Saturday, April 28, 2007

the sky was really great today

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

new tattoo

Thursday, April 19, 2007

germany = nice

just got home, a couple of hours ago from germany. fantastic trip. I will not give a trip re-cap, because trip re-caps are often uninteresting, (and this is already theworstweblogintheworld) but I will say the following:

1. germans are kind. the ones I met seemed more kind than the americans I generally meet. this surprised me.

2. german food is tasty.

3. germans drink beer like we drink water (or sweet tea), and their beer is delicious. I don't ordinarily even like beer that much.

4. seeing old friends is always a pleasure (thank you, ellie, thank you, megan).

5. germans have a lot of pretty churches, and they are empty.

6. for two nights, I was in hannover, and there were no hotels, so we stayed in someone's apartment. apparently, getting paid to have a complete stranger sleep in your one-bedroom apartment is normal in germany. we arrived around midnight, walked down a dark alley, found keys hidden in a flower-pot, wandered through someone's basement until finally finding the door to what seemed to be a 20 year old woman's college dorm-room, where we slept for two nights. I was not comfortable with this. you could say I was kind of freaking out. brooke was laughing.

7. germany is safer than the U.S. I say this based on absolutely no research, and admittedly, because of some influence from michael moore. I also say this because I strolled dark german streets in the very late, very early hours and never felt the least bit unsafe. I also say this because germans talked a lot about how safe it is in germany. why is there so much more crime in the U.S.? and also, why do americans have such a heavy culture of fear? (more on this later)

8. I played piano for 3 hours at a time, two nights in a row (that's a long gig, in case you are wondering). I wasn't sure how well my music would go over, especially so much of it, but it seemed to go over really well. the germans said very kind, complimentary things.

9. traveling with brooke is a pleasure. it was nice to finally get some time with her.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

It's time to start over.

Thanks for reading. this blog needs to re-boot.