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About HH_Sailor

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  • Location Schleswig-Holstein
  • Nationality Brexit made me German
  • Gender Male
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  1. What's got you flummoxed today?

    With the right swing and club anything is possible. Practice Practice Practice    
  2. Brexit: The fallout

    Hamburg's Freeport ("Freihafen") was shut down back in .Jan 2013.   It used to be a short cut to the Autobahn,  but always the risk of the Zollies asking to open and search the car...
  3. What's got you flummoxed today?

    That the Guardian would describe the death by shooting of 7 people in Colorado as :    "It was Colorado’s worst mass shooting since a gunman killed 10 people at a Boulder supermarket on 22 March"   9 weeks ago. It's now only May.   Guardian
  4. The Vent - NO CHAT!!!

    So lockdown in Kiel is muchly reduced and the sun is shining. This was a signal to all the seagulls (aka shitehawks) that their constipation time is now officially over.   They let go en masse over my innocently parked car as if it was target practice Sunday.   It's roof is now completely white and the lumps on it defy description (just try not to imagine, I know it's breakfast time).    Off to the hand car wash now, then I'll have to put my coat and jeans in the wash as well (Sprayback)    
  5. Only in America...

      "South-east part of the world"?? - are these flat-earthers too ??   Bamboo    Come on now, it's Friday in AZ too isn't it ?
  6. Brexit: The fallout

    You missed cocaine off the export list...   But maybe they'll stop exporting it ?   Legalise the cocain industry in Columbia
  7. What's got you flummoxed today?

      Makes you wonder who else uses your Amazon ID / computer doesn't it...
  8. Coronavirus

    Schleswig-Holstein 6.May 17:00 65.000 new first shot appointments were released on the SH vaccine website.   40 minutes later they're all gone. Oh and BTW: up to 400.000 different devices (PC, smartphone, tablets etc) tried to log on.   This morning I tried to log on to the site to be informed that I'm position 2334 in the queue and to have patience...   Who says AZ is unpopular? Some of the media, maybe. But obviously the message is getting through :    "The best vaccine you can get is the one on offer"  
  9. 30yrs ago my language school tried to get me to understand German.    Their first phrase (and their teachers were so good that I remember):   Das Wetter in Hamburg ist wechselhaft!  
  10. Coronavirus

    Spahn and the Govt. have decided to drop the priority list for the AZ vaccine. Anyone over 18 can now get apply for a shot.   Also, the Dr. administering the shot can offer the 2nd shot at anything between 4 and 12 weeks. (Currently AZ is being used in DE with a 12 week interval.   Well, if that isn't good news...   DW translated
  11. Odd news

    Hey tonight's the night !!!   After 17 yrs of being underground, these bugs come out singing to attract mates. Once they mate, they lay their eggs and die.  In 17 yrs it all happens again...   I remember reading about the 17 yrs cicadas when I was a National Geographic reader (as a kid) Probably 3 cycles ago (51 yrs !!)        Can you imagine if we had to do this ???   more
  12. What made you laugh today?

      I heard they greeted each other thus :    He : Good morning. She: Wonder what he meant by that?
  13. International Driving License Extension

    UK citizens with German residency must have a German (EU) drivers licence.   Last chance to swap UK for German / EU license is 31.May 2021     Full story in German   Assuming you've got a UK license and are not requesting something completely different... Get thee to thy Führerscheinstelle - aber pronto!
  14. Nationwide still sends me statements to my German address.   Post emmigration, post Brexit, post.    
  15. Today I did something stupid

    Wasn't there a patent (in Czech ?) for a model of the pyramid of Cheops that worked as a razorblade sharpener ?   I remember reading a book "Supernature" as a youth in the '70s. Was all described back then - and now you've hit my archive-retrieve button...   You simply left the razor inside the model overnight. Next day - apparently - good as new.   PS I have a beard - don't ask me if it really works...