ever thought about switching to decaf?

This morning, caffeine galore after no coffee for a week. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

I'm going to the library today.



The library was excellent. I was there for almost four hours, it's like a shopping mall for information, at least as good as this internet thing. It's right next door to Sea Palace (below) for some reason. Does anyone actually eat there? I looked at the menu, 24 euros for Moo Goo Gai Pan.


The inside of the library is a bit on the mall-y side, but has enough hidden corners where you can get away from it all and go back in time for a while.

I ended up leaving with four DVDs (Through a Glass Darkly, The Wind Will Carry Us, Old Joy, and Four Lions); Vonnegut's Slapstick (a book I'd read 4 times before I was 16 and never again for some reason); a book of Morton Feldman scores and analysis (wtf, that book is fucking $100 on Amazon. I'm going to the Muziekgebouw on Wednesday to see the 5-hour Second String Quartet, only 10 euro b/c of a Facebook special, come on you know you want to go with me); a Hieronymus Bosch book; and Charlie Parker for Guitar (in tablature!!!).



Phil said...

I love the biblioteque near CS...have you been in the toilets? in front of you, while peeing, there's a wall of light...LOL...scotty, beam me up! :)))

I'm also writing a blog, about Amsterdam hidden gems, and I'm vegan, so I can appreciate your recepis :))

Are you in for a link exchange? My blog is http://www.inAmsterdam.com


MEM said...

hey phil, thanks for stopping by...
no i didn't get to use the toilets at OBA yet, looking forward...(;->)

as for link exchange, sure i'll put you in the ol' sidebar....