Category Archives: Plumbing

Stay Calm; You’re on the Inside of the Wall

Last night’s entertainment was “The Tenors.”  Not quite Domingo, Pavarotti and Carreras, but pretty darned good. The dinner buffet theme for the night was Italian, so, the music was semi-appropriate.  I still think that no one (but no one) does … Continue reading

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Vienna: Day 3 – Going to the Horses

Sunday, December 3rd, began with domestics:  a couple loads of laundry; and then we went to the horses.  The Spanish Riding School to be precise, to see the Lipizzaner stallions strut their stuff.  We had reserved tickets months in advance … Continue reading

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Vienna: Day 2

Our second day in Vienna dawned clear and chilly.  One of the things I wanted to do when in Vienna was to go to a different traditional Viennese coffee house each day.  Well, I missed yesterday and wasn’t particularly disappointed … Continue reading

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London: Day 2.5: The Long March

None of us slept well Monday night.  ARGH!!!!  When I wandered out of the bedroom at 6:15 a.m., Kris was already up, had made a pot of coffee and had drunk about half of it.  The two of us made … Continue reading

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Plumbing: India Part Two

As I mentioned in a previous blog dealing with Indian plumbing, I have been kind of intrigued by the teeny, tiny rolls of toilet paper with which our bathrooms are fitted out.  Seriously, I don’t there’s more than 100 sheets … Continue reading

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Plumbing: India

Lest you get overly concerned by the title, be reassured, nothing the least bit untoward or unsavory will follow.  But, as I do have plumbing in my DNA, I can’t help noticing these things. At home, we buy our toilet … Continue reading

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Plumbing: What’s Old is New Again

When we were in Lisbon, Michael and I visited a museum that was housed in a private home and consisted of a large collection of all manner of things the owner of the home had collected over many years.  The … Continue reading

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Plumbing: Reflections on Mirrors

Mirrors:  They have incredible powers. They can be rippled or wavy and make your body go all short and fat or tall and wobbly as those in a fun house at a state fair. The mirror I use to apply … Continue reading

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REALLY??

Of all the strange things one might encounter in a hotel bathroom in a faraway place while on vacation, surely a bathroom scale has to be the most horrifying.  And the fact that the scale is calibrated in kilograms doesn’t … Continue reading

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Sense of Propriety, Part II: There are No Porta Potties on the Serengeti*

Safari means a journey; and, I have discovered, it can encompass journeys of many different sorts:  Physical, emotional, philosophical, etc.  But this post concerns itself with the first of these, the actual physical aspect of my safari.  Specifically, it concerns … Continue reading

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