"Encounters at the End of the World" I liked this image of the team doing survival training--wearing a bucket on their heads is meant to simulate how much they would see in a snow storm. I haven't seen the rest of the film yet but I will.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
This all happened very suddenly and unexpectedly, but in the end I'm happy I'll be working again and getting paid and benefits and all that good stuff...As I have mentioned elsewhere on this blog when all the sad/bad stuff went down in 2010 I made the decision to forgo the terminal year of teaching in order to more quickly gain some psychic distance to what happened. It was the right thing to do, but I'm glad I'll be teaching again in the fall. Our route took us almost due South right through Berne, Indiana--which happens to be home to a large Amish population. I'm glad I was able to be discreet when I got this shot--it's kind of strange to be taking pictures of people just going about their business. Berne, Indiana is also interesting because of it's rather imposing clock tower which is a replica of one in the other Berne, the capital of Switzerland.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
We have almost finished rewatching the Sopranos. We actually never watched the final season or even much of season five. I liked the earlier seasons better, but overall it was still a very good show. Crazy people, crazy violent people, and people living in total denial...very well acted, and written plus great use of music.
Monday, May 23, 2011
This movie, the title of which I don't want to give a way yet, since people are trying to guess it on the very active "Name that film" group on flickr was not nearly as enjoyable and endearing as the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, which we had seen earlier even though they have somewhat similar subject matter.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Mieze--our cat who is obsessed with looking out windows especially enjoys sitting "in" the window and looking out of the screen.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
her website in the sidebar) I'm in the process of trying to "let go of who I thought I was supposed to be" and am honing in on at least not completely hating who I actually am....the embracing will take a little longer--maybe until I've read her book... :-)
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I've re-watched the whole West Wing series thanks to netflix. The last two seasons were different because the emphasis was on the Santos campaign. Jimmy Smits for president--yes pleeease!!! ;-)
The earlier seasons had subtitles in English and since Bill and I always like to watch things with subtitles I got very used to them. The later seasons dropped the English subtitles for some reason and only have them in French and Spanish. My French is better than my Spanish and I like seeing how they translate - often very America-specific - words and concepts. I like to think that watching it this way is also improving my French vocab a bit too.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Mother's day" which mentions the Albion connection.
Friday, May 6, 2011
this picture of a mural as the shot of the day, but since this blog about my "Alltag" --- my everyday life, I thought a shot of Trader Joe's kind of fit that theme better. We got lots of yummy goodies as usual.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
mourning doves and a little black/brown squirrel.The doves are funny to watch. They waddle around on the ground bobbing their heads. They generally follow each other, or rather it looks likes the male follows the female around and occasionally he'll sort of pester her for some "attention". He nudges her head and just kind of gets in her face and she makes him go away. And he does and the eat for a while until it happens again. It's cute.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Nevertheless it does pull you in--its like playing a really stupid but nevertheless addicting video/computer game. I decided this would be the shot for the day because it's Jack Bauer's rendition of a German weapons dealer. Just add a pair of Euro-looking glasses and a cheesy leather jacket and voilà-Jack reappears as "Ernst Mir". Never mind that his accent makes his German sound like complete gibberish, his excuse being that living in America for so long has rubbed off on his speech---apparently to the point of it becoming unintelligible to people who actually do speak German... ;-)