Friday, December 24, 2010

Time changes, feelings remain the same - the digital nativity

My dear friend Claudia send me this, with a note "Maybe for your blog?"

Sure! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

I wish every one of you a wonderful holiday, no matter what and where you are celebrating. Enjoy the time with your loved ones, the food, the drinks, the fun, the laugther.

Your friend,


Sunday, December 19, 2010

A message from Santa

With Portable North Pole you can send a customized message to your loved ones, delivered by Santa Clause himself.

You only have to choose who to send the message to, what your relationship with the recipient is and a few small snippets to make it even more personal... plus you can include a photo.

I really like it!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Living in a Harry Potter world

from Legs Media at Vimeo

This is Marie Claire's Dezember Cover for the Ipad version of the magazine. I think it is the coolest thing since first reading about the moving pictures in the Daily Prophet! How fitting that the model is Emma Watson (isn't she beautiful?).

What do you think?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Freitags-Füller #90

Hier zu finden, meine Antworten in bold.

1. Röhre in Stiefeln fand ich mal ganz schrecklich, aber mit den richtigen Stiefeln gefällt es mir jetzt doch! .

2. Kerzen und Deko sehen schön aus auf dem Tisch.

3. Wenn ich 3 Tage eingeschneit wäre wäre ich froh, vorher noch genügend Vorräte einkaufen zu können.

4. Alte amerikanische Lieder, das ist mein Favorit bei Weihnachtsmusik.

5. Nur noch eine Woche bis Weihnachten - oh mein Gott, wo ist die Zeit geblieben? .

6. Ich habe genug Geschenke, aber zu wenig Papier!.

7. Was das Wochenende angeht, heute Abend freue ich mich auf 's Rumkruscheln, morgen habe ich den Lebensmitteleinkauf geplant und Sonntag möchte ich meinen Schatz in Bonn begrüßen dürfen!

The SOS-gift

Here is my latest video about a well known german gift: The SOS-gift!

Did you ever give one of those?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ikea? Me likey!

Look at this Ikea catalog from 1965


Some of it looks really modern, don't you think? Well, okay, maybe not the orange living room :D But I am totally digging the white bookcase.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

A long journey....

Did you miss me? No? um... anyway, I was away and the travel did NOT go as smoothly as planned....

Well, I guess you can say, when it rains it pours....

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I went to see the new Harry Potter movie last monday.

These were my thoughts immediately afterwards

Did you see it already? Did you like it?
I liked it a lot and I can't wait to see part 2... and part 1 again.
I really want to pick up book 7 now and read the second half because (confession time) I hardly remember a thing. When I got the book, I brushed through it so quickly to find out how and if everything works out at the end... and then I never had the time to go back in read it again (slowly and thoroughly that time) as I intended. Maybe that's nice project for the christmas break.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover

Just a short video about a makeup remover from Clinique. I really want to like Clinique (I love some of the mascaras for example) but some products just aren't for me...

Do you use Clinique products? What is your experience with the brand?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The stuff women carry around...

I really love the "What's in my bag" videos on youtube, so it was only natural that I wanted to do one of my own!

What do you lug around? Do you miss anything in my bag? Any tipps and tricks?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Body Shop - Vit E Face Mist and Vit C Face Spritz

Here is another short video to show you the two face sprays I own from the Body Shop.

I like both products a lot and I will likely repurchase them.

The small print:
Bought by myself for myself.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Freitags-Füller #85

Hier zu finden, meine Antworten in bold.

1.   Es hört sich seltsam an, aber oft fehlt mir das deutsche Pendant zu englischen Worten und Phrasen .
2.   Ein Lob ist Musik in meinen Ohren.
3.  Ich bin dankbar für  meine Familie und Freunde.
4.   Erstens kommt es anders und zweitens als man denkt, und darum heißt es : "sag niemals nie".
5.   Ein Regentag ist  schön, eine Regenwoche ist doof.
6.    Ich bin ein kleiner Nerd und das kann ruhig jeder über mich wissen..
7. Was das Wochenende angeht, heute Abend freue ich mich auf ein wenig TV (kommt was schönes?), morgen habe ich arbeiten geplant und Sonntag möchte ich die Sonne mal wieder sehen!

