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brightpearl 06-21-2013 05:29 PM

I think I am going to have to buy Macklemore's album.

Frieda 07-18-2013 06:24 PM

It is VERY hot.

MoJoRiSin 07-31-2013 06:58 PM


Odbe 08-05-2013 04:18 AM

Frieda - it's mildly chilly here. If we all travel lots and bring our weather with us will it all even out to a pleasant warmth? (Or maybe all the fuel used for the transport would just contribute to global warming)

Frieda 08-05-2013 06:35 PM

Mildly chilly sounds pretty awesome right now! It's still 29c in my apartment (which is about to be flooded by a thunderstorm because i am too lazy to get my arse out of bed in the middle of the night to close my balcony door)

Frieda 08-05-2013 06:44 PM

Ok i'm closing the damn door-- 29 mm/h!:eek:

brightpearl 08-07-2013 09:46 PM

Mateo is unbelievably cute, and he needs a bone marrow transplant.

Donating is much easier on the donor than it used to be, and in the US, to get on the both the national and international registry, all you have to do is send in a cheek swab. You can get on the registry at Be the Match. If you live elsewhere, just google "bone marrow registry" for your home country, and you should find something.

Even if you can't donate because of your medical history, Be the Match can use monetary donations to cover the costs of the kits and testing.

As his father is so generously keen to remind everyone, Mateo is only one of many who need donors, or who will someday. I have a friend who actually got the call, and he tells me it really isn't bad to donate, and it didn't cost him anything. I'm on the registry now, and I hope you will be soon, too.


Frieda 08-13-2013 07:32 PM

We have a pertussis epidemic at the office.

funkytuba 08-13-2013 07:52 PM

Whoop it up!

Frieda 08-14-2013 05:35 AM

It's like a dog kennel here. We're all barking at each other..

whoop whoop!

Jack Flanders 09-06-2013 02:22 AM


Originally Posted by xfox (Post 432724)
I've been holding out, until now. I have my own little beach house and when I retire in a few years I will move there. Ah, salt water and sand bars.

Me too. I can't wait.

Frieda 09-18-2013 04:42 PM

QiGong is not for pvssies.

brightpearl 09-19-2013 08:36 AM

^:D Good on ya', though!

In other news, Krispy Kreme would be a good place for people watching today:

xfox 09-22-2013 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by Jack Flanders (Post 433048)
Me too. I can't wait.

Congratulations! That's wonderful!

Bman 10-03-2013 11:20 PM

There is nothing cooler than the sound of an out of tune sitar.

Frieda 01-03-2014 05:55 AM

I am wearing a poncho.

thought i'd let you know.

MoJoRiSin 01-09-2014 05:05 PM


Where are you wearing a poncho Frieda dear ?

Frieda 01-10-2014 08:09 AM

I am wearing it over my shoulders, sitting on the couch, while working from home.

MoJoRiSin 01-10-2014 05:44 PM

i see

Frieda 01-10-2014 05:59 PM

And you? Where are you wearing yours? Hm?

MoJoRiSin 01-12-2014 01:19 PM

^I meditate on the musings of Samuel Lerman

Bman 01-14-2014 12:42 AM



funkytuba 01-16-2014 07:55 PM


Originally Posted by Bman (Post 433340)

I'm there. No one else is.

I will stick around, though.

Frieda 01-27-2014 05:33 PM

Grey hairs. I found a few. And not just on my head. I'm only 33, ffs! :eek:

MoJoRiSin 01-28-2014 03:21 PM

^don't worry !

YsaPur EsChomuw 01-29-2014 11:21 AM

^ Yeah. :( Don't worry. :( There'll be more. :( Enjoy life while there's just a few of them. :(

Bman 04-27-2014 09:30 PM

So, do any of you monkeys live in Stockholm? I'm heading there for the first time. Soon. In other news, shit is nuts.

brightpearl 08-21-2014 03:46 PM

Sometimes the doctor does not know what in the holy eff he is talking about. Just keep that in mind.

xfox 09-21-2014 10:23 PM

I'll second that! Everything is secondary to one's health.

