Monday, January 19, 2009

a quick January rundown

I've been a bit behind on this blog. So here is a quick rundown of the most exciting moments of last two weeks. The holidays seemed to drag on for a very loooooong time. The highlight were our times with family. Here is Jonah with his great-grandmother:

I so enjoyed the visit that three of my college classmates paid us on New Year's. Fun times, reminiscing while drinking bad wine and powerful plum brandy, which I shall from now on call The Remedy Of My People. My friend actually purchased one of the most awe-inspiring objects, truly an item worthy of idol worship: a plum brandy decanter in the shape of an old-fashioned machine gun with a set of shot glasses. Here is Jonah admiring the beauty with which we thoroughly familiarized ourselves while kicking off the New Year with a bang:

Finally, after playing a two-week long viral infection relay over the holidays, we got outside to do a little sledding in the chilly winter weather near my dad's house out in the country. All the lakes and ponds were frozen over with thick ice. People cleared the snow and ice skated and "hokeyed" like there was no tomorrow. We stuck to sledding, which was just our speed:

Another favorite activity was an impromptu tour of a firehouse which my dad finagled one afternoon after thinking of it during lunch. Oh, let's walk over to the firehouse down the street and try our luck, he said. Though he was more excited about the trucks and equipment than his grandson, his junior by fifty-five years, the place did make an impression on Jonah too:

More pics here.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

another blog

I have started blogging about Czech politics on another blog, if you are interested. Today's topic is the Czechs assuming the rotating European Union presidency for the next six months. You can read my post here.

Friday, January 02, 2009

when my sister was here

Here is Jonah with my dad, his wife and my sister in November:

Thursday, January 01, 2009

a visit to babi's

Jonah and his great-grandmother:

Part I:

Part II: