It was another busy weekend for me. Friday night, I went out to dinner and hung out with “Bubba”. It was great. We went for Norwegian food and – despite having norwegian heritage, it was an amusing experience. We had some kind of meatballs with gravy, potatoes and berries. And we had blueberry crepes for dessert. Bubba was happy because he got to eat some comfort food and speak Norwegian for a bit. Personally, I think he’s having a bit of culture shock (it’s normal) and looking for something from home. I was only to glad to accompany him – it was a super meal – even though I still don’t know exactly what it was that I ate. BTW – Bubba, when you read this, you need to give me the name so I can have the recipe – and make it for ya.
After that, we were going to see a movie, but truly there was nothing playing. Well, except for Berlinale films – which are the artsy fartsy things that you’re never truly sure what you’re watching. And a one line blerp “a drama of a girl who travels and blah blah” doesn’t truly tell you much. Let’s just say that the way Sundance is set up is so much better than here in Berlin – and the book for sundance has the movie and a page number to find the blerp. Berlinale doesn’t – so by the time we found the blerps about the movies playing, they’d already started. As a result, we wound up people watching from the upstairs windows of Dunkin Donuts. That’s always fun.
Saturday, Rids woke me up at 7AM and wanted to go for a walk. We went out and came back. I hung out there for a while playing on the computer, then headed to Berlin to meet up with Bubba again. I had promised that we’d go to the Egyptian and Ancient World museum in Berlin. Having seen the real thing in context when I was in Egypt, it wasn’t half so interesting to see the stolen Egyptian artifacts in the Berlin museum. I was able, however, to impart a bit of knowledge (Ok so Bubba, you were bored – admit it!) from what I knew of these things. Otherwise, the most interesting point – the bust of Neferitiri – I saw it for about a minute and a half (I wanted to get photos but didn’t) because there were tourists around it 5 deep. Yeah ok, well, At least I’ve been to Egypt – which is more than I can say for most of the people gawking at the bust behind glass and lasers.
What was interesting of the museum (Again, Poor Bubba – being subjected to my dawdling in there) was the ancient Greek and Medeterrian artifacts. There was a whole display on mythology – and of course, I had to take pictures of the statues. Thereby – I had two favorite photos:
From there, we headed over to the Democrats Abroad party – and met up with JTW and Jong for drinks, some hideous bluegrass music (it was all about coal mining and revolution) while people voted, and then went to dinner at a Turkish Restaurant.
Sunday was great. I wound up heading to JTW’s where several of us “GOT LOST” and watched the mobile episodes, first two season episodes and had plenty of munchies. Then, I headed out for my dinner plans – and had a steak and salad. Oh – I almost forgot to mention the wandering around the Hauptbahnhof in Berlin and the eating of yummy ice cream. (Humm.. nearly my entire blog revolved around food…. must be close to lunch time.)
Ok well, that’s that. I’m going back to bed… maybe this time, I can sleep!