Dealing with Winter
So I am surprised to find I like the cold. I lived for twelve years in Boston, complaining every winter. However: I was drunk the whole time, and not dressed appropriately. My very dear friend once told me at that time that if I would just dress for it, winter could be as wonderful as any other season. And while I took her advice to heart (after all, I still remember it), and I have one or...
Christmas Markets, Round 1, No Pictures
Note: I do apologize for the lack of pics, there will be another visit, and I will bring my camera. For some idea of the light show, I direct you to last year’s just-post-Christmas holiday pictures album. I also apologize in advance for overuse of the word “sparkly” but seriously, yo. It WAS. So Vienna does not fuck around when it comes to Christmas. The entire city gets...
The differences between German and English
So I was trying to explain to KH tonight WHY I felt that the German language required an entirely different way to think then English does. Here is an example of two sentences, one in English, one in a direct translation from German: English: I want to go to the store in town with the sale with Jennifer on Wednesday at 11am German: I want on Wednesday at 11am with Jennifer in town to the...