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 [...]
Along my walk.
I’m in London for a short holiday – and my first day was most excellent.
Given Heathrow norms (an airport I try to avoid), I fully expected to spend an hour, if not two, clearing immigration. Instead, I went from the aluminum tube to the London Tube in about 30 minutes [...]
These are good times to be a vegetarian in Europe.
Not that I am one, but like most people living in Europe, I’ve been eyeing the ground “beef” with a great deal of suspicion of late.
Mainly because it’s not necessarily beef.
Amazingly, some products claiming to have ground beef actually contain 100% pure ground [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
You see, I already had a blog entry mentally composed for tomorrow in which I was going to simultaneously complain about the delivery of my new sofa while, at the same time, praising its good looks and tell you how much I love it.
Unfortunately, the fine folks at the Mulipolster [...]
Stuff that’s been in my head, and I want to get it off my chest.
Recently I’ve been remembering a conversation that I had back when I lived in Bloomington between grad students – we were talking about money and debt. As I recall there was one spouse there, and the spouse said something like, [...]
I needed a new phillips head screwdriver screwdriver because I’ve some how managed to destroy the one that I have. The new folding 2-meter measuring stick replaces the one that snapped in an unfortunate accident. The 5-meter tape measure is just for fun…
My gay genes failed me [...]