I figured I should share some impressions of life here in Berlin. If I die here unexpectedly, I wouldn’t be all that surprised. From a pesky protruding nail in the floorboards, to a flaming shower, to a tiny car- accidental death is a distinct possibility.
In case you haven’t seen this on PC’s facebook, this is the car. The deathtrap 3000. I’ve seen plenty zooming around the streets here, and observed how advantageous its size is for the crazy parking. In truth, I’m warming to the idea of this vehicle…but I’m still mildly terrified of the Smart.
That’s right, flames six inches from your face. Nothing eliminates your enjoyment of a post-flight shower faster than the realization there’s a flame near your hair. Of course, the shower has many other unique qualities such as a head which swivels precariously, and sprays at peculiar angles each away from your body. Nevertheless, I am still thankful for the hot water.
Of course, there are other fun and charming things I enjoy in the apartment.
Like these keys.
Do you see the one that looks as if it should open the gate to the secret garden? That’s the actual house key.
Funny Story though…
At the time of purchase, PC also ordered several cartridges of the espresso to be used with the machine. He waited patiently, and then not so patiently. Finally, today as we shopped at the fancy KaDeWe department store, he could wait no longer. Eager to use the new toy, we purchased a couple tubes of cartridges, hurried home, popped ’em in the machine, and took our first lovely sips of espresso.