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March, 2012  // Posts published in March, 2012

18 Mar Posted by in Food & Drinks, Shopping | 4 comments

Shopaholics Anonymous – Roermond, Netherlands

Shopaholics Anonymous – Roermond, Netherlands

Being an American, the thought of traveling to a different country usually entails a vacation. Going to a different country for a day trip sounds exotic or maybe even luxurious. So when my husband and I first met and he told me he would make shopping trips to the Netherlands just to buy the ice ...

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17 Mar Posted by in Family Life, Gardening | Comments

Growing a Green Thumb for St. Paddy’s Day

Growing a Green Thumb for St. Paddy’s Day

Today Kay and I engaged in hand-to-hand combat with none other than our backyard. We raked leaves, plucked weeds, accidentally tore up part of the yard (Kay went ballistic with a root pulling so hard about three square feet of the lawn peeled away from the ground. Grrr, Mr. Hulk) and then made a run ...

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15 Mar Posted by in Family Life, Language | 4 comments

A message from George Michael? But I can’t Return to Sender.

A message from George Michael? But I can’t Return to Sender.

Today, I went to get the mail, which is normally always done by Kay. I hate opening mail, let alone touching mail and with everything being in German, I can’t read it any way. But today, I found a little surprise mixed in with our mail. Ok…so uh… Is this solicitation? Well if it is, ...

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14 Mar Posted by in Family Life | 11 comments

I’m a People Person, Damnit!

I’m a People Person, Damnit!

Throughout life you meet all kinds of people with different values, priorities, beliefs, and extents to which they will fight for what they believe. Some people put a high priority on the environment, on animals, on material objects, and some people value their fellow humans most. I am not a person who believes in judging ...

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14 Mar Posted by in Music | 4 comments

Straight Lines & PUSA Concert

Straight Lines & PUSA Concert

Tonight we went to the Presidents of the United States of America concert in Eindhoven, Netherlands. I have to admit I was feeling pretty old tonight. We left the house leaving my mother-in-law in charge of the kiddos. But, a cool tidbit about Germany…I was able to crack open a beer as the passenger on ...

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12 Mar Posted by in Family Life, Language | 1 comment

Nuckin’ Futs

Nuckin’ Futs

When I was in high school, two of my close friends and I would like to take people’s names and swap the first and/or second letter of the first and last name around. So I became Harah Sauser. There was Hegan Mearn and Chirginia Vapel. I’m glad we found this so amusing then because now ...

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11 Mar Posted by in Culture, Sports | Comments

Soccer in Dusseldorf vs. the Seattle Sounders

Soccer in Dusseldorf vs. the Seattle Sounders

Ok, so Fortuna Düsseldorf wasn’t playing the Seattle Sounders. Unfortunately, I have only been to one professional soccer game in the US (Seattle Sounders vs. Chicago Fire) back in April of last year. So this is the only American match to which I can compare the European games I’ve seen. However, I can proudly claim ...

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The Golden Arches of Deutschland Go Green

The Golden Arches of Deutschland Go Green

Monday night conversation… Kay: I had the dumbest cashier lady at McDonald’s tonight. Me: What happened? Kay: I asked for the quarter pounder, which is known as the Royal Käse (Royal Cheese) in Germany, but it’s not on the official menu. Sophie: Interrupting in German…No clue what was said. Kay: And she didn’t know what ...

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07 Mar Posted by in Language | 1 comment

Awkward Moments Overcoming Agoraphobia

Awkward Moments Overcoming Agoraphobia

After living in a foreign country for two years, I can understand what it feels like to be an agoraphobic. The fear of going out to the unknown and facing a person in which you don’t understand; there is always that moment of panic. What to do, what to say? Since moving to Germany, there ...

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German Birthday at Pocket Money Prices

German Birthday at Pocket Money Prices

After receiving my first official Taschengeld/Pocket Money in Germany, I thought, “What better way to spend it than on my husband for his birthday?” I started to try and think of things I might be able to buy with 2€… The intent wasn’t meant to be facetious; I was dead serious. Shopping for Kay is ...

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