Tuesday, December 09, 2008


so i'm totally on berlin time now. my flight went well; probably as a result of not sleeping in the day leading up to my move and the fact that my flight wasn't even half-full, so i had a whole row to myself. and the lorazepam. the lorazepam definitely made things better.

i don't fully remember how we did it, but somehow, patrick and i kept ourselves entertained until about 8 pm or so, when we went out to get some dinner. we stopped by the gas station mini-mart. in germany, these places are crucial as regular supermarkets have to follow some bizarre set of operating hour laws, but gas station markets are open 24/7. basing on what they had there, i think this is the only place i will ever need to go. and the guy who was working last night seemed pretty cool. i make myself feel better by reminding myself that in the year leading up to coming here i got most of my own groceries at a market very much like this one. why change habits now?

we got thai, as it was the only near-by restaurant that wasn't german (no germans except old people and heavy drinkers actually go to german restuarants. which makes sense--think of who goes to "american" restaurants in the u.s.). patrick ordered for me, which was ridiculous, since it was a thai restuarant like any other thai restaurant--meaning all the dishes are numbered, so it wasn't like i had to pronounce some long name, i just had to say "zwei-und-siebzig bitte". it was awesome though, because patrick gave them the wrong number for what i wanted, and learned his lesson ordering for me.

when we got back, i managed to stay awake until 10:30 or so, even though the room was spinning and i was having dreams while i was awake. i woke up at 9:30 this morning and am now totally adjusted. i also feel incrediably sick. so my powers of adaptation may be tested today.


Blogger Jonny said...

woah, it happened. fuckin a

rock that shit liz

12:46 PM  
Blogger Jonny said...

ooo there's a red dot in germany on the map thingy

10:13 AM  
Blogger l said...

that makes sense. but who looks at our blog who lives in n england/s scotland? or oklahoma?

12:55 PM  

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