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  2. Language acquisition for 5/6 year old

    @engelchen, I don't mind you speaking your mind.  I do mind you speaking mine. Of course parents need to be proactive.
  3. What are you listening to right now?

    Time to hang up my boots and mouse      
  4. Why are you unhappy today?

      A friends dog was far gone with cancer and he decided to give him a perfect last day. He took the day off and spent it with his buddy at the lake, feeding him all his favourite treats.  He said it was really a perfect day. The next day he had him put down.
  5. What's got you flummoxed today?

      My French connection claims that he does not know any other significance other than beef you eat.  He is however not in homosexual circles.  My Montreal connection does know that scene a bit better and she claimed it's a beefy stocky guy.     So fraufruit is probably right or maybe Sannerl because it could also be a club.  Or maybe they were just talking dinner.
  6. "Untranslatable" German words

      Nope, I did have a look but "Ficktasche" didn't quite do it  
  7. Climate change discussion

      Nor in Frankfurt. And I bet a whole lot of people could do this too, and get fitter and less stressed.And richer, I remember car insurance.
  8. Next game is on Sunday, August 25th at 3:00pm at location 2. That's near Hirschau Biergarten, and is our regular Sunday spot.   Please bring both a light and a dark shirt.   Map to location 2:   See you on the field
  9. Brexit: The fallout

    No worries John. It's a complicated intertwined history.
  10. This is where I will be in a few weeks getting my old apples tree harvest made into juice:     This lake is about 10 minutes away on the bike...     It has a "special" area some Germans love.    One sign you may be confused about when you come to Germany is "FKK". I once went in there and had a hell of a shock! like walking into Carry on Camping if you are a Brit! FKK means "Frei Körper Kultur" and yes it means naked. There's a segment there where people bathe nude. I occasionally drop in there if I am sweaty after biking in the forest. 
  11. Untrue (Alternative) facts

    The more bland your food tastes, the better it is for you.
  12. Worst jokes ever

    What does a Cockney pay for their shampoo, Pantene.
  13. Thanks @balticus, I will check them out. Sorry my question was confusing. I guess the main point is: with all the new regulations, have Americans abroad found any asset classes (besides perhaps single stocks) that they can actually access without creating gigantic tax problems for themselves in either country? How do other Americans here plan for their financial future?
  14. Farmhouse renovations..

    This morning I Bit the bullet and ordered the main Patio door... Not cheap, but at 3m wide I wasnt under any illusions...   Fed and watered the wee one.. went and watch her little buddy playing footie, got some shopping and came home.. She wanted to play Xbox... so I dragged a pair of dreary old oak beams out of the pile and dollied them up...  They will be the main side supports for the door as the opening is 3.3m wide...    Just the main load bearing beam to drag out and dolly up, but that will be a job for next week..    Pictures going in the album shortly...     
  15. Hi! Yes, the bike is still for sale, and yes I am based in Munich. Would you be interested in it?   Thanks,   Laura
  16. Schufa - the German credit rating system

    If I could jump in with a question, I recently ordered a Bonitätsauskunft for my apartment hunt, which recently arrived. I'm still reading the results, but I also googled around about what the prospective landlord wants to see, and according to this:   I received this page as well, a fancy certificate with an embedded holographic strip, I'm assuming simply stating that I haven't defaulted on any contracts. For the purposes of apartment hunting would this be enough to show, according to the above website?   Also - I can't find a total percentage score (out of 100%) anywhere in the results; I do have an Orientierungswert of 223, so I dunno if it's just a matter of remapping that 100-600 range to 1-100.
  17. What are you cooking today?

  18. First World Problems

    Actually no, or, not quite, may be the better answer. Depending on the cooking method you would have to boil the food for over two hours for the alcohol to totally evaporate, even flaming brandy will still leave 80% of the alcohol intact.
  19. @ixshay Good question, the normal sports stores here have some, I think they may not have so many on display in the summer as in the winter, though. You cold try Schuster, Scheck or Karstadt, all in the main shopping street. Or you could just come along and rent one for the first week. Looking forward to meeting you!
  20. any chance to organize a coed soccer game?

    we are trying to organize coed 5vs5. anyone interested?   please join using the fubles app
  21. Women's/Coed Soccer Team/Club in Berlin

    we are trying to organize coed 5vs5. anyone interested?   please join using the fubles app
  22. Landlord Reneges on Buying Kitchen

    A German apologizing is some serious shit.
  23. Jokes

    "That's what you are".   A band was playing in a club and a person requested that they play the above song. After consulting with each other, they were forced to admit defeat, as nobody knew this song.. The man was devastated, as he really wanted to dance this song with his girlfriend so he could propose to her in the most romantic way.   The band asked him if he could sing it for them, then perhaps somebody would know it.   The man said ok and began "Unforgettable,....."   (Courtesy of the late, great, Peter Sellers)
  24. Jaw surgery in Düsseldorf

      Sounds like you don't need a jaw doctor then   While you're at the jaw cod, can I send the wife along as a job lot?
  25. Berlin is the sex mecca of the world

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