i recently wrote in an email to a friend that i should spend less time making delicious things to eat, and more time on making amazing photographs. believe it or not, i am actually doing both making delicious things and photographs. i just haven't posted any of the pictures because i'm not sure how to deal with them yet.  i will when i find some rhyme and reason in their collectiveness.  i promise.
i made pumpkin pie this weekend. i also made pancakes. i also made some really great macaroni and cheese.
speaking of delicious and rich food, i decided to go back to the gym today. jesus, i felt like i was going to have a heart attack. i went a few times in early january, but i wasn't feeling so hot, so i took it easy. before that i hadn't been there since... the end of october. i am bad. i do run a bit though.  not great distances, but a few miles a pop.  you know, to keep the blood flowing.  if i'm going to keep eating cookies and pumpkin pie, i'm going to have to go to the gym more often, or i'm going to get large. at the moment i'm not large. despite some increased grayness and a smattering of age, i look pretty much the same as i've looked for the past several years.  i'm just a bit softer.  kind of like my brother in baking, the pilsbury dough boy.  under the beard, poppin' fresh and i share a similar complexion as well.  it's easy to remain pasty and white during the long wet and dreary dutch winter.  genetics helps with that, too.  
i think that is all i should say.
okay. bye.



As shitty as 2010 was, it was not entirely bad. Here are the highlights of 2010 in reverse chronological order:

1) Christmas at the Bos household.

It started a bit rough with a shitty train ride, and then got a little rougher when I had a confrontation with an asocial dutchman in the street in front of the Bos residence. After that it was all gravy. I let all my frustration flow into that horrible dutch guy driving the Mercedes, and I felt like $1,000,000 for the rest of the week.

2) Early December trip to US/Winsted.

It's nice to go home. It was also nice to see my crazy old Grandma, even though she's wicked senile and is not nice to Marleen. I started a new photo project while I was there, too. Part of that project involved getting in touch with old friends. It was quite enjoyable. On top of that, Dave, Kassie, Andrew, Sarah, and Sandra came to visit us there. It was super cool, though a little weird.

3) Paris trip.

Marleen and I went to Paris in late August. I had never been there before. I'm glad we went. The city is beautiful, and shockingly enough, I was not mistreated by the French people. I had been unfairly discriminated against in France before, but now the people of France have redeemed themselves. I'm sure they'll be pleased to hear that I have forgiven them.

4) Our first American visitors came.

Giuliana Funkhouser was the first to visit in July. In August, Sarah and Andrew visited.
I was beginning to think no one would ever come here to see us. I was wrong.


Marleen and I went to Japan in April. It was a full on crazy vacation. I found it exhausting, but I would totally do it again.

Look, I'll show you >>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimturbert/sets/72157624529602108/

I'm sure there were a few more notable moments, but that's all i can come up with right now. Next year the list will be much larger. It's gonna be awesome.



Space, originally uploaded by jimturbert.
Happy New Year.
Yeah, I know, it's a bit late for well wishing, but it's still early in a new year. I can guarantee that this year is going to be better than last year, for me at least. 2010 was a fat ball of shit, and 2011 is going to be like fresh pancakes on Sunday morning. Speaking of fresh pancakes on Sunday morning, I just ate some. I make good pancakes. You should come over for breakfast sometime.

Marleen is doing pilates in the other room. I can hear the lady on her DVD telling her to use her powerhouse. I'm going to go use my powerhouse in the shower.

Jim Turbert