Donnerstag, 20. Januar 2011

Cat Thursday

This is a meme hosted by The True Book Addict.

My picture of the week shows Mina - ready to hit the road:

She carries the bag in which I store my bathing costumes - maybe she wants to tell me that I should get more excercise? - I hope she doesn't mean that I should wash me again because in her opinion I am stinking.. I think I am pretty neat.. - well, I thought that. ;")

Another cat with wanderlust:

Freitag, 14. Januar 2011

Three Things on Friday

I try to let you take a look into my mind - and start to present three things on Friday which concerned me that week.

1. the world is drowning. The high-water in Germany is actually ridiculous in comparison with the Australian or Brazilian problem.

This picture shows the Deutsche Eck (=German Corner) in Koblenz - my aunt lives in that town - at this point the river Mosel joins the Rhine. When you're standing on its cone end you can see, that the rivers have different colours - when you get granular on this picture you can see it, too - from home. ;")

The flags are the flags of the 16 Bundesländer (= federal states. Germany is made up of 16 states) and the German flag - it shall remind of the German unity - you can see them better on the following picture. Today the Deutsche Eck is - like many streets in Koblenz and many more German towns - under water:

Well, but this is almost nothing in comparison with Australia:

Queensland is so enourmos big (7x the UK!)- and now it is mostly under water!

Did you know that an ancestor of Queensland's Premier Anne Bligh was Captain Bligh from the Bounty? (- yes, the "Mounity on the Bounty"! ...- ) I don't know if that will help her, but I think she has a really hard job right now.

And Brazil!
This video makes me sad - the poor dog!!!

If I would loose my cats - I would jump into the floodsright behind them. - I don't think I would be able to save them - but I could not stand the feeling that I LOST them like that. I am always the living picture of guilty conscience because I think I could do more in so many ways - and this scenario would kill me.

I'd like to think that the dog from the video was rescued right behind the camera view.. Yes, I am going to believe that. That dog lives now a happy life. I won't discuss that.

And I cant even imagine how the families of the flood victims must be feeling right now! I learned that ca. 500 people died because of the flood!

2. German food is (again) poisoned - in eggs and chicken/pork meat from Germany dioxin is found. Dioxin is high toxic. It can cause cancer. Would you like the thought that your meal is going to kill you?

(source of picture: dpa)

I don't bother that much about me (I don't eat meat and the eggs I buy are from organic farming - so this time I am in luck.) - but I think that this is a completely outrageous situation. If it comes to foodstuff such thing must not happen. And, dear friends, this is happening in Germany (and the world I guess) way to often. There are even reports that it was NO ACCIDENT that the dioxin was mixed into the animal's food.

3. The shooting in Tuscon (Arizona), U.S. of A. where congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot through the head. The last week I concerned myself with the assassinations of John F. and Robert F. Kennedy. So this became creepy up-to-date.

So, - what made you tick this week?

Donnerstag, 13. Januar 2011

Cat Thursday

This meme is hosted by The True Book Addict.

My pictures of the week:

Here we have Mina demonstrating her "No more pictures, please"-attitude. :")

While Lucy is a bit more relaxed:

Have lovely week! :")

Mittwoch, 12. Januar 2011

Litling along.. ..with Elke Sommer (and a certain trio)

Elke Sommer sings German. I like that song. It's cute. She looks amazing. I love the choir!!

What more can I say?

It's the beginning of a German movie from 1965 - nothing important.. Just plain entertainment. - Oh and it needs some time to load, so: please be patient..

I bet they hired the same chorus for this song as they did here:

Dienstag, 11. Januar 2011

Lyrical Tuesday (1)

This is a meme hosted by Universe in Words.
I just stumbled over this -
and I (when this is a surprise than you're new to my blogs.) LOVE it! ;")

The idea/rules:
1. Think of a song that has inspired you
2. Choose two sentences
3. Explain what they mean to you
4. Post a link to the song
5. Be lovely and visit other people!

Let's be honest: Isn't this an awesome idea?!!?

So, here is the song I have chosen to be my first on this meme:

Led Zeppelin: THAT'S THE WAY
Two sentences:

And yesterday I saw you kissing tiny flowers, But all that lives is born to die.

I just love this sentences. It reminds me that everything is going to end. The good things - which makes me apreciate them even more - and the bad things - what raises my hopes.

But now's the time to look and look again at what you see, Is that the way it ought to stay?

If things bother me, I'll figure out what bothers me exactly - and if there's something I am able to change, I'll change it. This is going for almost everything: Little mendings, going to elections and vote (Hej, I am a woman. I am going to vote whenever I can. This is what I owe all these brave suffragettes!) etc.

Besides: Led Zeppelin are great! Somehow this song reminds me of summertime.. What's your song? Go visit Universe in Words and leave a link!!

Montag, 10. Januar 2011

Meet Me on Monday (2)

This is a meme hosted by Java @ Never Growing Old.

1. Have you (only you..not a group) ever won first place in anything?

That's something I really can not remember.. Assumedly not.. ;") I was one of these "why can't we all win? This is ridiculous!" teeenagers.. ;")

2. Are your toes always painted (sorry guys...this question for girls only)?

No, but my toe nails are.. ;"P

3. What color eyes do you have?

Green (and a bit brown? Always depending on the light and on my mood..)

4. Look to your left....what do you see?

A cat - Mina. She is staring at me and now I have the urgent feeling that I have to feed her...

5. Soft cookies or crunchy cookies?

She'll get cat food.. ;") er.. Don't know.. I think soft. I read somewhere that this is a step backwards in childhood..

Donnerstag, 6. Januar 2011

Cat Thursday

This great meme hosted by THE TRUE BOOK ADDICT.

My favourite cat picture of the week is this:

There's nothing better to make you feel comfy than a cheery kitten -well, a full grown cat is at least as good! ;")

Dienstag, 4. Januar 2011

Jane Austen's fight club

I just found this - and found it hilarious - I am no friend of violence and I LOVE Jane Austen's books - but this made me laugh:

Montag, 3. Januar 2011

Meet Me on Monday (29)

Java at Never Growing Old has a weekly meme called - you might have guessed that - Meet Me on Monday, which allows US - completely egocentric (well, would we be blogging when we weren't?) and participating - to tell YOU - who are VERY INTERESTED.. - who and how we are, just by answering 5 question Java is posting. ;"p
Or you could see it like Java, who is absolutely right with this: "Blogging is a funny thing...we tell our most intimate thoughts for all to read and yet most of the time I find myself sitting and wondering, "who is this person!?" I know them...but yet I don't know them! I want to know who the person is behind all those words so I thought of a great way for all of us to "meet" each other!"

So here is my first attempt on this meme:

1. Do you have any New Year's resolutions?

Doing more memes - checked. :")

2. What food item are you craving right now?

Does coffee count?

3. When is your birthday?

September 11

4. What were you doing an hour ago?


5. Last thing you cooked?

I baked a "polka dot almont coffee cake"
- I call it "polka dot" because it is spotted.. - so don't try to google the recipe.. ;")

Sonntag, 2. Januar 2011

Happy New Year!!

I hope your 2011 will be great - with not to much washing up. ;")

And: A BIG THANK YOU to every salesgirl/woman/man out there, who had some hard times with customers who buyed like crazy around christmas and start now to change their gifts!

Thank you for staying calm and friendly and even smile!

Listen to a great song, which always cheers me up:

Have a great time!