y the way, I suddenly realized yesterday that it had been well over a year since I last updated my blogroll! Check it out on the right if you are looking for more expat blogs. If you don't see yourself but think you should, let me know. I went through my Reader looking for expat blogs I'd added in the last year or two, but I follow a LOT of blogs and it's easy to miss something.
Also, I thought my poor old layout was starting to look stale, so I updated that while I was editing everything. The new background is graffiti from inside Heidelberg's Student Prison. I'm not totally in love with the new layout, but the generic Blogger options are pretty limited and I'm simply not willing to put more time into layout than what I can get by just clicking a few Blogger buttons. I wouldn't mind your opinion on readability, though, if you're someone who actually reads the blog directly rather than through a reader.
Finally, if you're interested in joining our yearly expat meetup, voting is on right now for a location! The nominees include Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, and Magdeburg. If you have a blog come over and register at our forum and get your vote in for location! Right now the two leaders are tied - you'll have to go there to find out which ones they are. :)