I'd blog, but the abilty to form thoughts in English has left me and the German keyboard is complicating typing unnecessarily. Thus, I invite you to watch this little piece of German-ness (courtesy of youtube). We* watch this every year for New Year's (for no reason I can discern). It's Miss Sophie's 90th birthday, and because her 4 closest friends have passed away, her butler James has to impersonate them.
*everybody in Germany - as a matter of fact, if you said "Same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie? - Same procedure as every year, James." to somebody German, they'd know exactly what you're talking about (and think that you're cool).