Monday, February 11, 2008

And Now For Something Completely Different

(unfortunately, all photos on this post are not mine, so plain-jane copyrighted for the time being).

Somebody else's vacation.

I promised myself long ago I would never apologize for not updating this blog frequently enough. Now I feel guilty anyhow. Basically I've got a lot of things going on right now. And in that spirit, I bring you this.

A good friend of mine _ I'll call him "Jan" _ recently went to Australia "to find out about a girl," as they say. I'll call her "Sheila."


(note the red hair: he never had a chance...)

I feel somewhat responsible for all of this because I was dressed up as Steve Irwin with a sting ray barb through my chest for Halloween in Amsterdam. That prompted her to introduce herself _ and proved the icebreaker that ultimately led to their (stormy) relationship.

Basically, he's a great guy and she's a cool chick, but you know, it's got to work.
I'm not the type to show you the photos of wallabies and kangaroos. Instead, here are a few glimpses from the road.

(couldn't this be california in 1977?)

(watch out for these!)

(Apparently on the other side was "the Male brain," divided between just sex, beer and football.)

(a pub in Melbourne. Nice mix of people).

(nightfall. Anybody else love the mood of this time of day?)

(Sheila at a car show)

(Australia Day).

(The erstwhile couple).

The upshot of the vacation was, she's there and he's back here. They want to be together, but neither has a work visa for the other's country. To be continued...


Anonymous said...

Dude, she's hot!

Anonymous said...

And now for something completely done and over with....