January 2008


Inner-American Struggle

I’m an American, so when I deal with “Things German”, I try to tread lightly because I don’t know if I have unreasonable American expectations, am a whiney jerk, or completely clueless.

So far I’ve been remarkably restrained when it comes to the farce that is my bank and its credit card problems.

Two weeks […]

Penis Love

Ok, this post might be too NSFW for some, but I’m not going to cross any lines that haven’t been crossed on my blog before.

British-Swedish Penis News Like Dan Savage, I’d never heard of Basshunter (or Basshunter myspace), but this young, cute, Swedish pop-star who’s doing well in Britain, has news for the world: […]

Nacktkultur Natürlich

I’m not one for this kind of fun, but thanks to CQ, I now know that for 500 €uros—a mere drop in the bucket, I can fly from the nearby Flughafen Erfurt to the Baltic Sea for a day trip on 5 July.

Passengers on the flight will be nude—dressed until boarding, and then shuck […]

Kids, Alike

This morning I was reading Metropolitan Diary, one of my favorite weekly columns in The New York Times.

It’s a collection of little vignettes about life in the Big Apple. People submit their stories about every day encounters and the best are published; like Overheard in NY, but more severely edited, so it’s better.

Today […]

Back to 100%

It’s been 72 hours since I had a relapse and got sick again.

Since then it’s been slow and steady progress back toward 100%. Many hours have passed in the company of Angel, Back to the Future, X-Men, and books that I realized late last night that I was feeling better.

Not 100% mind you, […]

The Replacement(s)

Here’s a place where American banking services are better: credit cards.

It was on 11 January that my bank, the VR Bank Weimar eG, sent me the letter informing me that my credit card details were stolen and that my card would be frozen, that I should destroy my old card, and that a new […]


From a CNN Article:

The masseuse who discovered Ledger’s body at the apartment at 421 Broome St. in SoHo called actress Mary-Kate Olsen, a friend of Ledger’s, twice before calling 911, a police source with knowledge of the investigation said.

Guys, should any of you ever find my body, please do me a huge favor […]

My Week, so far

Monday: Morning, wake with sore throat, feel awful. Stay home. By afternoon feel ok.

Tuesday: “I’m king of the world!”

Wednesday: Morning: “I’m king of the world!” Afternoon “oooh, maybe I’m not king after all.”

Thursday: “Crud, I am sick…”

On the upside, I forced myself to keep my scheduled hair appointment, which was not […]

…cream with that?

I have lots of problems learning foreign languages.

The problems center around two issues: First, I have a terrible memory when it comes to words and the like. It takes me 50 to 100 repetitions of new words before they start to penetrate my consciousness, and then another 1,000 repetitions before I actually know the […]


Last night I was somewhat restless, and when I woke at 3:30, I had a sore throat.

It was still with me at 6:30 when my alarm went off, so I opted to spend the day at home, sleeping, reading, and eating chicken soup. I dozed for a bit and when I woke at noon, […]