Saturday, January 9, 2010

Apfelschorle - A German and Swiss Apple Softdrink

Apfelschorle is a popular drink in Switzerland and I hear it is also popular in Germany. It apple juice mixed with lightly carbonated water. It isn't quite as carbonated or heavy as sparkling cidar but still has a little bit of a kick.

I'd rather be drinking a beer but not for another week or so. Or until the baby feels like making a grand appearance.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Due next Wednesday and too tired to post

Bounce is due somewhere between now and 2.5 weeks from now but theoretically he is due next Wednesday. Just like a good proto-baby, he is stealing all of my energy and cheer so I haven't felt like posting. Hopefully he will be born soon and I won't have to serve him with an eviction notice. Maybe I'll just bribe him with chocolate. :)

But here is a photo of the statue in front of Zurich Hauptbahnhof (HB). It looks like the statue is puking ice.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Project 365 - A Picture a Day

SophieKat posted on her blog a project of taking a picture a day for a year and posting it on your blog.

I am starting a few days late so I guess mine will be Project 360. If I can actually do it, that will be impressive. I'll start with pics the husband took of Bern. In other words, I am going to start by cheating.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Calling Swiss cell phones from Skype

The husband and kid went to Bern yesterday for a day trip to the bear zoo. They said they'd be back around dinner time but when dinner time rolled around and I didn't hear anything, I decided to call my cellphone which I shoved on the husband as he left the house in the morning.

I used my Skype credits to call the cellphone which was pretty straightforward. And expensive. Unlike the price they charge for calls to US land lines (~$.02 per minute), Skype charged an outrageous $.36 per minute.

Guess we won't be using Skype to call Swiss cellphones from now on unless it is an emergency - like I am finally in labor.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Small Brag on the Girl

Following in her parents' footsteps, S can now add certain numbers.

There are pieces of paper floating around the house that look like this:

1 + 1 = 2
2 + 2 = 4
4 + 4 = 8
8 + 8 = 16
16 + 16 = 32
32 + 32 = 64
64 + 64 = 128

Look familiar? Now we just need to teach her binary notation.

New Years Eve in Zurich - Photos

Happy New Year!

It is January 2nd, 2010. Nope, I take that back. It is January 3rd, 2010.

Happy New Year!!!1!!11!