Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Happy New Year — 2010

January 1, 2010Devon 2 Comments »

I knew how to bring in 2010 right — asleep. Yes, I slept through New Years! Here is the story. After work I went to the bank, Target, grocery store, and then home. At home I watched some TV and ate dinner with a glass of sparkling wine around 8pm (it was a special day, […]

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Merry Christmas

December 27, 2009Devon 1 Comment »

The week before Christmas was miserable for me. Let me explain. I have now realized that almost 90% of your christmas spirit comes from decorations and friends/family — all things I did not have around me. Because I am newly on my own, I don’t have any Christmas decorations — in fact, the only thing […]

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November 27, 2009Devon No Comments »

My mom came up to Dallas around noon. She took me to a restaurant on a 27 floor that overlooked Downtown Dallas. It was a four-course meal with complimentary bottomless mimosas. Absolutely fantastic. After, we drove around Dallas and I showed her some of the residences I am working on at work. Then we went […]

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Halloween Candy

October 5, 2009Devon 2 Comments »

Well, it must be almost Halloween in this material world of ours. I was at Walmart the other day (yes, Devon went to Walmart, pick up your lower jaw) and found the aisle of Halloween candy. You read right, aisle of candy. You have to understand, it does not come through well in the photo, […]

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October 1, 2009Devon No Comments »

I have done some research on Halloween. I knew that it stemmed from a pagan holiday, but I did not know which one. My original intent was to find some poetry or old folk lore, but instead I found recipes and some interesting facts. “Halloween,” originally spelled “Hallowe’en,” is from the phrase “All Hallows’ Eve,” […]

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December 27, 2008Devon No Comments »

This Christmas was slightly strange. Everyone I talked to said that this Christmas doesn’t feel much like Christmas — may it be the temperature or what. For me, just getting back from Germany through off my holiday feelings. I left the cold, snow, Christmas markets, mass city decorations, and Gl&#252hwein behind. When I arrived in […]

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Thanksgiving & Bonn Christmas Market

November 27, 2008Devon No Comments »

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Being here in Germany on Thanksgiving is kind of hard. They do not celebrate it here and I really miss family. To help the “pain,” the program I am here with gives all the students a Thanksgiving party; with turkey and all. I think I said that AIB has students from Texas […]

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Boo! (That’s German for “Boo”)

November 2, 2008Devon No Comments »

For Halloween the studio decided to have our own party (because Germany does not celebrate Halloween) then go clubbing in Cologne. We all went over to Pam’s host parents house, which graciously agreed to host the party. We all contributed 3€ and Pam went to the store for hotdogs and snacks (it was BYOB). The […]

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UN, Castles, & Pumpkins

October 24, 2008Devon No Comments »

This week in school we have mainly been working on our studio projects. On wednesday we went to the UN Campus for a tour/visit. It was an interesting visit. I really did not know much about the UN. A little Bonn history: When Germany was split into Western and Eastern Germany (and Berlin was split […]

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