I have been reading, just not posting. Some, especially the Steinbeck, I really loved. I have some more for school coming up and then on to some summer reading, hopefully.
328: Clemes Setz – Indigo (recommended)
329: Teresa Walser – Eine Stille für Frau Schirakesch
330: Nathaniel Hawthorne – The Marble Faun (recommended)
331: John Steinbeck – Travels with Charley (recommended)
332: Maya Banks – Sweet Posession
333: Benjamin Prüfer – Wohin du auch gehst1 day ago
I have been putting off watching the series because I am still in the middle of reading the books. I do think they are worth reading. Can’t wait to start the series eventually, though. I haven’t yet, because I know chances are I might start living in Westeros for a few weeks :) 1 week ago
I have received the 50th postcard from postcrossing a while ago. All in all, this was worth doing.
I am not going to send any more cards via postcrossing for now, though, simply because I would rather send more postcards to my family and friends, instead of sending them to strangers. 2 weeks ago
This movie is based on Benjamin Prüfer’s autobiography Wohin du auch gehst (engl. Wherever you go). It tells the story of how he went on a bagpacking tour through parts of Asia and ends up meeting the Cambodian bargirl Sreykeo. They fall in love and try having a long-distance, across-cultures relationship, when they find out that Sreykeo is HIV positive.
Both the book and the movie tell this lovestory in a very courageous, yet pragmatic way. In the end love is love and you deal with the cards you were handed. 2 weeks ago
What I want to achieve with this goal is ending up with a list of goals that are doable and something that I actually want to achieve, instead of something that I think I should. Obviously some goals that I will keep fit more into the ‘should’ than in the ‘want’ category (running or getting up earlier for example). Being things I really would like to accomplish sooner rather than later, though, I am keeping them, but might rename them to motivate me better.
And then there are those other goals … the ones I read about and wish that they’d be something I would actually enjoy doing or that would be fitting into my life at the moment. Some of them I will give up on to revisit them in the future hopefully, others I will give up on for good.
I don’t think I will end up giving up on many things, but I want to actually take time to think about each of my goals here to make sure they still apply to my life right now. 2 weeks ago
I wish you a very happy birthday! May this new year be filled with wonder and surprise and comfort. Old friends and new. Lots of family. Many achievements and some time to just be and breathe. Enjoy your special day! 2 weeks ago
My birthday was actually two months ago … but thank you anyhow :)
So far the new year is going really good – but I can always use positive thoughts and wishes! 1 month ago
“There’s something special about people who are interested in the printed word. They are a species all their own – learned, kind, knowledegeable and human.”
(Nathan Pine) 1 month ago
I have now received 49 postcards. So, one to go until I can mark this goal as done … I wonder where it will be from!?
The picture shows a collection of some cards I received and really liked. 1 month ago
Honestly I watched this movie mainly because I was curious about the reactions it provoked last summer (mostly in the US, I guess).
I didn’t hate it and I didn’t love it. I pretty much expected it to be what it turned out to be in the end: entertaining. The plot is surely predictable, but then again, sometimes that is exactly what I want from a movie. No thinking involved. I am not sure I understand all the fuss – good or bad – better after I have seen it, though … 1 month ago
I went there with my flatmate and it was really nice. Very artsy, in the same building as one of Augsburg’s theaters. Very cozy inside, yummy cake. I will definitely go there again. 2 months ago
I enjoyed this movie, even though it was fairly predictable. I do very much like Rachel McAdams and there were some really touching and lovely scenes in it. Loved their wedding vows and the idea of “moments of impact”. 2 months ago
327: Richard Bach – Jonathan Livingston Seagull
I picked this up a few days ago and decided to make it my surprise-pleasure read for those days … ended up finishing it last night. It was a short, yet beautiful story. 2 months ago
Huh, I didn’t realize that I didn’t even write a list for this week … I was certain I did and already mentally checked some things off it. It actually seems as if this has become a habit.
- Get up early.
- Yoga/work out.
- Clean the apartment.
- University tasks: prepare and study for my classes.
- Read one book.
- Connect with at least three people.
- Cook one meal out of one of my cookbooks.
- Watch one movie, I haven’t seen before.
- Time myself EVERY day when using the computer.
- Send two more postcards for postcrossing. Upload pictures of the ones I receive.
- Actively listen to one new album.
- Work on K’s present.
- Finish knitting the first sock.
- Go to the university office and deal with my organizational things.
- Learn two new things about my camera.
- Write thank-yous for birthday wishes.
- Finish the research for my term paper.
- Book the flight for May – look into prices.
- First week of class. Be prepared.
- Work: Mon, Tues, Fri, Thurs.
- Wed: Marionette theater with S.
- Sykpe with M&D.
- Sign up for Ethics/Philosophy as an extra subject.
- Possibly go out Saturday night.
- Figure out when K and I will finally see each other! 2 months ago