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Entries from August 31st, 2011

Our stuff

August 31st, 2011 · Comments Off on Our stuff · Apartment Life, Germany, Xbox

Almost seven weeks ago in New York City, movers boxed up and took away virtually everything we own. Next week, we will get our things delivered to our new home in Munich. One take away from being without a vast majority of this crap is how little of it we really need. Since we opted […]

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Perspective

August 30th, 2011 · Comments Off on Perspective · Germany

When seated in Germany, it is not at all impolite to give any person walking in or walking by an uninhibited moment of thorough scrutiny. It’s also perfectly acceptable for the scrutinizer to make a steely face while doing so. Inversely, I’m sure a lot of Germans feel bad for Conny View definition in a new window having to tend to […]

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Getting drugs

August 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Germany, Health

When you want aspirin in the United States, you can get it at any of the following places: Pharmacy Supermarket Convenience Store You can sometimes find it in vending machines. In New York City you can even buy it at a newsstand. The same can be said for a lot of other medications for things […]

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Rear action

August 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on Rear action · Advertising, Funny, Germany

I haven’t been living here in Munich very long, but I do feel qualified to give out a little bit of advice to some of the local businesses. When naming a company, if there’s any chance of using an acronym later on, make the choice with this in mind. Otherwise, there could be issues. These […]

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Getting along

August 25th, 2011 · Comments Off on Getting along · Learning German

There’s one thing in German I’m always ready to say at a moment’s notice: Entschuldigen Sie bitte, mein Deutsch ist nicht gut. Ich bin neu hier. Basically it’s “Pardon me, please, my German isn’t good. I’m new here.” It comes in handy, and is a little more graceful than making a Butthead-like “Uhhhh” noise. I […]

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