Greetings livejournal friends! I've been very neglectful of you lately, so I thought I'd ease into Germany stories with a short post from my new apartment, which is here:( map!Collapse )
I'm conveniently close to one of the major subway/railway/commuter stations, which makes going to work in Golm
fairly easy, and also makes coming home from late nights out in the trendy parts of East Berlin (of which perhaps more stories later) also fairly easy. Already got my monthly transit pass, which is a bit spendy, but gosh the public transit infrastructure here is hella awesome.
Anyway, I'm starting to get settled in here. I miss Milwaukee people, but the group here is pretty fun too. Was at the institute till late last night for a work group Halloween party. We had speakers in the atrium and danced to everything from techno to tango, with a an interlude at the macarena. There was fresh made pizza! Yay dancing!
I caved to peer pressure and dressed as Sarah Palin, (or as Tina Fey imitating Sarah Palin), mostly because I could put such a costume together from things in my wardrobe and a printed out polar bear pin - having already the glasses and brown hair and bangs. The costume went over pretty well, probably helped in part by the simple fact that high heels and a narrow knee-length skirt are a pretty hot combination that I really should find an excuse to wear more often.