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Month: March 2015

Flags Everywhere #2

Flags Everywhere #2

Storing your coffee properly is truly representative of the American Dream. To be fair, there was a Union Jack version available as well.

Switching from Fahrenheit to Celsius

Switching from Fahrenheit to Celsius

Celsius is definitely not a weird German thing.  The US is weird for using Fahrenheit.  Celsius is nice, even, and logical.  Fahrenheit is, like almost all other units of measure in the US, outdated and absolutely crazy.  But when you grow up with it, you get used to it.  I have a feel for Fahrenheit (and for miles, feet, inches, etc.) and, while I am still having trouble adjusting to the metric system when it comes to measuring distances, I…

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Weird things in Germany #1

Weird things in Germany #1

There are some things here that I still just don’t understand. Like these: They are Cola-flavored gummis. I actually don’t understand any Cola-flavored candies (looking at you, Bottle Caps) but the chewy ones are especially weird to me. It doesn’t help that the Verlobter likes them. He’s lucky, because if we ever get any, I won’t touch them. And this is coming from a girl who loves black licorice. If I don’t like it, your candy is disgusting

Hockey Logic

Hockey Logic

My conversation with the Verlobter after a series of swear words shouted at the hockey game on TV. Me: I guess we’re rooting for Hamburg then… Verlobter: I root for anyone who gives us overtime. Me: Why do you want overtime? Verlobter: So I can watch more hockey. *Verlobter is German for fiance

Flags Everywhere! #1

Flags Everywhere! #1

In addition to seeing English all over the place, American Flags are quite common – particularly as a fashion statement.  Given Germany’s complicated approach to national pride, I don’t think it would be uncommon to see more stars and spangles than German flags (outside of the World Cup, of course). Adulthood = freedom = America!

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