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My German Resources

My German Resources

German can be a difficult language – or at least that’s what Germans reassure me when I’m struggling along. I always feel like a complete dummy jabbering on with my terrible German, and most people switch to serviceable English if they notice me struggling too much. I’ve been able to get to the point where I can run errands, make appointments, and make some caveman-like small talk, but I don’t do that without help. I’d be completely lost without some…

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Finding Each Other in Foreign Lands – Americans vs. Germans

Finding Each Other in Foreign Lands – Americans vs. Germans

Americans get very excited when they spot someone from their region in a foreign land. The Verlobter and I were at a mall in Kaiserslautern, waiting outside Primark for his family, when a couple came up to us and asked if we were from St. Louis. The Verlobter, you see, was wearing a St. Louis Blues shirt. We informed them that I was from St. Louis, the woman and I briefly exchanged life stories, and then they walked off, never…

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Awkward English #10 – Ugly Clothes Round-Up

Awkward English #10 – Ugly Clothes Round-Up

One of my favorite things to do while shopping (besides scouring clearance racks) is to check out T-shirt slogans. Like I’ve said before, they are universally¬†terrible¬†– and I love it. I do not mean to offend anyone who loves cheesy T-shirts, I think they are wonderful in their awkward glory. Last week I visited C&A and H&M – and, boy, are the alphabet stores full of greatness this season. For your reading enjoyment, I’ve divided my finds into two categories…

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Flags Everywhere #10 – For That Special Someone

Flags Everywhere #10 – For That Special Someone

H&M has some patriot underwear for that special man in your life – or for you if you are a man or like boxers. Two different styles to get ready for the fourth of July! And don’t worry, my British friends, they have Union Jacks as well! They also have matching socks, so you can deck yourself out in flags from… waist to toe? So stop by H&M and purchase undergarments to show off your patriotism! Wait, no. You can…

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My Immigration Anniversary

My Immigration Anniversary

Today marks my one year anniversary of immigrating to Germany, though yesterday is technically the anniversary of me emigrating from the US because we flew overnight. Sometimes I forget exactly how much has changed for me in just one year, but then I start to list them out and realize what a crazy year it’s been. When we first arrived, we were living at the Verlobter’s mother’s house. The Verlobter had found an apartment and finalized all the paperwork on…

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