Das Verkehrsfrühstuck

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…

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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6 Responses to Das Verkehrsfrühstuck

  1. Stacy says:

    You’ll “most likely be eating dinner” at a place where you made plans to have dinner? What are the chances? 😉

    I like Folk Art, but have never been there for breakfast. I was going to suggest you give Kimi’s Bistro in Little Five a chance one day, but just looked it up and they don’t open until 10am. Had a wonderful brunch there some months back — buffet, but they have regular plates too — and the atmosphere is kinda like sitting in your grandma’s kitchen. Myself and other patrons would call out the door to walkers-by to get them to come in and join us: and some even did! Neat little place.

  2. I’ve learned two things about my job and Atlanta:
    1) Things can blow up at any time, requiring me to stay at the office
    2) Traffic can stink so badly that I cannot make it to a places at specific times

    I will try Kim’s Bistro some day. Given how late it opens it may have to be on a day off (or when I might not have a work commitment). Thanks.

    This morning’s Folk Art breakfast was a huge biscuit with two sunny-side up eggs, and a side of hash browns with mushrooms and green chilis. This meal serves as my breakfast and lunch, so I wasn’t worried about the caloric intake (too much). Also, it was a beautiful morning in which to sit in a restaurant that opened all of its windows.

  3. Debbie says:

    We’re on the road to beautiful Lexington. We left at 7:09 (target departure time was 7) and I slept through the Atlanta delays, but Steve reports it wasn’t terrible in the HOV lane. We’re currently cruising through Tennessee with a Lexington ETA of 2:30. We have an appointment at 3 to visit the stud farm where American Pharoah (sic) stands. I may fan girl just a little if we get to see him in the flesh.

    Steve did 25 hot miles on his bike yesterday, mowed pastures and cleaned the truck for our trip.

    Apparently I’m going to eat my way to Lexington. I’ve already had a week’s worth of carbs from our snack stash and am clock watching for a lunch stop. Good thing I don’t road trip for a living; I’d weigh 400 lbs.

  4. Barb says:

    I had a pop tart for breakfast- but I only ate 1 of the 2 in the pack – that was my accomplishment for this morning.

  5. Stacy says:

    Barb, you make me laugh!

    Debbie, right?!?! Road trips instantly make me want to eat more. And bad stuff, too, like Happy Meals! <–MANDATORY road trip food for me. And for long trips, there are four bring-along necessities:

    1) teriyaki beef jerky
    2) strawberry Twizzlers
    3) Pringles potato chips
    4) Junior Mints

    Oh, I don't play when it comes to road trip food. 😀

  6. Barb says:

    Stacy – that 2nd pop tart is just calling me, don’t leave me behind!!!

    Roadtrip food –
    Strawberry twizzlers are definitely on the top of the roadtrip food list.
    Combos – with pretzel, not those other awful things.
    A bag of Rold Gold pretzel rods.
    Pringles are always a good choice, but sometimes its other potato chips.
    Then – whatever else we have in the cupboard.

    Usually a stop at Burger King if we are eating in the car – Taco Bell if we are eating there.

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