Went to amazing weddings in Upstate New York. Drank a ridiculous amount of milk. Learned how to make sand art. Saw a great light show. Saw the Angels and Lakers. Fell in love with Jawbone Up. Cooked with Jaime. Gardened with Jaime. Watched Homeland with Jaime. Wrestled with Jaime. Laughed for hours with Jaime. Worked on a play.
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Played World of Warcraft. Did some improv. Played a ton of the guitar. Really just had a wild, amazing year.
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What a world. By the time I finished reading, I realized that my non-phone hand was clutching tightly to my forehead, forcefully scrunching my forehead skin together. But instead of distancing myself from the horror, I soaked in it.
I read it again and again, fascinated by how something could be so aggressively unappealing. It comes down to a pretty simple rule:. A Facebook status is annoying if it primarily serves the author and does nothing positive for anyone reading it. To be not annoying, a Facebook status typically has to be one of two things:.
You know why these are not annoying? Photo: DPA. Literally translated as "to tie a bear on someone", this idiom has nothing to do with big furry beasts. With all the pitfalls of moving to a new country, it's a phrase you may be the subject of in your early weeks in Germany. Photo: Creative Commons. Translating as "leave the church in the village", this one is probably more relevant in the rural, conservative areas! This idiom advises you to play it safe, or not to get carried away.
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Maybe a sound warning to a young Brit or American arriving in Germany! In other words, life is filled to the brim with pointless and idiotic realities. Literally, it means: "a single nut doesn't rattle in the sack". The perfect illustration of an opaque translation. Essentially, this idiom implies that a single event is not statistically significant, or perhaps that a mistake can be forgiven the first time. Translated as "the fish starts stinking from the head", this one seems particularly useful in the current climate of resentment towards political, business and industry leaders.
Attacking the idea that blame always trickles down, this phrase says that the problems always start at the top. Certainly one to be used in your next political debate! Perhaps a bit more straight forward, this idiom translates directly as "I'm not a cow to be milked". Save this one for your friend that always turns to you at the front of the shop queue or at the bar, asking if you could cover for them just once more. Again one that makes sense more literally: "to go down with drums and trumpets". To fail is to be human. The real distinction is in how we fail.
This saying means to go down gloriously, all guns blazing, or to go out with a bang. We might say that someone is "not the sharpest pencil in the pack", and this is the German equivalent. Literally "he didn't exactly invent gunpowder", this is a good phrase to describe a friend when they do something a little on the stupid side!
A masterpiece of German brevity and straight-forwardness. Not That Simple.
Another one has already wrung all of the tear drops from your eyes. Still every time you smile I think that everything is gonna be just fine. I know, I got no fight. Never gonna be simple. Wedding Song.here
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When you found me I was broken clear in two. My heart was split wide open, tired of hoping, tired of playing the fool. But you did what I thought nobody could do. Now you ask for nothing more than to be by my side. And when you say it like you say it, Love, your smile makes it easy to oblige. All the hurting and the flirting that I thought would never end.
If you were holding my hand. Oh Brother can we please go back? I miss the river and the railroad track. I gotta know if it all still means what I thought it did when I was seventeen. Was born a winner now I live to lose. And every day is up and down, like the price of gasoline. And go limping home to Caroline, where the rain will fall and the sun will shine. Nobody else can tell you what it takes. You put your heart on a shelf or you let it break. The rain came down with the thunder and the lightning.
I do believe that we will pay for our mistakes. But the songs we sing together are the ones that bring me home. A Life for You. So give me a kiss, give me a smile, guess this is it before the final bullets sing. I wanna see you spread your wings. This is a game I never learned to play. So give me a kiss, give me a smile. Before the final bullets fly, take to the sky.
Somewhere Between. Getting Good At Waiting. When Bitter Met Sweet. Did he ask about me? When I close my eyes to sleep I see your smiling face and every time you leave, it gets harder to stay it gets harder to keep turning you away to keep turning you away.
All I Got. So if I gave a little, would you give a little? Or would you take all that I got? If you had a little, would you save a little piece? For Eleanora. Whatcha drinking, Eleanora? Got your eye on the top shelf? Is he hitting you again? They took all your money your jewelry and your fancy cloths and they called you a junkie, came just to hear you miss a note.