a baby. this is the right thing for now. soon something else will be the right thing.
dashedlines: Comme des Enfants - Coeur De Pirate
There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion.– Edgar Allan Poe (via turnoffthetv)
along the Rhein →
more photographs of my excursion along the Rhein today.
ride to Bonn #2
I found the path along the Rhein. the one we weren’t sure existed when we biked to Bonn last week. I didn’t ride it all the way to Bonn, probably not even really that far but far enough to assume that it truly goes all the way. I am elated. I can’t wait to take it all the way to Bonn. another weekend I guess. today I feel more like reading than riding. it is a smidge too...
it’s Sunday and I am off to take a bike ride, find somewhere warm to sit down and read until I get sleepy. I guess I am hoping for a repeat of yesterday’s events. Germans take their leisure time very seriously; something I need to adopt. I just checked the weather and it seems like it is going to be a little colder today than it was yesterday. pants it is. and maybe a sweater. I...
E: your English is really good.
random guy in bar: thank you. I work for an American company so I have to use it all the time.
me: what firm do you work for?
random guy in bar: (name forgotten), it's an engineering company.
me: what kind of engineer are you?
random guy in bar: oh I am an electrical engineer.
me: I am a mechanical engineer!
random guy in bar: cool. engineers rock!
me: ha ha yeah.
E: "engineers rock". I bet you guys say that all the time. to each other.
me: ha ha no.
E: you do, don't you?
why do people always think we’re from England? seriously? I do not have that accent.
a hat saved my day today. I must have really sensitive eyes because I am almost always wishing I had brought my sunglasses if I forgot to pack them. luckily though today, in a dreamlike stupor, I left my sunglasses on the shelf but curiously grabbed a hat I have literally never worn before (bought at Target for 3$). it saved my eyes and I had a delightful ride on my bike. plus it matched...
Stencil Street Art →
what a gorgeous type of graffiti.
no Florence for me
G is in Florence with her boyfriend right now and, as the loser sister I am, I am not. I wanted to be but they are just moving too quickly through Europe and the flights and trains are very expensive at this point. bummer.
I am reminded of a hilarious Mitch Hedberg skit: “In Kilkenny Ireland, they don’t have anything American over there, it’s very cool. But they did have a Subway sandwich shop. That was the one thing they had American, and that became the American Embassy to me. I would go out into a bar and piss off an Irish dude and have him chase me into a Subway. I said, ‘Dude, I’m...
E: I hope if we go ride with him tomorrow it doesn't get weird and we can't go to Subway anymore.
me: well there are like a million Subways around here. we could go to another one.
me: yeah. but he's so sweet. he gives me triple chicken.
short work week
it’s the weekend again. today was an awesome day. let me list the reasons why: it is gorgeous here. the sun is out and it is warm on your skin but not hot where you get all sweaty in places you don’t like. I went home for a delicious baguette and honey butter lunch. we designed a badass wine cellar. images to come hopefully. I thought for sure we were working tomorrow but we...
you can watch.
me: you are making me a little nervous standing behind us like that.
D: oh, ok. ha ha.
me: nah, it's ok. you can watch. this is where the magic happens.
E getting screwed.
poor AOL worker: is there anything else I can help you with?
E: yeah, you can go to hell!
on our bikes
me: I just crashed into that fence.
E: I just biked through that poop.
What I tell you is not a secret. The secret is in you.– Hui-Neng (care of my zen calendar)
it is really Friday? my days are all mixed up here. something about the time change I am sure. my weekend is now over. it’s back to work with D and J! I can’t wait to see what they have planned for us today. now that our pavilion project is over until the client selects which design he would like us to proceed with, I am not exactly sure what we’ll be working on. so...
I have wasted enough time tonight. time for reading and bed.
holy crap. today the fajita chicken sandwichs at Subway are cheap. 2.5e cheap. I am elated.
I think I found someone to teach me some German! we are going to trade services. this is delightful.