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 [...]
Temporary Invalid once appeared in photos like this.
This past weekend I headed up to Hamburg in order to visit my favorite Temporary Invalid – ideal timing because he was mobile enough to get around, but not mobile enough to escape me.
Given that I’d never actually been to Hamburg’s biggest small attraction, the [...]
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 [...]
Liberty Income Taxes – for Canada
Every so often I check through my spam folder and am amazed at the offers for Viagra, free credit reports, and breast enhancement surgery, or whatever is lurking in that folder. Unless I spy a legitimate email hidden in the folder, I quickly hit the delete all button [...]
View from my balcony.
While there were other options in Mobile, I wanted a downtown hotel – and landed at the Hampton Inn & Suites – a wee-bit expensive for what it was, but it was directly on the parade route, and it came with balconies directly overlooking the street.
It turns out I [...]
One thing that I like to do whilst in the States is pop into local drug stores and pick up things that are inexpensive Stateside, but expensive in Germany, including, for example, aspirin.
This trip I stopped by Target and I noticed for the first time that their house brand had changed. I don’t know [...]
I saw this plane at Tegel Airport: If I owned airBerlin, I would make sure that anytime Klaus Wowereit were flying on my airline he’d be flying on this very airplane.
Somewhere between Newark and Houston I snapped this picture of America.
On Christmas Day in Mobile a tornado ran through town. [...]
I’m happy to report that I’ve survived Christmas, at home, alone.
Since Friday evening, I’ve watched a lot of Breaking Bad, read books, went to the gym, and took a lot of naps.
I actually never left the house Saturday – temperatures in Berlin dropped below freezing and I decided that I’d rather be warm [...]
This year is an “Adam—allein zu Haus” kind of Christmas.
Translated in to English, that’s “Adam, alone at home”, a variation on the “Kevin—allein zu Haus” them that Americans know as “Home Alone”.
My plan is to avoid shopping after Saturday until after the Christmas holidays. If I could actually swing it, I would avoid [...]
The Couchtisch, delivered.
After ordering my new couch, it suddenly dawned on me that I would finally have enough space in my apartment to have a coffee table – and so I started the quest to find the perfect coffee table.
I discounted Ikea almost immediately – I have enough Ikea furniture in my [...]