born to be wild" attitude... But everyone knows that to appeal to men you need to bring on:


So don't come up with some lame movie like below:

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


There is women & finance... And then you also have "scrapbooking women" & finance!!!

How come they think they're so business-smart, when they still need us to do the math... or the books...


Monday, October 1, 2007

Scrappers with Crocs...

My wife has this list she calls "Scrappers with clogs on" which is a summary of scrappers who either live in the Netherlands or have the Dutch nationality.

There is also this mania going on with Crocs... THE SHOES!!! not the reptiles!!!

Everwhere you look, you see kids and women (even a very few men in public) walking around wearing these monstrous, deformed, repulsive, hideous, ghastly, repelling, ugly, obnoxious, revolting, people-call-these-shoes...

So I was thinking to combine the two and guess what... THERE ARE LIKE A MILLION SCRAPPERS WITH CROCS!

I was so overwhelmed about the amount of people that embarras themselves in public, that I decided to gather them and collect them on my new Blog: Scrappers With Crocs!!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Bare Elements

When you are brand number X and you want a piece of the (scrap) pie, you need to come up with something that catches the eye of the potential public.

So you ask yourself: how do I sell paper TO WOMEN... Yeah that's right: PAPER! OK, you call it design-paper, but hey... to me it's all paper! I can hear you thinking... What is he rambling on about?

I'm here to take a stand to those (calling themselves entrepeneurs) that exploit our bodies (I'm just glad that isn't me...) to sell paper!!! Wanna see???

Do you wanna sell that stuff to men as well???



Tuesday, September 25, 2007


We all know the meaning of SWAP, right?

How often did you hear conversations like below...

"I've bought this gorgeous such and such, you should see it!"
"Me too, if there are some more, we can do a swap!!!"
"I'm in!"
"Me too!"
"Count me in as well"... And so on!

This can be done in several ways: through Snailmail or Party!!!
And ofcourse I wouldn't be me if I did not have pictures to show what a mess SWAP-parties could become...

Here you see them entering (storming in) the house of the organiser (above), anxious from waiting in line (below) to open up...

And this is what happens when you have limited seats... Of course everyone wants a seat at the window, so they even try to get in through them!!!

Now you know what a mess a simple swap-party can become... It probably will not be long before these parties become "Underground"...



Friday, September 21, 2007


Have you noticed that your wife spends more and more hours behind the computer screen lately? Has she started talking about digi-scrapping?

REMEMBER: to every con there is a pro: when she starts scrapping Digitally, she no longer has the need for a scraproom, to stuff all those scrapbook articles... She can now store them on the computer!!!

Does that mean she now needs a computer room???

I remember when I wanted to have the computer in the livingroom, she was the one that made me choose between her and the computer... She still has the pictures of me packing!!!

BubbaH! (packed for the weekend)... Or should she be packing for the DT-meeting (not in my house this time)???

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Self Help Program (SHeP)

We are getting bigger as a movement all the time... It always starts out with a few that need to push the rest to get their rear in motion! But we are getting THERE!

I recently stumbled upon Facebook... Which is a database for people to meet old friends, schoolmates and "LIKE-MINDED"; go check it out!!!

Go to Facebook.com, register and join the "Husbands with wives who scrapbook support team"... Check the evidence!


Friday, September 14, 2007

Marriage Epiphany

The epiphany (revelation) of marriage also means that there is no more I... She always tells people "WE are going to build... WE are buying... WE go...". Does that mean she is going to give me a hand during reconstruction on HER scraproom? NO! Does that mean I got to say something about buying a new couch? NO! It's just ROYAL PLURAL! (Ever hear a king/queen talk about "I"?)

Talkin' about that scraproom... I slowed down the process by doing 1 thing at a time...

Have a nice weekend!


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Scrap a piece of me...

You've all seen the tools they use... I even showed you what they can do to a pair of flipflops... But do you also know that they actually abuse the embellishments and stuff on themselves?

You want examples, you say? OK! I hope you got a strong stomach

How about Emily Falconbridge touching her hair while scrapping... with acid-free glue?

Or Vivian Bonder using the book ring to pimp her nose?

Maybe Celine Navarro sat too close (with her lower lip) to the piece she was working on when she decided to add brads?

And what 'bout eyelet (0r should we say EARlets) check out Silje Roe Hagland's ears...

And what about the rubons she used? Or her hair: let me count the ways to use Dabbers... Someone could have told her: Enough...

And ofcourse there is Wes Thomsen... He does not only use the rubons in an "unusual" way, he also has a rather strange way to use spikes...

