Short Trip to Sappy-Town

For most people, this day is usually one of somber remembrance and reverence about the events that happened in 2001. And it should be. However, personally, I prefer to recall the events of five years ago because on this day in 2010, two glorious things happened. For starters, it was the day that James Madison University…

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…