Yeah, I haven’t been able to enjoy myself as much as I usually do since I caught a cold and currently fighting snot and headaches at 37,7°C – but that doesn’t diminish this uplifting feeling of loyalty, friendship, attraction, confidence, intimacy, knowledge, sympathy, growing up and growing old together. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️✎
Some old pictures. Amazing to see how bad the quality of those pictures were. And these are scans from reproductions I had actually hanging on the wall for a few years. Back then, we felt those were good pictures!✎
Also note how long it took Claudia to prevent me from making weird faces.✎
To think that back then we didn’t even have digital cameras!✎
The black and white pictures is probably the oldest. That’s what Claudia’s hair looked like when we met, in high school.✎
All these tags, all these topics I blogged about. I started this site on 2002-06-23. All this stuff… Who will ever read it again? Sure, some people might be reading it now – but what about those old posts? Who will be reading them in a year? Nobody. Not my family, not my kids, no historian… In fact, most probably nobody will be paying for the server and one day it will all simply disappear. Copies might be left on the Internet Archive.✎
Kulinarische Höhepunkte der Schweiz, selber gemacht. Heute: Vermicelles!!
Gehört zum kulinarischen Erbe der Schweiz!?
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, take a look at this blog post which comes with some nice pictures and some context.
|Rahm (ich nehme Vollrahm)||Cream (ours has approx. 35% so that would be light whipping cream in the USA?)|
|Edelkastanie, geröstet, püriert||Sweet Chestnut, roasted, puréed|
OK, maybe less cream next time. I think I’m going to faint of sugar and fat overdose.✎
Recently I made some $10 donations, and I’m planning on some more.
I found a way to filter my photos on Flickr by camera used!
We returned from Portugal on October 5.
First, we spent a few days in the Algarve. (Pictures.) Then we spent a day in Lisbon and at my mom’s place. It was her birthday and so her two brothers and their wives were also there. My sister and my half-siblings were also there. It was great. (Pictures.)
Now we’re back to work and trying to get the flat back under control after our recent move.
Wir sind umgezogen. Weiter hinaus, wo die Menschen älter sind, wo die Hipsters und Yuppies fehlen, wo es weniger two incomes no kids gibt – also eigentlich praktisch in fremdes Land. Irgendwie auch schön, wenn man in der Siedlung begrüsst wird. Im Kreis 4 kannten uns die Nachbarn ja schon im Innenhof nicht mehr. Ausser Sven und und das ältere Paar aus Osteuropa, die waren immer sehr freundlich.
Zügeln ist und bleibt allerdings ein Mist. Davon kriege ich Kreuzschmerzen!
Im August sind wir von Vrin im Graubünden auf die Terrihütte gewandert, haben dort übernachtet, und sind dann über die Scaletta Hütte hinab ins Tessin gewandert.
Einziger Nachteil: Massenschlag auf der Terrihütte mit Schnarchlern links, rechts, und gegenüber. Und wir ohne Lärmschutz.
We signed a new contract! Starting in October, we’ll be living in Altstetten. It’s still within the city limits, but no longer as central as that. The now flats are being built at the moment. This is what Google Street View is showing…
Twenty two years ago, Claudia and I started dating. It has been the most wonderful thing to happen to me in all my life. I’ve become a better person, a happier person, a more responsible person, a more caring person, … the changes are innumerable. In fact, it’s probably impossible to say which of these positive changes have come about due to our relationship and which of these changes would have happened anyway, simply because of growing older and hopefully somewhat wiser. And yet, the great joy is having shared it all, having grown up together, adapting to each other, learning from each other, and now this stranger has become part of my life, and more. We are to each others like extensions of our body. Two hearts, as one.✎