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Whatchamacallit 82: 5€ Notes

Since moving to Europe, I’ve become used to the fact that my banknotes change size and color as the values change.

However, other than noting that I’ve visited Spijkenisse, where the Euro-note bridges went from fantasy to reality, I do not think that I’ve ever discussed the Euro notes.

Simply put, the notes are […]

I am the king of bad timing – No falling back for me.

This year I have managed to spring forward twice, but I am never falling back.

Back in March I was in Chicago (well, Evansville, Indiana) for the spring forward that marks Daylight savings – lost an hour of sleep there. Then I returned to Berlin and experienced the spring forward there as well.

In other […]

Fightin’ Nature

It’s funny how man tries to fight its inner nature.

Today I was talking to a 50-some year old Hoosier—and for some reason she revealed that although she is right handed now, it hasn’t always been that way.

Back when she was a schoolgirl the schools didn’t want their children to be left-handed—so they yelled […]

Litter

There’s so much I could be talking about, but I figure that the political junkies have more legitimate sources for their fix. Instead I am going to talk about littering.

It came up after I saw an article on USAToday (via Obscure Store) talking about litter. It seems that concern about litter in the states […]