Tom's going to Austria - Ich bin jetzt hier.

Monday, September 19, 2005


I've graduated! Not from school, from blogger. I'm back and settled in and have set up a one-photo-per-page blog, which I like a lot better. It's, feel free to go visit it! This is officially my last post on this blog, probably ever. Goodbye, but hopefully not for long!

Posted by Tom at 9/19/2005 08:53:00 PM | |

Monday, July 11, 2005

Oh Arkansas, home sweet home! It's become obvious over the last few days that I'll be keeping up some sort of photo blog, but I'm not sure of the details yet. I don't have many pictures of my home state, but leaving for a year lets one see things through new eyes.

I'd like to do a one-photo-per-page format. I don't mind paying a little bit, but I just don't know where to start. Does anyone have any suggestions? Templates? Movabletype or typepad or whatever and what are these anyway? Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.

Posted by Tom at 7/11/2005 04:54:00 PM | |

His name is Mercury and he's a sweetie.

Posted by Tom at 7/11/2005 04:50:00 PM | |

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Last post

Last night a few of us went to the happy bar and listened to jazz and chatted for a while. It was nice, but I had to say goodbye to Jackie because she's travelling and won't be back before I leave.

I'm completely finished with school now (I got an A in that badass Milton class, too bad it's probably the only A I'm getting) and am mostly packed, so I'm just going to spend the weekend hanging out and saying goodbyes. I thoroughly enjoyed this year, but I'm ready to be home. I'm sure in a week I'll be missing the people and the atmosphere and the oldness and cafés and food, but for now I'm just looking foreward to being back.

I talked to Dr. Oudekerk and the Odyssey people at Hendrix and if everything goes as planned we're going to have an exhibition of photography and commentary by all the people who studied abroad this year from Hendrix, both to give people a chance to show off some of the pictures they took and to convince sophmores to study abroad next year. If anyone reading this is a Hendrix student who just studied abroad, sort through your photos and pick out the good ones! It doesn't matter whether they're of people or nature or a church or whatever, so long as you like it and it contains a tad of artistic merit. I'll keep you updated as to what's going on.

On that note, I think I'm going to go outside and stop writing this blog. I might post occasionally but nothing regular. Kevin and Jake and Hamilton have found a baseball game to join and I will too if I can figure out where it is. Bye!

Posted by Tom at 7/02/2005 05:09:00 AM | |

I am going to miss certain things about this country.

Posted by Tom at 7/02/2005 05:06:00 AM | |

Most toilets in Austria and Germany have this flat plate under your butt and it makes pooping way more intimate than it has to be. I don't know why it's that way, but I found a website that thinks it's so people (I think only Austrians and Germans would want to do this) can inspect their poop before they flush it down, to make sure they're healthy and everything.

Posted by Tom at 7/02/2005 05:04:00 AM | |

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Certain things catch my eye, I don't know why.

Posted by Tom at 6/28/2005 06:21:00 PM | |

We had a sudden thunderous spring rain today. I know it's summer in the US, but it still feels like spring here. I'm just used to Arkansas summer, which I'll be swimming in in just a few days...

Posted by Tom at 6/28/2005 06:21:00 PM | |

Monday, June 27, 2005

Tonight's moon looks like an orange slice.

Posted by Tom at 6/27/2005 06:32:00 PM | |

This week is finals week so posting is sporadic. Hey! I learned how to make apple strudel today! Turns out it's really cheap and easy. Also, Keeley, Eric and I are officially sharing a house next year with a washer and dryer, wood floors, a pear tree and a front porch. I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself - I'm thoroughly tired of living with people I don't really know.

On another note, I think I'm going to stop keeping this blog in a few days when I get back to the US. I'll probably post photos occasionally (otherwise the rediculous amount of photos I take will be totally wasted), but nothing regular. I imagine I'll start one up after graduation with typepad (cooler than blogger, and it'll let me do one big photo per page), but who knows. The days are numbered!

Posted by Tom at 6/27/2005 02:59:00 PM | |

I liked the photos a few days ago from the Kunsthaus so I took a few more. These didn't turn out as well, but they're interesting anyway. This one looks like one of the others but just from a different angle.

Posted by Tom at 6/27/2005 02:56:00 PM | |

Jake looking pathetic. See that big stack of books behind him to the left? I have to get those back somehow.

Posted by Tom at 6/27/2005 02:55:00 PM | |