03 November 2015 @ 07:44 pm
An impression from the road on my commute:

This fog hasn't lifted in days! 
Current Location: Germany, Bremen
27 September 2013 @ 09:50 pm
Early morning dyke on bike on dyke  
No one cares about my daily commute I suppose, but the view was still too glorious not to share. I always get excited when it's misty outside, so so far my daily commutes last week have been great because of the great views.

This morning, twenty to eight (I was a bit late):

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Other than that, there's not much going on at the moment, just a lot of exams and coming to terms with work. Full-time is a lot, and two of the groups that I teach are strangely bad at what they are doing, two groups are really good, thankfully, but this does mean that they need more to work with than the others and thus more preparation. School has eaten me alive.  
Current Mood: sleepy
25 September 2010 @ 02:00 pm
Decisions, decisions...  
Bremen isn't that far away. I'd have a commute of under two hours, which is doable. Has been done before, too. The ticket would cost about €150 less than renting a flat over there - and we're talking the really cheap one-bedroom flats in one of those suicide boxes they have.

On the other hand, one of those is a mere five minutes from the school at which I'll be teaching, so that would be perfect.

On another hand, I'd once again be in an LDR, and I hated that. Buut, I'd only have to commute for the first four (of eighteen) months, and then move over there together with Crocky.

On yet another hand, I'd be living all alone for the first time in my adult life, which might be a good experience.

I'm running out of hands. I'm looking at flats on monday and will have an interview with a housing corporation. If anyone has any words from the wise to share, go ahead, I'll be grateful!

Current Mood: calm
10 February 2009 @ 08:06 pm
Train ride  
On the way to a social networking event with the other students already registered for their finals in Hamburg.

+6 )

The meeting itself was not too eventful or sensible. They went through the organisational stuff once more, when to give which examiner which topics, what to discuss with them, stuff I've already done a year ago in most cases. In terms of actual networking, it was also pretty worthless for me.

I met [ profile] angie_21_237  for a coffee beforehand, though, and Crocky and I finally bought a wireless router when I got home, those were the high points of that nine-hour roundtrip. I wish there were someone with similar topics here in Hannover. Maybe I should post a sign on the library notice board after all, I always dismissed that as completely useless.
Current Mood: cold
03 February 2009 @ 11:23 pm
Book snapshots  
During my journey back to Hamburg today, the man in the seat across mine took out his cellphone and took a picture of the book I was reading (What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew - From Fox Hunting to Whist-The Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England). Or my leg. I suppose it was the book, though.

This is not the first time, either - it happened before that someone sitting next to me or opposite took down the name and author of the book I was reading, and only two weeks ago an man sitting opposite took a picture of the book I was reading back then (The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England) on his cellphone after considerable neck-craning.

Good to know I'm spreading the word.
23 January 2009 @ 11:53 am
Into the Woods  
I did sort of want to go and see the University Player's production of Into the Woods, but [ profile] fourthage's most recent music post made it a definite plan. I didn't know that the musical was that awesome, and I'm really curious to see what the UPs did with it, they are usually so very good.

A user on YouTube has uploaded what appears to be the entire thing - and after watching it I think "Agony" is probably my favourite song so far:

Pity I didn't manage to go this week already, now it'll have to be some time next week, and I have no clue when. It'll be a chaotic week as it is, as I have to go to two office hours that I intended to go to this week already - and could not, because the Professors had come down with the flu and cancelled. Seeing as I want to go to the premier of Crocky's play on Tuesday, I'll have to take a car-sharing-ride at 7am on Wednesday to be in Hamburg by 9am, when the office hour'll begin. And Tuesday, oooh, Tuesday is going to be awesome - go to Hamburg at 9:40am to make it to the office hour at 1pm, then take the train back to attend the premier, which begins at 7:30pm.
Current Mood: bouncy
05 February 2008 @ 09:57 pm
Land Unter  
Land unter [lant 'ʔʊntə] is an expression used to describe flooded grassland - well, the fact that the grassland is flooded, really.

Due to severe rains, every river, stream, lake, or puddle between Uelzen and Hamburg has grown to enormous size during the last couple of weeks. It looks as though the entire northern German lowlands are under water and I wonder what the farmers are doing with their fields now that they are so swamped.

Take a train ride with me )
Current Location: Uelzen
Current Mood: calm