Thursday, May 31, 2012

Time Warp: Italy 2010

Let's travel back in time, shall we? That way I can share with you my adventures in Europe two (yeesh!) years ago. 

Somewhere in the lake region of Switzerland, on the train to Milan.

After passing through the longest tunnel known to man, we came upon this picturesque view. 

An Italian breakfast. 

Il bar Italiana

Santa Maria Maggiore?... or part of the Duomo? You take your pick. 

Ahh, now that is definitely the Duomo.

Sculptures near the Uffizi

Over the river and through the woods... no?

Back streets of Florence.

Could you imagine living suspended over a river? I would always have the feeling of falling off of the edge. How do they get to either side of the bridge? Is there a giant communal hallway or a central sidewalk I'm not aware of?

View of the train tracks from our B&B balcony.

Thunderstorm and double rainbow, from our balcony. 

Ahh, frutti del mare! Delicious pasta. I have never eaten so much pasta in one week in all of my life. At Vecchio Carlino, almost every night. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Around the Corner

Evelyn sneaking around the couch with her "noculars."

So, it's been awhile, no? In my absence from here, I've been finishing up my final year of school and will finally graduate this month! This is something I've been wishing for and working on for about 11 years. I couldn't be more proud of myself and look forward to be done with the papers and deadlines (and physics courses).

The 99 steps in Charlotte Amalie, from our trip to St. Thomas in February. Symbolic steps, perhaps? ;)

I am alive and well on Facebook (as much as I hate to admit it), so come and join the conversation over there, and I also hope to be more regular with my posts in this space. One can always hope. :)

Hopeful, just like Evelyn's vampire, who was hoping to make a tasty treat of me when I found him under my pillow.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Out in America

Thai Pavilion at Olbrich Gardens

Just popping in from my summer exploits (which include working, interning and taking the GRE)* to comment on a show I recently watched on PBS, Out in America. My mind has been on long term relationships and how they stand the test of time. These are a few notable quotes from the show.

"I'm kind of the culinary Jew in the house, and if she is willing to clean up the oil that I use that ends up all over the stove and not complain about it, then I don't know what love is. I also like to quilt, and when I hear a cry of pain from the other room because she's stepped on a needle that I dropped, and she doesn't say anything, then I don't know what love is."

"We've been together for the better part of 40 years, and to say that we still like each other is a significant accomplishment."

*gah. The GRE. At least I don't have to think about it until next Wednesday.