Tuesday, October 11, 2005

It's been over a month since my last blog and the only excuse I have is that I've been on a month long bender. My pending departure from Amsterdam and my desire to savor these last days have turned me into a veritable Yes Man agreeing to nearly every invitation that comes my way no matter the level of debauchery involved or the inevitable consequences the following day.

Friend: "OS, How about another drink?"
Me: “Why yes, I think I will.”

Friend: "Hey mate, what’s say you and I sneak into a coffee shop for a cheeky jay?"
Me: “OK, but I’ve got to be back in time for my 2pm meeting.”

Friend: "Dude, sorry to wake you at 3am but we’re heading to a club, wanna come?”
Me: “Be there in 15.”

You get the picture. Enough with the excuses.

A week ago I had the granddaddy of all farewell parties. Friends from LA, NYC, Edinburgh, Cologne, London, and Kosovo traveled long and far to join my Amsterdam contingent for one last weekend of Amsterdamage that finished with a big bash Saturday night. Below are a few pics from the weekend's adventures.