Thursday, August 7, 2008

45 seconds of Ecstacy

She got me to go to a concert of Meat Loaf... You know the one... Big, Sweaty, Loud... As he is almost 61 already, I wanted to see one of his shows before he quits, so I agreed to tag along. BAD MOVE!

I should have just kept to my cd's... Maybe watch a videoclip of "Paradise"... But noooooH, I had to go out and see him!!!!

He stood there on stage like he was autistic, drunk or high, never once sang on cue, made words without using any vowels, which he made up entire songs with... And then the sounds that came out of his throat... I GOT PROOF!!! HERE!!!

The band was good... Not great, but good. You cannot play all songs like extended (12") versions on a slow beat so the singer can keep up. They should however be rewarded a medal for being on the same stage, while trying to put up a show... The same goes for the singers: at least they did what they were paid to do...

I made some new lyrics to "45 seconds of Ecstacy":

45 seconds of ecstasy
How do you dare to stand in front of me
Drunk or high or def on three
45 seconds of ecstasy
45 seconds of ecstasy
Cuts right through the believability
This is were the show ends for me
After 45 seconds of AGONY

So to end this rave, like Meat Loaf said:


(I guess she can make a nice scrap-project out of this one)
Gotta mail today from MOJO concerning my complaint:
"Dear visitor,

We read the complaints about the performance of Meat Loaf last monday in Heineken Music Hall. We found the perfomance below standard ourself, we did not talk to Meat Loaf but we know that upfront he was full of confidence to put up a good show. He said to be in topshape. He did not however perform to his full potential. Which shows that artists are human too. He did play his full set, did not gave a sloppy performance and tried his best. Meat Loaf and his management do not give back money to the visitors. Our task, being the productional organisation of the concert, is performed good, so we do not compensate aswell. We are devoted to organise good concerts and events, but the part ON stage is a commitment of the artist. We are sorry that you have a negative feeling about the concert.

Mojo Concerts"

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Looking at the wheater reports for the last couple o' days, gets me thinkin' bout BBQ... But there's always this hustle and all that makes the BBQ a lot of work...

  1. MAN gets BBQ & coals from the shed
  2. WOMAN cleans grill of BBQ
  3. WOMAN goes to the greengrocer
  4. WOMAN goes to the butcher.
  5. WOMAN goes to the bakery.
  6. WOMAN prepares salads and vegetables.
  7. WOMAN prepares the different meats.
  8. WOMAN puts all meat on a diss together with all other BBQ necessities, such as herbs etc.
  9. WOMAN brings cleaned grill and dish to MAN, who stands there waiting while holding a beer.
  10. MAN puts meat on the BBQ 1 by 1.
  11. WOMAN sets table.
  12. WOMAN checks vegetables she is cooking.
  13. WOMAN prepares dessert.
  14. WOMAN comes outside to tell MAN the meat on the BBQ is burning.
  15. MAN takes burned meat off the BBQ and gives it (on a dish) to the WOMAN.
  16. WOMAN takes plates and brings out the tableware.
  17. MAN pours drinks.
  18. WOMAN cleans table and makes coffee.
  19. WOMAN serves coffee and dessert.
  20. WOMAN cleans table again.
  21. WOMAN does dishes and cleans kitchen.
  22. MAN leaves BBQ be, there are still some coals burning.
  23. MAN asks WOMAN wheter she is happy she did not have to cook today.
  24. MAN sees WOMAN looking flabbergasted and concludes:



Wednesday, July 2, 2008


As this is the summer holiday season, loads of pictures will be taken, some good some bad...

And for those that ain't exactly perfect, you need tools... For any hobby, as we men know!

But what happens when you let housewifes get busy with photographs that need (minor) corrections? Like the eyes.. They immediate grab a red-eye pen and...


Monday, June 30, 2008


We are OFF! We will be in EuroDisney for 5 (yes you read it fine - FIVE) days... But neither she nor me have a problem with that except for the prices of food and drinks in the park...

But it's a holiday so we will not loose our good spirit over an OVERPRICED bottle of water!

So everyone have a good one! We'll be back before you know it...


Ps. I brought my bathingsuit just in case...

