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Monthly Archives: February 2008

my new favorite graffiti in town



There are a few graffiti artists in the neighborhood who I recognize…my favorite being the pac man ghost guy - but these are just so nicely done, it’s hard for me (after the nestlie bunny thing) to think that they aren’t some form of advertising. But, I’m going to embrace my naive side - here […]


Ok, so I guess there are Ladas

and there are Volgas

and there are something else-es etc. Once again, I’m not a cool girl who knows how to change your oil and can tell a whatever from a whatever else. I was going to say minivan from a mustang, but ok, I’m not functionally retarded, I can […]

i don’t even know what to say about this

So I was at this thing, and I wandered off into another room at the event, and at the end of the room, hanging on the wall, about the entire size of the wall, was this:

There are some truely remarkable things about this…um…I’m going to go right ahead and assume it’s a composite. Excuse the […]

dear winter

Dear Winter,
I think it’s time for you to go now. We had some good times - like remember that time that I was walking outside for about 15 minutes and got these bigish spots that turned out to be a mild form of frostbite? Or how about the time when I had to walk to […]

i heart ladas

There is this car here called a “lada”, and I think I’m in love. They’re tiny, boxy, and look like they cost about $0.80. They come in some of the coolest colors. My favorite is the bright orange. Yesterday, I decided - NEW CATAGORY!!! I heart lada - where I will gather together photos […]

strangeness at the store

Ok, I kid you not, this is the biggest frigging radish I’ve ever seen in my life.

and just to prove that this isn’t some crazy angle….

Holy cow! Radishes the size of my head! I was hoping to see a pumpkin the size of a lada next, but instead all I saw was this:

“beer mix”. Too […]

borscht lesson

I went to this giant grocery store with a friend, and as we were walking past the beets, I said “I should make borscht” and she was like “do you know how?” I, of course, replied “um…beets, and…um..” so she decided it was time I became a good Ukrainian. As another friend replied, […]


I’ve been walking past this everyday in the morning, and again at night (although it is dark then) for at least a month - and I’ve never really looked at it, although I do remember thinking - oh, I’ve got to take a photo of that really bright graffiti at some point. So today, when […]

it’s been a while…

…since I posted a wild dog of the day, and I think I know why. With the winter months, when I walk to work, I’m usually zoned out, listening to music and thinking about what I have to do that day - if I’m thinking at all, I might just be sleepwalking. So I’m not […]

german carnival

I had to go to Germany for some meetings this week, and decided to stay the weekend to hang out with some friends. It just happened to be carnival, too. It was my first one, and it was a blast.

On Friday, when I had no idea we were going to even go to anything carnival […]