But hey... Everyone their own kick... Hence the cartoon featuring me!!!


Monday, September 10, 2007

The Game

Oh boy did we had fun yesterday... It's starts to look like a family-team: I Coach, my dad assists, she keeps the score, Michael & his nephew play...
We played a nice match against a not too competitive team... First inning we lost with 8-9 (although I'm not sure about the scoring); second inning we lost 11-12! Yes, that indeed made me a very proud coach! This was the first game ever for most of the kids... Check the pics at Pionier Peanuts Blog

Of course we have loads of pictures; she needs to scrap that first game in a layout... 2 pages... mini album... Way too much pictures: ALBUM!

Fixed the flood-issue (hopefully); found one of the drains from the shower cracked... replaced it and re-installed the shower... My dad helped me out; THANKS DAD!

So tonight I am going to take a nice long shower... NO I DO NOT STINK, I USE DEODORANT!


Saturday, September 8, 2007


I don't got her a pressie yet (did buy her flowers-will get some pressies later). At least now she got something to write about me on her blog!!!!

But OK, today is the party day, first the family and @ nite the friends! (Check yesterday for the reason) But first I'll need to fix the shower which is leaking down into the hallway... Luckely I didn't close the ceiling yet...


My first official peanut game!!! Sure... Michael played a game before, but never before was he playing a game in MY TEAM!!! I teach the Peanuts that having fun is more important than winning... Now think up something to give the kids after playing!!!

I'll tell you all about it next week!

Have a busy weekend!!!


Friday, September 7, 2007

Scrappy Birthday

As y'all know I'm married to Danielle... Who is celebrating her xxth birthday today! (never tell a lady's age)

Happy Birthday honey!

I took the day off to make this a special day and guess what she came up with...

A WORKSHOP! (she did ask me if I was OK with that...)

So that leaves me (and Colin) to go buy her gifts (Colin thought up that the gifts should be very GIRLY, since she is the only girl in da house)... Is that a day well spend or what?


Sunday, September 2, 2007

My Scrap Works...

I was asked a couple of months ago by My Scrapworks (a Manila-based e-zine) to do something to make women understand how their husband SUFFER their scrapbook reign...

It turned out to be an interview...

Yes, I'm proud to be in their e-zine, although I'm not the one to flourish in the spotlight... Just let me be and I'll be fine...

But now without further ado I give you: ME

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have... It's been a blast!


BTW: the link for Scrap-a-little-sunshine is here!!!

Friday, August 31, 2007


The Netherlands and New Zealand have a TV-show called "So you wannabe a Popstar"... I guess that these people need the most punishment!!! And believe me when I say punishment...

For those of you that don't know the show: A bunch of celebrities does a song contest... while the majority (to put it mildly) cannot sing...

So for all those women that need to scrap and get published and give workshops abroad and so on...

Have a great weekend!!!


Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Ever get tired of hearing them talk in terms you never know what the heck they mean???

I am creating a list with terms that not only have a meaning to them, but also to us!!!

To make things clear, I created this cartoon...

The list is somewhere around (I suspect her), I will place it here asap...


Friday, August 24, 2007

Real Men Wanted!

As you know by now, the majority of readers of this blog are women... And every now and then I get rewarded for commenting, critize or ridiculing my wife's hobby...

Here is another example:

Sorry for the altered sign, but hey... I cannot display a sign saying "Girl", now can I?

So now that I actually got a Rockin' Dude Blogger sign, here are the NOMINEES:

Wes Thompson: the only dude that came out of the Brown Paperbag and let the world see he scrapped!
Eric: This dude makes some pretty pictures!
Mr. Grendel: Wise cracks & coffee, read some of his stories (makes me smile)!

And last but not least: Michael: where does the dude get that eye from...

Feel free to use the new sign... altough I doubt anyone will... I am however very curious 'bout who they might nominate... Just wait and see!

Have a great weekend. And for those of you that will be at home while she is scrapping:


BTW: Check this!

I Am 100% Weird

I'm more than quirky, I'm downright strange.
But I'm also strangely compelling, like a cult leader.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Buy Nothing Day

Hey, How was your weekend?

Mine was busy... Saturday she had to shop with a couple of her scrapping friends at the wholeseller...While I had to go to swimming lessons with Michael (and Colin had to tag along) and do the shopping... In the afternoon a scrapping friend came over with husband & kid (luckely he is a friend of mine)...

