Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Would you believe I once knew all of the German province names and their capitols? Austrian, also. Nerd.
Whelp, I’m leaving the continent in about ten days. Going to Berlin to stay with Brenna for a little over a week (with a couple days bumming around in Prague). Should be awesome.
Anyway, I’m leaving Friday evening, March 5th, and will return Sunday night, March 14th.
If anyone has any suggestions for things to check out while I’m over there, let me know. Kurt has already given me the heads-up on a couple of good places to go get a drink and listen to music. The only other person I can think of who’s intimately familiar with the area would be Hana, who grew up in Prague. Otherwise, I’m probably the most familiar with Germany of people I see regularly these days, having been over on about a half-dozen different occasions over the years (though only once to Berlin, and that was back in, like, 1993). Anyway, Brenna will of course be on-hand for advice.
That last trip to Berlin, by the way, was a short exchange program between LBJ High (my school) and La Grange High here in Texas and the Kaiserin Augusta Schule in Köln. A bunch of us went over with our teacher, Frau Hastay, and travelled around the country for a week, went to school with the Kölners for a week, and then travelled around for another week.
Anyway, one afternoon in Berlin in a patio area at a bar, some of us were playing cards — hearts, probably — and someone accused Zane of cheating (hiding cards). Zane flipped out, jumped on the table, and started ripping his clothes off until he was down to his underwear, loudly proving his innocence. I stilll remember that pretty well. Good times.
Very well, then.
I'm Josh Knowles, a technology developer/consultant on a variety of mobile, social media, and gaming projects. I founded and lead Frescher-Southern, Ltd. I grew up in Austin, Texas and currently live in New York City.
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