Wow… This month is flying by, and things are, at least for now, going pretty well.
I skipped out of town last weekend – driven out of town by the prospect of being within drum earshot (and only drum earshot) of a “music” stage set up to motivate the runners of the Berlin Marathon.
This month, for the first time since January, I had the time to take a vacation – leaving the boundaries of Berlin, hopping into metal tubes, and escaping to Immenstadt and Kiel – opposite ends of Germany, but fulfilling personal wishes to see friends and hit the beach.
I managed to spend three […]
This weekend, for reasons I won’t really disclose here, a friend and I agreed to meet in Wolfsburg – a city just over an hour west of Berlin.
For most people it is notable because it is home to Volkswagon.
I’ll admit that when we agreed to meet in Wolfsburg, I had no […]
Late last week one of my friends told me about a recently released film that features Berlin: Victoria.
So I saw it Sunday evening – and while there are a number of impressive things about (like the fact that it was shot in exactly one take with one cameraman), ultimately I hate Victoria.
Eurovision is shit this year.
Pure unmitigated shit.
Wait – before you give up, hear me out. As most of you know, I’m a Eurovision fan. Perhaps not the most dedicated (I don’t pay attention to within country song selection processes, not even within Germany), but I do buy the music and listen to it […]
New Year’s Eve Tradition in Mobile, Alabama…
And, in keeping with the procedure from last year, Germany…
If you want to watch this on television, instead of on YouTube, and you’re in Germany, good news: you cannot miss it:
Last night I kind of nerded out and started sorting through a massive stack of paperwork that’s accumulated over the past month – there’s something cathartic about sorting through all of it, punching holes in documents and putting them in binders.
Maybe that’s not nerding, per se, but a sign of being too German.
When I moved to the big city, I decided it was time to dump small regional banks and go with a large, substantial, international player – and I’ve been completely happy with that jump, until now.
It’s all because my bank does not offer me the Karl Marx MasterCard, unlike Sparkasse Chemnitz.
It’s almost enough […]
In the near-ish future, I will be picking up my eAT – the elektronischer Aufenthaltsitel – that will be permission for me to stay in Germany a bit longer.
The eAT format is a credit-card sized document that includes a chip that contains biometric identification information.
Providing this led the most amusing moment of my […]
Borkum, German Customs Ship
This past weekend I was Nautical Adam – I popped up to Hamburg to see Mr. Letters Home and his family. Completely by chance, it happened to be the Hafengeburstag weekend.
That is, it was the harbor’s birthday – and I’m not really sure why, because it seems pretty young […]