Monthly Archives: May 2005

Non!

France has voted against the new European Constitution?  Why?  What does this mean? Although some analyzed the run up to the vote in terms of a reaction to America, the general interpretation I’m getting here in Europe is that the … Continue reading

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Schönes Wochenende

We’ve had a gorgeous weekend.  Temperatures hit 91° yesterday and 70° today, with continual sunshine.  We rode our bikes around a lot both days, shopping downtown yesterday and taking a harbour tour today.  Nothing too exciting happened, but we had … Continue reading

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Manchester Pictures

Here are the long-awaited pictures from our trip to Manchester last weekend:

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The Apartment

Jenny did a great job finding our apartment.  She came to Hamburg before I did, so she ran all around Hamburg looking at various neighborhoods for nice furnished apartments, and we ended up choosing the first one she saw. It’s … Continue reading

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Weekend in Manchester

Jenny and I just spent the weekend in Manchester, England.  She’s still there, actually, as her conference doesn’t finish until tomorrow.  However, I came back last night to return to my normal life: the newly-minted expat. Manchester is a nice … Continue reading

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In over my head

German class went well today, so I was feeling confidant.  I felt like I could learn any language I wanted to learn.  I felt like I could even learn more than one language at once. So, after class, I got … Continue reading

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Time to Escape

I’ve been in Hamburg for eight days, and it’s time to move on. Actually, there’s nothing wrong here, but I will be heading to another country tomorrow morning: the United Kingdom.

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Alice? Who the F*** is Alice?

Ahhh, the joys of having our own DSL.  Until today, we’d been the beneficiaries of the (unintentional?) generosity of a couple neighbors who had left wireless internet access points open and unsecured.  Thank you NETGEAR and richard, whoever you are.  … Continue reading

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Happy Morning

Living in Europe.  Waking up at 7:30 for a 5-mile bike ride around Außenalster lake in the brisk morning air.  Expecting my wife soon to return from a short business trip to Amsterdam.  Preparing for my second day of German … Continue reading

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Separated again

After just four and a half days of being together, Jenny and I are apart yet again.  This time, however, we’re at least on the same continent.  Jenny has a meeting for work in Amsterdam today, so I’m alone in … Continue reading

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