American living and working in Hamburg for a year. Expect the following: mishaps, photographs, lots of cursing, and the truth about what's it's like to leave your life behind and build a new life in a new country.

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  • Dear Me, One Year Ago,
    on Jul 6, 2016
    You have no idea what you’re in for. Right now you are in Budapest with three of your favorite human beings, halfway through one of the best trips of your life. You know that in less than two weeks you’ll be back in Boston and things are going to...
  • My Life as an American in Hamburg
    on Jun 3, 2015
    That's a picture of Copenhagen, because I felt like it. Anyway, in case you couldn’t tell, this whole blog thing lost its appeal for me, for two reasons:1. I got bored. I already write for an unresponsive audience, it’s called my journal, an...
  • Lüneburg: A Story in Photos
    on May 3, 2015
    So as you guys can clearly see I have fallen off of the blogging bandwagon, yet somehow my blog has still gotten 3,300 views. Seriously, who is reading this shit??Anyway, having said THAT all that I have for you guys this time around is pictures from...
  • The Longest Post Ever
    on Apr 6, 2015
    Hello all, it’s finally April and I couldn't be happier. I’m here to finally talk about my whirlwind trip in March, mostly to avoid doing what I will probably spend the next 4 weeks doing: writing and rewriting my resume and CV as I apply for wha...
  • In which I angrily rant about things unrelated to Germany or teaching (for a change)
    on Mar 25, 2015
    ^ that's me today.So I have some quick business to address before I can begin my rant.First of all this is my 20th post and I don’t know how that happened.Second of all apparently my blog has had over 2,500 views and I really don’t know how that...
  • My Job as a Hamburger
    on Feb 23, 2015
    I’ve been promising to write about my new school and what I actually do here, so I figured it was time to talk about my position as an English Teaching Assistant. The role of teaching assistant really does vary from school to school, for example th...
  • More weird German crap, aka things about this country that I will probably never understand (and also pictures of a Venetian mask parade)
    on Feb 7, 2015
    “Moin” (a greeting which kind of means good morning but also kind of doesn't)WHAT DOES IT MEAN. Is it “Good morning”? Is it “Good day”? Is it just “Hi”? Why must it be said twice, and often in a high pitched, girlie voice? (not u...
  • Reverse culture shock and also pictures of a cemetery (I swear the two aren't related though)
    on Jan 23, 2015
    Today’s weather forecast: rain and clouds with a chance of IF I DON’T SEE THE SUN SOON I’M GOING TO KILL SOMEBODY.That’s not actually what I want to write about today, I just needed to get that out.What I actually wanted to talk about is reve...
  • Why it’s good that moving to Germany to teach English has taught me that I neither want to teach English nor live in Germany
    on Jan 8, 2015
    This time last week I was at home in Pennsylvania, curled up on my couch with a fever of 102, as my family kept their distance while providing me with copious amounts of hot tea, chicken soup, and a variety of cold medicines.To say that I was not exp...
  • How to enjoy traveling if you’re kind of a cranky asshole and sometimes you loathe humanity
    on Dec 17, 2014
    So here’s the deal; I am what I like to call an antisocial extrovert. This means that I have no problem talking to people, I am (usually) very friendly and polite, and for the most part I would rather be around people instead of being alone, except...
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