Friday Favs {Feb 19}

Boy am I glad this week is over. I am mentally exhausted. From researching apartments (to no avail, by the way), researching cars, trying to stay stimulated at work, eating out every meal, trying to figure out what my job is going to be for the next 3 years, yeah, I’m tired.

This past week has taught me that everything is a waiting game here. It’s taken longer to find an apartment than we would like. If we want to buy a new car, it might take 4 – 6 weeks to get it. And there are no job opportunities on my horizon, but people are spending a decent amount of time trying to find me one.

I know we will find a place to live, we will eventually get a car and I will get a job. It’s just all not happening right now! In the true American spirit, I want it ALL.RIGHT.NOW. I guess I am learning patience. Something my parents and Hubby have been trying to teach me for years.

Anyway, I digress.

Some good things did happen this week! Like, yesterday was the 4 year anniversary of when Hubby proposed. Love you! And in an effort to see the glass half-full, let’s jump into my Friday Favs for this week.

Dinner with new friends

On Tuesday night, we went over to another American couple’s house for dinner. They moved to Germany 4.5 years ago and it was so nice to talk to them about their experiences in Germany, what they wished they had known when they first arrived and the current American slang! The shame of it is that we clicked so well, like we didn’t leave their place until 1 AM after several glasses of wine, some schnapps and a homemade cappuccino…and they are moving back to the States at the end of March.

Exploring our new home



Taking Copley for walks is the best way to explore our new area. We stumbled upon this church, for example, and just looked at it for about 10 minutes. It is gorgeous and surprisingly not that old. The sign said that it was built in the late 1940’s. I’d like to do some more research on this church, like why was it built, how did it survive WWII and the reasoning behind it’s design. It certainly has a different look than other German churches. It’s quite beautiful.

Cheap meals



This meal cost 25 euros, including the wine. I am loving how great the food is and how you can find great food at a reasonable price. The wine alone was only 3 euro, the pizza 8 euro and the salad about 4, I think. And you don’t have to tip! I admittedly ate the entire pizza. Man, I need to start running again.

Serial Season 1 Updates



I don’t think I ever wrote about our love for Serial season 1, but we were obsessed! Over the holidays 2014 we were driving from Detroit to Wisconsin, back to Detroit and then to Cincinnati. Being in the car so long, we started listening to this hyped podcast and basically got hooked.

We’ve been trying to listen to season 2, but it is not as good. I think I have stronger feelings towards this season since I had already heard about the soldier who walked off his post. I have my own opinions about this and so far Serial is not swaying me.

But, since I subscribe to Serial, I saw that they were doing updates on season 1 because Adnan’s case is currently being heard by a judge to decide if his trail lawyer did not provide him with adequate legal service. It is fascinating. I want to hear more!

And, I definitely believe that his lawyer should have reached out to all the potential alibi witnesses, when she did not. #freeadnan (!)

What are your favs from this past week? Anything exciting on the horizon for the weekend?

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