Wednesday, March 31, 2004


Deutschland siegt ueber Belgien!!!!!

Herzlichen Glueckwunsch!

New Book

Well, I finally got around to updating my current book I am reading.
You can see that on the left side of this page on the very bottom.
It's a novel that supposedly has some truth to it. The book is called The Da Vinci Legacy by Lewis Perdue. It is very interesting. I like to read about things like that, that involve the church and conspiracies.
After I am done with my current list I am actually starting to read a couple of books about the Holy Grail, but more about that later.
I bought this book because all of my other books were packed up and I found this book at the store around the corner.
I am actually currently reading all of the Anne Rice novels....well, not all but all of the Vampire Chronicles and Witches Stories. I read the first two witching stories when I was younger and so I bought the first three and then started on the Vampire Chronicles. I already have them all but there are about three left to read for me.


I have been living without cable TV for about a week now.
On Friday the cable guy came and told me that he couldn't hook us up because our house was not connected to the main cable line, so he called the department responsible for that and they told him that they would take care of that on Monday. So I called Monday to schedule another appointment for Tuesday and asked the customer service representative if they would hook the house up for sure on Monday and he said that this was sure. So, yesterday my husband waited from 2 PM to 6 PM and nobody showed. I came home called the cable company and was told that the house is still not connected. Well, thank you for calling me. So, I got a 20 Dollar credit to my account and now have to call them to ensure thee and then I can schedule another appointment.
What the hell is that?

I am seriously thinking about satellite TV but then I hear all those horror stories about not reception and you have to have receivers in every room, plus I wanted the cable high speed internet.

Anyways, because we are so deprived of TV we decided to watch a movie last night. Well, mainly we wanted to see if the VCR was hooked up right, so I picked the Blairwitch Project. I am not ever watching a movie like that on a weeknight in a brand new home that is empty, ever again.
swear I thought the Blairwitch was going to get me.
But, as you can see I made it....for now.

Monday, March 29, 2004


Well, almost.
We were able to move everything over to the new house and clean the old one. Most of the stuff is unpacked, but all the little stuff is still boxed up. This week I'll finally get to my office and set the computer up.
I am so exhausted, but happy!!!
Today was my first day riding the VRE. Those seats are comfortable. Had I know how nice it was, I would have started a year ago. Anyways, I have a lot of stuff to do at work here so I won't be able to post much more.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

One last post

....for now, but probably for the rest of this week.

Hopefully I will be moved and still happy when I return....

Is it normal that you feel like it's not working out???
I know of buyer's remorse but we haven't even signed the papers yet. I feel like something is going to happen tomorrow and we won't get the house....that would suck.
But I always get like this so it might be normal to feel like this...for me anyways.
Who knows?

Monday, March 22, 2004

a real post

...for a change

Ok, since I WILL BE MOVING this week, I will not be posting as much, but that is not really a change since I hardly post anything anyways. So, I will pretty much only be able to post today and tomorrow.
I already took my home computer apart yesterday.
Little note to anybody who is planning on moving soon: DO NOT pack the little twisty thingies until after all of the wires and cables are packed!!!! Unless you don't mind spending a fortune on ziplocks (or using all the ones you have) to separate all of the cables.
I hope I'll be able to put everything back together once it's time to set the computer back up, but I marked the bags pretty good (e.g. "EPSON printer cables").

In other news: not much.
Had a nice but quite weekend. Right now, moving and packing and calling phone companies is pretty much all I do all day, so there's not really anything to post about.

Oh, another hint for people that are moving soon: Try to be very careful in calculating on how fast you will finish books, so as to NOT pack the next book you were planning on reading.

So, I figured I'll just go to a bookstore and get a magazine or something else to read, however I forgot my wallet at home, which is really stupid because I have no money, ID or driver's license, which means I drove my car to the metro stop this morning without a driver's license. So, my husband, who currently suffers from allergies, and probably has nothing better to do, has to meet me at the metro this afternoon and give me my wallet.

Well, that should be it for now....


I will celebrate my Blogiversary on the 28th of March!!!!!

Since this is on a weekend and I don't usually blog during the weekend I figured I better mention it now. Plus, I'll be moving too so who knows how much time I'll have.

Friday, March 19, 2004

I am out of here!!!

OK, I think I'm done for the day.
As you can see I was not at all creative today, so I better leave at that and go enjoy my weekend.
So, I hope all of you have a nice weekend!!

It is Friday!!!!


This will be our last weekend in the old house.....time went by so fast.
I tried sending pictures of the house to my folks but some didn't arrive so I'll have to sit down again this weekend and resend the ones they didn't get.

That brings me to my "almost one-year-old" plan on buying an external harddrive. I'll need at least 60GB.
So, if anyone has input on that, please let me know. I was thinking of Maxtor, but a nice small portable one would be cool too.

The Friday Five

If you...

1. ...owned a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve?
Well, I always liked restaurants that serve a mix of food. There is a really nice chain of restaurants in Germany, it's called "Brasserie", which is French for Brewery. They have the restaurant divided into three areas, one looks like a cafe, with small tables, then they have a bar area and a restaurant area.
But I would like to have a bar. I think the easiest food to serve would be gratins, with all kinds of different ingredients.

2. ...owned a small store, what kind of merchandise would you sell?
Something fun, but I don't know what. It would have to be something special that you can't get everywhere.

3. ...wrote a book, what genre would it be?
Suspense Thriller. Something exciting.

4. ...ran a school, what would you teach?
Foreign language, like German. I always thought it would be nice to do that, especially since I am fluent in German. I even passed the test teachers have to take if they want to teach a foreign language. But I couldn't teach older kids. I would be too afraid of them. Elementary School would be fun.

5. ...recorded an album, what kind of music would be on it?
I don't know. I like so many different kinds of music. Maybe something slow, because I like to sign slow songs.

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Back to Work!!!

Well, although I only wanted to take half a day off work yesterday it ended up being the whole day.
We had our pre-settlement inspection and everything seems to be going good. Just a couple of tough-up jobs and that should be it.
So, as far as I can tell next week we are moving!!!! Well, we better, because we packed most of the house up already and reserved a moving truck....

Tuesday, March 16, 2004


Nothing more to post so I figure I just go and enjoy the rest of this fine Tuesday afternoon.
What a strange day. I don't like rain and cold weather. This sounds like a perfect evening for wine. hmmmmmm.............which one to drink????


I will move!!!

But not as you might think...

I was just looking around online and I think I am old enough to leave blogger.
Once I have moved into the new house and set up my new High-Speed Internet, I will register my domain name and start the whole process.
Right now I am thinking about Hosting Matters and MovableType.
If anyone has any ideas or advice, feel free to let me know.
Thank you!!!

Fifty Word Fiction

Over at Ted's I saw a link to this. I might try it, but I am bad at writing.
Anyways, if you are interested try it out!!!

UPDATE: OK I posted mine in the comments, but I figured I put them in the post as well.

It was a warm, sunny day when Sam decided to finally get it over with. He put on his best suit, combed his hair for the first time in months, and walked out of his little apartment into the crowed streets.
"Being around people isn't really that bad," he thought.

Nothing to Write about

Absolutely nothing!!!!
After such a beautiful day yesterday (well, I think it was), today is just depressing. Starting the day in the 40's and going down into the 30's really sucks after a day in the 60's. And it's raining too. This is the worst part about winter/spring because it goes back and forth and you just get teased.
I really can't wait until it is finally spring and I can put that stupid winter coat in the closet (or finally bring it to the dry cleaners) and forget about it.

Other than that, nothing is really going on.

Tomorrow we have the pre-inspection of the house that is hopefully going to be ours next week. I think it'll go ok. We already know a couple of things that are wrong with the house (nothing major), but they'll be able to fix them within a week.
I can't believe that I am going to won my own house.
I was talking to my dad this weekend and he said it was amazing that it took them 10 years after they moved to West Germany to buy a house and it took me 5. But the circumstances are different, so I don't think you can really compare that.

Anyways, hope your day is going great (or at least good)!!

Monday, March 15, 2004

Back to Work!!!

Well, the weekend's over already, but that's ok, because the faster time goes by the quicker I'll be living in my new house!!!!
I can't wait.
Well, the weekend was nice. I made the best Goulash ever....well, my mom's better but mine was close. Everybody loved it.
I was trying to find a Lesco recipe online so I wouldn't have to buy it, but I only found one. I don't know. My mom always buys it in a glass so I think I'd rather stick with that idea....
So the next big thing is my famous cheesecake, but that'll have to wait until we have moved....

Friday, March 12, 2004


I hate late Friday's, but it's the weekend now!!!
Have a nice one!

Yet another stupid lawsuit

A US man's suing a fast-food chain because he says he suffered physical disability after biting a hot chicken burger.

Frank Chancellor from Greenville, South Carolina, says the burger he bought from Burger King was so hot it scalded his mouth.

- via Ananova

Yeah! Burgers should be cold.

I was thinking about a cool lawsuit the other day when I was at a McDonald's last weekend.
They had just mopped the floor and put up one of the signs that warn you about the wet floor. As I was walking towards the soda fountain I didn't see the sign because I was already looking at the multitude of sodas I had to chose from. Sure enough I ran right into the sign. Now, shouldn't there be a sign warning you about the sign coming up?

Finally Friday!!!!

This week was weird....I don't know why, but it was.
I can't wait for the weekend.
I was going to bake a cheesecake but it seems that the baking form wanted to be packed already so I guess that'll have to wait until we have moved. But I will be making Goulash (spelling???). It took me all week to get the recipe from my mom and I found some very good Letscho (spelling??? again). I hope it'll work out, but it's not that hard to make. It just takes so long.
Other than that I really need to clean up the bathroom and office so that can be packed. I should go through my clothes as well but I already know that that'll be horrible. I can't throw away stuff, even if I don't wear it anymore. I used to have this really cool and comfortable pullover that my dad gave me. He used to wear it when he was young. It was a knitted one, like sailors wear (not military) and after a while it just started to fall apart but I kept wearing it until it just didn't work anymore. I think it had more holes than anything else. But I kept it for a couple of years until I made up for it by buying about three of those pullovers, one of them an original one. But I don't wear any of them.
Anyways, so I have to get rid of many of such clothes so I expect this to be an emotional weekend....
But what the hell? I am going to move!!!!!!!!

Friday Five

1. What was the last song you heard?
Well, I am listening to the radio right now and they are playing Tracy Chapman's "Talking about the revolution". I love her, which reminds me I should get my tapes (yes, I still have tapes!!!) out, but they have probably been packed already.

2. What were the last two movies you saw?
I know we watched some movie on TV the other day but I can't remember what it was. Before that we rented some movies and I chose "Stalingrad" and "The princess and the warrior". Both are German movies, but they are subtitled. Very good.

3. What were the last three things you purchased?
Well, I ordered some man food online (Cheesecake!!!!). Yesterday I called around to make sure that the water, gas an power would be turned on when we moved, but I don't know if that counts as purchasing something?? Oh, I paid for dinner last weekend.

4. What four things do you need to do this weekend?
I need to do laundry; Sort through all of my bathroom stuff and throw away anything haven't used in the last 6 months; Do the same with my office and throw away all of my papers and stuff; And pack up anything that we don't need for the next two weeks.

5. Who are the last five people you talked to?
My husband, my stepdaughter, my neighbor, my colleagues (those were actually a number of them).

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Moving Update

OK, all of the pictures are off the walls. No more curtains and many of the bookshelves are down as well. It look empty. So, that's how it'll be for the next two weeks.
In other news: We will get our homeowner's insurance policy today!!!!

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

What is wrong with people?

Every time I read something like this (and it happens way too often), I get sick to my stomach.
How can people treat their own children like they have no feelings and aren't worth anything?

BOYNTON BEACH - A woman and her boyfriend used a bedsheet to tie up her 1-year-old daughter so they could go out dancing, according to police.

The baby's grandmother, Olivia Claros, 50, arrived home shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday and heard her granddaughter, Hayli Nicole Claros, crying hysterically from a bedroom. A sheet was tied around her neck, arms and legs, according to a police report.

via the Drudge Report

Monday, March 08, 2004

See Ya!!!

I am out of here. Finally.

A happy Post

For a change I figured I should post something a little more upbeat. So I sat down (well, I was sitting down already), and started to think about the positive things in life that are worthy of posting. Then I thought, it doesn't really have to be worthy of posting since this is my blog and I can post whatever I want. I could blog about issues I have with my skin or whatever else comes to mind.
So I came up with a well-expected, and joyous activity I have planned for tonight, after I get home from work: I will start packing up my house!!! That'll be fun! It really will, because I can't wait to move.
So, here I am again blogging about the house, but, like I said before this is my blog, and I can post what I want.
So, I hope you're as happy as I am!
More house posts later (I promise).

