Okay so I am looking for work in the Gibraltar area
I speak English and German
I can type
I can make coffee
I also have several years experience liasoning with and serving clients and customers
I can use design software to produce effective and visually engaging communications materials
So like, hire me already. You’ll be happy you did – and I’ll be a happy little working bee.
googling Numerlogy NWO is always good for a laugh
I am SO BORED OF ALL THIS WORLD!!!!!!!!!!! Thank god for the Arctic Monkeys.
I Went to Barcelona. It was okay. Our barkeep was called Renalto and was a brazilian. The end.
I got Sennheisers for my birthday. It makes everything sound 1000 times better. Sometimes you just need to turn Shuffle off.
watched the office (UK) today. it sux. i mean it’s funny but one needs to be an office worker to truly crylaugh.
did i mention i like the arctic monkeys.
I am really hsignn etiaoheikk having gone to thehaenving owiteikkahkkow hkoowpqmgujabkl. Hm. Monkeys. Keyboard. Ok I’m signing off.
of trial to me.
I will try some things out (lifehacks MIND YOU) for 30 days running. Will letcha know.
Oh, check this out – a funny movie about call centers, stay till the end
These medications have turned me into ozzy. I am in a fog and can barely be arsed to do anything. I am giving it one more week. If things don’t remove the medicines go in the trashbin and the doc can do his experimentation on someone else. This is ridiculous.
In other news: nothing.
I saw Mr&Mrs Smith, dumb.
donnie brasco, fell asleep owing to stupid medication.
chappelle show, funny at times really mediocre at others.
please please please stop snowing.
the old-cardboard/packaging trash container is 600 meters down a steep hill. Thanks to the iced-over roads I have to walk like a retard and it takes about 30 minutes to walk down – dodging cars that drive like it’s the middle of summer, skidding in the rush, often directly in the car’s path…jeez. Then how am I supposed to do this walk with a bunch of uncrushable half-folded pizzaboxes and other packaging that won’t go into any other trashcan? Seriously. I am stressed out. I want to move to some island type place where the only rule is don’t swim while drunk.
I tried out a new type of bio-trashbag – I was annoyed that the regular brown paper ones are square shaped yet the bucket is round and no-one in Germany seems to have had the idea to produce a 10-liter bucket that’s, well, rectangular. But all the bags are rectangular. Still puzzled. (There are rectangular shaped trashbins for the bio-trash size, but they are sold specifically for that and cost 30 euros while being regular plastic bins that shouldn’t cost more than 5 bucks). ANYWAY to get to the point, I decided to buy these plastic biotrashbags made of corn-plastic. Or something. They are totally 100% organic and made of corn but for some inexplicable reason smell like McDonald’s fries. (It’s true!). They are however leakier (!) than the paper ones i.e. they don’t hold out as long as the paperbags and due to some strange biochemistry, stink like hell. I don’t generate enough trash for me to fill it up in 3 days. Is this weird?
What else is new – last night I stayed up all night (not been to bed yet and it’s 7 am) because the SO had to be up at 4:30 to catch a flight that left at 7 in a city that’s an hour away. So being the dutiful wife I am, I decided to all-nighter it, thinking once I have him and dressed and out the door, I can crash. Unfortunately I’m totally awake despite being tired and am filling up my blog for the sake of doing something. One might pose the question why I don’t clean up or something – um. it’s 7 am. too loud. don’t wanna disturb the neighbors. heh. heh.
In other boring news, my hair is curling up in a manic way, my shoes have started falling apart due to overuse and my cute straw (or something) slippers (flipflops) broke. I got tile floors. This village’s shops have a penchant for the chinese grandma slippers (the ones that have a big rubber thing going across the front part of the foot with a fake buckle and no support on the back, thicksoled) which I would rather die than wear…sooo I have no choice but to run around barefoot or wearing my boots under my robe. When will winter end?
I am going to attempt to sleep now.
Q: Why is Christopher Walken so fuckin’ brilliant?
A: coz he just *is*.
Today I have done nothing but punch holes in loads and loads of paper. I didn’t know I had this many notes and have a total memory hole as to how I stored them all this time – If they didn’t have holes, they weren’t in a binder and if they weren’t in a binder and they weren’t in a box where the heck were they?? It seems the paper mountain will never come to an end. For real.
Last night we got a dvd home only to discover it wasn’t The Wedding Crashers but The Skeleton Key. Must be the initial “The” that confused us…whatever. The dvd has now been exchanged, and all is well.
I did watch The Skeleton Key last night though (alone – the SO is not into anything that looks like a horror film) and was pretty surprised – it was good! I loved the ending and the only unexplained bit for me was the white-haired, white-eyed lady in the gas station. Who was she and why was she in any way significant? I thought she even looked a bit like the antagonist, an older version – weird.
Yeah it was a good film – just when I thought it was heading straight for hackneyed-ville it turns around and makes you go *gasp* – and the best part was the realization about who it was that actually got hung that night so long ago.
For once, that girl-whose-name-i-can’t-remember-but-is-goldie-hawn’s-daughter Kate Hudson fit the role, since she most films she just plays herself.
Tonight’s Dinner Menu: Tuna Steaks and spinach tortellini. Weird combo but available combo.
Why is it only the muslim group immigrants that has trouble assimilating? Europe has its problems agreed – it’s hard for the natives to just open up their arms and they can be downright unfriendly – though I have never seen it to the degree as in, say, the Bible Belt in the US. So – why is it so hard for this group to just assimilate – the vietnamese, the srilankans (tamil refugees), the sikhs, the chinese, the thais, none of these people seem to have problems – infact they are quite well integrated, or at the very least are doing well for themselves and have managed a peaceful co-existence with the natives.
