June 2024


Things I do not want to do in the next week, in Germany: Shop.

This year is an “Adam—allein zu Haus” kind of Christmas.

Translated in to English, that’s “Adam, alone at home”, a variation on the “Kevin—allein zu Haus” them that Americans know as “Home Alone”.

My plan is to avoid shopping after Saturday until after the Christmas holidays. If I could actually swing it, I would avoid […]

I flew a kite today…

The air was filled with things that fly!

After a busy morning that involved lots of reading, I headed over to Templehof – once an airport, today a park.

A very cool flying bat!

It’s legacy as an airport was fitting today: I went to Templehof to fly a kite with my SA […]

Random Things: I promise not to do this too often.

I have a zillion things running through my mind and I need to get them off my chest, so here goes nothing:

Penny Markt, home of Happy End toilet paper, is selling a Coca-Cola duvet and pillow cover set for 20€ this week. I want a set and I made a plan to go buy […]

Actual Accomplishments (by 11:45)


Sunday Again!

So today was like my previous two Sundays in that it started with a trip to Café Laden with my copy of The Economist.

I returned to the flat* where I did a load of laundry and a bit of web surfing: I am trying to plan a trip next weekend to someplace more cosmopolitan […]

German Sundays

Despite having lived in Germany for three and a half months, I am still firmly in the United States on Sundays. What do I mean by that? Well, I woke up this morning at 7 – a direct consequence of going to bed at 9 last night, and had to restrain myself. I managed to […]

Out of Touch

Yesterday, at 10:30 I looked out my parent’s front window and asked the question, “Why are all those people at church today?”

In my mind I was trying to figure out the religious significance of the Fourth of July.

Suddenly it occurred to me that it was Sunday.