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Live from the 83rd Academy Awards…

05:35 CET Yes! Again. But like I wrote several hours ago, it’s the only one of the nominated movies I have seen, so I’m biased. Happy for this movie and glad that the show is over, because it was kind of boring this year. I hope they get a comedian to host the show in 2012. Off to bed now.

05:30 CET Well deserved win Oscar for Colin Firth and a lovely speech. At least this was worth staying up for.

05:15 CET No suprise, I guess. But what happened to the 45 second limit for the thank yous? I guess the got additional 45 seconds as well.

05:05 CET Yay! Oscar for best director for “The King’s Speech”! I hope that’s a good sign for the best movie category. And what a wonderful speech. “Listen to your mother”. LOL. Nice story. And yes, now Annette Benning,

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Watching Movies…

I try to watch movies from the US or UK in the original English version and it works fine with DVDs. Most cinemas and TV networks in Germany only show the dubbed version of movies. If I haven’t seen the movie in English or if it was a German movie to start with, it’s marked with a [G] for German. The list is chronological, with the latest one on top.

Flypaper (iTunes)
Transformers – Dark of the Moon (Cinema)
The Tree of Life (Cinema) [G]
Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides (Cinema) [G]
Bend It Like Beckham (DVD)
Almanya (Cinema) [G]
Marie Brand und der Sündenfall (TV) [G]
A Knight’s Tale (DVD)
Die Trödelqueen (TV) [G]
Look Back, Don’t Stare (DVD)
Marie Brand und die Dame im Spiel (TV) [G]
The Jane Austen Book Club (DVD)
Same Same, But Different (DVD) [G]
Finding Nemo (TV) [G]
The King’s Speech (Cinema)
Soul Kitchen (DVD) [G]
The American President (DVD)
Last Night (Cinema) [G]
Inspector Lynley Mysteries – Know Thine Enemy (DVD)
Verlieren war nicht seins – Erinnerung an Robert Müller (DVD) [G]
Inspector Lynley Mysteries – Chinese Walls (DVD)
Marie Brand und die letzte Fahrt (TV) [G]
Inspector Lynley Mysteries – One Guilty Deed (DVD)
Inspector Lynley Mysteries – Natural Causes (DVD)
Inspector Lynley Mysteries – Word of God (DVD)
Inspector Lynley Mysteries – The Seed of Cunning (DVD)
Inspector Lynley Mysteries – In The Guise of Death (DVD)
Inspector Lynley Mysteries – Divine Proportions (DVD)
Inspector Lynley Mysteries – If Wishes Were Horses (DVD)

Movies/TV List of 2010

Movies/TV List of 2009

Movies/TV List of 2008

Movies and TV Series of 2010

Basically just for my own reference. The movies are listed chronologically, the TV series alphabetically. [G/E] indicates the movies/series language.


[G] Avatar 3D (Cinema)
[G] Friendship (Cinema)
[E] Sherlock Holmes (Cinema)
[E] My Best Friend’s Wedding (DVD)
[E] An Ideal Husband (DVD)
[G] New York, I Love You (Cinema)
[G] The Blind Side (Cinema)
[E] Inspector Lynley Mysteries 3.01 – In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner (DVD)
[G] Scheidung für Fortgeschrittene (TV)
[G] Remember Me (Cinema)
[G] Vincent will meer (Cinema)
[E] Inspector Lynley Mysteries 3.02 – A Traitor To Memory (DVD)
[G] Der Kommissar und das Meer – Schwarzer Engel (TV)
[G] Kiss & Kill (Cinema)
[E] Invictus (DVD)
[G] Goethe! (Cinema)
[G] Red (Cinema)
[E] Love Actually (DVD)
[E] Enchanted (DVD)
[E] It’s A Wonderful Life (DVD)
[G] Weihnachten im Morgenland (TV)
[E] Inspector Lynley Mysteries 3.03 – A Cry For Justice (DVD)

TV Series (episodes)
[E] Brothers & Sisters: 4.11 – 5.10
[E] Covert Affairs: 1.01. – 1.02
[E] Flash Forward: 1.11 – 1.12
[E] Grey’s Anatomy: 6.11 – 7.10
[E] Hawaii 5-0: 1.01 – 1.11
[E] How To Make It In America: 1.01 – 1.02
[E] Life Unexpected: 1.01 – 2.07
[E] LOST: 6.01 – 6.16
[E] North & South (mini-series, 4 parts)
[E] Parenthood: 1.01 – 2.10
[E] Raising The Bar: 2.03 – 2.11
[E] Sherlock: 1.01 – 1.03
[E] The Big Bang Therory: 1.01 – 4.10
[E] White Collar: 1.01 – 2.09

