Archive for July, 2006

July 31, 2006

This is really fun–it’s a video of a street car ride through the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon, the Álfama–where Carey and I stayed in Lisbon last summer. The streets are so narrow, as you will soon see. You can literally reach out and touch someone on the sidewalk. I was once walking down a street in this nabe and a street car came up behind me–the driver yelled for me to get out of the way as both of us could not fit on the street at the same time. My instinct was to apologize but then I realized that my Portuguese was not up to the level of making apologies just yet so I just ran away.

Later on an amble through the Álfama, Carey and I found a dead rat lying in the street. Poor fella. You can’t find sordid city grit like that staying at the Holiday Inn.

Lisboa streetcar ride / 0:42 / 1,9 Mb on Vimeo

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Vomitus Interruptus

July 22, 2006

Augustine ate a cricket* today and then threw up while we were eating dinner. He always seems to vomit on the first floor of the house; I can’t quite figure out why. Poor, poor kitty.

*Actually, it was a grasshopper. Doug visually verified the grashopper’s severed (and roughly intact) head in one of the two piles of vomit. After the whole ordeal, Doug didn’t finish dinner.

July 18, 2006

Views of a homemade marshmallow from Zinc Cafe. Marshmallow magic!!

July 16, 2006

Portrait of a regular Saturday night.

July 14, 2006

Augustine, appearing slightly alarmed, on his scratch pad.

July 13, 2006

This is what I look like when I’m working (or procrastinating) in the downstairs office.

July 13, 2006

Augustine desperately trying to figure out a away to get back into the house.