The problem with many islamic communities is that they are simply very very arrogant. They *will* not integrate. They *do not* want to associate too closely with those “blonde-whores” or interact in an agression-free manner with those “soft european boys”. Not joking, these are the things one hears regularly – this is the attitude to the native residents.
The agression starts at an early age in school and manifests itself ever stronger as the boys grow older. The females become ever more of a non-entity. By the time they are pre-puberty they are totally out of the social loop in most cases. Also, strange you might find it, but the kids of immigrants who were *born* here cannot speak the language – whereas the native-born kids of *other* groups speak it flawlessly. Why??
So the problem is not of one-sided opression, it has a big fat root also in the inability or the lack of desire for the islamic residents to just be cool and live and let live.
By the way, there are a lot of disaffected people also of other cultures, incl. the native europeans. They don’t usually go out in mobs and burn everything in sight. And finally, when a group has come in from someplace else, to get a better life, I think it’s common sense, decency and just plain GOOD MANNERS to at least *attempt* to understand and accept the ways of those that lived there already.
How many cases have we had (incl. the conquest of the americas) where the newcomers were too arrogant to assimilate and respect the natives. Where did all end? Lots of blood and tears. This is no different – not that the muslims are invading anything here, but the core of it is the same – and will end up making more more problems.
If someone is so hungup on their religion and cannot accept a secular, democratic way of life, then perhaps they *would* be happier living in a theocracy. Why live here then and be miserable and your neighbors miserable? Why for example are some parents of kids in a school in AUSTRIA insisting that the female teachers cover their heads with a scarf? Would the female teachers in an islamic land stop wearing tents and dress in a skirt/suit because the majority non-muslim students find the ugliness offensive? I think not.
Anyway – I was all defending this and defending that, but since these cartoon riots, where flags are being burnt and embassies attacked and Heads of State being asked to apologize for the actions of a privately-held newspaper… I am sorry I can’t be an “apologist” for the “poor muslims” anymore – I think I’ve had enough and am totally disgusted.
Today was a strange day. We lazed about a bit and then drove to see “Midsummernight’s Dream” (in german of course – Sommernachtstraum) in Dusseldorf. The Play was good enough and worth the 30 bucks. However, a little stupid guy from the parking garage managed to put a lousy spin a decent evening.
We were parked in a place where if we drove out left it would go into a one-way the wrong way, and if followed the Huge Red Sign that said EXIT (AUSGANG) we would have been unable to go further as it was blocked by these roadblock type things. So we went back into the one-way bit, since it was exactly 15 meteres long, and there were a couple of cars ahead of us in this bit and some cars behind us. Not really having a choice we sat there in the car, waiting for our turn to enter the main line (Reisverschluss procedure, one goes from this line, then one goes from the other line, then one from this line and so on…).
Anyway, right when it was finally our turn and we were simply waiting on the car from the other line to move up, this guy comes up agressively towards the front of our car. No identification (like a hanging badge, uniform, etc.) Nothing. Just comes up yelling something. When we just looked at him, trying to figure out what he wants he brings his hand down HARD on our car’s bonnet!! wtf? By this time my husband was getting out of the car – first of all, this guy was like *sleeping* on the job obviously or the other cars up ahead of us wouldn’t have been allowed thru. Secondly he was totally agressive, and instead of tapping on our window so we could talk to him, just yelled something unintelligible and started banging like an ape on our car.
If he had just bothered to talk to us like an intelligent person, we would have explained that we couldn’t go into the correct way into the einbahnstraße (one-way) because it was blocked by cars going the other way (these were the guys that ended up ahead of us in the Reißverschluss thing). We ended up behind them as we attempted to take the path marked EXIT in BIG BOLD RED letters…d0h! Anyway, even after the whole incident we were only able to reverse out and go back the right-way up the one-way is because the guys *behind* us saw that there was a scene being created by the moronic employee and quickly turned backwards and left for the only other possible path. Like I said, if he had an ounce of intelligence in him, the whole thing could’ve been cleared up in 1 second, since it wasn’t entirely our fault. But this guy just wanted to inform us how wrong we were, so he’d finally have something to *do* in his loser-job as the late-shift parking-garage attendant.
Finally, my husband gets back in after shoving him away from the car and gets back in and we drive the other way – no guidance from this moron as to the right way, and wait on the other exit to get out. This guy took perfectly innocent customers, who were just finished having a nice evening, and treated us like criminals from the word Go. He was just totally agressive and how DARE HE BANG ON OUR CAR???
No person has the right to go around banging someone else’s property..??!! And how on earth should anyone know he even works there when he had no ID on him or anything that would give us a *clue* that this is not some deranged freak – rather he is an employee (obviously an incompetent one, or none of this might have happened).
Biggest irony – we leave finally from the other exit, go alllll the way around and end up finally at the gate (the automatic thing that goes up after inputting the parking ticket) – there was apparently only this gate – and he made this BIG SHOW from his cabin that he was writing down our license plate number.
What. A. Stupid. Fucker. Oh GOD. I HATE SUCH PEOPLE!!!!!!!! Miserable, petty, small little shits. When they can’t behave properly like civilized people, and their victims don’t take it lying down, they get all “i am noting your license plate number”….how *ugh*. I seriously cannot handle such loser-types. They are so pathetic. Probably snitched on the other kids when he was in school – just the type to do it. *Blah*