June 2024


18:00 CET: Waking from a nap.

Thanks to the aforementioned late arrival of my flight from Newark to Berlin, I didn’t get enough sleep yesterday during the day, so despite sleeping a solid 8 hours last night, this afternoon I realized I was fading.

So I took a nap.

I actually set my alarm for just before 6 so that I […]

He’s keeping me warm at night!

I bought this little fellow sometime last winter and he goes to bed with me when it’s cold out – he keeps me warm.

Basically I toss him in the microwave for about 5 minutes and he stays warm for a couple hours, under the covers, with me. When fresh out of […]

Support Deustchland’s Weltmeisterschaft Dream Whilst Dreaming.

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


I’ve been really busy this week, and I would tell you all about it, but it would bore you.

Well, maybe not—but for those of you in the know, nothing’s happened. At least nothing blog worthy.

Meanwhile I’m going to bed early.

Lagging Behind…

I am one of the strangest people I know because everything I’ve read says that time shifting from Europe to America should be easy as pie and going from America to Europe takes days.

The thing is, when I fly from America to Europe, the next morning I am on European time, but when I […]

Latten… whaaa?

Yesterday I made my second trip to Ikea, and just like the first, I lost track of time.

I headed there with a colleague who walked me through the process of buying a bed in Germany, something which is surprisingly different from America.

The last time I bought a bed in America, I went to […]

There, Yet Not

I just had a trip to Amsterdam in which I visited the lovely city, yet I didn’t see a single thing.

Seriously; and here is my schedule—which deviated slightly from what I planned because my flight to Frankfurt arrived 3 hours late, which put me into Amsterdam four hours late.

Wednesday, January 9: 17:30 Arrive […]

Hurting Myself

This morning I woke up at 5 only to discover that a lead pipe had attached itself to my right shoulder.

It felt like that anyway. I’d managed to turn over on top of my right arm whilst sleeping—I had to lift my right arm with my left arm and reposition it so that it […]

Bad Week Ahead

I can already tell that this is going to be a rough week in America: I woke at 1:30 and couldn’t get back to sleep until after 3:30.


The first part of my trip to America was not that great. I got up a bit earlier than planned in Frankfurt, got cleaned up and […]

Adjusting Sleep

My body is a remarkable thing—I’ve trained it to get up at 6:30, and by god, it gets up at 6:30. Even in Portugal, when 6:30 is locally 5:30 and its obscenely too early.

Today it let me sleep in an extra hour, which is still early for a weekend, but gives me time to […]