Back up!

I took the site down accidentally by having the temerity to want to update some WordPress pluging, which b0rked the site. I ended up having to delete the plugins in question to get it back. Anyway! The reason this blog is coming back to life is that we are now on a cruise. 🙂 We…

BACK IN TEXAS

Despite the best efforts of O’Hare Airport, we did actually make it back to Texas at more or less the scheduled time. More later, after about a million hours of sleep. In a bed with actual SHEETS and not a DUVET.

This is a foul time of the morning

I’m sure there are worse, but getting up at 5am just to deal with airports and sit on planes is not something I’d wish on most people. On the plus side, we’ll land at home around 5pm local, barring another delay like we had on the way out. If that happens, we’re paying for one…

Pink Floyd and Pac-Man

Today was our day-long trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum. 2hrs in a car each way, and an actual Ph.D lecturing us about the details of the sites as we walked around. I’m pretty sure I remember which of these pictures are from which, but like the art and sculpture, it all runs together after a…

The Vatican and Colosseum, Toby’s Take

The WordPress app uploads pictures in whatever order its drunken ass feels like, and I had it upload a bunch, so this post may be scattered. And as usual, I don’t really take pictures of the stuff you see elsewhere. Weird shit is what catches my eye, so…whatever. Don’t know where I was going with…

Ok, I’m kinda done with Rome

Mix: 1 part police sirens echoing from god-knows-where seemingly all the damn time 1 part every 5th person on the street trying to sell us umbrellas/selfie sticks/etc. or act as our guide 1 part of what seems to be typical European smoking habits …and yeah, I’m done. To be fair, my annoyance with the above…

About the Roman food –

I was remiss. My meals have been fine. Stephanie’s have been mediocre, except for her dessert last night, which she seemed to enjoy.

We’re in Rome. Sort of.

We’re staying in the Residenza Paolo VI and we are – no shit – in an extra-territorial zone.