Tuesday, March 17, 2009


A good bookmark is hard to come by. By that I mean a good everyday item that can double as a bookmark, not an item that is meant to be a bookmark by design (that's for amateurs). I have had a few different bookmarks over the years from random event tickets to fake credit cards you get in the mail (that always has people worried that I am stupid enough to use my real credit card) to my personal favorite, old commuter train passes.

But as of a couple days ago I have settled on two staple bookmarks for the future, both sentimental picks in their own way.

Leuven-Brussels Train Pass

Or alternatively known as the "Who stole my Skittles picture" by Katy, this laminated piece of paper is written completely in Flemish and complete with one of the best pictures of me ever to be taken of yours truly (courtesy of a very confusing photo machine at the Leuven train station). Besides reminding me multiple times a day of everything Belgian, this card is a great bookmark and I implore all of you who have one like it to use it for such a purpose

Egyptian Doctor Pass

Second is the newly acquired Egyptian doctor pass. Besides saying my name in Arabic script somewhere on there it also wrongfully claims (or at least Egyptians act like it does) that I am a doctor of archaeology and therefore I should be given access to all tombs except the ones that are really expensive and bring the Egyptian government money.

Unfortunately that picture does not scan all that well, the actual photo does not make me look like I am high, it actually makes me look like a sexy peace of man meat in my opinion. Which I mean if I smoked weed would be OK but I don't so now it will just make me look like the stoner I am not. And no I am not a stoner poser.


  1. The part of the doctor pass which has your name actually on says "Kevin Patrick" but more like "Kafen Batrik" and it's the part that looks like this:

    كفين باترك

  2. And as for the first bookmark, it should be known that this is a common Kevin face.

    Kevin's "Who took my skittles face":
    1) http://twitpic.com/26uxn
    2) http://twitpic.com/26uyp
    3) http://twitpic.com/26uz9

    Face when accusing photographer of stealing skittles:
    1) http://twitpic.com/26v3s
    2) http://twitpic.com/26v5q
    3) http://twitpic.com/26v74

    And finally, the temper tantrum which follows when his skittles are not returned:
    1) http://twitpic.com/26vre
    2) http://twitpic.com/26vss

  3. I use train passes from Europe as bookmarks generally since I kept so damn many of them. I always end up losing my bookmark though which is why I wouldn't want to use something cool like the Leuven train pass. By the way, you left a bookmark in Post office. A rectangular brown and white sticker with flowers was left on page 142

  4. Blasphemy! I would never use such an infernal thing such as a brown piece of rectangular paper product for a bookmark! Katy read it after me so she is the culprit, clearly.

  5. Since when do I carry around flower stickers?! Please.

    Oh wait, it might have been a gift from my niece....