June 2010


Seven and a half hours later…

I left home this morning at 6:30—actually a few minutes before that—and did not return home until just after two.

Along the way I discovered that something I did in one stop in Weimar is done in two stops in Berlin, and must be done in a specific order. It should be obvious by now […]

Today I practiced my future commute!

So it’s Monday and today I went to work at my new job for the first time—well, not really.

I actually went in to the future office so that I could sign my contract and hand over some documents that are needed for employment, plus to collect the documents I need to get registered with […]

Rewinding a tiny bit–back to Thursday…

A quick rewind is in order: Thursday the movers came to move me: they promised to arrive between 7 and 8. I got a phone call at 7:04 telling me that they were half a kilometer away.

Pause there for a second: If movers in the US promised to arrive between 7 and 8 (and […]

Auf Weidersehen, Weimar!

Dear Mayor Wolf and Fellow Citizens,

I’ve had a great six years living in Weimar, European Capital of Culture, 1999. The city is beautiful, the people friendly, and parks plentiful. Even as I move to Berlin, I will always have a place in my heart for Weimar. That said, I hope that Weimar finds […]

The Movers Come… tomorrow?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Ack!

I found movers using My-Hammer.de, and for the price of moving 3 blocks Weimar (plus a couple weeks of storage), I am moving from Weimar into a storage unit in Berlin.

Yes, it’s true, I have no home in Berlin to call my own, but I got very lucky and am subletting an apartment from […]

Support Deustchland’s Weltmeisterschaft Dream Whilst Dreaming.

I think World Cup fever has gone a step too far.

CSD Clean Up Time

Normal ist anders: CSD Berlin 2010

I need to be in Berlin Monday in order to visit the place that I hope to be living in while I work and search for an apartment. I decided to head up here a couple days early just to party for this weekend is, as Snooker reminded me, Christopher Street Days in Berlin!

For […]

My House Warming Party is Officially… Delayed

My Comfortable Future Home.

As you know, I am moving to Berlin, with a new job starting on 1 July 2010 – a mere two weeks away!

While I had confidence before, I lack it now: I will not find an apartment to my liking in time for the start of my new job. […]

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