Saturday, 30 June 2007

Wow! A post!

Hello everyone who's still reading this!

Yes, I'm still alive, no, I'm not posting much, maybe, I'm sorry. Things are still fine, working hard, having a nice time in Edinburgh. Gee, what can I say that won't bore you to death?
Here's a silly story: (Sorry for the broken, incorrect English and poor grammar coming up. I'm quite tired, but I just wanted to write something)
I needed to get some cash, so I went over to a cash machine, inserted my card, and entered my pincode. Now, some of you may know this, but I'm a terribly unorganised person. This very blog is proof of that. Whenever I get a receipt, business card, etc., I just shove it into my wallet and forget about it. As a result, my wallet always looks like I've got more money than I can spend, or like it's just full of receipts and junk. Also, because I was already carrying around a lot of cards from Holland, I didn't have enough room for my new Scottish ones. Practical as I am, I just kept two cards in each designated pocket of my wallet. (You can see where this is going, can't ya?)
PINCODE INCORRECT!
I was sure I entered the right one, so I took a look in my wallet to see if I had actually inserted the right card. That's when it hit me. I had inserted both my Scottish, as well as my Dutch debit card into the machine at the same time! I had lost a debit card to a machine before, so the prospect of losing two wasn't very pleasant to say the least. I decided that the only thing I could do, was just enter my Dutch pincode and hope for the best. It worked! At least, my Dutch card came out, as well as some cash! Then the machine started beeping... Oh no, bye card...
But wait! The beeping stopped and my card actually came out! Well, it was quite exciting when it all happened, I can assure you.
Oh, I've been to Glasgow with some collegues. It was quite nice. There was a parade that day, but we missed it. And we walked around and saw all kinds of stuff, like a cathedral, Glasgow's oldest house, a big graveyard and the world's largest terracotta fountain! Oh, and the museum of religious art. And this marketplace, where they sold bootleg DVD's and all kinds of other illegal stuff out in the open.
The weather's been really weird around here lately, it keeps going from really sunny and hot, to really cold and wet. Guess it keeps you on your toes... or something.

No great stories, but at least it keeps you informed. Until next time, same URL, same nonsense.

Marcel

7 comments:

Anja said...

Ik ben onder de indruk Marcel, alwéér een logje ;) Het hele pasjes-verhaal is inderdaad een goeie hartklopping waard, ik ben blij voor je dat het goed afliep (als een telefoon-aansluiting verkrijgen al zó veel moeite kost, wat zou er dan gebeuren als je je bankpas op laat vreten door een geldautomaat?).. Kus!

marjolijn said...

haha! Zijn we familie ofzo? Hee, wat ik me al een tijdje afvraag, in je "over mij" stukje naast je text(you know: "the humble life of a junior animator"ofzoiets) staat: o, and did you check the sofa!.......What sofa are we discussing here? O wacht, slaat dit op where are my keys? Zucht, laat dus maar, stomme vraag, ben nog een beetje een slaapje ;)

Jordy said...

Hmm, dat wordt een paraplu(i) meenemen dus...

marjolijn said...

hee mars!
wist je dat als je op YouTube azaron intikt je de reclames krijgt die volgens mij door jou getekend zijn? Hoestie verder? doegie M

Marcel said...

Die is niet van mij. Ik heb er inderdaad eentje gedaan, maar deze is door iemand anders. Dat zie je toch?! :P

Anja said...

Hey, je zit over je deadline heen!

Doe er eens wat aan, wil je??

Henk Kok said...

Whoa!! Feature Film, Heftig gast. Helaas ligt je blog stil, ben benieuwd hoe het gaat.