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Hi! Remember me? I’m supposed to post pictures on a daily basis but somehow February flew right by me. Work was hectic and crazy and disappointing and a little depressing. Private things were fun and exciting and blissful and definitely interesting. I took a few photos here and there, but I don’t like to think up memories from 10+ days ago. So I figured I’d use this entry as a largely uncommented pic dumb and start fresh in March – this time hopefully more in time. ;)

So this was February.

 

I ate

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I shopped

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I cleaned

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I explored

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I laughed

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I drank

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I played

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Good times.

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Day 167

Posted: March 29, 2014 in A photo a day
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I just went ahead and created a DIY tag. Ahahahhahh! Hah.
I’ve been meaning to grow fresh herbs in my kitchen for a while. Unfortunately, there is a constant lack of space and natural light in my apartment and they basically never coincide. I’m not a big fan of Pinterest (I know, I know…) but it introduced me to vertical gardens. So I went to the hardware store and bought seeds, soil, two metal chains (whoever thought a self-service metal-chain cutting station was a good idea?), little pots with handles, and a few metal hooks. (Apparently, they’re called butcher hooks? Ahum.)
The chains are not mounted in any way but merely lie on top of the cabinet, so the weight of the pots balance each other out. My attempts at hanging two pots simultaneously had a certain slapstick quality.

What do we have here? Left are the shade-loving balm mint, peppermint (which I had to buy as a whole plant), cilantro (YAY!), and wild garlic. On the right are basil, chives, parsley, and rosemary. I’m really curious how they’ll do.

Day 158

Posted: March 16, 2014 in A photo a day
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My parents and my aunt and uncle came to Nijmegen for my defense. The night before the big day, we had dinner at Vlaams Arsenaal. Such a nice place! My parents were baffled that even relatively fine dining includes a side of fries in the Netherlands (and, well, in Flanders), but they had to admit that they are just so much better than in Germany. Also, the beer menu was very impressive!

Day 109

Posted: January 21, 2014 in A photo a day
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I went to see Only Lovers Left Alive with two co-workers. (Feel free to skip the movie. Ugh.) Hackesche Höfe looks like a really pretty area – I’ll need to come back at some point when the weather is better.

Day 82

Posted: December 24, 2013 in A photo a day
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Helloooo from northern Germany! (Apparently, most people consider where I live rather far up north, but… no!) I’m home for the holidays and, of course, I had to go to our local christmas market. No surprise there, right?

Day 74

Posted: December 15, 2013 in A photo a day
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… no, it really is a plane. I’m off to the Netherlands again. It’s been two months and already hearing people speak Dutch felt weird and unfamiliar. Interestingly enough, the Netherlands felt much colder than Berlin (which had felt much colder than Potsdam), but what do I know about meteorology?

Day 73

Posted: December 15, 2013 in A photo a day
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Christmas party at the office was a potluck (to which I contributed the aforementioned cookies). Our boss sponsored drinks which included Feuerzangenbowle. If you’ve never had it: it’s a lot of wine and some juice. Then you pour rum over a sugarloaf and light it on fire. It stems from a rather famous German movie of the same name from the 40s and is a Christmas and New Year’s tradition around here. Yup, we Germans do love our warm alcoholic beverages.