June 2009


Wheel Relaxation

One thing that I oft overlook in my day-to-day life is the happy rhythm of the wheel going round and round.

It is, indeed, a great pleasure to take the short 10 minute walk from my office over to the Jena West train station, wait a few minutes for a train (depending upon my timing […]

America Week At Lidl

Thanks to an alert blogger somewhere (I forget which one, my apologies), I was made aware that Lidl is having American week. I trooped over to a nearby Lidl and went shopping for all my favorite “American” products.

For example, I could buy canned corn-on-the-cob!

Nothing says FRESH like Canned.

Now a lot of […]

MIA: Please report if found!

Looks similar to bright ball in this photo.

What’s missing, you ask?

That big ball of fire in the sky.

I haven’t seen it in a few days and considering the constant cloudiness and rain, I’m not sure the sun actually exists any more. There are moments of less dark along side the moments […]

Which is Satire?

So this morning, within about 5 minutes, I read two articles about the death of a celebrity. One was satire and one was not. I was hard pressed to tell which was which.

Article 1:

Hordes of fans, jostling with paparazzi and television news teams, choked off an entire section of Los Angeles last night […]

Queer(ty) Times

I’m getting more and more perturbed with the gay rights movement—at least the visible parts of it—in America.

One of the gay “news” blogs I follow, Queerty, has followed the story about South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford with some kind of strange fixation.

While I will admit that the governor is a hypocritical anti-gay idiot, […]

Been Lethargic

I’m not really sure what to say, but after getting back from Canada, I basically crashed and slept from Wednesday until Monday, save for the time I went to the office, the Zoo, take baths, eat, and do a load of laundry.

I have no clue what happened to me, but I was exhausted—and no […]

Where to go…

I need vacation ideas.

I was looking at the route map and am considering Kenya or Kazakhstan—or, quite frankly, almost anywhere.

I’d prefer that it had low costs on the ground and that I can get there on any one of the SkyTeam alliance members, which consist of Aeroflot, AeroMexico, AirFrance, Delta, KLM, Copa, Kenyan, […]

To Bozeman, Montana: Don’t Stop!

Dear Mayor Jacobson and City Manager Kukulski:

I was disappointed to learn that you have stopped asking applicants for their usernames and passwords to email accounts and social networking sites on the Internet.

In this era where its hard to tell where leaks have sprung, this policy of requesting usernames and passwords is immensely useful […]

Erfurt Zoo

Yesterday Chica+1 invited me to join them on a trip to the Erfurt Zoo—which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

What an awesome zoo: It was only 6€ to get in to the zoo that takes up 62.6 hectares—154 acres, or almost a section of land (if we want to talk in US terms). […]

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