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Thursday, January 14, 2010

So I did it, I took the leap, despite the doubters out there, and I made it to Germany! Am I crazy, well of course I am. Nobody moves to a country where they don't speak the language without being a little off their rocker, but if thousands of people can move to the states and make it work, I can certainly get by for a few months in Germany.

Here's some of the things I've learned thus far...

1. I like Icelandair...

a) 33 in. of legroom, perfect for my 31 in legs (no, 2 in really doesn't make that much difference, a plane is still uncomfortable when you're on it for 6 hours straight)

b) No ice in the drinks allowing for more beverage

c) Though there's no food, not even peanuts for a 6 hour flight, they do offer free entertainment (free being the key here, most airlines do not maintain this word in their vernacular)

d) Said free entertainment is also edited for language and content. Ha here were some of the funniest replacement phrases
1) Did you bag her?
2) Toe job
3) Son of a brick

-If you find these offensive do not, I repeat do not watch the free entertainment on Iceland air. I however, enjoyed watching Lie to me and Burn notice.

2. Iceland is really dark. At 8 am, it was pitch black and I couldn't see any stars. Hmmm...

3. Cuckoo clocks are annoying. They're chirping is especially annoying in the middle of the night. And this is compounded by the multiple clocks that can be found in german homes.

4. Knudsens sparkling cherry juice is just like cough syrup, smell and everything.

5. Living in Germany is going to be texting detox for me... I can't wait to get back to the states and come back with a vengenance. Expect lots of text messages in about 6 months.

6. This won't really be a break from American life. The exchange rate for the dollar is kind of terrible, so I'll probably stick to American groceries and everything else on base, except when traveling.

Well, every day is a new experience. I hope this all works out for me.


Alaina Nelson said...

have so much fun! I am glad you are safe!

Rebecca McDermott said...

I liked the filler words that is funny. I kind of want to use them in normal everyday language... no food for 6 hours? Crazy. Usually I eat too much like every 3 hours on those stinking planes to Europe. I dose off and I am like... what food again? didn't I just eat dinner? and now you are serving me breakfast? no don't take it away.. I'll eat it. yeah all of it... and I want an extra brownie... give me a brownie.

DeeAura said...

Aaaand I love Lie to Me. LOVE it. I want to date the socially awkward, dark curly-haired boy. Between him and the curly haired guy on Bones, I could never decide.

Huh. Odd. Never knew I was all about the curly/wavy hair.

Interesting. :)

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