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Legal

It was a long morning, but I am pleased to report that as of 10:35 (approximately), I became a legal resident of Deutschland-pages 16 and 17 of my passport are occupied by my “Aufenthaltstitel” – “Residence title.”

It was the thrilling culmination to a long morning of German-Style Bureaucracy.

I started by meeting K, from […]

Bureaucracy II

Friday was a pretty busy day. I woke up at some obscene hour-5:30, as I recall, and checked email and other mundane stuff before I headed over to the train station. I needed to catch the 8:08 train to Weimar in order to hang out with J and finish up whatever work I needed to […]

Busy Days

I was really busy yesterday (phone service, administrative stuff) and didn’t get a chance to post. I’m leaving in a few minutes so I don’t have time to write anything else right now.

PS- Thanks Mom for making me learn touch typing! It helps because I’ve converted this computer to US English as its standard, […]

Bureaucracy I

At the end of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Dr. McCoy notes that “The only constant in the universe is bureaucracy.” I remember once reading that that line was the only line that generated any response from a (then) Soviet audience watching the movie during the cold war.

That phrase comes to mind for […]

Today’s Plans

Today I will be registering with the police, opening a bank account, making decisions about the phone, and… with any luck, figuring out how not to pay for two televisions at my new home. Should be a barrel of fun!