Saturday, June 28, 2008

It's SADD...

For all those women that scrap...

Do you also suffer from temporary loss of memory or gaps in your timelines?

Finally a diagnosis was made for your problems

It is called S.A.D.D. or:

Scrapbook Attention Deficit Disorder


  • You get to the car to go to the scrapbook store, but you look at the car and decide that the car needs to be washed, so you go back to the house to get a bucket of water and soap
  • Upon entering the house you see the mail on the floor
  • Ok, you will get the water, but first lets sort out the post
  • You put the carkeys on your desk, sort the leaflets from the post and see that the wastebasket is full
  • So you put the remainders of the post (including some bills) on your desk and take out the trash
  • Oh No ! first let's pay those bills...
  • Where are those tranfer-forms?
  • O....K.... Only 1 left....
  • AH! The spare forms are in the top draw upstairs!
  • He, your Coke is still standing there on the desk...
  • First get those spare forms.
  • Just to be on the save side lets put that glass away from the computer before knocking it over the keyboard...
  • You know, let's put the glass in the fridge to keep it fresh
  • You walk into the kitchen and notice the plants are rather dry, they need water desperately
  • You place your glass of Coke on the sink, and guess what... there are you sunglasses!!!
  • You have been searching for them all morning!
  • Let's put them away before you forget
  • Fill up the watering can and head for the flower pots
  • Aaaargh!Someone left the TV-remote in the kitchen.When you will be watching TV tonight, no one will be checking the kitchen, so you will bring it to the living room at once!
  • You pour some water on the plants, spill on the floor, drop the remote on a pillow of the chair and head back to the hallway.

What where you doing???

At the end of the day:

The car is not washed, the bills have not been paid, the glass of Coke is still out on the sink, the flower never got enough water, you still have only 1 tranfer form and you cannot find your carkeys....

You are trying to figure out why nothing happened today.

You have no clue, you were busy all day!

You are aware that you have a serious problem and need professional help soon, but first you come and check my blog...
And here you read this message, and you sigh in recognition...


Scrapbook Attention Deficit Disorder

B.U.B.B.A.H. (Before Unpacking Best Be At Home)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Don't stop scrapping...

Oh yeah it's been a veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery long weekend... Like 2 months! But I've been very busy with... (lemme think for a minute) ... Oh yeah! When you turn a certain age, you tend to forget some things. I turned 40 in April (I know I told you a little white lie last year). And she threw me a great party! With lots of friends, food (Home-made by her!) and music! One of my friends brought his Final-scratch, so we had to dust-off the turntables and all... Thanks dear!

What else been keeping me busy? Peanuts! The new Baseball season started end of March, so the weekends are now filled with Games! Colin wanted to join as well, so he now is a "Little Bandit". And 2 kids in 2 teams means 2 days during the weekend to go to the ballpark! Not all weekends, but some Michael even played in both teams... Last year my dad assisted me with the Peanuts, but this year he has his own team; the second coach of that team can't always make it to the training or games, so I am the substitute coach... And ofcourse I like to just watch the 1st team, who is in 1st position now (even after the bench clearing brawl of 2 weeks ago).

And the most positive side of games during the weekend is that whenever she has a bridal-shower-scrap-thingie, I have an excuse to not stick around! For example next Saturday she has an "Open House" with makes-and-takes, Meet-and-Greet with the Designteam and ofcourse reduced prices; Memorylane Scrapbooking exists 3 years and that calls for a small celibration! Hopefully she sells all that stuff, otherwise she might quit... And what will she be doing next?

If she ever thinks about a different carriere, it best not be singing... I know, it ain't polite to tell, but she better keeps her singing to herself under the shower!

You do not wanna have her recording a clip like this:




Friday, March 21, 2008

Long Weekend

As most of you I am of today (Good Friday - isn't that suppose to be every Friday??), so this post is like "really early"... right?

And to make this Friday a really good Friday, I found this here movie...

Tomorrow we are going to join a whole lotta Peanuts for a tournament in Haarlem, if the weather is gettin' a bit better... Overhere it is raining and snowing... So we'll just have to see what tomorrow brings.

