27 September 2009

tea time

last night was the first steiger tea party that i was able to be apart of. the courtyard area was turned into an oriental style tea garden, with fabric hung from the carport cieling and walls, carpets and low cushions to sit on, candles and torches as light.. there was a page full of tea varieties being offered (the best was yogi tea, of course..) and michael stood on the street in front making giant soap bubbles and inviting people in. the rest of us made tea, served people, or sat around talking with our guests. everything was free. i was happy to see a guy i talked to during the last euro-cafe street event came back, and we had some good conversations.. definatly a cool evening (well.. night..it didn't end till around 3am).

26 September 2009

josh ritter in oxford

here's a sample of the concert we flew over to see.
video

long live the queen

aparently pirate kidnappings are only a week long.. at least this one was. my pirate returned me to the karlsruhe shores safe and unharmed (well..mostly.. can't say my foot isnt a bit sore). this was definatly the best birthday present i have ever had.. or heard of anyone else having.
the first two and a half days were spent in oxford, where we saw a lot of sights and then biked over to the josh ritter concert (this was the real reason for the whole trip). the oncert was amazing.. he played well over two hours. i had a seat on a sofa for part and then sitting on a little table for the rest. andreas was bored. he claims to like metal.
the rest of the week was spent in london.. where we came no where near to seeing everything. but we did go to the glorious undead church to meet up with some friends of mine.. kameal and his wife (and surprisingly tina, who i forgot lives there). the GU is similar to the jesus freaks, and i knew some of them from freakstocks past. we of course followed church with a visit to brick lane for indian food.
we were also able to attend st paul's cathedral for evensong. but the real highlight in london (for me) was that we were able to (after standing in a line for over an hour) get tickets (for the very best seats in the house) for "as you like it" (the one with my favorite monolgue) at shakespeare's GLOBE!!! (ok, the 1997 rebuild of it)
and.. as if this wsn't enough.. we saw 2 space invaders and 1 banksy!! thats it really for street art.. but we went to a few museums, since they are all free! we saw the tate modern and the national gallery.








16 September 2009

kidnapped by a pirate

tall, dark and handsom has once again swept me off my feet and into a plane..
tomorro i fly to england for a week, and so unless you happen to be meeting up with me there, i guess you just won't hear from me till i get back!!