It's a bank holiday in Germany today (Tag der deutschen Einheit - celebrating the reunion of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democrat Republic) . Apart from that I just got a mail from a professor who was so kind to spare me a practical course because I had done a similar and more extensive one when I studied chemistry.
Edit: I can add another smile. My favourite band (Therion, whodathunk?) released a new album (and it was really released by the band, not a label) which I don't have, yet. Thankfully youtube has it. It's great. The last one was a bit disappointing, so I'm relieved this one turned out great so far.
wicked woman wrote:That's a lovely name. Has Sjoerd got over his confusion? I find an elbow in the ribs works wonders.
It's a Dutch name, so I guess he doesn't really stuggle with it
@CB: Happy Tag der deutschen Einheit! I was stopped by a guy, who was speaking German, asking me the way to Vienna... I was stunned for a moment, not only because I haven't really spoken German for a really long time, but also because honestly, I had no idea how the poor chap should go to Vienna I had a bit of help from a bystander, who didn't speak German but knew the way, so together we managed... hope he won't get lost because of my poor explanation skills
I had a German couple stop me in Slovenia wanting directions to get to the capital; Ljubljana abd asking how far it was. I happened to know it was 83km away as I'd passed a road sign earlier that morning, but they clearly didn't believe me, even though I gave them a map I had. My thought after they'd gone was - go ahead, don't believe me. It's not me that's lost.