Full of stuff...cause I like stuff.

I thought she was reading over my shoulder… I guess she found my book boring.

I thought she was reading over my shoulder… I guess she found my book boring.

15 April 2014 ev greyhound greyhounds dog hound gpoy me lol sleeping dog


So, if I try to go to AdultSwim on my phone’s browser, it seems to think I need to visit a different site instead. 

Geez ma, drink less, even my phone thinks you’re trouble!

So, if I try to go to AdultSwim on my phone’s browser, it seems to think I need to visit a different site instead.

Geez ma, drink less, even my phone thinks you’re trouble!

15 April 2014 lol autocorrect adult swim alcoholics google knows best magyarstew


Nothing puts a downer on your day…

…than taking two large boxes of books/dvds/cds to Half Price books and getting next to nothing for it.

15 April 2014 half price books i like to buy from them but not to sell to them half price pays diddly for books walk in next week find book they bought from you for 50 cents selling for 20 dollars


Playing pics from the day EV hurt herself.  Sometime after her stopping and going inside, but between Paris flopping down in the dirt, is when she hurt her paw. 

I was hoping I’d see how she did it in these pictures, but unfortunately not.

Some are blurry, yes, because of a few reasons. 

1. I wasn’t shooting in high speed.

2. I had come out to take pictures of the woodpecker, not the dogs.

3. I had the 300mm lens on, which isn’t good when your subject is barreling right towards you at 35+ mph and you’re trying to focus and zoom out at the same time.

Of course, when they start playing, you can’t help but watch, and if you have a camera, shooting some pics.  Some of these turned out great, but I wish the running at me ones were clearer, especially since Paris makes the most goofy faces while she’s running.  Oh well.  Not like they won’t do it again!

14 April 2014 paris ev greyhound greyhounds running greyhounds playing greyhounds backyard


I’m not sure what I did, but this just the first step, and I have to restrain myself from sampling.  

It smells so freaking good in here…

I’m not sure what I did, but this just the first step, and I have to restrain myself from sampling.

It smells so freaking good in here…

14 April 2014 potatoes adventures in cooking tasty i never write down my recipes you wish you could smell this i can smell what I'm cooking


EV, high as a kite. 

Poor girl was running around the yard yesterday, and came in all bloody.  Turns out she split her paw between two of her toes. 

Took her in this morning, she got sutures, and is so whacked out that she has no idea she’s steadily leaking pee, so we just change out the towel after a bit and are keeping a close eye on her. 

No idea how she did it, but split paws are not an uncommon Greyhound injury. 

Hardy, but delicate creatures they are.

EV, high as a kite.

Poor girl was running around the yard yesterday, and came in all bloody. Turns out she split her paw between two of her toes.

Took her in this morning, she got sutures, and is so whacked out that she has no idea she’s steadily leaking pee, so we just change out the towel after a bit and are keeping a close eye on her.

No idea how she did it, but split paws are not an uncommon Greyhound injury.

Hardy, but delicate creatures they are.

13 April 2014 ev greyhound greyhounds sutures injury hurt high my poor girl


My mom, magyarstew, being photogenic.

:)

13 April 2014 mom magyarstew photos call them headshots


Durnstein, Austria.

Everything is apricot this, apricot that here, but it’s a beautiful little town. 

That’s where I bought myself some tasty whisky. 

12 April 2014 durnstein austria whisky europe apricot town


Bratislava decay

11 April 2014 decay bratislava zerofunksgiven buildings rennovation


I posted some of the statues of Bratislava, so here’s some other stuff.  My older older sister and I wandered around, and headed toward the tall church, due to the gargoyles on top.  We wandered into this back end of town, and saw some really interesting buildings. 

Stay tuned, I’ll post a few “decay” shots in a minute. 

The whisky place was closed though, so sad.  So was the Irish pub, so I didn’t get any whisky in Bratislava.

Graffiti, however, seems relatively universal (I dunno about you, but I stopped writing on things in grade school), but on occasion you spot something neat, like the umbrella man. 

The vodka bottle… I dunno.  I suppose trying to take an “artsy” photo.  It kind of works. 

11 April 2014 bratislava gargoyle church vodka whisky whiskey europe


The laugh in the beginning isn’t part of the audio, but a jackass tourist trying to be funny, but basically ruining it for everyone else.

8 April 2014 dracula labyrinth dracula's labyrinth budapest hungary vlad the impaler


Dracula’s Labyrinth. 

In Budapest, Hungary you can tour the labyrinth where they would toss people in to suffer for crimes, and where Vlad Tepesh (also known as Vlad the Impaler) was imprisoned for 15 years.  As you walk through, they have set ups so you can see how the courts looked back in that time, and little histories. 

You also learned that as well as being thrown into this labyrinth with no light, they also had rooms where they would torture inmates, as well as several torture devices.  Pictured you see a well, where they’d lift the grate, toss you in, and close the grate.  The end.  There was also a crows nest in a real dark, almost hidden corner, but these were the only examples left, but it gives you a good idea of the horrors at which mankind is capable of, then and now, and it is still amazing.

Appropriately lit, and perhaps a bit garish and hokey, is Dracula’s Tomb… an obvious area set up for the tourists, but it was fun. 

Regardless of the little area, the entire thing was dank, and rough, hewn out of the stone, and you can imagine trying to stumble along in the dark, not knowing your fate.

There’s a quick video coming up, so watch for that. 

8 April 2014 dracula tomb labyrinth labrintius vlad the impaler budapest hungary vampire legend torture


So, in the cabin on the Viking Cruise ship Njord, they have an opaque wall leading to the bedroom, that is the shower.

There’s a button that makes it completely see through. 

While I’d love this feature on my honeymoon, it’s a HORRIBLE thing to experience when you share a room with your mother.

My sisters thought it was hilarious, of course. 

Considering the majority of the passengers (180 of the 188 passengers) were over the age of 60… most of those couples thought it was pretty horrific too. 

8 April 2014


Sometimes, you’ve gotta love Spoon.

8 April 2014 spoon lounge spoon budapest boat and I love Spoon


I’m terrible.

At updating my tumblr, lately.  I write a lot of posts in my head, but they never make it to the internet.

I’m currently going through all the pictures I took on my trip, trying to figure out which ones to post.  I’ll do it in segments, so as not to flood your dash, and probably break it up to once a day. 

But before that, I’ll write an overall post, and give my thoughts about the trip. 

Stay tuned, same Bat channel, same Bat Tumblr!

8 April 2014