Today, November 25, is my favorite day of the year, since it’s my birthday. Thank you, Kayla, for remembering me and posting that little note on your blog. We don’t celebrate birthdays in my German class at UND, so it seems like ages since I last heard zum Geburtstag viel Glück.
As for my thanksgiving and birthday, everything went just perfectly. I slept most of today and yesterday away, but, even so, it’s nice to be able to take a nice, long sleep in my own bed in my own house. I wish Brainerd would have gotten the snow that the Twin Cities got today, since it really looks dreary around here. Plus, a good couple of inches of snow would have made for a nice birthday gift; it seems like it’s been quite a few years since the last time any significant amount of snow was on the ground during my birthday. Oh well, maybe there will be some snow on the ground in Grand Forks when I head back there on Sunday. There’s going to be some sort of annual ceremony to light up the trees on campus and in the community on Monday, and I’m sure some snow falling from the sky would make for a very Christmas-like appearance.
Turning to something different, while I was at the library Tuesday evening, I took some pictures of interesting magazine covers. As Tuesday the 22nd was the 42nd anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, I took pictures of and looked through all of the current affairs magazines from 1963 that the library has in its massive collection.
Life magazine from December 6, 1963
The Saturday Evening Post from December 14, 1963
Der Spiegel from November 27, 1963
Der Spiegel from December 4, 1963
Another interesting magazine cover I found belongs to a Der Spiegel magazine from a few weeks ago. If only this magazine article had been published last year and Herr P were a subscriber to Der Spiegel rather than Focus, I think we could have had a lot of fun in last year’s AP German class.