Thursday, January 29, 2015

Questions upon questions.

Hallo meine Lieben,

a while ago my lovely friend Martha shared some questions on her blog and asked people to answer them. It took me a while (sorry, Martha), but here we go. 

Would you rather have a year of summer or a year of winter?
Can I have a year of fall, please? I really don't know. I do not like being sweaty nor do I like to freeze all the time. 

Would you rather become immortal, but be the only person with this condition; or live a short life and die after only fifty years?
I would rather become immortal I guess. I do not want to die after 50 years. I guess being immortal sucks as well but at least you can read lots of books. 

Would you rather be rich, pretty and famous for a day or the lower-class, plain-Jane friend of a famous person for a year?
I do not care about being famous at all because I am sure it is annoying when people follow you around all the time. On the other hand you could share some important messages when you are famous and maybe I would be able to change the world somehow. I wouldn't mind being rich of course. And I definitely don't want to be the friend of a famous person for a year.  

Would you rather lose your sight, hearing, taste, or sense of smell?
I guess either hearing or sense of smell. I do not want to lose my sight because then I could not read books anymore. And I love to eat so tasting stuff is pretty important. well, I guess I'll go for the sense of smell. Although that would suck big time too. Such hard questions! 

Would you rather read the book first or watch the movie/TV show?
The book. Always the book. I want to use my own imagination first. And then let the show/movie destroy it. 

Would you rather give an improvised speech live on television or walk around work with bad panty lines all day?
Oh my....I don't know. I get pretty nervous when I have to talk in front of lots of people. If I would have to walk around with bad pantie lines I think I would just sit down all day long and don't get up at all. Or run to the store and buy a long cardigan real quick. 

Would you rather give up your favorite food for a whole year in exchange for a cash sum, or skip the money and pig out?
I guess that depends on how much cash....I love to eat. 

Would you rather have a month of terrible days (think your worst day ever on repeat) or slip into a coma for a month and miss out on an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience?
I would be okay with a month of bad days but not a month of only the worst day of my life. No thank you. I also don't want to be in a coma because I know how it is for the family when somebody is in a coma. 

Would you rather spend the rest of your life in your home country, or spend the rest of your life traveling anywhere you wanted (but never being able to return home)?
Those are really hard questions! Damn! I mean, there are so many places I want to see in the world! But never being able to see the place I grew up anymore would be horrible. If I could take all my loved ones and my childhood home with me then I would choose the second option. 

Would you rather have a personal hairstylist give you a flawless ‘do every day for a year, or win an all-you-can-grab-in-an-hour shopping spree at your favorite store?
Shopping spree of course. My hair looks horrible no matter what. 

I would love to read your answers!
Thank you for reading!

Friday, January 23, 2015

'Cause, I think I'd rather stay at home.

Hallo meine Lieben,

it's the weekend and I decided not to leave the house at all. Maybe I will make an exception for a short walk in the woods to get some fresh air. But other than that I will just stay in my cozy home and enjoy it as much as possible because sometimes that is just all I need. I already got all the groceries I need so I am prepared. And here are my ingredients for a perfect cozy stay at home weekend... At least for my perfect lazy weekend....

Books - there are two piles of books waiting for me - a real one and an electronic one and my plan is to let those piles shrink a bit. Wish me luck. 
Animals - of course there will be a lot of cat and bunny cuddles this weekend. The cats love to cuddle up on the couch and the bunnies love to use me as a mountain and climb on my back, stomach, head, butt....
Shows and movies - I have a lot of catching up to do. I am seriously behind on every show I like to watch (Criminal Minds, Walking Dead, Chicago Fire, Bones...) and there are some "new" ones I wanted to check out for ages. Also I still have no watched The Grand Budapest Hotel but I am planning to do so at some point this weekend. It can't be so hard to watch one damn movie. 
Candles - it might sound stupid but there are some candles I bought a long time ago that I still have not lit so I guess it is time. I guess the smell of Christmas is okay all year round. 
Closed doors - no matter what happens I won't open the door and I refuse to talk to any strangers, including the mail man. 
Baking - I can relax perfectly fine while I bake. Which is why I will make some salted peanut butter chocolate cupcakes - and I am planning to eat them while watching all those shows and reading all those books. 
Tea - is there an unhealthy amount of tea you can drink? If so then that's the goal. 
All things warm and fuzzy - I will spend the whole weekend wrapped up in a blanket, wearing leggings, fuzzy socks and warm sweaters. Maybe even a scarf and a hat if I feel like it. Anything that keeps me cozy. 
Cute videos - I will watch a ridiculous amount of cute animal videos on youtube and CuteOverload. 
Bath time - I have some Lush bubble bath bombs that are waiting for me to use them so I guess the weekend will involve some time in the tub. 
Recipes - one thing I love to do is to look through vegan cooking blogs and my cook books to get some new inspiration and recipes I want to try next. 
Chocolate - because it is always a good idea. I stocked up on vegan Vivani chocolate bars (white nougat with crisps!). 
My CD collection - I plan to listen to all the music I loved when I was a teenager (Nirvana, Tocotronic, Suede, Oasis, Blur,  and so on) because I have not done that in a while. Memories... And nobody will hear me sing - which is a good thing considering my talent. 
Being creative - I recently started drawing again. Also I surely need to work on my knitting skills (because they are non-existent). And I have to spend some time with my camera.
Food - of course, food is important. I am trying to eat as healthy as possible but there will also be some vegan gummi bears involved. And let's not forget the chocolate. 
Magazines - besides the books there are also some magazines waiting to be read. Science, craft, animals, vegan....a lot of variety.
Sleep - sleeping is important so you need to take your time for it. I am an early bird but I still want to make sure to get enough sleep - even when I read all night long. 
Books - because they are really important. 

What are your plans for the weekend? Are they as exciting as mine or do you have some real plans? Enjoy no matter what!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Meanwhile in a small town on a dreary day....

Hallo meine Lieben,

I have not done this kind of post in a while and I guess a new year (even when it already feels old) is a good reason for a little catch-up. I am such a horrible blogger right now. That needs to change. I hope you are all doing great. 

Current bookAll The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I laughed, I cried, I fell in love with the main characters, I was shocked, my heart melted, I did not want the book to end, could not stop reading. Definitely one of the best books I have read in a while. It's not even the kind of book I would usually pick up. Who has read the book, I want to talk about it. And I guess I need to start writing book reviews after all. 
Current playlist - Sunday, bloody Sunday by U2. For some mysterious reasons that song came to my mind today and I started listening to it and then never stopped. 
Current color - Blue. Reminds me of the book I just finished. 
Current food - Apple cake. I was in the mood for apple cake yesterday so I made one with lots of cinnamon, apples and apple and apricot sauce. Turned out great, even without a recipe. 
Current show - I am re-watching Moone Boy and I am impatiently waiting for the third season. If you need a good laugh then check out Martin Moone and his imaginary friend Chris O'Dowd. 
Current need - A lottery jackpot would be nice. But I also need to be able to finally find some tapioca pearls in the grocery store because I want to make tapioca pudding. But it feels like there is a conspiracy going on to keep me away from tapioca pearls. Damn you, conspiracy. 
Current indulgence Vivani White Nougat Crisp chocolate (made with rice milk). That stuff is almost too good to be true. I am kind of glad that they only sell tiny bars and not huge chunks of it because then I wouldn't be able to stop eating at all. Good stuff. 
Current mood - A mix of a lot of weird emotions. 
Current quote - "Act. Don’t react. See a need, fix it first. Worry about the details later. If you wait until you are asked you have just missed a golden opportunity. They are fleeting and rare." (My hero Philip Wollen)
Current wish list item - Books. They are always on my wishlist. And a new couch. My old one is becoming a nightmare. 
Current movie - Paddington. I need to see this as soon as possible because Paddington Bear is my (and my guinea pig's) childhood hero. 
Current magazine - I got a magazine which is supposed to teach you how to sew. The first couple of pages look fine and then it gets so confusing that it scares me. 
Current item of clothing - Warm fuzzy socks all the way. I would not survive winter without them. 
Current purchase -Lots of Vivani chocolate, a pomegranate, a mango and a book. 
Current drink - Tea all the way. I got some stinging nettle mango tea which turned out to be quite tasty. Also lots of fruit smoothies. 
Current beauty product - I currently started using a face cream by Lavera with roses and macadamia nut oil - organic, cruelty free and vegan. I am a fan. 
Current shoes - Fuzzy house slippers because fuzzy house slippers mean warm feet. 
Current hate - the usual: animal abusers. There are too many of them. 
Current item to make my home look better - Searching for the perfect rug. And some new coffee mugs would be nice. 
Current workout routine - I suck at working out right now. The only thing I do is to go for a walk almost every day. But no Jillian Michaels workout, no running...I need to start getting active again. 
Current worry -  Next...
Current plans - Many. More about that soon. 
Current smell - Freshly baked apple cake is pretty nice. Also I am searching for a candle that smells like wild roses. 

I hope you will all have a fantastic week! Thank you so much for reading. I promise to be back soon!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Random chatter on a rainy day.

Hallo meine Lieben,

I know the new year almost feels old already but this is my first post for this year (bad blogger, I know)  so: happy new year! I hope it will be filled with happiness and health. And cats. And bunnies. And so on. You know. Because I can't really come up with one specific post today I want to share some of my random thoughts with you today. I guess I just needed a reason to wish you a happy new year. 

My goal is to read as many books as possible this year but at least 60. I am about to finish book #3 so I guess I am not doing so badly right now. 

Let's be friends on Goodreads if we aren't already. I am here.

 No words needed. 

Sometimes I really need to try very hard to remind myself of all the good things in the world because I feel like the bad things consume my mind. 

Watching Moone Boy usually cheers me up. That show is one of the best TV has ever seen. I heard they are planning an American remake. I am not so sure that will work....

I want to learn new things this year. Including a new language and sewing. 

My printer hates me and never works when I need to print something important. I think technology in general hates me.

My current food addictions include pomegranates, mango, rice milk chocolate, soy macchiato, curry and lychee.

I made carrot cake muffins last weekend and they turned out delicious. Completely forgot how good they are. The bunnies were a little sad because they had to share their carrots with me.

I am finally learning all the things my camera has to offer. 

I spent New Year's Eve on the couch with a book trying to calm down the pets because of the stupid fireworks. 

What are you up to? How are you doing? How is your new year going? Hope you are all happy and healthy. 
Write more soon! Have a great rest of the week!