Tuesday, April 25, 2006

It could happen to you!

Yes folks, it's true, you comments can make it in the big leagues! And yes folks, in the world of your comments, I do see my blog as the big leagues. As you will shortly see, good comments deserve praise.

Today's praise goes out to Sarah (Mysterious Object at Midnight, her blog) who made not one, not two, but three brilliant responses to my call for advice on cutting down my food budget. Here they are, in all their glory:

1)eat a lot of good cheese until your stomach hurts, then you won't have to eat for a while and that will save money maybe

2)and stop spending SO much money on those damn meat hats

3)okay well I have a real suggestion this time: remember how in door county we used to eat dinner for free all the time at art gallery opening receptions? they always had the good cheese and a lot of good fruits and vegetables and sometimes even free wine... just a thought.

Great work, Sarah! Thanks to everyone for any and all comments -- I do so love them!

As for me, the semester is once again getting underway and, like 99% of my fellow, German students, I still have a paper from last semester to write. This really is normal, I'm serious. Our term papers, each 20-25 pages, are supposed to be done in our break, which is correctly called "lecture free period", but which is often referred to by professors as "vacation". Maybe if you are a professor your idea of vacation does involve writing hundreds of pages, but thus far I have yet to find a student who shares this notion. But it all works out in the end. From what I've heard one spends a bit of time between their last classes and starting their thesis to catch up on all those old papers. I'll tell you about all my classes some other day. I'm think everyone has had just about enough info about the German university system.