Go Phillies !!!!!

31 10 2008

Yeeeah, they did it! Geez, I’m proud of the Phils, even though I don’t know anything about Baseball in general or the Phillies in particular. Only thing I know- they won the world series, the last time that happened was in 1980 and all Philly is going nuts at the moment. Judging by the emails I’ve been getting, there won’t be anything useful to do with you guys over in RA for the next few days. Thank god it’s weekend.

That, and Halloween (I’m expecting dumb German trick-or-treaters any minute, who haven’t really understood the concept of tricking-or-treating, since it’s pretty darn useless to beg for treats, then move on with nothing in hands and NOT playing a trick….it’s obvious that Halloween has no tradition here).

That said, I hope that everything’s going well over in PA and that the celebrations will be AWESOME! Wish I was there – I’m at least wearing my Phillies shirt tonight – REPRESENT!!! Also: When’s one of you guys coming over to Germany again? I need more Tastykakes and some more stuff that I can’t really get here – like Dr.Pepper ūüėČ

And to round up this entry with something dull and boring: I need to write an expos√© for one of my seminars, along with an outline of two horrendously pointless texts. But then, I’m off to Jon’s party. And boy, have we got one hell of a present for you.

Peace out, bitches!


….as you may have noticed…

20 10 2008

…there is a change in layout to marvel at on this page. Instead of the Philadelphia skyline as seen from the Schuylkill Expressway, you are now looking at a panorama of the ‚Altst√§dter Kirchenplatz‘ in Erlangen. This has to do with the fact that I am now back in Erlangen and after two weeks of getting everything back in place (most of all my sense of day and night), there’s nothing really new to mention. The town still looks the same, the people I’ve met up to this point haven’t changed and it seems that time might just as well have been suspended for seven months in Erlangen while it went at a faster pace elsewhere. It’s really hard to think back on half a year of new impressions, new encounters and life-changing experiences when you come back to just the same old dull crap and all that you’ve seen seems to be overshadowed by this uncanny reluctancy to evolve. But before I get too philosophical, let’s look at the good things: I’m back in the arms of mother S, and apparently, I’m being missed somewhere…Just admit it, there’s simply no cooler person than myself ūüėÄ

Meanwhile, school has started again and it already seems that all my good intentions (study more, harder and more efficient) were only intentions and not implementable in everyday college life. I’m already now way behind in my reading assignments and I’m taking way too many classes. Some will have to be postponed to a later semester because with all the other stuff I’m up to – working, playing music, working in the shop at the airfield in winter, preparing my lesson for the winter gliding theory course etc. pp. – there’s not really time to devote enough attention to ALL the classes I wanted to take. We’ll see how it works out, latest in January, when I’m drowning in work for my term papers.

Oh and by the way: M, you need to update your blog more often…you don’t want me to get outta touch, do ya? Anyway, I’m off to the library now, I need to get a grip on all this reading material somehow.

Peace, I’m out.

The old world…

12 10 2008

Finally, a week after getting back, I now find the time to write something. As you all may know, I arrived back home a week ago on Saturday and spent pretty much the whole of the week recovering from the after-effects of my jet lag, seeing all kinds of people and taking care of a few university-related stuff. So, I didn’t really have time to sit down and elaborate about my thoughts. I am dead tired today, so this won’t be a long entry either, but this week should offer some spare time for me to really post something that’s more worth your while. Also, I hope that you guys over in America aren’t upset that I didn’t call on Thursday, like I had promised on Tuesday. But weren’t you on that site visit anyway? Whatever, I’m sure I’ll get around to both calling and writing something this week. And now I’m off to bed.

Have a great rest of the Sunday!