PB & J

The weekend was uneventful except for..peanut butter. I bought a jar of PB on thursday. Peanut butter isn’t too popular here but it is available. I was feeling nostalgic for some peanut butter based meals this weekend. I made PBJ sandwiches on toasted bread, ummm. And spread it on some celery sticks. MMmmm. And PB & banana sandwiches that would make Elvis proud. Athankya. Thankyaverymuch. Meike didn’t believe it would taste that good but she kept making more and more sandwiches.

Ich schreibe heute einen Eintrag auf Deutsch. Warum fragst du vielleicht? Weil ich das kann und ich muss, um mein Deutsch zu verbessern. Ich hab das Gefühl, dass ich langsam verliere, meine Fähigkeit Deutsch zu sprechen. Ich kann zwar fast alles noch verstehen, aber in letzter Zeit habe ich richtige Probleme mich auf Deutsch auszudrücken. Ich muss mehr auf Deutsch schreiben und auch mich mehr mit Leute auf Deutsch unterhalten. Ich wollte eigentlich einen fortgeschrittenen Deutsch Kurs bei der Volkshochschule hier in Lüneburg machen, aber die Kurszeiten passen mir und meinem Zeitplan überhaupt nicht.

Dieses Wochenende gibt’s nicht viel los. Ein Bekannte von uns zieht nach Frankfort um, um ein Praktikum dort zu machen. Gestern hatten wir eine kleine Abschiedsparty. Das war nett aber meike und ich sind ziehmlich früh nach hause gegangen, weil wir so müde waren. Ich habe ein paar Änderungen auf der Webseiten gemacht, and ein paar CSS Fehler korrigiert.

Here is a list of German words I have trouble pronouncing:

1 sich erinnern

2 Tragödie

3 Eichhörnchen

4 Psychologie and other sciences. It’s just something about the -ology on the end.

5 einfügen

6 folgen. It always comes out sounding like vögeln. That can have embarrassing consequences.

7 Erhöhung

8 Milch

9 Molkerei

Just got this in the mail from Concerned Artists & Activists:




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Had a show the other night in the small village of Hoopte. It was a big party with lights, video projectors, stages, sound systems, beer , bratwurst, motorcycles, and go-go dancers.

A few things that rule:

Star Time 4 cd box set from James Brown. Ugh!

Hitsville 4 cd boxset from Motown.

Döners with lots of goat cheese.

Cola with Jägermeister.

Tube amps.


punk rock girls.

punk rock girls with cute glasses and tattoos.

When shit works the way it is supposed to.

When your 10 cents short when buying something and the cashier doesn’t sweat it.


Second song on FooFighters album “one by one”. The one where Dave Grohl and Jack Black are in the video together.

When you are playing together with other musicians and you get that groove and it feels good.

Really weird weather here today. First it was raining really hard but the sun was shining bright. Then it was super stormy and dark without a drop. I took a picture of some windmills on my way home from work.

Awww yeah. Cha-Cha-Cha-Changing up the colors with some CSS. It’s so easy. Let me know what you think.

Nothing new coming to my mind right now. Its thundering and lightning outside. I probably shouldn’t be on the computer. Oh I know what to wite about. Something that has been irritating me for the last week und zwar…

Now I hate to say I told you so, but I did. The reasons for going to war in Iraq were completely bogus. The American people were lied to and so many innocent americans and Iraqis had to die. It’s sick. The two main reasons were Weapons of Mass Destruction© and Saddams involvement with 911©. Time, the great teller of truth, has so far not revealed one iota of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons. Dubya, the great king of monkeys, has just recently admitted that there is no connection between Saddam and 911©. But what is this? Its from the White House’s very own website.

    Presidential Letter

    Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate

    March 18, 2003

    Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

    Consistent with section 3(b) of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243), and based on information available to me, including that in the enclosed document, I determine that:

    (1) reliance by the United States on further diplomatic and otherpeaceful means alone will neither (A) adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq nor (B) likely lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq; and

    (2) acting pursuant to the Constitution and Public Law 107-243 is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.



Hmmm. Look real close at point number 2. Does that mean he lied to congress? I am not a lawyer but it seems a little shady. Then again so does everything else about this presidency. So. Anyway. It makes me angry that so much life was wasted (on both sides), so many resources squandered, so much sympathy and good will towards Amerca simply pissed away. I don’t understand how this guy is not already impeached. Clinton gets a blowjob and its a constitutional crisis, but Dubya sends thousands of young men and women off to a foreign land to fight a bullshit war for the political and economical gains of his friends and there is not a revolution going on? not even an armed skirmish? America needs an uprising. I don’t get it. I just don’t get it. That would never happen again in Germany. It happened here once and it will, I hope to God, never happen again. Europeans have seen what happens when leaders run amok with unchecked powers. I’ve heard a few Americans say that they don’t mind giving up some freedom so that the man can better protect them. Yeah, thats what the germans said after Hitler brought in some sweeping changes after the Reichstag was firebombed. At the time the communists were blamed but history has shown that it was actually Hitler’s henchmen.

I know the constitution is supposed to provide a legal and stable way for the people to swap out unfavorable and/or dangerous leaders, but it doesn’t seem to be working. If all of America’s veterans went to war and fought to protect the freedoms and stabilities offered by the Constitution and Bill of Rights, I don’t understand how Americans let this kind of shit keep happening. When politicians in Germany are found to be doing something shady their careers are over in about 2 days. Perhaps it has something to with the history. Get the diseased apples out of the bunch before the rest go bad. Don’t get me wrong. Not all Geman politicians are angels. They are politicians. Of course there are a few snakes in the grass. There just seems to be a sense of accountability in the German political system that’s all.

Manno, Jetzt bin ich schlecht gelaunt. Verdammte Sheiße.