Mothwing
31 December 2014 @ 11:00 pm
Happy New Year!  
Happy New Year, dear flist! Hope that 2015 is kind on you and brings you joy.

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Mothwing
26 December 2013 @ 01:26 pm
2013 in first sentences of the month  
I'm in Hamburg with my family with some time to myself, so I'm doing the end of year meme, as every year. Here are the first sentences of all first posts of the month (excluding the book meme and wordless posts).

January: Over here, the weather has gotten really cold again, much to the delight of several of my colleagues who suffer from migraines alleviated by the chilly air and much to my dismay, because our car doors keep freezing shut so thoroughly that I can't defrost them enough to get to work on time.

February: Periodically, I browse the internet in search for werewolf books and most of what I find reads like a PSA for why it's a great idea to stay with an abusive partner ("Not his fault that he turns into a werewolf, it's the curse! He's not himself! It's just his violent nature that wants out!") or porn (really lulzy porn).

March: Crocky and I are going to Prague! [We ended up going to Paris.]

April: Spring hasn't quite gotten into the swing of things around here, but Crocky's tissue consumption certainly does mark the transition in seasons.

May: Creepy-crawly of the day: the common wasp, vespula vulgaris.

June: In less than two hours I'm going to be thirty.

July: Tal-y-llyn, where the sleepers lie in Susan Cooper's The Grey King. (Fire on the mountain, shall find the harp of gold; Played to wake the sleepers, Oldest of the old;), This book series may or may not have significantly spurred my love for all things Welsh.

August: I have this unfortunate tendency to pick things that I really don't want to do because I am scared of them and then do them.

September: The weather outside has started matching the feeling I've had in my knees for weeks: it's autumn.

October: Crocky and I went to Amsterdam on Tuesday and came back on Friday.

November: It was Crocky's sister Teddy's birthday party yesterday, or rather, one of them- this was the "queer adult edition".

December: I hope you get to spend some time with your loved ones and will have some time for yourselves, too, to wind down.


Hope you are all doing well, I'll catch up once I'm back home.
 
 
Current Mood: okay
Current Location: Germany, Hamburg
 
 
Mothwing
31 December 2011 @ 10:52 pm
Happy New Year  
Have a great start into the new year, my dears! 

Hope 2012 will be kind to you. 
 
 
Current Location: Germany, Bremen
Current Mood: hopeful
 
 
Mothwing
30 December 2011 @ 12:15 am
Year meme  
First line of the month, as every year. 

My life looks boring on here. )
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Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
31 December 2010 @ 05:50 pm
A Very Happy New Year!  
Dearest Friends,

here's hoping you had a great year 2010

and will have a great year 2011!



Beautiful shot of the fireworks over the Außenalster in Hamburg I discovered online.

 
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Current Mood: chipper
 
 
Mothwing
31 December 2010 @ 04:59 pm
End of year meme  
As every year... )
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Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
31 December 2009 @ 09:56 pm
2009  
Have a great start into the new year!

I hope that 2010 will treat you kindly.




Whee, fireworks )
 
 
Current Mood: cheerful
 
 
Mothwing
26 December 2009 @ 09:31 pm
Day 26  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail

My life is not interesting enough to warrant a lot of detail, but here is the gist: 

Monday: We slept in and had a very comfy breakfast together, which was lovely. In the afternoon I had my last lesson for the week! I showed my student what she could do at home to improve, under the erroneous assumption that she'd probably have some time now before the new semester kicks off in February. Wrong. Here, the new semester starts in January directly, and they have an exam at the end of the month. We had a look at the upcoming topics instead. In the evening, Crocky and I planned the rest of the week and lounged around, reading together.

Tuesday: Crocky and I had breakfast together and got some housework done before she headed off to her course and I prepared my lesson for the afternoon. I thought this would be the day of my last lesson, but this was not the case - my student had cancelled on me and I had missed her e-mail. Well. Crocky returned with the groceries and we started preparing dough, but it turned out that the vegetable fat we were using caused the dough to be too thin and too brittle once baked, so instead of six trays of glorious cookies we ended up with six trays of barely done mush that fell apart as soon as we looked at it. It was a complete mess. My attempts at cinnamon stars with sesame mush instead of ground almonds worked out beautifully, though, and I managed to make two trays of these. In the evening, we watched The Princess and the Frog.

Wednesday : What made this day specifically annoying was that the phone kept ringing at the worst possible moments, all day long. It was also the day we had picked to celebrate Christmas together, given that we'd head off to our families the next day. Well. First my brother called, sharing the experience of his driving lesson. It was interesting, but by then, the clock was ticking, because we were baking and Crocky had to leave soon after he called. We had gotten up early and started baking - preparing dough with silly food-colours which caused the dough to look sickly pink, blue and green. After my brother, S. called, enquiring about the wedding.
The cookies turned out well, though, and we ended up with four trays of multicoloured sugar cookies, another tray of cinnamon stars, and two trays of doggie-shaped chocolate cookies for my mother. Crocky had to head off to theatre and a church service accompanied by her choir and I did the doggies as well as chocolate chip cookies, which I knew my family would like. An unidentified number called two times, while I was stuck in the oven and in the shower respectively. Crocky's Dad called just as I was balancing two trays of cookies on top of each other, trying to get them into the living room and I missed him, too. Crocky returned in the evening and we decorated our sugar cookies and fell into bed, exhausted. Shortly after, my brother called, asking about whether I wanted to have soup the next day, then Crocky's sisters, enquiring about her exact arrival time. Blegh, family.

Thursday: Crocky had to get up early to catch her train, and I sat around at home, waiting for my father who had offered to take me with him, since Hannover is on the way for him when he drives to Hamburg, anyway. I studied a bit, did a daily dungeon, hung around, tidied up. We left at around twelve, had lunch together at a little restaurant on the way and arrived at home at around four.
My brother and I decorated the tree, we had tea together, handing out presents, then, a while later, had fondue. In the evening, my brother and I discussed magnetism, tesla coils, and quantum mechanics.

Friday: see  below - as described yesterday.

Saturday: I hung around all day, studying and gaming during the breaks, avoiding the huge, huuuge pile of dishes still left over from our baking escapades.

Sunday - ?? The return of my soon-to-be-wife, hopefully. More studying. Probably doing the dishes.

My life is so damned interesting.
 
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Current Mood: bored
 
 
Mothwing
24 December 2009 @ 11:08 am
2009: End of the Year Survey  
Post the first line of the first post of the month for all twelve months.

January:
And the dentist says: Caries under the freaking filling that was in the tooth.

February:
Screw the quests there (in Thor Modan).

March:
I found this today: The Fantasy Novelist's Exam, by David J. Parker

April:
I am practising baking cupcakes because I want to bake Crocky's brass players something nice because they always bake, and my mother's birthday is today and I want to bake her some tasty cupcakes, albeit less chocolatey, because I think she would prefer fruit instead of a chocolate explosion.

May: Another reason to love this city is being woken up by a fifty-piece marching band parading past our window, then the world music type drums of the counter-demonstration coming the other way and making the walls shake, the seeing all our neighbours at once as they're cramming their faces against the windows to catch a glimpse, and holding on to the warm shape of my girlfriend's back as she hangs herself out of the window to catch a glimpse of the band before they vanish around the corner of the street.

June: Having had lots of fun with the Zeit.de version of it, I'm currently playing around with the "EU Profiler".

July: I've been searching for fresh peppermint plants for ages, but even though they always have rosemary and sage in stock our shops never offered any.

August: I found this on YouTube yesterday.

September:  Yesterday, Crocky and I went to SeaWorld, and it's a beautiful place.

Oktober: A couple of weeks ago I went on an excursion with a group of hunters from Hamburg to see the wild ponies in Dülmen.

November: At the end of December, Crocky and I are going to get an eigentragene Lebenspartnerschaft.

December: One of the downsides of studying at home is that I get far too distracted.
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Current Location: Hannover Mitte
Current Mood: awake
 
 
Mothwing
17 December 2009 @ 02:44 pm
Day 17  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)

Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)

This is really trite,  but I really do like the Lübecker Totentanz by Berndt Notke.

Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Mothwing
15 December 2009 @ 12:38 pm
Day 15  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book

Day 15 → A fanfic


I'd like to recommend A Sue's Story by Resourceful Idiot. One of the best and most entertaining fics I've ever read.

Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Mothwing
06 December 2009 @ 02:24 pm
Day 6 - Nikolaustag!  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote

Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy: one of my favourite Christmas Carols:



What's yours?

Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Mothwing
05 December 2009 @ 02:18 pm
Day 5  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book

Day 05 → Your favourite quote

I don't really like quotes. For a long time, it used to be, "All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.". I was a depressed teenager.

It's probably this passage from Carpe Jugulum, though:

"'There's no greys, only white that's got grubby. I'm surprised you don't know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That's what sin is.'
'It's a lot more complicated than that-'
'No. It ain't. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they're getting worried that they won't like the truth. People as things, that's where it starts.'
'Oh, I'm sure there are worse crimes-'
'But they starts with thinking about people as things.'"

Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
03 December 2009 @ 08:17 pm
Day 3  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie

Day 03 → Your favourite television program

Probably Deep Space Nine. Star Trek was my childhood, and DS9 is the series that was most fun watching and discussing with my friends.



Another favourite is Worst Witch, and my current favourite is and runner-up is Merlin, although I am not even sure why. It's trashy and anachronistic, but so much fun to watch.

Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
02 December 2009 @ 07:46 pm
Day 2  
Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie

Again, I don't really have a favourite movie. The movie I have watched most often is the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice, so it's probably that one by majority view.



Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
01 December 2009 @ 01:13 pm
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] hungrymoon  
Day 01 → Your favourite song

I don't really have one, but I really love this song by John Dowland.



Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
31 December 2008 @ 11:28 pm
Happy New Year!  
Happy New Year, everyone!!

Have a great night and a great year 2009!

There are already good news for the new years, too: Terry Pratchett is now Sir Terry.

Why I'm on LJ half an hour before midnight? Crocky's caught a cold and is fast asleep. I think I'll just wake her briefly at midnight and then let her sleep again and watch the fireworks in the city centre from our window.

Edit: We did watch the fireworks from our window. Our neighbourhood is thankfully full of very rocket-happy people who all live in apartment building, so more fireworks come per square meter of street than in my part of Hamburg, resulting in a multicoloured sky for hours.



Open the window... )
 
 
Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
31 December 2008 @ 12:00 pm
The 50 book challenge 2008 masterlist  
... in which I read too much Terry Pratchett for my own good.  This entry is backdated.

★ - I really did not enjoy this book.
★ - Not too bad, not that good either.
- Ok.
- Very decent read.
- Excellent!

  1. Wicked by Gregory Maguire -
  2. Winnie and Wolf by A. N. Wilson -
  3. Benachteiligung gleichgeschlechtlich orientierter Personen und Paare, von Hans P. Buba -
  4. Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer -
  5. Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman -
  6. The Stone Gods, by Jeanette Winterson -
  7. Tintenherz, by Cornelia Funke -
  8. A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian, by Marina Lewycka -
  9. Penguin's Poems for Life, Laura Barber (ed.) -
  10. Art & Lies. A Tale for Three Voices and a Bawd, Jeanette Winterson -
  11. New Moon, by Stephanie Meyer -
  12. Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby -
  13. Imperium, Robert Harris -
  14. Slam, by Nick Hornby -
  15. Pompeii, Robert Harris -
  16. Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy -
    The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane
  17. Homeland, by R. A. Salvatore -
  18. Mein Herz so weiß,by Xavier Marias (I only half-finished this one, I'm going to finish it in '09)
  19. Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi -
  20. Middlemarch, by George Eliot -
  21. Eric, or Little by Little, by Frederic William Farrar -
  22. The English Language - a guided tour of the language, by David Crystal -
  23. Drachen, by Joseph Nigg -
  24. Who cares about English Usage?, David Crystal -
  25. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris -
  26. Homoplot - The Coming-Out Story and Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Identity, by Esther Saxey -
  27. A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Bad Beginning, Daniel Handler -
  28. A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Reptile Room, Daniel Handler -
  29. A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Wide Window, Daniel Handler -
  30. A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Miserable Mill, by Daniel Handler -
  31. A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Austere Academy, by Daniel Handler -
  32. A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Ersatz Elevator, by Daniel Handler -
  33. A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Vile Village. by Daniel Handler -
  34. A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Carnivorous Carnival, by Daniel Handler -
  35. A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Slippery Slope, by Daniel Handler -
  36. A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Grim Grotto, by Daniel Handler -
  37. A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Penultimate Peril, by Daniel Handler -
  38. A Series of Unfortunate Events - The End, by Daniel Handler -
  39. Herr Lehmann, by Sven Regener -
  40. Slam, by Nick Hornby -
  41. Equal Rites, by Terry Pratchett -
  42. Truckers, by Terry Pratchett -
  43. Diggers, by Terry Pratchett -
  44. Wings, by Terry Pratchett -
  45. Autumn Term, by Antonia Forest -
  46. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, by Muriel Sparks -
  47. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer -
  48. Sons and Lovers, D. H. Lawrence -
  49. Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox, Eoin Colfer -
  50. Monstrous Regiments, Terry Pratchett -
  51. Nation, Terry Pratchett -
  52. Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris -
  53. Maskerade, Terry Pratchett -
  54. Breakfast with Scot, by Michael Downing.
  55. I, Claudius, Robert von Ranke-Graves -
  56. A Hat Full of Sky, Terry Pratchett -

 
 
Current Mood: cheerful
 
 
Mothwing
09 January 2008 @ 09:39 am
The 2007 50-book challenge masterlist  
Last year:
Books between years:
 
 
Current Mood: calm
 
 
Mothwing
02 December 2007 @ 04:54 am
First line of the month meme  
Not counting flocked entries and Memes:
  • January: Seriously, years are shorter than they used to be in the old days.
  • February: Happy birthday, Greg!
  • March: Yesterday was the last day of my internship, and every teacher told me how well-prepared and how well-thought out my lessons and sequences were, and what a good teacher I am going to be.
  • April: When does this ever stop?
  • May: Hagenbeck's 100 this year.
  • June: I may not be able to post any entry longer than three lines at the moment, but maybe I can post pictures?
  • July: The Collar
  • August: Crocky and I spent the HD release weekend in London rather spontaneously, for the HD release, and also as a little treat just for the two of us to celebrate.
  • September : As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies dráw fláme;
  • October: I am such a good girl.
  • November: Third-Person Limited Omniscient Narrator Blown Away By Surprise Ending
  • December: I'm out job hunting again, writing scores of applications and offering myself up to the dark forces of the job market.
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Current Music: (IMH) Veni, Veni Emmanuel
Current Mood: content
Current Location: Hamburg
 
 
Mothwing
06 January 2006 @ 06:46 pm
 

Resolution #4:

Caramel Shortbread.

The quickest way to gaining weight very quickly and dying happily as something with the weight of a small orca. The most delicious treat to be found up here. Scottish Ambrosia, I'm telling you.

Resolution #5: Check.

Some of them are quite blurry due to changes in size made by bugbitten and they're very snapshotty, I know. But then, I am not an artist like Beri and others of you out there. :)

Well, off to go shopping, and then... yummy. Shortbread.

 
 
Current Mood: cold
Current Music: Library sounds
 
 
Mothwing
06 January 2006 @ 05:11 pm
Resolutions  

I hope you had a great start into the new year! 2006. Wow, that sounds futuristic. Another year... I was going to write an entry about how wonderful 2005 was, but I don't think I'll manage. Maybe I'll backdate something later on, because I hate myself for never looking back on a past year.

So, in the new year I will...

Resolution #1: ...write about the old year.

I can already see myself not doing that. So, only very quickly... 2005. Great year at the university with great people, especially [livejournal.com profile] angie_21_237 , [livejournal.com profile] count_tygath ,[livejournal.com profile] lordhellebore and [livejournal.com profile] moonystone (alphabetical order), great courses.
Especially Professor Freytag's Old High German course. The man is one of the best teachers ever. Great start into the year with Crocky and her family. Great time at the school, teaching, realising it is actually something I... can imagine doing for years without going bezerk or thinking I am caught, have decided to be and stay mediocre. Great time in summer with Crocky. Great time in Glasgow so far.

And some things which were so absolutely terrible that they made me wish for a plane ticket to get to the people involved, things which made me realise how far even Glasgow can be from home, and how hard reaching out to people over the net can be.

Resolution #2:...spend more time with my friends. They are what makes life interesting.

We are not doing much at the moment, apart from sitting around and learning stuff for the university, fooling around, cooking, watching videos, gaining weight due to cooking and watching videos.

Resolution #3: ...lose weight, dammit!! Otherwise I'll look like this.

Resolution #4: ...try new things and new recipes. Oh, wait, incompatible with Resolution #3. Never mind.

Resolution #5: ...take pictures of Glasgow and upload them.

Resolution #6: ...never, everrrr again give in to procrastination to the extent I did last year. Seriously, finishing an essay only HOURS before the deadline is NOT acceptable.

Resolution #7: ...actually read the things I am interested in and not just stick to the curriculum due to laziness and a very unhealthy "I'll-do-it-later"-mentality.

Resolution #8: ...write. I always say that. But there are stories I just want to finish... and I never do. I guess that's it. It'll be fun to look back and see what I managed to do.

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Current Mood: content
 
 
Mothwing
07 January 2005 @ 05:29 pm
Ill and bored  

The New Year - or rather Old Year survey I nicked from Frankie.  )

Had to stay home today because of a persistend cold.

Thinking about 2004 is depressing, in spite of all the good things which have happened. I have the feelings that I have achieved... more or less nothing. In academical terms. Learned too little, been too lazy... And I still don't know what I can do with my life. Or should. Sigh.

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Current Music: My Sacrifice - Creed
Current Mood: bored