Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Me and my mate. Questions and answers.

Hallo meine Lieben,

I hope you are doing great. I found these questions on Christina's blog and I thought it might be fun to answer them. Thankfully David agreed to join. It would have been a little boring otherwise. 

So here are some questions answered by David and me. 
That's us by the way.

Your house is on fire. What five items do you grab before you leave?

David: Assuming people and animals are safe: my phone, laptop and external hard drives which have pretty much my entire life on them, and as much of my music gear as i can carry, but my Fender Strat, Peavey Classic 50 and pedal board being priority.

Katrin: First of all I would rescue the animals and make sure that people are safe. Then I would take as many books as I can carry. And my stuffed animals.  I would also take electronic devices like my laptop, my phone, my Kindle and my external hard drive. Because there is so much stuff on it. Oh, and I need some clothes and shoes. I would probably burn to death. 

If you could be/had to be the main character of any movie, who would you be?

David:  The Bride in Kill Bill. Despite the fact that, 1, she's a woman whereas I'm a man and, 2, she goes through a ton of horrible shit, she is unstoppable both physically and mentally, and I think it would be interesting to be an assassin. I might not be normal. 

Katrin: One of the McManus brothers in The Boondock Saints. Because they are so damn cool and do what they want. As you can see something is wrong with us because David wants to be a woman and I want to be a man. 

What physical feature do you love most about yourself?

David: My teeth are pretty good.

Katrin: I know that's pretty boring but I really like my eyes. And my mouth...and I hated my mouth as a kid because other kids made fun of me and said that my mouth is so big. But many years later a sales person in a store told me that I have lips like Brigitte Bardot and that makes me feel awesome because Brigitte Bardot looks pretty good and she is an animal activist so I like her a lot. 

Tell us why your name is your name. And if you don't have (or know) an answer, make one up.

David: David means "beloved," and I guess my mom and dad love me. He's also a main character from the Bible, which might have played a role for them.

Katrin: The hospital I was born in exploded and a doctor named Katrin rescued me out of the flames. That's when my parents decided to name me Katrin to honor that woman. Okay, I might have made that up. My parents really liked the name. 

What is the greatest place you've ever traveled to?

David: I've traveled out west three times to Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Arizona, and I can't get enough of it. I want to live there some day.

Katrin: I love being at the North Sea and Amsterdam is my favorite city. I also like Colorado a lot because the nature is beautiful. And the Croatian islands are very great places. Oh, and Venice. 

Are you a morning person or a night person?

David: You shouldn't even talk to me in the morning.

Katrin: I am not very talkative in the morning. I need a coffee first. So I guess I am more of a night person. 

What's your favorite memory with your childhood best friend?

David: In high school, I played in a band with my best friend and his brother and those were great times writing music and playing shows.

Katrin: I spent every day with my best friends Julia and Susi. We had lots of fun building a stone age city. 

If you had to move out of the country where would you move to?

David: As my wife is from Germany, that seems like a logical choice, but I really like Amsterdam.

Katrin: Iceland, Ireland or the Netherlands. But I am sure it would be fun to live in Germany with David too.

What's your favorite meal and why?

David: I like a lot of kinds of food, but if I'm given a choice of where to eat, I would choose a good Chinese buffet every single time.

Katrin: Indian food. I love curries. 

I hope you enjoyed our little questions & answers game. Please feel free to ask if you have any other questions you want us to answer.
And have a great Wednesday!


  1. "I would probably burn to death."
    That cracked me up!!!

    Love the "story" about your name. I like it too :)

    I think I'm gonna see if Jarrod'll do these with me.

    1. Haha, it's true. Things like that happen to me.

      And you should totally do it too! :)

  2. I have got to learn to drink coffeee int he morning because I am a terrible morning person and even my former au pair family knew better than to talk to me in the mornings - oops.

    I'd def take the external drives too - so many pictures!

    I just about died at your name story haha - how cool would that be if it were true!

    1. Yeah, I am in a crappy mood without a coffee. I don't know why but I just need it.

      It would be awesome if that story would be true. Haha.

  3. COLORADO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) xoxo

  4. i love reading this. i would be torn between brought as many as book i can carry if my house were on fire because i love all my books and i don't think i could choose just some. and i'd definitely grab my phone, laptop and external drive!

    1. That's why I think I would burn to death. Haha.

  5. Oh wow, I really loved this, it's so interesting and nice to read. :) I had lots of fun. Thank you! And again I love your photos!

    1. Glad you like it! :) Makes me very happy!

  6. You are not very talkative in the morning??? Pfft. The other day, as soon as you saw my eyes were open you started talking to me like it was the middle of the day. The only sense in which you aren't a morning person is if you have to wake up at 4 am. :P

    1. Yeah, I am not as talkative in the morning compared to how talkative I am during the day! And I did not talk that much! I just asked some routine questions! :P

  7. Love this kind of post! It's so much fun to read it, I really enjoyed all of your answers! You two should do something like this every once in a while :)
    I'm not a morning person in the sense of being able to get out of alarm has to go off like every 5 minutes for more than half an hour until I get up...but once I got up I can talk right away. If I hear a favorite song on the radio I can even start dancing around right then and there (I usually turn on the radio in the morning while getting ready ;).

    Ich drücke Dich ganz fest, liebste Katrin.

    1. Haha, maybe we should. It was definitely lots of fun to answer the questions. Glad you like it!
      I wish I would have a good mood like that in the morning. I need to get out of bed immediately or I never get up. :)
      Ich drück Dich, meine Liebe!

  8. Very interesting!

    I would have never guessed the story of how you got your name was made up, so thank you for clarifying it :D

    Cheers to indian and chinese food and not dying in fires because our houses will never set on fire!
    Miss Sugar Shack

    1. Haha, no problem. :) It would have been a very cool story!

      I really hope our houses will never burn down, that was one of my biggest fears when I was a kid.

  9. My name means beloved too. I like the Boondocks Saint answer. One of my favorite movies. Still can't believe my husband hates it lol. I am not a morning person either, although I have gotten better with being awake and alert than I used to be I still prefer being up late at night to getting up early in the morning.

    1. It's cool that your names mean the same!
      And I can't understand why your husband doesn't like that movie. It's soooo good.
      And yay for staying up late! Love it!

    2. :)
      He is Catholic and takes offense to their use of the religion in the movie.
      Me too, but I'm about to start working before 6am. Either I will have to learn to go to bed early or start taking naps.

    3. Ah okay, I understand! I am Catholic too but not very religious. So the movie is totally fine for me!

      I always regret staying up late when I have to get up early the next morning and feel terrible then!

  10. I love this! So cute! And I especially liked the movie character answers. Haha.

  11. I would probably burn to death too! Lol!
    And I'm with your hubby when it comes to places- Colorado, arizona and Utah are some of the prettiest I've ever seen!

    1. Haha, yeah...I am sure it would not make it back out alive.
      I haven't been to Arizona yet but I loved Colorado and Utah!

  12. I LOVE The Boondock Saints. Love Indian food too. And the story about your name is hilarious.

    I'd be in a dither about what to grab in a house fire, too!!

    The West is beautiful. Colorado is so pretty all year round!

    1. We have so much in common!
      I have only been in Colorado once, in summer. And I loved it!


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