Friday, February 17, 2006

Random Friday Thoughts

Here are four random thoughts for Friday:

1. Bird flu has hit Germany. Yesterday in the newspaper, experts warned that parents should not allow their children to play with dead animals because they might have bird flu. DUH! Children probably shouldn't be playing with dead animals regardless of the bird flu scare!

2. Do Chinese restaurants in Germany serve fortune cookies? Are the fortunes in German? Do they not make sense half the time like US fortunes? (I might research this this weekend;-)

3. I met with my language partner for 3 hours last night (way too long!) Anyway, we were talking about translations and he told me about a funny translation that occurred when George Lucas came to town to promote Star Wars. At the end of his remarks, Lucas said "May the force be with you." The German translation: "Am 4. Mai werden wir bei Ihnen sein.'' (On May 4th we will be with you.)

4. KaDeWe (the famous German department store that is only in Berlin) is planning to expand and form a group of 13 luxury stores in 13 other German cities. KaDeWe in Freiburg? One can only dream:-)


At 10:11 PM, Blogger eightyone81 said...

Hey Erin!

I am a Berliner in America, hahaha... I lived in Santa Barbara for 4 1/2 years now but will move back to Berlin in April to write a masters thesis about street art. Read my blog and maybe you find some interesting comparisons between Berlin and the US.


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