Showing posts from May, 2010

Out and About in Texas

Well, I won't be traveling till this fall at the earliest but I'll continue posting pictures of my past trips.  I also plan to start trying to see more in my own neighborhood as Texas is a pretty exciting/scenic place as well.  As a matter of fact, I going to go somewhere tomorrow.  I just haven't decided where yet.

Be on the lookout for more pictures!

Georgian Knife Fighting!

Dvorak's Tomb

I managed to pass by the great composer's tomb during my trip to Prague.

Prague State Opera At Night

I wish I had had a chance to take in a show but I was rushing from one site to the other.

Chao Praya River (Bangkok)

I took these pics while on the Chao Praya river in Bangkok.  You can see some temples and dwellings along the river.  For the life of me, I can't imagine how the people survive with the rising of the river unpredictable as it is.

Facebook Free!

Recently, I deactivated my Facebook account after having it for almost two years.  I originally signed up for FB upon the recommendation of a friend who thought it would be a good way to keep in touch.  My friend was correct about the ease of communicating on a daily basis with those who are closest to you but my account morphed into something else altogether.  I went from having a few legitimate friends to falling prey to the 'friend collecters' who hoard friends as if they were gold!  Now, there's nothing inherently wrong with that but I don't like being solicited by someone from let's say, Inner Mongolia, who has no intention of trying to get to know me.  They just initiate a friend request and then disappear once you've added them.  Worse than those though are the friends who post some mundane detail of their lives every five minutes for all to see yet never comment on your posts concerning major surgery, etc.  It's like they use FB as a tool to be the …

On Vacation!

I haven't been able to post recently because I'm currently in Kentucky visiting family.  I should be back up and running next week.  I have been able to get a good start on a novel that I've always wanted to read, "War and Peace."  I wouldn't have enjoyed this in high school but it has relevance for me now considering my recent stay in that part of the world.


I wish these pictures were better.  They can't capture the artistry I saw while watching it live.

Prague Astronomical Clock

Still in the Old City of Prague looking at the Prague Astronomical Clock built in the Middle Ages.  More info on this can be found at:

View From The Charles Bridge

I loved this area but it was a bit touristy!


In this picture, you can see the Georgian audience.  Everyone was captivated by the performance!

Neanderthal Genome

This has been all over the press the last few days but I think the 'Time' article below goes into more depth than the others. It's a very interesting read.,8599,1987568,00.html

If it IS true that most Europeans (in origin) have 1-4 percent of Neanderthal genes in our genome today, then I am truly happy. I am happy because it means I can impose political correctness on others as most Americans do today. For example, we can have a 'Neanderthal day' and scream bloody murder when all our other coworkers wear 'Homo Sapien' t-shirts. To heck with freedom of speech, I'm truly offended!!!

Georgian Wine

One of the options on the poll is to drink a lot of Georgian wine in order not to miss Georgia so much.  Well, today, I made an amazing discovery.  Not too far from my house is an international market that sells a lot of products associated with Russia and Eastern Europe.  Believe it or not, they had a good selection of Georgian wines at reasonable prices.  I bought two bottles, one for me and one for a friend, with both vintages originating from the Kakheti region in eastern Georgia.  I can't believe how lucky I got!

Needless to say, I will be thinking of Georgia all day tomorrow:)

Final Pics From the Village

These pictures show two women doing traditional craft and some guardians at the local temple.

Another One From Prague!

I can't believe how good this one turned out.

We Don't Have This in the US

An amazing door off a little side street in Prague.


Dark but powerful!

New Poll

I've added a new poll in the top left-hand corner of the page.  Please answer this poll carefully as the results will determine my future!!!