52. Mad Money

mad moneyI hate talking about money, but I think Nina makes a good point. No matter how tight your budget is, it’s important to have a bit of wiggle room. Personally, even if I know I am going to being using a card all night, I always make sure to have $20 dollars on me just in case. You never know what might happen and $20 can get me home in a cab and a pint of ice cream (in case it’s been one of those nights… or days). In Germany, most places prefer you use cash so I tend to have more ‘mad money’ here. Another way I have ‘Mad Money’ is a Visa gift card hidden in my dresser. Shhh…  I have been saving for one day when I know I will need to go a little crazy and engage in a retail therapy. Frankly, I am thinking I will use it to buy #17 Cape (I really really want a cape, you have no idea). Your mad money stash can even grow, that’s the best part!

Page 6: Berlin East Side Gallery

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A few weeks ago (my how time flies!), I went to the East Side Gallery with a few of my friends. One friend filmed an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge there which pretty much destroyed all other challenges in my mind.  Hers was pretty darn cool! Plus I helped, which makes it infinity better in my humble opinion. #humblebrag

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Anyways, the history of the place is pretty cool. Painted by various artists in 1990, it showcases the modern art (which frankly isn’t my favorite, but I digress) and the feelings of the time. Back in 2005, most of it had been covered with graffiti and restoration was begun on the paintings. Noteably, several artists were not okay with the process and sued. It’s absolutely fascinating from copyright law perspective. Despite the graffiti and court cases, it was simply amazing to see!

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