Friday, December 21, 2007

Frootbat Fashion Friday

Here I am wearing my fleece Santa hoodie. I like this top because it is very soft and warm, made of a wonderful fleece. I don't really need it's warmth, because we are having a very mild Christmas in Munich this year. There is no snow on the ground (we've had a few light snowfalls, but the snow has quickly melted after hitting the ground) and the daytime temperatures have been between freezing (0°C) and around +8°C.

Dragonheart under the Christmas Tree(Click photo to view a larger image)


To those who asked about our Christmas tree yesterday, there are two things you have to keep in mind when comparing North American and European power systems. There are two basic standards for voltage and frequency in the world. One is the North American standard of 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, and the other is the European standard of 220-240 volts at 50 Hz. There are also different plugs, that have different shapes.

Some electronic equipment, such as computers, camcorders, and other "high tech" equipment, have a built-in transformer, that will transform the voltage and frequency from one to another, so you can use North American equipment in Europe, and vice versa, as long as you have a plug adapter. Other pieces of electronic equipment (such as lamps, treadmills, most small kitchen appliances, etc.) do not have built-in transformers, and so if you want to use a North American appliance in Europe, or vice-versa, you not only need the plug adapter, you also need a transformer. Transformers can be tricky things to use at times, because you need to ensure that the polarity is correct, otherwise you can destroy your equipment or appliance.

So my humans can use their North American laptop and camcorder here in Germany, with only a plug adapter, since those two pieces of electronic equipment have a built-in transformer. All of the other electrical appliances in the house (all the lamps, the TV, treadmill, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, etc.) were bought in Germany, since they don't have built-in transformers, and so just using a plug adapter would damage or destroy the appliance.

47 comments

michico*Adan said...

Oah Dragonheart,

You look so great wearing in that Christmas custome :)
And you always staying under the Christmas tree, how amazingly~!!!!!

I love your Christmas tree very much, it's very beautiful and animate~! I love it~!!!

I really like seeing your outfit in red, I really think we Tuxi are great in red, what do you think :)

Happy happy Christmas Holiday,
And look forward to tomorrow's post~!!!
Adan

topcatrules said...

Oh you look so good in that red snuggly outfit. :)

Daisy said...

What a cute little hoodie you are wearing. It does look very cozy, and festive, too!

Ramses said...

Dat's one cool hoodie! :)

Eric and Flynn said...

You do look snuggly in your outfit. It seems that your weather has been milder than ours. It has been between -3 and +4 for the last ten days. It is supposed to be mild in SW England, but at least we haven't had rain lately.
Yayyy tomorrow's the BIG day!!!

Gattina said...

I have to say that clothes look very well on you ! I tried today a new camera setting with Michico's help but now Rosie's eyes look like green marbles I must have done something wrong, lol !

HRH Yao-Lin said...

Dragonheart you are adorable!! SOOO cute! I love it ! x

Sunny's Mommy said...

That is a very nice Santa fleece hoodie.

Just think, this time tomorrow your new little brother will be home :-D I'm so happy for all of you.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

I see that moovee Transformers. Those are pretty big things to have to have a around just to use a lamp!

Trixie said...

You look very cute in your hoodie Dragonheart. It looks so warm and cozy.

Tomorrow is little brother day! I bet you can't wait to meet him. It will be a big day for him too meeting his new family!

The Meezers said...

Dragonheart, you look adorable as always. Tomorrow is the big day, right?

Yoggie said...

Now you only need a long beard to help Santa out. :)
Merry Christmas!!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yoor hoodie is furry cute. We know bout dat lektrikal stuff cuz dad has lamps from europe and he has transformers all over da place! Speedy is da only one dat is allowed to sit wif dad when he works on lektrikal stuff cuz if he so much as hears a buzz he runs. Are yoo all set fur tomorrow? We bet yoor beans are acited too!

Forty Paws said...

That's a very nice hoodie DH!
It was good of you to pose for that festive picture!

Luf, Us

Caesar and Princess said...

We missed yesterday's postie.
We love your tree. Ours is sort of big but it is also artificial. Mostly because of allergies too is the reason we have a fake tree.
Yours looks very pretty and you look so nice under it.
WE know this is going to be a very special Christmas for all of you.
Two weeks of family fun!!!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Tomorrow!!!!!! Yeah!! You look so adorable in your hoodie. Nice and toasty warm.

Kaze

PS The LL got an iphone and she went into the world clock and added your time zone first :)

Tara said...

