Post-Honeymoon AMA (Within Reason) (Real Housewives of Cologne, Episode 7.5)

4 08 2020

Your Blogmeister’s German Desk

The only way we could have had a better honeymoon is if we were filthy rich, which we’re not.

To keep my tracks behind me well covered, I’m going to let some time pass before I write that much here about everywhere we went and how we went to those places.  However, from the Dracula joke I kicked here in my last post before leaving, you can probably figure that Transylvania was one of our stops.  Also, on my social feeds, back on July 19, that being the three-year anniversary of that day, I stated in that post that we were in Thessalonica, Greece on that day.  So now you know two of the places.  You’ll just have to wait awhile until I tell you the rest.  Just as a teaser, I’ll say that it involved a surprise along the way that even I had no idea existed, but turned out to be the highlight of a trip full of highlights.

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But now, fun time is over, real life kicks into high gear.

Today is going to be a day full of laundry, ironing, housework, backlogged domestic matters, responding to non-critical messages that backed up during the month.

As for the future beyond today, I already told you before departing that we’re thinking twins, because of the way her morning sickness was worse than usual and lasted longer than usual.  Now we have another piece of circumstantial evidence that started up in the later days of our honeymoon:  Her appetite and weight are starting to pick up sooner than it should.  Frau. goes in for the sonogram later this month, but I think I know what it’s going to tell us in terms of number.  The only open question is sex(es).

These next five months are either going to go by at a snail’s pace or at a cheetah’s pace, or maybe some of both.

Two big things we have to get done in that time:

(1)  Our apartment, hers before I proposed, but ours after I did, and legally ours after we were legally married, only has one bedroom.  As you might guess, we’re soon going to be in need of an extra bedroom, eventually two if they’re mixed sex fraternal twins.  Which means we’re going to have to go apartment hunting and move from our current one to it, provided we can find something, and that’s not exactly a given in major German cities.  It will also mean that I’ll be dealing with a Mietschuldenfreiheitsbescheinigung for the first time since moving to Germany.

(2)  Whether one or two, our anticipated bundle(s) of joy mean(s) that Frau. is going to want a larger more practical car than her little toot toot VW Golf.  Which means car shopping.

Those are the big things, in addition to all the smaller but just as important things.  And all that is on top of the fact that Frau. goes back to work on Monday, (her job got back to near full strength even before the honeymoon), and mine goes back to close to full strength starting Thursday.

All I’m saying is that you probably shouldn’t expect much in the way of posting from me either here or on the social feeds, for quite awhile.  Of course, when our bundle(s) of joy actually arrive(s), that will take up even more of our time, so expect “quite awhile” to be a very long time.

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Onward and upward:  You can use the comment section to ask me anything within reason, about the current news, or whatever.  During the honeymoon, I interacted with online pretty much at the bare necessary minimum, and only kept up on the really important news in a superficial sense of “read the headline speed read the body” only.  But that was enough for me to formulate what are probably some unique takes about what has transpired, and the stuff that was hot before we left.  Also, being away from the grind and the negativity gave me an opportunity to clear and reset my mind, and, with current events in mind, come to terms with some cold hard reality about several things.  They say that, sometimes, not thinking is the best kind of thinking.  What I have come to realize, I don’t think I can write openly, even here or on AR.

Have at it, peanut gallery.


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4 08 2020
Hard Right

WB. How’s the mask bullshit in Europe?

4 08 2020
countenance

From what I can glean about the United States, the continent in general nor any of the countries we went through seem to be as paranoid about it as the Good Ole. And the further east you go, the lesser the paranoia gets.

4 08 2020
Hard Right

I had to wear my first one on Sunday. Dollar General had a sign on the front door. I knew this shit was gonna happen when Wal-Mart started requiring them.

Strangely, Walgreen’s didn’t require one. There was no sign on the door and nobody said anything.

4 08 2020
Alex the Goon

Think about it, man. What does Walgreens sell? What will you need if you get sick? Follow the money.

At least the cunt behind the register didnt tell you the federal reserve is experiencing a coon shortage, so we’re going to just owe you your change.

4 08 2020
David In TN

I just scanned the Question Diversity comments at Disqus.

