The Mayans May Be Right, Y’all… (My Dreams Came True, Part 1)

I’m not one to subscribe to much of that sort of ballyhooed, fatalist rigamarole, you know. Not about the end of the world, or zombies, for that matter. But… this morning, I woke up, and I realized that my own little corner of dreamland is over and I thought, “well, I guess this is it, […]

Nuremberg

Last weekend, we went to Nuremberg. Nuremberg is famous for several reasons: the city was the “unofficial capital” of the Holy Roman Empire, as the Reichestage and courts met there; it was the center of the German renaissance in the 15th-16th centuries, the Nuremberg rallies of the Nazis, the Nuremberg laws were (obviously) passed here […]

A Few More Images from Darmstadt

I kind of feel like Darmstadt has been strewn throughout too many posts to organize a cohesive imagination of what it might be like to someone who has not visited. Or, maybe that is exactly what Darmstadt is like: multi-faceted and different with each turn… In any case, here are some more pictures from our […]

Double 0-Who? + Updates

I am not a great movie watcher, by any means. I tend to judge movies based as much on their length (my enjoyment is directly inverse to the length) as much as by their content. I don’t like scary movies, and if a lot of people die in a movie, it probably isn’t for me. […]

Big Day Here in the ‘Burg

Was ist “die Burg?” Aschaffenburg!! I made a little trip to the Edeka, hoping to make use of the excessive change we have accumulated while procuring the necessary ingredients for what has been missing in these parts (cupcakes). I tend to be easily distractible in the grocery store (and I do love grocery shopping), so […]

Christmas in November and our Tour d’Bruxelles

You know what is fun? Whatever you think is fun (to each their own, I say) + this experience: Mike and I went to the Real on Friday (a Target-like store filled with everything from groceries to china to electronics to clothes, but organized in a less frantic fashion than at, say, Wal-Mart) and when […]

What Makes a Holiday? + Darmstadt, revisited

I’m not sure that I can adequately describe my answer to this question. But… I can start to answer it. A holiday has to include a special breakfast, right? Or at least a breakfast that you might not ordinarily have on, say, a Thursday. And given that we spent last weekend traipsing around Belgium, thus […]