Sunday! She had to go to some workshop by Dawn Inskip... Brought home some stuff... Really thought she had enuff! Me & the Boys had a lazy sunday... them in their PJ's and playing games on the Vtech or PC... Even dragged me in to help them out every once in a while...

Monday she cleaned out part of the attic that was stocked with stuff that can be used to scrap, but just sat there collecting dust...

Today! she is meeting one of her scrapbooking friends to go (window) shopping...

Why does everyday have to be a scrappy day?

As for today I suggest she buys nothing...

I guess it will be wishful thinking...


Friday, August 17, 2007

That's right: weekend...

Usually means scrapbook conventions and you guessed right:
Here comes another scrapbook gathering...

Which of course leaves me with 2 kids to entertain. What better way to entertain than to let them play games... Nintendo Vtech or Xbox... As long as that leaves me time to setup the Media Centre!

And to start off your weekend with a smile: Watch this!!!


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Chromosomes & Scrapbooking

Came across this and had to show y'all how far things can get out of hand!

They are starting to WEAR scrapbookstuff...

What's next? Dressing up our kids?

But looking at above picture explains the difference below!


Monday, August 13, 2007

Women & Technique...


Y'all know them: those women with those big SLR cameras around their necks snapping pictures of everything their kids do... Making like a million pics of their sprouts... And to make all those pics they have loads of memory cards... BUT WHAT DO THEY DO WHEN ALL THOSE CARDS ARE FULL???

They buy a picture tank! (for those of you who do not know: it's a portable harddisk with battery, card slots and... MOST IMPORTANT: 1 action button - IT'S MADE FOR WOMEN!!!)

And once they get home they hook it up to they PC and guess what... THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET THE PICS OFF!!! and who are they gonna call??? ME!!! and who got that tank to work??? ME AGAIN!!! and who burned those pics on a DVD so they only have to copy them back to their PC??? OF COURSE ME AGAIN!!!

I just hope that they know how to use that dvd...
Women and technique... I guess it's just NOT DONE...


Friday, August 10, 2007

Scrapper's Creed (or should I say GREED)

Here's a short list on (my view of) her creed's:

- Never leave home without at least one camera, every day is a potential photo opportunity.
- No scrap of paper bigger than the smallest punch shall be thrown away.
- Always be there for your fellow scrappettes to offer help, advise or support or just an ear for venting... But what about the husband?
- Gently remind your family (as they're frantically running from her & her camera) that they will thank you someday for the memories.
- Tolerate (my) your husband's comments as to the amount of money she spends. You may NOT point out that I have lots of tools, or the latest fishing, golf, boating, etc. accessory known to mankind.
- Do not envy your neighbor's Silhouette, alphabet punches, doodlecutter, etc. (at least not openly).
- Plan all family vacations to places that have at least one Local Scrapbooking Store.
- Always have at least one album in prominent view at all times should company just happen to drop by.
- Faithfully measure your paper stash and run, not walk, to LSS when pile dips below 6".
- Do not show your (and my) children the floor plan she has to convert their room for scrapping until they get kicked out of the house.
- Take at least one picture of yourself weekly so that my grandchildren will know you really was young once.
- Be forever thankful to Mr. Kodak for his wonderful invention.
- When (I) your husband is old and gray and reminiscing through your scrapbooks you will refrain from saying "I told you you would appreciate my obsession someday." Then you'll snap off some pics of (me) him in (my) his rocker!

And about that grey...

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Keep her sharp!

She is doing some scrapping in her Scrap-room when I walked in and I immediately started yelling:


She doesn't know what is happening and yells back: "Why are you yelling at me? What's the matter with you?"

I turn around as I walk from her scrap-room and calmly explain her: "Just to make clear how it feels you seated beside me while I am driving the car".


Friday, August 3, 2007

Happy Birthday Colin!

Today my youngest son is celebrating his 4th birthday... FINALLY!!! Now he can attend school as well! He's been jumping up and down to go to school ever since he's been 3 years and 9 months...

Tonight we'll been dining at the place of his choice... Normally we get to eat at Burger King or MacDonald's, but he picked The Eleventh Command (Noordwijk), 'cuz they serve "Snowy White & the 7 Dwarfs" (7 nuggets, french fries & an ice cream).

Tomorrow we'll be celebrating his birthday with a small party as most of our (and his) friends are of to holidays abroad... GUESS WHAT!

If you don't have enough friends, invite your scrapping friends!!! Well... she will be kinda mislead... The friends that come over are both quite handy with a camera, so I will have a nice talk with both of them as I am lookin' for a new camera. Should I buy a Nikon or Canon? Let me know what you think!

