Those that have followed my blog for a while know that Photography is one of my hobbies. I’ve been into it since I was a teenager and although I haven’t had much time to dedicate to it as of late, I have a feeling that I will this summer.
You see that beautiful city up there in the picture? That’s where I’ll be living this summer. What city is that, you ask? Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt), Germany. You read it right. I’ll be in Europe this summer!! I hope to use this trip to get back into photography in addition to being an excuse to immerse myself in the culture of yet another locale.
I received word back on New Year’s Eve that I was awarded the internship even though my point-of-contact told me that they usually refrain from making selections until late January-early February. After jumping around my living room like a fool for the better part of 15 minutes, I immediately hit up some close family and friends to share the good news.
At this point, we’re still ironing out all the details, but I have officially accepted the internship and I’m back in the gym FULL SWING so I can attack Germany like a slab of ribs (That made sense while thinking it, but not so much now that it’s written lol).
Also, I’m in the process of putting together a going away cookout for myself since my fam won’t *side eye*, so if you’re local (and we’re cool like that) let me know that you want to come so I can get an idea of how much food I need to buy.
I went to Barnes and Noble the other day to glance at their section of German language books, and let me just say that I almost came down with a headache. I never guessed that there would be THAT many books dedicated to learning one language. Can anyone recommend a good (and reasonably priced) book or two that I should check out?
For those that were wondering, Der folgende Anschlag is the German translation of The Next Stop (according to Yahoo! Babel Fish, of course).
Random Thought of the Moment: “I hope to be on Jansen Status* while abroad. Lord knows I’ve had the urge to take 50 million pictures for a while now.”
The Song of the Moment: “99 Luftballoons” by Nena. (It’s the only German song I know. Sorry. lol)
*Jansen Status is defined as taking 50 million pictures at any given moment about almost anything. If you go to Dennis’s blog, you’ll see what I mean. Oh and this isn’t mean as a cheap shot or anything. The last thing I need is for Dennis to shoot one of his glares at me. lol
Congrats man! that’s great news. As far as learning the language I can hook you up with Rosetta stone for German. Just let me know, we can meet somewhere inbetween.
Thanks Dave. If I decide to get Rosetta Stone, I’ll holla at you.
Aww congrats B!!!! Yes please take lots and lots of pictures:-)
Thanks A! I’ll try to. I doubt I’ll be doing much else besides working and traveling while there.
Can’t wait to see all of the wonderful pics! I’m so excited for you! You really deserve this B 🙂
And I’m down for the cookout (even though I ain’t local… And as long as it’s on a Saturday… And as long as I’m guaranteed a shot glass when you return. Hmmmm… I got a lot of conditions don’t I?)
LOL. I’ll keep you posted Dr. Melly and YES. You do have a lot of conditions. I’m used to it by now, though. smh.
And you love it!
CONGRATS!!!! I’m really happy for you man, you deserve it!
Thanks Linsay! How was your recent trip to Europe?