Category Archives: Plumbing

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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Sight, Part I: More Misadventures in Myopia

Sight is going to be the largest category and I am going to have to break it into many posts.  This will be the first and it is sort of a matter on telling on myself before anyone else can. … Continue reading

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