Saturday, April 25, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Back to Germany and a quick update on Luca...

Headed up to Germany on business for the rest of the week, back this weekend.

Luca is now starting to stand on his own with no support. He'll stand for about 10 seconds and then fall on his butt. I'm thinking he'll be taking his first steps any day now...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Those wonderful search terms...

In the past few days, here are the search terms that have landed people on my humble little blog:

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Friday, April 03, 2009

20 Things I miss about Heidelberg

1. The Dubliner

2. Hiking the Heiligenberg

3. The salads at Medoc

4. The pletora of sushi joints

5. Walking up and down the Hauptstrasse

6. Eating panini in the biergarten at Hemingways

7. Sitting in the Marktplace next to the big church

8. Flammkuchen at the Villa Lounge

9. Chinese food at the Shanghai

10. The view from the Philosophenweg

11. Tannen Zapfel Pils

12. Quiz Night

13. Doner kebaps from Cedars

14. The Indian Plalace

15. Thai Food from the Chang Mai

16. 103 different kinds of schnitzel at the Schnitzelhaus

17. Tapas at the Bar d'Aix en Provence

18. The Herbstfest

19. STEVE-O!

20. Huge dinner parties at our house

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

I'm on 'roids.

Seriously, I got my first steroid injection yesterday, even though I hate needles. Of course it wasn't the kind of steroids that make you all buff, it was for a shoulder injury. I developed it a month or so ago and it's gotten progressively worse. Saw the orthopedist a couple weeks ago, he took x-rays but couldn't find anything bad like a fracture or anything so he said it was probably something called "impingement syndrome", which is pretty much like bursitis or tendinitis. He prescribed Motrin to reduce swelling in the area but it kept getting worse and when I saw him again yesterday he decided to try a steroid shot. The shot numbs the area (lydocaine) and reduces the swelling and it worked right away. The only problem was that I felt a bit of the numbness all the way down in my pinkie which is not supposed to happen. Because of this, he mentioned that it might be an indication of a secondary problem, perhaps even a torn rotator cuff. Of course they don't have an MRI machine here so if it comes to that, I'll have to either go on the economy or go all the way up to Landstuhl in Germany. Hopefully the shot will work and it won't come to that...