Nothing of Interest
I have nothing particularly interesting to report this month - still getting adjusted to the life in Germany, which shifts from exciting to daunting on a daily basis (although things are generally much easier and more normal as of late). The unbearable heat wave has ended - they don't put air conditioning in anything here because they aren't used to the heat, which makes it worse.

The new job is the smallest startup I've worked at so far (4 people) so there are a lot of moving parts and there's a lot of hard work ahead to grow the business. It's been most interesting to get to know locals on a closer level and see how folks grow up to see things differently which permeate through society and day to day life (home buying, the economy, social welfare, money, politics, etc.).

Also, we went to a screening of Harry Potter with a live orchestra playing the music, however we didn't think to check what language the movie was in, so our German skills got 1% better (Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens, if you were wondering 😂). You can tell they tried to get voice actors that mirrored the OG actors, but Alan Rickman's voice cannot be replaced. It's interesting to think about the translation process for something like Harry Potter, which is a world already made up of non-real things (for example, they translate the word pixie, but not all of the spells).

I finally caught up with 2006 and finished Freakanomics, which is rad of course, as well as Outliers and Tipping Point.

Hope all of you are doing well.

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