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Month: October 2015

German Barbecue Sauce is Subpar

German Barbecue Sauce is Subpar

Another Lidl America Week has come and gone, and I almost felt like I was becoming desensitized to it, until I saw this new offering. I first saw the Cheese & Onion fish filets and thought, well that’s a bit odd, but then I saw the Barbecue variety. What are these shenanigans? Maybe it’s a regional thing, but I’ve never seen someone pair a breaded fish filet with barbecue sauce before. But it has the Statue of Liberty on it,…

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We’re Renovating

We’re Renovating

Last year when we moved into our apartment, we were very ambitious. We wanted to get everything done right then so we wouldn’t worry about it later. But as the work went on, we realized that it might be good to put a few things on the back burner – mostly our guest room. So for the past year, our “guest room” has mostly just been a storage room while we haphazardly collected furniture here and there from relatives. Finally,…

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Doing Laundry the German Way

Doing Laundry the German Way

My mother-in-law would probably write a much better tutorial on how to really do laundry the German way, but I just wanted to talk about the one major difference between German laundering and American laundering. We don’t own a dryer. This is not a revolutionary statement for people who live in Germany. From what I can tell, most people don’t either. But when I tell friends and family in the US, they are completely shocked. How do you dry your…

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Killing Time Before Work – Awkward English

Killing Time Before Work – Awkward English

Due to a misunderstanding about some paperwork, I ended up leaving my house way to early for work one day. I was hoping to deal with said paperwork before work, but there was nothing to deal with yet, so all the time I had allotted to deal with German bureaucracy turned into downtime. So I did what I always do when I have stuff to do, I roamed the cheap crap stores and looked for things that would be interesting….

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Driving in Germany

Driving in Germany

Okay, so the title here is a little misleading. Despite having my driver license, I still don’t drive in Germany. Those stick shifts are scary. And some of the rules of the road are a bit different here than where I’m from, which makes me even more nervous. Yielding to the Right In Germany, when you come to an intersection and there are no signs indicating which road has priority, you yield to traffic coming from the right. Once the…

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