Friday, August 31, 2007

We Want Woody ....

It is more than three weeks ago since Woody left Boulder, Colorado to travel to Whistler, British Columbia in Canada.
Since then we didn't receive any message from him ...
If anybody has seen our beloved son, please give us a sign.
Woody, if you read this: please contact mom and dad and send us some news and pictures.
We are very worried about you!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The handoff

Today I left the Miesch family for good. I stayed with them for more than a month!
Thanks for everything Mark, Sarah, Jeremy and Nick. It has been good to know you, I’ll never forget you. All the best and I hope you keep following me on the blog.

Sarah (on the right) handed me over to Joan Burkpile (on the left). Later on, I will travel with Joan, also a solar physicist, to Whistler, British Columbia (Canada) where we will attend another scientific meeting. The plan then is that David Alexander, another solar physicist, will take me from Whistler to Houston, Texas.

It looks like I am definitively adopted by this international network of solar physicists.
Nice people, they always look on the sunny side of life.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

So long Mark, Sarah, Jeremy and Nick

These are the last photos from the Miesch household. Tomorrow I am leavin’ this nice family.
I took my time to bid farewell to all the other creatures I met in the house (Where is Woody?). On the picture, Nick still has some face paint on from his theater class.This photo is of Jeremy and was taken by Nick, using his own camera. It reflects the mood we're all in (the Miesch family and I myself) upon saying goodbye.
I had a very good time here
, but I have to move on.

Saturday, August 04, 2007


I heard rumors about me leavin’ for Texas … but I can’t leave Boulder without a picture of its most famous landmark. The granite outcroppings in the background are called the Flatirons and the view is from Boulder's Chautauqua (pronounced sha-ta-kwa) park (it has an interesting history – see

On the picture I am standing with Nick and his good friends Toby (with me on his head) and Kami.

Thursday, August 02, 2007


Tonight I went to see a movie about rats: Ratatouille! Most humans see rats as dirty, even scurby. So, who then wants to see a movie about rats? As a rat and a lover of food I really enjoyed this movie. It shows how we really are: good compagny for human kind.