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Sorry I Vanished

Sorry I Vanished

May was a pretty exciting month for me. I started a full-time job as a technical writer, which is quite a bit different from what I had been doing. And going from teaching a few classes a week to working 40 hours a week has pretty much wrecked my routine, but after a month, I think I’ve settled into a new one. The beginning of the month was especially rough, as I wasn’t yet comfortable driving to work (stick-shifts are…

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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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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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Oh Tedi…

Oh Tedi…

This is a pretty magical time of the year to visit Tedi. They’ve put out the Christmas stuff, but the Halloween things are still hanging around, leading to wonderfully questionable decoration choices from the employees. Gotta love the ghouly specters hovering over the cheery Santas and snowmen. They also have snowmen Santas with a bit of a Rastafarian vibe. And awkward pin-up pose Santas. Continuing on with their trend of cultural insensitivity, in between the Hipster Owl and Oktoberfest Goat…

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Globus Notebooks – Awkward English

Globus Notebooks – Awkward English

It is a glorious time here in Germany, even though students in Rheinland-Pfalz just got out of school, it seems, due to the staggered vacation scheduling (which I will probably post about in more detail later), students in Nordrhein-Westfalen are already heading back! This means that, even though everyone here is deep into vacation, there are school supplies everywhere! I love buying office and organizational supplies, even though I am one of the least organized people you will ever meet….

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