It is Sunday in Germany. That means stores are closed. No shopping allowed. Church people here have bumper stickers that, roughly translated, say: "Without Sundays every day is a workday". Only: Every day *is* a workday! Maybe not for everybody all the time. But many people still work on Sundays so that the rest of us get to enjoy a few basic pleasures in life (like eating out, enjoying breakfast in a hotel etc.). But: no shopping in Germany on Sundays.
I did manage to get some work done today despite mortar and bricks stores being closed: I purchased and registered a new domain and pushed first content to it via ftp. That all went very smoothly despite nobody physically being around to process my request on his/her holy Sunday.
By the way: the new domain is in support of my book I'm writing in German. I decided to up the ante and increase pressure on myself by publishing the title in advance of publishing the book, to keep me on track with actually writing it. The site is actually a blog (in German, of course) and carries the book's title "Bockbier und Barock". It can appropriately be found at http://www.bockbier-barock.de/. Don't expect too much from the site yet, as I have only posted one article to it. You can sign up for email notification of upcoming events, however.