Tuesday, March 31, 2009
After I left there I was waiting for my tram, though I miss having a car, I love the tram system here. It is always on time and pretty clean. I was standing next to this women waiting and next thing I know she opens here shopping bag and throws up in it and then closes it like nothing, continues to stand there. I was like WTF are you kidding me, who does that. I moved away so fast. She carried her bag on the tram, thankfully we were waiting for different trams.
Later in the day on my bike ride home from my daughters science fair , I saw a naked guy on his balcony in all his glory shaking a sheet or towel. Wasn't really focusing on what he was shaking I mean the object that is. I lost my balance temporarily .....as I gave him the thumbs up.
Quite the day I must say!
Monday, March 30, 2009
The London Eye is an amazing way to see a birds eye view of the city. Every time we have been to London I have always steered away from doing the London Eye. First of all I'm afraid of heights, secondly I hear it breaks down a lot and you can be stuck in it for hours. Thirdly the thought if being stuck in a capsule with strangers, my weak bladder, no food is a nightmare in it self.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
This picture is of the Berlin crosswalk guy "Ampleman". All over Germany this is a recognizable figure and very popular souvenir, even here in Bremen. One observation my family and I have made while living here is people really observe the crosswalk guy. We don't have a car, so we walk to our bus/tram and bike, so to say we are a crosswalks quite a bit everyday. We find it humorous that people will stand there waiting and waiting, and there is no cars in site or it's late at night and there are no cars in site. We always just go, and the looks we get you would think we just murdered their mother. Maybe it is the American in us and we are in a hurry. After missing my fair share of buses and trams, if it's clear you will be looking at my rear!
(now that's a bumper sticker! heehee) My impression of people here is that there are rules and you must follow them, but until I get a ticket or flatten by a car. I'll be damn if I'm waiting on the corner and watching my bus/tram drive away because the little guy is red!
Our crosswalk guy does not look like this friendly little guy, but still different than in the states. Here is a snippet of the "Ampleman" history.
He looks a little different than your standard crosswalk guy. The reason? The east German government wanted to come up with a more cuddly and friendly symbol to teach young children how to cross the street.When the wall fell and reunification began, the western government went about wiping out all signs of the east German communist government; streets were renamed, statues torn down, etc. When the time came to change the street lights, citizens of the former DDR protested. Literally went in the street and held demonstrations, the thrust of their argument being You´re changing all we've been used to for the past 41 years. At least let us keep crosswalk guy....please?The west German government abdicated, and now the image of crosswalk guy is one of the most profitable souvenir images in the city.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
- Is it really necessary to have a smoking room at my gym? So just say I'm doing "sport" and suddenly I need a smoke. No problem corner glass room with all the lounge chairs is in fact where you go, do you want a latte while on break from getting healthy?
- I don't understand why men wear Capri's to workout in or why at all?
- Why can't I have the window open while on the treadmill?
- Sorry you showed up late to "pump up" class and there aren't any bars left, not sure why you are giving me "stink eye" I was on time , ya true I'm not a regular but so !
- How come it is so hard to say "hallo" back, when someone smiles and says "hallo" to you on a country road and no one else is around for miles. Would it honestly kill you to say "Hi"
- Range Rover driver why didn't you look both ways while exiting the parking lot instead of make me swerve, scaring the crap out of me, giving me a mini heart attack.
Okay I feel much better ....I haven't had chocolate in like 25 hours so I'm not sure maybe I'm being sensitive or if it is the withdrawal....!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
So here are my seven "things"
I love the first sip of my favorite drink. Coffee in the morning, Diet Coke in the afternoon, Franziskaner Weissbier in the evening.
I love my husband with all my heart. Our 21st anniversary is Thursday. It feels like yesterday when I first saw him and knew I’d marry him some day.
I love my daughter so much; she is everything I hoped for and more. She makes me so proud and happy. She is the highlight of my life.
I love my friends, old and new. Friendship is my rock; it’s where I pull my strength.
I love reading; love when the story ends and you walk away with the story still dancing in your head.
I love that my family, parents and my four sisters, brother in laws and all my nieces and nephews. I love being an Aunt.
I love my Sophie…she is my pal, my shadow, my scruffy puppy.
