Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's snowing again?

Ok i've had it with snow and ice. It has been snowing here in Hamburg since 8 in the morning, this can't be, my trusty MSN weather for Hamburg said 4 C thats abot 36 degrees in the USA, Ok not so bad because i have my tri annual case of broncitis, and should not go out any way. But what do i spy on the internet this morgan, oh morning, my german is top notch, my favorit reggae singer is coming to Hamburg, Gentleman,  so i want to go get tickets, will i be able to drive. So you know they dont use salt here, its a mix doesnt do a whole lot , Our little road has been a ice road worthy of the show Ice truckers, its like being Bodie Miller in the slalom, pick the right rut or spin out. Katrin my lovely wife , when asked about why they dont salt the road, it's illegal, so i asked why cant i buy salt and spread it on or walk, you can buy it but you cant use it, no lie word for word. So honey i could buy a ton of road salt but not use it, this correct, moments like these i just think of the gas prices, discused in my last blog, get used to it James. So its stopped snowing, and I see a guy spreading some sand about. only on the footpaths , ok its a start wish me luck im off to the big citiy

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Notes from Hamburg

Ok here goes, got my first post out of the way. Now i can get better, everyday I pass the same German gas station , for example at 11:30 the price for a liter of petrol was 136, i worked out, another blog to come about that, and came home at 13:30, that's 1:30 for the other side of the world. Well the price of gas or petrol was now 131, that's weird, but no its that way all day long changing the price at any moment, not only that one station but everyone of them in the hole country. So now like a gambler checking the scores of his game i check my petrol prices, should i buy long or wait till tomorrow , may by it will bottom out, its very exciting for me, i know im useless but its what i got, cant watch basketball, but im sure there a Fussball game on. Sorry lost my self there, where was I oh gas, so when i first pointed this out to my wife Katrin, she had'nt noticed this, shes from here, this totally blew me away, asked why this goes on, she replied that's how it is, another total what, well that's just the way it is, whats the problem, where do i begin honey, mayby here we are getting ripped off. No the stations would'nt do that, ok honey lets go home and wait for Santa. When I asked some friends at a party about it they had the same answer, so for now i watch the dollar to the euro and the gas prices at the station, God i hope I get sattelite Tv soon, have a good day jptalkhouse, cheers