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Quick German Lessons- how to swear in front of little kids

You know how in English we say things like “holy cow”, “holy toledo”, “holy smoke”, etc when we want to swear but also not really? Otherwise known as, when your younger relatives are in the room? Germans have a phrase for that too, and it sounds much more ridiculous than holy cow. (I know, you didn’t think it was possible.)

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A short story, or, My Google Search History Since Moving to Germany

when does the ubahn run
when does the last bus run in nuremberg
map nuremberg

weather in nuremberg
how to convert fahrenheit to celsius

what is cilantro in german

shoes to wear with dirndl
lyrics to the prost song oktoberfest

how to make friends with your roommates cat

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Cooking American in Germany: Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy

Step one: Get a craving for biscuits and gravy because of course you do.

Step two: Too bad! It’s Sunday, no grocery store in the country is open.

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Quick German Lessons- The best German idiom ever

Quick German lesson.

Wir sind dicke Freunde.
Literal: We are fat friends.
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Veni Vidi (Vici)

I went to Italy over fall break, hence the cliche title. (Pictures below!) Read the rest of this entry »

Quick German Lessons- Why you so long?

It’s Sunday Funday! Or something.
Anyway, someone (my parents) told me I should intersperse some fun, silly posts on my blog about things I find interesting, like the cooking fails I put up recently. Therefore, welcome to Quick German Lessons with the dork! Today we’ll be talking about why German words are so dang long. Read the rest of this entry »


I went to Frankfurt at the beginning of the month. It was a while ago now, but I keep making blog post drafts about stuff I did but never actually writing anything in them, so I’m trying to catch up a little.

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The onion conspiracy

What the heck is up with the onions in Germany????

Everyone’s heard that onions make you cry. Not everyone likes them, they’re one of those controversial flavors that generally you either love or hate. I prefer them cooked for the most part; I’ll usually only eat them raw with Mexican food. Germans have them with everything, at least in Bayern Franken. It’s one of the main food groups, along with potatoes, pork, and pretzels. (Bread in general, but who could resist that alliteration?).

Oh, and beer. Which I forget sometimes, because my roommate doesn’t drink it. We do have it in the fridge at work though, so… Take that as you will.

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My Oktoberfest Experience

So last Sunday the roomie, some of her work colleagues, and I headed to Munich for Oktoberfest. Both of us had never been, so it was  certain to be an experience for both of us.

We caught the first train to Munich with a bunch of other dirndl-wearing folk, and by the time we got there, the train had picked up so many other people on the way that it was standing room only. It was a popular destination even on Sunday.

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How to make the perfect hard boiled eggs

Step 1: Put two eggs in a pot, fill with cold water so that both eggs are covered. Add salt, because someone on the internet told you to.

Step 2: Place pot on burner, turn burner on, bring to a boil.

Step 3: Remove from burner immediately, let sit for five minutes in an attempt to have a soft-boiled egg.

Step 4: Take eggs out, cool in cold water, crack open, get egg everywhere, they’re not done, throw it all away. Try again.

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