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"Ekkert mál fyrir Jón Pál!"

Críostóir Brian Ó Súilleabháin
19 December
After spending 18 years growing up outside of Philadelphia, I went to the University of Pittsburgh where I studied German (DaF) and Linguistics (and minored in French). Somehow as an undergrad I got a job teaching other undergrads Swedish. It seemed to go surprisingly well. I then decided to move to Germany. I spent a year living in Kiel, Germany (north of Hamburg) studying Scandinavian Studies (Icelandic, Swedish and Danish) and teaching English, where I also fell in love with an Ossi named Antje. I currently live in Brooklyn and work as a proofreader at a translation firm. And I miss my girlfriend a lot.

I want to say that, under my interests, 'ddr' does NOT refer to "Dance Dance Revolution" but rather "Deutsche Demokratische Republik" or the country formerly known as "East Germany".
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