Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Movie Night (And Other) Thoughts

The upside to this weird weather are magnificient rainbows. Too bad I was in the car and thus couldn’t take a picture.

It’s been the third Saturday I’m in the car on my way to or from my friend Heidi and the radio is playing Bloodhound Gang’s “The Bad Touch”. I admit it’s starting to freak me out a little bit.

I think we only saw three commercials before the trailers and the movie. One was for cigarettes and another one for Bacardi/something. Weird

There will be a lot of bad comedies hitting the big screen in Germany later this year.

If you’re a movie producer and you don’t want me to see your movie, casting Jennifer Aniston or Til Schweiger is a sure way to achieve that goal.

There are actors who’ve aged well since their first bout of stardom in the 80s. Patrick Dempsey and Rob Lowe for instance. Kevin Bacon on the other hand… not so much.

To quote Ken Levine “I crazy, stupid, liked ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love'”. Interesting characters, great writing and entertaining plot

Ryan Gosling should take off his shirt more often.

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Today’s Leftovers, 11th Issue, 2011

Once again I’m trying to get back into the writing mood/mode *g* with compiling a Leftovers’ post. It’s a start. Kind of. I don’t know. Every once in a while I think “you have to write a post about *that*” but then I never do, because I’m too tired or too distracted or can’t focus on one thing long enough. But it’s getting better. I hope…

This will be a pretty short post, because I’m incredibly tired and am planning to go to bed soon. Before 10 pm on a Friday night. I feel like a loser, but I can’t help it. I didn’t sleep well last night and I had the next Tysabri IV this morning and those meds always make me groggy, so add the lack of sleep from last night and you get why I have troubles keeping my eyes open.

The thing that’s keeping me most busy at the moment is moving this blog to a self-hosted platform. It shouldn’t have been top priority on my to-do-list, but once I set my mind to it, I couldn’t help it. It’s still a work in progress, and this blog isn’t going to change much, but I will get a few nice things out of it. Decent ways to include photos and videos and all that. Just wait and see :-)

I’ve also been distracted by busy reading the “Wilderness” novel series, which I managed to read over the last few weeks. [A glowing review of this series was one of the un-written posts of the last few days]. I liked the characters and the writing and the time period in which the story takes place and I really enjoyed to accompany the Bonner family through these 30 years. I already miss them a little bit.

Over the summer I’ve also managed to catch up with “Switched at Birth” and really loved this show and I am so glad there will be more episodes later this year (or early next year). I also started watching “Suits” and have enjoyed it so far, even though I still am not a friend of Gabriel Macht’s slick hair in this role. It fits the character, but still… Ewww!

My friends and I have already managed to book our trip to the 2012 Icehockey Worldchampionship in Stockholm, Sweden. Yay! I’m so excited, because we used to have a great time at every worldchampionship we have been to over the last few years. And it’s in Stockholm, which is one of my favourite European cities, ever since I’ve been there as university exchange student (6 months) in 1997/1998. I’ve been back to Stockholm twice for a few days in 2003 and 2010 and I’m very much looking forward to this next trip in 8 months and 7 days. Yay!

I know there probably were some more things I wanted to write about, but right now my brain is much too tired to remember those things. I guess it will have to wait till the next post, which even might be the first post published on the “new” blog. Stay tuned…

Today’s Leftovers, 10th Issue, 2011

If there were a World Championship of Procrastination I’m sure I’d make it at least to the semi-finals every time. Seriously, I’m so so lazy at the moment and putting things off even though I know I should be doing them. For the last few weeks I decided to watch seven seasons of “Gilmore Girls” instead. I’m not even sure  if I subconsiously really want to avoid dealing with some stuff or if I’m just plain lazy. I really don’t like my tendency to procrastinate right now, but I have no real plan how to snap out of it.

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Work is slow at the moment which actually gives us enough time to finally sort the tons of stuff lying around and to file documents away in any kind of orderly way. The thing is, I hate that kind of adminstrative work and the internet is so easily available to distract me. I have only two more day left before I’m off work until Tuesday, 26th July. I really need that break away from work, I think, even though it is rather slow at the moment. I know that might sound weird, but it is what it is…

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Today’s Leftovers, 9th Issue, 2011

Two weeks ago I was so determined to start writing more. I obviously haven’t done that (yet) for various reasons. I will try to do better in July. Like I hope the second half of 2011 will treat me better health-wise, because the year pretty much sucked so far in that regard. I did try to write one special blog post about something that happened and which stayed on my mind for long time. But I gave up after three different attempts, because it wasn’t really my story to tell in the first place.

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Today’s Leftovers, 8th Issue, 2011

I was supposed to get my first Tysabri IV tomorrow, but I had to cancel due to my acute bronchitis. Maybe it’s for the best, Friday 13th might have been a stupid date to start a new treatment after all.

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The antibiotics and other meds my GP gave me for that stupid bronchitis seem to work very well though. The cough is mostly gone, so is the sore throat and even my vocal chords are almost working as well as before.

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Team Germany lost the quarter final match and is out of the World Championship. Too bad, but it was to be expected and they did play a great tournament after all. I was rooting for Team Canada tonight but, damn, the Russian kicked them out as well.

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Meme: Random Facts About Me

Meme snagged from slybrunette. For exactly the same reasons she snagged it from someone else before: “because I feel like I should post more than I do, yet have nothing of interest to say atm.”

Bold what applies to you.

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Today’s Leftovers, 7th Issue, 2011

My friend Heidi complained (*g*) wondered why I hadn’t posted something about my trip to Berlin yet. Honestly? Because my mind was too occupied with work stuff and health stuff and because I was lazy. I only yesterday transfered the photos from my camera to the hard drive of my computer. I’m not sure if I will ever post some photos, because by now I’ve learned to not say “I’ll write about that/post this later this week/month”, because I’ll never do that after all. I really did enjoy my short stay in  Berlin, I saw lots of the “important sites/buildings” and I think it would be boring to list all of them here. The Jewish Museum is worth mentioning though, because it’s great museum, an incredible building and taught me (or made me recall) a lot about Jewish history and culture. I thought I’d also link to a few of the shops I spend so much money in (the shop at the Jewish museum was one of them) but I can’t find the receipts at the moment, so I have to wait for my creditcard bill to find out the shop’s name again :-)

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My hockey team had an amazing 6:4 win last night! Yay! The game itself wasn’t all that amazing all the time, but who cares? They won and it was such an important win if they still want to keep up the last bit of hope of getting into the playoffs. So YAY for the Cologne Sharks!

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