No winter for Germany

This is the second year in a row that Germany has not seen any snow.  I find it very alarming.  I don’t believe in Global Warming–at least not the way that politicitians talk about it.  I don’t think that there is enough evidence out there to justify that global warming is happening.  I clearly remember that hairspray was damaging the environment, but I seriously doubt it there was anything really to it.

I think it’s great, though, that car manufactors have started producing vehicles that are less dependent upon petrol.

As I was trying to get at.  I don’t know what is going on with the weather these days, but I do know that it’s very disconcerting.  It feels like a cold spring day.  Fall came early last year and it feels like spring and it’s only February!

I guess I should clarify this:  It has snowed in Garmisch, but not in Heidelberg or Hanau, the two places I have lived for the last three years.  The snow that we got in 2005 was nothing to write home about, but at least we had a few flakes!  It’s absolutely crazy!

Oh well.

Nothing’s going on

There’s absolutely nothing going on, but I wanted to write a little bit. Rob is in the field. He came home this evening because we had a meeting to attend. Today has been a hard day, in terms of quitting smoking. I have constantly wanted a cigarette today. I’ve been good. I didn’t have any. I was tempted to get one, though.

One of the things that you should do is have a goal when you’re quitting smoking. I’m looking at getting a new camera phone or a new ultra-compact camera. Rob’s really not thrilled that I’m going to get one, but I can’t take the Nikon with me all the time. I LOVE my camera, but it’s impractical, at times. Then, there are the times that there are pictures that are begging to be taken and I just have to photograph it in my mind because I don’t have my camera with me. There are several that I am looking at, but I think I may have to decide between two: The LG KU990 Viewty and the Sony Ericsson K800i. I haven’t quite decided yet. Rob has real no opinion about this.

I do know that my phone contract is almost up. It will be up in April or May. I can’t remember. Anyway, I can probably get a good deal if I get a new contract. I know that I won’t be here for a two year contract, which is the norm in Germany, but I think that it might be worth losing the deposit to get a great phone at a reduced price. I know that the phone will work when we go back to the states and I seriously doubt that I will want another phone. What I want is a portable camera–something that I can have for everyday stuff-not journalist stuff. Anyway, just thought I’d update you. Still having trouble quitting, but I’m still truckin’ along. I haven’t had one! Yeah me!