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Uli & Jenn
14 April 2012 @ 03:33 am

 
Wishing you a warm welcome to the journal of Jenn and Uli! As we live in a tech-savvy world, we thought it might be a cool idea to create an online scrapbook of all our adventures and invite you to come along for the journey!! This project is currently undergoing major construction, but we hope to be up and running in the coming week so please bear with us as we work on building the entries-- they might be posted a little out of order... For example, I (Jenn) just started working on a few entries from when we first met but am planning to post a few from our travel. We're working on filling in the gap! Thanks for your patience! And be sure to check out both perspectives of the same account! The plus side to that is that there are more pictures! All photos are contributed by me (Jenn) unless otherwise marked.

Also, feel free to send us messages. We love making new friends and international connections!

xoxo Jenn
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Uli & Jenn
14 April 2011 @ 11:11 am

Check out this video while we work on crafting all the entries for your viewing pleasure! There's a lot of stories we have to catch up on...

xoxo Jenn
 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Happy Together - The Turtles
 
 
Uli & Jenn
20 March 2011 @ 06:26 pm
Dear Baby,

here you are, in my room and playing your guitar so beautifully. I love it and I love you!
Thank you for being here! I am looking forward to spending spring with you.
Let us prepare a picknick, let`s read at the river, let`s enjoy the sun.

Cutiepie, you mean the world to me.
All my loving, yours truly, Honigbienchen.
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Current Mood: thankfulthankful
 
 
Uli & Jenn
11 December 2010 @ 05:51 pm
We were able to spend so much time together and now after 3 months we are back in our own countries and it is all sad. I miss you baby and believe in us. I love you so much.
 
 
Uli & Jenn
29 July 2010 @ 03:49 pm
Dear Baby,

in 18 days we will be together again! But I must admit that 18 days are too long. It seems endless tonight. I miss you so much and wish I could make time go faster for once. Skype is against us lately and without touch it is so hard. There is this cute post here that says we still have 49 days to go. Fortunately, there are now only two and a half weeks left. But still, I wanna stomp my foot on the ground and scream that I want my baby back now!
I can´t wait to create new memories with my love and to finally enjoy time together. I wanna go out with her, laugh, and travel, and spend all of our daily routines together. This distance is hard on us and creates misunderstandings. The communication is always limited. This is no fun. We have never been apart for that long. It is time now.

I love you, baby. So much. Du bist die Beste.
Yours truly, Uli.

xoxo
 
 
Current Mood: sadsad
 
 
 
Uli & Jenn
06 July 2010 @ 04:12 pm

Maribor, Slovenia

Recently, my better half introduced me to the idea of traveling to the lovely country of Slovenia. Upon visiting the country's main website and looking at the pictures, I instantly fell in love and have been dreaming of visiting ever since. While my country just celebrated its day of Independence and, in fashion of a patriot, I have been embracing all the crazy things that contribute to the greatness of the United States (I should add that the Fireworks this year were absolutely incredible from the roof of my friend's apartment overlooking my alma mater), I've also been thinking about getting away-- crossing the ocean, venturing to the old continent, having adventures that would rival even the most vivid of my childhood dreams (sans the dragons and mages).

What I've been observing of my surroundings is an unfortunate increase in rampant alcoholism, pharmaceutical abuse, a general suffocating blanket of apathy. It is tragically similar to the Nothing that threatens to reduce Fantasia to a void in Michael Ende's The Neverending Story. People continue to speak a lot, however there is a lack of substance in the bulk of their conversation. This era of technology has indeed succeeded in creating more levels of interconnectedness, however this doesn't mean that we are necessarily more profoundly connected. We should be seeking quality, not quantity! Anyway, the point of this little tangent was to call attention to my weariness with my present environment. Call me a nerd, but I would rather sit around reading and discussing Scientific American, Yoga Journal, or EnlightenNext than get crunk. This isn't to say that I don't like alcohol, because I quite enjoy a delicious German Brew or fine wine... but in moderation, and with class!

Honestly? I simply long to explore other countries and learn more about all the different cultures that are so uniquely fascinating! If we only live one life, I'm not going to waste it in the clutches of Suburbia! I want to wake up in the morning to this:


Bled, Slovenia. Overlooking the Alps.

After enjoying a 5-week drawing course to fulfill the last credits of my Undergrad career, I've learned some wonderful techniques and am looking forward to fine-tuning my technical skills and applying these out in the world for some real-time experience. I cannot tell you how thrilled I would be to set up an easel and canvas and fool around with charcoal all day. How breathtaking is this view? How majestic and utterly magnificent are the more secret parts of the world we live in! Show me all the latest graphics in video games, newest designs of skyscrapers, most technologically advanced cell phone or car-- none of that will ever compare to that feeling that surfaces when we are acquainted with old growth forests, quaint little villages, misty mountains, and ancient castles or cathedrals.


Trenta, Slovenia
 

Mankind is becoming so disgustingly divorced from nature-- it's obscene. We are not in touch with the elements, only (meakly) shielded from them. Our ancestors walked this land, their feet connecting with the ground beneath them. These days we feel cotton socks, rubber shoes, and sidewalk or road. Would we know how to survive in a small village like this? Or are we too domesticated, like birds in cages with clipped wings.

I would like to arrive somewhere else for a while. I am in dire need of a new perspective! Somehow, Slovenia speaks to me.

 
 
Current Location: MoCo, MD, USA
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Escape Artist - Zoe Keating
 
 
Uli & Jenn
28 June 2010 @ 12:05 am
49 Days Until We Are Reunited!!!!!

 
Hello Ladies and Gents, Jenn here! Just wanted to inform you lovely people that we booked my ticket today! I'll be taking the bus from DC to NYC and flying out from JFK to Frankfurt on the 16th of August! Will arrive a day later, on the morning of the 17th, and this will mark the beginning of 3 glorious months with my better half! Ahhh, I can't wait!

I'll miss Halloween in the states this year, as I won't fly back until November 11th, but that's okay! I've already informed a few friends in Germany (including the German TA from last year -- this was Uli's job at Hood the year before) and we plan on having our own little party. How splendid!

The next item of business is applying for a temporary Residence Permit. This is proving to be quite tricky so let us all cross our fingers (and press our thumbs) that things work out! 

Oh, and..... GOOOOOOOO DEUTSCHLAND! Here's to winning three games in the Weltmeisterschaft 2010! *raises imaginary glass of Franziskaner, PROST*

xoxo,
Jenn
 
 
Current Location: Mein Bett, USA
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Bring Night - Sia
 
 
Uli & Jenn
22 June 2010 @ 05:24 pm



My latest track. If you like what you hear, please consider purchasing the EP for $10. I'm a starvin' artist just trying to pay the bills (and get to Germany to be reunited with meine liebe).

Also, please take a few seconds out of your day (or night) to repost and help me to spread the word to your friends or whoever else might like my jams if you deem them worthy!
 
 
Uli & Jenn
15 June 2010 @ 07:18 pm
Greetings to our lovely friends! Jenn here! Just wanted to let you know that we have written a lot of entries from 2008 up to the present that probably won't show up on your Friends' Pages because they're backdated. It's taking us quite a while to type up accounts from all of the adventures that we've been on because of the sheer volume of them, but we promise to keep the process coming! In the meantime, feel free to visit our page directly and check out the tags for an ever-increasing catalog of entry subjects!

Have any of you been watching the 2010 Fifa World Cup (Die Weltmeisterschaft)? I watched my very first soccer game when Germany competed against Australia! Congratulations Deutschland on dominating the field! (If you're reading this, sorry Lisa!) Today, Meine Liebe surprised me by ordering a Papa John's Pizza to be delivered to my house just in time for lunch. Ah the wonders of the internet coupled with the thoughtfulness of my amazing schatz! We watched the match between Brazil and North Korea together on Skype-- what a game that was!

More (and regular) updates coming soon!

xoxo,
Jenn
 
 
Current Location: Maryland
Current Mood: fullfull
Current Music: Legions - Zoe Keating
 
 
Uli & Jenn
24 May 2010 @ 05:27 pm
This is Mr. Bear. He is the best bear in the world. White and fluffy. So incredibly cute. He is about one year old and is kind of our baby. Wherever I go, I take him with me cause he stays mainly with me. So Mr. Bear has already traveled a lot, being squeezed into my suitcase. He has also enjoyed several baths so far. He especially likes being washed in the washing machine to become so fresh and so clean clean. He is more than a stuffed animal, he is one symbol of the relationship between Jenn and me. I had several teddy bears in my childhood but never stuck with any of them. They were not special enough, I don't know why! I just never want to be without him.



**Mr. Bear was one of Uli's Valentine's Day 2008 gifts.
 
 
Current Location: Mainz, Germany