Saturday, November 28, 2009

There is a killer on the loose...

...actually it is two of them and they escaped from the prison in Aachen on Thursday.
They both got life and now they are on the run.
Looks like they had help from the inside who opened them doors and provided them with guns and ammo.
They took several hostages, but they didn't kill anybody yet.
Do I have to point out that I don't like that?
Well....I really DON'T like that.
I am scared and pissed.
More pissed than scared I think.
I mean, they are obviously moving away from my town so chances are low that I will ever meet them.
But I am really mad at the guard that obviously helped them.
There are no details released on that yet but the guard was arrested.
I don't know if it was for money or because they threatened him but either way he made a wrong choice.
I hope that the guard will be held responsible as well for whatever they do while they are out there...

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

This week is over...

It was an exhausting week.
On Monday we had chemistry lab in the AM.
Everything went smooth there though.
On Thursday and Friday there was lab too, but it was not chemistry, it was something I am not sure how to translate, I think I can say analyzing materials.
We got some materials and had to run tests on them to find out what they are.
In fact they all were plastics but we had to figure out the exact type.
So we weighted and measured the stuff, tried to scratch it, break it, burn it....
It was quite interesting.
But this was only one of four experiments which we had to do in those 6 hours given. (3 on Thursday, 3 on Friday).
We also had to do microscopy and now I can officially say, I HATE microscopy.
We also had to draw what we saw and since I am impaired in the art department, I had a really hard time there.
Finally the supervisor had mercy and signed my poor drawings so we could move on.
On Thursday night I went out for a few drinks with friends since two of us were celebrating their birthday.
It was a great evening, this was the first time I went out for drinks since I moved there.
Remorse kicked in, when the alarm went off at stupid o'clock next morning since we had to be in the lab again at 8 am.
But somehow we made it through Friday.
I even stayed til the last lesson which was over at 6:30 pm.
But I think who can party also can study, so I didn't go home to go to bed.
Today I was up early again.
Saturday morning I take language classes.
I met two of my fellow language students at the train station where we waited for our train until we heard an announcement that the train would not come because the tracks were closed.
Somebody decided to end his life by jumping in front of a train.
I feel sorry for everybody who is so desperate that he thinks taking his life is the only way out, but there are many other ways to do so.
Jumping in front of a train does not help make people feel sorry for you...
Well, anyways, we had the choice to do a detour via Cologne which is the exactly opposite direction or take a bus which would leave us 45 minutes of the lesson to attend since the bus ride takes an hour. And option 3 which we picked: going home. :)

So I went home and went through my normal routine which means cleaning the place.
I then proceeded to the laundromat, which I usually do during the week but this week there was just no time.
So I went there and did two loads.
One was my normal clothes and one was my lab coat.
There is a story behind that coat.
In the beginning we were told that we would need to have two lab coats.
We could buy used one from the student body or order new ones through them.
So I went there and looked through a whole pile of lab coats.
Some were really hideous. I think I mentioned them before.
Well, I found one coat in my size without holes and without writing and drawing all over it.
It was just a bit stained and yellowish like white drapes would be after they hung for several years.
According to the student body the coats underwent some kind of cleaning, so I just used it right away.
I also ordered a new coat.
By now I never have worn the new coat for which I paid 20 Euros.
I like the other one much better, the new one looks weird.
My fellow students agree on that.
Well back to my current lab coat.
On Friday I wore short sleeves underneath and when I took it off after the lab session I saw that my whole arm was red.
So I decided to take the coat home and wash it.
And then the miracle happened.
It turned white again.
This was my excitement of the weekend. :)
Tomorrow I will sleep in.
All the alarms are banned from my bedroom, the shades will keep any light out and I will just sleep til my body tells me it is time to get up.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

bad blogger

I know, I know.
And there is no real excuse.
Time just goes by so fast.
Getting up early, getting home late, running errands, doing homework etc..
But I did clean my apartment after my last post and it took me over two hours which is a lot for such a rather small place. :)
I am fully recovered from the allergic reaction/swine flu/heaven knows what a 3rd doctor would have found.
But now I have a runny nose and a nasty cough.
What happened to my immune system??
The runny nose is especially annoying since we have a lot of lab work this week. Ever tried blowing your nose while wearing rubber gloves?
Sorry if this is TMI. :)
Beside this there is not much going on here, but this is already enough I think. :)
I would love to write more interesting, funny or witty posts, but I can't make up anything, right?
In town they are already setting up the Christmas market and I am so looking forward to going there!
I am not really in the mood for Christmas yet, even though I already indulge in Lebkuchen. :)
I have to confess, I got the first packet, when they came out in September.
But I think it will be fun to stroll over the Christmas market, Gluehwein and or Starbucks coffee in hand and look at all the pretty things that will be offered there.

One funny thing that happened at the library yesterday:
I had borrowed a book, which I already renewed once.
So yesterday I went to the library to ask if I can renew it again.
Sadly, the lady told me that they have a "only one renewal" policy and so I turned the halfread book in.
After this I went to the shelf where I found it last time and waited til the lady came and put it back there.
I then grabbed took the book and went and borrowed it again. :)
So I have it for another 4 weeks and then I can renew it again and hopefully will be able to finish it this time.

Hopefully I will be back with a more interesting post soon. :)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

opening my own pharmacie

By now I am almost able to do so.
I was really sick over the weekend.
At first it looked like the swine flu but then it turned out that it was "only" an allergic reaction, which gave me a fever of 103,1 F (39,5 C)
I have no clue where it came from, but it affected my leg and I was not able to walk properly until I finally got hold of a doctor on Sunday, who prescribed something that really helped.
On Saturday I already got me some stuff from the pharmacy.
On Monday, I went to my primary care provider who prescribed something else.
So now I have quite a nice collection here.
My apartment is a mess because I was not able to do anything during the weekend.
So now as I am better, and already went back to school today, I am off to clean now and then it is homework.
Just wanted to show that I am still here. :)

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Monday, November 2, 2009


My Sunday was not boring but I did not do anything exciting.
I did homework for English, math and chemistry, watched the Formula 1 race and stayed in my pjs all day long. :)
I only took them off to take a shower. :)
I also had normal food again today.
I have to admit, I already started yesterday with a snackthing and Halloween candy.
There were no trick or treaters here so I have to eat all the stuff myself. Boo. :D
Today I also had my first coffee after going without coffee for almost a week.
Boy, that was yummie!
It is Sunday night and all the crap stuff I ate yesterday and today stayed were it was supposed to stay, therefore I am happy to announce that I am cured. :)

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