July 30, 2008

i’m going to get the last immunization shots before my trip to central america today, not to mention an overdue dental check up. tomorrow will be our last day in the States for 6 weeks, an adventure is beginning.

We went to the pageant of the masters last night, an “tableau vivant” art exhibition with real people in famous paintings standing still so it looks like the original. It’s been going on for 75 years now and is probably one of the oldest art exhibitions in the world (one of, I said).

Today Franziska will finally get a chance to see what my local dive bar looks like and hopefully meet some more of my friends before we take off.

How are you?


the dreams

July 29, 2008

So, a bunch of little things have happened as of late.

Still getting up earlier than I want, 7am this morning. My buddy Gino Casino was here two nights ago and we went out with my buddy Roman to Boscoes and then to the Spectrum and saw Stepbrothers, the new Will Farrell movie. he took off yesterday for san diego.

Franziska was supposed to come in last night but she got delayed in Newark, oh yeah! hahaha but I went down to San Diego today to pick her up. We visited Old Town in San Diego, had some Mexican food and then got through some traffic and finally made it up to the OC.

We did a bit of shopping, went to dinner and then came home to chill out. We were just in the jacuzzi for a bit and are now chilling out watching “Girls Next Door”.

Oh yeah, the reason for the blog post title is that we booked at least one night in Costa Rica on the beach in a place called Los Suenos which is spanish for the dreams….


July 26, 2008

You know, that kind of time usually means I had a pretty good night but in this case it’s because I’m jetlagged.

All things considered, the trip from freiburg to california went pretty smooth. Of course the first flight left two hours late but with a bit of stress and some luck, I was able to make my connection in Chicago and then 4 hours after that I was waiting for my bags, getting some Mexican food and watching the Dodgers win a 3-2 ballgame, then went to bed around 11:30pm but found myself up at 2:30am and again now at 4am.

As usual, I have good problems…

Sorry, more politics

July 23, 2008

This is a clear choice that the American people have. I had the courage and the judgment to say I would rather lose a political campaign than lose a war. It seems to me that Obama would rather lose a war in order to win a political campaign.
—- John McCain, yesterday

I was going to print a reaction to this but I’ll just give you a couple of links that break it down:

The weekend with Maya

July 22, 2008

Wow, what a great time with Maya this weekend! She was visiting from Norway and we were busy:

Thursdy night, hung out for a couple of hours after midnight after she arrived.

Friday night, met up with a bunch of friends and we got wild, with some of us still with drinks in our hands at 4am.

Saturday night, went to a buddy’s dj gig of electro music and were there until 2am.

Sunday we didn’t do much because the weekend had been taking its toll and then…

Monday night we went to the Ben Harper show which was epic. I had a great time and the guy has some amazing energy.

How was your weekend?

I’m leaving in less than 3 days for the rest of the summer, woohoo!

A typical Thursday

July 17, 2008

it wasn’t.

I had to go to a meeting 45 minutes before class about money.

I sat in a cafe for my first class.

I talked about aliens possibly building the Egyptian pyramids in the second class.

I administered an exam in the third.

It started raining like all hell just minutes before my 4th class started and people were running for cover.

The last class of the day went about as normal.

I bought 18 euros worth of stuff at the market and ate some meat.

I have a long, stressful and rushed week and then I have 9 weeks off.

Executive Privilege

July 16, 2008

The President apparently has invoked “executive privilege” to keep the Vice President’s interview with FBI investigators shielded from public view. The interview was about his role in the leak of former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame. The Vice President’s former aide Scooter Libby was found guilty of 4 felonies. Bush commuted his sentence, somehow better than a pardon, though the 4 felonies remain. It was better because by commuting the sentence Scooter Libby was not allowed to testify before Congress so his secrets remained just that.

I’m listening to Donald Trump being interviewed by Howard Stern and they are talking about how Bush lied us into war. Stern just asked him:

“Would you put Osama bin Laden on The Apprentice?”
“Would you put Hitler on the show?”

Now they’re talking about Paul McCartney’s pre-nuptial that fell apart.

You see how easy it is to get sidetracked.