Samstag, März 31, 2007


link and image: new scientist

what do you see?
right, it's a phantom-like picture of albert einstein.
now step back a few metres from the screen and look again.
and voilà, he became a famous woman.
was siehst du?
ja, das könnte doch nach albert einstein aussehen, oder?
nun geh ein paar schritte zurück und schau wieder drauf
und du wirst sehen, dass er sich in eine frau verwandelt hat.

Donnerstag, März 29, 2007


damn! got a parking ticket yesterday. this is something which i surely do not need. paying money for nothing is sooooo... mean.

parktickets werden doch nur vergeben, um junge mädchen zu ärgen und die geldbeutel der stadt zu füllen. so gemein!

Dienstag, März 27, 2007

need money!

this is going to be my next bed! right, i need a new bed but first i need money. who doesn't.

Samstag, März 24, 2007

football reloaded

after the successful football year 2006, 2007 seems to become even better. germany is the leader in group d (qualification for the european championship 2008). they've just won against the strong czech republic.
poor england in group e. what's going on there? so unlucky and fruitless. i can reuse my handball-picture.
deutschland führt im fußball die gruppe d an (vorentscheid zur em 2008). heute gegen die starken tschechen gewonnen.
da muss doch gleich das handballbild nochmal herhalten.

Freitag, März 23, 2007

literary afternoon

my afternoon was very entertaining and i now fancy reading new books thanks to the "leipziger buchmesse" (leipzig's book fair). guests today were, among others, guenter grass (nobel prize winner) and wolfgang biermann, two contemporary german authors. both of them presented their new books. guenter grass, whom i had met earlier this year (he signed my book!!)

and whom you can see in the picture, appeared in his old brown jacket as always. it was a normal interview but then, out of the blue, his voice changed (due to the microphone?) and sounded like a droned out lp. i had to laugh out loudly, so funny. but in the interview, grass criticized something which i had also noticed: the differences between german newspapers decrease enormously (he bemoaned the loss of high level) which means that they more and more resemble each other and assimilate the big tabloid german newspaper "bild".
biermann, on the other hand, acted like a politician and talked and talked and talked. the presenter was slightly unable to cope with him. very entertaining.
grass und biermann auf der leipziger buchmesse - zum kaputtlachen. ;o)

Donnerstag, März 22, 2007


felt inspired by this site and made a trip to the big swedish furniture store: found some more or less useful items (a bamboo window shade, photo frames, pans etc.) and rushed to the cash desk - *gulp* half an hour waiting and i nearly lost my mind but in the end i was strong – and waited... but what shall i say? forgot other things so that i have to go there again. send me an email, text me or call me if you want to go to men’s hell aka ikea with me.

you always buy useless things as you can see in the pictures. actually, it is meant to be for another use but my sheep felt cold due to the recurring winter.

Mittwoch, März 21, 2007

that's me

You Are a Chocolate Cake

Fun, comforting, and friendly.
You are a true classic, and while you're not super cutting edge, you're high quality.
People love your company - and have even been known to get addicted to you.

this time, choconet agrees.


although spring is officially starting today, it's snowing again, yaaay
heute ist offizieller frühlingsbeginn, und was soll ich sagen, es schneit

Dienstag, März 20, 2007

american dream

another film i watched about the american dream: the pursuit of happyness.

obwohl der film bereits seit dem 18. januar im kino läuft, habe ich ihn erst jetzt gesehen.

Montag, März 19, 2007


this is definitely something for my garden! *g* a pub in ten minutes, how cool is that? what a shame that you can't play darts inside. :) if you google "inflatable pub" you get more links with more photos.
as we say here in germany: prost!
oh ja, ein aufblasbares pub - das möchte ich auch haben...

Samstag, März 17, 2007

beef and guinness stew

as we have st patrick's day and i can't take part in one of the festivals i made a traditional irish beef and guinness stew (yes, with real irish guinness!). found the recipe one year ago in an english magazine and now i cook it from time to time coz it's delicious. trust me!
and here's the recipe:

you need:
2 pounds lean stewing beef
3 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons flour
salt, freshly ground pepper and a pinch of cayenne
2 large onions, coarsely chopped
1 large clove garlic, crushed (optional)
2 tablespoons tomato puree, dissolved in 4 tablespoons water
1 1/4 cups guinness beer
2 cups carrots, cut into chunks, Sprig of thyme

what you need to do:
first, you trim the meat of any fat or gristle, cut into cubes of 2 inches (5cm) and toss them in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of oil. then you season the flour with salt, freshly ground pepper and a pinch or two of cayenne. after that, you toss the meat in the mixture.
heat the remaining oil in a wide frying pan over a high heat. brown the meat on all sides. add the onions, crushed garlic and tomato puree to the pan, cover and cook gently for about 5 minutes.
transfer the contents of the pan to a casserole, and pour some of the guinness into the frying pan. bring to a boil and stir to dissolve the caramelized meat juices on the pan.
pour onto the meat with the remaining guinness and add the carrots and the thyme. stir, taste, and add a little more salt if necessary.
cover with the lid of the casserole and simmer for 2-3 hours very gently until the meat is tender.
taste and correct the seasoning. you may scatter with lots of chopped parsley.
and of course, you can add new potatoes and vegetables of your choice.

Freitag, März 16, 2007


choconet enjoyed the day outside with chocolate, chocolate ice-cream and hot chocolate!

Donnerstag, März 15, 2007


spent the day at my sister's and my sweet little nephew showed me that there are other things in life than annoying exams.
AND i went shopping in one of my favourite shops and bought something. *smile*

frustration shopping, jogging, eating

during the last days the weather was so enlightening but what was not enlightening was my exam on tuesday morning which i certainly did not pass! it was one of those exams where you have to learn things by heart and i so hate learning things by heart! anyway, someone who wrote the same exam one month before told me the questions in advance. that is always very helpful coz the professor always has the same stupid questions. so *stupid and lazy me* i only learned those questions she could remember and thought this will be enough to pass the exam and - you might already divine it - the exam contained different questions.
shopping afterwards wasn't very helping escaping my frustration coz i didn't buy anything. jogging afterwards wasn't very helping coz my stamina was too bad. eating masses of food afterwards wasn't really helping coz my stomach gets easily used to it and just wants more.
i know it was my fault but why did this old-fashioned teacher not use the same questions this time? have to wait a whole year to redo the exam. :(

Freitag, März 09, 2007

smell it!

open the window! smell the fresh air!
it's already spring (for me).
go out and enjoy nature!

Montag, März 05, 2007

who wants to be

a millionaire? me! me! my bf just had a phone interview with "who wants to be a millionaire" (german version) coz he had written some "application" postcards in the past. the questions were quite tough because it wasn't multiple choice, you had to find the answer by yourself. let's wait. they call him back tomorrow.


have to write a term paper. it is due... mh... actually was... on the 28th February. dunno what to write. dull. thought i can finish it till tomorrow and hand it in but i don't feel like it. help!

Samstag, März 03, 2007

b'day painting

today i go to a birthday party and that's my present.

hope the birthday person likes it.

Freitag, März 02, 2007

library witness

in the library: i go to a computer room to research something. there's only one guy inside and when he sees me he looks at me like "what do you want here? that's my library. leave me alone". i don't care, maybe he's got a bad day. so i go to a pc and do some stuff. then i print something, go to the printer and just by chance i see his screen. naked women in clear positions. but only for one second. then he closes the window and a word document appears. back on my pc, 10 min later the same game. collect some sheets from the printer. this time i deliberately look at his screen and again, see some p**n stuff (hope i don't get flagged by google). just for a second or two. now i know why he had looked at me with that "friendly" face.
i go to the copying machine and meet a male friend. i tell him about that guy. he gets curious and wants to see how he looks like. a word and a blow, he walks towards him until he can see his screen. but that guy doesn't close the window, he just continues watching his p**n.
i mean, ok usually the computers are only for research stuff but who cares? everybody does something else and this time there were enough other unused pcs, so no problem. no, the thing which bothers me is just that in front of me, he felt embarrassed or whatever watching that but in front of another male person he just felt cool or what? go home boy and watch your dirty videos there or get a life!

Donnerstag, März 01, 2007

chair chat

ordered 4 normal chairs

and 2 bar stools some time ago.

received 6 normal chairs but no bar stools.

called them and they sent 2 bar stools but didn't take the 2 spare chairs with them.
called them again and they collected the 2 spare ones but also delivered two others. maybe another 2 bar stools?
no! i nearly fell off my chair! they delivered 2 completely different chairs.

and now i have enough of this chair talking and go to bed.