Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

New living room with three catsView from my home office windowView from my Miami U office windowGeorge is always the "gate-keeper"Sophie still likes sitting in boxes!George the sun kitty
Hans in his bedMieze and HansVegetarian ThanksgivingVegetarian ThanksgivingMiezeA class on the roof
A class on the roofMieze sleepingMieze sleepingMiezeHans being demandingHans
Two cats on a lap2012-12-04 19.37.23Mieze sees somethingMieze

Oxford OH Fall2012, a set on Flickr.

At some point I hope to begin blogging more regularly -- here are the latest pics from my flickr account - we've settled in to our little town house quite nicely and looking forward to our first Christmas here (and for a few days in Parma with Bill's mom).

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Van Morrison's T.B. Sheets

During my morning walk the other day I heard on my iPod a song that I wasn't familiar with. It was Van Morrison's amazing, depressing song: T.B. sheets.
Here's a bit more on it.And here are the lyrics. It featured prominently in the movie Bringing Out the Dead by Martin Scorcese which I have not seen yet.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

A book of Maori fairy tales

I just came across this book of Maori fairy tales, which looks rather interesting. Here's what the front page looks like.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sophie & Mieze with George

Sophie & Mieze with George by cathie
Sophie & Mieze with George, a photo by cathie on Flickr.

Just a random kitty shot. George is thinking: I wanna look out the door too girls! (The girls are the main door-watchers...especially Mieze

Monday, May 14, 2012


Youzer! by cathie
Youzer!, a photo by cathie on Flickr.
When I walked to my workshop last Tuesday this is what greeted me as I walked along Spring St. The students who lived in the big houses, had left a ton of rubbish for someone else to clean be honest I was disappointed that they could have done a slightly better job at cleaning up their mess...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Sunday picture

To be blogged by cathie
To be blogged, a photo by cathie on Flickr.
Hansi - our old cat (17) likes to stay as close to me as possible. So I let him stay on the chair and pulled up the other one so we could sit next to each other as I read the Times. And yes I do use a ruler to read the Times--doesn't everyone???

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A dirndl!

One of my German students who dances in a folk dance group in her hometown wore her dirndl to class one day and told us about it and showed us some videos of her folk-dance group. It was fun!

Hansi goes exploring

Hansi goes exploring by cathie
Hansi goes exploring, a photo by cathie on Flickr.

I've only had a chance to take him out once but he really enjoyed it.

A picture - almost a day - from now on plus occasional other stuff

I've decide to give up the whole "picture a day premise" which has just completely lost is's allure and appeal..instead I give to you "a picture almost everyday with some gaps in between" plus occasional other postings, especially I hope concerning my own "adventures in genealogy" one of the new hobbies I discovered during the year I took off from full-time college level teaching. Of course I have not been able to do much with it during the first year back on the clock here at Miami but I hope to get back to it more over the summer. Who new my family was so diverse, and interesting and big! So stay tuned trusty followers and see what's in store....

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Israeli snack food--vegan: 92/366: Sunday, 01/04/2012

Israeli snack food--vegan by cathie
Israeli snack food--vegan, a photo by cathie on Flickr.
Ever on the look out for something vegan to replace my love of cheesy snacks, I found these interesting pizza flavored snacks in the Kosher section of Kroger. They weren't bad. They were probably not very healthy---maybe I'll check to see how bad they are next time I'm at the Kroger. (which will be very soon most likely....I tend to be there a lot...)

91/366: 03/31/2012

91/366: 03/31/2012 by cathie
91/366: 03/31/2012, a photo by cathie on Flickr.
My mum taking me out for a stroll along with our German purebreed dachshund called Hoffmann, suppossedly named after E.T.A.Hoffman, who Jacques Offenbach turned into a character in his opera based on H.'s stories, "The Tales of Hoffman" - I have to wonder if my parents were being "punny" regarding the tales/tail...

90/366: Friday, 03/30/2012

90/366: Friday, 03/30/2012 by cathie
90/366: Friday, 03/30/2012, a photo by cathie on Flickr.
I love how preoccupied I seem in this picture.

