Category Archives: Frivolity and trivialities

For Story-Toppers and Narcissists

Walking (Climbing) on the Heights

Like many people, I’m afraid of heights.  Being in a plane, though, is different.  You have the laws of physics on your side.  You have doors to hold you in.  You have belts to strap you to the aircraft.  No worries.  But this?  Just watching this makes me sweat.

Black Like the Devil

This is an inscription that appears on many old coffee pots in France:

Noir comme le diable,
Chaud comme l’enfer,
Pur comme un ange,
Doux comme l’amour.

My kind of coffee…

(reposted from Yinkahdinay, 09.03.06)

The Principality of Outer Baldonia

Have you ever heard of it?  The Principality of Outer Baldonia was a micro-nation just off the coast of Nova Scotia.  It was renowned for having declared war on the former Soviet Union.  The war apparently involved a lot of fishing on the part of the Outer Baldonians.  It sounds like there’s something on the micronation at the Yarmouth County Museum.  We’re definitely going to check it out the next time we’re out that way (the museum looks really good anyway!).

Your Own Personal Subway

Here’s a talented fellow in Russia with a lot of time on his hands.  He could either be the coolest dad a kid could wish for, or the most absent.