Archive for July, 2010


Posted by Anne on July 28th, 2010

Well, our favorite didn’t work out because it was too small for guests and I would have had to explain to the tax office what our clothes and bed and washing machine and kitchen and dining area were doing in something officially declared office space. But the worst part was still to come: I fell […]

Looking part 2

Posted by Anne on July 23rd, 2010

Graffitti has many faces here. Should Helmut be here? He loves it. Yesterday we had a huge “small” breakfast for 4 euros in a really funky café with nice music and people sitting around playing board games, where we opened our office and sat for hours, getting our appointments set up. We looked at about […]

Looking for an apartment in Berlin

Posted by Anne on July 22nd, 2010

We’re looking for a new place to live and work. Today we saw the first place that was love at first sight. It’s in Friedrichshain, which is hopping, not too far from where Helmut works, and we can get to by subway. The place itself is a split-level apartment out back. The graffiti outside on […]

Grammar Guru: for or since?

Posted by Anne on July 12th, 2010

I’ve known Theo _______ 5 years.  Is it for or since? Easy: I’ve known him for a long time, it seems. I’ve known him since he showed me his collection of old records and we discovered that we share a hobby. Incorrect: I know him for a long time -> I’ve known him for a […]

Worldcup final

Posted by Anne on July 11th, 2010

I didn’t really mind who won, as none of my favorite players were involved. I tended towards Spain because the Barca players have such longstanding friendships, which I think is really cool, and I think it’s very sexy when men can sense what other guys around them are about to do. Go ahead and groan. […]

Jack Johnson: You and your heart

Posted by Anne on July 11th, 2010

Jack Johnson has a new “feeling good” record out, “To the Sea“, which sounds just right at these temperatures. I stumbled upon it because of the Eisbach thing. In a friendly interview he explains where his music comes from (his influences range from a family friend singing Cat Stevens to learning the Minor Threat songbook) […]

Surfing Munich

Posted by Anne on July 9th, 2010

Chris requested a post on surfing in Munich yesterday. He’s heard of the Eisbach, the “ice creek” canal alongside the Isar River, and its “Welle” near Haus der Kunst, in the English Garden. Lie by the banks of the Eisbach in the sun and it’s a narrow channel indeed, but jump in and it’s a […]