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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Short shorts

The verdict is in. Chicks dig short shorts. And not just for themselves, but for their men. My personal belief is that this man on the left was only able to woo his woman by the confidence he exerted in proudly sporting his short shorts. Clearly she was impressed, and continues to be. Short short wearing man, I salute you for having confidence that I hope I never possess.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Gotta Go

On our way home from church this morning Andy and I saw something that in reality is not all that unfamiliar to Rijeka. It was a man urinating beside a dumpster. This sight in itself is not too strange, but his geographic location was what amused us. We were not intrigured by the fact that the dumpster was his location of choice, but were more intrigued by the fact that there was a public restroom 15 feet away that for some reason seemed less appealing than the dumpster.

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Zo-man

This is my friend Zoran. He is part monkey. And part bat. He is amazing, isn't he?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


There Andy and I were, walking down our street when our ears were met with an all too familiar sound on our local street, Fiorella la Guardia. That sound which so many times soothes us to sleep at night was none other the the screeching of car tires. This time the screeching was followed by yet another sound. No, it wasn't the sound of metal crunching metal, it was more the sound of a bag of potatoes hitting the floor from a 30 foot drop. This sound was in actuality a noise made by a woman who was crossing the crosswalk while an automobile driver had attempted to rush through the red light. Unfortunately (for the woman), he did not make it through the intersection before the female pedestrian did. Her body was met by the front of the driver's automobile, which was screeching to a halt. He was unable to stop in time, and based on my best eye-witness calculations, his car stopped about 8 feet past where she was standing.
She regained her footing and the driver quickly exited his vehicle to help her to the sidewalk. I suppose he could have helped her get to the sidewalk more quickly by not trying to run the red light and not running in to her, but you have to do what you can when you can. She was clearly shaken up, but was able to walk to the other side of the street.
I do not mean to use other's misfortunes for our amusement, but my desire is that we all may learn from this experience. What we learned in school is truly a worthy statement to remember, "Look both ways before crossing the street." Even if you see the little green guy on the light post across the street, LOOK BOTH WAYS.

Friday, October 13, 2006


So I went in to get a hair cut and upon being asked what style I wanted, I replied, "Just take a little off the top." It appears that specificity is a requirement if one truly has a particular style in mind and wishes not to deviate from it.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Walking a kilometer in someone else's shoes

In my pursuit of trying to understand the minds behind those who carry man purses I have gone the extra kilometer in attempting to acheive personal understanding. Yes, I spent aproximately 10 minutes (metric minutes, not standard) on a Croatian tram in Zagreb putting myself in the place of those who carry man bags. I myself was one of these men for a mere 10 minutes.

In this short time, I desired to better understand the phenonenom and the psychology undergirding the abundance of man purses in Europe. After my 10 minute bout, I fearfully regret that this experiment yielded no repeatable results. No new insights were gained, no revelations of man pursing were discovered. I fear that all that came of this experiment was a certain amount of uncomfortableness. Discomfort on the part of my friends around me, I am rather secure in myself.
On second thought, something else did come from this time on the tram. I noticed a sign that caught my attention and consumed my thoughts.

Why on earth would Europeans allow men to carry purses, but not allow men wearing jumpsuits on the tram? I just don't understand. It doesn't seem fair.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Why I love Dollar Stores

Reason #102

You can buy a bowl with a picture of Moses giving the ten commandments to David the shepherd boy. For only a dollar!

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