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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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American Things We Brought Back

American Things We Brought Back

I didn’t get my own pictures of everything before we devoured it all, but I thought I’d share some of the junk food we found worthy enough to stuff in our already full suitcases and bring back to Germany with us. Cheddar Jalapeño Cheetos – 2 Bags I actually had never had these before moving to Germany. On one of our trips to the US, one of Mr. Faultier’s friends requested these specific Cheetos and we were curious why she…

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KLM Chaos

KLM Chaos

I had been trying to decide when would be the best time to publish this story, but I suppose that since we will be in the air when this publishes, it’s as good of a time as any. When the Verlobter and I were preparing to travel to the US for Christmas, we did our usual scrounging of the cheapest flights possible. Once I get a full-time job, I will probably put an end to this, because I feel like…

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Patriotism and Expat vs. Immigrant

Patriotism and Expat vs. Immigrant

Several days ago, we received this flyer in our mailbox. Translation: CALL FOR MASS DEMONSTRATION IN FRANKFURT ON MAIN Citizens of this country: Unite! to a mass demonstration against the Islamic and left-radical fascism in German. Our land needs once ALL patriots on the streets! Resistance East/West, Frankfurt on Main    20th July ’15 DON’T SPLIT, UNITE! At first I didn’t think much of it, but, noticing the words “islamischen” and “linksradikalen” connected to “Faschismus” – I figured this wasn’t really…

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American Things I Miss

American Things I Miss

While I love living here in Germany, there are a few things back in America that I miss. These are places or things that I have yet to find a sufficient substitute here. When I do make visits to my family, I try to get my fill of my missed things, but it’s just not always enough.   1. Target – I’m pretty much a stereotype, so of course I love Target and Starbucks. While I can track down Starbucks…

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