July 2020


Stupid Me.

Yesterday my American-German PseudoWife came and spent the night at my apartment.

This was the second time she’d spent the night at my apartment—she was my first houseguest last week, even before the Regensbloggers, who stayed with me over the weekend.

Amusingly the pattern of care sort of inverted itself from last week to this […]

What a Weekend!

1 cent, Salt, Bread: A German Welcome to Your New Home

I should probably be getting back to finishing my current work project—a deadline is looming tomorrow—but instead I need a few minutes to decompress. My first load of laundry is in the dryer (I need what’s in it tonight), the second (of three) […]

Angels with Filthy Souls

Now admittedly I haven’t had as much time to sit in front of the television and watch stuff as I had originally planned, but two things intervened.

First, I popped over to the UK for a friend’s going away party and secondly, I’ve been cat sitting.

Admittedly, I have been watching “Dead Like Me” whilst […]

Holiday: Easter Monday

Despite there being no discernable holiday on today, it’s a holiday here in Germany.

I guess it’s the day that people recover from their Easter hangovers: too much of the communion wine, or something like that. I really am clueless. I do know it’s also a long holiday weekend in the UK, and presumably other […]

Basic German Etiquette

Either I bake sweets tonight for tomorrow, or I buy them in the morning. I chose to bake a Red Wine Cake. Before, below.

Carrot Cake

Homemade Carrot Cake is the best.

And why this is it for the blog today.

Have you twittered me yet?

It’s Cool Out

The weather here in Weimar has really been fall-like this week and I have shifted into baking mode.

Yesterday I made two loaves of bread—which did not turn out that well, but suffice for snacking.

Today I was more adventurous, pulling out the self-imported white chocolate chips along side the self-imported brown-sugar and made White […]


A trip to an American supermarket is an adventure—especially if you’re used to shopping in supermarkets that would fit in the produce section of your typical American Kroger.

I hit up the local Kroger yesterday—shopping cart in hand (hey, it’s free! No 1€ coin in the slot for a deposit), and started shopping. I was […]

Chasing My New York Celebrities

It’s hard for those who have not visited The City to understand, but clearly New York becomes something special for those who have visited it.

I have to admit, though, that I get annoyed with all the touristy things and, often, have atypical wants and wishes for my time in the big city. Today, for […]

Baked Saturday

The weather in Weimar has taken a definite turn for the worse.

Today it was overcast and windy with periods of light rain. It was also fairly cool out—no more summer weight jackets when venturing out. People were bundled up walking down the street.

Rather than spend my day out, I stayed in most of […]