I hate Mondays

To keep the in tune with my previous post, another complaint.
I don't like Mondays. It doesn't matter if I stay up late on Sunday or go to bed early; Mondays always start sucking after lunch. What is up with that?
Well, two more hours and I am out of here.

What a wonderful weekend it was!!!

And that's just WAS, NOT IS anymore. Now it's getting cold again and we all have to go back to work. But who cares? I reserved a moving truck on Saturday because I AM GOING TO MOVE!!!!!! Finally, the house is ready. Two more weeks and we close.

Friday, March 05, 2004

Have a nice weekend!!!!

I'm sure I will.
Too bad, it's supposed to rain tomorrow and Sunday, but as long as I can sleep in, it'll be fine.

Friday Five

Almost forgot about that...

What was...

1. ...your first grade teacher's name?
Frau G....I can't remember...but that was when I was still living in East Germany...
How about Frau Hell when I was in fourth grade in Hamburg?

2. ...your favorite Saturday morning cartoon?
Didn't have one. I guess it's just not a Saturday morning thing. But I loved "Das Sandmaenchen", which is a nightly show they had on in East Germany (and even after that) with the Sandman. I remember it always ended with him throwing the sand and then I got tired and went to bed....

3. ...the name of your very first best friend?
Dorothee. After I moved away from Berlin she came to see me (after the wall came down), but then we lost contact.

4. ...your favorite breakfast cereal?
I like frosted flakes and Smacks, but I hardly ever eat cereal. I like bread or rolls.

5. ...your favorite thing to do after school?
It used to be some kind of sport, but then, once I got older, it was getting stoned.
Now like a cold beer after work.

Thursday, March 04, 2004

I'm off

Well, not until an hour or so, but I am done with blogging for today...
Maybe tomorrow I'll actually have something to post....who knows? It'll be Friday!!!!!

I need some motivation

Lately I've been getting so tired at this time of the day. Not really tired but I just don't have any energy.
I am starting to count the hours until I get to leave.
I can't even get any work done.
And it's not that there is anything going on that makes me upset and bothers me.
I am a happy camper, really.
So what is going on?????


Hamburgs älteste McDonald's-Filiale geschlossen

Wirklich, denn ich kann mich noch erinnern, wie ich manchmal nach der Schule aus dem Bus (damals war das der 182er) stieg und mir etwas von McDonalds gegonnen habe. Oder als ich eine Eltern angebettelt habe mir doch mal schnell einen 10er zu geben, damit ich dort Mittag holen konnte.

Komisch schon, was sich so alles aendert bzw. geaendert hat....und das in nur 5 Jahren.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

That's it

I have nothing more to say or post.

I will start my countdown here and hope time passes really quick because I want to go home, or outside and enjoy the rest of this beautiful weather here.
Maybe I'll go out to eat tonight........

Where I have been

I always liked those maps that highlight where you have been in the world or the United Sates.
So, as I was just looking around on Rocket Jones' blog, I saw that he has those too, and so here are mine:

Guess, which Interstate I travel a lot?????

create your own personalized map of the USA
or write about it on the open travel guide

Well, I always thought I went to many countries, but it doesn't look like a lot. I am still young and have time to travel so that'll fill up.

create your own visited country map
or write about it on the open travel guide

What's wrong with people????

OK, somebody needs to explain this to me.
What has a Mickey Mouse statue, dressed in an outfit Janet Jackson wore over a decade ago, to do with he Super Bowl performance?
Disney took down this 6 foot statue in Orlando according to Gary Foster, a Disney spokesman, told the Orlando Sentinel, stating that "considering all the controversy it drew, we talked it over for a couple of days and decided it would be best to replace hers with a new one."
It also states in that article "The Jackson statue used a tight black outfit". My god, Mickey Mouse really looks offensive.
Judge for yourselves:

Maybe it is because Mickey, supposedly a male, is wearing something a woman wore????

Get over yourselves!

- Via the Drudge Report

A great Howard Stern discussion

Jeff Jarvis has a very interesting discussion going on about the whole issue with the FCC, Clear Channel, and Howard Stern. I have been reading most of it and find it very interesting.
Take a look and voice your opinion.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

I'm back

After an involuntary long weekend I am finally back at work. Although today would be a nice day to stay at home and enjoy the wonderful weather. They say it'll be about 72 degrees today!!!!
Oh well, I lost that day yesterday trying to break the world record in "Who can hug the toilet the longest????" I'm sure I won.