Book ’em Dan-o!

Thanks for checking out Nerd’s Eye View! Want to know more about me? Go here. Last week I read a little blurb in the paper about a “bucherbazaar” or used books sale up at Schloss Trautenfels. The Schloss is a former palace turned museum and it’s just up the road from us. We got in …
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Socialist Choppers

Dental work is something you don’t want people selling you unnecessarily. It’s painful and expensive. My dentist back home has been telling me this: “We really need to replace a bunch of those fillings. Maybe you should consider getting a crown on that one tooth.” I dumped my previous dentist because he kept trying to …
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Diplomacy starts with a smile.

This morning, I am off to the dentist. I hate going to the dentist, even when my teeth are totally fine – which they are. I’m seeing the dentist here because I don’t have any US dental insurance right now. The contract agency I worked through wouldn’t sell me dental and optical only and I …
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The Baker’s Apprentice

My reputation as a cook, which I’ve done nothing to export beyond the US borders, ensured that I was recruited as the baker’s assistant long before I arrived here for the winter. This is why I spent the better part of the day dusted with flour while baking Scheehaubenkeks and Linzer Augen in Josefa’s kitchen. …
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Goulash and Cookies

Yesterday, we had goulash for lunch. Goulash at my mother-in-law’s is potatoes and sausage smothered in a creamy tomato sauce. We had it with fresh rolls – you use the bread to soak up the sauce that’s left on your plate. Because of my vegetarian tendencies, you think I’d pass entirely, or at least migrate …
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