No more Delays
Check out this Clip
Before I Flip!

Peace! MC BubbaH!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Scraplift - pt II

I know I generally complain about her and her stuff (in boxes on the floor in the livingroom)... But when Denise send me this link on the complete story, I was like "Oh OK, maybe it ain't all bad"...

Have fun reading; now you know that Scrapbook stores aren't always what they seem to be! As you husband always tries to tell you, but you don't listen, 'cause you're already inside...

And look at it on the bright side: You can make a new layout with your mug-shots....


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Scraplift - a whole new meaning...

Y'all know the meaning of "Scraplift"...

Use an inspiring layout of another scrapper, to create a layout of your own. You could consider that plagiarism, but you can also take it as a compliment for your pretty work...


There are circumstances that leave no room for interpretation:

And to DW & Corinne:

The Dabbers were defenitely Scraplifted over the Scrap-a-licious weekend!!!

Have a save weekend!!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

New KI Memories tattoos rub-ons

Every once in a while I spot products that can do better when modified...


So people of KI Memories: If you wanna use my (re)design, drop me a mail and I think we will get to some agreement for a productline of my own...

BubbaH BubbaH!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Another weekend

Another workshop!

This time I had to move the entire shop to Utrecht to make the stuff available for the Scrap-a-licious weekend scrap...

First had to drop off the nighties at some shabby sleep-in, that was still run by the same hippies that spent the nights over there in the seventies... Even smell the pot when walking back out in the street!!!

Met some of the people that are going to be there for a couple of days... Nice meeting you ladies!

Then we had to drive all the way 'round the centre to get to the place of the workshops. When driving it takes 20 minutes... When walking it takes 7 minutes MAX!!!

I hope they have fun; I know I am enjoying the fact that the "store"-room is almost EMPTY!!! I took this picture to cherish the magic moment...

That box with the cookies & chocolat eggs ARE MINE! ALL MINE!


Have a GREAT weekend.


Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Everyone raise your hands who ever thought of me as being a rolemodel?


'course I thought so, but since I am a coach to the Peanuts, I am...

Last Friday (rain was pouring down-cold) I was biking home and got to the trafficlights, when I saw that no cars were coming... So I crossed (RED LIGHT)... No big deal???

Saturday was Peanut-practice. Upon entering the hall (we practice inside for a couple of weeks) 2 kids with mother jump on me and started asking me why did I cross the red lights???

How am I to explain this??? I guess cookies & candy will have to do the trick...

And talking 'bout sweets...

Remember I wanted to cheer her up with... whatever...

Over the weekend I received an invite to PRE-view "Definitely, Maybe" - a Chick Flick - so I asked her what she had planned for Monday evening...

She came home with a smile on her face! Hope I made her feel a bit better...


Friday, February 29, 2008

New banner

So how y'all like my new banner? Made it from "scrap"... Which is not intended to be funny, but almost looked like I was scrappin'... Now wouldn't that be a joke!!!

On the new tip, Imma also revivin' the Scrappers with Crocs blog, had some mails (YES THEY DO IT TO THEMSELVES) requesting to show their Crocs...

This time I do not wanna complain about her and her scrap-thingies, I wanna make her feel (a bit) better... She doing so much that she hardly gets everything done that needs to be done!

She's got:

Now wouldn't it be nice to have something to stream that workflow??? Just a little program to help her sort things out??? There is this here competition to win just that: a task manager program!!!

Now that I've got that outta my system... Have a great weekend...

ps. Wanna banner like mine? check here!

BTW: that is not her room!!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Party Update and fun stuff...

I know, I know...

It's been way too long since i've updated you, but I am a busy man (ask my wife-she keeps me busy)...

Party Update: the party was cool; The Gibson brothers (who doesn't remember them?) - could also be reffered to as Gibson Grandpa & family... did their greatest hits IN EXTENDED VERSIONS (otherwise it would never be a show of 45 minutes)!!! Then came Ben "Grandmix" Liebrand to entertain the unleashed, before the house-diva of the 90's ROBIN S. came on stage to sing her big hit (like three times)... After which Ben Liebrand came back to spin some more Michael Jackson songs (AND I MEAN THAT THERE ARE REALLY REALLY MANY)... So around 1.30 AM I heard enuff MJ to last a lifetime and I decide it was time for us to leave!

