05 January, 2007

Miscellaneous Pictures


Sunset in Kostrena

The gang.

Mmmmmmm, chocolate.


On New Year’s Eve, Taylor, John, Sunny and I headed to Zagreb. We met up with Mario, a guy who lived with some of Sunny’s friends for a year when he was playing basketball in the states. His friend plays on a professional team here, and was out of town so his fantastic apartment was available. For some reason, Mario and his friend were incredibly generous and trusting and allowed us to stay there, along with a couple of friends who met up with us in Zagreb.

Mario and Sunny

We rocked in the new year by watching the fireworks in the main square, then squeezing through crazy crowds to get back to the apartment, where we watched Castaway on T.V. before falling asleep.

Weirdest thing in Zagreb: random graffiti extolling the…fame(?) of Ben Savage. Now, I have nothing against him, but why? Why him, of all possible celebrities? I don’t really get it. When I was younger one of my friends was in love with Fred Savage for a good 4 or 5 years. The Wonder Years = best show ever.


I really enjoyed this most recent batch of holiday revelry, and one thing I particularly like about Christmas in Croatia is the little Santa train they have driving around the Korzo playing music and ferrying kids around. One day I was walking along and saw it headed my direction. A little boy about 5 years old, I’m guessing, had his hand stuck straight out the side of the train, like he was signaling a left turn or had been waving and stopped mid-way. On a whim, I stuck out my palm and met his, high five style. We never made eye contact, but it pretty much made my week.

Doda's family dropped by a few days before Christmas.

Saying good-bye to Andy, circa 1:30am on Christmas.

Christmas day, once we got rolling again, was pretty awesome. Here's John and Sunny doing some creative cooking.

John and Allison look like brother and sister, in an awkward sort of way...

Our favorite Red Ninja!!!

Yay! A hat to complement the three pairs of mittens I received from my three roommates. :-)

A random assortment of presents and other weird stuff.

We also played some games, watched Home Alone, talked to people on the phone, and watched House. Good times.

04 January, 2007


Ladies and gentlemen, 2007 is here! In my first post of the year, I'm pleased to announce that, once again, we live next door to a toilet store! Just like last year.