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My Mornings’ Motto

When I found these sockies, I immediately thought that they were truly expressing what I feel every morning:

Mein Morgenmotto

Als ich diese Socken sah, da dachte ich sofort, dass sie wahrhaftig aussagen, was ich jeden Morgen fühle:

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Yep, That’s Me!

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… is what I could spend at the computer to do office stuff, read news, write and answer emails, edit pictures, and blog. Maybe I should follow the advice of one of my teachers at High School. Whenever we complained … Continue reading

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Why is it that, when I’m bicyling, I have to grab between my legs whenever I want to drink? (Unanständige) Gedanken zum Radeln Warum nur muss ich beim Radeln immer zwischen meine Beine greifen, wenn ich etwas trinken will?

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May the Fourth Be with You!

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This is the little guy we call “R2D2” here: Das ist der kleine Kerl, den wir hier “R2D2” nennen: It’s not exactly a look-a-like, but we like that (funny) name for this industrial vacuum cleaner. Er sieht nun zwar nicht … Continue reading

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… walking around the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, wearing your BVB [Borussia Dortmund, my favourite German soccer club] cap, and suddenly an American woman asks you, “Are you a Dortmund fan?” – What a surprise! Da spaziert man Nichts … Continue reading

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Now I know where that phrase comes from, since we’ve been taken to the cleaners, literally. Well, actually we’ve taken ourselves to the cleaners, so to speak. What happened was this: about two weeks ago we took two quilted bedcovers … Continue reading

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Yesterday, for the second time in a row, I mowed the lawn without bumping my head and scratching it bloody on one of the many  low-hanging branches! Definitely worth marking the calendar!  😉 Ich bin längst nicht mehr der Alte … Continue reading

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… der fällt ja bekanntlicherweise – wie das Sprichwort sagt – selbst hinein. So geschehen am vergangenen Freitag, als ich das Loch für unseren Weihnachtsbaum gebuddelt habe. Dabei wollte ich doch Niemandem etwas, sondern nur eine Schaufel voll Erde zum … Continue reading

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A Sharpshooter in Our Garden

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No, we did not invite Wyatt Earp or any of his likes, nor is it that guy leaning nonchalantly against the cart in the pictures in my posting about planting our Christmas tree  – definitely not him.   😉  With garden … Continue reading

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More Purchases

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When we were in Comfort, New Braunfels, and Gruene, snooping around in antique stores for furniture, I also found something quite different: German beer glasses [admittedly not antique] and some old books: Noch mehr Einkäufe Als wir neulich in Comfort, … Continue reading