Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A baby turtle, a ducky sweater and metal cats. {Ten On Tuesday}

Hallo meine Lieben,

it is Tuesday which means that I am linking up with lovely Alyssa. I hope you are all having a fantastic week. 

1. You can all help ending the horrible Canadian baby seal slaughter by signing this petition. I guess we all agree how wrong it is. 

2. I love how this cat greets her/his owner. Way to go cat. Found on Cute Overload

3. I am trying to win the lottery. Wish me good luck.

4. If you want to see some metal musicians and their cats you can go here. Love to see some mean looking guys being all cuddly with their feline family members.

5. This is way too cute not to share. Also found on Cute Overload.

6. I am really trying to eat healthy and I eat my fruits and veggies every single day but right now I am craving all kinds of unhealthy stuff. Vegan fondant eggs, sugary almond milk cappuccino, chips, marzipan, gummi bears....

7. It might sound weird but it is so much fun to watch bunnies eat. It really is. They always look hilarious.

8. I am absolutely and totally and completely in love with this fantastic sweater.

9. I am thinking about baking a carrot cake but I have never made one before so I wanted to ask if you guys have a favorite recipe? It does not matter if it is vegan or not, I can "veganize" it. I would really appreciate it a lot!

10. I can't stop listening to "Hungry Heart" by Bruce Springsteen. I guess I am weird. 

Have a fantastic week! Thanks for reading!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Five Things. A dog-licking goat, an awkward professor and safari party chocolate.

Hallo meine Lieben,

happy weekend! Hope it is full of sunshine  and fantastic things. Please check out my friend Celeste's Five Things as well. 

1. This candy.

Saw all that stuff at the store which stocked up on vegan delicacies (which is very exciting) and could not resist. I had the fruity version of these gummi bear thingies before and they were fantastic so I can't wait to try the cola ones. And come on, rice milk chocolate shaped like safari animals. I don't even know if I want to eat them because they are way too cute. But I tried the chocolate bar (with crispy rice pops) and it is heavenly! Yay for more vegan options. I am really exciting that groceries stores start to sell more vegan products. 

2. These animals.

I found it on Cute Overload. These animals are just so unbelievably fantastic. I mean, that goat is just funny and never gives up to try to make the dog play with her. And come on, a dog-licking goat is brilliant. And the dog is so patient and unimpressed. Can't stop watching these two. 

3. This book.

I do not usually read books about love. But this one sounded so interesting that I made an exception. I haven't finished the book yet but I can honestly say that I am surprised how much I like this book. The main character is hilarious and reminds me a teeny tiny bit of Adrian Mole. This book makes me laugh and it touches my heart. Unless the other half of the book turns out really crappy, I definitely recommend reading it. Here is a short description I found on Goodreads

"An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper."

4. This entrance.

This is the entrance to a bookstore. I would not mind having an entrance like that. And my own book store.

5. This show. 

I am re-watching Freaks and Geeks (not that I have tons of other stuff to catch up with) because the show makes me feel good and comfortable. It's like meeting an old friend. I also took a test to find out which Freaks and Geeks character I am and my result is Ken Miller because "sarcasm is my second language."

Happy Sunday to you!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Random Thursday. What I'm looking forward to in spring...

Hallo meine Lieben,

welcome to another Random Thursday with LinEm and me! We're so happy that you are a part of it. I hope you are all enjoying your week! Almost weekend! yay!
And happy National Farm Animals Day!!
Each year in America an estimated 10 billion farm animals are killed for food. An unfathomable 99 percent of these animals are forced to spend their entire lives confined to factory farms. It is time to change this. 

Spring is definitely one of my favorite seasons, right after fall. It has been pretty nice here over the last couple of days. Sunshine, warmer weather, lots of flowers and everything is colorful. And here are the things I am especially excited for. 

Not freezing to death.

Well, I always have cold feet and freeze when others don't but I guess it is not as bad as in winter. There is a picture of one of my friend's birthday party and everybody wears t-shirts and summer clothes and I wear a scarf. That pretty much says it all I guess. It is definitely nice to not have to freeze as much as usual. 

The smell after a spring rain shower.

Can't really describe the smell but I guess you know what I mean - kind of fresh, grassy, clean and pure I would say. Definitely a good one. 

Fruits and veggies. 

I love fresh fruits and veggies, preferably directly from the garden. So spring is definitely a good time for me. I mean, Spargelzeit (asparagus time) starts in April! When I was a kid we had a huge garden with all kinds of veggies and fruits, it really was like paradise. I just had to go outside and got everything I wanted. I hope I can have that again some day. 

Books - just because.

Books are always something to look forward to. No matter if spring, summer, fall or winter. So I have to mention them all year round. 

Hearing the birds sing.

I love to wake up and hear the birds sing. It is the perfect way to start a day. Makes you happy immediately. 

Wearing ballerinas again.

I think I mentioned these before.

Don't get me wrong, I love my boots. But after months and months of wearing nothing but boots it is nice to be able to wear something else again. Still might wear boots in the evening. Because...you know....cold feet. 

What are you looking forward to in spring?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Smart kitty, Pig Beach and a cottontail rabbit. {Ten On Tuesday}

Hallo meine Lieben,

how is your week going? Hope it is fantastic. You can link up with lovely Alyssa here.

1. If you want to see a really smart cat then you need to click here. I am impressed.

2. I took the test Which backyard wildlife species are you? and my result is: cottontail rabbit. Perfect result I would say. Rabbits rule.

3. I need to move to Pig Beach, an uninhabited island in the Bahamas which is populated by lots of swimming feral pigs. Sounds like the perfect place to live.

4. And bunnies obviously. 

5. One pair of these shoes in European size 39, please. Thank you. They are vegan and fabulous. 

6. It is so true. Everybody can make a difference. 

7. I really don't know how many times I have heard this question before. Nobody cares about your protein intake until they find out you are vegan. Ironically a lot of plant-based products contain more protein than any meat. 

8. I might have a Black Books marathon this weekend. It is time to re-watch one of the best shows ever. 

9. I found some vegan Easter candy which I always loved as a kid and now I can't stop eating. I had planned to wait until Easter to open the package but I got so excited that I had to try. And it did not disappoint. I don't even know why I like it so much because it is way too sugary for my usual taste. And obviously it is clearly against my cutting out sugar policy. Bloody hell.

10. A corgi and a dachshund. I am in love.

Have a fantastic week! Thanks for reading!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Five Things. Sugar bowl love, cuddly seals and a cookie monster.

Hallo meine Lieben,

happy weekend! I hope you are all enjoying it and having a fabulous time! Please check out my friend Celeste's Five Things too!

1. This sugar bowl.

I saw it in the store. It is pink and red and gold and there is Snoopy on it. I do not necessarily need a sugar bowl but I am sure can put something useful in it. Like earrings or buttons or coins. It makes me happy so it is useful.

2. This video.

I found the video here. Watch it, it will make you happy. One of the most wonderful things I have seen. I love the guy's reaction.

3. Cookies. 

I found the vegan version of the favorite cookies from my childhood (Prinzenrolle, for all the Germans) and now I am happily eating the whole pack without feeling guilty at all. Sometimes all you need is cookies. 

4. This tea set. 

Hello? Cats AND tea! Just added this to my wishlist. I am quite sure that tea tastes even better out of this gem. 

5. This cake stand. 

Because you need something sweet while you drink your tea. And because my cookies will look even better on that thing. And because I am old school. Lots of reasons to buy this thing.

Happy weekend!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Random Thursday. Best April Fool's prank ever....

Hallo meine Lieben,

happy Thursday and welcome to another week of Random Thursday. LinEm and I are happy that you are a part of it! Hope you are all having a fantastic week!

I have to admit that my post might be pretty boring since I usually don't try to make any April Fool's jokes. Nor had I ever to suffer under them. I mean, my Dad always tried when I was a kid but there is nothing really worth writing about. At least I don't remember. Maybe I am just suppressing the memories though.

My cats would totally rock this outfit. I am sure. Not sure if they would wear it longer than a minute though. 

Who would not want to have a picture with David Hasselhoff in it? I mean, that guy reunited Germany!

As you can see, you clearly need to help me out and tell me some of your best April Fool's jokes since I totally suck at this!

Have a fantastic week!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

An otter named Iivari, an imaginary friend and a bad day. {Ten On Tuesday}

Hallo meine Lieben,

welcome to a late Ten On Tuesday. I was way too busy yesterday for any kind of blogging. I hope you are having a fantastic week! You can link up with lovely Alyssa here.

1. If you want to see a guy and his otter friend who lives in his backyard then you need to click here. Otters make the funniest noises by the way. And the otter's name is Iivari. 

2. I want to learn Finnish now. 

3. Yesterday really wasn't my day. I woke up in the middle of the night and wanted to check on the bunnies. On my way there I stepped into what the cat must have thrown up at some point at night - only wearing socks. So I took off my own sock and walked downstairs to get paper towels. I slipped on the last step of the stairs and almost broke my neck. When I wanted to take the paper towels out of the bathroom closet I knocked over a pack of 250 cotton sticks which I had to gather up from the bathroom floor in the middle of the night accompanied by two cats who really enjoyed playing with cotton sticks. That's my life.

4. Moone Boy is one of the funniest shows I have ever seen in my entire life. I can't wait for the next season. I really can't. And if you have not watched this show yet then I am telling you that you HAVE TO. I mean it. 

5. Which reminds me of another show that is freaking perfect. Black Books. Manny rules. 

6. I am currently craving coconut milk cookie dough ice cream. 

7. I have a strange obsession with crime documentaries. Last weekend I watched one about Columbine, one about Jeffrey Dahmer, one about John Wayne Gacy and one about the Highway of Tears. I am planning to watch more this weekend. Any recommendations?

8. Did you watch the How I Met Your Mother finale? What are your thoughts? I don't want to say anything right now since I don't want to spoil it for you but please leave your impressions in the comments. 

9. True.

10. Something cute because that is what I need. 

I am sorry for the lack of posts right now. I am also sorry for not being able to come up with something great right now. It will get better. I promise.

Have a fantastic day!