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The October Attitude of Gratitude.

So, with the new month rolling in, looking forward to your ideas of things you are grateful for.

For me today and lately, really:

- for winter coming

- for reminders from good friends, they know I am busy and put up with it, patiently

- for new buddies

- for security

- for lovely sunsets and sunrises here

- for helpful people and ambitious ones, too

- for change
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Old 02.10.2019, 16:55
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I received the bills for my recent hospital stay and operations. I'm grateful for the excellent care I received from all the health professionals and for having Swiss health insurance.
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Old 02.10.2019, 17:03
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Re: The October Attitude of Gratitude.

Thank you for Oktoberfest 2019 in Munich!
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Old 02.10.2019, 17:08
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Re: The October Attitude of Gratitude.

I am grateful that there are people who actually understand this rather strange festival. We sang at one (our worst performance ever with the biggest ovations??). I saw many grown ups doing strange things (bumm slapping in leather shorts). I mean...ok.
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Old 02.10.2019, 17:13
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I am grateful that there are people who actually understand this rather strange festival. We sang at one (our worst performance ever with the biggest ovations??). I saw many grown ups doing strange things (bumm slapping in leather shorts). I mean...ok.
I wasn’t one of them. I was traditionally eating a junk food, taking pi$$ inbetween, sipping on my last (probably the 6th) 1.0 liter of volume beer and talking nonsense!
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Old 02.10.2019, 17:15
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I wasn’t one of them. I was traditionally eating a junk food, taking pi$$ inbetween, sipping on my last (probably the 6th) 1.0 liter of volume beer and talking nonsense!
The question is - does October Fest improve one's German?

I should run a poll on this!
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Thankful for

- my upcoming wedding, a dream coming true I'd have never dared to hope
would happen to me again....ever!!
- Thankful, that some medical dramas within my family had a good outcome
- I am thankful for the life I am allowed to lead now! Cherishing
and appreciating every little thing I am allowed experience now.

I'll never forget what lies behind me.....thankfulness is something I experience daily, for small and big things
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The question is - does October Fest improve one's German?

I should run a poll on this!
Not sure. But I was already speaking Bavarian dialect after the 2nd pint and received enough attention from the locals for that matter
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Not sure. But I was already speaking Bavarian dialect after the 2nd pint and received enough attention from the locals for that matter
Of course its good for learning German names like Pilsner or Heiniken or Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier or Einbecker Ur-Bock
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Old 02.10.2019, 19:23
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Of course its good for learning German names like Pilsner or Heiniken or Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier or Einbecker Ur-Bock
Heineken? Who drinks Heineken? Apart from the fact that it is definitely not a german name nor beer
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Heineken? Who drinks Heineken? Apart from the fact that it is definitely not a german name nor beer

Oooops!
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I am grateful that there are people who actually understand this rather strange festival. We sang at one (our worst performance ever with the biggest ovations??). I saw many grown ups doing strange things (bumm slapping in leather shorts). I mean...ok.
Are you sure you were at the October fest?!
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Are you sure you were at the October fest?!
Pretty sure. Bavarian grown men in leather shorts slapping eachother's behinds.
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Of course its good for learning German names like Pilsner or Heiniken or Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier or Einbecker Ur-Bock
Pilsner is Czech. = Plzeň
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Pilsner is Czech. = Plzeň

Uh, oh... let me explain: Pilsen is indeed in Czech Republic (while it was arguable part of the German empire for most of the last Millenium...). Their beer was so crap in the mid 19th century that the locals protested by smashing some barrels in the street. As a reaction did the local breweries get some Bavarian specialists to teach them how to make proper German beer. The rest is history...


True story and not just a wind up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilsner
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The question is - does October Fest improve one's German?

I should run a poll on this!
I understand and speak German much better when drunk🥳
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Re: The October Attitude of Gratitude.

I am grateful that my wife's family reunification visa is coming through - finally.


Also for beautiful fall days - a pleasure to be outside.
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Re: The October Attitude of Gratitude.

I'll be showing gratitude later this month when I get a little normality back into my (our) life.

Husband's mother died in the middle of last week after her terminal condition deteriorated rapidly. Although he forgave her before she died for everything she did to us and others, this past week has been full of random outbursts about her difficult personality and behaviour (also about the fact that she never once apologised to him during her life). It just comes out of the blue and is a bit scary as he is normally a very calm person who laughs a lot.

Worst part is he has to go to London for the funeral on his own next week - it is the one thing we cannot do together as his family have not spoken to me since 1985 and we have dreaded it for years. Another headache is his brother and him can't be in the same room together (he's 50, still lives at home and is a blue eyed mummy's boy).

Hopefully the latter part of October will be happier, but my heart is heavy at the moment and I'm missing Scotland despite only having been there 2 weeks ago
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Heineken? Who drinks Heineken? Apart from the fact that it is definitely not a german name nor beer
well, arguably the name is German in origin.
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