Archive for the 'Life As I Know It' Category

Jan 2009

Culture? Check.

In the first five days of the year I watched „Dogville“, which after initial doubt turned out to be much, much better than I actually expected, the 1959 movie version of „Die Buddenbrooks“, which also was really good and has Liselotte Pulver, who – I admit – I just love, love, love watching and patiently […]

Dez 2008

Hello Estonia!

It’s cold, it’s windy and I already love it. Plus, they have a garlic restaurant. Awesome.

Dez 2008

Because it’s Almost Christmas

…this is coming from my latest toy. Guess what.

Sep 2008

Proof That I’m Not Colorblind

This is a great game (at least I think so), where you have to arrange colors by hue order. My score was 3, which seems to be pretty good. How well do you do?

Sep 2008

… And Then The Lawyer Was Killed, And Then He Had To Run, And Then…

Here’s one not-so-clever idea on how to spend your evening. Watch a movie with your significant other and then both fall asleep around the same time, optimistically assuming that the other will stay awake and be able to tell you how it ended.

Sep 2008

I Knew It Was a Bad Idea

There’s one proof that there’s a limited capacity for the human brain to learn from experience. As in: Why the hell do we still try to go to IKEA on a Saturday? Basically there are two reasons for this: a) The only other day we could go is after work on a workday and 2) […]

Sep 2008


I still need some shelves for the kitchen and we also need some pictures for all of these damn walls around here, but after my paint job, we finally got our lamps installed and now it nearly feels like we’re done. Not quite, but close enough to fool yourself to believe it. This is how […]

Sep 2008


Google Chrome makes me so damn happy for a variety of reasons. It’s not just that it’s pretty and fast. It also has a couple of developer tools integrated that – without having a lot of experience working with them yet – look like they do about exactly what I want them to do. Sigh.

Aug 2008


I think the whole thing including setting everything up and tidying up after took me about ten to twelve hours. But so worth it.

Aug 2008

Look What I Did Today

I have blisters on my hand and am covered in red and green (and a couple of white) sprinkles, but I’m also really proud. Need to paint everything once more tomorrow, but then it should be done. (And hopefully look as good as I hope it will.)

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