Bman 02-21-2015 12:29 PM

10,002 days old

MoJoRiSin 03-11-2015 05:40 PM

i am working on mine

Frieda 03-13-2015 04:11 PM

I have a cold from hell with an attitude

Stephi_B 03-15-2015 04:33 PM

I'm back :)

And I will soon live inside a trapezoid, which contains further trapezoids, on the other side of the city, but actually closer to my favourite folks & work - and it's a coop flat :)

MoJoRiSin 03-16-2015 02:35 PM

I am glad you are back Stephi_B :) !! It is always better to live near one's though favorite folks but for some reason i am worried you may be walking into a trap
On another note my daughter is moving to Berlin in June... maybe I could forward your email or facebook to her?

Stephi_B 03-16-2015 04:44 PM

No-no, it's alright, no traps, just trippy zoids :D But it will be tricky to align things built for 90° angles to all the none-90°-angles ;)

I'm no longer on Facebook, but I can PM you my email address :)

Flats are hard to come by (that's one of the reasons I joined the coop), flat shares are a lot easier (but often overprized, especially for people new to Berlin).

The young ones (I'm allowed to say so in the semibiblical age of 35 :cool:) are currently flocking in Neukölln, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and somewhat Wedding/Moabit/Tiergarten as well as Lichtenberg/Treptow.

Kreuzberg is neat in parts (those not too close to my soon ex-district Friedrichshain :o), but very expensive, and Friedrichshain - I'm fleeing from there :eek:, imho not nice any longer, party mass tourism with all side effects; Prenzlauer Berg and Pankow are quite posh and pricey, Mitte full of tourists and very pricey)... I'd rather go for Schöneberg, Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorf, those parts of Steglitz close to the subway, Moabit/Tiergarten, or Treptow/Lichtenberg - somewhat depending on where she will be centered for work/uni, but if either a subway line (all those with a U like U-Bahn) or Ringbahn S 41/42 (it goes only about every 10 minutes, but it goes fast - unlike other S-Bahn lines - and crosses all subway lines - oh, and in reality, not on the schematic plans - Ringbahn looks like a dog's head) is close you reach things fast.

Edit: That's quite a good side to find flats (Wohnung) or flat shares (WG/Wohngemeinschaft) for rent (Miete) http://www.immonet.de/berlin/wohnung-mieten.html

The number of rooms (Zimmer) refers not to the number of bedrooms (like in the US, as far I know) but to all rooms with the exception of bathroom, kitchen and things like a small chamber/closet or an extra toilet (ah, well I'm coop spoilt now, I visited flats with up to three closets or two balconies - some of them irregular pentagons! - or well, an extra toilet).

If she stays only for a certain period of time (some months or up to 1 year or so) "Wohnen auf Zeit" may be an option, often such flats are already furnitured (which is not the standard! usually there's only a gas oven and a sink in the kitchen - and sometimes you can take things the previous tenant leaves behind, for free or for some amount of money if it's still of considerable worth, again I would take care to not be tricked into paying too much --> google what a new thing like that would locally cost).

Edit2: Gotta get going again, now that the most favourite one has brought me the cardboard boxes and tended my nerves somewhat ;)

MoJoRiSin 03-17-2015 12:16 PM

WOW! thank you so much for your thoughtful response.
I guess I should have mentioned her boyfriend is there already
but that she knows absolutely no one in Germany otherwise
I will figure out where he lives and PM you ....
Hope your own move is coming along smoothly
xo L, Mo

Stephi_B 03-17-2015 05:36 PM

Ah, with a boyfriend already here it's simpler in any case :)

Is he German or already here for some time?

Something like a language learning tandem might be a good chance to get to know locals, I know a lot of foreign students who did that to meet new people and learn/improve the language in a fun way :)

Plus there is a huge English-speaking expat community in Berlin, getting into that is even easier (Craigslist etc.) probably.

Though in the more "neighbourly" (that is not in the touristic centres where there are more Air B'n'Bers than regular tenants) areas you can mix up with all sorts of people quite easily as you start meeting the same people in your immediate surrounding (Kiez) again and again ;) (folks are married with their Kiez :D, the more peculiar my trans-city move, but I'm indeed done and fed up now and looking forward to the new place :))

MoJoRiSin 03-17-2015 06:02 PM

language learning tandem is a great thing to know about thank you Stephi_B!!
:) have a beautiful rest of the eve

Stephi_B 03-18-2015 08:16 PM

Here's a list containing tandem partner searches ("sucht Sprache") + offers ("bietet Sprache") of the last 4 weeks (after that the entries are deleted) where folks can find and contact each other for free via email:


Large Marge 03-21-2015 01:15 PM

Please delete my account from this forum. I can find no way to do it myself, as someone has denied me access to my own account and private messages. Thanks.

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