I just got to Berlin 3 hours ago, and already I’m stuffed. After checking into my hotel (which of course I did on Foursquare), I was immediately tweeted at by the hotel (LOVE this). I knew then this would be a good stay ;)
I walked around my nachbarschaft (‘hood) for about an hour, and saw literally 100 Italian restaurants (okay, not literally… it was really like 54) in a 10 block radius. As much as I love pizza and whatnot, I am in Berlin, so I was scouting some sausage, kebabs, or schnitzel. I finally found a nice dive not 2 blocks from where I started. This little place was called the potato cellar or Kartoffelkeller – love it!
I sat alone, with no book, but it was cool because I could eavesdrop on German conversation around me. Okay, I don’t speak German, but I could put pretend words in their mouths… “Oh ja, I love potatoes..” “Me too, I also like potatoes. Let’s drink to that!”… okay, so my imagination was not so great after 20 hours of traveling…
I started with a yummy potato, onion and bacon “Berliner Soup” – perfect to get the chill off my bones…
I followed that up with scratch made potato pancakes (hey, it’s the potato celler!) and a dark bier. YUM.
Must run tomorrow. We’ll see!
So today I began the TEAM Fitness portion of my gym’s 90 day weight loss challenge, and I can honestly say I’m the best fit out of all the guys in the class (and the worst… There’s just me :/)… So aside from Rambo-granny who can bench press me, it’s still a good start, right? See you in 30 pounds (too ambitious, I know ;)
Here is a cool video that we made at API (me and my colleagues Kim, Mark, and most of all our Creative Director Marc). I have so much newfound respect for claymation and hand-drawn animation artists now, as this took a full day for a minute-and-a-half video!
I was recently interviewed by the great website Wandering Educators for their series “Profiles in International Education.” It was a fun experience, and an honor for me and API :)