I have three key phrases in my German vocabulary:
Ein Kaffee, bitte (One coffee, please)
Wo ist die Toilette? (Where is the bathroom?)
Schau, die Farben meines Lebens (Look, the colors of my life)
The first two were invaluable when we visited Germany last winter. The third…not so much. But it did incite a few chuckles from my native German friends. I guess that’s what I get for relying on “Rush Hour German” to teach me the basics a week before my trip.
I look forward to the Super Bowl every year. Not because I have any interest in professional football, mind you. I couldn’t even tell you who played last night…and I actually “watched” the entire game.
Cute football players are a perk, of course. And the halftime show is always entertaining. But those things alone still aren’t enough to make me give up an entire evening to football. No, I look forward to the Super Bowl every year because it combines two of my favorite things in life: food and commercials.
Yes, I’m one of those obnoxious Super Bowl watchers who tries every appetizer on the table, talks through all of the exciting plays, and then hushes everyone when the first commercial comes on. I’ll admit it.