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Email excerpt. I'm tired this morning, but still wanted to share....

Okay I'm not in Bruges, but as I was walking home this evening I SAW A
MIDGET!!!!! He wasn't being filmed, but he was waiting in a bus
stop!!! It was all I could do to reserve my grin and giggles until
after I was well past him. I detoured to get a better look at him,
but I just glanced out of the side of my eyes because I didn't want to
be rude of course. But a midget! Right there in Belgium!

The weather here is quite lovely. It
was sprinkling this morning, but otherwise it's been nice. I've been
wearing my leather jacket and a light sweater, and I've been
comfortable. I went running this evening wearing a tank top, my first
run in a foreign country. And I got a bit lost, causing me to ponder
the wisdom of running around cobblestoned streets in Belgium with
nothing but my hotel room card and an ipod. Fortunately my hotel is
right by the cathedral (middle tower in photo), so you can see the tower from lots of places
in the city. Finally I ran toward it then circled around until
something looked familiar, then found my way home.

In news from home:
"Man throws pipe bomb, frightening local kitties!"
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200880225047

By my calculations, this couldn't have been more than a few meters from my house. Yikes!!

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nishar From: nishar Date: February 27th, 2008 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
That bang would have scared far more than the cats had you been home.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: February 27th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd skip the ipod, the music can distract you when you're in a strange environment where you need to pay attention to the surfaces and traffic. How was running on cobblestones?
guingel From: guingel Date: February 27th, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, wow, that picture is beautiful!! I want to go to the low countries!

Is there a connection between Belgium and midgets?
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: February 27th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay I'm not in Bruges, but as I was walking home this evening I SAW A
MIDGET!!!!! He wasn't being filmed, but he was waiting in a bus
stop!!! It was all I could do to reserve my grin and giggles until
after I was well past him.


W.T.F?
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: February 27th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
SHe is referring to the movie "In Bruges."
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: February 27th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now that is an image, Rennie dashing through the streets of a medieval city in jogging shorts and a tank top.

Watch out for heavy set Irish tourists!
specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: February 27th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that whole debacle was way too close to home.
jebra From: jebra Date: February 27th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah! So that's why the radio was proclaiming "I-75 is now open again in both directions" when I was leaving the office Monday evening. (I took a different route home.)

Being the sort who sometimes gets lost, I'm an advocate of keeping a postcard from ones hotel in ones back pocket.

"OOOH AY THIS HOTEL?"
cannibal From: cannibal Date: February 29th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Fantastic!
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