An American In Germany

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An American In Germany
The woeful and humorous tales of an American living in Germany with his overactive imagination, German wife, and two dogs. Like prose mixed with Pilsner, this blog is sure to leave you cross-eyed but smiling.
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  • The Force of Aging 4 years ago Prologue Back in the extreme sport-filled days of my youth in America, I once came across a sticker that depicted a skeleton emblazoned with the words, “You are what I was, I am what you will be”. Always aware of my own mortality even back then, those words stuck with me. We’re all born, and...
  • MEDIEVAL MADNESS 5 years ago Depending on your perspective, this post will either be a helpful public service message, or an indulgence in nonsense. Kind of like seatbelt advisements. I fall firmly into the camp of the former on this one, by the way, but some unerringly thumb their noses at sound advice under the guise of...
  • The Weihnachts Ale Tale 6 years ago The leaves have all fallen and it’s snowing outside as I write this: It’s December! In what is fast becoming an AAIG tradition, here is a past holiday card from the Geren household to help set the festive mood. No, the irony of my name so closely resembling “German” isn’t lost on me. In...
  • It Is Me, Sausage. 6 years ago Every language has its idioms that leaves non-native speakers nonplussed. If you are a vacationing German in the US and you hear someone say “It’s raining cats and dogs”, what they mean is “it’s raining really hard”. People’s tabbies and terriers aren’t actually falling from the...
  • Twas The Night Before Christmas, An American Was In The House... 7 years ago Christmas in Germany is every bit as jubilant and joyful as it is in the US. There are differences, however, the most major being that Christmas day here is celebrated on the 24th, not the 25th.   “What?!”, you might exclaim. “What would Jesus think? Outrage”!   Well, let’s not get... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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Robert Guy
14:10 PM June 17, 2015

Great sense of humor, love reading this blog.

14:38 PM June 17, 2015

i really enjoy these stories an hope to get a chance to visit Germany. Maybe I should take German so I will b able to understand conversations. Jim, keep up the excellent works

15:01 PM June 17, 2015

Great blog and superb writing! I can't wait to read more!

Chere Tournet
17:50 PM June 17, 2015

Hilarious while educational! While not a beer person, I loved the idiom explanations ("on the Fritz" and "off the wagon") and the humor as to how exercise is approached in Germany! As one who believes in incorporated fitness (like lifting bales of hay versus lifting dumbbells), I further enjoyed the route to bodily development via the beer trail! Can see why the Germans don't have an "ail" trail with all this exercise! Achtung!

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