Friday, October 30, 2009

The day of the dead

Writing blog entries is both a blessing and a curse. Let's start with the blessing part. I particularly like the fact that I have put all my thoughts into phrases that helps me to structure them and to come to an conclusion. It's also positive to have all the brilliant, exiting, interesting, boring, and mundane ideas in a safe and cozy place. So that's the upside of blogging but there are issues that are neither good nor bad and one part is about sharing all the ideas. Whatever I write in here is read from my friends and family therefore I don't want to write about certain topics, my mind is focusing on a lot, to avoid hurting someone's feelings or at least to avoid endless discussions. Opening a door into my life by publishing what I do, like, buy, hate, fear also showed me that it has an impact on other people. After being diagnosed with SHL (sudden hearing loss) I didn't feel that sharing ideas would be wise and stopped writing posts. I never expected my mother to start worrying because of missing post in my blog but I'm very thankful for all the support I got.
When I wrote most of the lines in advance I never expected this post to end like this. I intended to write a half humanistic and half ironic post to let all of you know that I thought I found a way to rebalance my life. Unfortunately life itself doesn't seem to be balanced at all. Throughout the passed years there had been better times and worser ones. Today will be one of the worser ones. I've never been good in giving up or letting things go but there is one particular event in life were you have no other chance than to accept what happened. Death. I've often thought about death, the meaning of live and why all living things need to die sooner or later, but I never thought that I would loose my father so soon. I rather saw us fighting about ridiculous topics like conventional versus ecological farming. Coincidently, I talked about death a lot today because of the upcoming festival of the dead which is celebrated in Mexico. It's a fair like holiday where all people commemorate the loved ones who passed away.
I'm not even close to a neutral feeling right now. Thus if you don't find any further post in here I just didn't find anything nice enough to write about......

Rest in peace father.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Hopper :)

I'm really hooked up I want to be part of the next hopper event. Thus I created my own hopper at


Browsing the web I found an exhilarating video. Thus if you experience a week the just plainly su***, I recommend watching it. Enjoy all the colours, dream of the fun they might had creating the clip.

Monday, October 26, 2009

I'm in love

Thank god that Apple was created. Thus I never ever run out of ideas what to do with my money :). Here is a new object of desire:
Yes it's a mouse and no it cannot cook coffee or do anything else than being a mouse. Unfortunately it's beautiful white and understands gestures..... I really want to have it.
Unfortunately it's from Apple and I'm too penurious to pay the price for it (at the moment).
Speaking about Apple I saw a great Simpsons' episode last year in which they deal with the hype around Apple. Here is a part of it, enjoy:

Take care.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Instruction Manual

Nearly everyone had had this moments when he/she needed to put something together or gain knowledge from a manual and failed completely. What was supposed to be a cupboard turned out to be a mass of flake boards that will collapse instantly. In contrast to the cupboard experience many people are holding great manuals in their hands every day e.g. when they are using an air plane to get somewhere. I'm talking about this 3 pages of safety instructions which are demonstrating where to find what in an emergency and how to get out of the plane if necessary.
Recently I received a "safety instruction" card for the internet. Well, not that I really need one but I liked the way it communicate information. It's in German but you'll know what's meant with a little fantasy :)

Take care while shopping via the internet ;).

Monday, October 19, 2009

Office Art

Working in an office on a 9 to 5 base can be challenging. There have been and there will be times in which I rather want to be a carpenter and actually see my work shaping up in a less literally meaning.
Nice coworkers are essential for surviving in such moments. I'm lucky because I work in a great team. Here is a drawing one of my coworkers made for me:
It reminds me that I should take life easier although I can be tough sometimes.

Friday, October 16, 2009

hyvää päivää

Something I really want to learn sometime is Finnish. It has so many ä, ö and ü in its words. Plainly beautiful. I am considering to start learning it after I finished the Swedish course I hardly work on :). So I might start learning Finnish in 5 years or more :(.
As far as I know it sounds challenging to learn the language they do have a weird word order:

For instance the sentence from the picture "Pysäköinti vain paikan varanneille!" literally means (The) parking only a place for people who own reserverd.
Sounds like fun doesn't it?


Thursday, October 15, 2009


Finally I have some time left to post the pictures from the trip to France where we did geocaching. Geocaching is hiking for the web 2.0 crowd. To make hiking more interesting to people who rather look at forests via google earth, the hiking part is woven into a game. The aim of it is to find the caches (little plastic boxes with small and more or less useful gifts). Caches are listed in an internet portal with their coordinates. To find one of them a forrest navigation system (GPS receiver), hiking shoes, good weather, and a strong will to find that plastic box is needed.

