Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Learning German

I thought we were going to have to wait until we got to Germany to start learning German...Hubby had said we might get enrolled in a course when we got there. However, he got the go ahead to order Rosetta Stone - German which just arrived today!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Move Time-line Update

The hubby just returned from Germany and reports that the official piece of paper that tells the relocation people that we get to move has been lost, so the process is just starting now. Looks we will be there more like in January.

Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator

If I was born to Sarah Palin, my name would be: Spoon Archer Palin
What about you?

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

First view of Erlangen

The Hubby took a trip with the HR guy to Erlangen yesterday. It was raining, but he captured this picture with his cell phone (or "Handy" as they call them in Germany). It seems to be a small town with a nice downtown that has lots of outdoor cafes and such.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Review: Premium m&ms

I saw that there was a new type of M&Ms...Premium M&Ms.
They have the following flavors:
  • Chocolate Almond
  • Mocha
  • Triple Chocolate
  • Raspberry Almond
  • Mint Chocolate.

I tried the Mocha as I quite like chocolate and coffee flavors together.

The M&M site said: "Chocolate decadence meets coffeehouse chic! Each golden-brown nugget contains pure milk chocolate with a jolt of mocha flavor. A scintillating addition to java-time conversations, gallery walks or simply curling up with a good book."

These "m&ms" do not look like the typical m&ms...they have a sort of shimmery gold finish and they are larger too. The shell is not as hard as regular m&ms, so when you pop one in your mouth, the outside melts right away, so you tend not to chew them. As such, you also tend to only eat one at time, which is a good thing, as the package costs $3.99. The chocolate is definitely better than regular m&ms, but is not super premium. The coffee and chocolate flavors are nicely balanced. If you can nibble on chocolate and not eat the entire box, then I would recommend trying these!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Telling People

The littlest daughter has been telling people we are moving to Germany. I am getting a few "My daughter says your daughter says you are moving to Germany??? Is that true?"
I say indeed we are, but I have no more information than that. I have not told everybody at work that we are moving (but have told my boss) because I have no information or timelines to share. I am sure once the process starts it will be so fast I can't stand it, but right now it is hurry up and wait.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


As a person who once failed a paper in English because I spelled it "judgement", I particularly notice this misspelling.

CNN.com, you should know better!


Friday, September 5, 2008

Those Helpful People at Pathmark...Oddly Enough

I like blogs like:

This is a sign that doesn't quite fit into any of those categories, but should.

Possibly Why These People Don't Run Our Cafeteria Anymore

Get it? It's "ECO FRIENDLY" because it's GREEN soup?
No, I did not try it!
(from our Cafeteria at work)


Welcome, readers of this blog.
Part of the reason of this blog is to journal our journey from New Jersey to Germany.
So far all we know is we are headed to Erlangen in Bavaria, Germany.
I hope to write about our adventures as we go along....and about other stuff.