About

I like strategy games, problem solving, medical technology, social and mobile technology, and entrepreneurship.  I can cook really well but hate doing it for one.  I read anything I can get my hands on, but have a special place in my heart for Anne Rice, Ayn Rand, Barbara Kingsolver, Robert Heinlein, Sylvia Plath, and Audrey Niffenegger.  I paint and write for fun, I analyze and synthesize for money.  I am addicted to Sugar Free Redbull.  I love love love living in Berlin, and this blog is about me getting out into the city that I always dreamed about immersing myself into, having an epic time and meeting amazing new people.

 

My Favorite Poem:  The Road Not Taken

Robert Frost (1874–1963).  Mountain Interval.  1920

Forest Mural on the Berlin WallTwo roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.


13 Comments on “About”

  1. February 6, 2012 at 4:56 am #

    Hey Sandy. Seems like you are having the time of your life in Berlin. Great blog. Keep posting.

    : )

    • SandyInBerlin
      February 7, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

      Thanks Nareen! I’m glad you like hearing about it. This city is so amazing, I really love it here!

  2. March 7, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    I think this is a real great post. Really Great.

  3. March 22, 2012 at 1:36 am #

    Hi, Sandy. Thanks for reading and following my blog! I hope the Geister are gone or they’ve been fully won over by your all around cool and hip personality! :)

    • SandyInBerlin
      March 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

      Thanks!!! The Geister still creak around adjacent rooms late at night, but we’ve made peace with each other. :)

      • March 26, 2012 at 7:16 am #

        I hope one of them is named Casper, him being friendly `n all … ;)

  4. March 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    HI Sandy, Beautiful blog, thanks for sharing :) I am an artist and just visited Berlin for a week. I realized upon leaving that I MUST move there. Any tips on how you made the move (work/visa etc) would be greatly appreciated! Take care.

    • SandyInBerlin
      March 31, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

      Thanks so much Charlotte! I agree, you must move to Berlin. It is so fantastic here. With regards to getting established, I am fortunate enough that I had a lot of help from the company I work for to make my residency happen, but my friends Cheryl (cherylhoward.com / @cherrysberries) and Adam (travelsofadam.com / @travelsofadam) both are just finishing up the whole process themselves, and I am sure they’d be happy to share their experiences if you ask. Cheers!

  5. March 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    Vielen Dank!! :)

  6. October 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    Hey Sandy, danke für Follow Back; bin schon auf Deiner Fährte via Twitter und Foursquare. Grosses Kompliment für Deinen tollen und sehr übersichtlichen Blog! Nidal

    • SandyInBerlin
      October 12, 2012 at 3:44 am #

      Thanks Nidal!

  7. October 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    Ahem. Yes . . . What he said ( Nidal).

  8. October 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    P.S. Love the “portrait.” Especially the little mandala in foreground.

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