I’m adding another compound noun to the German lexicon.
Das Verkehrsfrühstuck – a breakfast eaten to wait out traffic.
Why? Because I am doing this again today. I am currently blogging from Folk Art in Inman Park in an effort to avoid some of Atlanta’s shitty traffic, which according to Google was already shitty by 7:30am today!
There would be a photo here if I could figure out how to link to a Flickr photo using my iPad. Hmm, I better add this to my project next month so that I can post photos while I travel this summer.
The reason that I failed to get up early and get a bike ride in this morning (as I had planned given this awesome weather) was the fun I had last night hanging with my long-time friends Tamara and Diane. After German class I joined the two of them for a few beers at the Yacht Club in a Little Five Points. We caught up, and more importantly, made dinner plans for tonight — at The Collonade!
So my life goes full-circle again as I eat at Folk Art, the place at which I took the photo last week of the menu from the restaurant that occupied the space that is now occupied by The Collonade, the place at which I will most likely be eating dinner.
And this was no stunt to have blogging material for today, no, this occurred naturally.
Speaking of German class, last night I had a interesting talk with the three other classmates who took the exam last week, each of us not feeling entirely confident about our effort. After that our class was taught a substitute teacher. It was challenging to learn the speech patterns of a new teacher, and just when I was feeling confident in my skills we moved onto a new chapter of the book. The new chapter is about expressing one’s emotions, and contained a slew of new vocabulary. Most of this vocabulary had no similarity to English, making it the toughest chapter for me that we’ve started. I’d express my concern in German, but I’ve yet to memorize the new words…