You look like a cute gift under that tree!

Tara

DEBRA said...

Dragonheart

HOW adorable you look under that beautiful tree. That was interesting information about the electrical equipment. I did not know how many different things would be effected.

Purrs
Meowy Krissmousey
Abby and Boo

Spooker said...

Dragonheart - you look so handsome in your Sandy Claws hoodie!
Purrs,
Spooker

Titus said...

You look very warm and toasty DH. We're so excited to hear about your new brother - Mom keeps doing the time conversions for us so that we can count down the hours until tomorrow. We're happy that your time is ahead of ours! hee hee

Titus

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Very festive!

Ariel said...

Your look very cute in your hoodie :)

Artsy Catsy said...

Dragonheart, we think you are a handsome hunk in that holiday hoodie!

The Artsy Catsy girlcats:
Callie, Lucy, Bitsy, LittleGirl and Holly

Monty Q. Kat said...

I hope your beans have a good trip tommorrow to get your little brother!

Tybalt said...

You look very handsome in that hoodie!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I know that Sandy Paws is going to be super good to you . . . AND you new little brother!

Purrs!

Junior said...

You make a great Santa Dragonheart!!!!!!!!!!

PB & J said...

That's a nice looking outfit, but nicer that it's warm enough not to need it! You look very handsome in red.

furry from catster said...

Hi Dragonheart,
we bet it will be hard for yoo to sleep tonite with the BIG DAY tomorrow. hed bonks to yoo and yer noo bruther!!

we are trying to stay warm in edmonton. lotsa snow here

furry and hogan

TT said...

Red is definitely a color for you. Saturday is almost here, are you excited about meeting your brother?

Queen Snickers or Empress said...

That looks like a snuggly outfit! Momma wished could get one on Empress, she does not have a undercoat and she is getting freezy! Momma also understands the electric issue. When she first when to live at Oxford she did not plug her hairdryer in right and blew out a whole wing of her dorm! How embarrassing! ~Queen Snickers

Cheysuli and gemini said...

You look so great in your Christmas coat. Will you wear it to meet your new sibling?!

Jimmy Joe said...

You look great in your Christmas fleece, Dragonheart! Your little brother is gonna learn a lot about fashion from you.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Lux said...

You look so festive! I'm glad it hasn't been that cold there ...

Pixel said...

I am so excited for you tommorrowe

Puss-in-Boots said...

Dragonheart the Santa Cat. You look very Christmassy in your hoodie.

Hey, go and have a look at the photos on my post today and let me know what you think.

Merry Christmas to you and your mom and dad, Dragonheart. See you in 2008.

Karen Jo said...

You look great in your Santa hoodie, Dragonheart. You look very festive posing under the Christmas tree, too. Tomorrow is the big day. I can't wait to meet your new brother.

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Dearest Dragonheart! Right now as I am thinking about you, you must be on the road south to get your new baby brother! I wish you well with the introduction...you are such a sweet guy how could he not fall in love with such a cute big brother!
Two weeks with the beans...this is a CHristmas to remember forever!
Love from Miss Peach

Eric and Flynn said...

We were just checking in to see if he's here yet!!!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

What a wonderful Christmas outfit you have on Dragonheart! You are so ready for Christmas. We love your tree. It is pretty and is the perfect size for you.

We've been sending happy thoughts to you and your beans today. We can't wait to meet your brother! Does he have an outfit yet??

Boy said...

You wook weawwy nice in that Santa outfit Dwagonheart!

Tyler said...

I always learn something new here!

I can't wait to meet your little brother!

Chairman Mao said...

Dragonheart, you look superduper in your comfy cozy hoodie! So far we are havin a rather mild winter, too.

And wowie kazowie, alla us Ballicai are so ecksited about meetin yur little bruther -- it'll be very soon now, YAY!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Jan said...

When you get a chance, stop by. We have something for you.

Jan's Funny Farm

Parker said...

Is your brother there yet????

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

We've been checking & checking for those first pictures!
Is this exciting, or what?!?!!?!

Skeeter And LC said...

Ya look GREAT in yer fleece Santa hoodie! You jus wear cloths so WELL!

Nice tree,too. We didnt get a tree this year. The Big Thing said it would cost 6 weeks of canned stinkey goodness. We tole him to buy more stinky goodness.

6 weeks is a loooong time.

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Ich denke immer noch an euch alle! Seit ihn schon blad zu hause mit dem neuen Bruder? Hoffentlick ist alles gut gegangen!