Tag Archive: monocular

May 25 2011

Score one for ping-pong diplomacy

The President and First Lady are on this side of the pond at the moment, and some of the most charming images of the Commander-in-Chief so far involved a doubles table tennis match in which he teamed with British Prime Minister David Cameron against some London teenagers. They appear to have had some fun in …

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Apr 27 2011

The President does “pirate mode”, too!

Okay, so it was when he was little. But still…it’s the same eye and everything!!!

Nov 22 2010

Howdy from the Heartland

Where it is an unsettling 69 degrees (21C) and very windy. We don’t have any of the right clothes for this kind of weather! The flight to Chicago was long with several bouts of turbulence, one of which was violent enough that the entire flight crew had to be buckled in for what felt like …

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Oct 31 2010

The scariest costume without even trying

Sweden can’t quite make up its mind about Halloween. I’m told there was a period of time in the mid-1990’s when the holiday appeared to be taking off, but interest has waned significantly since then. I think it’s because Swedes pretty much refuse to commit to celebrating it on the right date. The conflict has …

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Sep 30 2010

I’m a bad m¤ther-bl#gger!

Apologies for somewhat falling off the face of the earth for the last week or so. Dr. Darling and I took on a freelance project for the London-based travel guide publisher we occasionally work for, and that’s taken up the bulk of my online time since returning from Stockholm mid-month. Plus I’ve been having some …

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Aug 11 2010

Drugged-out Space Cadet or Office Flirt?

Today, after plenty of previous "close calls", I got all the way to the train station before I realized that I had forgotten to put in my prosthetic eye. Not only that, but I didn't have an eye-patch with me either. I was actually sitting in the Quiet Car when I figured it out. I …

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Jul 15 2010

Time for another gratuitous Angelina shot

This scan from Angelina Jolie's recent Vanity Fair spread is part of a series of investigative articles on one of my favorite blogs, Jezebel, where they are trying to figure out what the new tattoo reads on her inner-thigh. I have no opinion because at this point, my eye hasn't made it down that far. 

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