Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Random Tuesday - Cool Weekend Edition

Hey There! Thanks for dropping in. It's another Random Tuesday Thoughts complete with semi-scary graphic. If you want to know what that thing is all about... head on over to Keely the UnMom, she started it all. Ham? HAM? Dinosaur head? Pink star? Oh, and WHAT is that grey blob on the left side?

Let's take a ride on the bullet point express, shall we?
  • I learned a few things in Kansas folks, never dally while passing a semi truck hauling pigs or especially cattle. Perhaps you can imagine what might happen. Those holes on the sides do more than let fresh air in and teh stank out.
  • You should always live to the east of your work. This way as you drive into the office, the sun is at your back... same with coming home. Much more convenient this way, don't you think?
  • This past weekend was a lovely one for me. Jul (of This non-American life) and hubby popped into Berlin for some museum hopping and general sucking up of the Berliner vibe. Although I've been reading her blog for years, meeting her in person was still a surprise. She is very much as I would have assumed, but still there are many aspects I would never have dreamed of - leading to pleasant surprise after pleasant surprise.
  • This weekend we also got the keys to our new apartment! Tee hee hee... Let the work begin! Gosh, I could write an entire blog series on what it is like to change apartments in Germany. Let's just say that it is not so easy.
  • OK... and to top off THAT wonderful news... I finally got my dream camera!!!! The Nikon D90 has been calling to me since it came out, complete with video capabilities and live action view. Tee hee hee!
  • Sweet No and I are headed to Munich this weekend for We-Bum 2009, which is a yearly get together of expatriate bloggers. Interested in attending? It's never too late to join. Drop a line in the comments and let's talk! Watch out Munich, lots of crazy folks are on their way... and I'm not talking about Oktoberfest!
  • My Parents-in-Law are great. They love our cat Frank so much that in order for him to be more comfortable while we are gone, they have offered to move into our apartment (amongst the boxes - I don't envy them) during the weekend. Sweet, eh? I wonder if I could ask them to box up the kitchen while they're there? Too much? OK, I won't do it. No, I won't... ahem... NO.
  • Our hotel in Munich has Wi-Fi... but it costs 8EUR an hour. WHEN are hotels going to realize that this is a MAJOR selling point for geeks and just give it to us for free? If I had gotten up off my ass and booked sooner, I would have had my first choice in hotels which had FREE Wi-Fi. But ahem, alas... I didn't get a round tuit until this last weekend. We had airline tix months ago, but only because that part fell under Sweet No's job description.
  • The teachers union in Kent, WA are on strike. I was a Kentridge Charger for all of about four months in 1984. Seeing this in the news reminds me of my culture shock at this school. I was side by side with Asians and Philipinos for the first time in my life. They had a school-sanctioned smoking area, and covered walking paths between buildings. This is the school where I was first "outed" as a lesbian. Until I moved to the Midwest about two months later (unrelated) I was pointed and laughed at by the students and teachers alike. Nice school, eh? It was a different world. Today I would probably have more friends just because it is now so COOL to be a lesbian. (sarcasm intact)
Been reading:
Taxpayer Funded Religious Bias - Father Geoff is at it again, explaining the truths of the bias of the church and how they get away with being bullies while using your tax dollars.

Been surfing:
Following The Trail Of Toxic E-Waste - 60 Minutes is still doing hard-hitting, in your face news reporting I see. But I guess it is better if they do that OUT of the country. Nonetheless the story has me thinking about how many computer monitors I've been through in the past 10 years. Yes, feeling guilty now.

Alright ladies and gentlemen, that's enough for today. Thanks for reading my rambling.

OK, and because I just think it is sooo cute...
I offer you the Durex Bunnies.
Quite possibly NSFW. Oh, and you should have sound.


tqe / Adam said...

Safe travels south; see you in Munich!

There's so much to say in response to the post, but it would be rather random... and I'm not sure I want to be that random right now.

Did you know that they've named a building at MIT after Mr. Random, in honor of his contribution to mathematics?

Now that's random!

tommy said...

So the Durex Bunnies are probably the funniest and most disturbing thing I've witnessed in a while...Thanks for sharing...I needed that laugh :)

Jan said...

I'm so glad I'm the webmistress at work - I can say I'm watching the bunnies to determine whether or not to block your site.

I won't.

Swoozie said...

Free WiFi in hotels should be a given nowadays.

I just couldn't view the Durex Bunnies vid as I was afraid of long-lasting visions in my brain. Couldn't do it!

Nice Random!

Julia said...

OMG!!! Those bunnies stole the show. I can't even remember the beginning of your post. I am traumatized!! So thoroughly awful and absurd, but THE DUREX a must...if you are going to do THAT! LOL.

Amy said...

I agree with Julia! I am speechless and blushing a little. LOL!

Snooker said...

@ Adam - I can always count on you for a quick assessment of a random situation

@ Tommy - Disturbing but fun! Now go back and just listen with your eyes closed. :)

@ Jan - Thanks, I would hate to be banned because of some harmless bunnies.

@ Swoozie - May I just say that I love your name?

@ Julia - Sorry for the trauma, but hey... going at it like bunnies... it still is kinda cute

@ Amy - I hope that you're done blushing by now

blueviolet said...

Living to the east is brilliant! I'm going to keep that in mind forevermore.

It's outrageous to charge for Wi-Fi. You're right in that it's a huge selling point. (If you take the time to look for it in advance..ahem)

Goofball said...

have fun in Munich

can Frank do a guestpost in the mean time about life with your in-laws and life in a semi-boxed appartment and his views on moving appartments in Berlin? I'm just curious

Jul said...

I'm dying to know what was so surprising about me. My distaste for greasy subway poles? :)

The bunnies were adorable. Squeak squeak squeak!

Anonymous said...

Have fun with your D90!