Top Ten Reasons to Be Excited/Wary That Karneval is Coming to Town

| January 28, 2014 | Reply

TOP TEN REASONS TO BE EXCITED THAT KARNEVAL IS COMING TO TOWN

-You’ve been waiting all year to see if the woman who walked around town with a wig made of rigatoni last year is going to use a different pasta this year.

-Ten straight days of booze.

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-You get to buy really weird shit in town

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-People walk around in costume and hats every day, for 10 days, like it’s normal.

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-Eventually, so do you.

-So.much.candy.

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-You can’t wait for all the little dwarf doors in town to open up for par-tay time and the bank to turn into a disco.

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-Parades going down your street.

-Children playing ball hockey and men playing tennis in the street whether the street is closed or open to traffic.

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-TEN STRAIGHT DAYS OF BOOZE.

TOP FIVE REASONS TO BE WARY THAT KARNEVAL IS COMING

-Thanks to Facebook and blogging, “What happens at Karneval stays at Karneval” doesn’t apply.
-You’ll be doing a lot more sidewalk sweeping and cleaning up plastic shotglasses from your front yard.

-You’re not looking forward to coming home with a mysterious cut that a relatively sober person really should remember getting.

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-You still have vivid memories of nearly getting run over by a float on Rosenmontag.

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-The port-a-potty going up across the street.  Because gross.

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Category: In Germany A Broad blog, Karneval, Shits & Giggles, Top Tens, Travel

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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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