Here is an impression:

Thusfar the party... now to leave you with some fun stuff to look at over the weekend:

Check out the rest of the website for more stuff...

Anyways! Have a good one!


Friday, February 8, 2008

Dancing the night away...

Remember a couple of weeks ago I told you I won some price on Radio Veronica?

Well, this weekend we (she & I) are ditching the kids at her Mom's to do the dance-part!
As I do not go out as often as I did before, I needed to get the latest moves from the "Net"...

Have a great weekend...

BubbaH! Manero

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Oke, we survived the B'day party... BARELY!!! But now can we can kick up our feet and relax... For a couple of days 'till the party Part II begins!

It was fun; they played Pin The Donkey (Picachu), where one even commented that I did a nice job drawing... After that we let Michael unpack pressies by busting balloons with a picture inside matching the picture on the pressies. Then they had a cool-down coloring their bingo cards, after which we actually played bingo... If one had a full card he/she could pick a little prize!

And then it was time to watch a movie (Pokemon of course!) but the kids decided otherwise... The sun was shining, thus they wanted to play outside! And then the rain begins to fall (FLASHBACK). Luckely they wanted to remain outdoors... After half an hour they came back in to play some Wii... Had a drink and I brought them home!

Then my fooks came over (it is still a wednesday); so we had a nice dinner and after the boyz are off to bed we had a QUIET cup of tea and coffee...

And then I finally came across the one I was waiting for:
I was approached late last year to help Julia McKinnell (a Canadian journalist) with her piece about scrapbooking... HERE IT IS!!!

Just some thoughts to share.


Tuesday, January 29, 2008


7 years old is my (our) oldest son today... Man did those years fly by or what...

We are doing a Pokemon-theme to the party tomorrow, and although she is the one giving the workshop, I am the one that gots to do the DIY-stuff...

She tought it would be fun to do the "Pin the donkey" on a Picachu... But she is not a real draw-person; which leaves me to do the drawing and painting... Took me the better part of the night, but it is for a good cause!!! I know he will love it!!!

BIG shout-out:


BTW... that money (remember the picture???)... that's the amount we're spending on the attic... not the amount we found...

Monday, January 28, 2008

Ca$h In The Attic

Ever heard of the BBC (UK) program "Cash In The Attic"? People need money for a project (like a daughter's weddingdress or driver's license), that needs to be found in no longer used objects stored (for example) in the attic... Which is later on auctioned...

Now as you know my wife always needs money to buy new scrapbook supplies, hardware or whatever can be found in scrapbook stores or wholesellers...

Guess what I found during clearing out the attic???

I wonder how long this "stash" is gonna last...

BTW. Thanks to my "FRIEND" Henk for the picture!


Friday, January 25, 2008

Scrap N Breakfast...

First week of cleaning out the attic is done! One more week to build the wall between the "Scrap-over"-room and MY ROOM! That shouldn't be so hard...


I am a huge Snowboard-fan and a Seal-fan; and guess what... The man actually likes to ride a board! Which got me thinking about the amount of time and money we'll be spending on that one room... while I could be boarding for a whole week!!! Man do I miss out or what... Well I guess I just have to bury myself in work to keep my mind off of wandering...

Anyway to give you a short impression: HERE'S ...... SEAL!

And then there is this one...

And did I mention I won on national Radio Veronica (NL) where they play a game called "hit-snippet" and you gotta textmessage your answer to the station... And they called me back!!! I WON A PRIZE!!! A new MP3 player, a bluetooth gadget for my phone & tickets to an 80's party in Utrecht (Febr 9th)...

I know I'm gonna have a nice weekend... No building stuff... couple of birthday parties... Maybe even a game on the Wii...


Friday, January 18, 2008

To Crop Or Not To Crop...

Yeah yeah... I know... I promissed to give you a list of abbreviations and such about scrapbooking, but the list is still not complete... Almost there! I just didn't wanna keep this one from y'all...

The ORIGINAL definition of crop...

