6 Things I Love About the German Workplace

Today is my last day with my first job here in Munich and it’s a very bittersweet day. While I am really looking forward to my new path, I am also sad to be leaving such a wonderful workplace. As I will be doing full-time telework with the new job, I have been reminiscing about the…

Cheers for Two Years!

Okay technically the fat cat and I’s two year anniversary in Munich is February 7 but it’s been a month since I last posted so we’re celebrating early. When I was back home for Christmas, I was often asked some variation of “So what’s it like living in Germany? What’s different?” For starters, yins should be reading…

Take a Hike

First, I really appreciate all the love and support from everyone after my last post. I am doing great post-pulmonary embolism. Aside from my new-found ability to get drunk off of only 1 glass of wine, I feel almost back to normal. I am no longer as tired as I was and I am officially allowed to…

Rantypants

It’s Friday and I’m in a mood so I am bringing you the top things I rant about on a constant basis. In the most loving way of course.

2015 Lessons Learned

Today is the last day of 2015 and honestly, I am not one for resolutions. It could be because I forget them as soon as I make them. Instead, I thought we could close out the year with the biggest lessons I learned these past twelve months. Lesson #1 – Stay away from the Special…

Apologies in Advance

We are coming home this weekend for a week and in true Steph and Jerry fashion, we are going to try and fit in as much and as many people as possible. I am already very aware that we will fail to make everyone happy in this, so I just want to apologize in advance…

Friends, Family, and Pumpkins, oh my!

You guys, I promise we haven’t dropped off the face of the planet. The past few weeks have just been b-a-n-a-n-a-s and I’m going to tell you all about it. Let’s start with, what else? Pumpkins! A few years ago, the DC Metro commuter newspaper featured a picture of people racing in huge pumpkins in Ludwigsburg,…

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,…

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…