Mittwoch, 31. Dezember 2008
Samstag, 20. Dezember 2008
We move in on the First, or second. And Our roommates said that Visitors are always welcome! so! See you in berlin, stay with me for free.
Mittwoch, 17. Dezember 2008
Sonntag, 30. November 2008
And if this doesnt work, Rudolph is in season!
- Understand cartilage: Cartilage is malleable connective tissue that protects bones from rubbing together too much so whatever you do to it will not move.
- Cartilage is also used by the body to shape and support other structures, including the nose.
- Over a lifespan cartilage can be replaced by bone in certain areas, including the nose.
- Cartilage can be manipulated because it is made principally of water, about 70% of cartilage is water.
- Cartilage can be redistributed with movement, but cannot be made smaller with pressure.
- Other components of cartilage include collagen, proteoglycans, and chondrocytes, proteins and cells that help support and build the cartilage.
- Understand that to make your nose temporarily smaller using this method you are doing home surgery by manipulating the cartilage in your nose.
- Wash or moisten your nose area. This isn't compulsory, but it's a little easier to do this on smooth skin.
- Hold the top of your nose with your thumb and index finger.
- Slowly bring your fingers to the sides of your nose. Don't press or pull because this might make the nose bloat up a little bigger and can damage the cartilage.
- Do this for two to three minutes, starting at the top of your nose each time.
- Repeat about 50 times a day or even more.
- The results may be visible in 2-3 months time.
- As soon as you stop, and if you have not permanently disfigured your nose, your nose will return to its normal shape.
more on noses:
Samstag, 29. November 2008
When I took on this babysitting job, they called it 'kidtending', and some 'light house keeping' Well apparently it is more like being a maid, cook, and friend for the household... I felt like Alice Nelson from the Brady Bunch... but instead of a perfect day, this one was near perfect until I did the laundry.
I arrive at their household 2 hours before the boys get home from school. In this time, I am to gather the laundry from the rooms fold all the blankets and put them at the foot of the beds, do the dishes, iron what is necessary, and make lunch for the boys upon their arrival-
Well I was doing laundry, and for one particular item- it was on the ground in a ball in a bedroom- id say that is a sign of laundry. I should have known it was wool, but my goal is to clean the clothes, and on to the next task. I checked for a tag, there was no tag... so i washed it- and it came out as a miniaturized version of what it was an hour before... too bad I wasn't Alice, or else Mrs. Brady would have happily given her shrunken sweater, which was now the perfect size for her a young girl- to her daughter Cindy. And then, Mrs. Brady's teeth would have sparkled when she smiled at Alice while saying " no apology is necessary, Alice, We are just happy that we have such a sweet maid like you, who would tell me the truth, and mistakes are just part of life-and this is for the best". Fade to Credits, End episode.
My episode wasnt as picturesque. It ended with a dear apology letter stating that I am quite embarrassed, and that I would be happy to replace it- Her response: the sweater is quite expensive, so I dont think you would want to do that- and it was my favorite Jumper that I owned. Thank you very much.
We will see if they will be calling me again to watch the kids-
Wildlife is not the first thing you think about when you are exploring a new metropolis. And although i have yet to see one, I am really on the hunt for a pack of wild boars that are living in Berlin! Supposedly these things are aggressive, hungry, and quite populous and within the City of Berlin alone lives 10,000 boars! This mammal, like the Sasquatch and Unicorn- have been spotted on multiple occasions, but this creature is so abundant, that it is more hopeful that I see one. I will update the site when there is a sighting or hint of one. Look at the Babies! they look like little antelope- How am I ever going to smuggle a Grey Giant back home, let alone a baby boar?
Here are a couple of articles on the BOAR WAR IN BERLIN
(ive been researching it for sometime now---)
Oh! and it happens in HONKKONG too !
Dienstag, 18. November 2008
Montag, 17. November 2008
Sonntag, 9. November 2008
Dienstag, 4. November 2008
Montag, 3. November 2008
Ike and I get all ready for a party in Friedrichstein on Halloween night. . . costume, face paint, the works. Its only natural on the 31st of Oktober, when youve been doing it your whole life. We leave the house, and for every 200 people we see, we see 1 person who is also partaking in such event- We had so many looks and glances in our direction. "they must be American"- is what all of the Berliners were thinking.... and with my red white and blue costume, there was no doubting that was where I was from.
