big easy express

Big Easy Express

Last week was no good. Well, I mean there was some good, I got to hang out with two blogger buds. But other than that, no good. First on Monday, I got slammed into an OV Chipkaart check out machine on the bus. If you don't know what that is, it is a metal machine that you check in and out of busses, metros, trains, and water buses here in the Netherlands. Then on Tuesday, I got into my first bike accident. Lily will tell you that it doesn't count, but it totally gave me a limp so it does. Basically, I was straddling the back of her bicycle (how we roll in the NL) and she ran me into a parked van. Not her fault, it was the parked van or the crazy van coming towards us on a narrow Amsterdam street. It wasn't a bad accident at all, with the except that my leg got caught on the van and extended a bit unnaturally backwards. So, I strained my hip muscle. Oh, and then on Friday I got food poisoning at work. Told you, the week was NO GOOD! 

Well, actually Amanda helped me with my Spanish by watching Volver with me(minus subtitles, I'm so proud) and Loek and I watched the Big Easy Express, which I loved! If you haven't seen/heard of it, this music documentary follows Mumford and Son, Old Crow Medicine Band, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros as they ride a train on tour from California to New Orleans. You should know by now that I love trains! Unless you are a new reader. If so, welcome I LOVE TRAINS. I also love bands that make me feel like I should put on a cotton dress, braid my unwashed hair and drink out of a mason jar, which all three of the aforementioned bands make me want to do. So, if you are in a bad mood or a good mood, do us a favor and watch this hour long documentary. 

Also, you check out the music video below of This Train is Bound for Glory. Which according to Loek I have been listening non-stop since we say the documentary. Hey, I can help it if I love Woody Guthrie. 




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