Sunday, June 21, 2009
Good Fart, Out Fart, Fucker ????
(photo below) is usually not that happy, if he does the pose, because he is doing this in each
and every picture ;-).
Friday, June 19, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Sunny Sunday in Düsseldorf – The Japan Day
Cooking Duell for the 1st time
The rules: Someone will be the host for the duell and provides his/her kitchen and drinks for the night. The hosts is also responsible for creating the dinner for the people who are invited. The guests have to bring the groceries for the dinner that have will be prepared by the
host. Of course, the main point of the duell is that the host doesn’t know which
groceries the guests will buy and bring to the cooking duell.
Even the guests are not really allowed to coordinate with eachother! It is allowed to talk a little bit about the ingredients, but just in the way that they don’t bring kilos of meat or fish or just carbs. The host should be able to prepare at least a four course dinner! This time Julie joined for the first and we played for the first time since fall 2007. Host was René.
Even though Morgan sometime gets some people food in addition to her cat food, but this time she also got some Shiny Cat from Henrike and Christian which looks almost like “real food”.
You can see the shrimp and tuna, amazing for cat food.
Ok, the cat on the cover looks a little bit retarded.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
The green hell – 24h race
The Nürburgring, a racetrack, with a distance of almost 16 miles per lap is also called “The green hell”, because of its more than 70 turns and shape like a rollercoaster.
Every Manta driver/owner used to wear cowboy boots, had a blond hairdresser as girl-friend on the co-driver’s seat and a fox tail on the antenna… Of course this kind of car has not chance to win the race anymore but it was a competitor of the winners between 1979 and 1982 (Ford Capri and Fort Escort).
Thursday, May 21, 2009
With a co-worker of René we drove to the Siegerland (area 20 miles south of Cologne)
and had a very nice day at one of the country sides of Germany.
Cute villages with timbered houses and small winding roads.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
After a long period of hard winter-training…
… the Marathon-day came and we had to run. We ran the 42,195km (26miles 385yards)
with Debbie and Sue who came all the way from the US. Thanks for the special support of René’s Uncle Klaus (pictured above), Aunt Maria, Mom (Gisela) and her boyfriend, Harald.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Sheep on the Rhine in Düsseldorf
Sheep in the middle of the city?? Can you believe this … one day during a training run on the Rhine, we almost tripped over a whole flock of sheeeeeeppp!!!!
They are so, so cute!!
day they can be found grazing on the banks of the Rhine.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Impressions of Masstricht (Netherlands)
A beautiful day in NYC
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
NYC Easter Karaoke
Upper 5-mile loop (http://www.centralpark2000.com)
Jeff, Janine, René
Ok, there was the horrible run, but before that we needed to make a visit to our favorite karaoke place in NYC. Here we’re getting ready for an evening of singing at Anna’s.
Thank you, Anna!! Thank you so much for the accommodations!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
The cat is doing good!!
After the winter we started cleaning off the balcony, removing debris and dead plants. Within one big pot of old, dried-out flowers and other botanical species, a small, fresh weed was found growing. During Thumper’s short tours out on the balcony, she started to nibble away on this particular weed. Every time she went out, she went straight to this little, growing weed and nibbled its leaves, and so we decided we had to keep it. Nowadays, you’ll find that the weed has been transferred to a brand new big pot, and it’s the tallest plant on the whole balcony – yes, the cat’s weed!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Bavaria and Castle “Neuschwanstein”
A week long seminar for René’s job, brought us to Bavaria. The little village where it took place was very close to the famous, fairytale castle „Neuschwanstein“ (the model for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle) built by King Ludwig II who died in 1886 seven days before the castle was opened to the public. His death is still kind of a mystery.
In front of the castle, there was a small snack shop. We laughed at the menu which was presented in at least three languages…
How do you say “Schnitzel” in Japanese? Or is that Korean?
(look right above René’s head).
… not Jägermeister … This is a house of one of them 😉
Monday, February 23, 2009
Helau!!!! Street Carnival and Parade on Rosenmontag
Sunday, February 22, 2009
The 5th season being continued….
“Wayne’s World! Wayne’s World! Party time! Excellent!”
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The 5th season of the year… Old Hag’s Day “Altweiberfastnacht”
The pilots are waiting to board in the hallway…
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Impressions from Düsseldorf
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Katzenklo, Katzenklo ja das macht die Katze froh….
Morgs’ new German potty or “Katzenklo” (including a peek at our bathroom).
Check out this song:
Monday, January 12, 2009
European Vacation: The Gairs
We met up with Maria, Martin, Ian and Max at Saskia´s house outside Frankfurt (highschool friend of Maria´s). The Gairs were at the tail end of their holiday travels in Europe including trips to Scotland, Austria and Germany, and the timing allowed us to spend an afternoon together.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
My new home town
There was snow all over Düsseldorf for the first couple of weeks that we were here. Snow is actually quite rare here even in winter, but a big storm brought a record 20 centimeters just days before we arrived.
Here are some shots of the snow-covered city…
Friday, January 9, 2009
René’s friends threw us one fabulous Welcome Party just days after we arrived in Düsseldorf. They cooked homemade classic German dishes, such as Haxe, Erbsen Suppe, Bretzeln, Weiss Wurst, and Mettigel. Unbelievably delicious! They brought over warm food, plenty of beer and festive German-themed decorations to make me feel welcome in my new home… it was a wonderfull night.
“Looping Louis” – a children’s game which has dangerously gotten into the hands of these adults. When mixed with vodka or other liquor, this game can provide hours of entertainment and fun for the whole family.
Surprise! They brought me a costume to wear throughout the evening…. a traditional Bavarian “Dirndl” for girls.