And also just a tad wary...It reminds me that my mother mentioned that I would chatter along - sort of give a running commentary on everything going on around me. I'm probably talking to myself here too.

89/366: Thursday, 03/29/2012 -My father with his father: Berlin in the 30's.

This is one of very few pictures I have of my paternal grandfather: Carl-Heinz Grimm. the little boy in a sailor suit (not Hitler Youth!) is my father. I wonder if it was taken at the 1936 Olympics, My father would have been 5 at the time. I know very very little about his dad. I remember my dad insinuating that his dad was conservative, perhaps even pro-Hitler. I think he died young in the 50's and I have no clue what he did during the war.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau inventor of the "goose step" (Stechschritt).

If you consider the "goosestep" (auf deutsch: der Stechschritt) an invention.... I'm somewhat obsessed with it--the goosestep that is...It just seems so closely connected to dictatorships and totalitarian regimes... Those darn militaristic Prussians... Here's a clip of the infamous Rutles singing their classic hit: GooseStep Mama:

Saturday, April 14, 2012

88/366: Wednesday, 03/28/2012

88/366: Wednesday, 03/28/2012 by cathie
88/366: Wednesday, 03/28/2012, a photo by cathie on Flickr.

And who might this toothless, grinning cherub be....? yep it's a baby pic of yours truly--just to liven things up around here....

87/366: Tuesday, 03/27/2012

87/366: Tuesday, 03/27/2012 by cathie
87/366: Tuesday, 03/27/2012, a photo by cathie on Flickr.

Kale with rotini---very good meal!!! i love kale.

86/366: Monday, 03/26/2012

86/366: Monday, 03/26/2012 by cathie
86/366: Monday, 03/26/2012, a photo by cathie on Flickr.

George - again...

85/366: Sunday, 03/25/2012

85/366: Sunday, 03/25/2012 by cathie
85/366: Sunday, 03/25/2012, a photo by cathie on Flickr.

Yes this is just a close-up of yesterdays pic....I've been caught cheating again. I'm busy and the when the motifs on different days are similar it's an indication the day was similar too.

84/366: Saturday, 03/24/2012

84/366: Saturday, 03/24/2012 by cathie
84/366: Saturday, 03/24/2012, a photo by cathie on Flickr.

George relaxing and doing his "bunny paw" thing.

83/366: Friday, 03/23/2012

83/366: Friday, 03/23/2012 by cathie
83/366: Friday, 03/23/2012, a photo by cathie on Flickr.

Hans is an old sleepy boy..

82/366: Thursday, 03/22/2012

82/366: Thursday, 03/22/2012 by cathie
82/366: Thursday, 03/22/2012, a photo by cathie on Flickr.

A tree ij bloom outside my office window.

81/366: Wednesday, 03/21/2012

81/366: Wednesday, 03/21/2012 by cathie
81/366: Wednesday, 03/21/2012, a photo by cathie on Flickr.

Georgie keeps me company as I prepare my 8am Tuesday/Thursday class.

80/366: Tuesday, 03/20/2012

80/366: Tuesday, 03/20/2012 by cathie
80/366: Tuesday, 03/20/2012, a photo by cathie on Flickr.

Warm, sunny weather greeted us for a while back in March. The trees on campus were in bloom everywhere.

79/366: Monday, 03/19/2012

79/366: Monday, 03/19/2012 by cathie
79/366: Monday, 03/19/2012, a photo by cathie on Flickr.

The sky is very blue here in Oxford, Ohio...I thought these clouds looked picture-worthy...hey at least it's not another cat picutre, right? This is where I walk to get to the coop, the Kroger or when I begin my walk to the campus. Not picturesque, except for the sky.

78/366: Sunday, 03/18/2012

78/366: Sunday, 03/18/2012 by cathie
78/366: Sunday, 03/18/2012, a photo by cathie on Flickr.

Another Hansi pic - this time he is sitting on a pile of magazines that have yet to be read.