Freitag, 28. November 2008

just some quick pictures:
johanna after killing a baby bird (pomme granate)
lukas, johanna and the pet hedgehog
and my best friend growing up and me. she was in town for a few days so we got to catch up and it was really fun.

Sonntag, 23. November 2008

new picz LOL LMAO

it's been snowing off and on since friday. most of it melts during the day, but it's still pretty exciting. saturday night i went out with two friends and we got caught in a bit of a snow storm as we were leaving the bar. it was pretty crazy, within ten minutes a couple of cm of snow had fallen. the bad thing about snow is that's it's really rally cold (maybe even freezing...), so i've been bundling up as much as possible.
i just wanted to post these pictures from the okkervil river and shearwater concert last week, and then some from this weekend.
does anybody even look at this? oh well, i'll pretend you do.
this was last night at intersoup, a really neat bar/asian food restaurant.
we got caught in the snow...
that's all.

Sonntag, 16. November 2008

i had a pretty fun weekend, friday night i went out to a club with some friends. it still throws me that bars don't ever close, you end up staying out way later than intended. saturday my friend steff had a party. it was really fun and german. from 90s pop to david hasselhoff, just like you'd imagine.
today i've just been relaxing and reading comics. here's a couple of pictures.

Samstag, 15. November 2008

the new watchmen trailer is AMAZING!

Donnerstag, 13. November 2008


last night i went to the weekly "new in berlin" stammtisch (gathering involving drinks), and it was pretty fun. last time we were about 25 people, this week it was up to 50. we got kicked out of the first bar, but found another place that had enough space for everyone.
so here is some pictures of that. apparently i use my hands a lot while talking. other than that i just try really hard to look like a total nerd.

got my hair dyed today. it's darker now, still reddish, or brown, i don't know.
can't wait for tomorrow night, except i already got drafter for babysitting friday and saturday night. but once the kids are in bed i can go out.

Sonntag, 9. November 2008

weekend 2.

i had a good and relaxing weekend. friday night i stayed at my grandparents and hung out with my aunt, and my bff michel.
this is him.

my gandpa and me also took some glamour shots.

saturday night i met up with my friend steff and we got a few beers in prenzlauer berg and it was really nice to just talk and hang out. it's good to know that i have people out here i can just hang out with. other than that i don't have much to tell right now, but i'll keep updating if something happens.

oh, and jesse, can you believe it lights up!? beautiful, huh?

Donnerstag, 6. November 2008

It's been a rough week here. I'm trying to make the most of my time here, while being really homesick and not feeling that comfortable in the family. I don't think I will stay here till april, the situation just didn't turn out to be right for me. I don't feel any regrets about coming here, but I know that if I were to stay I would be really unhappy.
so things are not that easy right not, we're trying to balance my wanting to leave, and the family wanting me to stay.
Yesterday I finally went to that Jeff Koons exhibit I had written about the other day. It was really neat, he's a funny guy. there was also a really big Paul Klee exhibit in the same museum, it was neat, but just too much for me. I like looking at maybe twenty drawings but when there is hundreds of them, and they are all supposed to be meaningful and extraordinary it just gets phony in my opinion. i have a hard time being impressed by stickfigure sketches on old napkins. There were so many people and they would spend such a long time on every piece of "art", i just kept thinking how everybody was just trying to impress everyone else by seeming so interested in the art. that's a weird sentence, but it makes sense in my head.
today i might go for a run, right now i'm doing a pro and con list in my head, trying to convince myself why it would be a good thing to do. it just seems that there is more cons (including that it's cold outside and a new episode of californication is up).
I'll leave you with a picture of one of the Koons sculptures.

they are big and shiny, and i like that.

Mittwoch, 5. November 2008

I am so stoked about this election!
I'll write more tomorrow.

Samstag, 1. November 2008

so jesse is back in arizona and i'm having a fairly hard time adjusting.
it's hard being alone. people have told me that right around three months is when you get homesick the most, so i guess it should be getting easier at some point. i don't feel very integrated into the family here either, which doesn't really make it much easier.
at least i've got a few friends out here, but i generally only see them once a week, because i don't have time off during the week, and they live in different parts of the city.
sorry this blog is such a downer, i'll try to be more positive next time.

i'm trying to decide wether to go see the jeff koons exhibit today, or see these multimedia constellation pieces by a contemporary russian artist today. maybe even both?