Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ten On Tuesday. A cat piggy bank, a really mean word and book shelf love.

Hallo meine Lieben,

how is your week going? It seems like everybody is having some great weather. Even in Germany! Weather has been a little unstable there but my Dad told me that it is finally summer there now. 



Time for some random Ten On Tuesday.

1. Here is how the cat piggy bank works that I got for my birthday from David. But mine is a polite one: the cat says "thank you" when you give her some money.




2. My mean English word of the week is "rural". Trust me, I tried it but I just can't say that word correctly. Can you? I think it is just a terrible word. David enjoys it when I try to say these horrible words in the correct way. Then I try to make him say some mean German words...

3. I bought this magazine on Saturday and I am in love. I am thinking about getting a subscription. 



4. I am really into book shelves right now. This is the one I am currently loving. I might consider buying a house which is exclusively for books and books shelves. Wouldn't that be awesome?


5. I got this book ("Veganomicon") for my birthday and wow, it is so good. So many mouth-watering recipes. I want to try all of them (without using onions of course). I really love cook books, I can't get enough of them so my goal is to have one huge book shelf filled with only cook books. 


6. I have to admit that I always modify the recipes, at least a bit. I mean, I just can't stand onions so I would never use them in any recipe. But I also change other things about the recipes when I think that my idea is better. I have to admit that this does not always turn out that great, especially when I change baking recipes....

7. Although I love in America I still watch the German news every single day. First of all, I want to know what's going on in Europe. Plus it is still the best news program I have found so far. 


8. On Saturday evening we went to a concert and the singer of one of the bands which played there carried Yoda in a backpack which was pretty cute. After I have read that the band loves hamsters and wants to save animals from the animal holocaust I was in love. 

9. I am addicted to Charley Boorman's travel documentaries. So far I have watched "Long Way Down", "Long Way Round", "Race to Dakar", "By Any Means" and "Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means". I am scared of the day when I run out of Charley Boorman shows. That guy is freaking awesome. Except when he eats bats. 


10. Air-conditioning is so confusing.

I hope you guys are having a wonderful Tuesday! Thanks for reading!


22 comments:

  1. Hi there!
    Hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday, as well!

    I love cookbooks, too! First, I love to cook from scratch but they are an inspiration for me to create new recipes (or I just modify them, like you. not always the best idea :-D) and I love to watch all those fantastic pictures (Basically, I decide whether to buy a book or not by the pictures - that is not always the best way to do). But actually, I need to buy some vegan or vegetarian cookbooks, as I want to cook more things without meats. Maybe I start with some magazines. :-)

    Have a great week!
    Franziska

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    1. Hi Franziska!
      Cook books are so awesome, I use them as inspiration too and I have to admit that I decide if I want to buy a cook book by looking at the pictures.
      There is a wonderful German cooking magazine which is called "Slowly Veggie" and I definitely recommend it. I have the first issue and there are fantastic vegetarian and vegan recipes in it. I have read that they just published the second issue. So maybe you want to check that out. It's 4,95 Euros so maybe that is good for a start. Please share some recipes! :)

      Have a great week!

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  2. Ithink you are the only German I have ever met who doesn't like onions!

    And I love that bookcase - I think it is so cool! I wish I had more room in our house, because then it'd be full of bookcases, too! :)

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    1. Hehe, you should meet my Dad, I think he hates them even more (if that is possible!)

      Yeah, I really need more space for all the books and book cases too!

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  3. That kitty cat bank is awesome! I love the tree book shelves--I can't get enough of trees.

    That magazine and the cookbook both look great!

    We like watching the BBC news over American news--it seems like the American news channels don't tell you much about what's happening around the world. Or if they mention it, they don't really go into much detail.

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    1. I have checked out some American news in the last weeks and I have to say that they all disappoint me. They don't really mention many things that happen outside the US and the way the report is mostly not very good. I need to watch some BBC news to compare!

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  4. That tree bookshelf is awesome! I want one!! :-)

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  5. I need more bookshelves too. I used to refuse to lay books down and now most of my shelves have a stack of books on their sides as book ends becauseI don't have enough room. I even culled a box of books I'm willing to part with that I need to list on ebay at some point.

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    1. I really can't get rid of any books, I don't know why. It would hurt so much. I still have all my books that I got in my life. Some are in boxes though but I will never give them away! :)

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  6. #1 - that cat is oh-so-cute! I think I'll get one just to see it in action.

    #2 - yeah, I can't pronounce it either but I don't use it anyhow


    #4 - love it! I would too get a house just for shelves and books. they would call it a library but I would call it my private house of books

    #10 - yeah, it is - now if only they make very small ones like laptops or an ipad size, I would use if they make it easy to carry around

    hope you have a sweet day.

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    1. It really is so much fun to play with that cat piggy bank! I can't get enough of it.

      Rural is pretty much one of the meanest words ever!

      Private house of books! I love that! :)

      Have a lovely day!

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  7. How do you watch the Tagesschau? On the computer? Rural is definitely a mean word, one I try to stay away from. :)

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    1. I have the Tagesschau app on my ipad and watch it every day! :)

      Yeah, I really try to stay away from that word too! But David made me say it.

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  8. I'm going to try and get Gregory to say, "rural". I bet he can't and I bet I laugh :)

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    1. I would love to hear how he says it! :)

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  9. I really want to watch Charley Boormans documentries!!

    That bookshelf is great :)

    Good luck cooking!

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    1. I really recommend them, I started to watch "Extreme Frontiers Canada" and it is so fascinating!
      Thanks so much, Celeste!

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  10. What an awesome piggy bank! :P

    I didn't know that Charley had done more documentaries!

    And what band did you see on Saturday?

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    1. I am so in love with the piggy bank!
      There are a couple of documentaries, you should definitely check them out! They are awesome!
      We saw "...And you will know us by the trail of dead". It really was a great concert.

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