Monthly Archives: October 2011

Halloween in the Lowlands

Everyone tells me that the Dutch don’t really do Halloween but that’s, mostly, a misnomer. From what I can tell, the kids around here don’t know much, if anything, about it. They don’t dress up in costumes or go door-to-door … Continue reading

Posted in Holland, video

Europe in Three Minutes or Less # 19 – Wandering Around Prague Castle

The Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia have all roamed these halls. And now so shall you! Huzzah!

Posted in Czech Republic, Europe, video

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Fortune Kitties

I received a Fortune Kitty for Christmas about a decade ago. Actually, three Fortune Kitties. A big one flanked by two smaller furballs. They sat on my desk for years but I never thought to look into the origin of … Continue reading

Posted in ani-pals, Japan

The Mysterious Roof Bunny

Ahhhh, autumn in Holland. The leaves are changing color, the air takes on a soft bite and the entire country adopts a golden hue. The Leidse Hout is a wonderful place to take a walk this time of…yea…WAIT….WAIT…WAIT! HOLD IT! … Continue reading

Posted in ani-pals, coffee, Europe, Holland | 3 Comments

The World’s Oddest Barbershop

“I don’t want you to write about us on your blog or your Facebook. We don’t care about that. We’re not here for fame or glory or whatever. We’re all about haircuts.” It’s a Wednesday in the summer of 2010 … Continue reading

Posted in Portland, United States, weird

Probably the Stupidest Thing I’ve Ever Done – (La Merce Part 3)

Have you ever found yourself thinking, “Hmmmm, it’s a Sunday night and I’m bored. I think I’ll head downtown and stick my face in front of 80,000 fireworks”? I’m willing to bet that you haven’t because you’re sane….or at least … Continue reading

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Europe in Three Minutes or Less # 18 – A Trip to a Trippy Art Gallery in Prague

Posted in Czech Republic, weird