Monday, April 2, 2007


I know I just shared myriad observations of the Vaterlanders w/ you, but there is big news. If you aren't inclined to visit me b/c I am fun or have a hammock or know where all the good markets are held and on which days of the week and can (after just 2 weeks of Deutschkurs) ask for directions and have other basic, childlike conversations in German, or b/c it's spring and the biergartens are opening and there is an uber cute polarbear/Eisbar cub named Knut in the zoo here.....I could go on, but the point is this: there is a legitimate rumor that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and their Jungen are buying and apartment on my street. Don't all buy your tickets at once b/c there's only one hammock, but I thought it was my friend-ly duty to inform you that w/ just one plane ticket you might get all of my fun-ness plus Brad & Angelina. My plan is litter their door w/ ads for an organic/fair-trade babyfood-making private chef...... Then I can make my fortune by selling spoons that Brangelina have licked on eBay.

Really the only other news is that a jar of gefilte fish costs 12 euros here. I actually enjoy about 1/2 a gefilte fish (ball?) every year, but not for 12 euros. If I knew how to say carp in Deutsch I might try to make my own, but lacking both carp and a food processor.....well, don't visit for the gefilte fish.

EDITED: to include a photo of the hammock (after much harrassment)

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