Here is the new King of the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander, shown with his mother, Queen Beatrix, who officially abdicated her throne yesterday so her son could have a go at it. The papers said for years there had been some quiet concerns that Willem-Alexander, who was seen as a bit lazy, wouldn't be up to the rigors of being a reigning monarch.
Come to think of it I do sorta see the resemblance.
Somebody help me out here....what exactly does a Dutch King do? I'm thinking maybe attend a few ribbon cuttings, dedicate the reclamation of another few acres from the North Sea now and then, officially declare the opening of Tulip Week, make a trip to the airport every once in a while when a VIP comes through....what else?
If it turns out Willem can't hack it, I'm available. ;)
When the temperature starts creeping up, and when I see Home Depot ads like this ^ , I remember why I'm a home builder living in an apartment. And that's just page one.
Some days I think it's probably a curse to have a logical mind. Every day I see and hear things and I wonder, "What were they thinking?" I spend so much time shaking my head in disbelief I'm afraid I'll someday give myself a whiplash.