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Entries from September 16th, 2011

Looking back

September 16th, 2011 · Comments Off on Looking back · Finance, Work

My former employer Nomura is in the news for having some layoffs in the works. Hopefully my quitting might mean maybe one person who actually wants to be there can now stay. I doubt it, though. I didn’t write much about work when I was employed at Nomura, mostly for two reasons: prudence and I […]

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Behind the wheel

September 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on Behind the wheel · Germany

There are 26 U.S. states that have a full reciprocity arrangement with Germany for a driver’s license. If you hold one of those U.S. licenses, you just need to do some paperwork and pay a fee to obtain a German driver’s license. There are 11 U.S. states that have a partial reciprocity arrangement. Holding one […]

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Nine? Nein! Doch!

September 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Personal

Nine years ago today, I was doing this: Today I’m doing more or less the same thing, with a lot more experience, but a less elaborate outfit and with few people watching. Usually. I’m grateful for nine years of marriage with Conny View definition in a new window , who is my best pal, my fabulous playmate, and one hell of […]

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Shake it, don’t break it

September 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Culture, Germany

Oktoberfest is nearly upon us here in Munich, and thanks to the fine work of this ex-pat blogger, I now have video examples of the dances I need to learn for Oktoberfest. First, there’s the fascinating “Cowboy and Indianer,” which is about playing Cowboys and Indians, which has absolutely nothing to do with Germany or […]

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I’m still awake inside my head

September 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on I’m still awake inside my head · Music

Conny View definition in a new window and I had the pleasure of seeing Jonathan Coulton perform live in New York City a while back. It was a bit of an impulse thing, as we were only slightly familiar with his work, but we thought it could be fun to give one of his shows a try. Boy, were we right. […]

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