Saturday, September 29, 2007

On America - Noteable comments

Of course there's much to observe and comment on when you've been out of your native country for nearly six years. More is to come for sure, but here are some of the funnier comments in the course of discussions:

  • Oh, I went to Europe once for two weeks. And the whole time I was there I was just thinking how much I wanted to go back home.

  • Do they have german internet?

  • Oh- they make films in Australia. Well of course they do but- so like, who's a famous Australian actor?

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine

A great video clip about Naomi Klein's new book. As always she's on the edge of the moment.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

ecospot contest on

this is a great contest, going on for awhile already, regarding all the activities around global warming:

The media company is based in San Francisco. In case you don't know (is that possible?) - the company is led by former Vice President Al Gore.

Go for it, if you're a film-maker or not - create your own 15, 30 or 60 secs on video, and tell the world what YOU think is a great contribution in preventing any more global warming activities! But be quick - the deadline is approaching fast!

Friday, September 7, 2007

moving around and around …

Before the blog looks like deserted to you, valued visitor (not that there's much reason for you to stumble by here anyway, but it happens, for example through google's next blog feature on top of the page), I thought I better put in an entry just to have a newer date on the page. Yeah, just for that. Well, maybe I can also tell you the REASON for not writing for quite awhile- we are on a moving-around binge for the last few months, finally arriving in the Silicon Valley strip, hopeful to find a home, for now at least.
So that makes a trip from Sydney, Australia, through Hawaii, to Detroit, Michigan, around Michigan a bit, and a long road trip through the country, to California. Let's see if we make it, being part of that mysterious California dream...  We saw some pretty amazing stuff, small villages, big cities, the plains, the mountains, flatland, desert, mormons, Germans, danish, netherlands, beautiful lakes, weird people, nice people, strange people... to much to describe it all. This is not supposed to be a travel logbook or something. Maybe a little bit.
So for now we found our nest where the also owner of this blogging application is at home.

The price level is really horrible here. I mean it. It's not the first time that we're in California, but it's the first time we actually LIVE here. Only then you really notice. Not that I didn't know. I guess everybody knows. "Oh you're goin' to Cali? Yeah well enjoy paying those bills".
So that's what we're doing here now.
I think El Camino Real must be the longest business strip in the US is that correct? Maybe even in the world? Naaaaah there's probably something worse.

But we're already enjoying the mountains, pacific-side, not the east-side ones. But more about this  another day.
Cheers mate (the Ozzie in me sorry)