Rediscovered this recently. I love this song.
Weekend totally worth the ear pain experienced on landing.
1) our rental was upgraded to a mercedes S class. It was the most Russian-mafia fabulous car I've ever been in. We were doing 200 km/hr at some point on the autobahn and it felt like nothing. Trunk definitely big enough to hold a few bodies and a cache of submachine guns.
2) Drove 1.5 hrs North from Hamburg, then followed the Danish border for about a half hour before getting to the location, a small village inn. This is how close we were to the border: at the intersections, all left-turn streets had umlauts, while the right-turn streets had o's with slashes through them.
3) the party was Andreas' Dad's girlfriend's 75th birthday party. My first honest to God "dorf-fest". Awesome. The local volunteer firemen's chorus (accompanied by accordions) sang sea-shanties, the neighbors got together and sang a bunch of songs (horribly off key but really cute) and did a little skit. There were weird drinks being distributed to the tables, such as "Angler Muck". Everybody's last name was Petersen, even though only half of them were related.
That is all.
Ya know, if I don't pick up the phone on the 30th ring,there's a good chance I just don't feel like talking to anyone on the phone. WTF?
After spending a whole winter here, I finally get why Germans get so giddy when the sun comes out. The weather in Munich has been just completely glorious since mid-April and I am giddy! Giddy!!
I have no idea how to make notes on facebook.
jeez, was my last post really in november???
I've decided this is the year I learn how to shuck an oyster. Assuming I don't maim myself tonight with the oyster knife it should be a good party. Got some raclette for backup.
happy new year everybody!
Today I felt SO homesick. I know he won't be able to right all the worlds wrongs but just seeing the 70, 80 year old black people in the audience looking so utterly overwhelmed with emotion...that alone is worth it.
Short version, here's what I haven't eaten. I love soup, I love sourdough, but for some weird reason I've never had the desire to eat soup out of a sourdough bowl.
2. Nettle tea
Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
63. Kaolin (maybe in toothpaste, I dunno?)
ETA: Oops, and apparently:
"Criollo. A variety of cacao tree that has almost disappeared. It is impossible at the moment to isolate enough to make a chocolate bar. Any mention of Criollo on packaging or promotional material should be translated into Trinitario. Even blue chip companies (ab)use these word. "