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Tuesday, March 28, 2006
a litte late....my weekend
the weather was nice and mild on Saturday when I went into town with my friend Clara, who'll be going back to Paraguay soon :( we wandered around the Trödelmarkt (flea/antique market), the Wochenmarkt ('Weekend' market - mostly fruit, veggies n flowers) and walked up and down the Königstrasse (King St), our city's main shopping strip.

i didn't remember i had my camera until after the antique market, so i didn't get any pictures, but i'll be sure to next time, because some of the tables has the loveliest spreads of old china and crystal...and one vendor who sold antique chandeliers. we passed by the Schlossplatz, a park near the Palace, where they've started a kind of outdoor exhibit of stone carvings with the theme of the World Cup. as you can probably imagine, Germans are pretty gung-ho about soccer (along with the rest of the world outside of north america) so they're pretty darn excited about the World Cup being on home turf. but i don't quite get the tie in to stone carving. i mean, the things most often carved from stone are what? tombstones? statues to memorialize dead folks? so what is the message exactly? soccer is dead? ha, don't i wish. cuz lord knows this town is going to be a mess onces the games get going, especially when there's one here. anyway, here's a shot of Clara being all sporty next to one of the soccer-tombstone thingies:

and here's another one that i just thought was kinda creepy n wierd. of course, i'm the kind of person who has to cringe during a penalty shot because i can't bear how pathetic the players look all lined up in a row, desperately trying to protect their manhood. see that? in the middle? that's a row of pseudo-Egyptian soccer players hanging on to their bits for dear life. poor saps! i normally don't agree with the whole earning all kinds of money just for playing sports thing, but i figure any guy who's been unfortunate enough to get a soccer ball in the nads has earned it.

but wait! that's not all! i even did some knitting, yes sir! it was a totally improvised and rushed sort of deal, and if you look too closely, it kinda looks like hell, but it gave me an idea of what to do with all the leftover cotton bits i know are going to plague me over the course of my summer knitting.

the mesh knits up really fast, and will look better when i knit it the same way the whole way through the garment (who'd a thunk it?). and i very well may have one to match every cotton tank i knit this summer, so that i don't feel all nekkid wearing one to work (it's a university, not too formal, but still).

posted by tatjana @ 1:11 p.m.  
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