December 2008


Last Thought for 2008

Reminds me of Tom Lehrer's song about National Brotherhood Week.

Shoes With Tea

I picked the pair of shoes below whilst in England—a brand I’d never heard of, El Natura Lista.

The shoes were cute, although I had to go up a half US size in order to get the width I needed. One of my foots is wider than the other, and the other is slightly longer […]

Angels with Filthy Souls

Now admittedly I haven’t had as much time to sit in front of the television and watch stuff as I had originally planned, but two things intervened.

First, I popped over to the UK for a friend’s going away party and secondly, I’ve been cat sitting.

Admittedly, I have been watching “Dead Like Me” whilst […]

Cat Sitting

So… Long Story Short: Friends of mine in Weimar are on a well earned vacation—and since I saved 400€ by going home for Thanksgiving instead of Christmas, I’m engaging in a staycation of sort.

Except for the cats—I volunteered to cat-sit a few days, and the little ones have been keeping me on my toes. […]

Dinner for One

This is a traditional German favorite over the next week. I happened to see a German remake of it tonight…


Guess what it says in all the other languages!

Brilliant Bristol

Anti-Climb Paint?

I realize that Christmas is almost upon us, and it might seem odd to be blogging about my travels whilst everybody is at home with family, but the fact remains that I popped over to Britain as the surprise guest at a party (and it worked), and that I chose to extend […]

Apolda, 2006

Apolda, Thüringen, Germany's Mall

Lisbon, 2005

Merry Christmas


I tried to delay my appearance at my friend’s going-away happy hour until I was sure that other people would be there—the announced start time was 7pm, and I held back until about 7:20.

Naturally, other than the guest of honor honour, I was the first person there. She spotted me as I was ordering […]