Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Warning: readers still in the climatic zone called "winter" may wish to avert their eyes from this post.

It's 22°C here in Stuttgart, the sun is shining and the sky is blue. I had lunch with G and U at an utterly crappy Biergarten-type-restaurant with an open-air terrace on the Killesberg, which was almost redeemed by its magnificent view down the Neckar valley towards Esslingen. I decided after lunch that it was too nice a day to return to work straight away, so I walked down the hill through the Hohenpark to the Löwentor subway station; then decided that it was still too nice a day to return to work, so I walked on through the Rosensteinpark to the Mineralbäder subway station, and there boarded a train home. Three kilometres and a hundred vertical metres of hillside, or an hour of sun, fresh air, Spring smells and birdsong.

Life is great.

In other news given a clear view of the horizon line and no clouds, Venus is visible for about 40 minutes after sundown, directly above the point where the sun set. Go have a look. It's easy to tell whether you are seeing Venus or just a star: Venus is by far the brightest object in the sky, outshining everything but the moon, and is already visible while the sky is still bright blue.

In other, other news today's Dilbert is particularly brilliant.

In otherest news courtesy of the Late Edition, my Visual DNA:

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Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Aren't you worried that you'll get fired from work when you take off like that?

March 13, 2007 at 9:26:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Udge said...

Nah, my contract stipulates a certain number of "mental-health days" and "vitamin D hours" per month.

Seriously: I'm mostly self-employed. I wouldn't have wandered off like that had I been doing client work (or architecture) today.

March 13, 2007 at 9:45:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Antonia said...

such a nice day. glad you enjoyed it.

March 13, 2007 at 9:50:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Antonia said...

and I put the stinkeye post back,for your all pleasure.

March 13, 2007 at 10:19:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Geosomin said...

22 degrees....sniff

I was happy we were starting to see the snow melt.
I'm glad to know it's spring somewhere in the world!

March 14, 2007 at 3:47:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Udge said...

Hello Geosomin (great name), welcome aboard.

March 14, 2007 at 9:31:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Savtadotty said...

I agree with you about the botox and the chocolate cookies.

March 14, 2007 at 10:43:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Lioness said...

Ooh, this was so interesting, what a lovely DNA! 22ºC? You lucky man! I miss the gardens in Germany actually. Wish we could be that smart.

And I'd never worry about you professionally, you will always land on your feet. The world still recognises excelence, yes? Yes.

March 15, 2007 at 10:58:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Late Edition said...

hello Udge-man, matie! ... :> ... thanks for the link back, my friend, glad you enjoyed the DNA thingie ... i'm in a good mood because, apropos of nothing at all, Cagney and Lacey is coming out on DVD. Small things make my day, eh? go figure.

March 17, 2007 at 7:08:00 p.m. GMT+1  

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