Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Me, at the Berlin Wall, Nov. 8, 1989

18 comments:

kerfuffler said...

Wow, you used to look just like Carol Burnett! %D

djinn said...

You silly, I'm the one on the side with the obviously borrowed silver coat and the strangely large glasses.

djinn said...

You can't see it in the photo, but that woman had the largest bottle of champagne I've ever seen actually open. I think the size is called a Jeroboam, or one of those other minor prophets.

djinn said...

Though I must say, "Carol," there, is wearing a truly magnificent coat.

kerfuffler said...

I was teasing-----Carol Burnett looks way too old to have been you back then! (peculiar sentence award!) My goodness, you looked like a college student.

djinn said...

I was teasing too. Obviously, I have to get over my deep seated fear of emoticons. : - >

djinn said...

Emoticon fail. : )

kerfuffler said...

And were they sharing the champagne all around? It looks like you had a cup.

djinn said...

Yes, Carol was. And yes, I had a cup. She came equipped both with gigantic bottle, gigantic helper (for bottle) and cups.

djinn said...

With such organization you could tell she was a real German.

Simone said...

still giggling over this banter (in german of course...)

kerfuffler said...

I wish I knew how to giggle in German!

My family only does a goofy, fake French laugh, a very nasal "whawn hawn hawn." (final 'n' silent but Very nasal, otherwise spelling rather approximate)

The Swiss, I am told, don't laugh.
(whawn...................)

djinn said...

My experience with the Swiss is similar. Instead, portly men wearing bowlers carry around tiny dogs in baskets. We get to laugh, instead.

Simone said...

holding straight face--hee-hee-hee (my German giggle - felt my Grandfathers cuff me on the back of the head...)

kerfuffler said...

Still no German giggling possible for me-----sounds more like yodeling. Must find suitable audio----Simone, can you upload giggle to u-tube? 8D

Simone said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S7xyMdS73M

Simone said...

I know..it's with an Austrian accent..but that's about it..

kerfuffler said...

Simone

you're a treasure! That really cracked me up. When I do a post on "(deleted for suspense)" I just may use that clip.

How creeeeeepy!