Less, but better (?) posts on this blog


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On Sunday 2 June and the days after that, there will be fewer posts on this blog then usually.

However, I hope that the subjects, more beautiful than usually, will compensate for this :)

After this interval, the normal frequency of blog posts will come back.

So, stay tuned!

As I will spend less time on the Internet during the next few days, probably there will be few if any “likes” and comments at others’ blogs then.

Best Moment Award, thanks Khalil and Barbara!


Best Moment Award

Khalil of the blog Chant d’oasien and Barbara of the blog Common Sense in an uncommon world have nominated this blog for the Best Moment Award.

RULES of the Best Moment Award:

Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video. Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awards! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and, winners, notify them the great news!

  • What makes a good acceptance speech?
    • Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
    • Humour. Keep us entertained and smiling
    • Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
  • Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech
  • Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

First, I would like to thank Barbara and Chant d’oasien for nominating me. They both have been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for several other awards, besides this one. Thank you so much, my dear blogging friends!

These kind nominations came just before Dear Kitty. Some blog today reached the milestone of getting visits from Greenland and Togo for the first time. When I had to move my blog once again in December 2011, I never expected that (I had eight visits then, on my first WordPress day, all from countries with many more computers than Greenland or Togo …). Thanks, all of you!

Finally, a bit of humour.

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My nominees are:

1. Doli Siregar ~ Photography

2. Christopher De Voss

3. Kaligrafi Nusantara

4. Stepping String A travel blog

5. The Backdoor Artist

6. Images of China through English Eyes

7. MARVA SEATON LIFE LINE & SURVIVAL BLOG

8. Talking Experience

9. Kevs’ Blog

10. Mancarea pentru care se merita sa traiesti.

11. Impresii cu parfum de femeie

12. Type One Fun

13. myheartdies4you

14. lovelifeandhappyeverafter

Best Moment Award, thanks Tazein!


Best Moment Award

Tazein of transcendingbordersblog has nominated this blog for the Best Moment Award.

RULES of the Best Moment Award:

Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video. Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awards! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and, winners, notify them the great news!

  • What makes a good acceptance speech?
    • Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
    • Humour. Keep us entertained and smiling
    • Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
  • Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech
  • Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

First, I would like to thank Tazein for nominating me. She has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog twice for this award. Thank you so much, my dear blogging friend!

These kind nominations came just before Dear Kitty. Some blog today reached the milestone of 214,245 visits ever since moving to WordPress. When I had to move my blog once again in December 2011, I never expected that (I had eight visits then, on my first WordPress day …). Thanks, all of you!

Finally, a bit of humour.

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My nominees are:

1. PEACE.LOVE.HAPPINESS

2. JosieCoccinelle

3. Raxa Collective

4. WEB SPACE

5. Beauty of Photos

6. Poet: Jemmy Farmer

7. Chant d’oasien

8. Norwegian Wildlife Photography

9. Green Living London

10. poetbblog

11. marthapfeil

Best Moment Award, thanks Tazein, Shaun and Khalil!


Best Moment Award

RULES of the Best Moment Award:

Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video. Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awards! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and, winners, notify them the great news!

  • What makes a good acceptance speech?
    • Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
    • Humour. Keep us entertained and smiling
    • Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
  • Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech
  • Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

First, I would like to thank Tazein and Shaun and Khalil for nominating me for this award. Thank you so much, my dear blogging friends!

These kind nominations came just before Dear Kitty. Some blog reached the milestone of 200,000 visits ever since moving to WordPress. When I had to move my blog once again in December 2011, I never expected that (I had eight visits then, on my first WordPress day …). Thanks, all of you!

Finally, a bit of humour.

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My nominees are:

1. aristonorganic

2. Blue Hyacinth Operetta

3. Vagabond Virginia

4. This Labyrinth I Roam!

5. Fit To Work: Poets Against Atos

6. Expressions of my life – An evolution of art

7. ramblingpainter

8. ~ Loredana Milu ~

9. pindanpost

10. orisphoto

Best Moment Award, thanks supernova!


