München Beer Drinking Guide

Today is September 2 and that means Oktoberfest is only a few weeks away! Since this is a time when many people come and visit this fair city, I felt like it might be good to do a post about drinking beer and what to expect. For those of you who have never been to Germany,…

Hodge Podge of Nonsense

I don’t really have a theme for this blog post. It’s literally just a bunch of random things I want to share…from updates on our activities to other little random happenings. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Valpolicella: The other weekend, we road tripped to Valpolicella, Italy (near Verona) for a long weekend with some friends….

Inflammation In My Tear Gland

I need to take a break from our regularly scheduled program of sarcasm and humor to be completely open and honest with you – aka the 7 people who actually read this stream of consciousness (hi mom). I am in a really deep pit of homesickness at the moment. There. I said it. Now you know….

You’ve Got Questions, I’ve Got Answers (FAQs – Round 2)

I honestly have no idea how time flies so quickly! I feel like I blink and another month has passed. Between work, German class, hanging out with friends, and celebrating Jerry turning into an old man, we haven’t had a lot of time to just chill. Fortunately on Sunday, we finally had some much need…

Playing Catch-Up

I just realized that I haven’t done a new post in over a month. Such. a. slacker. We have today off for “Christi Himmelfahrt” – or the start of Christs Ascension into heaven or something. I don’t really know (I should because I went to Catholic school for a thousand years but I don’t). All…

Observe and Report – Episode 3

I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend! Today is my last day of freedom before starting my new jobby job and apparently I want to spend it blogging. I looked at my phone this weekend and realized that I had a bunch of random stuff that I wanted to share so here we go!…

Reality Check

Ever since we announced we were moving to Munich, we have been met with a lot of comments that generally fall within the realm of “I’m so jealous!” or “We’ve always wanted to do that!” (you totally can btw – I’ll probably blog more about that subject another time). And while, yes, we love living…

And In Recent News…

Well friends, I have some good news and bad news. The bad news is that due to the Lufthansa pilot strike, my flight to Rome this weekend was cancelled so I was not able to participate in the marathon and therefore will not be able to share with you a full race recap. I know….

Observe and Report – Episode 2

Happy Hump Day friends! It’s definitely been a busy couple of weeks! I enrolled in a couple of German classes – one of which is 4 hours/day everyday – and I’m really hoping doing this puts me on a path to fluency or at least to know enough to be able to work in a pub or biergarten (gotta dream big right?). I…

A Brief Word on Fasching

I was hoping Jer would be able to write a post about Fasching – aka Carnival – because it had been going on since we arrived in Munich. But the man works and I don’t so you’re stuck with me for now. Fasching – as its called in Bavaria, Austria and a few other places in…

Observe and Report – Episode 1

Now that the first week of living here is officially complete (for me – Jerry’s been here for a million years), I thought I would do a series of general observations — about life here, about funny things I’ve seen, etc. As there will be several in this series, here is “Episode 1.” Recycling is…

Taking Your Animal to Europe – Dos and Don’ts

I cannot tell you how many people asked if I was taking the fat cat with me to Munich and were shocked that I said yes. I guess it’s fairly common to give up your pets when you move?? For me, it was never optional. Could you leave this face behind?? I couldn’t. In case…