Thursday, May 29, 2008

Something That Annoys Me

I love my girlfriend. Honestly.

But she is on skype and I type "hi" and push send.

I get back: "testing." and then the DND symbol comes up.

I just don't understand. If you don't want people to write to you, then don't log on! 

Am I illogical? Irrational?

Monday, May 26, 2008

Why Technology Isn't For Everyone

I bought my mom a web camera for Skype calls.

This is what I get when we talk via Skype:

Monday, May 19, 2008


I don't like this time of year.

Not because of the world coming back to life with Spring, no.

It's the pollen. I am allergic and have hay fever terribly here.

So, I was doubly disgusted when taking pictures of coffee in my homemade light box today.


Nice, huh?? Well, the stock photography site won't take it. Because if you look closer, you will see this:

Pollen everywhere! Damn pollen! *shaking fist at the heavens*

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Simple Math

Bob+German credit card+Amazon=bad idea.


Not much to report. Ivana showed up on Friday with a gift: food poisoning. So, I did the noble thing and stayed by her side the whole of Friday night.

She felt much better on Saturday and the weather was nice and I was going stir crazy so she let me out. I went down to the city to shoot some photos in the early morning before it got too hot.

Turned out, it was a lucky thing because it started to rain when I got home. 

Later, we went out to meet some of her friends who were here visiting. We took them for coffee and wandered around the city a bit and then had to go over to Dave's for a BBQ. 

All in all it was a nice weekend.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My Fetish Part 2

See it?? Is there anything in the world sexier than a snappy bag??

Thought not.

This is my new Crumpler bag (the daily 490, to be exact).

Love it.

Green just happens to be my favorite color, too.

Bob happy.


Last weekend, I went to Prague. 

I love Prague.

It was a place I haven't been to since about this time last year and my heart is there. Has been since 2006. There is s certain magic to the city and I can never get tired of walking through the streets.

So, we went. We went to the Czech National Museum. It's a lovely place and it has a beautiful interior. Anyone who has seen "Mission Impossible" has seen this interior.

Plus, there are a few dinosaur skeletons. 

So, I wandered, sleepily and half interested, through the national history. (i.e. lots of rocks and descriptions in Czech which you learn to ignore after a while) and stopped to rest on a bench.

I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea, it's not a boring museum. I just get "museum fatigue" much faster then the average person.

So there.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

Stupid Hallmark holiday.

Come on! EVERY day should be mother's day!

Mom, I hope you have a good day, and even though I am so far away, I was thinking about you.

Love ya!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

My Fetish

I suppose everyone has one. 

I know I do. It wasn't recognized as one til about 6 years ago and now I can admit it.

I have a fetish for gadget bags.

That's right. The more buckles, straps and functions something has, the more I want to buy it.

I just bought a new camera bag today to use in Italy. I didn't NEED it, but I wanted it.

In fact, I confessed to a female co-worker today that I had this fetish and she said that needing something has nothing to do with wanting it or buying it.

I think I agree.