Monday, November 8, 2010

A sunday field trip.. and I take you along!

 Hey everybody,
this whole youtube thing (my channel) is actually a lot of fun... so I took my camera along yesterday.

Lesson #1: I need a bigger memory card, as I ran out of space pretty quickly

Lesson #2: Yes, people will think you are crazy when they see you talking to yourself in public..... in a foreign language

Lesson #3: Don't tilt the camera while filming (*cough*)

 So jump on board and join me on my trip to Rheinbach, a small city nearby.

Tell me... do you want more videos?
German or English?
Subjects? (trips, makeup, books..... any ideas?)

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic.

Take care!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

German: Review P2 Coquette Powder + Blush

This product is a limited edition product only available in Germany/Austria (Switzerland? Dunno...), therefore I decided to make the video in german.

P2: Coquette Powder and Blush (Limited Edition: "Meet me at 12:30", available NOW)

In short: it is a cream-to-powder foundation plus a cream blush. I like the blush, which is quite naturally looking (a red with a golden undertone), but I am not sold on the powder, which really enhanced any dry parts of my skin. I used it as a concealer yesterday and today, this was lovely and is my recommended use!

Conclusion: If you really like the blush, go for it, otherwise don't.

Small print: Bought by myself for myself :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Moviestar - Outtake


here is a little outtake from my last (and first!) video :)


Friday, November 5, 2010

Freitags-Füller #84

Hier zu finden, meine Antworten sind fett geschrieben

1. Bis jetzt habe ich noch nie bei einem Freitags-Füller mitgemacht.

2. Ich hoffe ihr denkt positiv über die ganze Sache.

3. Kleine Dinge können ganz schön glücklich machen .

4. Mal die Päkchen zur Post bringen, ich glaube das ist eine gute Idee.

5. St. Martin , St. Martin, St. Martin ritt durch Schnee und ..Wind? Eis? *texthänger!*.

6. Schon länger möchte ich hier mal richtig durchputzen.

7. Was das Wochenende angeht, heute Abend freue ich mich auf ruhiges Auskurieren meiner Erkältung , morgen habe ich bei schönem Wetter einen Stadtbummel geplant und Sonntag möchte ich ein gutes Stück mit der Diss vorankommen!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

10 weeks???

With christmas a mere 10 weeks away... wait.. How did THAT happen? I nearly fainted when someone told me yesterday! I mean, I noticed the days getting shorter, the temperature dropping and the omnipresent christmas chocolate and Lebkuchen in the supermarkets... but 10 weeks?

Anyway, where was I?

Oh right, this is just a reminder for my friends in Germany: If you like the Alnatura tea advent calendar as much as I do (1 bag of delicious organic tea for each day from dec 1st till christmas), go and get it now! I noticed it sold out quickly last year. I got mine at DM, you can check other locations to buy Alnatura products here

Yummy tea!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Live television

Did you see this clip from the finale of Australia's Next Top Model?

The poor girl! But I think both girls were really classy about it, especially the now second runner. Hats off.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Jane Austen's Fight Club

Have you seen this video?

I love all the time and effort they put into making it. Spledidly, indeed!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mermaid or Whale?

This is going around in the blogsphere... even so there seems to be a disagreement about the location of the "large city" - Australia or France?
Nevertheless, I love this sassy respond.

Recently, in a large city, a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said, “This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?”

A middle-aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern,

Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans.) They have an active sex life, get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Bering Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia.

Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans.

They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don’t exist.

If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human? They don’t have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have sex? Just look at them… where is IT?

Therefore, they don’t have kids either.

Not to mention, who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me: I want to be a whale.

P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver, and a piece of chocolate with my friends.

With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren’t heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.

Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, “Good grief, look how smart I am!”

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Live can be so hard sometimes...


Being in the heat that is called "summer in Verona", I wouldn't mind being in this place for 5 minutes though. Seriously, so warm!
I took some pictures of Verona and Lake Garda, so be prepared for selected italian impressions coming your way

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

OMG eine Schuh-FLATRATE!!!

