Monday, April 20, 2009

The Harbinger of Construction

Late April:
Most likely the last one of the season, waiting in vain for a pal at the typical black glove hangout (the sidewalk leading to the SportsPark.)
Farewell until next year?

Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Ghost of Oscar Wilde

Thursday, April 9, outside the Père Lachaise Metro station. Chain of events:
1. Daniel and I emerge from underground and head for an ATM across the street.
2. He hops across a short fence separating the sidewalk and street. I try, fail, trip, bang my left knee, and stagger around screeching "OW!" to the joy of onlookers.
3. My eyes rest upon this beast.
4. We reach the ATM, only to find that both my American and English banks have blocked my debit cards thinking that I am actually an identity thief who has run off to France.
EDIT: my debit card had actually been temporarily drained of approximately £918 due to me not reading the fine print on the VELIB system. THRILLS.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The Snow Leopard

Viennese Correspondent Copenhaver informs HQ that "it happens in Dresden, too!"

The Pin-Up

Somewhere near the beginning of April:
In Grantham with Dani, Becky, and two of the delightful Howell sisters.