* Happy 4th of July!
* Okay, I've been holding back for a week and a half now but I can't anymore. I gotta complain about it. It's too humid!!! Please stop with the humidity already!! Our bathroom fan broke a few weeks ago and in our cavelike, ventilation- and airflow-free apartment, this is the worst possible weather in which to not have a fan in the clothes-washing/showering/pooping room. Seriously, there is NO movement of air in here. We have one window and one door to the outside, and they're right next to each other. The bathroom is nowhere near them. MIEF. Everything in here is sticky and disgusting, laundry is piling up like mad because everything has to be washed more often and it's not drying fast enough on the line, all food has to be in our tiny fridge or it will rot quickly, mildew builds up in the bathroom faster than you can clean it, etc. The temperatures aren't even that hot, really.
* The $ key is easier to find and type on the German keyboard than the € key. You have to use a special shift called "Alt Gr" which is used less often than regular shift (which is what you need to get the $).
* Last night we were at a big party where the DJ went way off course, first skipping around a few not-too-danceable hip-hop songs before going into a 25-minute streak of only Latin music, follwed by AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", followed by one of my least favorite songs from high school, the completely undanceable Counting Crows with "Mr. Jones". This is possibly the most bizarre string of music together ever, and I have to say, the dancefloor was suffering for it. :/ He tried to revive it next with "Billie Jean", but too late, buddy!!! But could this be totally cultural? Maybe "Mr. Jones" is a totally iconic party song in Germany.
* Check out forvo.com - it's awesome.