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This Time Last Year: August 2009

Wow, August. I’m hoping to be able to get a heck of a lot of stuff done this month, while relaxing at the same time. Hmm, we’ll see how that works out.  In any case, maybe you’re curious to take a look back at what was happening around this time in 2009?  Click on the links for the full posts!

Five Senses Friday no. 4: Seeing the beginnings of blooms on our hydrangea.

The Mayor of Castro Street: How fitting that I should finish reading Randy Shilts’ biography of Harvey Milk just one day before President Obama honored 16 people — truly agents for change — with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Five Senses Friday no. 5: Seeing thousands of bejeweled, be-feathered, and be-leathered LGBT folks gathered in Hamburg last weekend for the Christopher Street Day festival…

Jared Smiles Update: Montana to Missouri: About time for another update about my cousin Todd’s progress as he bikes across the U.S. raising awareness of muscular dystrophy and money for his nephew’s care…

Five Senses Friday no. 6: Seeing my Mom in Germany!

Helgoland: In case you missed it, my Mom was just in Germany for a week and we did lots of sightseeing in Hamburg, Hannover and Helgoland.  And per usual, millions of pictures were taken…

Hannover: I know you’ve been eagerly anticipating the next group of photos from my Mom’s visit, so I’ll cut right to the chase.  While I’ve been to Hannover many timesbefore, I was pleasantly surprised to walk through the Old Town for the first time (not sure how I managed to miss it before) and of course, our visit to the Herrenhäuser Gärten was as lovely as ever…

Expat Blogger Meetup 2009: Way back in February, I first mentioned the Expat Bloggers in Germany meet-up and how I was determined to go.  And now it’s here!  This weekend I’ll be touring around Munich with a bunch of people I’ve only over met through their blogs, including Lucid in DeutschlandThis Non-American LifeJeweled ConcreteHeidelbergerin and more…

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