Thursday, September 22, 2005


As of lunchtime today, the orientation program was officially over! It has been fun, but it is time to get on with my project and other adventures.

The excitement of the day occurred when I went looking for a sleeper sofa. First of all, the store had clear acrylic toilet seats with gummi bears in them. I don’t even really know what to say about that! It was a fascinating Germany discovery!

The other exciting moment of the day was watching a drug bust across the street from the metro. Two cop cars came screaming up the street, into oncoming traffic and on to the sidewalk. The officers ran out of the cars and helped the 3-4 undercover cops (who were sporting Euro-punk fabulous mohawks) who already had most of the culprits (7-9 of them) on the ground in handcuffs. I was watching the German version of "COPS" on tv the other day and it was so boring-- drunk people and noise complaints mostly. Today was much more fun to watch!

In other news, there is still no coalition government and chancellor (Day #4.) Today a reporter referred to the developing coalitions as a ménage a trois. Ummm, obviously that French word means different things to Americans and Germans!


At 12:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gummi bear toilet seats and drug busts - could you have asked for a more exciting start to your weekend? I think not ;)

At 6:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The apartment is Very IKEAermany.

Other words to describe the new official ET "crash pad" . . . dandy, divine, glorious, groovy, hunky-dory, keen, marvelous, neat, nifty, sensational, swell :-)

Uncle Skippy


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