The Busiest Week In Recent Years

I can’t remember having had such a stressful week in the recent years as the last one has been. Some of the stress has been my own fault though, so I shouldn’t really complain. Or I’m not entitled to complain :-) I spend all of last weekend discussion the local budget with my local Greens. Two complete days (9 am –  pm5) working through all these numbers and discussing all of it, wears anyone out, I think. It wore me out at least and I wasn’t even in the mood for some TV or DVD afterwards, because I knew I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on anything.  I honestly don’t even remember now how I spend my weekend evenings last week.

I usually have a 4-days-work-week , but I had to be at the office all 5 days this week and they were busy days! I admit I just started working at 2 pm yesterday, but because of a meeting I had to stay until 8 pm, which is always fun on a Friday. Not! Monday late afternoon and evening were packed with political meetings I had to attend. On Tuesday I had to stay longer at work than planned, so it was a bit hectic afterwards, because I was meeting friends at the movie theatre. On Wednesday evening I went to see David Garrett in concert. Yesterday evening and most of today’s afternoon I spend with writing a summary of all the things we Greens discussed last weekend, because we still have to work out which additional proposals we want to come up with and to map out our position to this budget. My brain is so tired once again now so I’ll have to work on that for a bt tomorrow as well. Sometimes being the chairwoman of the Green on the town council sucks because of all this work, but it was my own choice to fill this position. And I get an allowance for it, so I shouldn’t complain too much. But it sometimes really is a lot of work.

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Day 2

The meds already seem to show some effect. The “pins and needles / sand in my shoes” feeling is a bit decreased already. Some of the side effects aren’t has noticable as they have been during recent IV treatment. My tastebud are working more or less as always (yay!), but the lack of sleep is already troubling me. Especially the well know shizophrenic situation, that my body actually is really tired, but my heart is beating awfully fast and my mind won’t get some rest either. I’ll be lying down in a few minutes and hopefully catch a few hours of sleep. I might be back in the middle of the night though. Maybe then I’ll start posting the post I wanted to start posting today, but then I was too lazy and distracted by watching MerDer recaps on youtube. It’s so comfortable to be able to do that with the netbook and wi-fi anywhere in my flat or my patio. I also did some grocery shopping and laundry as well though, so I wasn’t as unproductive as I could have been.

I just got back from the movies, where I’ve watched “Prince of Persia”. A movie that totally met my expectation. These were low to begin with, so I wasn’t disappointed and actually enjoyed it quite a lot. The action and fighting scences kept me awake and my tired brain (even if it can’t really slow down it still is tired) couldn’t have handled more than this simple story, simple dialogue, simple characters anyway. And Jake Gyllenhaal was delicious to look at. Perfect eye-candy for me. So yes, just what I had expected. Wouldn’t mind if he visited me in my dreams tonight ;-)

Movie & TV Series in 2009

For my own reference:  the list of movies and TV series in 2009. The movies are listed chronologically, the TV series  alphabetically. [G/E] indicates the movies/series language.

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Ramblings – Part 3

But now on to the happy stuff. I wrote most of this post yesterday, so this should be quick. All the frustrating things this week once again made me realize that I spent too much time dwelling on all the “bad” stuff and that I have a hard time to let it go and move on. I’m determined to try harder though and to pay more attention to the good and happy stuff. And thus I will follow Steffi’s example with a “happy moments diary”. I won’t post these moments on a daily basis, but rather compile a post at the end of a week. I did something similar a few years back, with “Good & Bad” lists, but now I want to focus on the good and I will definitely try and note at least one happy moment every day. Today that would be

The three very nice and helpful shop assistant/waitress/barista I met in various locations this afternoon.

There were actually a lot of happy moments during the last few days, even if the “Rambling – Part 2” post might have left a different impression. I was just too busy to write about all the events properly before now. And even this will just be a short compilation of the great moments I experienced since last week. Last Wednesday I saw the new StarTrek movie with some friends and I really enjoyed it. I wasn’t sure I would, because I don’t know much about the original series (even though I was diehard fan of StarTrek TNG in the 90ies) but I loved this movie. It was typical StarTrek stuff, but also extremly funny. And I got kind of sentimental to see the Enterprise and the bridge and was tempted to get hold of some TNG DVDs to watch some of it.

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