Hi Seth and Jackie! We were just watching a travel show on Switzerland and they showed something called an “alpine coaster.” It’s like a roller coaster built down the side of a mountain and powered by gravity. Have you seen one? It looked scary! Anyway, it made us think of you!
Hi! I read this! I’ve been busy lately with my two choirs, one of which is flying out early tomorrow AM to go to Oklahoma city and sing for the NATIONAL ACDA, which is super exciting. The other one is gearing up to do a concert entirely of broadway music. Yes.
In the last few days I’ve spent a lot of time setting this up: http://heidifund.org. Super scary stuff, but also good to see people rally around someone they don’t know.
And work is going well. I’m actually at work right now so I should go, but hi! I’m no longer lurking.
I haven’t done a very good job keeping up with the blog, but procrastinating writing the six papers I have due this week has finally made me read it. I’m glad I did because you guys kept it pretty entertaining.
Really I’m just saying hi and wishing you happy holidays. Will you guys be making it back to the States? I’m heading home in just over a week.
Oh, and I had awesome vegetarian food in Seoul a few weeks ago. It was Korean Buddhist temple cuisine and amazing. Is that something on your radar? Here’s the place I ate at: http://www.sachalfood.com/ (I can’t read the Korean either, but the pictures are pretty and accurate).
Thanks for the names of the other restaurants associated with Hiltl! That place was soo yummy! We haven’t really found much in Geneva. We do know that it Ferney-Voltaire on the French side is an organic grocery store that carries veggie burger patties. I am really starting to miss Morningstar Veggie breakfast sausages.
I really like this “wall” concept and your blog!(I linked to it actually- I am sure you saw) Are you settled down in Geneva or Lusaunne? I agree, We should get together for a veggie dinner!
Like the blog…it was funny reading that entry about not being able to figure out how things work–I thought that kind of stuff only happened in Egypt and Syria, but it somehow makes me feel better to know it is just one of those daily absurdities of ex-pat life worldwide…Also, the chocolate chip cookie entry–I’ve been having the exact same problems myself! Although at least you can probably get good quality chocolate bars
Fun to read your carbon offsets article and see how you wove flying, vegetarianism and Paradise Unpaved all together. Glad to see we’re one of the ‘awesome’ ways to reduce one’s footprint! We figured doing everything eco-perfectly is a bit tough — so we’re knocking off the biggies first (e.g selling the SUV, unpaving our Paradise…)