Monday, November 9, 2009

J'e suis the King of Burundi

Today one of the phrases I learned for German class was...

"Die Katze springt sehr hoch". - The cat jumps really high.

which of course reminded me of this favorite skit from Eddie Izzard.

A must-watch -

Sunday, August 9, 2009


How cute are these kids on the bench eating ice cream?

And this sign on the right - warning drivers, "Bitte Nicht So Schnell"...
("please not so fast!")

This cuteness brought to you by Austria.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Window Shopping

Silky dresses & rainbows of leather gloves in Rome

It Makes Its Way Across the Ocean

The Slurpee Machine

Monday, July 27, 2009

4-Hour Layover in Dublin

I saw the first person drinking a pint of Guinness - at 9:00 am

BY 11:00 am EVERYONE WAS DRINKING. The bars in the airport were full.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Revolving Door of Expat Life

"Never tell anyone anything, or you will miss everyone"
~ Holden Caufield, The Catcher in the Rye

Rule of Expat Life - People Come, & People Go
It is the major differences of living in an expat society vs. living in your hometown.

It really sucks.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Classics, Italianized

Springtime... for Zurich... and Switzerland

Sheep. Rainbows.

Enjoying Sundays at the beergarten with a view of the mountains & lake.

New York this is not.

Monday, June 1, 2009

I Is Literate

I'm forgetting English. 

Is it "take something with a grain of salt" or a pinch?

Malpropisms were never a problem....  although for years I thought it was "up & Adam" (up & at 'em).    And "it's a doggy dog world".   

At least I still speak jive. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mister CH

Was just googling "Mr. Schweiz" to see what this competition is all about.

This website appeared.

Um... Woah.

Really - click on the link. Then note the photo slide show.

Gratuitous shirtlessness seems to be a required element.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I'm thinking of changing my blog name. My Swiss life is not so new anymore.

I am thinking of going with the new name "Sexual Chocolate"

Although this title could be misleading.

If you do not get this reference, you really must watch more Eddie Murphy movies.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

This Is So Swiss

None of us are too surprised that the Swiss have a festival to celebrate the opening of a tunnel...

I admit to being a bit intrigued by the "Ethno Country Rock Show" though.  

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Swiss Celebrity Sightings

So, let's be honest. There are only about 3 famous Swiss people. These 3 being -

1) Roger Federer
2) Martina Hingis
3) um...

There are some people who, within Switzerland, are considered "famous" though.

The latest James Bond flick's director was Swiss. It was a big deal when he was chosen to direct (big deal aka, in Switzerland).

The Mr. & Ms. Switzerland winners are "famous."

... A friend of mine saw Martina Hingis yesterday.

I also saw Roger Federer a few years ago standing in front of a hotel, waiting for his car to be brought around.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009