Lidl Connect

Lidl Connect is a cell service offered by Lidl, the grocery store. It is similar to AldiTalk, but AldiTalk runs on the 02 network. Lidl Connect runs off the Vodafone network. I know and like Vodafone, so wanted to go with Lidl Connect. They are the same price at the time of this writing, but … Read more

$$ in Germany

Start with a TransferWise (called Wise now) account (allows you to move money from US to any IBAN account or your own German bank account). You can even pay anyone with an IBAN directly, so those first payments to your new landlord can be accomplished with this tool. They have the best rates I have … Read more

GYM ROUTINE: Upper, Lower Split

Warm – Up I recommend getting about 5 minutes of low to moderate intensity aerobic exercise on a treadmill, exercise bike, rower, jumping jacks, running, etc. before your workout really begins. Then, once the muscle are properly warmed up and primed for movement, it is important to do a little light dynamic stretching through a … Read more

GYM ROUTINE: Push, Pull, Legs

Warm – Up I recommend getting about 5 minutes of low to moderate intensity aerobic exercise on a treadmill, exercise bike, rower, jumping jacks, running, etc. before your workout really begins. Then, once the muscle are properly warmed up and primed for movement, it is important to do a little light dynamic stretching through a … Read more

Free Flights for new Airmen!

The Ben Jackson Foundation provides free flights home for our junior members after they have arrived at their first duty station. This is something I think we should be informing our students about prior to their departure from tech school.  Background: The Ben Jackson foundation was named in honor of a one of our fellow … Read more

Biscotti or Cantucci

What Americans call biscotti in Italy are known as cantucci or cantuccini if they are small. Biscotti is the generic term for cookies or biscuits in Italian, and it literally means twice (bis) cooked (cotti). The word “biscotti” is plural….you can have one biscotto or two biscotti! In Tuscany, cantucci are traditionally served at the end of a meal with a … Read more

WORKOUT: Up and Down the Mountain

The WorkoutYou’ll need a mat and a timer, and you might want a towel and some water. Set your timer to go off every 30 seconds. Perform as many good-form reps of each exercise for the prescribed interval as you can, then move immediately to the next exercise on the list. Work from the first … Read more