Archive for March, 2007

For The Love Of Otters

I know, it is lame to continually regurgitate the posts from cuteoverload, but COME ON, these otters are reDONKulous.  I know, most of my readers also read cuteoverload, but I DON’T CARE.  On the off chance that the posting of this video will reach one set of fresh eyes, I present it to you today.  This video is so cute that I am convinced that its viewing will somehow make the world a better place. 

Make sure you watch the whole thing so you don’t miss the insanity of the otters lovingly reaching out to one another.

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MC Rove

I can only recommend watching ten to twenty seconds of this video.  Any more than that and you will start desperately scrolling through musicalchairs, thinking "GET ME OUT OF HERE!"

EFF YOU KARL ROVE!

Norway On My Mind

Img_1286I’ve been thinking about Norway a lot recently because it was about this time last year that I took the plunge and bought my plane ticket.  One of the things I really liked about Bergen was that it reminded me a lot of Minnesota, except with mountains, and in Norwegian.

Norway was both comfortably familiar, and interestingly foreign.

It’s strange. Had I won that job I would have been in Norway all year.  I think it would have been a good fit (it certainly would have been an adventure), but I am glad for the year I’ve had in Buffalo.   I feel a lot more grounded and focused than I felt a year ago.   The whole Norway experience felt like a crazy jostle between dream-following and careening escapism.  I’m glad that I had the experience, and that I followed a whim all the way to Norway, but I’m also glad that I no longer feel so desperate to shake things up.

I still want to shake things up, but now it feels more like putting one foot in front of the other, and making things happen.  Last year, shaking thing up felt like running as fast as I could off the nearest cliff, just to see where I would land.

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Here is a little extra bit of funniness.  When I  was looking at my Norway photos to chose some pictures for this post, I found two pictures that made me laugh.  On my last day in Norway I took day tour called “Norway in a Nutshell”.  The trip involved traveling all around the beautiful Norwegian countryside by train, boat, and bus.  On one of the legs of the trip I found myself on a funny little Harry Potter-esque train.

Before the train got crowded I took this goofy picture of myself:

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Later on, when the train was quite full, a woman stole my primo seat while I was getting something out of my bag which was in an overhead compartment.  I thought this was quite rude, so in protest and revenge I took this picture of her with no warning.  After I took the picture I apologized and pretended that it was an accident, that I hadn’t meant to take the picture.

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Heh.

I feel a little bad for posting this unflattering picture because I ended up talking to her, and she seemed pretty nice.

But this picture made me laugh today, so I decided to post it.  I guess I’m a bitch that way.  Don’t steal my seat!

More Knut

Shalini sent me a link to Knut’s blog!0102081611100

I think it’s for the best that I don’t speak German.   If I could read Knut’s blog I probably wouldn’t do anything except read Knut’s blog.

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I am oddly attracted to Knut’s surrogate polar bear father.  I don’t think I would be hot for that guy if I saw him on the street without a baby polar bear, but with a baby polar bear….hee.  Single fathers (of polar bears) are hot. 

That would be a really funny Match.com ad:

Voluptuous Violist Seeks Single Father (of Polar Bear)

I am a single, 31-year-old classical musician in search of a man (28-45) with a baby polar bear.  I like cooking, movies, cuddling, and playing with polar bear cubs.  I don’t want any polar bear baby momma drama, so please be responsible and financially secure.  I know that it is hard out there for a single parent.  I am looking to find a guy who enjoys laughing, traveling, and raising polar bears.

Knut

Dude.  I can barely deal with Knut.

Aww.  Knut.

Spring Break

Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!
Soon I have a week off!

I am a spoiled brat.

A happy spoiled brat.

Blue Skies

I like the spot where roof meets sky.

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