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About lisa13

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  • Location Sendling, Munich
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  1. 2 room unfurnished apartment in Giesing

    but they don't.    in the end it doesn't matter unless the quoted area (in the contract) is off by 10% or more. by "it doesn't matter" = you can't do anything about it.
  2. 2 room unfurnished apartment in Giesing

      that's completely true but I've never seen a munich apartment calculate less than 50% of any terrace/balcony as "living space"
  3. First World Problems

      you made a sweeping and dubious statement which has been questioned.  I have not made any sweeping statements about alcoholism, just given counter examples that refute your sweeping statement.  I don't think that's likewise at all.  
  4.   they will definitely not support you if court action is needed, but they should advise you and/or write a letter on your behalf.    The main problem is that he is taking this attitude that he can't evaluate whether he has a claim against you or not because he has not yet done the inspection which is not valid - in that case landlords could just refuse to inspect an apartment if they want to keep your kaution.  Anyway I think you need a very clear and legally supported response to that, which they should be able to offer.   alternately yes, you can wait until the 6 months is up then send a demand, but I doubt he's going to magically pay it then without a hassle.  you should be a member of the mieterverein anyway so just do it and let them help you   
  5. I don't think you have to go to court over kaution repayment. You could have used the mahnbescheid process. In theory that could go to the equivalent of small claims court but he would need to provide evidence of a valid claim to get that far.
  6. What are you cooking today?

      but that looks like a german pancake, unlike the alleged german pancake/dutch baby I liked which looks like a giant yorkshire pudding   GAHHHHHH!   I'm so confused...nevermind  
  7. What are you cooking today?

      bah - deutsch = dutch in the US.  Clueless   best example is the region of the "Pennsylvania Dutch" - which is one of the most German regions in the country.   but anyway it's not a German pancake either!!!
  8. What are you cooking today?

      not that I know of.  I did learn about it in the US but never had one/seen one/heard of one in daily life...just one recipe I ran across   eta:  that's not to say I believe it's Dutch in origin      eta eta:  this video claims it's actually a "german pancake"   - no sugar      
  9. What are you cooking today?

    that's for subscribers only  
  10. What are you cooking today?

      a giant yorkshire pudding?    seriously I am not sure there's actually a difference - like I said the concept is the same (lots of eggs/milk and a relatively small amount of flour) but a dutch baby is baked in a fairly big pan - a cast iron skillet is supposed to be best, but anything frying pan size, with high sides will do.  It does the same thing where it stays thin on the bottom and creeps/fluffs up the sides, just bigger
  11. Why are you unhappy today?

    @LeonG I lost my last two cats to kidney issues - it's actually a very common cause of death for cats.     If he had any reasonable appetite a low protein food is actually best as it's more gentle on the kidneys.  But once they lose their appetite it is best to just give them whatever they will eat.  One of my cats was partial to super creamy pate-treats (they come in a tube) and "perle" wet food.  Towards the end it was the only thing he'd eat, and he basically just licked the gravy off   The other went downhill fast and simply stopped eating entirely.   and yes this advice to "get them to drink more" is not only unhelpful, it's nigh impossible - they simply can't drink enough to offset the reduced kidney function.  The only thing I know of that can really help a cat with kidney disease is subcutaneous fluids.  This is huge in the US but every vet I've dealt with in Germany says it's "cruel" and "doesn't work".  I can attest that it does help a lot, it's not cruel at all as the cat is far more comfortable, but you'd need to find a vet who supports it.    You can administer the fluids yourself by injecting them under the skin at the scruff of the neck, whence their little bodies absorb it slowly and it provides enough water in their systems to allow their kidneys to clear the toxins even at reduced function.  Most cats accept it without a fuss, or even happily.  But germans seem to be 100% against it.  It's maddening but if you want to learn more you can check out - it's the most informative site I've found about renal insufficiency in cats.   many virtual hugs to you and your furry friend.    
  12. What are you cooking today?

      so what exactly is the difference between this and a "dutch baby"?  as far as I can tell the concept is the same, but since yorkshire puddings are smaller, they seem to go crispier or so?  Either way they're gorgeous!
  13. First World Problems

    and it doesn't apparently apply to several "dry" alcoholics I've known who drank non-alcoholic beer without any further temptation at all.   anecdotal evidence is fine but don't present it as if it's a sweeping fact. 
  14. First World Problems

      where do you get that?   I've known many alcoholics and for them it was never the taste (wild turkey straight from the bottle tastes like ass), it was the alcohol.
  15. First World Problems

    my view is that the more "normal" you can make (responsible) alcohol consumption, the better.  Meaning, setting a good example yourself (eg drinking without getting drunk) and not turning alcohol into some kind of forbidden fruit are the best things you can do IMO.   ergo I think an alcohol free beer is fine for kids once in a while.  and when the time comes letting them learn to drink the real thing in the safety of the home has some advantages too.