August 2008



Wow… it’s 9pm, Sunday night, and I am tuckered out.

It’s been one heck of a fantastic weekend–Friday’s work concluded with dinner at a fantastic restaurant on the edge of Rotterdam. That evening, after I got home, I went to bed–and I must have crashed hard, because I did not hear the SMS that I […]

Celebrity Encounter!

Bonus points if you can quickly identify the man in the photo with me.

Covert Behavior

Today I received an alarming Action Alert from the American Family Association:

Dear Adam,

Planned Parenthood, the billion dollar corporate abortion provider, has taken immorality to a whole new level and is using your taxpayer dollars to spread its toxic propaganda.

A new Planned Parenthood promotional Web site (http://www.takecaredownthere.org/), which targets youth and is called […]

Boneheaded Mistake

Wednesday I was a stupid idiot moron.

For the second time in less than a year, I managed to leave my passport on my desk, at home, instead of carrying it with me on an international trip. I realized this in Frankfurt and turned around going back home to Weimar to pick up the passport […]

Foreign Complainers to Unite in Bremen!

I doubt there any expats-oriented readers of my blog in Germany that don’t read at least one, if not all, of the more famous expatriate blogs like Germany Doesn’t Suck, HeisseScheisse, or Cheeseburgers and Sauerkraut.

The Whiney Expatriate Blogger Meet-Up in one month’s time, September 27, is probably not news for such readers. In the […]

Supermarkt Stadt

One aspect of life in Weimar stands in stark contrast to every place else I’ve ever lived: Supermarket Access.

From where I sit, as I write this at home, there are at least 4 supermarkets that I can think of within a ten minute walk: REWE, Netto, Aldi, and Edeka. If you add five more […]

Obama & Biden

I want it to be perfectly clear: I’m voting for Obama.

The single most important issue facing the United States of America right now is its international standing.

Right now the United States of America is the International Rodney Dangerfield–it don’t get no respect.

George W. Bush and the Republicans have destroyed America’s moral authority […]


Every year Weimar has a month-longish arts festival.

This year’s “pèlerinages Kunstfest Weimar” started last night with “Brass & Spaß”–a four hour jazz festival held at the Weimarhallenpark, just at the edge of the city center.

I headed there with the bride and groom from my Turkish wedding, despite a somewhat peculiar weather pattern: it […]

Identical Covers?

I realize I might be the wrong person to ask, but is it just me or are the covers of TV Digital magazine essentially the same?

Real v. Weimar Office

The problem with my real office is that there are at least two distractions that prevent me from getting work done: the Internet and my colleagues.

Unlike, say, the Weimar Office, where there is no WLAN (so I cannot surf) and there is a friendly staff of baristas who bring me excellent coffee and nice […]