Here is a billboard in Trier, Germany for Sunpoint tanning salon. I don’t know about you, but I am pretty sure the pitchforks and torches would come out for the protests this billboard would cause. I mean, if the producers of The Client List toned down their advertising campaign (article) because too many people were offended by … More Things You Don’t See in America #4
For days we made lists, planned, discussed, sorted, gathered, and piled. Do we have enough? Do we have too much? Just enough to get by until all of our stuff arrives, but so we can still survive here right now. All that work, and then two Tasmanian Devils disguised as Professional Movers show up and pack it … More Reality Is Here To Stay, But Our Stuff Is Gone (Moving Update #2)
Moving sucks. There is no way to sugar coat it. Relocating all of your worldly belongings from one place to another is one giant pain in the ass. The last time we moved we did it all ourselves, so while making plans for this move I proudly announced that this would be a walk in the … More Where Did We Get All This Crap? (Moving Update #1)
The second installment of “Things You Don’t See In America” is also the sequal to my previous post “Nude or Prude“. All of the following were found at our local home improvement store, but there were no heart attacks or boycotts! This first picture either isn’t a big deal or I am waaaaay more used to Germany than … More Things You Don’t See In America #2
The monster line at Aldi, because tomorrow is a holiday!
So we were watching TV the other day and I saw the strangest thing. Well, for some of you it might be strange, and 7 years ago it was for me too. But these days it actually commonplace around here. Yep, just the same-ol same-ol. Move along, nothing to see here. La-dee-da. While normal to … More Nude or Prude?
(Disclaimer: This post will also serve as an explanation for the lack of posts I have published lately!) It is here. The day we feared has arrived, in all of its horror. It has come to kill hopes, destroy dreams, and redefine our family. Uh oh, there I go being overly dramatic again, my apologies. … More When “Expats” become “Repats”
Did you know you can have hamburgers delivered in Berlin? I have never had hamburgers delivered. Ever. In my entire life. And I come from the land of hamburgers! Now, it is possible that somewhere in America they deliver hamburgers. But I have never seen it. Come to think of it, I haven’t lived in … More There’s a hamburger in Berlin!
Mardi Gras. New Orleans. Partying. Drinking. Flashing. Boobs. CHAOS! Let me start by saying that I have never been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, so I have no idea what actually goes on there. But thanks to Joe Francis and his Girls Gone Wild commercials, what I think of when I hear the words Mardi Gras is women … More Fasching. It’s Mardis Gras without the boobs!
Germans have at least 9 1/2 and as many as 14 1/2 (if you live in the city of Augsburg) legal Holidays. In America we have 10. Sounds about even right? Good. Oh, and that half of a day is Christmas Eve, where pretty much everything is closed by 2pm so everybody can be at home. Now, according … More Germans Rock the Holidays