Sunday, 31 May 2009

spring cleaning

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Spring cleaning is the period in spring time set aside for cleaning a house, normally applied in climates with a cold winter.

from gifmemore, the free gifer:

my neighbour must have had bad a very cold winter:

Thursday, 28 May 2009

development help

my flatmate works as a volunteer for the latvian red cross. they got a huge package from denmark containing cute bags of pig crackers. as they didn't know what to do with them, the volunteers where asked to distribute them to their friends. i of course was very happy about this unexpected present, but when listening to the radio i got a bit suspicious why the danes didn't want to eat the delicacies themselves, can you guess why?

Friday, 22 May 2009


the shashlik season is open, that's nice, just a pity that also the moskito season started, but let's for once concentrate on the good news, enjoy:

Sunday, 17 May 2009


"Overfishing occurs when fishing activities reduce fish stocks below an acceptable level. This can occur in any body of water from a pond to the oceans." source wikipedia; picture: 12 fisherman and a baby buggy behind the monument of victory, riga, 15th of may; comments: none.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

against the stream

yesterday when i was in pardaugava sitting at the daugava i noticed that the water is flowing in the wrong direction. the best explanation for it is probably the log wetting device which is situated upstream and uses up much water. even if it doesn't make sense, at least like this it is easier to swim against the stream.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

wet logs

ha, with this title i should get a lot of clicks on my page! sorry to disappoint the ones who searched for something else, but i really show wet logs and nothing else. why they are wettened i don't know, but i guess they are being prepared for their journey on the river, like this they can already get used to water.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

show me your washline and i'll tell you who you are

agenskalns is full of beautiful clotheslines and this one here is particularly interesting. instead of skimpy underwear it features a dish towel, a plastic bag, a shower cap, a hand towel and another plastic bag. what does this say to us about the washing habits of the owner? i don't know, i only wonder if it is ecologically wise to wash plastic bags? i guess one has to be particularly careful not to wash the new plastic bags from maxxxima, because they degrade much faster, and who knows what could happen...

Saturday, 09 May 2009

victory day

on the 9th of may i gif you 9 gifs of maybe the most colorful and controversial celebration of the year.

Tuesday, 05 May 2009


always when i leave latvia for a while, when i come back i am looking what has changed. even when leaving for only a couple of days, you can be astonished about what’s new. this time there’s no new government, no friends had gone west, no casino has opened in the neighborhood, the bread prices are still the same and even no cat has died. the most striking change this time is the fantastic new milk package. it has far the best design with it’s minimalist approach. it just says piens (latvian for milk) on it. because there is no cow smiling on it they decided to also write moloko on it so that also the russian minority will understand what it is. hope other products will follow this nice example.

Friday, 01 May 2009

dream jobs

if i would have had this fantastically strange toy in my childhood, then for sure maybe i would have wanted to become a policeman when i grow up.