Happy 600th Birthday Astronomical Clock!

This year marks the 600th Anniversary of the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square in Prague. The clock is huge! But what makes it so interesting is not so much its age, but the alchemy history behind it, and the little statues that pop out when it goes BONG! It’s beautiful to just sit…

Czech robber vs hand grenade

So a robber walks into a bank, he has a hand grenade as a weapon (guns are hard to come by in Czech) – the police are called and there’s a standoff. But it’s not like an American standoff. No. These police charge into the building and the robber drops the hand grenade. The smart…

More Great Czech Music

I listen to a lot of everyday Czech music like Shalom (Petr Muk), Lucie, and of course fairytales. And every now and then Hubby will remember a song or a band.. luckily yesterday was one of those days. So let me introduce to you: Yo Yo Band – because there’s nothing like a bunch of…

So.. Yea.. How ‘Bout that Jackson..

Unless you’ve been under a rock (or Antarctica) you know by now that Michael Jackson died yesterday. Shockingly, it upset my husband a great deal. He may be an adult now, but there’s still a hopeful starry-eyed Communist boy living in him that looked up to the King of Pop as the epitome of America.…

Cookbook for Working Men

My MIL gave me this cookbook on her first visit to see me. It really has some awesome recipes.. but that’s not the novelty of this wonderful cookbook. It’s that it’s chock full of naked Czech women cooking. If they aren’t cooking, they’re in their naked loveliness doing the most domestic of things (like carrying…