Re the “party platform” and conservatives, this was an obsession of Pat Buchanan’s. A them of his 1975 book was to “write the platform at the convention,’ with the inference the battle was won when this happened.

In his 1976-80 newspaper columns especially, Buchanan returned again and again to “conservatives write the party platform” as if this solved everything.

4 08 2020
countenance

I’ll repost here for those that avoid Disqus:

So now, we can add oblivious and clueless to cultish fanatics when thinking about the distinguishing characteristics of BLM. As oblivious and clueless as all the conservatives that obsessed over the RNC platforms in the ’70s through ’90s. Bob Dole told you how much a party platform’s was worth. Game theory suggests that the real elites should throw the platforms to the ideologues and fanatics to shut them up and make them think they actually accomplished something.

It’s how I responded to the article about the BLM founder demanding this that and the third from the DNC platform.

4 08 2020
Puggg

Did you get me Dracula as a souvenir like you promised?

4 08 2020
countenance

That was one of my many chores today, trying to find a shipper. I didn’t know this, but apparently, Dracula has a really bad reputation that vastly precedes him, in all four dimensions. That would explain why all the big name firms that do international logistics hung up on me. So until I can find a shipper, Frau. and I will have to keep him here. Which is going to be a problem from time to time, because we’re going to have to feed him, and vampires do have really finicky dietary habits.

4 08 2020
Hard Right

What Feminism does to Women Part #364

https://www.waynedupree.com/2020/08/alyssa-milano-tiktok-video-tds/

Banning TikTok might not be such a bad idea.

4 08 2020
Hard Right

Are women in the East still feminine?

Or, are they corn-fed like around here?

4 08 2020
countenance

Generally, yes, but don’t think it’s some sort of panacea.

4 08 2020
Hard Right

♫ California Girls, We’re Undeniable ♫

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/unhinged-woman-throws-coffee-two-men-not-wearing-masks-boyfriend-gets-ass-beat-bloody-video/

An unhinged lunatic approached two men, sitting outside in Manhattan Beach, California. The woman then lectured the men for not wearing masks. She didn’t like their responses so she threw hot coffee on them.

She didn’t expect the men to get up and beat her boyfriend bloody.

4 08 2020
David In TN

On September 26, 1960, age 10, I sat in front of the TV for the first Kennedy-Nixon debate. I was rooting for JFK. In those days working class white people voted Democratic.

Looking back it helped Kennedy some but didn’t move the needle that much. Nixon held his own in debates two and three. The fourth was dull, neither had anything else to say.

LBJ refused to debate Goldwater in 1964, had a 20-30 point lead throughout. Nixon declined to debate Humphrey in 1968, tried to sit on lead. Nixon way ahead of McGovern in 1972, no debate.

Going into 1976, public and especially media opinion demanded debates.Ford (seen as dumb) did better than expected in first. Then made a slip with Eastern Europe.

BTW the 1960 initial debate was rerun on PBS in 1976. Interesting watch when we knew more about Kennedy and Nixon than at the time.

I doubt anybody mentions it, but Biden is channeling the 1920 Warren G. Harding. Then it was a front porch campaign. Now, a basement campaign.

I saw a Biden TV ad. He all but called for “a return to normalcy.” Used the word “unite.”

5 08 2020
countenance

As luck would have it, this came out today:

https://mediamythalert.com/2020/08/05/nytimes-commentary-offers-up-that-hoary-1960-debate-myth/

Another popular myth of today is that Kennedy was far behind Nixon until the first debate, then the others. Then he did “so well” in the debates (“well” according to TV audiences) that it gave him momentum, which eked him over the top. The reality is that all throughout the campaign season between the leveling out of the convention bumps and the debates, Kennedy and Nixon were very close in the polls, Nixon led most of them but Kennedy led in a few.

6 08 2020
countenance

Anyone interested in things going on in this country? I’m sure the Berlin protest on Saturday made the news back there. That was the last weekend of our honeymoon, so obviously I wasn’t there. But I’m well networked enough to say for sure that this shindig was politically heterogeneous, and around half normie. As far as number, it has to be at least 500k, probably 800k. This 1.3m number is too high, while this 17k number the German media are floating is laughable.

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