Back on the subject: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUDE!!!

BubbaH! Proud dad of Colin (and Michael)

Monday, July 30, 2007

Guess Who's Back?

Yep, it is I...

Back from holidays, which in general should mean rested...

Well guess again...

  • I was first pick in playmate to both kids! Whichever game they played in or around the pool, I was always included!
  • As for the stay in a 5 star hotel in Turkey, I can advise it to all of you... No worries which restaurant to go to this night or that, as the one included in the arrangement was a very good one; especially the french fries and the pizza!
  • Every night entertainment: wheter we liked it or not, as our room was right above the central square where the live music was (every third day the same guy with a keyboard "singing" the same songs...).
  • 50 degrees celcius (122 F) on an average day.
  • Ear infections from the pool... Deprived us both of a lot of sleep. The infection got so worse that one of the kids was hospitalized for a day (just to make sure that we could fly back home on the planned date).
  • Shop after shop fitting jeans in this heat...
  • Why are all pools filled with screaming people (Yes, that's right not just kids)
  • Shopping for that one particular thing (still unnamed till this date) that she needs to bring home 'cuz they don't sell that over here... Like we don't have articles that say "MADE IN TURKYE"

But on the bright side there were no scrapbookshops and best of all:

They got to see ME! In Holiday mode...


BTW: wanna see some pics already? Check here! or maybe here!

I Am a Pundit Blogger!

My blog is smart, insightful, and always a quality read.
Truly appreciated by many, surpassed by only a few
(I did not made this up myself!!!)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


As you can see, I am off to a well deserved holiday! All this scrapping is making me very tired... And I do not even do the scrapping myself! Just the thought of 2 weeks NO SCRAPPING makes me happy... (wonder what she thinks???) Maybe expanding to Turkye??? Multinational???

And the kids? Well, one of them is having his own blog... "Me & My Camera" about the way he sees life through his camera (and boy does he see a lot...), guess he'll be taking lotta pictures! Check it out HERE!!! The other one will probably just have a blast from start to finish...
See y'all in 2 weeks... If you got any good gossip... POST IT!!!


TIP: If you camera breaks down...


Oh and to keep y'all busy! Try this barcode...
Want one for you??? HERE!!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Success comes in all shapes and colors...

I stumbeled upon this one and immediately it made me think of the way Elsie Flanagan looks on EVERY picture??? Is it her trademark or does she just look that way all the time... Think I'll have to ask her "hubby".

Luckely she's a babe... can you otherwise image these pictures???


Friday, July 13, 2007

Showing off @ 2 peas

Every time one of them made a layout that is "so different" from the rest, they upload them to 2 peas in a pod to show off (or as they would say: hope for positive comments)...


And? Are you still wondering what others might think of her work?

Have a sunny weekend, 'cause you know: they ain't scrapping outside as the wind would take off with their creations... THAT"S WHAT I CALL SCRAPLIFTING!!!


BTW: It helps to complain about the weather... Friday the 13th is starting grey, but turns for the better with lots of sunshine this weekend!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

simple life...

Have you ever wondered why me and her are that much different? Below is a picture to clarify the list about me... I didn't even start on on the list for her!!!

MAN: Simple creatures - simple rules.

My last name stays.
The garage is all mine. (After she cleaned it)...
Wedding plans take care of themselves.
Chocolate is just another snack.
I can be Prime Minister.
I can never get pregnant.
I can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.
I can wear NO shirt to a water park.
Car mechanics tell me the truth.
I know stuff about cars.
I don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
I never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just "too icky".
Same work, more pay.
Wrinkles add character.
Gray hairs make me look distinguished.
Wedding dress costs €5000; Tuxido rental only €100.
People never stare at my chest when I'm talking to them.
The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected.
New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle my feet.
One mood all the time.
Phone conversations are over within 30 seconds.
A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
I can open all my own jars.
I get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
If someone forgets to invite me, he or she can still be your friend.
My underwear is €8.95 for a three-pack.
Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.
I almost never have strap problems in public.
I am unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.
Everything on my face stays its original color.
The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
I only have to shave my face and nostrils.
I can play with toys all my life.
My belly usually hides my big hips.
One wallet and one pair of shoes: one color for all seasons.
I can wear shorts no matter how my legs look.
I can "do" my nails with a pocket knife.
I have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache..
I can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.

Now you know: No wonder men are happier.


BTW: remember I told you about my holidays starting with nothing but rain... IT STILL DOES!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Symbol of Love?

