Montag, Januar 22, 2007

No Images Available...

...and Bogger is driving me crazy!!!!
First, they tell me to use my yahoo address.
Then, they tell me I have to create a Google address and use that.
Okay, done.
Now I have to use my yahoo address and the google password.
And I still can't post any pictures.

Blogger Germany has no contact address or possibility to ask questions. Plus, the translation isn't great. I'm not a professional translator, but I could do better!

Samstag, Januar 20, 2007

New Try

Well, Folks, Blogger International doesn't seem to want me to send any pictures. You'll have to look at them under

We went to the Ten Years After Concert in Munich last Sunday. Wow!!!! A small hall (max 300 people) built up as a factory. The band has been around as long as I have lived (1970), and they were great!!! A few substitutions, a bit younger, but still!

Traudl was babysitter, but Simon decided he wanted to cry (due to teething), and she was so worried that she had done something wrong.

Michi is the newest victim of "Selective Hearing." I always thought it was the over-50-year-olds that had it. No, it seems to be a husband/parent thing. A neighbor had a baby 5 weeks ago. We have a bag of presents. So did Traudl. Traudl told us that she had visited them and braught her bag of goodies.
Michi looked at the bag that we had prepared for the new parents, and said, "I thought you said Mom brought our bag of presents?"
"Yes," I said, "HER bag, not ours..."

For the last 15 weeks, Simon has been getting 5 meals a day. 7am, 11am,3pm, 6pm and 10pm. Variations are possible, and because Michi likes to take Simon along everywhere: very variable. But always: 5 meals!!!
And then last week, at 9pm: "Oh, he gets another meal???!!!" (as if Simon had never eaten that late.....)

Mittwoch, Oktober 19, 2005

My cousin Gita

On October 10, 2005, my cousin Gita died.

She was a "specially gifted" person. She died unexpectantly. She was 27 years old.

Mittwoch, September 28, 2005

New Links . . .

I hope I manged to post a few links . . . we'll see!

Dienstag, September 27, 2005

Subway Horror and Job Interviews

So, I've told you about drunk Oktoberfest people in the Munich subway.

Well, today, there was a soccer game.

I don't know if you're familiar with the average German soccer fan. I'll tell you about it:

They want to see a good game, they root for their team, and about a third like to get drunk. A the lines are long, and the fans don't want to miss a minute of the game standing in line for the next beer, they get drunk ahead of time.

And what a coincidence: it's Oktoberfest! Take the day off, get drunk and go on some rides, then take the subway to the Stadium!

I picked my seat VERY carefully today. Is the person across from me drunk? Is he going to throw up on me? Or just be a general nuisance?

Thank God I rode with a colleague: Mark H. today. He's the "knight in shining armour" at the reception. "A Question?" Mark knows the answer. "A problem?" Mark can solve it. "You want to talk about life's mysteries?" Mark's there to talk. He's always in a good mood, and being around him makes everyone feel good! Too bad that he's taken (romantically). His partner's name is Georg, and I met him at the Oktoberfest last Thursday. Very nice!

You've all had job interviews. I've had about 9 - 10. Seven were successful.

Today, I was on the other side: I was the interviewer. It was a great candidate, as he had worked for Berlitz before, and was just relocating with a British Company to Munich. We'll hire him free-lance, I'm sure. It's just a strange feeling being on "the other side of the desk!!!!!!"

A note to all who read my last post: my sister's web-site is:
It's worth reading! Even though personal references are unknown . . .

Mittwoch, September 21, 2005


By the way, take a look at my sister's blog. She's a great person, and she's got the same political views as I do.


It's Oktoberfest time again!

That means hundreds of drunk tourists in every subway train...

Americans, Australians, Japanese, Italians, etc. All drunk.

I'm sorry. It's fun, the Oktoberfest! It's a huge party! 6 to 7 MILLION people in 17 days. That's 312,000 people every day. 24,000 people in each beer tent.

If each person drinks two Mass (two liters) of beer at 7.35 Euros each, and eats something (between 4.25 and 8.50 Euros), which is the normal, average, then it's: 560,000 Euros per day per tent. That's 7,280,000 per day. That's 116,480,000 Euros for the entire Oktoberfest. Not to mention hotels, restaurants and public transportattion.

It's a family tradition in my husband's family goes to the Oktoberfest. We never go INTO a beer-tent. We sit in the beergarden. We get there on the first day at 09:00 o'clock, although they don't serve beer until 12:00 noon. We want to have at least 40 seats together, and that's the only way: get there early!

Well, this year, for the first time in 6 years, the weather was bad. We couldn't sit outside. So, Traudl, Andreas and I didn't go. Michael went with a friend.

He left the house at 07:34am. He got back at 02:28am. He said he had fun!

I'm going on Thursday with my work. About 100 people from Berlitz are going! Even the manager for Europe (an American who works out of New Jersey) is coming. Some new trainee teachers asked if it was okay to get drunk there, seeing as so many important people would be there, but we said, "100 Berlitz people? Everyone Has to buy two liters of beer? It's doubtful that anyone remembers your name afterwards!"

I won't write on Friday...but maybe Saturday or Sunday...

Sonntag, September 11, 2005

New Pictures of Italy

New Pictures of Italy

Hi everyone!

Here are some more pictures of Northern Italy...