Crop: 1.a. Cultivated agricultural plants as grain, vegetables, or fruit. b. the total yield of agricultural produce in a given season or place. 2. A group, quantity or supply appearing at one time (a crop of presidential candidates) 3. A short haircut 4. An earmark on an animal 5.a. A short whip with a loop serving as a lash, used in horseback riding b. The stock of a whip 6.a. A pouch-like enlargement of a birds' esophagus in which food is stored or partially digested. b. A similar organ in earthworms insects, and other intervertebrates. 1.v. To cut off stems or top of a plant 2. To cut very short 3. To clip 4. To reap, harvest 5. To cause to grow or yield a crop or crops 6. To plant or to grow.

....Finally the definition only known to "croppers"

To Crop: 1. To cultivate an abundance of photos in such a way that it appears aesthetically pleasing to other croppers. 2.a. A recent addiction, in which the addict convinces their spouse that it is a necessity of life, which without it all domicile harmony will be jeopardized. 2b . a subconscious way by spouses to finally acquire more tools than their spouses. 3. A ploy by those companies whose sticker stands, formerly located at the end of card aisles, to sell more stickers and turn a small enterprise into a major section at department stores 4. An additional ploy by magazine owners to produce yet another line of magazines for another subculture. 5. Spousal stress reliever (as in "Honey, I'm going to crop") this in turn relieves stress in the spouse knowing the loved one will be occupied for at least 5-6 hours (min). 6. sim. To stay away, back off. (as in "Kids, I'm going to crop") meaning stay away and ask Dad if you want anything. 7. an attempt to convince children that cropping is more cool than power tools. (yeah, right!)

NOW YOU KNOW... How soon do we forget! She off for the (satur)day to crop, which leaves me & the boys to a whole day of Wii-ing... I am off the next 2 weeks to create a spare bedroom.

Here she will house her sleepover-scrap-friends... How's that for the next project...

Anyway! Have a nice weekend


Friday, January 11, 2008

Ever Wondered???

Why women get all crazy when in or close to a scrapbook store???

I always was under the impression that they were dribbling over the smell of Hambly Screen Prints or the latest model of the Tote or something simular...

Man, was I wrong!

I am curious as to what's next...

BubbaH has left the building for the weekend!
Thank you! Thank you very much!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

1 year anniversary

1 year... man, did it pass by fast or what?

1 year... Wooden anniversary... Hey, who you're calling a dummy?

1 year... did anyone even noticed?

1 year... almost 16,000 hits... I gotta be doin' somethhing right, right?

1 year... SO MANY MORE TO COME...


I got my name in lights with

Friday, January 4, 2008


Here's something to help you through the wekend... Most probably (when effected) this will give you so much relief, it looks almost as if you were SINGLE again... So be aware of the consequences!!!


1. Men are NOT mind readers. Tell us what you want, don't make us guess.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports. It’s like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Just let it be.

1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we're never going to think of it that way.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! JUST SAY IT!

1. "Yes" and "No" are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a Problem. See a doctor.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.

1. If you won’t dress like the Penthouse girls, don’t expect us to act like "As the world turns"-guys.

1. If you think you’re looking overweighted, you probably are. Don’t ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

1. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both! If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercial-breaks.

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what "Mauve" is.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say “nothing”, we'll act like nothing’s wrong. We know you're lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer you don’t want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine.. . Really .

1. Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you're prepared to discuss such topics like baseball, soccer or multimedia.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape. ROUND IS A SHAPE!

Thank you for reading this. Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;
But did you know men really don’t mind? It’s almost like camping... Drinking beer, watching the fire, living out of a backpack and no burshing teeth!!!

Have a nice weekend!


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Houston, We got a ...


Santa came 'round last week to drop off a present for the entire family... We bought a Wii as Michael wanted to buy one, but we already forsaw him to (want to) be the BOSS of the Wii... And Colin didn't get a change to play... So we bought it for all of us! I must admit that it is indeed a lot of fun!

She went all out and did two games of Boxing... Guess what!? Besides the sore knee... She now also has muscular pains!!! Let hope she keeps her controller under control!

Anywayz! May all your wishes about your wife's hobby come true!

Have a BubbaHlicious new year!