This weekend was marvelous. I did everything on my “to-do” list, with the exception of finding a good planner. I’m still working on that one. But I did all my errands, explored my neighborhood a little, and bought myself a pot of red chrysanthemums.
I also treated myself to some nice pastries, coffee, cinnamon toast and lots of reading. I just finished my book, The White Tiger, today on the metro – it was really good. And it was great to finish reading it in about 3-4 days’ time…I feel so accomplished! It has been a long time since I’ve read a book in such a short amount of time. When I picked out this book at the library, I had just finished reading Gut Gegen Nordwind, a German novel (obviously), and I decided to treat myself to an English book. But I promised myself (and my boyfriend) that I would read a German book next.
On the way out of the house this morning, I found that someone had put out a book in their trash, and I saved it from its sad fate & put it in my bag. It’s a Krimiroman – a crime thriller. That’s not really my favorite genre, but I figured, why not – it was free! And if I don’t like it, I can leave it somewhere where another person might pick it up.
Does anyone have any recommendations for the next English book I should borrow from the library? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 🙂
Saturday night, I also had the opportunity to go out with a friend of Tobi’s and a few of her friends. There were four of us, all girls, and we had dinner at a sushi restaurant in the very trendy “Schanze” (short for Sternschanze, the real name of the neighborhood).
After our sushi, we went for a few drinks in the bar next door. The bar is called Katze and it was pretty cool. They sell their drink glasses, which have different designs of a golden cat on them. I was excited because we already have one at home, and now I know where it comes from!
Dinner was great because I had no problems understanding and following the conversation. It was a lot more difficult in the loud, crowded bar. I’m glad we started off the evening in a quieter place, because by the time we got to the bar, I already felt comfortable and included in the conversation.
It was so fun to go out, though, and hang out with some new people. I really enjoyed myself!