Today, just in time for the first advent Sunday, it started to snow here in North Germany. Of course, the snow was very wet and it only lasted for two hours maybe, but it was still snow. Photographic evidence may be found behind the cut.
Over the past few days, I put up my Christmas decorations in keeping with the season. Among other things, I also dressed Else, the vintage department store mannequin I bought at a going-out-of-business sale a while back, in a seasonally appropriate outfit. You can see last year’s photos of Else’s Christmas look here. But department store mannequins tend to gather dust just like everything else. And before I could dress up Else in holiday style, I first had to clean her. And while I was standing in my front window, wiping down a naked department store mannequin with a wet towel, I wondered what the passers-by would make of that sight. Cause nobody expects department store mannequins in residential areas, so Else frequently gets mistaken for real. Little children sometimes even wave at her, which is very cute. So anybody who watched me cleaning naked Else – including her breasts and between her legs – probably thought they were witnessing a lesbian sex act in a display window.
In other news, my Dad gave me a newspaper clipping from the local paper today. It was an article on the Klingon language and Klingon classes. Now my Dad shows very little interest in TV shows in general and I’m not sure if he’s ever seen a full episode of any Star Trek show. Hence, I was very surprised that he knows what Klingons are, especially since the article wasn’t even illustrated with a photo of Klingons. Of course, my Dad was in the audience when I presented this paper on language and science fiction. But I’m surprised that he apparently had some idea what I was talking about, much less that he remembers.
And now for some photos of snowy North Germany: