Cologne 2015: City of Bites

I’m in Cologne again, in fact it’s just after midnight and I’m laying on the pullout couch of the corporate apartment. The couch is in bed form right now…just…I mean I didn’t want you to think that was laying on the couch even though it could be a bed. It’s a bed…a mostly comfortable bed, but a bed none the less.

Phew, off to a good start.

I’m fighting with sleep, even though I need to get up in about 5 hours to shower, go to the train, take the train to Frankfurt, go to the airport and fly to Kiev. For a business trip.

Yeah, I know. A business trip. I mean, who would have thought I’d ever be a businessmen let alone take a business trip to Kiev or Germany. I certainly did not. I mean, when I graduated with a degree in Musical Theater Performance I had no idea what I was going to do with my life and but I certainly didn’t think I’d end up a Client Manager at an e-commerce company.

But I do. A great e-commerce company. Actually, just a great company in general. They’ve given a me lots of opportunities to grow and learn and I’m really grateful for all they’ve done. When I started as a CS rep five years ago I honestly never thought I’d get to where I am today.

Honestly, the last five years have been crazy, marriage, job, travel, acting, talk of babies (don’t get excited, no one is pregnant…or are they?) It’s been nuts.  But kind of awesome. I really couldn’t have asked for a better last five years and I hope that the next five will be even better…or the same, I’m not picky. I mean as long as I have my health and Stax and our cats and a job and a beach house and several vacations a year and a statue of myself with a fountain that everyone throws pennies in…then I’m fine.

Also, the reason this post is called “City of Bites” is because, you guessed it, I eat a lot here. Like a lot a lot. German food is amazing food and should be served everywhere there is beer. If you haven’t eaten German food I urge you to drop what you’re doing right this minute and go out and find some and put it in your face. Seriously. GO. Why are you still reading this.


P.S. Is anyone else singing the sound track to Last Five Years now? I am…

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