April 2005


Serendipitous Finds

Not speaking or reading German means that I neither watch television nor read the newspapers that would inform me about local goings-on.

So it was a great surprise this morning when I wandered down to Theatre-Platz and discovered that it was fire truck day!

Or something of that ilk.

There were a bunch of fire […]

Fictional Book Titles

In a book I read this evening, one of the characters ran across a book entitled Migraines Are Only in Your Mind. I adore this book title and wish the book was real… I want to read it!

What are your favorite book titles that don’t actually exist?

Gay… … … life?

My sister arrives in Weimar tomorrow and Sunday has been designated Goethe Day—we will do as much Goethe in one day in one town as we can.

Next week she and I will rent a Smart Car and explore the surrounding region, before hopping a train to Mainz on Wednesday to see Gutenberg Press related […]


Yesterday I headed out to DM with an office colleague.

I was in need of tissue.

I’ve used a lot recently.

So we’re examining the tissues for sale and I grabbed a box of tissue–and she pointed out that I was an American, since Germans prefer packages of tissue packets. Packets each contain ten tissues […]

Pawan’s Updating

Hey Everybody– My colleague Pawan (JP) is updating his blog again, now that he’s back in Germany. You should stop by and say howdy!


I am so happy that one of my last stops in Bloomington before moving to Germany was the drug store. (And to the Germans reading this, think Pharmacy—where you get drugs, not a drug store.)

As some of you may recall, I had a shopping bonanza where I bought a number of drugs—and the most […]

50% Normal

You Are 50% Normal

(Somewhat Normal)

While some of your behavior is quite normal…

Other things you do are downright strange

You’ve got a little of your freak going on

But you mostly keep your weirdness to yourself How Normal Are You?

via MT


Health Update

I am getting better.

Last night, sometime between 5:30 and 7 I had a major breakthrough: my fever broke and my headache vanished. I was able to finish reading the Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, which cheered me to no end, since the last time I tried to read it, my head was on the verge […]

London Photo II

Political Pledges

From the Political Cartoon Society Gallery in London.

Birthday Parties, Colds and Life

Last night I went to a Birthday Party for my friend Annie over in Jena–it was a fabulous time, and a girl agreed to get married to me–conditional that we both get to play around.

Unfortunately I am now ill–I’d realized earlier that I was starting to get a cold, but I ignored it. Now […]