Category Archive: German Files

German Files: Why America isn’t so bad after all

A few nights ago Juli and I sat down, over a few glasses of wine, and talked about what was great and not so great about living in the States. Here are some things Juli thinks aren’t so bad and one thing she LOVES!


My German roommate can’t stop laughing

I like to think that I am pretty good with languages. I speak two so that makes me awesome, no? No. It only takes a few minuets of hanging out in the language… Continue reading

German Files: The land of 10,000 lakes

You just can’t get there from here is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot in Iowa, especially if you don’t own a car. This state is vast and flat and the… Continue reading

German Files: Discovering Snow

“How many weeks do you usually have snow where you come from?” my dad asked as we sat around waiting for our Jucy Lucys to be delivered a few weeks ago. Without missing… Continue reading

German Files: Life on a stick

Showing someone around a college town in Iowa is not particularly challenging. There is really not that much to do, but the twin cities proved to be a challenge. Julia and I were… Continue reading

Silent Sunday: Re-discovering Minneapolis

German Files: Introducing the German Lady

I didn’t pick her. I wanted to live with the charming gay transfer student from Chicagoland. Perhaps i was harboring some Will & Grace fantasy, but it was more likely a fear of… Continue reading

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