Now I tag, (when you have a chance or have writer's block) seven bloggers.
Somer at http://lovetobreathe.blogspot.com/
Katelyn at http://klw1994.blogspot.com/
Joyce at http://perfect-beginning.blogspot.com/
Belle at http://www.fawty.com/
Sara at http://www.cricketwife.com/
Brittney at http://benbrittney.blogspot.com/
Lisa at http://odompartyof5.blogspot.com/
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Our tram finally came and we were on our way. I love Saturdays in the city, it never disappoints and there is always something going on.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Today we visited the hospital, it was our first official encounter with a doctor in Germany. ( Other than a vet for Sophie) I have to say we were nervous, we were hoping he didn't break anything, also with our limited almost nonexistence German how would we communicate. It was nothing like in the States or on Grays Anatomy or ER . We had to sit in an office and answer questions from a rude German lady that was so annoyed that we spoke English and had American insurance. She charged us 49 Euros cash up front! Okay that's fine why 49 and not 50 whatever ! After she took our money she said go sit in the waiting room, for someone to come take us to Ambulance. I said Ambulance?! And she said why yes, to take you to see the doctor. Okay he is in pain but an Ambulance is that necessary! After what felt like forever a lady dress in blue called his name, and brought us back to the "Ambulance".
Ambulance is just the examine room! It doesn't move it's not mobile....just a room like in any hospital in any city, country. We waited again for what felt like forever, than Doogie Howser MD and mini me showed up. These two teens dress in white combined maybe were our age. Why is it when someone young in the medical field shows up, you automatically start doing the math on age. Okay graduate High School at 18 maybe 17 if a late Birthday, okay undergrad finish at 21 unless he took summer class maybe 20! Na probably 21 then Med School, Residency, yup no way is he a Doctor!
Not a Doctor, not sure even if a Med Student but he was wearing white scrubs and had a stethoscope! His English was limited but better than our German. There was a lot of filling in the blanks or guessing what he was trying to say. X-rays came back, no broken bones just a bad bruise. He gave Hubby a days worth of 600 mg. Ibuprofen for the pain! IBUPROFEN!!! Hello no vicodin, percocet he is in pain and
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
These are two of my nieces out of nine. They are both celebrating their Birthdays this week. Alissa is turning 18 and Rachel 20. I wish them the best week and hope their day is as special as they are. Happy Birthday girls! Love you and Miss you Both!
Monday, March 9, 2009
What is your favorite corner of your home and what do you collect?
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Kathy West sexy professional glamour model site, stunningly sexy in Policewomen, Schoolgirl and French maid uniforms. ( Don't image search this one not appropriate for young eyes, or most firewalls) Funny to me I hate wearing uniforms of any kind, costumes too! Too many years working in the Grocery Stores flash back!
MySpace profile for Kathy West with pictures, videos, personal blog, interests, information about me and more. (Okay I think this is the same Kathy because again not appropriate well it's semi tasteful MySpace profile picture but ......) My Face Book profile picture is nothing like this!
Riverside, real estate and homes for sale in Corona and Riverside County. Your Riverside real estate resource center, find MLS listings, condos and homes ...Wow Real Estate ...never really saw myself doing that ! Good to know when I get back to States my name is already established in Real Estate community I imagine that's important.
Why Kathy West? My practice is focused on your wellness, emphasizing a holistic approach ... Kathy West, L.Ac.. All rights reserved. Web Hosting Companies ...Wow again Acupuncture..have you ever had this done? My husband did and well there is no way in hell I'd be on the receiving end or giving end of that.
25 Sep 2005 ... Information about kathy west with peritoneal cancer.OMG Sorry Kathy I hope you are in remission.
Directory of professionals named kathy west on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a networking tool that helps you discover inside connections to recommended job ...Whoo Hoo there are Kathy West professionals out there....! Wow I hope my parents are proud! Oh wait I'm unemployed! Damn!
ActiveRain real estate profile for Kathy West Flagler County & Palm Coast Realtor (Trademark Realty Group) a Real Estate Agent in Palm Coast, FL. More good news my established Real Estate career waiting for me in the States has expanded I'm now located in California and Florida. Which is really good because after a couple years in Germany I'm going to have to move somewhere sunny.