How come their hobbies always cost so much more that ours? I for one don't spend any money on hobbies... I don't have any hobbies... My wife keeps me so busy with hers, I have little time to do the thing(s) I like... Like this blog for example: she thinks I am hard at work while I am trying to fill this post!!!

Man am I glad she has a business account! (be sure to read the prenuptuals)


Thursday, July 5, 2007

DT Weekend

So another weekend another DT meeting... Ever had 13 women packed in one livingroom? Care to know where I am going to be? NOT AT HOME!!!

I needed an excuse, and one was handed to me: A birthday party!!! Yes, she will have me go alone, excusing herself and feeling guilty!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!

AND HOLIDAYS STARTS RIGHT NOW... Supposely SUMMER HOLIDAYS, but it looks more like AUTUMN LEAVES!!! For me and the boys that means showers, grey skies and lots of wind to blow leaves around; For her that means new books, stamps and loads of paper!

Did I mention there are NO more scrapbook supplies in my living room??? Everything found it's place in the scraproom... And if there was no space I hung up a shelf!!!

Nevertheless I know I am going to have a nice weekend.


Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Today is our 5th wedding anniversary!

I took the day off to spend together with my "loved one's"... Guess what she agreed to?

To take over the shift of her co-worker... Thanks honey... In responce I volunteered to do the late shift at my work! (just kidding) This is not meant to be the day to celebrate our 1st lustrum, so we both agreed on tomorrow!

First both boys will attend school for the morning. After that we will go off (the four of us) to do something fun. And at night we (she and I) will go for a movie!!!


Hip Hip BubbAAAAH!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Keep 'em happy

I bet y'all thought I was leaving you without an entry for the weekend... Just keeping you on your toes! Nah, I was very busy yesterday... Had to straighten some stuff out at the boys' school (yes both of them are now going to school!!!)... and work of course, which took a bit more effort then usual as it was month's ending! After that had a quick bite at home and left for "GUYS NIGHT".

Every other friday my friend Sven invites me and a couple of others to do MEN'S STUFF at his place... It is just about the same as cropping, but rather than discussing the latest in paper, we discuss the really important things in live: iPhone's, music, computers, latest DVD's, websites and so on...

So now you know why, here is something to keep your wife off your back (it makes you look like you are considerating her and her hobby, but the reversed side is ALL FOR YOU)...

Have a great weekend!


Friday, June 22, 2007

What Women Do For Scrapbooking

(Title free after "What People Do For Money - Divine Sounds")

Does your wife need to have this or that to create "the most beautiful piece ever"? Even though she already got something that does the exact same? But is already in her possession for more than a week? My wife always comes up with the most ridiculous reasons to buy something new: like selling some apparatus to buy the latest newest one...But this here women below hits rock bottom...

Have a nice weekend!!!

Oh BTW: this is to help you start your weekend off (REMEMBER 2 Vote for me):

BubbaH! Who has to work this weekend!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


How was your Father's Day/Weekend? Anyone got spoiled? I know I did...

Both boys created masterpieces for Father's Day! M created a flower in a pot which contains liquorice and C painted a coathanger and the both of them got me a book on how to draw Manga (It looks like they want me to draw Pokémon...)!
She got me a bottle of Davidoff Game... I think I need to shower more often...
I did get coffee in bed! I did not got the time to finish it in bed... but it's the thought that counts!
We got to the swimming pool like really early (9.00 AM - on a Sunday - FATHER'S DAY!!!) to take a relaxing swim... after that we went home to pick up the pressies for my father (we call him Big Buddha): A buddha with a Lotus flower with a light in it and (I picked these up on Queen's Day free market) 3 sportphotoyearbooks (1970-1971-1973) as he collects yearbooks!

The boys always have a blast overthere, so they were all sweaty when we left... Hoping they would get a little sleep in the car on the way to the other grandparents... NOT!

They continued their hyped trip over at their other grandparents... Luckely for us there were more kids to keep them busy!!!

On the scrappingfront:

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Thursday, June 14, 2007


Visitors are strange people... over 10,000 saw entries on my blog and no more than a handful dropped a comment (or not... but are still known)... I must admit that I am not that much of a writer myself on other blogs, but I do occasionally mention other people's blog or leave a comment (wheter you like it or not!). But before I stray... I was to reward visitor #10,000; that turned out to be...


so I am rewarding #9,999: Nik (please mail me your details)

Last week's RAK is still open (Or are you really afraid of becoming the subject of mockery only so few have reacted??? Nah, I would never do that... Or would I? Just look above...) so feel free to leave a comment or mail.