Here are some pictures of our high-tech hide and seek trip:

After I tried this type of hiking I'm still not convinced that hiking will be my favorite free time activity in future. I fear that the impression of hiking being a useless used timeperiod in which people practice an antiquated way of traveling, will stay imprinted into my brain for a while. Nonetheless I have to commit that it was fun.

What the....

This post is dedicated to my sister Birgit.
I know I'm stubborn so I refused to put more action in getting rid of my tinnitus by seeing yet another doctor. Coincidently it got worse so I went to my GP and he sent me to the physiotherapist which I did this morning. The session itself was quite short but it hurts like hell.
This therapists probably have a special class on how to make the patient feel their malpositon in only 10 minutes.
To be honest thank you Birgit for you advice and patience also I hurts I am convinced that it will finally help :).

P.S.: I'll post pictures I made yesterday as soon as I'm home but that will take a little bit longer than usual because I'll go to a juggling club tonight to practice juggling without risking to hit the beamer in the living room.

Stay connected. Me.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bye bye nice and sunny weather


I spent the last weekend showing Karlsruhe to my cousin and his girlfriend. Although it rained most of the time it was funny. Unfortunatly the weather will not be much better in the upcomming days:

On Wednesday I will do geochasing in France and I hope it will not rain all the time. By the end of the week the weather here will adapt itself to Swedish standarts (e.g. Malmö).

Take care :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tell me who I am...

Time is passing by so fast at the moment that I forgot to show you what I discovered on Tuesday. When I was riding from my piano lessons to work I followed a particular car. The car was somehow interesting because it was really ugly and someone had even put duct tape on it....

Thus if you are a Porsche fan an you know which new model or test car I spotted. Let me know ;).

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Malsch a town with People

Astonishing but true, there can be life in Malsch. Yesterday was a federal holiday in Germany and many people used the Friday to go shopping and to create a catastrophe like environment in every supermarket. Thus shopping was a big issue at work at Friday too. My boss told me that she stood up earlier than usual to hit the supermarket before all the other people could do so.In general one should assume that according to the behavior most people should have enough to eat at home after a power shopping trip.
The town I live in declared some Sundays as shopping ones. Today was one of these. They advertised it as a fair but it's just not comparable to real fairs. We went to town to eat one of our favorite turkish dishes which are only offered when there is a fair. So we saw many people, normally you don't spot many people in the streets. I took a photo to show you how crowded it was but my quick internet research told me that it illegal to publish
such pictures. I'll ask my favorite lawyer tomorrow whether this is right or not. Until I found an adequate answer to this question I'll show you the elk I made but it's still work in progress.
Andreas calls it "Radar Elk" because of it's antlers been sewn on the opposite side of the head. Once I finished "Radar Elk" I'll take another picture.
I hope you had a great weekend too and enjoy the evening. :)

Early morning

Good morning everyone.
Today I woke up at 5:30 and could not fall back to sleep. Since then I listened to music and took an early morning walk to the cash-machine and the bakery to buy rolls and bread. To make it a bit more interesting I took my camera with my and tried to make pictures with the night shot function. Most of them turned out horrible but one was not that horrible.
Today I will do some office work bur I really have to find a motivator otherwise I will either end up playing Bejeweled Blitz the whole day or sitting in front of my sewing machine busily creating Tilda elks. :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A new Month

Today is October the first and I like to take the opportunity to start over this month. Last month was the most interesting and frightening one for a long time. Although it had some great downs I also got rewarded with some nice ups too.
Not only has my average blogpost per day ratio fallen to 0.4 I also figured out that I didn't feel comfortable with the goal of 1 post per day. I therefor decided to lower it to one post every two days. I strongly believe that this is a great ratio and I'll give my best to fulfill it.
Staring a new quarter of a year is alway quite interesting. Normally it is because I resume my quarterly goals and step forward to the next ones. This time I'm a bit behind my goals but that's okay for the moment. I started this quarter rushing to work to be on time for my English lesson which were great even though we started at 8:00 in the morning.
Apart from that the weather changed to more autumn like temperatures today and I could finally try out my Swedish boots:

Before you start asking me via multiple communication channels, yes they are pink comfortable and I'm not kidding on you. :)

See you soon.