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April, 2012  // Posts published in April, 2012

03 Apr Posted by in Culture | 6 comments

Random Thoughts and German Bathroom Guidance

Random Thoughts and German Bathroom Guidance

Random Thoughts Sometimes, when a word in German is pronounced or spelled too closely to the same word in English, I completely F-up the word and instead make up my own. But give me a word like “Auflaufform” (casserole dish) and I remember it no problem.  Anything that involves food no matter how long it ...

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

Laundry is a Battlefield – An All-Spun-Out American using German Technology

Laundry is a Battlefield – An All-Spun-Out American using German Technology

Every country seems to have its own technology for washers and dryers. Most washers in the US seem to be top-load, although front load is becoming more prevalent. And dryers in the US all have an external exhaust system. So what happens when one country tries to be as environmentally friendly as possible when it ...

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01 Apr Posted by in Family Life, Sports | 1 comment

From Four Wheels to Two – Biking in Germany

From Four Wheels to Two – Biking in Germany

When I lived in Washington State, one of my favorite outdoorsy things to do was go quading. Whether riding in the dunes in Washington or Oregon with a group of friends, or throwing dirt on the trails, motorized 4-wheelin’ was a hobby and a sport. This may be boring for some, but this is a ...

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