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Heading home

Last night was great. I went to a goth club recommended by nof, "Final Destination", where they were having a big Halloween celebration. Everyone was dressed as zombies and ghouls and witches, and cobwebs and corpses decorated the walls. I got a beer and sat at one of the tables in the back room where I mingled for a bit before the big pumpkin carving contest began. Everyone got a pumpkin and a really big sharp knife and when we got the signal we all started carving. It was funny to see all these people around me who had (from the looks of it) never carved a pumpkin before. I grew up carving pumpkins, so I knew how to do it, but other people were sawing through the middle and other strange things. I was having a fun time making a nice little pattern of diamonds on mine so I went over the time limit, but I didn't really care and had fun none the less. 

I talked to a whole bunch of people and danced to some really good music. Some people I spoke to embraced the silliness of Halloween, while others were definitely annoyed by it - it was interesting to hear everyone's opinions. I spoke to an eighteen year guy who had the most derision for it. "They all say, 'oh, it comes from America so it must be good', but it's stupid and it doesn't belong here," he told me, and I could see his point.

I stayed out until 2am and then took a cab home. The cab driver was the same guy as who had driven me to The Cave on the first night of my vacation, which was funny and we laughed when we recognized each other.

Woke up around 9:30 and had the awesome hotel breakfast -- cold cuts, cheese, hard rolls, fruit, cereal, yogurt. Then I set out walking and finally discovered the old city area, and it completely changed my opinion of this town. I had a great time browsing the shops, and did some early christmas shopping. Had cake and tea at Wiener's in the afternoon (unglaublich), and then for dinner went to Feuer & Flamme where I had a salad and flammkuchen. I had never had flammkuchen before, and it was really interesting. Kind of like a thin crust pizza but with sour cream and a sprinkling of onion and bacon instead of tomato sauce and cheese. Not bad, but I wish I had seen all the recommendations people wrote to me regarding restaurants here because I really would have preferred something more meat-cabbage-and-potato-y for my last dinner of the vacation.

Tomorrow I fly back to the States bright and early. The flight leaves at 10:20am, so I will aim to be there by 8. I'm not really looking forward to a long trans-atlantic flight, but I am looking forward to giving O a big kiss and relaxing in my own home. And a change of clothes would be nice. I've been wearing the same damn thing for two weeks and I can't stand it anymore!

My ankles hurt, and the arches of my feet feel a little messed up, like they're tight or something. I've done an unbelievable amount of walking in the past two weeks (over ten miles every single day, and much more than that on some days) and I hope I my toes/ankles/arches heal up quickly. 

I have had SO much fun on this vacation. Thanks to everyone who took the time to come out and meet me, it was so great to meet you all, and those of you I didn't get a chance to meet this time, we'll have to hang out next time I come through town!
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    Wore my new pants out to Neo tonight. Dancing and beer occurred. Now sleep.

  • fun

    Thank God I made it out to Neo. Had a great time; my soul is no longer heavy. It's late. Now I go to sleep. Zzzzzzzzz

  • midnight picture show

    I'm back to my old antics; had a great time out at Neo tonight dancing and talking to people. Tomorrow I'm going to make a big chicken pot pie…

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  • (no subject)

    Wore my new pants out to Neo tonight. Dancing and beer occurred. Now sleep.

  • fun

    Thank God I made it out to Neo. Had a great time; my soul is no longer heavy. It's late. Now I go to sleep. Zzzzzzzzz

  • midnight picture show

    I'm back to my old antics; had a great time out at Neo tonight dancing and talking to people. Tomorrow I'm going to make a big chicken pot pie…