Archive for 2011


I’m currently back in America for winter break for about two weeks. It’s pretty surreal. But I’m not sure if it exactly feels like Christmas seeing as all the land is a dull brown rather than gloriously white. Hopefully some snow actually comes, but who knows. Maybe we’ll have to resort to throwing ice cubes […]

So, So Close

This beard made from cotton balls was more realistic than "Santa's" Just completed my last full week of school before heading back to America. Not going to lie, ridiculously excited for those two weeks of glory. It’ll be amazing to see my friends and family, and to top it off, my sister-in-law is due to […]

Gusties Galore

Rachel There was a major influx of Gusties into Berlin this week. By major I mean two, but for me that’s pretty huge. We’ll get to that shortly. Shopping. Some people love it. Some people hate it. I’m more the latter (unless it is for ties, but that’s neither here nor there). Since I rented […]

A German Thanksgiving or Two

Hagrid's coat is so warm Oddly, being in Europe for Thanksgiving, I was actually lucky enough to have two Thanksgiving meals (neither of which were actually on Thanksgiving, but you have to be understanding when the fourth Thursday in November isn’t a federal holiday in Deutschland). On Tuesday my scholarship association was throwing a Thanksgiving […]

Haulin’ It to Holland

With all the canals, Amsterdam better hope Global Warming is made up. Sadly, it's not.   I like to think I’m at least a fairly decent writer and have pretty good English (I’m hoping having worked at the GAC Writing Center gives me some credence to say this). With that said, I got OWNED this […]

Wonderfully Glorious Success

This week I got one of the best calls ever. It was about 11:30 at night and naturally being the grandpa my early morning classes have turned me into, I was in bed sleeping. In the deep recesses of my mind, I hear my phone go off. I answer it with nothing more than a […]


Halloween. Such a great holiday. Unfortunately, living in Deutschland it doesn’t get the attention it deserves like it does back home. As in, it didn’t get the usual attention from myself trying to come up with the perfect Halloween costume (whether it’s Dos Equis’ most interesting man in the world, Enrique Iglesias, or Kanye after […]

I Köln’t Believe I Bonn There

This week starts back at the World Health Summit for two more days of conferencing. There’s enough going on that the program is a 150 page behemoth (if a murder would’ve happened at the conference, my money would’ve been on Colonel Mustard in the forum with the Summit program). As amazing as some of the […]

Post-GAC Website Fame

In my four years at Gustavus, I somehow managed to not get Gustie of the Week, but look at me now world. Front page of the GAC website (so this is what being a Swedish ambassador feels like). This will definitely be making the résumé. With my time in the spotlight now done, I have […]

One Month Down

I’ve now been in Germany for over a month. That’s pretty crazy to say. In some sense it feels like the month flew by, but at the same time, I can’t actually remember being home (I guess that could just be my lackluster memory striking again). But yeah, classes are now getting into full swing, […]