i’ve decided to post a picture every friday to sum up my week. basically, i’m trying to figure out how to post more regularly so that i can stop getting emails saying i don’t.though, those are nice because it means at least two people are invested in my blog. i shall not disappoint you!
okay. technically, this picture is from last week but whatevs, i’m still super excited about it: I MET MISS DIRNDL 2013!
i had read in the paper about the miss dirndl contest, which i totally would have entered had i more confidence in my german/was a permanent hannover resident, so i knew it was a thing but i didn’t get that IT WAS A THING. i mean, it makes sense but it’s still not anything i would have thought of. anyway. so there we were, on the opening night of hannover’s oktoberfest when, amongst the crowd of dirndls and lederhosen, i spotted a sash and totally was all, “GUYS, IT’S MISS DIRNDL”. i was just happy to have a glimpse of this delightful surprise. aside from hanging out with two of my favourite people (S and my mum), it really made my night. later, S suggest we head into a beer tent so that we could truly experience oktoberfest. in the case, it was more like imagining the true oktoberfest experience, as it was a rainy day with a night run happening in the city and therefore very quiet. we grabbed a seat when in came a marching band! WITH MISS DIRNDL. i was determined to snap a picture with her. my opportunity came after a 50 cent trip to the washroom. i asked her, in german, if she minded if i could take a photo of her. she was very friendly and agreed. LOOK HOW HAPPY I AM!
(forgive the quality. it’s a picture of a picture taken by my mother in the back of a smoky beer tent at hannover’s oktoberfest)
TARA’S GERMAN WORD OF THE WEEK
(das) Sprichwort = a saying, an adage. eg/zB. Andere Länder, andere Sitten or Other countries, other customs.