Welcome to Heathrow
We hope that you enjoyed your flight and that your stay in London, or wherever your final destination may be, is a pleasant one.
Friday, December 29, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
The lights of the season
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Cheese, hold the crackers
I went to a cheese tasting last night.
The man running it told us that he bristled whenever someone described a cheese as simply “sharp” or “mild.” “Even the most basic cheddar you buy in a grocery store is more complex than that!” he admonished us.
I thought that one of the cheeses we had tasted like “band-aids.” Evidently, that’s not part of the widely-accepted cheese-tasting vernacular.
Monday, December 11, 2006
The Pure Life
In celebration of Joy’s impending nuptials, five of us went herein Dahlonega, Georgiafor a long-weekend journey of relaxation and wellness. It was a toss-up between that or wandering around the Village getting Joy drunk while she wears a veil.
Here’s a picture of the place:
On the way back, I was asked that ever-so-familiar question: “Do you have any undeveloped film or firearms in your bag?”
Friday, December 08, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Up and running!
Time Warner hooked up my internet service today—woooo! So here’s a post on Saturday and (I know my father was waiting for this one) another post about the zoo:
The national zoo has something called the O Line. The O Line is, as they put it, the transit system by which the orang utans (I’m deferring to them on spelling) can travel from tower to tower to get from the Great Ape House to the Think Tank. They travel right over the zoo’s visitors, like this:
A question that occurred to Dad and me was how the zoo kept the orang utans from hopping down and joining the crowd. This had evidently occurred to others. The zoo had a reassuring response: