Friday, November 14, 2003

I am lazy

I'm not sure if I used the title before, but I really am.
I didn't post in a whole week. The last post before this week's Friday Five was last week's Friday Five.
It's the weather. It's just way too cold, to be productive.

The Friday Five

1. Using one adjective, describe your current living space.
I love being home.
Comfortable.

2. Using two adjectives, describe your current employer.
Well this is my first real job after college.
Useful, Supportive.

3. Using three adjectives, describe your favorite hobby/pasttime.
I like to read a lot. And I read anything, from novels to study guides.
Relaxing, informative, inspiring.

4. Using four adjectives, describe your typical day.
Fast, tiresome, cold, good.

5. Using five adjectives, describe your ideal life.
Happy, fulfilling, enjoyable, rich (not only financially), and long.

Friday, November 07, 2003

Friday Five

1. What food do you like that most people hate?
Well, I am a ketchup freak, so I put it on my Mac&cheese and need it with my steak. But people don't really hate it.
In Germany you can get rolls with meat or cheese on it at every bakery and my favorite is the one with the ground meat...RAW! It's only beef but I could eat that all day long. Unfortunately in the US you can't eat it like that, although, I take a little bite when I make burgers.

2. What food do you hate that most people love?
That list is long.
I hate olive, mustard, celery, sauerkraut, dill and I think there is a lot more.

3. What famous person, whom many people may find attractive, is most unappealing to you?
Well it should be a male or else some might say I am only jealous.
That is tough. David Blaine. He is just plain creepy.

4. What famous person, whom many people may find unappealing, do you find
attractive?

Well, I really think that Sean Connery is very attractive or Roger Moore. They just seem so elegant. It's not that I have a thing for old guys either (although my husband is older....). Maybe it's the 007 thing?

5. What popular trend baffles you?
I don't get the whole 80's thing. That stuff is so ugly and that people actually want to go back to those clothes is really hard to understand.

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Go Schumi!!!!

Well, it seems that Schumacher will race a plane.
Michael Schumacher is set to try and beat a fighter jet plane in his Ferrari.

The race, which will take place on December 11, has been arranged by Italian defence minister Antonio Martino.

It will see the Formula 1 champion competing against a Eurofighter plane at the Grossetto air base in Tuscany.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Ever heard about soap?

Ok, I understand this boy lives in a small village in Romania, but that doesn't mean that he can't clean himself at all.

I am a Female!

Well, it seems that many people are trying to figure out, who they really are. So, I figured I try it too. And, of course, I was right all along.
I am a female. I am sure my husband will be glad to hear that.
Others really experienced an eye-opener.

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

What Halloween Figure are you??



svsvsvs
Hello, my happy friend. You have high spirits and
know how to have a good time. When your friends
go out, most likely they invite you almost all
the time. You most likely will enjoy your
Halloween. Good for you. Keep up the
experiment. You probably light people's dark
days with your smiles and laughter. Although
you're good, doesn't mean you're an angel. You
can tend to have a scary and/or other type of
side to you. As long as you have fun, do your
scares this Halloween. Have a safe and happy
one, Joyous Pumpkin.


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Whatever......

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Tuesday, October 28, 2003

100 Things about me

Well, I have read a lot of "100 things about me" lately, so I figured I'd give it a try. I will also put this up on the About Me page.

1. I am usually happy.
2. Some say I am in a bad mood in the morning, but mostly I am not.
3. I was born in East Germany and lived there until I was ten years old.
4. We left the "legal" way, but it took my parents about 5 years.
5. I lived in the US for over four years and I love it.
6. I want to be an American.
7. My husband is in the US Navy!
8. I have a really cool job.
9. This is my first job out of college.
10. I am an evil stepmom too.
11. Although I am not really that evil.
12. I was very sick when I was little. I had to go to hospital every week.
13. Catheters hurt very bad.
14. Now I am very healthy.
15. I love my family.
16. I though I would be better at writing this, but I seem to be very boring.
17. I am going to be a homeowner soon.
18. I wanted to become a doctor when I started College. I even was in the pre-med program as a Chemistry major.
19. But then I didn't like Chemistry anymore, so I switched to International Business.
20. But now I am not even doing anything with that either.
21. I was also an IT minor.
22. I would like to become a certified translator and work from home.
23. But I don't really know how to exactly do that, because there seem to be lot of Associations out there.
24. One day we will move to Germany!
25. I can't wait.
26. But that is more because of my family and friends. I like living in the US too.
27. I can't believe I still have 73 to go!
28. I can't believe the Yankees lost the World Series either.
29. I was a bad teenager.
30. I did a lot of stupid things, but I don't regret anything about it.
31. I like to travel.
32. I have been to 14 countries and 4 continents.
33. Since we got married we have not been on a real vacation.
34. We either go to Germany or to Florida. Visiting family.
35. We will be in Florida for Thanksgiving.
36. I do all the finances at home.
37. I love it. I love paying bills too.
38. I thought about becoming a CPA for a while.
39. But then I thought, that this would not be too much fun.
40. I could work by myself all day if I had to.
41. I don't like dealing with people.
42. I hate giving presentations.
43. I don't ever want to do that again.
44. But I am not really shy.
45. Sometimes get in trouble for saying what I feel.
46. When I get pissed off I usually mumble something in German but sometimes I just say what I feel in English.
47. So far, I did not get hurt.
48. I think I am a cool wife.
49. I love to watch Sports on TV.
50. I like to go to bars with my husband.
51. I like to play pool, but I suck at it.
52. We are going to get a pool table when we move into the new house!
53. I can cook too.
54. I baked an apple cake this weekend.
55. Mostly my husbands cooks though, because he usually comes home before I do.
56. I hate wearing makeup. It just feels like dirt on my face.
57. When we go out I put some on.
58. I don't like doing my hair either.
59. But I don't look like a guy.
60. I used to have very long, blond hair.
61. Then I cut it short. Very short.
62. Now I am letting it grow again.
63. This list is very boring.
64. I always walk very fast.
65. I can't help it. It just happens.
66. I used to run track.
67. I hate it when people take up all of the sidewalk and walk way too slow. Go to the park!
68. I also can't stand people that don't have any concern for others.
69. There are a lot of things I don't like about people.
70. I get upset about stupid teenagers getting pregnant or becoming criminals.
71. My step kids are all teenagers. They are horrible!
72. Well, not all and not always, but it seems like this.
73. We count the years until they are 18.
74. But we still love them. They just make it very hard.
75. Some laws and school regulations piss me off.
76. My stepson has Septo-Optic Dysplasia, (S.O.D.). He is blind and is mentally retarded.
77. He is the coolest kid in the world.
78. He is trying harder than any of the "normal" kids. So, who is the retard?
79. I hate when people use that word to call each other names.
80. I am almost done with this.
81. I love to eat.
82. Cheese is my favorite.
83. I hate olives.....
84. I hate anything fat-free. I need real food.
85. I also like to drink, but not getting drunk.
86. I usually have beer (or two) when I get home. Or wine.
87. I smoke too.
88. But I am pretty healthy.
89. I don't ever get sick (knock on wood) anymore.
90. I don't think I sound very attractive but think I am.
91. I am tiny person. Petite.
92. But I am still fairly young.
93. I have a tattoo that I got in New York.
94. I also have a couple of piercings, but nothing really exciting.
95. When I was 15 I pierced my own belly button. Three times, because it never looked right.
96. Now everybody has them.
97. By the time I was 17 I was done doing drugs.
98. I had a really bad experience and then I quit everything.
99. I am happy I did.
100. I am so glad I am done with this, although it is just starting to get interesting...

Completely unmotivated

That would be me.
I have no energy whatsoever.
It is this weather. So cold and yesterday it was rainy and gray all day. Horrible.
I have tons of things that I would like to post but I just don't want to get up and actually write it all down.
Coffee doesn't help and I did get enough sleep last night.
I hate Fall and inter. I am a Summer person.

BOOH!!!

Just read this on Ananova. It seems that Russia didn't quite get the hang of democracy yet.

Monday, October 20, 2003

Brain Drain

Gerade im Spiegel gelesen:
Mehr Dumme im Osten (und Ostfriesland).....
Halte dieser "brain drain" an, so der aus Hamburg stammende Forscher, bestehe die Gefahr, dass künftig einige Kommunen Brandenburgs hauptsächlich von "arbeitslosen Stadtdeppen ohne Chance auf Paarbeziehungen" bevölkert würden.

Hmmm......

Friday, October 17, 2003

Another boring house update...

Well, you'll be hearing a lot of those in the next few months, years....whatever.
I just talked to my husband and....they dug the hole!!!!! Probably some time next week they will get the foundation all set.
Cool, huh?

Well, that's it for me.
Enjoy your weekend.

Meyers Briggs Personality Test

That's me!

Introverted (I) 51.28% Extroverted (E) 48.72%
Sensing (S) 64.71% Intuitive (N) 35.29%
Thinking (T) 61.11% Feeling (F) 38.89%
Judging (J) 67.65% Perceiving (P) 32.35%

ISTJ - "Trustee". Decisiveness in practical affairs. Guardian of time- honored institutions. Dependable. 11.6% of total population.
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Friday Five

1. Name five things in your refrigerator.
I have milk (2%), eggs, cheese (Gouda), heavy cream, and yogurt. Of course there is lots more, but that is the most important stuff. I love dairy products.

2. Name five things in your freezer.
Let's see. It's kind of empty right now. There are fries in there, chicken, chicken wings, probably some steaks....Oh, and a bottle of "Bismarck", which is a German clear Schnaps, or whatever. My husband drinks that stuff, but not me! Again, I am sure that I have some frozen vegetables in there too.

3. Name five things under your kitchen sink.
a, I live in a handicapped-accessible house (we call it the Clown-House), so below the sink is NOTHING. Well, I put a shelf there, but nothing is on it.
Does a rug count?

4. Name five things around your computer.
At home, there are two printers, a clock, some bills, and probably some floppies. At work, I have two pictures, some paper work, my coffee cup, and a telephone.

5. Name five things in your medicine cabinet.
Ok, there we have all kinds of pain killers, band-aids, nail clippers, my hand lotion, and some deodorant.

Thursday, October 16, 2003

What's up with DC hotels?

OK, I just read this story on the local TV station's website about a Diesel fuel spill in the basement of a DC hotel. One really scary part about this is in the following explanation of why this happened:
Etter said workers thought they were pumping the fuel into a generator, but the generator had been removed.

Don't you check beforehand if the generator is still there?

Ok, on to the story from yesterday where a water main break caused the flooding of another DC hotel's garage.

It seems to me that it is not save anymore to go in the lower levels of some DC hotels.

Die Beste Band der Welt

Nettes Interview mit den Aerzten im Spiegel.
Interessantes ueber die neue Platte Geraeusche. Ich wusste noch nichtmal, dass es eine neue gibt, aber das leigt bestimmt auch daran, dass ich nicht in Deutschland wohne.

What the....

Ok, a couple of days ago or so I posted this, concerning Virginia's discussion whether to close one of the Schools for the Deaf and Blind. I argued against it and gave my arguments in the post.
Now I read this and am thinking to myself, what the hell is going on.
So let's close the School for the Deaf and Blind, because we don't have money for them. Who gives a shit about handicapped people? And then, because all of those poor kids have to go back to their base schools, that can't to shit for them, we decide to close the Special Education Centers.
I wish everyone of those "consulting people" that even think about a suggestion like this need to get another job and a lot more, but I'm not going to mention that here or else I might get arrested for threatening someone....

Star Wars

I just found this article via the Drudge Report.
Now this is very interesting.

Space may become a war zone in the not-too-distant future, a senior US military officer said today, hours after China became only the third country after the US and the former Soviet Union to put a man in space.

There might be some truth to that.
But when I read this:

"They can see that one of the ways that they can certainly diminish our capabilities will be to attack the space systems," said Anderson, who was formerly with US Space Command.

I'd hate to think that this would really happen.....
But maybe I am just naive?

Freak

Just read that on Ananova.
Well, I kind of like Prince, or whatever he calls himself now, but why in the world go door-to-door? I hate those people.
Why do people go crazy like that, like so many other celebrities? Or is that other people go crazy like that too, but we just don't hear about it? Probably.

One less thing....

...to worry about!
Today I mailed off the last payment for something I really wanted 6 months ago. I never thought I would be able to have it, but now I do and my plan worked. It's all mine now (well, and my husband's as well)!
Hmmm...what could it be?

And the Curse continues......

Poor Cubs. I really wanted them to win.
Man, I don't want to be "The Fan" right now. He must feel horrible.
I fell asleep so I didn't watch the end of the game but I guess I didn't really miss anything.
I didn't even watch the end of Game 6 because our power went out.
It just would've been so cool if they made it, but I guess we'll have to wait until next year.

UPDATE: I just read this really interesting article in the Washington Post about curses in Sports. It's really worth taking the time to read it.

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

New Book

Ok, I finished my last book and am now reading Exterminate All the Brutes by Sven Lindqvist.
I read this book when I went to College and thought it would be interesting to read it again without having to write papers about it.
I am huge fan of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and am looking forward to Lindqvist's view and exploration into European colonialism.

Monday, October 13, 2003

House Update

OK, everything is picked out. Kitchen, bathrooms, everything. The only thing left to do is the wiring. On Sunday we'll sit down and decide where everything goes, like the plugs and lighting, etc. How exciting!
I never thought about all the time this will take up, but it's ok, because it's fun. And after all of that it'll slow down I think. Then we get to start being impatient and driving to the site every day to see how much progress is being made.....

WHY???

do I have to work and everybody else gets to sleep in today?
Who thought that this would be fun?
I am so tired......

Friday, October 10, 2003

Off for the weekend!!!!

Well, I'll guess I'll go home pretty soon.
Nothing to write about.
I hope everybody that reads this (hahahaha) has a nice weekend. Some of you a**holes gets to stay home on Monday, but not me.
I will go and pick out all the carpet and the kitchen and everything else for my new house tomorrow!!!!!
See Ya!

What a perfect match!

Dutton To Play Moose In Sniper Movie

Just go look at those pictures.

The breed of my dog?

Ok, something really weird happened to me yesterday.
I was looking around online to try and get an idea of how much my homeowner's insurance is going to be. So I went to Allstate's site and did the price quote. It has about six steps and the first page is just some general information. They want to know your name, where you live, if you have been an Allstate customer before, and easy things like this. No questions about the house yet. So then I come to the bottom of the page and what questions is there?
What breed is you dog? Please select.!!!!!
First I thought I went to the wrong website, but it was Allsate. Probably some webmaster dude thought it'd be funny to put that in there.
I don't even have a dog.

UPDATE:
Here is the proof

Friday Five

1. Do you watch sports? If so, which ones?
Well, right now it has got to be Baseball, but I am one of those that only watches Baseball in October...
Other than that, I like to watch Soccer, but only international one or German soccer, which I don't get to do very often. The, last but not least, I try to watch Formula One racing, but mostly it is so early on the weekends that I miss it.

2. What/who are your favorite sports teams and/or favorite athletes?
Well, I like many teams, but I am a real St. Pauli fan!!!! That's a soccer team in Hamburg, Germany. When I still lived there I went to every game. Six years straight. I still have all my season passes. I love them, and I know they'll be back!

3. Are there any sports you hate?
I hate to say it, but I can't watch women play soccer. It just doesn't look right. I know, I am a woman myself and I even played soccer in High School, but that just looks stupid. Sorry.

4. Have you ever been to a sports event?
Well, of course soccer games. But I don't think I have ever been to any other event. Oh yes, I went to the Le Mans race in DC last year. It was fun.

5. Do/did you play any sports (in school or other)? How long did you play?
Ok, I stated young. I did track and field when I was six. I was very fast and have about 8 medals at home...all Gold and Silver! One time I won the ( I believe) 1000 meter race of all of Berlin! I quit when we moved to Hamburg and then I started playing Handball (???) If you don't know what this is, just go here. I played in a Club and also in School. Then I was also on the school soccer team, basketball team, and on the track team. But then I began to be "coo" and started smoking and then it just wasn't fun anymore. My PE teacher was really upset with me. But I'm still fast as hell.

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Which school to close?

My husband just told me that finally an article was published in the Washington Post about Virginia's problem with its two Schools for the Deaf and Blind.
My stepson goes to the school in Hampton, which serves mainly students that have another disability besides, in our case, blindness. Hence the name: The Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind and Multi-Disabled in Hampton!
The other school in Staunton, Virginia mainly serves students with "only" one disability, which makes it more academically focused than Hampton.
Staunton graduates are expected to go to college or work. About half of Hampton graduates go to work, while the rest move into the care of local agencies or group homes.

The problem is, that Virginia does not have enough money to keep both schools open, so they don't know which school to close.
Some indicate that Hampton has the worse position because it mainly serves African-American students, which I disagree with, not only because my stepson is white but also because I have been to both schools and could clearly see that Staunton couldn't help my stepson in terms of his needs concerning independent living. Staunton refused to take my stepson as a student and send us to Hampton.

So, my question is, how can those two schools be combined? The students should still be separated because of their different needs.

Of course then they have these smart educators that say we don't need any of those schools because:
Federal law requires schools to provide access to children with disabilities. Only if teachers and parents agree that the local system cannot give a child an appropriate education can they consider outside placements.

This has caused some educators from Virginia school districts to say:
Rarely have we made that recommendation," said Billy Ritter, vision specialist for Prince William schools, which sent three of its 188 hearing and visually impaired students to Staunton last year and one to Hampton. "It's both that we're very confident in services for our children and we feel that if students are going to live and function in a community, they should live in that community."

Fairfax County sent three of its 740 hearing or visually impaired students to Staunton last year and seven to Hampton. Those who stay home have a range of options, including classes taught by special teachers, interpreters to accompany them to classes and classes taught in sign language.

Well, that is bulls**t, because how in the world is a disabled child supposed to learn how to live independently, if he or she is still going home at the end of the day where mommy and daddy are making dinner and washing the closes and helping them bathe? Residential schools are the best possibility in those cases.
Now, that argument could mean that Staunton the really doesn't need to be open because those kids know all those things. They are "only" there to be together with other kids alike, which is very important too.

Ideally, both schools should stay open and keep servicing and teaching and teaching both kids, but evidently that is impossible.

I guess, my only concern is that once one school is closed or even both and a new one built, it will be harder for my stepson and his peers to adjust to that new school or even worse that new school simply would not be able to serve them anymore because they are too disabled. Luckily he is old enough to where other options might be available but this is the first time that he has improved so much and seems to be able to be independent, or at least without parents, in the future.

Friday, October 03, 2003

Und Tschuess!

Ich geh jetzt. Hab keinen Bock mehr.
Jetzt hat nun auch mein Wochenende angefangen.

Sonderzug aus Pankow


REUTERS

Gleich ist es soweit....

und ich hab Wochenende!!
Nur noch 40 Minuten und dann bin ich weg.
Das ist die schlimmste Zeit, wenn man nichts mehr richtig macht, weil man wartet, dass die Zeit vergeht und es dauert eine Ewigkeit. Also versucht man sich anderweitig zu beschaeftigen aber alles ist langweilig und so sitzt man bescheuert rum und glotzt auf die Uhr.
Oder man schreibt unsinnige Blogeintraege.

I have an "about me" page now!

It's in the upper left corner. I don't really like how it sits there but I am not in the modd to mess with that right now. So, I will have to do that next week.

Stupid Animal Liberation Front!

I bet that really is how minks are supposed to be treated. They were porbably so relieved after they were "freed".
I'm not syaing "Go out and buy a fur!", but that doesn't make sense either.
What a bunch of idiots.

Canadian PM Mulls Smoking Marijuana When He Retires

Just found that in the Washingtong Post. Interesting. I might have to plan a trip to Canada......

That's what I need


Honeywell QuickHeat Ceramic Heater


I am always cold in my office, even now that FINALLY the heat is on.....
I am cold-blooded.

Tag der Deutschen Einheit

Der Kanzler scheint ja den Feiertag richtig zu geniessen.


© Jochen Luebke/ddp



PS: Dabei faellt mir ein, dass ich einmal Udo Lindenberg getroffen habe.
Das war '96, als ich ein Praktikum im Atlantic Hotel gemacht habe. Da habe ich ihm Fruehstueck an den Pool gebracht! Metwurstbroetchen, oder Hackbroetchen, wie auch immer man das nennt....lecker.

Uebrigens habe ich da auch Iggy Pop gesehen...etwas unbekleidet. Wir mussten Fruchtkoerbe in die Zimmer stellen bevor die Gaeste ankamen, aber er war schon da....er war aber ganz nett. Wir haben immer vorsichtshalber vorher angeklpoft und er macte auf, hat uns dann gefragt ob wir warten koennen, und ist sich dann anziehen gegangen. Dann hat er uns reingelassen und wir haben den bloeden Fruchtkorb hingestellt und sind wieder gegangen...super, ne?

Naja, das hat zwar nichts mit der Deutschen Einheit zu tun, aber egal.

I want to move

At first I thought that buying a new house is really good, because you get a brand-new hosue, but the problem is that you have to wait until it's done (unless you buy it when it's already built).
So, now we know we get this cool house, but we have to wait until March!
Every day, I am going online to pick out furniture and colors in anticipation of the big move. They didn't even dig a hole where our house is supposed to be yet...well, maybe they did, I don't know. But still, the worst thing is that now, that it's getting cold, I would love to have a fireplace, but we don't. The new house has one, but that doesn't really help me now.

But at least we got the house, and after meeting with the loan people, it looks like we can also afford the upgrades, or at least the most important ones. But why do I have to wait? I want it now!

I just need to think positive and try to tell myself that the waiting has a good side to it...I just can't think of one right now.

I'm going out tonight!

Well, it's this time of the year again when I get to go to a ball.
I won't say what kind, but it is tonight and it's military-related.
I don't feel too good today so I hope it'll be fun. Plus, it's so cold that I am really worried I'll get too cold. Last year it was way too cold inside the building. Well, I can't wait. I'll leave work early today so I can go and get my hair done (that sounds very girlish, but I'm not really), well not just because of that but that's another story. And then..... it's time to party!
I love Fridays.

Friday Five

1. What vehicle do you drive?
I drive a metalic blue 2001 Dodge Neon. I love this car. It's my first car that I don't have to share with anybody.

2. How long have you had it?
I bought it in March 2001, so that means I've had for about 2 years and 5 months.

3. What is the coolest feature on your vehicle?
My radio. I love listen to music. It also has a tape player, which is the best because I have so many old tapes that I listen to and I only get to do it in the car. If I ever buy a new car, I need a tape player.

4. What is the most annoying thing about your vehicle?.
Right now it's the driver's side head light and blinker. It's flooded and I need it to be fixed (I called yeserday). I got into an accident and after they fixed it it started fogging up inside. They say it's because the insurance didn't authorize them to use a factory part but another replacement. I don't care, juts get the damn thing fixed.
I noticed this morning that my blinker already gave up.

5. If money were no object, what vehicle would you be driving right now?
I like the Mini Coopers. I always have. But I probably could go and buy one right now, since they are not too expensive.
My dream car is a Bugatti. I saw one once and I knew that one day, when I am a Millionaire I will have one. It'll be made especially for me and fit perfectly. I can't wait.

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Malina

heisst das Buch, dass ich gerade lese. Es ist von Ingeborg Bachman. Ich habe es schonmal in der 13. Klasse gelesen, im Deutsch LK.
Sehr interessant.
Normalerweise, wenn ich lese, versuche ich mich in die Hauptfigur, in diesem Fall "Ich" reinzufinden und mitzufuehlen, aber hier ist es sehr schwer.
Natuerlich ist es einfacher Malina zu verstehen wenn man es schonmal gelesen hat. Jetzt weiss ich ja das "Ich" und Malina eine Person sind.
Naja, ich habe es ja gerade erst angefangen und bin noch dabei mich reinzufuchsen.

Es war aber lustig das Buch aufzuschlagen und die ganzen Notizen in verschiedenen Farben zu sehen. Unser Lehrer hat uns angewoehnt nur mit dem Bleistift zu lesen. Es hat ganz schoen lange gedauert mir das wieder abzugewoehnen, aber manchmal mache ich es immer noch.

Wir haben's geschafft!!!

Ok, der Termin mit den boesen Bankleuten ist hinter uns. Ich kann es nicht glauben, aber der Kredit wurde bewilligt und somit steht dem Traum des Eigenheims nichts mehr im Weg.
Jetzt koennen wir uns daran machen uns um Farben zu streiten und was sonst noch alles anfaellt.
Das erste Problem: Der Teppich (aber das weiss er noch nicht).
Naja, zumindest sind wir uns ueber die Kueche, Badezimmer, und Lampen einig.

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Today is the day

We will (hopefully) sign everyhting for our new-home-loan today!
I am kind of nervous, but I think it's going to be ok. I hope everything is going to work out like we planned (haha).
And then, after all is said and done and we just have to wait until the house is done!
I can't wait to move out of our place and into the new one!

Sexabenteuer in der St. Patrick's Cathedral

Gerade im Spiegel gefunden.
ich wars sehr ueberrascht, dass sowas auch in Deutschland berichtet wird.
Nachdem das Paerchen verhaftet und angeklagt wurde, wurden auch Opie und Anthony die Radiolizensen entzogen und sie sind seit dem "weg vom Fenster":. Sher shcade, da ich eigentlich fast jeden Tag reingeschlatet habe.

Monday, September 29, 2003

Oh No!!!!

Well, I don't like Tequila anyway.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Pornography

Ok, I found two very explicit stories on Ananova, that I would like to share with you.

The first is of a scientific photo contest:



The second story is about a Russian ad campaign:



Judge for yourself.....

I'm back!!

Well, I finally made it back to work today.
We got lucky considering the damage in our neighborhood. Our power was back by Friday but we didn't have any cable TV for a while!!!!
So I had two free days off, but had to take two additional days because my husband thought it'll be funny to get some kind of infection and being totally sick for now....
I guess he got it from standing in the rain helping neighbors with sandbags.
Now though, the kids are back in school (FINALLY!!!). Our oldest goes to school in Hampton and so he wasn't picked up until yesterday.
Now I only have to get my husband back to normal and then we're good.

Other than that, I don't have anything to say.
I've been reading other blogs to catch up and will continue to do that for today.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Isabel



Well, Isabel seems to be really coming over here.
I will leave work early tomorrow,which I wanted to do anyways, since I was planning on getting everything set for the mortgage, but I guess I reschedule that.
After that, I don't really know what to expect...I have enough water and food and batteries etc. I just have to get gas on my way home tonight.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Es wird ernst

Hurrikan Isabel kommt. Donnerstag Nachmittag/Nacht soll er hier sein. Mal sehen, was dann noch so uebrig ist. Unser Sohn, der im Sueden Virginias (Hampton) zur Schule geht wird schon am Mittwoch, anstelle von Freitag nach Hause gebracht. Oder wir muessen ihn heute schon abholen, wenn sie dort unten evakuiert werden.
Gestern wurde in Virginia der Notstand ausgerufen.
Heute werden Batterien, Taschenlampen, Wasser, und Doesenfutter gekauft.
Naja. Augen zu und durch.

Monday, September 15, 2003

Finally!!

Well, I posted it already earlier in German, but since I don't have anything else to do now, I figured I might as well post it in English too.

Yesterday we finally bought a house! This is my first house ever, but my husband used to have one before we met. It is not going to be ready until March, so I'll have to sit on the edge of my seat and wait. And, while I'm doing that I get to pick out the color of the carpet etc. How fun.
I was a nervous wreck the last couple of days and still don't know how to feel exactly. I guess they call it "Buyer's Remorse".... But, I'm happy and can't wait.
It is just the house we wanted. We didn't want any of the colonial style houses, that you see everywhere in this area. Those are different and cool. Much better.

Erdbeben in Tokio?

Laut Spiegel, behauptet ein Wissenschaftler Erdbeben vorrausagen zu koennen. Er meint, dass Tokio amd Dienstag oder Mittowch betroffen ist.
Naja, es waere schoen, wenn man sowas vorraussagen koennte, denn das wuerde viele Menschenleben retten. In diesem Fall leider nicht, wenn es so eintrifft, denn die Buerger Tokios sind einfach nur beaengstigt.
Naja, wir werden es ja sehen, wer Recht hat.

Bilingual conversations

Kottge.org has a very interesting post about codeswitching,meaning conversations where people switch between languages. The comments are very interesting.

via PapaScott

Bad Weather


NBC4

Well, it looks like we'll be getting wet......

Here is the weather advisory.

Oh Rocky!!!!

Ok, der neue Mr. Germany erinnert mich irgendwie an Rocky von der Rocky Horror Picture Show......Schoenling


DPA

Endlich!

Wir haben es geschafft. Seit gestern haben wir uns ueber beide Ohren verschuldet und sind somit Hausbesitzer!!!!! Naja, das Haus wird erst gebaut und der Kredit-vertrag, oder wie auch immer sich das nennt, ist auch noch nicht unterschrieben aber das kommt diese Woche noch.
Jetzt geht es daran, saemtliche Bodenbelaege auszusuchen, und Wasserhaenhe und Kuechenschraenke, und einen Kuechengeraete, und......ALLES.
Dann wollen wir nur mal hoffen, dass der markt so bleibt und wir und ca. 5 Jahren etwas Geld bei dem Verkauf des Hauses verdienen.

Friday, September 12, 2003

Friday Five

1. Is the name you have now the same name that's on your birth certificate? If not, what's changed?
No, my last name changed wne I got married.

2. If you could change your name (first, middle and/or last), what would it be?
I wouldn't change it.

3. Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?)
My dad named me. he always wanted a girl and then I came along. I don't think that he had any specific reason for giving me the name I have. I should ask him.

4. Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why?
I really love the names of my children-to-be....but since I don't have any kids and don't even know if I ever have any I don't really get too excited about them :-(

5. Is the analysis of your name at kabalarians.com accurate? How or how isn't it?
Your first name of Corinna has made you a sociable person who appreciates the beauties of nature and the refinements of life, and is moved by music and the arts. You are very idealistic and romantic within yourself and may have tried to express your beautiful thoughts through poetry or writing. Crudeness and vulgarity are very repulsive to you and you are very particular about little things. You suffer greatly with lack of confidence and self-consciousness. You crave affection and understanding, yet because you can be so easily and deeply hurt, you have learned to keep your true nature hidden; therefore people do not really know you. You always wonder if you are doing the right thing, desiring to express yourself but afraid to. People may consider you haughty and aloof because of your sensitivity and reserved ways. You may find some expression abut it would usually be light conversation, rarely daring to reveal your deeper thoughts or take others into your confidence for fear of criticism or ridicule. You have a very kind and gentle nature, and although you may be in a position in contact with the public, you will still be a lonely and reserved person. Thus, you live much within your own thoughts, often finding your escape in reading, which you love to do.

OK, I am not really sociable. I am not a tree hugger, but I like being outside. I am not creative at all and don't write poetry or anything, except for this. I amparticualr about little things, but I am married to a sailor and I can course like one. I don't think I have a lack of confidence. I really do need attention, but more like touching me or holding me. But people know me, especially the ones close to me. I am not too sensitive. I hate being criticized but I tell you what I feel, just don't respond. I really do care about other people. specially our neighboors and we try to hepl them out as much as we can. I also love getting presents for other people. I read a lot, but that's because I sit on the Metro for an hour twice a day.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Swedish Foreign Minister stabbed to death




Yesterday, the Swedish Foreign Minister was stabbed in a department store.She died this morning after undergoing surgery for 10 hours.
Here is the story on CNN.
Steffanie has a list of Swedish bloggers that posted in English about this tragedy.

via PapaScott

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Great News for Howard

Just read on the Buzzmachine that Howard Stern can, in fact, interview Arnold Schwarzenegger. Jeff Jarvis links to this article in the Washington Post.

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Na, dann bin ich ja beruhigt

Laut Spiegel, sterben doch nicht 40% der Leute, die Ecstasy nehmen. Na, wer haette das gedacht? Ich sowieso nicht, weil sonst um die 40 % meiner Freunde bzw. meiner ehemaligen Mitschueler schon tot waeren.

Ostalgie??

Dadurch, dass ich nicht in Deutschland lebe, bin ich ja nicht immer auf dem neusten Stand dr Dinge. Ich habe zwar von dem ganzen Ostalgie-kram gehoert, aber mich nicht allzu sehr dafuer interessiert. Ich habe "Good bye Lenin" nicht gesehen, aber hoffe, dass es bald hier, in den Staaten gezeigt wird, damit ich endlich sehe, wovon alle reden.

Es scheint, aber mittlerweile eine richtige Ostwelle zu geben. Und ich weiss wirklichnicht, was ich davon denken soll.
Der Spiegel hat ein wirklich interessantes Stueck, was diese ganze Welle relativ gut analysiert.

6,5 Millionen Zuschauer. Jeder vierte deutsche Fernsehzuschauer glaubt jetzt, dass sich DDR-Bürger mit Cocktails aus Milch, Eiern, Rotwein und Bier betranken und lustige Tänze aufführten. Sechseinhalb Millionen Deutsche amüsieren sich an diesem Abend über einen Staat, den die Leute im Westen verfluchten und aus dem die Leute im Osten flüchteten. Was ist los mit dieser DDR, dass sie plötzlich so niedlich wird, was ist los mit den Deutschen, dass sie über den Arbeiter-und-Bauernstaat lachen wollen?

Ich habe am Anfang auch gedacht, wie komisch es ist, sich an all diese Kleinigkeiten wieder zu errinern. Ich bin in Ost-Berlin gross geworden und bin im Sommer 1989, kurz vor dem Mauerfall, mit meiner Familie nach Hamburg gezogen (nicht gefluechtet).
Aber ich frage mich mittlwerweile, warum all nur die "lustigen" Erineungen wiederbeleben. Ist nicht erst vor kurzem eine Studie oder aehnliches veroeffentlich worden, die die Nummer an Maueropfern erhoehte? Natuerlich gab es lustige Momente. Ich habe viele Erinnerungen, aber keiner will die negative Seite des Ostens ins Fernsehen bringen.

Ich weiss nicht, was ich denken soll. Vielleicht ist es ja gar nicht so sclimm, wie ich es mir vorstelle?

Monday, September 08, 2003

Umzug????

Dieses Wochenende haben wir damit verbracht saemtliche Haeuser aufzusuchen, die uns eventuell zusagen wuerden. Das Problem ist nur die Location, wie es der Makler zu sagen pflegt. Nicht, dass die Gegend bloed ist, sondern einfach nur teuer.
Uebrigens, dass mit dem weit-wegziehen, hat sich wohl, aufgrund der Entfernung erledigt.
Also, das Problem ist, dass alle Haeuser gleich aussehen und dass, sogar die aelteren "gebrauchten" Haeuser total viel kosten, was bedeutet, dass wir was niegel-nagel-neues wollen.
Und dann haben wir auch gleich was gefunden. Es sieht NICHT so aus, wie alles andere und es ist toll und gross und ich mag es und ich will es. Jetzt duerfen wir nur warten, dass irgendso'n Futzi uns sagt, dass er uns supergerne Geld leihen wuerde......
Morgen will der Bauherr bescheid wissen, ob wir das tolle Haus bezahlen koennen. Na, dann wollen wir mal hoffen, dass alles gut laeuft....

Friday, September 05, 2003

CNN.com - Asteroid update: End of world on hold

See!

Ananova - Jackass warning after horrific firecracker accident

Some people are just way too stupid.

the friday five

1. What housekeeping chore(s) do you hate doing the most?
I don't really like cleaning the bathroom, but windows are the worst.

2. Are there any that you like or don't mind doing?
I like doing the laundry, but not folding. I also don't mind doing the dishes.

3. Do you have a routine throughout the week or just clean as it's needed?
Well, I have a routine with the laundry. I start Friday night and by Saturday the clothes are done. Sunday is for Sheets, towels, and uniforms.

4. Do you have any odd cleaning/housekeeping quirks or rules?
NOBODY is allowed to touch my washer or dryer!

5. What was the last thing you cleaned?
I did some dishes this morning.

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Abibuch 1996 Eimsbütteler Modell

Ich habe gerade die geilste Entdeckung gemacht!
Da hat jemand das ganze Abi-Jahrbuch des Jahrgangs '96 ins Internet gepackt (tolle Wortwahl).
Leider ist es nicht mein Jahrgang, aber immerhin. Am besten sind die Lehrerzitate, vor allem die des Herrn Bloess's, dessen Lehrkunst ich auch im Geschichts-GK geniessen durfte:

- "Ich denke immer, sie halten mich für irgendeinen Opa,
der vor sich hinbrabbelt, weil er auf der Parkbank
keinen anderen Gesprächspartner gefunden hat!"


Es waere ja wirklich mal nett, zu versuchen, unser Jahrbuch virtuell zu veroeffentlichen, aber ich hab echt keine Lust das zu machen, vor allem weil ich keine Ahnung habe, wie ich das anstelle.

Naja, ich werde heute abend mal mein jahrbuch vorkramen und ein bisschen von den "good-old times" schwaermen...

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

CNN.com - Giant asteroid could hit Earth in 2014

Well, I am not really into science but I am fascinated by space and, of course, headlines such as these.
The funny thing is, that just after it says that a GIANT asteroid could hit earth it says:
But for those fearing Armageddon, don't be alarmed -- the chances of a catastrophic collision are just one in 909,000.
Then why write a headline like that?

CNN.com - Agent: Police did their best for man wearing bomb

I have been meaning to post on this story ever since I heard about it last night (I haven't watched TV all weekend long!!!).
That is the strangest thing I have ever heard and I can't imagine having anything like that happening to me.
Who would do anything like that? And believe they could get away with that?
I hope they solve this because it is somewhat irritating that, whoever did this, is still out there and could possibly do this to somebody else.

Friday, August 29, 2003

Anonymous men in dark suits.  You can and do go pretty much anywhere and blend in.  CIA is terrified of you.  You always seem to have people in place at the appropriate time.  What'
You are Them


What Paranoid Conspiracy Theory Are You?
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The Friday Five

1. Are you going to school this year?
No, not really. I am taking some online preparation courses for some certificates.
I just graduated in January.

2. If yes, where are you going (high school, college, etc.)? If no, when did you graduate?
I went to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

3. What are/were your favorite school subjects?
In High School I always loved Math, Chemistry, and PE.

4. What are/were your least favorite school subjects?
I hated French, but mainly because of this stupid teacher I had.

5. Have you ever had a favorite teacher? Why was he/she a favorite?
I have a couple of teachers and professors that I really like. My High School class still meets with my last HS teacher every year. Unfortunately I don't live in Germany anymore but in the US so I am never able to attend.
I just like when a teacher loves teaching and doesn't see it as a job to make money. You can tell when someone likes to teach.

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Lights out in London

Just came across this on Sky News. The US doesn't seem to be the only nation that has a power problem. But, of course, we don't know yet what exactly happened.


A Tube spokesman said: "There has been a National Grid failure which has affected the underground.

The failure is thought to have happened at around 6.15pm.

A spokesman for electricity network operator EDF Energy said: "We have lost supplies to large parts of south London in the last few minutes as a result of a National Grid failure supply in the south London area.



UPDATE: Seems like the power is back on in London.

List of books I have read so far (this year):

(not in any particular order)

- by John Grisham:
"The Summons"
"The Partner"
"The Runaway Jury"
"A Time to Kill"
"The Street Lawyer"
"The Testament"
"The Brethren"
"A Painted House"

...I think that's it for now?

- by David Lodge:
"Thinks"
"Small World"
"Changing Places"
"Nice Work"
"Therapy"
"Paradise News"

- by Stephen Fry:
"Revenge"

- by George Orwell:
"Animal Farm"


I know there are more, but I have to get it all together.
To be continued...

New Feature

I was really bored today, so I added a few more things to this blog to make it...more interesting, I guess.
I added The Weather Pixie, which I always thought, was kind of cool. I also out on the left bar, way below my links and everything else, a link to the book I am currently reading.
Right now it is 1984 by George Orwell.
I start a new book about every two weeks. I have never read this many books in my life, but ever since I started working I am in the Metro about 2 hours each day and I read....
So, if anyone wants to comment/discuss the books that I have read/am currently reading, or even suggest a book, please feel free to do so.

I will soon try to post a list of books I have read since the beginnig of the year.

Hier bin ich am Samstag

...aber das ist, was der Wetterfrosch sagt....
Na, dann mal Prost!

Shall I stay or shall I go???

Ok, wir sind gerade so am ueberlegen, ob es nicht besser waer ein Haeusele zu kaufen anstatt das Geld zum Fenster rauszuschmeissen. Und so kamen wir zu dem Entschluss, dass das gar nicht mal so schlecht waer.
Nur das Problem ist, dass die Haeuser hier total teuer sind. Also nicht teuer, weil wir kein Geld haben sondern teuer weil alle hier wohnen wollen. Da ich keine halbe Million fuer ein Reihenhaus habe und auch gar nicht ausgeben moechte, werden wir wohl weit(er) weg ziehen muessen.
Das wuerde dann heissen, dass ich den Nahverkehrszug nehmen darf, was mich ca. 200 Dollar im Monat kosten wird. Aber immerhim werden wir unserem eigenem Heim wohnen bzw. uebernachten.
Toll, immer diese Entscheidungen.

Hamburg kann man ja nur lieben

Ist doch klar, dass alle nach Hamburg wollen. Wo soll man denn sonst hin...nach Muenchen?????
Berlin kann man ja noch verstehen, aber das liegt vielleicht daran, dass ich ganz tief drinnen ne Berliner Pflanze bin und die Preussen moegen die Bazis ja eh nicht.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Zugegeben, dass war nur ein kleiner Erfolg fuer den FC St. Pauli, aber immerhin....

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

"No smiling!" - Kanadier dürfen auf Passfotos nicht mehr lachen

Na und?
Ich persoenlich finde es gar nicht mal so ne schlechte Idee. Ich kenn zwar keine Kanadier (glaub ich), aber wenn die genauso bloed lachen, wie viele Amerikaner, find ich es eigentlich ganz gut. Ich weiss gar nicht wer denen erzaehlt hat, dass man so viel moeglich von seinem Gebiss bei jedem Foto zeigen soll....

Monday, August 25, 2003

Back to Work!!!

Too bad that the weekend is over.

This weekend was so much fun. On Saturday we went to the Farmer's Market in Old Towne Alexandria, VA. Anybody that lives in the DC Metro Area needs to go there. It's early (6AM to 9AM),but it's worth it. They have really nice flowers, pastries and all kinds of other stuff. It's around the fountain in front of the courthouse (?).
We then went to Annapolis, MD. That is such a great city. We had the best lunch ever and enjoyed the best weather possible. I never had a whole crab before. I am not really the biggest seafood fan, but I just loved it. I don't know why we never went before. It is so close.

Well, next Saturday we'll go to King's Dominion!!!! Right now, they say it's supposed to rain, but I am still hoping.

Thursday, August 21, 2003

Ananova - Bus passengers suffered frostbite on hot summer day

I knew that air-conditioners are dangerous.
It is so hot and humid outside and everyday I am frezing my a** of when I am in the office.

Medizinisches Rätsel: Thailänder lacht sich zu Tode - Panorama - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Heute ist ja wirklich was los.

Schweinerei: Jäger verwechselt junge Frau mit Wildsau - Panorama - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Und noch ein Artikel aus dem Spiegel..

Die Frau moechte ich mal sehen, wenn sie mit einem Wildschwein verwechselt wurde.

Hamburger Schlammschlacht: Schill will von Beust anzeigen - Politik - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Und so geht die ganze Geschichte weiter...
Mal sehen, was als naechstes kommt.

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

FIA decision on Ralf Schumacher

Well, in my opinion it could have been better, but at least Ralf gets to start whatever position he will qualify at on Saturday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Ralf Schumacher Challenges FIA Penalty in Paris

In other news.....
This weekend will finally be another Formula One race in Hungary. I am anxious to see if Ralf's appeal will work. In my own opinion it wasn't his fault at all. Well we'll see Wednesday afternoon, when the FIA will announce its decision.
For more information about Formula One, I find this site really good...Especially the live ticker.

Hamburg Mayor von Beust Fires Coalition Partner Ronald Schill

Here is what I could find in English on Bloomberg.com about the current events in Hamburg, Germany.
MSNBC also has a story about it.

Von Beust entlässt Innensenator Schill

Mensch, da ist ja richtig was los in Hamburg.
Habe gerade mein Radio Hamburg uebers Internet eingeschaltet und hoere die Nachrichten und hab auch schon bei Nico den Stand der Dinge erfahren.
Wurde ja meiner Meinung nach langsam mal Zeit.

UPDATE: Hier nochmal ein bisschen mehr zu der ganzen Sache aus dem Spiegel.
Jetzt wird davon geredet Schill rechtilich wegen Erpressung zu verfolgen. Ich bin ja gespannt, was in naechster Zeit noch so alles kommt.....

UPDATE II: Die MoPo hat eine relativ gute Chronologie zusammengefasst, die sich mit der ganzen Affaire um Wellinghausen etc. befasst.

Monday, August 18, 2003

mopo.de - Nachrichten - Hamburg feierte sein Bier

So haette ich ja gerne auch mein Wochenende verlebt. Astra ist eben das allerbeste was es gibt. Kein Wunder, dass diese Bier auch seinen eigenen Tag hat.
Prost!

Friday, August 15, 2003

I am back!!!!!

Well...I have been back for a couple of days, but I didn't really feel like posting anything...

But I had a lot of fun last week in good-old-Germany. One week is way too short. So, I am planning my trip for Christmas, which should keep me busy for a while.
I just can't wait until I finally move back. Its funny, because I tell people, and they don't understand. I hear "Well, don't you like it here?" Yes, I love it, but I am sooooooooooo far away from everybody over there that I could live in paradise and I still would want to go back. So, I will just do that...in about 2 years or so.

Anyway, just wanted to post real quick before this week is over.

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

I am lazy

Well, this is not the first time I write this, but I have to admit that I am very lazy. I can't believe it has been 11 days since I last posted anything.

Well, what happened....Not really anything, but I can already say that Thursday will be the last time I am able to post until the 11th.......Because I am FINALLY going to Germany!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, that has been on my mind lately, which is not really interesting unless I am posting my shopping list, to-do list, packing list, and the "you-have-to-make-sure-you-bring-this" list.

So, I will try (I really will try..) to post a little more these last few days....Sorry

How could they??????

I just read this really disturbing article on CNN:

Hospitals accused of skewing liver transplant priority list

My neighbor's son, who was 17 month old, just died this weekend of liver failure. Ever since he was born he waited for a liver transplant, but he just didn't make it, because there was not one available for him.
A story like this really pisses me of. Who do they think they are? Is someone more privileged to receive a liver than others?

Officials said there was no evidence that anyone died for lack of a transplant, but available livers are in short supply, and only the most seriously ill patients are eligible.

Of course, someone died because of this. How many people died while this was going on?

Friday, July 18, 2003

Time's Changing For Lance

I have been following the Tour de France pretty consistent and am happy to announce that Lance s about to get his butt kicked. I like Armstrong, but deep down inside I am German and therefore I am hoping the Jan Ulrich will win this one.
Just 34 seconds behind the current leader, I am pretty certain that Ulrich will get there.

Here is another link via PapaScott

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Must be in the family

The 14-year-old sister of Formula One star Heinz-Harald Frentzen is in trouble after taking her mum's Mercedes for a spin around town.

Powerball

Ok, if everything goes as planned I wil be 11 million dollars richer tomorrow night.....That is, if our office pool wins the powerball jackpot, which is at about 250 million right now.
Hmmm...............just thinking about what I could do with that money. Oh, well, I am not going to win anyway. But it's fun to dream.

PS: Of course, if I win I won't tell anyone because I will turn into a greedy and mean bitch...but at least I am honest.

Feeling lucky!!!!!

Ok, I just got an e-mail and it said that if you go to Google and type in "Weapons of Mass Destruction" and click the "I'm feeling lucky" button something really funny comes up...and it does.

Try it.

Monday, July 07, 2003

Nothing to write.....

I really do want to write something but I just can't think of anything. I am just tired and unable to think.......
I'm really trying though.

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Streit um die Currywurst

Die MoPo berichtet, dass der Strei bzw. Krieg um die Currywurst eskaliert....
Berlin sagt, dass die Currywurst dort erfunden wurde, aber Hamburg ist da ganz anderer Meinung.
Jetzt fand ein Duell statt, dass aber eher bewies wo die beste Wurst herkommt, egal wer sie erfunden hat.

Startschuss zum "Duell der Curry-Krieger" -°pünktlich zur Mittagszeit. Zuerst nehmen es die Reporter miteinander auf, beißen sich durch des Feindes Wurst. Klar, wo der Hammer hängt: Hamburg packt die Super-Currywurst (42 Zentimeter!) aus, vor Ehrfurcht will die Berliner Nackt-Wurst (17 cm) gleich vom Rost kullern.

Naja, ich bin da ja eher im Zwiespalt, da ich in Berlin geboren wurde aber auch 10 Jahre in Hamburg gelebt habe...Naja, ich dahcte ja immer die Currywurst kommt aus Bochum wegen Groenemeyer aber das stimmt ja wohl gar nicht.

Ich mag Bratwurst eh viel lieber...und die schmeckt am besten bei St. Pauli hinter der Nordkurve.

I'm back Part II

Ok, this is true now...

I have been in a lot of stress lately and so I had some other priorities.

First, I got into a car accident....With a stupid Pizza delivery guy...Guess who was at fault there??? Well, so I had to deal with insurances and all that.
Then, it got somewhat stressy at work and we have been having my husband's granddaughter with us for the last week which takes a lot of time too.
Anyways, no excuses...I will REALLY start to post again...Promise

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

I'm back

I apologize for not posting for a while, but Blogger didn't work...Who would have thought???
Not that I had anything profound to say/write anyway, so I guess it's OK.

Friday, June 20, 2003

Friday Five

Answer the following five questions in your weblog or journal. Make sure you leave a comment here with a link to your post (or just leave your answers in the comments section).

1. Is your hair naturally curly, wavy, or straight? Long or short?
It's pretty straight, maybe somewhat wavy...

2. How has your hair changed over your lifetime?
It was always short. Then, when I was about 12 I decided to let it grow. I then had very, very long hair, and had ALL cut off when I was 20 (really short). Now I am letting it grow again and swore to never ever cut it off again....

3. How do your normally wear your hair?
Pony tail.

4. If you could change your hair this minute, what would it look like?
Thicker hair, maybe longer....

5. Ever had a hair disaster? What happened?
No, not that I can remember.

Thursday, June 19, 2003

Astra schmeckt ja sowieso besser

Da hat die Holsten Brauerei wohl ein Problem.....aber ich mag ja Astra sowieso viel lieber. Das ist eben ein Pauli-Bier!!!!
Sogar nach dem Motto "Holsten knallt am dollsten".

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Winds of Change - Error: 404

via PapaScott

Ich bin ja schon immer schnell gegangen

Und jetzt weiss ich auch warum:
Weil ich optimistisch in die Zukunft sehe!!!!
Sehr interessant.
Also, aus'n Weg Ihr pessimistischen Lahmaersche!!!!!!!

- N-TV

Madonna image in Hospital window

Ok, I looked at the picture and what bothers me is that this is supposed to bea hospital butb yet the wondow is so dirty. Isn't there a health code violation here????


AP

- Ananova

Another Indian marriage..between Donkeys

I don't know, but like I said earlier, differnt cultures have different customs......

- Ananova

Andere Laender, andere Sitten.....

Ok, I can see that other cultures have differnt customes, but what really throws me off on this one is....why would you need money to have you daughter marry a dog?

- Ananova

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

17. Juni 1953 Teil 2 / Part 2

As I posted yesterday today is the 50th anniversary of the workers' uprising in Berlin.
Haiko Hebig has a very interesting collection of information, pictures, and links
- via PapaScott

I am going to be a weather-woman

That must be the greatest job in the world....
You say how YOU THINK the weather is going to be and if you say it'll be sunny and then it rains, nobody cares. You keep your job even though you are completely clueless. perfect.
the only thing weather forecasters are right about is the CURRENT weather, which I can see (feel) for myself and I don't need some stupid idiot to tell me.
I love one expression one of the local ones used last year: "zone of uncertainty" , that is true.

Well, I just wanted to post something and I couldn't think of anything. So, since the weather is so perfect here in wonderful DC, that was the only topic coming to my mind.

Is he really lucky?????

This guy went through a lot. I don't know if I would call him lucky....maybe, but it seems he had to endure a lot so far.
Well, it's a good story anyway.
Funny, it makes you think if there is really something such as fate???????

Monday, June 16, 2003

17. Juni 1953 / June 17th 1953

N-TV hat eine gute Bilderserie in Gedenken an den 17. Juni vor 50 Jahren.....
Sehr lesenswert.

Deutsche Welle has something about it in English.
It really is very interesting and worth to take the time to read it.

Hab meine Wunschliste schon fertig!!!!!

Also, da ich ja in genau 46 Tagen auf meinem Weg nach "good-old Germany" bin, musste ich mich ja mal langsam beeilen meiner Mutter zu sagen, was ich gerne essen moechte in der dafuer zu kurzen Woche.
Also, da haette ich gerne Kartoffelsalat, Nudelsalat, Buletten (!!!!), und auch die leckeren Nudeln mit der Tomatensauce, bitte...hmmmm, was denn sonst noch? Ach ja, ein schoener Kuchen, bitte, keine Kartoffelsuppe.....
Dann muss ich auch noch meine anderen auswertigen kulinarischen Suechte befriedigen.....Mindestenes einmal Doener (natuerlich nur in der Schanze) essen....und auch eine Croque muss sein.....
Dann werde ich nach einer Woche 10 Kilo schwerer wieder zureuck nach Amiland kommen aber das nehme ich gerne in Kauf.
Ach ja, da ich ja den Zeitpunkt genau richtig geplant habe werde ich mich auch auf dem Hamburger Dom richtig vollstopfen koennen. Man wird mich dann auch im Bayrischen Zelt finden.


Update:
Hab vergessen zu erwaehnen, dass der Goettergatte gerne 4 Mohnschnecken als Souvenir haben moechte...naja, dann darf ich bloss nicht die Ziplockbeutel vergessen!!!!!

This is just disgusting

Ok, I could even believe that it is possible to become pregnant at 80, but just thinking about this 80-year old woman and her 85-year old husband together.........

-Ananova

Friday, June 13, 2003

Off for the weekend!!!!

Ok, I am done for this week.
I will be back on Monday. Enjoy your weekend.

Friday Five

Answer the following five questions in your weblog or journal. Make sure you leave a comment here with a link to your post (or just leave your answers in the comments section).

1. What's one thing you've always wanted to do, but never have?
Bungee Jumping.
I know a lot of people might say that but I really always wanted to do it and tried but something always went wrong and I couldn't do it. Now I gave up. Maybe one day I'll get the opportunity and I will just jump.

2. When someone asks your opinion about a new haircut/outfit/etc, are you always honest?
I try to but in a nice way. it depends on the person. Some people do not take it well and then I just try to make them feel good....as long as they don't look completely stupid, then I have to tell them.

3. Have you ever found out something about a friend and then wished you hadn't? What happened?
I don't think so. I can't recall anything like that every happen to me. Sorry.

4. If you could live in any fictional world (from a book/movie/game/etc.) which would it be and why?
Kafka describes really interesting "worlds" and I think I would enjoy to be in it, but only for a certain amount of time.

5. What's one talent/skill you don't have but always wanted?
Playing the piano. I have a very good friend whose dad played the piano in Jazz bars and she started when she was 6. I always make her play something for me when I see her. It sounds so beautiful.


It's official

I am going to Germany this summer!!!!!!!
I am so thrilled I could pee my pants. Went online this morning and booked everything and now I only need those tickets in my hand and I am complete. Finally, after 2 1/2 years I am going to Germany!!!!! It will be so much fun, seeing my family and friends.
Even though, it's only a week I will enjoy it!!!!!
What a great way to start the weekend.

Thursday, June 12, 2003

Sadness from the sandbox

LT Smash has a very sad story about a Sergeant in his camp. It's not very long so you have to read it.
How can anyone do this? I feel so sorry for that woman. here she is, fighting for other peoles' freedom and that is what she gets. Makes me sick.

Site Meter Info

I just played around with my site meter a little and found out that I can see where the (few) people that ever visited this site are at. There are some in Asia and South America, which I did not expect at all. But then, we're on the Internet so I guess you should expect that. It just surprised me and I would like to welcome anyone from anywhere that is lucky enough to come across this little blog. Thank you.

Schon wieder ein Busunfall

Diesmal in der Naehe von Karlsruhe...
Zum Glueck haben all ueberlebt als ein Bus, beladen mit Schuelern, mit einem Sattelschlepper zusammstiess.
Langsam ist es endlich genug mit den ganzen Busunfaellen, obwohl es in diesem Fall ein Kleinbus war.

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Dann kann das mit der Wirtschaft ja gar nicht so schlimm sein!!!!

N-TV berichtet, dass das Hochpronzentige in ist.....

Another accident

The Washington Post reports that another train accident killed six people in Germany.
I don't know, but it seems like train and bus accidents seem to become an everyday event now....
Yesterday I heard on the local Hamburg radio station Radio Hamburg that many buses were checked yesterday and most of them had something wrong with them!! One driver was even drunk!!! I can't find a story on this but I will provide a link if I find one.

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Something is going there......

I just read a breaking news headline (sorry no link yet) on N-TV that there was an explosion at some festival in Frankfurt and several people are injured.
This follows the bomb at the Dresden train station last Friday and the bomb scare today at the Cologne train station...

More later.....


Update:
I apologize. it was an accident.
Here is the link on N-TV (Sorry it's in German)

St. Pauli: Lizenz sicher

Da faellt mir aber ein Stein vom Herzen.
Der FC St. Pauli ist eines der Dinge, die ich am meisten vermisse. Ich habe mit 15 angefangen regelmaessig zu Heimspielen zu gehen (Nordkurve natuerlich) und habe den ersten Aufstieg in die 1. Bundesliga (mit 1. meine ich zu meinen Fussbalzeiten) miterlebt; und auch die Abstiege. Bis ans Ende meiner Hamburger Tage war ich stolze Dauerkartenbesitzerin (natuerlich Schuelerkarte) und vermisse es schrecklich, staendig in Hamburg zu sein wenn mal nicht gespielt ist (wie auch diesen Sommer).
Pauli ist das Beste, was Hamburg hat und irgendwann werden wir wieder "Nie mehr 2. Liga bzw. Regional-Liga" singen koennen.
You'll never walk alone!

-Hamburger Abendblatt

Wenn Ihr mal Zeit und Lust habt...schaut Euch die Seite der Paulizei mal an.

Monday, June 09, 2003

Must be a German thing....

I swear this happened to me before. I was working at a supermarket when I was in school and one night my boss just walked out and locked me and my friend in the store. So we opened the door to the office and triggered the alarm while my boss was still in the parking lot and was abkle to let us out and call police not to come.
I know this is different but it reminded me of that one time.....

-Ananova

Guten Morgen!!!

Und das Wochenende ist schon wieder vorbei. Naja, was soll's. In 5 Tagen ist ja wieder ein Neues....
Jetzt geht es wieder an die Arbeit, wo man so viel Energie angespart hat, so dass man jetzt voller Elan produktiv sein kann!!!!!!

Friday, June 06, 2003

Ok, I know I am a little late,but was looking around to see what other nations had to say about yesterday's death of the former German politician. It was very interesting to see what the different media outlets had to say about his person.

Washington Post:
Juergen Moellemann, 57, a former government minister accused of injecting anti-Semitism into last year's German election campaign and implicated in a party funding scandal, died in a parachute jump June 5 while prosecutors searched his home for evidence of financial wrongdoing.

Expatica:
The Arab world has lost a friend, supporter and businessman with the death of former German politician Juergen Moellemann.
Arab politicians and business partners in the Mideast welcomed his critical stance towards Israel, which caused political uproar in Germany last year and eventually led to his downfall.
The Arab world has lost a friend, supporter and businessman with the death of former German politician Juergen Moellemann.
"As president of the German-Arab society, Moellemann was a great advocate of Arab issues and has done a lot to promote economics," said Peter Goepfrich, head of the German-Arab Chamber of Commerce in Cairo.


Now those are only the beginnings of the articles but they are introducing the reader to Moellemann.

I just thought this was very interesting to see and since it is a very big topic in Germany right now I am somewhat interested in it as well.
I just wrote this very intelligent-sounding post and then my Internet explorer just closed....everything was gone. I had never written so much before and never anything so smart.
So, now I have to write it all over again........

Update: I swear I am really upset now.....I just wrote the whole thing again and posted it...and then I edited it and it's gone again.

Update II: Well, I juts realized that eventually it did post, but not until 10:47 PM?? I was surely not up and posting that late on a Friday. Well, I don't care. So I have it posted twice. Better luck next time.

I'm done

Ok, I think I'm done here,. I will log out and prepare myself for the weekend and will hopefully post again on Monday.

Langeweile

Mir ist langweilig.
Ich muss heute laenger auf Arbeit bleiben.
Wir haben eine Hotline auf Arbeit die Leute anrufen koennen und da es der Moral gut tut das Wochenende frueher zu starten, wurde beschlossen, dass Freitag's alle frueher gehen koennen und zwei Leute laenger bzw. bis zum normalen Arbeitsende bleiben. Und heute bin ich die Gleuckliche. Das dumme ist, dass ich immer frueher gehe, weil ich frueher komme und so bin ich es gewoehnt jetzt in der U-Bahn oder Metro zu sitzen und mich auf mein Wochenende zu freuen. Naja, so lange es nur alle 6 Wochen sind ist es ja OK.
Jetzt sitz ich hier rum und weiss nicht was ich tun soll. Natuerlich koennte ich nochmal so richtig produktiv sein, aber das ist sehr schwer an einem Freitag Nachmittag. Zumal das Wetter sehr gut ist, was in letzter Zeit sehr selten vorkommt. Naja, so werde ich den Abend geniessen und auf meiner Terasse sitzen und mir ein Steak reinziehen und mich auf den morgigen Regen freuen....

e-mail posting

I don't think I like posting via e-mail, though because it completely messed up the HTML. Putting links in there doesn't seem like a good idea to me since it took me forever to fix everything.
So, I guess I"ll only do it if I really have to.

Death of Juergen Moellemann

I know I am a little late with this but I look around today to see what other nations had to say about the sudden death of the former German politician. It is very interesting to see the differences.
I put together some examples from around the world here:

Expatica, Cairo:
The Arab world has lost a friend, supporter and businessman with the death of former German politician Juergen Moellemann.
Arab politicians and business partners in the Mideast welcomed his critical stance towards Israel, which caused political uproar in Germany last year and eventually led to his downfall.
"As president of the German-Arab society, Moellemann was a great advocate of Arab issues and has done a lot to promote economics", said Peter Goepfrich, head of the German-Arab Chamber of Commerce in Cairo.


Washington Post, Washington, DC:
Juergen Moellemann, 57, a former government minister accused of injecting anti-Semitism into last year's German election campaign and implicated in a party funding scandal, died in a parachute jump June 5 while prosecutors searched his home for evidence of financial wrongdoing.

Deutsch Welle:
Disgraced German politician dies in parachute jump
Juergen Meollemann, one of Germany's most controversial politicians, has fallen to his death in a parachute jump. Police are investigating the incident. His death came within hours of his home in Muenster, in the west of Germany, being raided and searched by prosecutors probing allegations he violated party funding rules. This followed closely on a ruling by the German parliament lifting his immunity from prosecution. He was a leading member of Germany's Free Democrat Party, but he quit in March over charges of anti-Semitism and irregular party funding. Eyewitnesses at the jump near the western town of Marl said Moellemann, an experienced skydiver who had served as a paratrooper in the German army, probably killed himself. Prosecutors had been investigating whether he hid party donations that financed a campaign leaflet criticizing Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

Just a try....

Ok, I just realized that I have never tried to e-mail my posts. According to blogger that is possible so I am trying to do that….



UPDATE: It works!!!!

Very interesting story

Rachel Lucas and OTB are both discussing a surprising story at UPI about the rising number of Jews returning to Germany.
If you have only a limited amount of time today to read anything, read it.

Now I understand!!!!

Dr Neal Barnard is trying to tell me that I am addicted to cheese. Well, certainly my husband would agree with that. Especially when I am sitting down with a nice glass of wine and my beloved gouda cheese (extra soft) and finish the whole piece by the end of the night....
So what? I am a junkie.

- Ananova

Needed a little change....

Well, as you can see, I needed a little change. I liked the template I used before but it was very confusing to work with. So I thought I should use something a little more simple and it works great. I have two blogrolls now. I basically split them up so that the German blogs are separate. Note: not all "German blogs" are in Germany, some are just based in Germany and discuss this.
So, I hope you like it. I do.

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Great way to help the trops overseas

Kevin from The Primary Main Objective needs your help. Some tents at his camp burned down and some donations would be appreciated to help those who lost everything.
Thanks

quick apology

I just realized that the last three posts all started with "I"....oops.
I am really not that egocentric.

I am confused...

Ok, I talked to my brother the other day (he lives in Germany) and we thought it would be funny if we were both reading the same book and could talk about it then (very intelligent huh?)
Anyway, he told me the author (Stephen Fry) and the title in German (Der Sterne Tennisballe). and I thought I could simply find it on amazon.com...right?
Well, none of Stephen Fry's books on amazon have a title that sound remotely close to what my brother told me so.....I started reading the reviews and all that to figure out what the story was and then figured it must be "Revenge". I did search for "tennis balls" and did not find anything.
So, I ordered it (in hardcover, which I hate) and told my brother proudly this weekend. Well, he told em that the title in English, which also happens to be the original title is "The Stars' Tennis Balls". Really?
So today I have searching and searching and what did find: the US version is called "Revenge" and the British version is called "The Stars' Tennis Balls". How stupid is that? You can, by the way, order the British version on amzon.com..and it is a Paperback, but now I am stuck with my other copy. Well, I hope it's good.
So, if anyone is reading it too, I will probably start with it tomorrow, since it should arrive today.

UPDATE:
I did not order it in the Hardcover edition...I don't know why I thought I did, but I just checked and I will receive my beloved Paperback.

I figured it out.....

...why I am so lazy!!!
It has been raining pretty much all the time for about a week and the forecast doesn't look too good either. This is depressing. I can't really do anything outside and I usually love this time of the year because it is not too hot yet. But instead I look out of my window wondering if it will ever stop.
My plants look like shit. Our flower beds are falling apart and I can't do anything outside.
It is so frustrating.
So, that is why I am not motivated to do anything..not even blog.

I am soooo lazy....

Ok, I know I write this all the time when I have not blogged in a while but I really am lazy.
I am looking at my blog almost daily, simply because I am using the links, but then I don't want to think about anything that I could write about and so I don't....
Well, I will do better...but I first have to figure out what I am going to write.....

Monday, May 12, 2003

Hilfe! Den Männern geht das Sperma aus

Die MoPo berichtet, dass "Made in Germany" vielleicht bald austerben wird.......
Ja dann mal ran an die Bulletten bevor alles weg ist.

Desperately seeking Airfare.....

How frustrating....
Finally I have some money so I can afford to visit my parents in Germany and everywhere I look the prices are soooo high. It is so frustrating. It has been about two and a half years since I have been home and I do not want to spend $ 800 or more to go over there for just a week.
So I heard that U.S. Airways has this great offer for military members and their immediate families called "Salute.." something.
Well, guess what....doesn't count between June and August for European Travel...as if anyone else wants to go there.....
So I am looking daily for any changes. Go to all the online travel sites. I am going to every airlines site I can think of....Lufthansa wants over $ 2000!!!! Now I am down to $ 790 with Swiss Air or whatever they call themselves and I am almost thinking that I will have to settle with this.....How frustrating. I was going to go back this Christmas but I don't even want to see how much that'll cost me.

Friday, May 09, 2003

Well...I am back.....with good news

I don't really know why it took me so long to finally post again. I guess I just didn't have the time to write anything.

I have something good to write about though.
I am German citizen and am married to an American (sailor). I have my green card an all that but I really wanted to become a naturalized citizen, However, I wanted to keep my German citizenship since at some point my husband and I would like to move to Germany.
So I felt kind of stuck since I thought I can't get one without giving up the other. But....I found out that Germany passed a law some time back which gives people, like me the opportunity to ask the German government for a special permission to keep the German citizenship and apply for the American one.....And...I also found out that I do NOT have to wait three or five years to apply for my citizenship because my husband serves in the Armed Service and therefore I receive special consideration!!!!!
I think that is so cool and I am so excited about this....now I have to get a million documents together and have them notarized and send the off along with 250 Euros to Germany...well, I gladly pay that.
So, maybe soon I too will be a real American!!!!!!

Friday, April 25, 2003

I am so excited...

OK, I just upgraded to Blog*Spot Plus, which I know is pretty stupid since it is not very reliable but I figured "hey" if I already paid for Blogger Pro I might as well..it's not that I'm poor or anything. Well, I could put a PayPal button up like so many other people asking for money but since I think I am pretty much the only person here...well not really...I would get even more depressed. So, what the hell, I feel like spending money. Who cares if the kids don't eat for a while...just kidding.
Anyway, so I upgraded and now I can post pictures, which is SWEET. So that's what I did and see....(previous post). Just beautiful. Well, that will make my weekend much better.

That looks so cool.....

Hubble captures 'perfect storm' in space

Bald ist Wochenende!!!!!!!

Endlich Freitag.
Diese Woche war eigentlich ganz ok,bis auf das ich jeden Morgen kaum aus dem Bett kam. Ich kann einfach nicht frueh ins Bett gehen.
Jetzt steht aber das Wochenende vor der Tuer, was heisst, dass ich ausschlafen kann!!!!!!!!!!
Hoffentlich wird das Wetter gut sein, damit man sich mal draussen aufhalten kann ohen gleich eine Erkaeltung zu bekommen.
Naja, sonst is alles wie gehabt....total langweilig bei mir.
Also, lass mich noch die letzten 4 Stunden ueberstehen und dan ab nach Hause...
uebrigens empfehle ich jedem der in der Washington, DC Gegend wohnt einmal Generous George's aufzusuchen...the positive Pizza and Pasta Place!!!!!
Ok, dann werd ich mal.

Let them have fun.....

I don't know what to think about that but I am certainly not trying to picture this........disgusting
Now I'll never go to Hardee's again...well, I never did before.

- Ananova

Thursday, April 24, 2003

What's wrong with the children today????

Ok I just came across this which reminded me of something I heard about yesterday....
When reading this, especially the last story, one really has to wonder what the hell is going on with kids these days.

Der erste Beitrag auf deutsch

Also, in letzter Zeit bin ich mehr und mehr auf deutschsprachige Blogs gestossen, bzw. auf welche die sich in Deutschland befinden.
Und da ich mir manchmal einen Komentar leiste (und dabei immer fleissig meinen URL hinterlasse!!), habe ich mir gedacht, dass ich ja auch mal auf deutsch schreiben koennte....
Naja, das habe ich jetzt gemacht und...habe nichts zu erzaehlen.
Aber das ist ja nicht selten so.
Ich habe nichts, worueber ich mich beschweren koennte...noch nichts:-) aber der tag ist ja noch lang.
Also, fuer alle deutschsprachigen Besucher...HERZLICH WILKOMMEN!

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

A Teacher's curse

Teacher buried under books for three days

- Ananova

Friday, April 18, 2003

OK..now who took my links????

I swear, I'm going nuts.
First my SiteMeter is gone and now my links???

UPDATE: never mind..it's back...weird

I am sooooooooooooooo tired

All this week I have been trying to go to bed early and it just never really worked out.
So last night I had to go to an reception and thought it would be best for me to just take half a day off and try and get some sleep before. Well, I tried. I could have slept for maybe three hours but it was more around one hour I actually got with frequent interruptions.
I didn't get home until about 11:30 at night and had to get up at 5:30 this morning...
And to top it all off I have to get up early this weekend..well at least tomorrow since furniture is going to be delivered between 8 and 10.
One of these days am going to fall asleep driving my car or something.

People in the states just to get enough time off. I am so burned out.

Well, I just thought I write that down real quick since I haven't posted anything lately.
It's doesn't seem very interesting,now that I read it, but the hell with it. At least I posted something.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Sadam as a gay pornstar???????

Ok, I saw this story this morning somewhere, and wanted to link it and just came across it again (thanks to the Inscrutable American)...
I don't know if this is true or not but it's funny anyway.
Maybe they'll put it up on the web!!!!!

Monday, April 14, 2003

Thursday, April 10, 2003

Rachel Lucas' turn on the reaction of the Arab world

I am sure many have read this article already and seen/read many opinions on it. I juts read Rachel Lucas' reaction and think she did a great job.

Ouch

- Ananova

French President hails end of Saddam regime

Well, we all waited for this one to come.
Interesting is also what is said about the "business" relationship between Chirac and Hussein....

But there are rumblings in France about the French President's stand following the broadcast of archive pictures of the then French Prime Minister Chirac with the then Vice-President Saddam Hussein in a French nuclear power station.

The image is an reminder of his success in sealing a deal to sell Saddam two nuclear reactors.

The French public is also being reminded that, for all his criticism of military action to rid Saddam Hussein of weapons of mass destruction, it was Prime Minister Chirac who agreed to ship weapons-grade uranium to Iraq - a decision vetoed by the then French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing.

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

More Moore.....

An amusing little piece by Moore.
Jeff Jarvis at BuzzMachine linked to it. Thank you Jeff.

Who would've thought....

U.S. Says Syria May Be Helping Move Out Iraqis

- Reuters

Arnett says Sadam was not bombed

I just went to Buzzmachine and Jeff Jarvis just posted this.
What he says is unbelievable.
You can also go to the homepage and search for Arnett's articles and read more of his crap.

IT'S BACK!!!!!!!

Thank you very much for returning my site meter. I am glad it's back, however it is not where it used to be.....
Whoever took it...didn't your mommy tell you to leave things the way you found them????
Well, thanks anyway.

Thank you for blogrolling me!!!!!

I would like to thank Gregory for blogrolling me on Fightingnation.com.
Thank you very much.
Go check out the site...

What's up with the nuns????

First there are nuns who get arrested.. and then they run????

- CNN
- Ananova

My Site Meter is gone!!!!!!

Who took it????
I just checked and it's still in my template I removed it and then put it back...nothing.
I removed it again and then had Sitemeter.com add..it's there (in the template) but not on the site?????
What the hell is going on?
Did anyone else ever have the same problem?
I know, I know, it's blogger.com that is the problem, right?
I need help!!!!!!

CBS News LIVE Baghdad cam

I am watching this right now. You can see the people in the streets and our troops.
Amazing.
I have been watching this for a while now and now they are finally there!!!!!!
It might be slow though. I guess a lot of people are trying to see this.

U.S. Military Says Iraqis Realizing Saddam Era Over

It is just very nice to see how those people seem to be so relieved that they can finally LIVE again.

- Reuters

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Today will be better!!!!

Ahhh.
I actually think that today will be a much better day.
I got my coffee without any incidents and was also able to take a nice and warm shower.m What a perfect morning...(besides the fact that I had to get up early and go to work).
Anyway, certainly the 4 tons of ammunition dropped on Sadam certainly made my day.

Monday, April 07, 2003

I finally get to go home!!!!!

Well, I made it...
I actually survived this day..well, it's not quite over. I still have to get home. I can't wait to go to sleep. I think it's the time change. Whatever it is. I hope tomorrow will be better.

Just another way of protesting the war...

Use more French words rather than English ones???
Now, this is funny. I wonder how they are going to do that since so many English words are already part of the German language????

- Ananova

100 visitors!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, I just checked and I finally reached 100 visitors after only a week... well, I probably was the one visiting this site mostly, but still, it feels good to be on the triple-digits.
By the way.... I still hate today and wish I would have stayed in bed..but that really cheered me up somewhat.

I still hate it....

OK, now about two hours have past and I still hate today.
I can't get the stain out of my sweater.
About an hour ago a colleague cam in behind me an smiled "Happy Monday!!!" (we do that all the time to tease each other). I swear to God, I almost cried.
I wish I could go home...I guess I could, but I don't want to waste half a day of my time-off.... And then I only have to go back out in the cold rain.
I need a quite and relaxing weekend....to myself.
I need an outlet for all my frustration or I'm really going to hurt someone..at least emotionally.
Well, I need some coffee :)

I hate Monday

How great. The week started and everything that can go wrong DID go wrong.
I couldn't take a shower this morning because the water was too cold because someone else already took looooong showers.
It got cold again and it's raining which doesn't make the morning commute very easy. And now, only three hours after I even got up I spilled coffee all over my white sweater because somebody was too stupid to put the coffee pot on its holder.
I just want to go home and go to sleep.
I hate Monday.

Friday, April 04, 2003

Off for the weekend

Well......
I guess I'll shut this down and enjoy my well-deserved weekend.
I probably won't be able to post this weekend, but I will be back...

EUPHRATES 'POISONED'

- SkyNews

Iraq Says Will Not Use Weapons of Mass Destruction

Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf said on Friday Iraq had no plans to use chemical or biological weapons against invading U.S. and British forces despite a threat to use "non-conventional" methods.

- Reuters

IRAQ'S WARNING TO FORCES

The information minister said: "Tonight we will carry out something that is non-conventional against them, not military. It will be a great example to them."

- SkyNews

Saddam Int'l Airport renamed

- News24

American RealPolitik's Morning Comics

If you want to have something else to make your Friday morning brighter...here's a little something from American RealPolitik.

Web surfers besiege website of Bagdad, Tasmania

Just a little funny story to start into the weekend...

- Ananova

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Report: Captured Woman Put Up Fierce Fight

I look up to that woman. She looks so "cute" on the pictures they showed of her but she really fought hard.

I also heard this morning that she was giving a 4-year scholarship by an University. I forgot though,, which one it was.
- Reuters

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

UK Grave Desecrated

I just ran across this and couldn't believe it. It is one thing to protest war but this...
Unbelievable.
- SkyNews

US Units Attack Iraqi Republican Guard Forces Near Baghdad

- VOANews.com

MP urges women to use 'natural weapon' against the war

I have read a story about two weeks ago, where the same thing happened in Germany.
- Ananova

Al-Jazeera most sought-after in Internet searches

- CNN

The Latest Iraq Snapshot

- Reuters

Blogeline has been added!!!!!

I would like to thank James Joyner at Outside the Beltway for linking me on his blog!!!!!
I have been checking on Blogroll.com to see if I have been linked but so far it has not shown up????
Well, thanks James.

Rescued Soldier's Family Ecstatic, Thanks Troops

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The father of rescued U.S. Army soldier Jessica Lynch lavished praise and thanks on Wednesday on the U.S. special troops who stormed into an Iraqi hospital and took his injured daughter to safety.
"We are just real proud that they risked their lives to go in and save our daughter and we hope all the rest of the troops come home safely too," said Greg Lynch in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" from his home in Palestine, West Virginia.

- Reuters

I know the news broke late yesterday but I just wanted say how glad I am that she was found. The troops are really doing a great job and one can see how well they are trained.

US General: Coalition Has Destroyed Republican Guard Baghdad Division

by VoaNews.

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

French Spiderman?????

Another sucessful anti-war protest.

From Ananova.

Problem fixed....FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, after all.. I was finally able to edit my template and resolved the problem with the URL.
I noticed that a lot of people are upset about the frequent issues with Blogger...
Feel free to bitch and complain....

Rivera will go....

Fox News Channel executives and the Pentagon reached a deal Monday in which correspondent Geraldo Rivera, who raised the military's ire when he reported operational details, will leave Iraq voluntarily rather than be expelled, Pentagon officials told CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/04/01/sprj.irq.geraldo/index.html

IRAQIS 'SHOOTING CHILDREN'

I just read this on Blogs of War. Sky news reported this...disgusting

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-12278356,00.html

Shall he stay or shall he go???

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A903-2003Apr1.html

tiny problem...

OK, just noticed that the URLs don't' show up so I am just pasting them in the text field for now. My template won't come up so I can't add the URL tags but I will as soon as I can.