Archive for 2006

And the Mullet Redeems Herself

So, we travelled back up to L.A. yet again today to dejectedly collect our visa-denied passports. We were all solemn on the way up there, knowing the Mullet and her Evil Stepsister would be all glib that we had been rejected and seen as the frauds they know us to be. In fact, I was […]


Yup. You guessed it. Visa denied. Clearly the Mullet has won this round. Tomorrow we will find out if it’s worth our time to figure out why it was denied and try to fix it. But…I have a sneaking suspicion that Mullet had something to do with it, saying the documents weren’t originals, and they […]

We’re Still Here…

So, the visas will NOT be here in time for us to make our original flight home.  And we don’t know when the visas will be here, so we’re still here.  We hear it’s freezing at “home”, so it’s not the end of the world to hang out a bit longer in San Diego.  But […]

Consulate-ory Gestures

Isn’t the job of a consulate to assist people in applying for visas/passports/other official documents?  That was my understanding, but then again, I’ve been wrong before.  Clearly, the Bulgarian Consulate in L.A. is not there to help anyone.  Not.a.single.person.EVER.  So here’s the story: Yet again, we drove up to L.A. to attempt to apply for […]

Gobble Gobble

And that’s just what we’ve been doing. We have decided that our mission while we are here at home is to add a layer of blubber that will insulate us for the winter. Think of a whale, as it prepares for its time in the icy Arctic waters. Yes, that’s us! We have eaten our […]

Just a Quick Update

Yes, yes, we made it home! Perhaps you were worried that our plane crashed or something, since the blog has been markedly silent for….nearly a week (man, has it been that long?). But no…the plane made it here safely, as did we. A brief synopsis of our time here so far–though I will detail all […]

Home Again, Home Again…

…jiggety jig! We’re on our way back, and not a moment too soon. With gusting freezing air blowing through the city, I could use a little sunshine. So please, nobody wash your cars. I don’t want to return to rain. 🙂 Well, it’s off to pack. We are T minus 14 hours to plane takeoff, […]

Rila-y Beautiful!

As promised, a recap on our trip to Rila Monastery… Of course, first you must know a little history (click here or here for more in depth history) of the place. In the 10th Century, a hermit named John lived in a cave and prayed near to where Rila is now located. The scholars who […]

Dare We Discuss the Weather?

I know living in San Diego where there is only one type of weather (sunny) does not properly prepare me to deal with Autumn. But surely, even people who are used to having seasons and changing weather are scratching their heads over our past week. Last week, we had snow and ice. Then rain. Then […]

We *heart* Plovdiv.

Plovdiv should be called P-love-div. It is such a beautiful city. We loved visiting, and we will definitely return! Some Plovdiv background: Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria, second behind Sofia (where we live). The Ottoman Empire (the Turks) controlled Bulgaria for 500 years, until the Russians helped free Bulgaria from Turkish rule […]