Monday, January 30, 2017

Taking bio products too far

As German consumers become more discerning about chemicals in everyday health and beauty products, the popularity of organic, or in German, bio, products has increased. One can find bio products even at discounters like Aldi and Lidl. One bio product really had me raising my eyebrows though:

bio shower gel.

Hey, I'm down with organic body wash. (Heck, I don't even use regular, commercial body wash, because I prefer to avoid using detergents on my body; I prefer to use the uber-hippie soap of choice, Dr. Bronner's.)

This body wash, however, is one that is a bit over the top for me. It's honey and muesli nourishing honey shower gel. To me, it sounds more like something one would eat for breakfast, not use as a body wash!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

In which I fall off the face of the earth & into life

It's been quite some time since I've last written and it has nothing to do with lack of blog fodder.
I guess I could say that I've fallen off the face of the blogging earth and landed into real life.  I just haven't had the "oomph" to write anything lately. The late fall and winter is always the busiest time of the year for me because I study German four nights a week and often travel during the weekends. Around the holidays, there were plenty of visits to Christmas markets.

I even ended up on a German tv show. I kid you not. It was embarrassing but not as bad as it could've been; they cut out most of the segments of me fumbling around in German. However, can I just say that this is pretty much the highest level of integration, to end up on German tv and speak the language?