Upon visiting Germany, one of the first things that will happen after you gather your luggage and visit the WC or “die Toilette” (don’t call it a “bath“room or “rest“room: Germans know darn well that you are going in there to neither shower nor nap) is that you will be asked, “Möchtest du etwas trinken?” […]Read more "Kein Alcohol ist auch keine Lösung (Part 1)"
First off, I apologize. That break between posts was a bit longer than anticipated but, in my defense, my hours at work have increased greatly, Eve and I are now engaged (more on that later), and we bought a house that needs not a small amount of renovations. That, and I have come to realize […]Read more "To Eat or Not to Eat – Part 2: Asparagus"
Ahhhh, food. Some of us eat to live, others live to eat. We Americans can be found at both extremes and everywhere in between though this is not the standard perception among most Europeans. Due to the global broadcasting of TV shows like Heavy, Huge, The Biggest Loser, and others who picture their over-sized “stars” […]Read more "To Eat or Not to Eat – Part 1: McDonald’s"
I may not know the German language very well yet, but that didn’t, of course, stop me from falling in love with Eve. Though she was in the States for almost six years before we met and her English was already very good, it improved greatly over the last year (and to the detriment of […]Read more "I Don’t Know Deutsch, But I know I Love You."
I’m pretty sure that Germany will be, or maybe already is and they are just efficiently and quietly covering it up, ground zero for the zombie pandemic. One of the first things that I noticed upon my first visit in December, and something that I have come to love since, are the built-in, roll-up window […]Read more "11 Tage Spaeter (11 Days Later)"
Guten Tag! I am writing this first entry as an attempt to provide an informative prelude to the ensuing blog and, more importantly (and lest my readers think that I got drunk, purchased a blog site, and then forgot about it), because I want to remove the automatic and generic post that was pre-populated by […]Read more "Hallo, Welt!"