Best Moment Award

James, aka supernova, of Digging History blog has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Best Moment Award.

RULES of the Best Moment Award:

Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video. Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awards! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and, winners, notify them the great news!

  • What makes a good acceptance speech?
    • Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
    • Humour. Keep us entertained and smiling
    • Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
  • Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech
  • Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

First, I would like to thank Joe for nominating me for this award. Thank you so much, my dear blogging friend!

This kind nomination comes just before Dear Kitty. Some blog will reach the milestone of 200,000 visits. When I had to move my blog once again in December 2011, to WordPress, I never expected that. Thanks, all of you!

Finally, a bit of humour:

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My nominees are:

1. *Eu…EI…Noi Doi…*

2. Scientia and Veritas

3. Vakbondsstrijd Vecht voor je recht

4. Kristen Mazzola

5. A Caffeinated Brunette

6. chinatripping

7. Live2EatEat2Live Blog

8. ChasingART

9. naturestimeline

10. Maxima

11. Noir

12. The eternal solitude of the restless Mind

13. Chicks With Ticks…

14. Common Sense in an uncommon world

15. Chasing The Perfect Moment

Best Moment Award, thanks Great Zambini!


Best Moment Award

RULES of the Best Moment Award:

Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video. Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awards! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and, winners, notify them the great news!

  • What makes a good acceptance speech?
    • Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
    • Humour. Keep us entertained and smiling
    • Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
  • Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech
  • Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

First, I would like to thank The Great Zambini for nominating me for this award. Thank you so much, my dear blogging friend!

This kind nomination came just before Dear Kitty. Some blog reached the milestone of 1,000 subscribers. When I had to move my blog once again in December 2011, to WordPress, I never expected that. Thanks, all of you!

Finally, a bit of  humour about blogging (not by me; by the cartoonist at weblogcartoons.com).

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My nominees are:

1. Audio Sexxx

2. Pmespeak’s Blog

3. Elenacaravela’s Blog

4. The Vintage Postcard

5. Animal Bytes

6. tropischekassenleiden

7. The Dance of Photography

8. Sketches in Prose

9. scshekar photography and more

10. evavanbeek about literature, poems and life

11. Breathtaking Memories This is Ksenia Mist Photography Blog.

12. Ban Tear Gas Now!

13. Awakestate

14. Cook Geek Blog

15. msamba

Laura van Dolron, Dutch comedian


Laura van Dolron is a Dutch comedian. She calls herself a stand-up philosopher. Her last show before her present New Year’s Eve show was about French philosopher and author Jean-Paul Sartre.

This video is about Laura van Dolron’s New Year’s Eve show.

On 19 December 2012, she did a tryout show for her New Year’s Eve show.

It was in a small new theatre: Ins Blau in Leiden.

Laura van Dolron was born in 1976. Then, and earlier, every 31 December, there was a famous New Year’s Eve show by comedian Wim Kan. In the fifties, millions of Dutch people listened to it on the radio. When, in the 1970s, the show went on TV, millions watched. The theme of the show was mainly Dutch and international politics.

Audiences often expect comedians or clowns to be funny all the time, also in their private lives. Often then, there is a discrepancy between what people expect of these entertainers, and how these entertainers really are as human beings. Wim Kan in his everyday life and in his diaries was often somber.

Laura van Dolron said that, for Wim Kan, there was an extremely big discrepancy between what others expected of him, and how he really was. That is not just Wim Kan’s problem; he was an extreme example. Laura said that she herself should be careful not to become alienated from herself too much by conforming to audiences’ expectations.

Now, at the end of 2012, Laura van Dolron asks herself what has changed since 1976. In this show, she has things in common with Wim Kan. She wears white tie clothes similar to him. However, contrary to Wim Kan, she does not want to hide things which she feels bad about from her audience behind jokes.

So, a big part of Laura’s show was about relationships between men and women going wrong. Another difference with Wim Kan, Laura said. As Wim Kan loved his wife for half a century. During World War II, Kan was a prisoner in a Japanese camp. He desperately missed his wife, and wanted her back.