A quarter of my life in the USA


This month marks my 6th year to be living in the United States of America! I’ve lived here a quarter of my life now. That’s a strange reality. Of course my Dutch roots will stay strong since my family all still live in the Netherlands. But my love for this country is still great and I can’t wait for the day I can say that I’m an American citizen. 

I enjoyed another Independence Day yesterday, watched fireworks, ate BBQ, a tradition I’ve started to cherish. Still I feel that many people my age and younger don’t appreciate this country and its freedoms like they need to. This actually accounts for many adults as well. I guess since we’ve never lived through a war or had any serious hardships, we in a sense have forgotten how privileged we are. We’re worried about the battery life of our phones, or if we have enough keurig coffee cups to make it through the week. Of course I’m guilty of this as well. But my grandparents, even though not American, have taught me that freedom doesn’t come free. The line that now has just become a bumper sticker to most, actually has a very powerful message. Many people have died, selflessly given their lives, so we can live the way we do. And we’re arguing about abortion, racism, and gay marriage, while terrorist are planning their next attack. Just let everyone be, stop judging other people and just make sure you’re the best person you can be. We need to stick together and realize that we live in the greatest country in the world. Let’s keep it that way! And protect it! My hope is that in a few years I get to vote for a president that loves this country as much as I do. Not someone who’s trying to turn this country into Europe, I moved from there for a reason! 


Billboard Awards 2015

So tonight I was excited to watch the billboard awards! Faith Hill was performing, Meghan Trainor, Taylor’s new video, all good stuff!

Not sure if I’ve been in the south too long and have gotten a little conservative.. But it started of a little trashy to me. First things the hosts did was take shots.. Then as I’m wondering who the big boobed girl in the red dress is she yells out she bangs a musician and points at john legend. At least that cleared things up for me.

I was excited to get to hear Meghan Trainor and John Legend sing their single together, it was beautiful. And I enjoyed to see real talent, Meghan in a pretty dress and not some duct tape here and there covering up her privates, like mom of the year Britney Spears.

It was surprising to me that Imagine dragons did the tribute song to BB King, and they did a wonderful job!

I was also very impressed with Tori Kelli (that’s her name right) this kinda stuff makes me feel like such an old fart. I’m 25 and I don’t even know the names of the up and comings any more. Anyway the big haired girl with the guitar! She sounded amazing, I was trying to find something wrong with her in my jealousy of course but she sounded great! 😉

I was super excited to see Faith Hill perform with little big town. Karen sounded good singing girl crush I thought they’d represented country music very well. I hate to be commenting on appearance like a 12 year old high school bully, but dang it why did faith cut her hair!? I loved her hair!

I used Chris Browns performance as a bathroom break. I don’t understand how people still buy his music.  Did we forget about this?

Chris Brown can be forgiven for beating a woman, but we get all crazy whenever a football player may or may not have something to do with deflating a football? pretty backwards if you ask me.. but what do I know right?

And then watching Nicki Minage in her striptease outfit, lipsincing and grabbing her crotch like she’s got a bad case of crabs makes me sick. But what do I care, I love that song! It just  makes me even more sure that I’m not having any kids. I can’t imagine trying to raise a daughter and having to protect her from that craziness.  I can just sit back and enjoy the madness of media.


Of course all this is coming from a bitter musician who wants to be on that stage too.. I’m just over here like

But man, how great mustTaylor Swift feel for taking home a bunch of awards and then the biggest of the night! First she took over country music, and now she’s taken over Pop too!

I very much enjoyed that Kanye west had to perform after she won the biggest award of the night and he won nothing! Plus I couldn’t see or hear his performance.. Could you?