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Surviving Hurricane Irma

Surviving Hurricane Irma

12 Sep 2017 Karina S. Henkel

My husband is an idiot – but a nice one.

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Pen Pals

2 Oct 2010 janinamihr

Pen Pals In the last months I developed an idea, that I definetely will realize beginning the day we arrive in our new home country. Flo and I always get crazy about the cute greeting cards they have in the US, so we decided to buy every single one we like and...

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(Future-)Homesick

19 Sep 2010 janinamihr

(Future-)Homesick Will I feel the same way when I actually live in the US? Or will I look at pictures from Germany and be homesick for everything I had in my old live then? Right now I think about the US a lot.

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American Candy

27 Jun 2010 janinamihr

American Candy Today Flo and me went shopping for american candies to decorate our wedding venue with. We were kind of devastated afterwards, because we didn't find what we were looking for. So I thought it would be nice to even eat american afterwards and I ended up making some burgers! My...

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Nice to meet you!

28 Mar 2010 janinamihr

Nice to meet you! We paid our tattoo artist a short visit yesterday. He is american and had a canadian guy over for a couple of days. When the canadian guy first saw us he came over, introduced himself to both of us and told us that it was nice to meet us.

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Leaving on a jet plane...

19 Mar 2010 janinamihr

Leaving on a jet plane... Out last trip to the US was in October 2009 and took us to Florida for a week. I loved it there, but this was kind of a shopping and leisure trip. Now we are up for more! We will start our journey in San Francisco.

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Que sera, sera...

31 Jan 2010 janinamihr

Que sera, sera... I swore to her that I won't get one of those persons, especially because I am not moving abroad alone but together with my husband, whom I am not planning to talk in english to. But this talk again made me wonder about how big a problem the new language...

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Out-takes Episode 1

14 Jan 2010 janinamihr

Out-takes Episode 1 Even before we won this Greencard, I had to talk english on a regular basis. Last year I worked for a german girls magazine. My first interview for the mag was a phoner with Benji Madden from the band Good Charlotte.

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Mom, please send me a care package!

13 Dec 2009 janinamihr

Mom, please send me a care package! This week I worked at the finale of german casting show Popstars and saw Rihanna during rehearsal. When I went into the catering room to get myself a coffee I met one of Rihanna's advisors who was asking a waiter to heat up an instant meal for Rihanna.

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Happy to be jealous!

22 Nov 2009 janinamihr

Happy to be jealous! About six weeks ago one of my girlfriends called me and told me the exciting news: "We are going to fly to Florida in November!" She and her boyfriend actually chose Florida as their destination, because we only told them good things about our trip in October! Yes, the weather...

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Do you speak english?

7 Nov 2009 janinamihr

Do you speak english? My hubby and me went to the sneak preview at our local cinema this week. They showed "Law Abiding Citizen" with Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx and as they always do at sneak previews over here the movie was in english.

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