That was 12 hours ago. In the meantime I went to the Goethe Institut and checked in with 5 different people, took a test, then went and moved into my apartment, which is totally sweet. I was expecting small, dark, and no kitchen. Nope... it's big, tall ceilings, all white, has a kitchen, porch... totally sweet.
But no phone service, even though there's a phone jack. I can't get phone service hooked up because there's a 2 week delay to get it, and then the Telekom would only have me as a customer for 6 weeks at that point, which they don't find worthwhile.
So I'll just steal Judith's net access more. I don't need it in my room anyway... I'm so much more productive without it.
I have my own room, but share the kitchen and bathroom with another dude from around Tokyo named Toyota. Wir müssen auf Deutsch sprechen, will er kein Englisch kann. Well, I asked him if he spoke any languages and he said English, but I get the idea that it's worse than his poor German. So this'll be rad.
The balcony door is so cool! It can open like a door or a window. It's too cool to describe. Judith says they're so normal. I've never seen one.
Judith's having fun correcting all my pronounciation. I'm having fun making her use articles in English. No, she's not too bad. I only correct her about once every 5 minutes, whereas she corrects my German about every 5 seconds.
OTHER INTERESTING THING! Judith and I went to the Patentstelledortbüroetwas oder so and filled out an application to do a European name search on "LiveJournal", which is a prereq to registering the name as reserved in all of Europe, which is pretty cheap. THEN... the plan is to setup a German company, which will then be able to accept over the web EC numbers which everybody has (how people pay for Amazon.de purchases and stuff, like a debit card), and then get a merchant account for that company, and have the company wire money to LJ.com. Oh, but who would use it? Judith's going to translate all of LJ into German. But my FreeVote translation plan was half-ass. I'm doing redoing it all, with a better design, so every single damn part can be translatable. Really, this is for fun, learning the process and doing the research to talk to so many different people, but if it makes money... das ist auch gut.
Went to lunch earlier with Judith... where you want to go, she asked. "German food! Kein Pizza!" She said Germans just eat Turkish food, so we had Turkish food, and damn was it good.
Having dinner soon with: Judith, Tony, Nina, die mir Blumen schenken wird, und auch: Peter, der über Deutsche Firmen zu machen weiß. We're making pasta, I think.
GODDAMNIT... Judith just read this and started laughing. That's how good my German is. But she's making me post it anyway. hehehehehe. :PpPPp ICH ESSE BRATWURST!!