Sunday, May 26, 2013


All right, so I might have a soft spot for boys with curly hair . . .

Saturday, May 25, 2013


I don't think I remember doing this in the US, Canada, or Japan, whereas the majority of birthday parties I've been to in Germany are of this kind. Does anyone else do this?

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013


And the stupid words are the ones you never forget.


Living in Europe, I always forget how super-friendly and talkative some Americans can be, and it somehow always surprises me . . .

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bridal Party on Wheels

The entire bridal party cycled to the Standesamt (civil registry office) on awesome decked-out bikes, which was superfun! (G biked in style with hiked-up suit pants.)

Friday, May 17, 2013


G's brother J and his girlfriend N got married today! Here's a little update before the evening festivities begin...!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Single friends

Break-ups are sad, but it's less sad if you think about it this way: the hot-singles population of Copenhagen just increased by two.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Relatively nice

Bremen is a beautiful city, but weather-wise, keep your expectations low, low low. (Oh, and the wedding is G's brother's! woo woo! (not ours))

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Stay away from the news

I'm not that much of a hypochondriac but the news and WebMD are terrible things when you're feeling sick and vulnerable. La la la I can't hear you la la la.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hourly Comic 2013

Phew. So there it is, my first ever hourly comic! Sorry for the weird images sizes, but I hope you enjoy it!

Friday, May 10, 2013


If you've never heard of this before, I kid you not, it works like magic. We always keep a box of matches in the bathroom and never have to buy toilet deo!

Sorry, more precisely, I meant lighting a few matches (1-3 or so) and blowing them out!

Thursday, May 9, 2013


I've been living here for nearly 3 years now, but it kind of occurred to me today how obsessive Germans are about fizzy water and how they mix fizzy water with everything, which makes me wonder why other countries don't do it because it's awesome. Especially Apfelschorle (or Apfelsaftschorle). Our friend Adam put the Germans' love for Apfelschorle really well in his article How to be German:

"You know in movies when people go to therapy and then the therapist asks them to create a happy place. A safe, tranquil spot they can turn to when the world gets too big and scary. Usually it’s a beach, or a rocking chair on the front porch of an idyllic childhood home? For Germans, that happy place is swimming naked in a lake of Apfelsaftschorle."

I would also happily swim in a lake of Apfelschorle. Probably not naked, though, because I'm not quite that German yet.


mid-afternoon doodle

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Little Things

I drew this 2 hours ago. One gin-n-tonic with G at our neighborhood bar later, I think my day is looking up.


I may be getting old, but I'm getting pretty good at the nod-and-smile/laugh routine.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Ultimate Commute

I've done jogged back home from school and work a few times now, and I've found that it's a handy way to squeeze a run into a busy schedule. It does have its disadvantages (traffic lights, occasionally running through crowded areas etc.), but so far it's been great.

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Woo! Meh Blog's Tze came for a visit this weekend and we chatted about my all-time favorite game, Katamari damacy...while G looked on.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013