We biked 60 kilometers that day. It had rained as we set up our tent (after 14 km in the rain between train and camp, my phone falling repeatedly onto the concrete, the gps failing). It had rained during the Trendelburg Mittelalterfest. If the water from the overflowing creek beside our tent hadn’t been louder than raindrops, I would be able to tell you that it rained all night. Our tent was missing pieces. Our sleeping bags were too thin. We spent the early mornings hiding in the heated laundry and wash room, drying our shoes on the radiator and [...]
Just look at it! Spotted in Switzerland. The strange-looking piping is meant to let the heat warm the air in the room faster. I saw them often on Swiss wood stoves.
This summer I saw a lot of road. Roads in Switzerland, roads in Sweden, roads in Holland and in Germany, and a hell of a lot of roads in Ireland and France. On tour with my band, Battenkill Ramblers, and The Corn Potato String Band, we spent three weeks driving and singing, singing and driving. But this guy. I will never forget this fucking guy.
Up in the fog-horned Swiss mountains, we played an anniversary show for a gorgeous collective farm called Cernievillers. The food was decadent and delicious in the way that only whole, fresh foods are. The people were [...]
Today I stood on the stoop of our tiny kitchen, looking out at the other two Bauwagen (or trailers, gah, I still feel uncomfortable using that word) that make up our home, and had a moment of wonder. How far we’ve come! How much has changed! Look at that shed! Look at that lawn! And how about that attractively mulched path, eh?
Visitors still find Click Clack Gorilla in droves via the Tiny Yellow House video that Deek put together about what is now our guest room, storage room, and library. I re-watched it today and was in awe. That space [...]
Well holy fucking shit. I was beginning to think this day would never come, but BEHOLD! Click Clack Gorilla has a brand new face. If you notice any bugs still crawling around, anything doesn’t work for you (or works especially well), please let me know. New face means new content. New face means old, shitty problems gone away. New face means new life in this space. Glory, glory, glory. Here we come.
Meanwhile in England…
I recently spent ten days geeking it up at Nine Worlds and the World Science Fiction Convetion. It was a raucous good time. And look: I even [...]
Just struggling with time management. Oh, the tales I have to tell. But first things first, blog maintenance and fixing problems and blah blah blah. Consider this your warning. I am planning on moving Click Clack Gorilla over to another server at the end of the week. If all goes well, it will be back online and looking stunning by the beginning of the next. If all does not go well, it will take longer. Considering these things almost never go as planned, let’s just say “see you in August.” (If things go terribly wrong, I will still be over [...]
Wow guys. I finally posted something that even those having trouble seeing my new posts could actually find, and all the “we missed you” and “yeys” I heard in return were awesome. Thanks for the high fives. Back at you.
Today I’ve got a few more photos of life on the Platz, though at this point they are a bit old. Instead of freshly agitated dirt, we have grass so green it looks fake. The herb garden is flourishing (and possibly saved the lives of the two sage plants I raised from seed). So yeah, old news, and I’ll have to [...]
And the prize is that you can see this post. SIGH. My radio silence lately has been the result of some technical issues. I would describe them for you and whine a bunch in vivid detail, but really, who fucking cares?! I owe you some pictures of our new kitchen, and today I am here to deliver. That’s right. Uh-huh. Look at these beauties.
You’ve seen the outside at least a dozen times already, but, yeah, it is still awesome.
No fictisiously clean kitchens in my photos! I am not fast enough to take pictures during the three seconds that is remains [...]
Who was that person who said, at the beginning of this year, that she wouldn’t buy any new books until she’d cleared off at least 50 books from the old to-read shelf? It couldn’t have been me because that hasn’t happened at all. In fact, obsessive list-maker than I am (at least when it comes to books and to-do lists), I started keeping a list of the books I acquire each month, in order to make clear to myself exactly how much I’m buying and how those titles correlate with the books I’m actually reading. It is kind of fun. [...]
Yep, I’m the asshole who still hasn’t managed to take photos of the fucking awesome kitchen I keep promising pictures of. But hey, look at this picture I took of Frankfurt graffiti when I first moved here a hundred years ago! (Nine.) I’ve always liked that one. While poking around for pictures of Germany I could use for work, I (re)discovered a lot of old gems. Which I also won’t be sharing because the Beard is in them, and he doesn’t much like having his picture on the internets. We were so young! We were so carefree! Look, we’re drinking [...]