Saturday, February 26, 2011

This time of the year again...

Germany is situated in a geographical place that allows us to have four seasons.
Spring, summer, fall and winter.
But in some regions of Germany, there is a 5th season.
It depends on the region, but here it is called carnival. (scroll down to Rhineland)
Even though it is neither a federal nor a religious holiday, it impacts the daily life.
For example our school canteen and coffee place has limited hours next week and on Friday it is even closed.
The laundromat will be closed two days as well.
During this time one should not wonder about anything.
Today, when I rode the bus to the laundromat, cookie monster asked the bus driver to turn down the heat because he and his monster friends were hot in their fur...
And the scent of booze on public transportation seems to be normal during those days as well.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Dear so and so

Dear So and So...

Dear week,

wow you went by fast.

seriously, I just blinked and it was Friday...

 Dear self,

you are NOT getting sick, you hear me? You are NOT getting sick!

having big plans (and some exams) coming up


Dear GdL (union of  the engineers),

if you ruin my birthday by going on strike again, there will be hell to pay.

just sayin'


Dear fellow student,

thank you for "making" me watch "Star Wars - Episode 1".
I actually really enjoy it!

In love with R2D2 ;)


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Friday, February 18, 2011

Dear so and so

Dear So and So...

Dear sun,

where are you?

missing you! still pale student


Dear weather,

what did you do with the sun??What happened??

seriously concerned instant student


Dear self (yep you are getting an earful today),

if they ever offer fish ragout again at the school  canteen, RUN as fast as you can!! DO NOT give it a try because it looks good...

begging you to stick to salad


Dear clothes,

please get in the bag and to the laundromat by yourself, will ya?

too tired to go out again


Dear exam,

that was not fair. Giving me a good feeling and then turning out so bad...

betrayed student


Dear lab report,

finish yourself, pretty please?

student who had enough


Dear bed,

see you soon!

tired (and a little sick) student

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

 In order to get more life into this blog, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and start to participate in:
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1. Any vacations you are looking forward to this summer?
Nope, nothing planned yet. I might spent some time at my Mom's house though.

2. What is your favorite article of summer clothing (shoes are included)?

3. What is your favorite summer drink (alcoholic or non)?
non-alcoholic is water I think (well and coffee in all variations of course :) )
And I do like me some cocktails, like Sex on the Beach. :)

4. Do you tan or burn?
Burn. Burn. Burn.

5. Any goals you are working toward this summer?
I have this pair of pants I would like to be able to wear...

6. What is your favorite summertime food?
Fruit, especially watermelon. And salad in all variations. :)

7. What song most says “summer” to you?
Bryan Adams- Summer of 69...Yeah, I know. Oh and Kid Rock "All Summer Long".

8. Any home improvement goals planned for this summer?
Yeah, finding a new place. Anything after this will be an improvement. :)

9. What is one thing you hate to see at the beach?Pervs lurking at other people. Trash, broken glass...

10. Did you ever go to a summer camp?
No, I did not, I went to friends houses, or relatives to stay there for a while but that was about it.

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my world was shaking

at least for a few seconds.
Yeah, that's right, we had an earthquake.
I was at the library at school with a fellow student.
I felt it but I did not say anything because I did not want to make a fool of myself.
I thought it just happened in my imagination.
But when I got home I read a news article about this.
This is my second earthquake and I think I can say I was lucky both times that it did not hit me hard.
I was in California when there was the earthquake in Oct '07 and from what we saw on TV, it did quite some damage in places closer to the epicenter.

Today was Valentine's Day or Single Awareness Day (edit: I just realized, it abbreviates to SAD, how fitting) like I prefer to say.
My facebook feed really annoyed me today, every store, radio station and what not I like on facebook wished a Happy Valentine's Day.
They should be more considerate of all those singles out there and make sure they don't hurt their feelings. ;)
Yesterday, while I was in town, not one, not two, but three guys approached me. But they all just wanted the same: My money. *haha*
 How pathetic is that, huh?
Well, don't worry, I am not as bitter as I sound right now. :)
Hope everybody has a great week!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

as you can see....

...a new design, yet again.
As usual, it is a free layout made by the awesome leelou .
I just love her designs.
One day, when I grew up I will make my own design.:)
I am so tired of the weather, I want spring and sun and frappuccino without the brain freeze it would give me in this weather.

Not much up here right now.
I am trying to enjoy the free time I have on my hands now.
It is such a strange feeling.
Friday, when I went to the laundromat I had this nagging feeling that I had forgotten something because I did not have a heavy textbook in my bag and it felt so light. :)
Just to clarify something: Those exams unfortunately were just  "normal" semester end exams and there are a few more coming up in March.
So I don't have that much time off, but I have a hard time enjoying what I have for some strange reason.
Maybe because my mind is still set on "work hard and do NOT stop".
We went out after the last exam on Wednesday and while I had some drinks and was up till 4:30 am, I did not manage to sleep past noon.
The two following nights I barely slept 6 hours. *ugh*
But it starts to get better.
And I have to start studying again really soon and still have to write a lab report. Good times...
Yesterday I went to town to do some shopping, stuff I needed to buy for a while now.
I got myself two calendars and saved 30 Euros on them. Nice.
I like to score a steal.
I know it is a tad late to be buying calendars but who cares. I missed  one  picture( January) and saved 30 Euros..

Well, this is just another random post and I apologize.
Hope everybody has a great week!

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Dear so and so

Dear So and So...

 Dear exams,

it's over, now get out off my head!

Done with you!


 Dear clock,

move to 3 pm already!

needing to vacuum


Dear apartment, 

sorry I neglected you for a while, but I was busy studying.

I will vacuum as soon as I am allowed to :)


Dear sun,

you were out all week.
Where are you, now that I am actually off and would have time to enjoy?

not happy, pale student


Dear Single Awareness Day,

you suck!!

lonely in Germany


Dear coffee!
I ♥♥♥♥ you!
Over the past weeks you saved me several times and kept me going.
I don't know what I would have done without you!
You will always have a special place in my heart.

All my love, forever yours, instant student (just add coffee ♥)


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