Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Can I wear these in the States?

Today was another fun day in Bonn-- we began the day with an information program about Bonn, then we met the assistant mayor and then toured Beethoven's birthplace. Unfortunately, cobbled stone streets and high heels do not go well together. Half way through the day I bought my first pair of "Europeanstyle" shoes. Okay some people might call them "ugly European bowling shoes,"but I think they are cute! (see pictures)

In other news, I was most excited to discover baby carrots in the grocery store. Last time I was in Germany, baby carrots were a foreign concept...globalization can be a great thing!

The other pictures I have posted are of a boat going down the Rhein River and the common area near the university. The boat traffic on the river is amazing! There are usually 3-4 boats within sight as you look up and down the river. You might also be able to tell that the river is running very fast. While Bonn did not experience any flooding (like southern Germany and Switzerland) the effects can be seen this far north.


P.S. Some have asked about my cheese spaetzle watch. First let me thank you for your concern:-) Basically cheese spaetzle is German mac and cheese--egg noodles that look like wavy spaghetti, ementhaler cheese and carmelized onions...yum!


At 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Erin:

Sounds like you are having a great time in Germany - and you have already started work. What a deal!

We are watching your Blog for your daily updates. What fun for us. Thank you for taking the time to update your blog.

When you send pictures, do they just appear below your narrative entry or do we have to open a link or some such function? If so, just let us know -

Love from your technologically challenged Uncle Larry.

At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the pics of your shoes? We must compare. Are they similar to those you bought in Freiburg? Will they win Anuradha's disapproval? If so then you definitely won't be able to wear them in the States!!

At 9:00 AM, Anonymous Stephanie said...

Hi Erin!

Wow! Sounds like you're having a great time. I'm glad to hear you made it safely and are already on the search for good food! :)

Have fun!


At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG - love the shoes! They're pink!

At 7:44 PM, Anonymous DK said...

I'm the last person to give fashion advice, but as long as the two shoes match each other, you should be fine.

Also, I'm told you can't wear sneakers with a suit.

You can read about it all on Dave's fashion blog, coming soon.

At 8:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey ET!
Alright, I approve of the shoes... as long as you don't wear them with white socks :)
Great pictures!! Can't wait to see more when you get a chance. They are good evidence for me to show mom, so I can prove to her you have not disappeared just b/c she hasn't spoken with you on the phone in 3 days :)

Love ya and miss ya tons!

At 11:56 AM, Anonymous Tanya said...

To the shoes I say, geil! And why wouldn't you wear them in the states? You would be so fashion forward.

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