[I posted this on my Myspace after about a week in Germany.. Now I shall put it on FuBar. It seemed appropriate. :)]
Ah! My first blog in Germany! Wow. There's so much to write.
Well, I am learning new things every day. It's really quite interesting.
My first German word I learned was "Ausfahrt"
AUSFAHRT- (in the German-English dictionary/thesaurus) leaving, departure; exit, way out; drive, excursion.
...sounds strikingly similar to ASSFART. So, driving home along the Autobahn on Sunday (which took 2.5 hours longer than it should have due to traffic and construction - 4.5 hours total), I saw the sign A LOT. Everytime I saw it I'd say "Assfart". haha. I'm a retard.
I now know the correct way to say it. I also now know Einfahrt (enter). I see those signs a lot because there are a lot of parking garages here in the cities.
Hm... Bamberg. I originally thought it was about 20 minutes away. But, nope. And especially not with how fast Uwe drives! lol ... It's really only about 10 minutes away. And very easy to get to, should I get a job on the Army base.
I've eaten at McDonald's twice since being here now. Wow. I don't think I've eaten at McDonald's twice in a month in almost 2 years, and now I've eaten there twice in 4 days. lol ..... IRONICALLY, the food here is A LOT better! I swear on it! And the building itself is sooo much nicer! (Thought: I should take some pictures of it when I can. lol)
Yesterday, I ate a DÖNER. My book says it is a type of kebab, but I think it's more like PitaPit in Chico. Very yummy and hard to eat the entire thing unless you're drunk! ha!
OH! While using the bathroom in the airport I found out that they are A LOT cleaner than the restrooms back "home" in California. Although, a lot of the restrooms do not have seat covers here. lol. ... One thing different, there are TWO buttons to flush. At first, I just pressed one or the other. Whichever my little heart disered at the time. lol .......... Back at home, I ask Uwe (dumbfounded) "Why the hell are there TWO flush buttons on the toilet?" lol. ... Simple. One is "low-flow" for when you just potty in the toilet. The other is for when you fill it up with shit. hahahah. MAKES PERFECT SENSE!
And I now think that bathrooms, world wide, are sexist. Just because SOME women wear skirts, doesn't mean we ALL do. Thus, we should change the pictures on the front doors. That is all. =)
And another DUH! thing - Germany is VERY clean. They recycle EVERYTHING. USA could learn a thing or two from these people... lol
So, I think my German consists of about 10 words now. Let's see what I can remember...
Hallo - Hello. (that's an easy one)
Ausfahrt - Exit.
Einfahrt - Enter.
Döner - PitaPit. lol
Dankeschön - Thank You.
Tschüs - Bye.
Brost - Slang for "cheers" when drinking.
Tollwut - Rabies (Don't ask how I learned that one. lol)
Iche Liebe Dich - I love you. =)