by Plutonium Page
Mon Jul 4th, 2005 at 09:49:51 AM EST
I know there have been a number of "introduce yourself" diaries here, but since today's Independence Day in the U.S., I thought I'd invite all the American expats here at EuroTrib to tell a little about yourself (or a lot, it's up to you). This is sort of a roll-call as well.
Also, if you're American and you're visiting EuroTrib, please comment as well.
Ok, this is lame. I hate talking about myself, yet I am posting this diary... but I'll do my best.
I'm in the first phase of my move to Amsterdam. I haven't sold my home in Albuquerque, New Mexico yet, because we have to do a bunch of "home improvement" sort of things to our new place in Amsterdam. The place is wonderful, but for some unknown reason, the former owners had hideous linoleum flooring in all the rooms, so we'll be replacing that among other things. Also, if you come help us paint, we'll pay you in beer ;-)
I'll move all my stuff over here in August. I also have to get our kitties over here, which will be interesting, to say the least. The huge one, who is about 11.5 kg, has to go in the special pet air cargo. The two girl kitties are small enough to carry in the cabin (in kitty carriers, of course).
I'm a chemist by training, but I'm really tired of working in labs, since I've been doing that since I was 13 years old (I'm almost 36 now). I'd love to work for Greenpeace, whose international HQ is here in A'dam, but I won't have a work permit until January or so. I'll work on my Dutch in the meantime.
I'll truly miss New Mexico, but I really, really love Amsterdam, and feel very much at home here. We'll visit my family in NM at least once a year, so I won't get too homesick.
I didn't know about blogs until I got involved in Howard Dean's campaign back in June 2003. I moved on from Blog for America when it started getting weird (spring 2004), and started posting on dailyKos then. The rest is history, and many thanks to Jérôme et al. for the European Tribune. What a great place to hang out.
Ok, now it's your turn.
It's not as hard as you think! Admit it, you love to talk about yourself...