Never mind those jalapenos.

The only thing I managed to do was kill one of my USB Ports – the laptop battery kept trying to cut off power to the camera and somehow it all just did not go so well.

Cé la vie.


There’s something kinda strange about growing jalapenos in Bavaria.

Thanks to Mom, who sent me the seeds in early spring. Thanks to our incredible summer (which regrettably killed about 10.000 people in France) I have the largest Jalapenos I have ever had.

You see, it is impossible to get a decent salsa here. You can buy salsa ready made, but it just isn’t salsa. There is always a bunch of sugar in it and it is really thick, both of which salsa should not be.

So yeah, when I do tacos, I have to grow a few jalapenos first. Then, I take the last tomatoes of the season and make a two gallon pot of salsa which then lasts all year. I freeze the salsa in small portions so that there is always something ready when I need a jalapeno kick.

Will be carrying the laptop and webcam out and post a small video of my jalapenos here for mom.

(yes, I am kinda bored today somehow).

Last Weekend…

the dust from my floor sanding attack had just settled and been cleaned up and the house was, after three weeks, once again dust free.
I knew something was up when my father came over with a yardstick in his hand. He only does that when he is bored and looking to improve/repair/build something.

Here are the pics.

How to install a larger window

Step 1: Get the chainsaw,

Step 2: Just take out pieces of the wall,

Step 3: Smile for the camera,

Step 4: Enjoy the view!

The dust has, in the meanwhile settled again. 😉

Nine Fingers and a Virus

What a godawful week. My finger is now better, however, the ligament is a bit short so I am in phys rehab to get that finger back working. As if that wasn’t enough, I had to fight for three days to get rid of the Lovesan/Msblast virus which somehow found its way into my computer and constantly insisted on restarting the system every five minutes or so.

Am back.

And here is something really good (thanks Jen).

You Know You’re Living in the Year 2003 when…

1. Your reason for not staying in touch with family is because they do not have e-mail.

2. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

3. Your grandmother asks you to send her a JPEG file of your newborn so she can create a screen saver.

4. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home.

5. Every commercial on television has a web site address at the bottom of the screen.

6. You buy a computer and 3 months later it’s out of date and sells for half the price you paid.

7. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn’t have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your

life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go get it.

8. Using real money, instead of credit or debit, to make a purchase would be a hassle and take planning.

9. You just tried to enter your password on the microwave.

10. You consider second-day air delivery painfully slow.

11. Your dining room table is now your flat filing cabinet.

12. Your idea of being organized is multiple-colored Post-it notes.

13. You hear most of your jokes via e-mail instead of in person.

14. You get an extra phone line so you can get phone calls.

15. You disconnect from the Internet and get this awful feeling, as if you just pulled the plug on a loved one.

16. You get up in the morning and go online before getting your coffee.

17. You wake up at 2 AM to go to the bathroom and check your E-mail on your way back to bed.

18. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. ; )

19. You’re reading this and nodding and laughing.

20. Even worse; you know exactly who you are going to forward this to…