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Thursday, February 17, 2011


0: The number of winter days I have spent not wearing the above outfit

Okay, I guess that is a slight exaggeration and sometimes I do pull out the skinnies or those black high-waisted jeans I’ve been wearing on a weekly basis since 2006, but I’d say 5 days out of 7 it’s a high-waisted mini skirt+leggings/tights+legwarmers+boots along with the signature horizontal striped item on the upper half of my body and always, always a cardigan. (Not pictured: my token american apparel circle scarf in either blue, yellow or brown). Basically, someone could be me for Halloween and it wouldn't be that hard.

2: The number of days since Christmas I have spent not wearing my Steve Madden boots

This is actually not an exaggeration. One day I wore my Asic Tigers and one day I wore my Polish black boots (seen above)…the rest of the days have belonged to my brown Steve Maddens.

5: number of minutes it took me to get ready for work yesterday morning

I have to leave my house every morning at 7:20 if I want to get to school on time. I pressed snooze a few too many times, woke up at 7:15 and somehow managed to get dressed, brush my teeth, do my hair/makeup and put in my contacts in 5 minutes flat. I'm still wondering how this happened.

2: The number of women I’ve witnessed publicly putting on deodorant within the last 24 hours

I’m not talking about the gym locker room; I’m talking about train stations and school hallways. Excuse me? Is this normal and I just didn’t realize it?!?

90: The percentage of my students whose English abilities surpass my German abilities

Seriously, America. Germany’s school system is kind of a force to be reckoned with. You might want to think about this. (Although I still stand behind my convictions against the Gymnasium/Hauptschule/Realschule separations...if you're not familiar with German education, ignore this statement.)

That's all!

22 comments:

magdalena viktoria said...

I'm completely with you on wearing the same outfit--but I've grown so so tired of layering, though I used to love it before. You look very cute though!

erin said...

that's probably around the amount of days since christmas that i've spent without my steve madden boots too!

but i live in socal where it's 75 degrees.... so boots everyday is a little unnecessary.

but they're just so cute!

Jan said...

Cute outfit. I can't believe you got ready in 5 minutes!!!

Megan said...

the states REALLY need to get on the bilingual bandwagon...it is just embarrassing.

Megan said...

ps

sometimes i wear an outfit...sleep in the shirts, then wear them again the next day.

not.kidding.

i win.

Sera said...

i totally relate to this post. i feel like i wear the same boots, jeans and sweater on an almost daily basis.

E. Charlotte said...

This was a fun post! I too hold a personal record of getting ready in the morning at 7 minutes. How in the world did I get all that done?! Ha ha :)

christie said...

lol i like the halloween statement - very cute.

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Brenna said...

I love your outfit!! You're always well dressed. Why do Germans speak such good English? Is there some sort of amazing drug that is given to Germans and not the French? What's the secret??

this free bird said...

I am fascinated by your experience over there. You are living a dream I've always had and I love reading about it. Now about this getting ready in 5 minutes thing? You need to bottle that sauce up and sell it.

xo,
C

Antoinette said...

5 minutes to get ready is impressive! I need some tips.
Love the outfit!
I first learnt about the German school system at teachers college and I think the Gymnasium/Hauptschule/Realschule thing is ridiculous. Am not a fan for the German school system for many reasons.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

@Antionette
You know, I never really had an opinion about it until I came here. Now, I work at both a Gymnasium and a Hauptschule and the difference between the 2 is so depressing; really discouraging to see. Plus the stigma about each school only supports false stereotypes about what "poor people" can and cannot accomplish. I am not a fan.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

*Antoinette

mj said...

I have a similar "look" problem. You start liking an outfit and it's hard to go back. I totally know that world. You look really cute in your outfit. And I'd like to know where you saw the ladies putting on deodorant.

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jackiek said...

i get ready for school in 10 minutes every morning and i still don't know how it happens!

ola appletea said...

so so cool :)

Krystal said...

you crack me up :) I don't think the deodorant thing is normal? I at least go in to the bathroom! And I only must do this if I realized I spaced and forgot to wear it!

Brissa said...

It's mornings like that I wish I had the power of Sabrina the Teenage Witch in the opening credits of her show. I also wish I could fly and own a Jetson "car."

Mighty Burns said...

wow I am really impressed! 5 min are you sper woman or what?!

Anait said...

I LIVE in leggings. I have one pair of lonely jeans that I don't even think fits anymore.

Can't wait for spring so I can wear skirts and dresses without tights!

Jessica Marie said...

at least they wear deodorant.