Meine lieben Mädels,
heute ist stark sein angesagt.
Bei (ihr wisst schon, die Werbung mit dem verzweifelten Kerl, dessen Freundin immer wieder immer mehr Schuhe bestellt - wie _un_realistisch *hust*) gibt es eine Schuh FLATRATE zu gewinnen!
Das ist dochmal was, wer braucht schon Flatrate Saufparties oder gar Flatrate Bordelle (*yikes*), wenn er solche Schuhe haben kann?
GUESS Pauley Peeptoes
Ich mag bitte bitte bitte gewinnen!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Search Bar

Geek in Heels (go, check her blog!) complained about the lack of search bars in sites.
So everybody, close your eyes, move your head to the right, tilt your head down a bit - not so far!- open your eyes - TAAAAADAAAAAA: a search bar for this blog! *pads herself on shoulder*

Thank you for the suggestion, I did not think about including one before.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Die Hebammen von London - Edith Beleites


London im 18. Jahrhundert. Bei ihrer Ausbildung zur Hebamme gerät die junge Schülerin Lilly zwischen die Fronten, denn Hebammen und männliche Geburtshelfer streiten erbittert um die "richtige" Art der Geburtshilfe. Während die Hebammen für die natürliche Geburt kämpfen, propagiert der Arzt Smollett den Einsatz der neuen Geburtszangen, welche große Risiken für Frau und Kind bergen. Um sich selbst ein Bild zu machen, schleicht sich Lilly als Junge verkleidet in Smolletts Geburtshaus, wo ihre schlimmsten Befürchtungen wahr werden - und sie selbst in höchste Gefahr gerät.
Historisches Jugendbuch.

Über die Autorin

Edith Beleites wurde 1953 in Bremen geboren. Sie studierte Anglistik, Politik und Diplompädagogik und arbeitet jetzt als freie Autorin und Übersetzerin in Hamburg. Dies ist ihr erstes Jugendbuch.

Lizzy meint

Das Buch hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Man bekommt einen guten Einblick in den Arbeitsalltag der Hebammen und die Lebenssituation insbesondere der einfachen Frauen des 18. Jahrhunderts. In das Feld der Geburtshilfe, das bisher den Hebammen vorbehalten war, drängen nun Ärzte, die sich diesen Markt nicht entgehen lassen wollen. Und nicht nur dass sie neue und oftmals für Mutter und Kind gefährliche Methoden anwenden, sie lehnen auch das alte, überlieferte Hebammenwissen ab und lachen über die in ihren Augen altmodischen Methoden. Lilly stürzt sich kopfüber in den Zwiestreit, als sie sich entschließt, ihr drittes Lehrjahr bei einer angesehenen Hebamme in London zu verbringen, die sich furchtlos gegen die männlichen Geburtshelfer stellt.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Brontë Sisters and growing up

Libba Bray tweeted about this (via Bookshelves of doom)

I love it. Love love love it. I was the girl who was jealous of my friends He-Man action figures but I never had any of my own. I also loved Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (anyone else stuck with the song in the head now? ok, then it is just me). I always wanted to be April when I grow up.
Alas, where am I know? Tragedy.

Anyway, I am feeling generous today, so here you go:

And now all together! Saaaabeeer rideeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer....

What anime/cartoon series did you like? Who was your favourite character? And did you have action figures (prepare for me being jealous!)?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Penis size by State and City - or: See, statistics can be fun :)

Condomania released a penis size study! *LOL*

I am wondering how this study was conducted. Maybe Utah is on the "short" side because Mormons don't lie?

I like Comment Nr 3

Funny how teeny-weenies are all clustered in redneck states. The louder the tea-bagger, the smaller the junk.


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Vote for Barbie!

Hi girls,

Mattel is asking what Barbie's next career should be. Environmentalist? Surgeon? Architect? News Anchor? Computer Engineer?

Cast your vote HERE and tell me what you voted for.

BTW, is it a bad sign that I vividly remember rockstar barbie?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010