A Selection of Notes from my iPhone App of the Same Name.

May 19, 2010

  • http://www.doortje-vintage.com
  • Pub Street. 6 am. A streetsweeper, the pigeons, and me.
  • Candia WcWilliam
  • Oliver Contemporary
    17 Bellevue Rd
  • Vegan Wines B
    Badger Mountain
    Big Basin
    Big Sky
  • The Dark Crystal
    The Shock Doctrine
  • The countryside never looks so quaint as through the window of a train.
  • [redacted]@yahoo.com
    South Africa
  • Czech Philharmonic
    7:30 start
    Alsovo Nabrezi 12
    Praha 1
    +420 227 059 227
  • Canon Powershot G11 439
    Nikon Colpiz P100 349
    L100 189
    L110 239
  • “Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
    –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • justfortheloveofit.org
  • Always Sunny
    Six Feet Under
    La Femme Nikita
    Stephen Fry’s America
    Babylon 5
  • coast-stores.com
  • Some bridges just feel like Morgan City.

Cannot Get Enough of Either.

May 13, 2010

The Big Picture is for my eyes what This American Life is for my ears.

My mom will be visiting for the next several days, so I probably won’t be updating till after she heads back home. There should be enough in the two archives above to keep you busy while I’m gone.


Because Generalizing is Efficient.

May 11, 2010

The Dutch love colors, and the Dutch love geometry.

Simple arithmetic, however, seems to evade their grasp. When you go to the grocery store, they round to the nearest 5 cents at the till. My total will be €19.94, and I’ll only get five cents back from a twenty. It’s not just the cashier. The machine itself does bad math. Both ways. If my total is €19.96, I still get five cents back.

I try to tell myself that it’ll even out in the end, but I can’t help but notice that the store seems to come ahead more often. Is it even possible for them to guarantee a house advantage at this game?

Also, the Dutch really are awesomely tall.

What this means, of course, is that the Dutch are from the future. With their superhuman height, their love of analytic geometry, and their utter disdain for pennies. It’s the only explanation for pink and grey cylindrical bike racks. You didn’t know that was a bike rack, did you?

That’s because it’s a bike rack from the future.


Three Day Food Diary.

May 10, 2010

All right, gang.

Here we have a slight variation on the always fun What Does This Vegan Eat series.

It all started when a writer for cleveland.com decided to address that same question for her readers. She wrote out three days worth of her vegan meals for everyone to see for themselves what a vegan eats.

Because her diet is not representative of all vegans (I would starve if I only ate chips and salsa for dinner!) and because it’s always nice to see how much variety there can actually be in a vegan diet, Erik over at vegan.com asked other vegans to follow suit. Of course, he asked us to post our meals on our Facebook, but since I have no Facebook, have never had a Facebook, and will never have a Facebook, well, this will have to do.

And to point you in the direction of a few other options: Elaine at vegansoapbox.com answered the call, as did Sayward at bonzaiaphrodite.com (check out her comments section for more food diaries from her readers) and relatively new vegan Trish at binaryvegan.com (I only point out her newness to demonstrate that it’s pretty easy to make the switch, as soon as you convince yourself you want to!).

And if reading the words aren’t enough to show you that a vegan diet is far from boring, please check out this livejournal vegan food porn community.

But here, behind the cut, we finally come to MY 3 day food diary.


Front Line.

May 6, 2010

No chess piece in this house will ever be free from the threat of Dagny’s wagging tail.


Will Nathan ever LEAVE the Netherlands?!

May 5, 2010

Welcome to entry 3 of 3 posts detailing Nathan’s time here in the Netherlands.

And I joke about Nathan never leaving, but we actually had a close call. He left a mere two days before northern European airspace shut down thanks to the Icelandic volcano. And we’re friends and all, but my apartment is tiny, and I don’t know how much longer we could’ve really survived up in each other’s grills like that.

But no need to discuss the what ifs and plan Bs. Because he did catch his plane home. And now all we have left are memories. AND PICTURES.

So. If you want to see those pictures, you’ll have to click this line here. So do it. Click.



May 4, 2010

Like other areas of concentrated marine debris in the world’s oceans, it is thought, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch formed gradually as a result of marine pollution gathered by oceanic currents.

I learned my first big lesson in photography this week. I’ve read just about every Beginner’s Tips and Photography 101 website there is, and I had taken in the words that these sites printed, with their tongue-in-cheek lesson number 2 (after the number one tip of Take Your Camera Everywhere), but I didn’t really GET the lesson. Until Friday, April 30.


Queen’s Day.

Come inside to hear all about the biggest street party I may have ever seen.