Archive for November 2008

November 19, 2008

Ich habe erkannt, dass der Sinn des Schreibens darin besteht, banale Gedanken aufzublähen, schwache Argumente zu verschleiern und Klarheit zu verhindern.
(Calvin & Hobbes)


November 18, 2008

we are such stuff as dreams are made of

November 18, 2008

Wenn man keine Entscheidung trifft, behält man im Kopf immer dieses süße Gefühl, dass beide Alternativen möglich sind. Man muss sich vor dieser Verlockung hüten – letzlich verunmöglicht man sich durch das falsche, süße Nichtstun beides.


November 16, 2008

Der begehbare Kleiderschrank ist so gut wie fertig eingerichtet.
Kachelöfen stehen (Hey, wisst ihr wie nett ein beheizbares Haus im Winter ist? Manche Sachen lernt man erst schätzen, wenn sie kompliziert sind….).
Das Wichtigste: Das Kinderspielzimmer ist eingerichtet!

Die Wohnküche braucht leider immer noch (Löcher und Kabel statt Steckdosen, Wasser nicht angeschlossen….). Ist ein Problem. Denn bevor sie nicht fertig ist, kann ich keine Nahrungsmittel dort einlagern. Und in einer Woche (waaaaah, in 6 Tagen) hat Baby #2 Geburtstermin.
Und wenn ich vor meinem Krankenhausaufenthalt keine Lebensmittel in der Küche bunkern kann, werden Mann und Kind #1 entsetzlich verhungern in meiner Abwesenheit.

November 13, 2008

Here’s the list of things to do before you turn 30 (still got 7 years, so, well, I’ll sure make it) – bold the ones you’ve already done. Like Kalafudra and Deadra I’m crossing out the things I don’t plan to do.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa [I don’t think you’re allowed to do that anymore. Well, at least I saw it…]
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theatre
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on a television news program as an “expert” (oooooh, that would be lovely!!!)
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour (jeez, I have other fish to fry)
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone (mine?)
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet (I think they stink)
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. States
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat (too cute animals)
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions [I LOVE my school reunions.]
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

November 12, 2008

Ich hab keine Angst.


November 12, 2008

What was the first thing you thought when you looked at yourself in the mirror today?
„Looks like you had some very nice dream, darling“

Do you have a recurring nightmare? If so, explain.
Nope. I have a recurring dream about ruling the world, though 😉

List three foods you can’t stand:
I really like all kinds of food as long as it is prepared in some lovely way. No, wait, I can’t stand sweets which include coffee. And horse meat.

Cravings – a poem

November 9, 2008

Pleeeeease. Sushi.
But how? The nearest Sushi-dealer is about one hour away.
Jeez, suddenly I miss Vienna.

Spoilt kittens

November 8, 2008

My husband spoils the cat. Because my authority is always undermined by my husband’s siding with the cat this very charming animal is allowed practically everything. The cat walks on the kitchen’s cupboards (the stupid cat even walks on the stove and burns its paws!), sleeps on the piles of fresh laundry in  our closet, jumps on our laptop’s keyboard and whatever other mischief you can imagine. I constantly fight this evilness by p.e. closing doors for the cat to stay outside. Well, guess what A. does. Rrrright. He opens the door for the „poor meowing rabbit“ (=cat), claiming Angelo’s rights against my cruelty.

6 quirks of mine

November 8, 2008

This is another meme. 6 quirks of mine are what is asked for. Well, in case you really are interested, I’ll share. 

1) I love systems and lists. (Like having my books sorted by the author’s last name or having the black T-shirts in one row and the white ones in another) 

2) I lllllllove answering memes. 

3) I like to quote myself *grin*

4) I rarely ever answer the telephone, I prefer ignoring it and calling back to having some nice moment destroyed by answering the phone. 

5)  I’m addicted to the smell of stove-fitter special clay.

6) I write some kind of notebook/diary and I like re-reading my old ones.