Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Lolly was brought in as a stray with four kittens. Sadly, all of them died. She is extremely affectionate and loves to be petted. She also loves to play and "talks" to the string when she plays with it. She's awesome!Rascal is a beautiful buff-colored kitten (not sure of sex but likely male) with blue eyes. He is full of piss and vinegar! He runs around playing like a nut and gives funny kitten growls at the other cats and even his toys. He purrs when you snuggle him and pet him though. Bernie has already taken over my heart! He's an adolescent kitten, maybe 10 to 12 weeks, extremely skinny and in his very cute awkward stage--all legs, tail, and ears! He's a playful kitten, but he's also a loverboy. As soon as I come into his room, he jumps up on my lap, puts his paws on my shoulder, and give me hugs and kisses. I am in love.
Keeya is a beautiful gray and white girl. She's also very affectionate and extremely gentle. She is camera shy, so her photo isn't available yet, but she's a beauty, a total purr machine, and intelligent.
If you've thought about getting a pet, please consider adopting, especially now when the shelters are full of cats and kittens. These four are all a delight, but there are many more wonderful cats and dogs that need homes.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Dave and I also did a test run on Saturday--biking from our house to my office in Oakland and back. I have to admit that the trip up Polish Hill wasn't as bad as I thought it would be! The return trip down through Polish Hill was pretty fun.
The hardest parts of my first day--figuring out how to use the bus bike racks and the bike racks in our garage--are over. Now I'm looking forward to a fun ride home!
Have you considered biking or taking public transportation even one day of the week? Visit Bike Pittsburgh's site to learn about their Car-Free Fridays program.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
The view of Vysehrad from the Nove Mesto riverfront.
Church of Sts Peter and Paul.
In the park.
In the cemetery.
View of Prague Castle from the Vysehrad castle wall.
View from the Vysehrad castle wall.
In Nove Mesto.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Dave had cleaned the house, which I was delighted about since it's so nice to come home to a clean house. This morning it was nice that the sun didn't rise at 4:30/5 like it did in Prague (because of the latitude difference.) And in general I was just happy to be back in Pittsburgh, which was in the news a lot while I was gone with the #1 Most Livable City rating by The Economist and the Penguins winning the Stanley Cup. However, I agree 100% with this opinion piece in the Post-Gazette about balancing all the recent accolades Pittsburgh's been getting with the need to continue to "seek the inspired leadership" and change the "political shenanigans of a one-party town."
Today, we walked over to the Arts Festival--it was the last day. The Gay Pride Festival and a Pirates game were also going on, so Downtown was packed! It was hot and sunny, which felt nice because it's been cool in Prague. Happy to be home.
A giant squid was part of the exhibit in gallery at 937 Liberty Ave.
Robot by Toby Atticus Fraley, from Washington PA. He had a booth in the artists' marketplace, and we bought a really cool clock with a honey bear dressed up as a bird. Sounds strange, but it's cool. I really like his stuff in general--check it out. At Point State Park for the Arts Festival.
Clouds over Downtown.