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January 2nd 2009
Published: January 2nd 2009
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So it is 2009!
It was a very eventful 2008 and a very, very busy holiday season. I am looking forward to some relaxation time in Mannheim this month but please check back for pictures from Prague.
We had a very nice New Year's eve that included cooking a six course meal at home, watching Dinner for One, and watching the fireworks by the Rhein river.
Every year since after the war, a television play called Dinner for One is shown at the same time, on the same channel. It is actually pretty funny and involves an old woman toasting all her friends on her 90th birthday. As she is the only one left, her butler has to act out all the parts and gets very drunk in the process!
Fireworks are also a New Years only tradition. Every year, they allow you to purchase fireworks between Christmas and New Years Eve. People are actually pretty good about only using them for that night.
It makes for a very noisy evening but it is a lot of fun to see.


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