Dienstag, 28. Oktober 2008
Sonntag, 26. Oktober 2008
Now, if i didnt see one in person last year... i would think this were a hoax... So heres the story- beth and I were in Vienna last summer- one day we took a train out to the country (maybe like 40 minutes outside of the city). Gazing out the window i noticed something protruding upward from the bush. And sitting still, about 3 feet from the recently cut crop, was a GIANT RABBIT- we were going so fast, and i was in a daze because of the lengthy ride, so we were never SURE that we saw what we saw- and today- I find out that yes indeed, these things do live - in reality, and not just in the minds of christine and beth!!! wow- its like when the unicorn was found earlier this year! what a great world~
Samstag, 25. Oktober 2008
...no im not a photographer, or a gatorade girl... im his new babysitter. haha I'm babysitting their 2 year old girl, ellie- shes pretty cute.
I feel like babysitting is quite possibly the best way to meet successful people in this town-
The Jacobsen's are the second family that contacted me to babysit-
the first is a CEO of a company that trys to place Freelance artists into permanant positions in European companies.
Heres his site: http://www.designerdock.de/
he wants me to help him with his next photo exhibition. Nice surprizes. Everything is comin up milhouse!
Montag, 20. Oktober 2008
What if one day, everyone dissapeared from Europe, just like a snap of the fingers- all the people, all photos and historical documents- all memory of such land. Once the cities were 're-descovered', anthropologists would undoubtably believe that the people that once inhabitated Europe were smaller than the people of the rest of the world. I mean what people would own such small things !!!
For the amount of Bakeries there are here- youd think they would need more sugar!- this is a 'large' bag of sugar. the scissors are almost bigger than it!
A standard size frozen pizza....
Their standard milk carton- the bowl is almost bigger than it!And of course, to keep all this small food- their small refridgerators!
-even their ash trays have to be small, but for the amount that Berliners smoke, they would definatly benefit from a larger reservoir.
Samstag, 18. Oktober 2008
-our flat is in Charlottenburg, which is in former West Berlin. The area is a bit touristy, but the architecture here is incredible. My favorite are the block long buildings- kinda like the merchandise mart- here is a church, that's about 2 miles down the street we live, Kurfurstendamm. It is no longer functioning as a church, but just the remains of it after it was bombed during WWII. (notice the missing top)
This is a mix of coke and orange pop- its a Berlin favorite, you see it in all the gasstations, and the Getranken shops (huge stores that sell nothing but drinks- like a liquor store, but with more than beer)- I personally thought it was just okay..
Dienstag, 14. Oktober 2008
The paperwork i have to fill out is just as confusing- this form for example-
is to get 110 euro because i am a student- the top of the form states:
antrag aug gewahrung eines einmaligen bergrussungsgeldes in hohe von 110 euros
and here is its translation it into english:
request August gewahrung a unique mountain smoking money into high of 110 euros.
hmmmm.....haha the language barrier continues...
Sonntag, 12. Oktober 2008
We stayed out till 5.30am this morning... trying to embrace the ways of Berliners. But with staying up late, comes waking up late- so thank god these german bikers decided to come down Kurfurstendamm at 12.30. I woke up to endless horns, and noises of this traffic jam- but different from stergis, most of these bikes were crotch rockets. SWEET.
I can really understand the sleep schedules of people who live here- well for the ones who work real jobs anyway. The only way it seems to work- is by sanctioning sundays as a day to sleep- Thank god Berlin is still influenced by Christian traditions. Everthing is closed on sunday- grocery stores, banks, libraries, and even IKEA. So after staying up till 7 or 8 in the AM, you can sleep all day, wake up for a couple hours before nightfall, and get ready for another work week.
Samstag, 11. Oktober 2008
All of them seem to be a variation of the 'hot dog' dog, and all the others seem to convey a wiser look- attributed to their greyish, scruffy, longer beard hair.
American dogs seem to have a more vibrant, interactive, nieve, exploritive attitude. The ones in berlin have buisniess to tend to it seems:
they have buses:
and pay taxes: