Today I picked up a new pair of shoes and was given a free can of G-Wax that I could use to waterproof my new shoes.
I read the instructions on the bottom of the tin:
Anwendung: Sparsam mit den Fingern oder einem Tuch auftragen.
Basically, I’m supposed to sparingly apply it with [...]
View from Yerevan
Over the weekend I received a request from a professional translation agency to use one of my photos out of my Flickr stream on their new website.
Unfortunately my initial thought was that the professional translating firm should work on improving their English before they work on their website. I wouldn’t [...]
After a couple weeks of not remembering when I had my camera with me, I finally had my camera with me when I took a good look at the billboard below:
This is a billboard for water that comes from my (current) home state of Thüringen:
Who has the best climate protection [...]
Today I popped into Weimar’s remaining Douglas to pick up some perfume.
I rarely go into the store because I rarely use cologne myself, but today I had to buy some perfume for a girl – a very specific perfume that is difficult to find under the best of circumstances and is never found in [...]
This morning I received a text message from Michele J:
I am up, coffeed and available by cell.
Unfortunately I wasn’t coffeed which led to a slightly bizarre conversation in which I talked about her being “coiffed” –telling her that hair was important.
It wasn’t until late afternoon when I happened to be going through [...]
I read several blogs that are devoted to issues of public transport which naturally includes discussion of the MTA, the public organization in charge of the New York City subways, buses, and trains.
All of the blogs are making note that on Wednesday, the MTA is going to unveil a new website.
While I’m sure [...]
Last spring, when I moved into my new apartment, the previous tenant gave me my two sets of keys—one I immediately attached to my personal key ring, the other I kept on his provided lanyard-style key-chain.
Personally I dislike the around lanyard key chains—but all the cool kids like to wear their keys like necklaces, [...]
by San Diego Shooter
I’m not an expert on the history of advertising, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that the I♥NY campaign is one of the most memorable and effective tourist campaigns ever created. Conceived in 1977, the imagery is still used today to promote the city and the state.