Nurnburg Trip2004-08-03 04:17:41 ET

So we've been traveling around a bit this week and had a great time in Nurnburg. There was a big festival going on (read= festival beer, which is something like 17% alcohol content) and tons of street performers on every corner. It was really cool to see their "microphones" as there were no outlets in the streets. Most had microphone stands with a bull horn attached to it. And you haven't heard music until you've heard a Bruce Springstein song played on an accordion by a guy who looks (and acted) exactly like Sam from "I Am Sam." The whole day was a blast. Joe's friend, Trevor, came along and got really smashed. The Nurnburg quote will forever be "That church has really reflective windows." (It was actually a bombed out church with no roof.)


So What are You Doing?2004-07-30 11:24:52 ET

"Scientists have proven that a little beer is good for you. Tonight I'm gonna try overdosing in an attempt to gain super-human powers...who wants to be my sidekick?"

Creative Little Minds2004-07-29 08:27:39 ET

So I've just been informed that my 4-year-old niece has decided my husband is going to be a naked mole rat for Halloween.

Any ideas where to find a man's naked mole rat costume in a size large?

What Better Way to Introduce Myself....2004-07-29 08:15:28 ET

The first entries are always the worst...what to say? So here is an amusing poem by my favorite writer, Roald Dahl (he wrote Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory among someother amazing "adult" pieces).

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf
(From Revolting Rhymes)

As soon as Wolf began to feel
That he would like a decent meal,
He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
When Grandma opened it, she saw
The sharp white teeth, the horrid grin,
And Wolfie said, "May I come in?"
Poor Grandmamma was terrified,
"He's going to eat me up!" she cried.
And she was absolutely right.
He ate her up in one big bite.
But Grandmamma was small and tough,
And Wolfie wailed, "That's not enough!
"I haven't yet begun to feel
"That I have had a decent meal!"
He ran aroudn the kitchen yelping,
"I've got to have another helping."
Then added with a a frightful leer,
"I'm there fore going to wait right here
"Till Little Miss Red Riding Hood
"Comes home from walking in the wood."
He quickly put on Grandma's clothes,
(Of course he hadn't eaten those.)
He dressed himself in coat and hat.
He put on shoes and after that
He even brushed and curled his hair,
Then sat himself in Grandma's chair.
In came the little girl in red.
She stopped. She stared. And then she said,
"What great big ears you have, Grandma."
"All the better to hear you with," the Wolf replied.
"What great big eyes you have, Grandma,"
said Little Red Riding Hood.
"All the better to see you with," the Wolf replied.
He sat there watching her and smiled.
He thought, I'm going to eat this child.
Compared with her old Grandmamma
She's going to taste like caviare.
Then Little Red Riding Hood said, "But Grandma,
what a lovely great big furry coat you have on."
"That's wrong!" cried Wolf. "Have you forgot
"To tell me what big teeth I've got?
"Ah well, no matter what you say,
"I'm going to eat you anyway."
The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
She whips a pistol from her knickers.
She aims it at the creature's head
And bang bang band, she shoots him dead.
A few weeks later, in the wood,
I came across Miss Riding Hood.
But what a change! No cloak of red,
No silly hood upon her head.
She said, "Hello, and do please note
"My lovely furry wolfskin coat."

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