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My Currency Complications

Germany just loves Euro coins.

Admittedly, I did too, for a little while at least. Suddenly I was living somewhere where I could purchase goods and services with an assortment of only a few coins. It is quite commonplace for an exchange to be done entirely with these little pieces of alloy.… Read the rest

Blue Goodies, Boot Goodies

Public Service Announcement regarding my blog’s blue words.

Just a mouse click away, hidden behind these little blue words, are lots of goodies. You’ll most often land on an highly entertaining and fun to read educational Wikipedia article, but who knows what other internet adventures lay beyond hyperlinks like this


or this?… Read the rest

It stuck!

The snow stuck!
The pictures here make Schleiden look absolutely dreary. It’s not, I promise. Today was actually really pretty with the light dusting of snow.

From the top floor of Tower B of my school. In the distance, one can see Schloss Schleiden.… Read the rest

Der Erste Schnee

The first snow began this evening! It is sticking too, but I don’t think for very long. We’ll see if it is still here in Schleiden tomorrow morning.

My little sister was so excited! Apparently this is the first snow here in Schleiden in two years!… Read the rest

O Brave New Lens

This past Wednesday I was able to pick up my new (to me) Tamron SP AF Di 90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1 (272EN) from the Zollamt (customs)*.

I excitedly took it out for a shoot Thursday evening, but because it was too dark (low shutter speed), I had shaky hands, and the fact that I had never used this lens before, every photo taken was absolutely worthless.… Read the rest

Always a Surprise

Gerade oder asdjklajksbdahsbdasdjbh?” the hairdresser asked.

Well Scheiße. I don’t know what asdjklajksbdahsbdasdjbh means. I know that eine Gerade is a line, thanks to Mathe. We’ll just go with ‘Gerade’.

“Gerade,” I said.

And so it became a game of A or B.… Read the rest