3 Americans That are Only Famous in Germany

When it comes to fame, Germany has its own set of rules. The Germans have shot lots of foreign-born singers and bands into international stardom throughout the decades – the most famous example being The Beatles. Even today, there are Americans that can’t walk the streets of Germany without being recognized, yet hardly anyone in the U.S. has ever heard of them. Here are three of such Americans that are more famous, if not only famous, in Germany: Bruce Darnell source It’s hard to turn on German TV nowadays without seeing this American man’s face. Bruce Darnell is currently famous Continue Reading

Meeting Mrs. Nobody

It all began yesterday, when Mrs. Nobody lost the key to her apartment. Mrs. Nobody is my next-door-neighbor, and I am calling her Mrs. Nobody because her real last name is just one letter away from the German word for “nobody” (niemand). Mrs. Nobody is also a fitting name for my neighbor because of her age and gender. Although I had heard about the “invisibility” of elderly women before, I had never thought much about it. This was probably because I myself was guity of making these women feel so invisible. Anyways, here is everything I knew about Mrs. Nobody Continue Reading

How Germany Views the U.S. Elections

The time has finally come. The U.S. presidential elections are tomorrow, and we will soon know who the future President of the United States will be. And if you are an American, you better go vote (I already did)!Over the past few months, it has been just about impossible to turn on the TV here in Germany without seeing coverage of the U.S. presidential election. I can only imagine what it’s like to actually be in the U.S. right now… *shudders* But if you know anything about Germany, then it should already be pretty obvious that Clinton is favored among Continue Reading

The State of Germerica #2

Back in June, there was so much going on that I decided to write a post about the State of Germerica – that is, the general state of what’s going on in my life. Well, a lot has gone on since then, and I am not sure how to organize that all into a sensible blog post, so here we go again. Today’s post will proceed by topic. First up on the docket is… Apartment HuntingI want to move! As of November 1st, Marco and I have been living in our current apartment for exactly 3 years. That’s a long Continue Reading