On Wednesday… I made a grand return to the Oktoberfest for probs the last time this year because it is slightly ridiculous. However, I saw one of the coolest things of all time. THE FLEA CIRCUS. Yes. These fleas were talented, let me tell you. The best one, Sebastian, could kick soccer balls into a mini goal. There were also ballerina fleas, pushcart fleas, a juggler flea and a carousel...
The Salad I Shall Be Making Tonight
as invented by yours truly RAW INGREDIENTS: Strawberries (I am using local ones from Bavaria. Yum!) apples, arugula (aka “rucola”), fresh spinach, fresh walnuts, fresh goat cheese, “Kiri” mit krauter SALAD DRESSING: consisting of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt, pepper, fresh clove of garlic ROASTED BEETS: oven-roasted beets roasted in sunflower oil ...
Gut Wies'n/Shana Tova
Welcome to the bizarre combo of Oktoberfest and Yom Kippur— beer and solemnity, dirndls and shofars. Oh Munich, you are a funny village. I went to services last night at the synagogue. Tonight, after break-fast, we celebrate Wies’n (and will be celebrating for the next several weeks. Phew!) Other events as of late: I went to Dachau. Intense. I went to a dance class in contemporary...
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So I have a new job with an EXCELLENTLY AWESOME family. They live very close to our neighborhood with lots of leafy parks and playgrounds. The kids are Elisabeth (5), Amalie (3) and Ludwig (a small baby with a punk rock mohawk and a flirtatious smile). The parents are warm, friendly and easygoing and I think this will be a much more positive and satisfying experience for both of us. I played with...
Bavaria, week 4 (or is it 5? Hmm.)
Aside from job loss, things have been wonderful. I have a meeting with an au pair agency today as well as two responses from Munich families from an online web site, so I am quite optimistic something will work out. Certain events do generally happen for the best. Once I have a secure job I can concentrate on working on my Glimpse articles and grad school applications. I decided to apply to social...
My current job ended today. It was all completely disgusting; i.e., I am disgusted. But I’m optimistic about a future job and have some leads. Happy Rosh Hashana. I baked my first cake last night, a dense honey cake.
weddings and afghani food
So first, the highly exciting news: I WILL BE BLOGGING FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. Yes. Okay, with the good news aside, I had a jam-packed last week. Honza and I went to Prague for the wedding of Radek and Magda. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?op=1&view=global&subj=28601169&pid=31199672&id=28601397 It wasn’t a Jewish wedding, but we did dance to klezmer and had a...