Seeing as its the last day of August, I figured I would try something new as I reflect on the month: share all of my favorite things from August with you!
This month I spent a lot of time stressing over paperwork and applications, then attempting to de-stress every evening in front of the TV. So, I have a mix of things I discovered and rediscovered over the past few weeks that all basically belong to the genre of “sit on the couch and eat junk food.” Enjoy!
Victoria was shot in one-take, which is quite impressive to begin with, but it also has really compelling plot and interesting characters that immerse you in the story. Victoria is especially interesting for bilingual German/English speakers because both languages are spoken throughout the film.
TV Show: Chef’s Table
Chef’s Table is a documentary series produced by Netflix, with each episode telling the story of a world-renowned chef. Marco and I like to watch this while eating (although it usually makes us feel kind of bad about the crap we are eating compared to the amazing dishes we are seeing), but the show is very interesting, and I think the stories of the chefs are incredibly inspiring. I highly suggest it as a dinner show if you have the horrible habit of watching TV while eating dinner like we do.
Song: Oft Gefragt by AnnenMayKantereit
This song was played pretty often by German radio stations a few months ago, but I still really like it and started listening to it again recently. It’s a love song for the singer’s father, which is enough to make anyone feel a little homesick.
Ich hab keine Heimat, ich hab nur dich
Du bist Zuhause für immer und mich
Food: K-Classic Cookie Dough Ice Cream
|I ate mine before I thought to take a picture :/|
You guys! I found a cookie dough ice cream that’s not Ben & Jerry’s (so expensive!) and is available year-round (not just during “American week”)! Kaufland’s house brand, K-Classic, has this cookie dough ice cream for just 2.50€, which is less than half of the price of Ben & Jerry’s. I was also very surprised with the amount of cookie dough in the ice cream. I know most people reading this probably think I am crazy, so I will end this rant about cookie dough ice cream by just saying that I highly suggest it for my fellow cookie dough-loving Americans in Germany.
What are some of your favorite things from August?