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|Monday, March 7th, 2011|
My bicycle's gear shift got completely stuck on my way to work today. Nothing I could repair myself, I'm afraid. And due to it being carnival the workshop will be closed for 3 days and I won't get the bicycle repaired before Thursday.
My boss needs some important data till tomorrow morning. Unfortunately, everyone who could give me that data is either ill or on a vacation. Arrgh!!!
I still managed to put together a surprising lot of information, though (following my office's motto: the impossible will get done immediately, miracles take slightly longer).
In spite of it being a lovely day, I feel terribly worn out today and my back aches somewhat mean (or would that be "meanly"? I never know when to add a "-ly" and when not to).
Well, as you can see it's not exactly my day. Still, there is always the well tested anti-Murphy therapy: going to bed early with a hot water bottle, a nice cup of tea and a good book. And maybe being joined by some chocolate that happens to be in the vicinity... ;) Current Mood: sleepy
|Sunday, March 6th, 2011|
|long time no see
geez, a long time passed since my last post here and much happened. My job improved (the salary, too =) ), I moved, my rats passed away, I have a somewhat crazy hamster now and a hellishly expensive but heavenly quiet appartment. I'm still hoping for Hugh Jackman or Peter Wingfield to get divorced ;) and in the evenings work as TechAdmin at 3 boards. In short: I have less time than ever *sigh*.
During the last 3 years I met almost all the DS9 and VOY crew as in my town there are regular 1 man/woman conventions with only about 50 people in the audience - always a rather intimate and very relaxed matter. I'm helping out as an interpretor if necessary and in turn get a chance to have a private chat with the celebrities. So, if you ever want to bribe Mr Picardo, be sure to bring a jar of medium-hot German mustard. And keep a few vegetarian recipes at hand for Mr Dorn and pretzel bread for Nana Visitor =). If you happen to come to Tuscany you might get a chance to meet Andrew Robinson and his incredibly nice wife, and if you meet Mr Auberjonois, make sure to buy one of his awesome drawings (the money goes to a hospital).
Currently, it looks as if in the near future I'll have even less time as this week I was approached by the Hero Rat project/APOPO http://www.herorat.org/who-we-are/frequently-asked-questions
who is looking for someone to translate their website into German. I'm honoured by their request and gladly accept. Land mines must be banned by all means. And the ones already layed out must get defused asap!
So, if you'd like to help, please adopt a hero rat http://www.herorat.org/get-involved/adopt-rat
or buy some hero rat stuff from their shop http://www.cafepress.com/herorat
Or use a link to either of their websites in your signature.
Also, if you're a native speaker of French or Spanish they might propably be interested in recruiting you, too, as a translator. It'd be fun to team up with friends for the good cause. =) Current Mood: tired
|Sunday, January 14th, 2007|
|pheeew, I'm lucky ;)
|You Are 23% American|
You're as American as Key Lime Tofu Pie
Otherwise known as un-American!
You belong in Cairo or Paris...
Get out fast - before you end up in Gitmo!
Those 23% must be due to the fact that I think Carter was the least bad president out of the 3 choices given. He had at least common sense, a talent somewhat rare among the politicians of this world Current Mood: amused
|Monday, December 4th, 2006|
|I'm scared :(
less than 2 hours till the dentist cuts me up again - session 2 of the implants. This time it shouldn't be that bad as he needn't drill holes into my bones but just cut the implants free to screw in the pillars and the provisorical crowns.
I wonder if he'll cut the 3 old crowns off today as well.
I'm pretty afraid of it all. Getting your gums cut open with a scalpel isn't nice anyway, but getting the old crowns removed - ouch! One of the teeth is extremely sensitive and I am 100% certain it'll hurt like crazy when the old crown is being cut apart and removed.
And god knows what the teeth look like under these crowns! After all, one tooth fowled away under the crown without my dentist noticing it (though I told him repeatedly something was wrong with that tooth! - that's why I changed dentists)
The only (micrometer-thin) silverline is that my new dentist is really cute. He resembles a guy I had a terribly crush on as a teenager.
Still, I prefer my present BF. The dentist is just eye-candy, but my BF is a 5 course dinner for the heart =)
I wish he'd be here to hold my hand (the BF, not the dentist!). As a substitute I'll take my terri-cloth friend Ice Bear with me. I simply need something to claw into when I get too much afraid and since Ice Bear is machine washable, I'll get the panic-sweat out again rather well.
Still, I'd be happy if my dentist would give me a full narcosis instead of the local anesthetic :s
Anyway, don't wonder if you don't see me online the next 2 days. I'll propably be in bed with a cold wet towel and a hot cup of tea. Current Mood: fishing for pity
|Thursday, October 26th, 2006|
|LOL, I'm a changeling!
|Your Inner European is Dutch!|
Open minded and tolerant.
You're up for just about anything.
|Wednesday, September 13th, 2006|
|sun of the sleepless
These first cold nights in fall are so wonderful. The sky is clear, you see the whole milky way like a narrow carpet in the zenith, Pegasus is coming up over the horizon now and soon Orion will be back. And just when you get tired of watching all these distant suns and decide to call it a night and turn in, the "melancholy star" rises and you can't help it, you get caught in its charm.
I don't know how often I have watched the moon - some tenthousand times, I should say - but still I can't get enough of this little satellite of ours.
Admitted, it's just a big lump of rock, with craters and scars, lots of dust (and some American and Russian waste ;) ). No atmosphere, no warm core, not even a light of its own. And yet it looks so beautiful, whether in bright daylight it hangs in the sky like a scrap of fine old lace, or in the velvety blueness of a warm summer night, when it rises huge and redish like a slice of cheddar cheese. (LOL yes. I'm a Wallace & Gromit fan.)
I don't know what's so fascinating about the Moon. Maybe it's because it looks different every day. It never gets boring. At any rate, I am a moon addict =)