Monday, October 27, 2008

Freezing Cold Amsterdam:

Amsterdam is freezing these days. It's quite an odd sensation to watch the seasons change. For the past two and a half years I've never lived in one city for more than three months, never giving me the chance to fully enjoy the slow transition from one season to the next. It's truly beautiful to watch AMS slip from autumn into the darker days of winter; which will be glorious as well. I can feel it. Tomorrow is Halloween, which kicks of a two month long celebration of holidays that I love. First we have Halloween (which sadly the Dutch don't celebrate, but I'll be celebrating it in my kitchen tomorrow night by baking a bunch of Halloween-y things), my birthday occurs next week–23–(and I can't wait to bake a bunch of delectables to bring into work in spite of the occasion, as well), then comes Thanksgiving (at least in America), St. Nicholas Day is near, followed by Christmas, and lastly, New Year's Eve. What a festive and joyous time of year this truly is. Last New Year's Eve (called Sylvester in German), I found myself at Sensation White in Düsseldorf, Germany. Who knows where I'll find myself this year.