Congratulations! Chelsea, you are now eligible to add another person to your acquaintance list in Oldenburg!
This brings my “Freundeskreis” (I put this word in quotes, because, let’s be real) to a staggering number of like… four! Hooray!
In other big news, I am now angemeldet and have successfully had my first interaction with German Bürokratie. I was terrified all for naught! Pretty simple process. Head to the Einwohnermeldeamt, take a number, and wait (about five seconds) for my number to flash on the screen. Enter a room, talk to a nice Beamtin, and wait until she prints out the Anmeldebestätigung and then I was good to go!
After that was taken care of, I ate some nice rice curry type stuff at this place called Suppen Eck (and it really is just a corner), and that was wonderful and delicious.
I then set my sights on a Bankkonto, so I wandered around until I found the Sparkasse and proceeded to set up an appointment to open my account tomorrow. Hopefully, and seriously hopefully, I’ve got everything they require and I can open one smoothly.
Anyway, I’m feeling pretty successful. I also managed to buy a book that I’ve been wanting to have since I was in Salzburg earlier this year. I don’t know why, since I know nothing about it and have not read any summaries or anything, but I really wanted this book. So, now I have it. And I guess I’m about to read it here in a minute.
And the last tidbit of potentially interesting information is that tonight Oldenburg’s Stadtfest begins, and I’ll be hittin’ that up with some other teachers from my Gymnasium, I suppose! I’m excited, I like hanging out with them, and the city looked really exciting when I was walking around earlier. All kinds of booths and crazy things set up; I think it’ll be a nice time.
And morgen: Köln! Tschüss, kids.