Aldi and the Gnome of Transportation
Jul
30
2012

An American in Germany: Day Two (The Mecca to Aldi)

We are at the end of Day Two, and Germany continues to impress. Today, I visited my first German castle (it was closed but looked very old and sturdy from the outside). We did eat at the little café beside the castle: I had the schnitzel with cream sauce. And it was amazing. We also […]

Ausfahrt in German: Exit
Jul
30
2012

An American in Germany: Day One (Ausfahrt)

Germany is six hours ahead of US Eastern time and one of the first things you learn about is jetlag. As I write this, it’s 2:38 am German time. We’ve already been to bed and gotten up. Having flown to the west coast, I thought I knew what jetlag was. I didn’t. Jetlag is not […]

My niece
Jul
22
2012

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Dear Diary, I am 40 years old, and today, I finally lost my virginity. No, not that virginity; today, I changed my first diaper. I know what you’re thinking: You’re 40 and you just changed your first diaper? It’s hard to believe, I know, but I’m a guy. There have always been women in my […]

Things you can get for five dollars
Jul
10
2012

Things You Can Get For Five Bucks

The interwebs has changed everything. Not only can I order my Dominos pizza online, but I can control a client’s computer or discover new music or research Germany, all from the comfort of my duct-taped captain’s chair. But the newest thing I’ve discovered is what I can get for $5. Fiverr.com is a site that’s […]

A letter to Arbys
Jun
01
2012

A Letter to Arby’s

Dear Arby’s, First, I would like to begin by thanking you for the invention of the curly fry.  It is amazing, with its unique shape and lovely spices; it is indeed a credit to American ingenuity. But having said that, there are a few things I would like to mention, specifically concerning your restaurant just […]

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