Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Object of Desire

When I was still at school, this used to be my object of desire: a lamy pen (and in blue, no less). At that time (I don’t know what it’s like today) those pens were a status symbol of sorts in school. They were expensive (still aren’t cheap today) and thus only few kids had them. I borrowed one from a friend once and was surprised at the smoothness of the writing – even though my handwriting isn’t (and never was) the best.

I spent ages as a teen trying to develop a ‘pretty’ style, but somehow I ended up with a rather hushed up handwriting whenever I’m in a hurry (even though, on the picture, you see my ‘pretty’ handwriting for special occasions).

I still like using ink pens instead of ball pens, because they seem more comfortable to my hands. The reason for this might be that ball pens usually are quite slim in Germany and thus ink pens simply lie better in my hand.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Weekend Update

A little late this weekend, but here it is, my weekend update.

  • DVD to watch: “Without a clue”
  • Book to read: “A Collection of Stories” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Game to play: “Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened”

Of course, I’ve also been writing and amusing myself in other ways.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

It’s the morning of the 25th of December and that means it’s Christmas.

Merry Christmas to all readers of my blog!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Today, Christmas starts in Germany. And, as last year and the year before that (and so on), today my ‘No bitching until the 2nd of January’ resolution will be renewed. In the time ‘between the years’ – as they say in Germany – I will not bitch (though I didn’t do all that much bitching this year, did I?), but write little posts about this and that.

Let the time between the years begin!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

We have snow!

Due to our area in Germany, my hometown does rarely get a white Christmas. We’re on the border between the valley of the Rhine and the Black Forest. As the valley is always a bit warmer, we don’t often get the low temperature for Snow – at least not before January (just like this year).

But this year seems to be special, not only did it start with lots of snow, we’ve even gotten snow right at the moment. As we had a very warm November, nobody really expected any snow close to Christmas. But it has gotten very cold over the last two weeks or so and yesterday in the evening, snow started to fall.

There’s not that much snow on the ground right now (lucky me, I have to keep the sidewalk in front of my house clean this week … until today, that is), but we have snow and very cold weather (well, cold for our area). And it’s close to Christmas.

Will we have White Christmas this year? I don’t know, the snow could be melted until then. But chances have definitely risen.