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April, 2012  // Posts published in April, 2012

16 Apr Posted by in Holidays | Comments

Visiting Fellow Expats and Driving Solo + Baby – Part 2 – Heidelberg

Visiting Fellow Expats and Driving Solo + Baby – Part 2 – Heidelberg

Yesterday I started writing about my road trip to Frankfurt and I listed sub-categories of different types of Expats: a.)    Foreign Couples – Both are from another country b.)    Cross-Cultural Couples – One local, One Foreigner c.)     Singles – a.k.a. Foreign Thrill Seeker and/or Brave Soul I got to thinking a little bit more and ...

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15 Apr Posted by in Culture | 1 comment

Visiting Fellow Expats and Driving Solo + Baby – Part 1 – Frankfurt

Visiting Fellow Expats and Driving Solo + Baby – Part 1 – Frankfurt

I’ve come to learn that there aren’t just Locals and Expats living in Germany, but that the Expat community can actually be split into sub-categories. a.)    Foreign Couples – Both are from another country b.)    Cross-Cultural Couples – One local, One Foreigner c.)     Singles – a.k.a. Foreign Thrill Seeker and/or Brave Soul And within these ...

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13 Apr Posted by in Driving | 1 comment

Wagons – The German Sleeper Car

Wagons – The German Sleeper Car

I used to joke about how much I hated minivans and made it a point to steer clear of them on the road. My motto was, “They drive too slow and erratically because they are paying more attention to the kids in the back than what’s happening on the road.” I used to tease a ...

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11 Apr Posted by in Family Life, Sports | Comments

A Fußball match in our household – This is how we watch (Spoiler Alert! Dortmund:FC Bayern match)

A Fußball match in our household – This is how we watch (Spoiler Alert! Dortmund:FC Bayern match)

This afternoon a neighbor asked me if Kay was planning to watch the Dortmund:FC Bayern (Münich) match tonight. I said that I thought so. The way I understood the conversation was that the neighbor was asking if Kay wanted to watch with him, so one would imagine that he was inviting Kay over to his ...

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10 Apr Posted by in Family Life, Technology | 6 comments

Up in Smoke – Be kind to your Electrical Devices

Up in Smoke – Be kind to your Electrical Devices

Today’s post is written so that this doesn’t happen to you. With every electronic device I have brought from the US to Germany, I have been very careful to use with caution. The Computer, that’s an easy one. Cords can typically be swapped out and you may have a tab behind the computer that needs ...

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09 Apr Posted by in Driving | 3 comments

Die Autofahrt…

Die Autofahrt…

I was going to first entitle this article, “Das Auto Fährt…” But since Kay corrected my original spelling error (not shown here), he came up with the above title. Which I think is even more AWESOME. As Americans we don’t see “Die Autofahrt” but instead…Die Auto Fart. They are really stinky. (And please, unless you ...

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08 Apr Posted by in Religion | Comments

How much are you willing to Pay for Religion? – Monetarily, Not Symbolically

How much are you willing to Pay for Religion? – Monetarily, Not Symbolically

It’s probably blasphemous that I am posting this on Easter, but I’m less likely to be religious in Germany than in the US. It isn’t just about the language barrier (although I do have a hard enough time remembering all of the Catholic prayers in English let alone trying to learn them in German, which ...

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07 Apr Posted by in Family Life, Holidays | 5 comments

Yeah for Chocolate, Alcohol and other Sinful Sweets… You can return now, Lent is over

Yeah for Chocolate, Alcohol and other Sinful Sweets… You can return now, Lent is over

Tonight is Easter Eve and also the last night for observing Lent, depending on the timeline used. Like many Lents past, I gave up sweets, cookies, and cakes. I was going to wait until tomorrow morning to start eating sweets again, but I lasted only as long as 6 p.m. tonight because this is when ...

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05 Apr Posted by in Products | 4 comments

Fuel Prices – Quit your whining, Springer fans

Fuel Prices – Quit your whining, Springer fans

Remember the days of Jerry Springer enthusiasts who claimed that they only watched because it made them feel better about themselves to see someone else worse off? Well, this is the same reason Americans should take into consideration the comparison of fuel prices between the US and Germany. Although, I must warn you that while ...

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04 Apr Posted by in Reviews | 1 comment

Babylove Diaper Review (Size 4+)

Babylove Diaper Review (Size 4+)

After getting over the initial shock of the babylove diaper change (size 4+), here are my thoughts now. I’ve had the chance to use the diapers for about 10 days. How to know whether you are buying the new type or old type. (I’m not sure if any of the other sizes have also changed.) The new ...

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