09 February 2009... Kathy West news, photos of Kathy West, biography, Kathy West
Kathy West. Head Winspear Business Reference Library ... Edmonton AB Canada
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Spring has shown it's face in Germany and I'm back on my bicycle again, which is so nice because waiting for buses and trams takes a lot of time. The problem I have is when I ride my bicycle I can't get the song out of my head from Queen " I like to ride my bicycle, I like to ride my bike...bicycle, bicycle and so on"! It's bad I know! I go back and forth between Queen and the wizard of Oz . I think about the wicked witch of the west riding the bicycle really fast and the background music "da na na da na na " something like that! Seriously need to ride with my ipod, I know!
1. What color is your kitchen? Sterile white, I guess I could paint but when we leave the whole house must be white. Sometimes I hate the white, but on gray, dreary days it brightens a room.
2. Describe your kitchen: By German standards it is large, by America standards it is not. I'm very lucky I do have a normal size refrigerator but a tiny oven.
3. Describe your dream kitchen: My dream kitchen in Germany would be something out of an Ikea AD, functioning yet realistic.
4. Fave activity in kitchen: Gathering with family talking about our day, while pouring a glass of German Beer! Ja!
5. Name one thing your kitchen is lacking/missing: Cupboards space, color,oven that cooks!
6. Do you cook or bake a lot? I do because I'm not working, and my family likes to eat! No really I like cooking but the problem here is most my recipes there is always a missing ingredient therefore everything taste a bit off.
7. What don't you like and what would you change? I love the three large windows and the natural light it brings. I would paint it a color if I could.
8. What do you love about your kitchen? I love all my rooster,chicken,hen decor it's a little bit of Utah I brought with me. I also love the bulletin board/dry erase board area helps keep me organized.
9. Worst kitchen activity? emptying dishwasher or garbage it's a toss up.
10. Tea or coffee? Both
11. Chocolate or vanilla? Both
12. Do you like to prepare food- or eat it? Eating!
13. Do you prefer to serve meals in the kitchen or dining room? Our kitchen only has dining at the bar, so other than breakfast we eat in our dining room.
Thanks for joining my kitchen tour hope you enjoyed ! If you have any ideas what I can do with the lovely blank white wall I'd love to hear them?
I'm also going to challenge 3 others to show us a tour of the heart of your home, first is Somer at http://lovetobreathe.blogspot.com and second is Heidi at http://faboolosity.blogspot.com/ and my third is Rachel at http://areservationforsix.blogspot.com/
Have a great Wednesday!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Poor poor poor Sophie! She is so embarrassed and miserable, just look at that face! Sophie is suffering from allergies and her skin is pink and itchy. She has had this problem all her life and the vets can never figure out what she is allergic to. She is seeing a specialist in dermatology ( that sounds so la dee da!) hopefully he can figure it out. She scratches do much that it breaks the skin and gets infected from her licking and scratching. But I know I'm no vet but he is treating the infection first and then we will look into the cause of the itch. Okay but it's getting infected because of the itching so doesn't it make sense to stop the itching? He does not want her on cortisone so she is being treated with antibiotics and a antihistamine. Needless to say she is walking around here like Eeyore with her head down low and a look of "why bother"! Poor Sophie!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Have you ever had your eyebrows done this way? I have once well twice now, but after the first I vowed I would never do it again. The pain, oh and did I mention the pain, it hurts! So there I was already in the chair and sporting a uni brow to boot, so I obviously needed to be there. But did I mention the pain and oh it hurts!
Tears streamed down my face uncontrollably, I know I tried breathing and in my mind I was having a little talk with myself saying suck it up! The whole time my husband was two chairs away saying " oh man that looks painful!". After he was done, I wipe the tears and looked in the mirror, wow it was amazing! No more uni brow and very little redness. So he says okay now we do the lip! And I said I don't know I think it's fine! No he says its not fine we must do! The tears started again and maybe a little whimper! The pain from the eyebrows was nothing compared to the lip. He did half first and let me breathe some and finished the job.
My lip and eyebrows looked amazing, I was thankful I didn't ask for a bikini wax also! The best part was the price for both the total was 7 Euros! I think this would be a perfect form of torture! I'm thinking of bringing Katelyn there next week, not for the torture please her uni brow is bad!