July 2024


Weekend in Vienna

In July, I decided that I needed to plan a weekend in Vienna in order to, uh… escape the heat of my apartment for an air conditioned hotel room in Vienna. Yup, I specifically sought out air conditioning in Vienna and I appreciated it. The dates were set: the last weekend in August would be […]

Whatchamacallit 32: Panda eating bamboo

The above photo is of a photo I took at some point between 1999 and 2003 – judging from the fact that the Memphis Zoo claims to have received them in 2003, it must have been 2003 because I moved to Germany in the summer of 2004 and there’s no way I took this […]

Cat & Mouse on the streets of Berlin

The cat has found its prey…

The Daily Coyote & Ten Sleep – Wyoming Thoughts

It’s been awhile since I’ve rumbled a bit about Wyoming, and it’s now time.

Mainly because whilst in Denver I stopped by the Tattered Cover, looked through the bargain books, and for $6 picked up a copy of The Daily Coyote: A Story of Love, Survival, and Trust in the Wilds of Wyoming.

The book […]

On the Downside of Living Alone

Although I do not really mind being single, I do mind living alone.

Here’s the downside of living alone: I have to do everything.

Laundry: Me. Hanging wet laundry: Me Folding and putting away clean clothes: Me Going grocery shopping: Me Cooking dinner: Me Washing dishes: Me Putting away dry dishes: Me Cleaning out the […]

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). […]

A Fair to Remember

It’s time for the Monroe County Fair. Tonight I headed out there with Mateo and Chaz and had a great time. Below are a few random photos from the evening. Even more are in the Monroe County Fair Set.


Indoor Friends

For my friends who’ve had unwelcome guests in their homes of late, I bring you this 1:25 long video. Enjoy!

Cute Birds and Waiters

Today’s been a whirlwind of activity.

Well, not really-my afternoon was punctuated by a cute bird (a Grünspecht) flying into my window and then falling onto the ground looking like it was dead. I kind of panicked and went screaming off for help from the secretaries.

Call me a girl.

K picked up the phone […]

Panda Bears

I took this photo a couple years ago when I was “stuck” in Memphis overnight at Northwest Airlines‘ expense.

I’d rigged the trip in the hopes that this would occur so that I could see the Panda Bears at the Memphis Zoo. Along the way I got to ride in a pink limousine past Graceland […]