A couple weeks ago, just before Easter, I took a long lunch and wandered by Berlin’s branch of Galeries Lafayette, the French department store. It’s actually quite convenient to my office and since I had forgotten to prepare a dish for a party I was attending, it’s basement boutique grocery store gave me the opportunity [...]
When it comes to things like the dentist, inertia is my dentist’s best friend.
The fact is that my dental practice here in Berlin is overpriced and incredibly stylish. Stylish to the point that while there I always feel a bit out of place because I don’t wear the finest brand name clothing in the [...]
Despite the unpleasant weather, this has been a very nice weekend. Saturday I spent much of the day sleeping and reading — a great way to recover from an unusually intense workout Friday evening. There was a little bit of shopping thrown in there as well. Today I started with [...]
Today was an odd day.
This past fall I bought myself a Jack Wolfskin jacket, thus completing a critical step in the process of becoming fully assimilated into Things German®. When I wear it, I become virtually indistinguishable from the thousands of Germans who wear their jackets every single day.
It’s a nice jacket, perfect [...]
Yesterday I engaged in a bit of random Berlin exploration – it started innocently enough with coffee from *$ — after my coffee, I popped outside and got on the first bus I saw, Bus 186. I recognized the last stop listed (S-Grunewald), but I had no idea how I would get [...]
I realize, as I write this, that I am not about to post something that many of my Berlin friends will like, but I feel like saying it anyway.
But first — the East Side Gallery, a 1.3 kilometer long piece of the Berlin wall, is going to have a 22 meter piece taken out [...]
Guacamole and Chips at Tacos de Mexico
So, as I noted in my last post, last Saturday night I had dinner plans – plans involving a long-time reader, 50€, and margaritas!
The 50€ was from the fact that I performed a minor favor for a friend – a tip, as it were, and had [...]
Last night, on my way back from a Berlinale film, I missed the U2 at Alexanderplatz by 30 seconds.
Faced with a 15-minute wait for the next train, I made the rational decision that I could afford a taxi, and so I went to find one.
I will readily admit that I had not examined [...]
This afternoon I couldn’t get into my office – the key just would not turn. No matter how hard I tried.
It was a bit inconvenient as I actually wanted to go home, but my coat was still inside the office.
Not sure what to do, I popped down to the nearby administrative assistant and [...]
It’s a bed!
This weekend I’m hosting Cathy of I’m Learning How to Cook fame—she’s up here for a two day seminar and needed some place to crash. She’s at the seminar right now and this morning I forgot to ask her how it works as a bed. I hope it was comfy!