Today could have been so much less than it turned out to be. Coulda been more too, but that’s not exactly how I think and operate. I woke up at 9:15am after 6 uneasy hours of sleep after an evening of pseudo-French disco-pop music and an hour with franziska’s roommate and my buddy who just happen to be a couple (anyone want a horsey ride?), I left with girl still half asleep in bed. It was 10:40am and I had plans to maybe do something.
At first it had been Eguisheim, the mythical village across the Rhein River, but the connections without a car were crap and so we thought about Kaiserstuhl but no one but dr. d wanted to go. She then suggested walking to Seepark but it didn’t work out like that. First, we looked at my best-of photos for Central America and she helped me whittle them down to about 17 photos from 50. Then we met another friend and the 3 of us went to the Muenster Markt where I got a sausage and they got Knoepfle. Don’t ask.
We then had a fresh squeeze juice somewhere else and then walked up onto the big hill at the edge of the old town. we explored for about 2 hours, mostly leafy-footpaths and cool shade and warming sun, taking lots of pictures of burnt-colored leaves against a dark, moist ground. It was a nice time with funny conversation (mostly me making an ass of myself) and then a piece of cake and Neuersuesser, aka new sweet wine, less alcoholic and sweeter but still really nice for a glass.
Now I’m in the hammock, listening to a Ryan Adams show from Thursday night in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, pretty amazing stuff. I’m planning on making dinner with Franziska tonight.
And now this:
A Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, Michelle Bachmann, thinks that Obama and other members of the “left” should be investigated for being anti-American. Oy vey…