Sunday, May 30, 2010
Normally I ´m a very patient person. Ok, I try to be one most of the time;-)
But this weekend? I have been fighting against my impatience since Friday. I´m not quite sure if I ´ll be the winner of this challenge.
To explain the reason- I set myself deadlines for my writings. And this Sunday ends my deadline for a piece of writing. OMG! Why do I put myself under pressure? There really is no need for that. Well, I have to be ready in 1 month but there are 3 other assignments I have to do as well. Therefore the deadline and the pressure. I´m just explaining it, convincing myself that this weekend has to be the way it is.
I´m used to work under pressure-although I don´t like it. I am a NANOWRIMO-winner, so what!?!
Working on this piece of writing now reminds me of my problems I had at the end of my MS. I couldn´t find an end. Each time I try to finish the draft now I don´t write the conclusion, no! I just revise the rest of the piece!!!! Again and again. So it´s getting longer and longer, I add statistics instead of coming to an end. Help! Why am I doing this?! ....or I blog something....
But I´m feeling better now:-) lol. Writing (in this case blogging) relieves!
So now I´ll finish my draft, bake another cake (´cause I nearly ate the whole I baked yesterday- out of anger;-) then I´ll visit my family and tell them about my success. My success in finishing my writing. (Hopefully!!)
So let´s do it- now. Ciao! (hey , I´m rhyming:-)
PS: I´m done!!! Have to applaud myself;-)))))))))))))))))))))))
Saturday, May 29, 2010
http://j-gonzalez.blogspot.com/--> gorgeous photos!
Friday, May 28, 2010
In order to get attuned -
some Tahitian music
Was asked to paint something- so I tried to replicate Paul Gauguin´s Tahitian Landscape. Did the same with Monet´s Waterlilies - impressionism is great. Great to admire but so difficult to replicate. But it´s fun as well and another challenge.
Here the original painting- http://www.brown.edu/Courses/CG11/2005/Group149/gauguintahitianlandscape1891.jpg
Thursday, May 27, 2010
“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”
Have to keep that in mind!!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
But I´m glad about living nowadays. No danger of being burnt as an "herbal-witch";-) I have a passion for herbs. And fortunately my parents have a herbalgarden full of my favorite plants- chives, lemon balm, pepermint, many more and of course parsley!! I love it- just cook some potatoes with parsley and I need nothing else - it´s great! (But I wouldn´t refuse some other vegetables, a good fish or a piece of meat :-) Yummy- I´m hungry now.
Just want to post this nice piece of Art, enjoy it and then go back to work. Happy weekend!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Here´s the best song for this weather-
and after several weeks I can´t stand it any longer!
Other interpretations through the centuries---
Missy Eliot´s Hip-Hop-Version
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I forgot my camera at home, took some photos with the cellphone, but they aren´t good ones. So I just copied this Harley-picture from http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US/Content/Pages/2010_Motorcycles/bike/wide_glide.html
I love these bikes, just because of the shape, the colors and chrome. Today I sat for the very first time in my life on such a bike! Very comfortable;-)
I don´t have a driving license for motorbikes, I wouldn´t buy one but it was nice to watch the parade and look at the different designs.
My highlight on a rainy day.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
About 250 Austrians, 55 Americans, 4 Swedes, 2 Japanese and the other 4 different countries I don´t remember... all my visitors are gone:-((( (and I liked to watch my flag-counter grow, can start again.) Damn! (Shouldn´t use such a word in my blog- but believe me, I want to use other ones...)
I´m too unconcentrated this week, too much going on. I also deleted something from another site, so take care, I can delete everything ......
But I try to see it positivly-have an unwanted draft? Don´t worry-I can help you to delete every single page :-/ and I didn´t delete my assignments and some feedback I wrote. Wow, success!!
I really need holidays and fortunatelly I´ll have the next 3 days off. Hope that helps and avoids the next delitions. ( How often did I use this word? Have to ----------- it when I use it the next time:-) See, it works, you won´t get annoyed reading about ---------- any longer. But it´s boring, too.
Think it´s time to go back to work- and I won´t have to use the computer.
So no chance for ------------ !!!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Yes, me too. I must confess that I love this musical and ABBA´s songs. I really love it, have seen it many times, ... Well, sometimes I need this kind of music as well. I know it´s light music- but music. And after listening to the CD or watching the movie (which is fun) you´ll be in a better mood, believe me;-)
And I´m in a better mood, because after today´s ABBA session I´ll drive to a completely different one in an Australian pub. No, wrong , it´s not Outback music.
We´ll hear Rock- Pop- Country- Soul, crazy mixture. I´m looking forward to it.
...and due to the ***weather here, my friends cancelled the BBQ, but the good thing was so I got enough time to finish some of my work. Whoopeeeeeeeee!!!
Time to go out;-)
oh, nearly forgot about my music-corner:
...you´ll love or hate it;-) I had my coming-out;-) I ´m a fan of that musical...oh, come on, that´s not so bad, there is worse music out there!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I know it´s not ok, so what...
You want to know what I did- although I better should have avoided it?
Even if you don´t want, I´ll tell you. No mercy today!
Just one way to escape that horror- skip to another blog;-)
take this one http://martillusions.blogspot.com/ - not many stupid words in there;-), just photos.
Ok, I don´t want to rack you any longer. Don´t be disappointed, it´s not that bad.
I just want to create some tension:-) (Practice for my revisions)
(Oh, Goodness, what a strange introduction! ;-)))))
Ok, back to real life now.
I did it again- I know you´ve read it before. But I have to repeat that sentence some more times to be sure to get the meaning...
To make my long story short-
I have to spend my time in a more useful way, have to organize it more... I know that....but when I have too much to do sometimes I tend to do just the things I like (like writing a post) - not the ones I have to do....bad habit. It´s annoying!
And to sheer away from unwanted stuff I begin with something else,... So, after a while I have to finish more things than I ´ve thought of. I have to learn to do unwanted stuff first- that´s not motivating, I know. But I don´t have another solution at the moment.
I knew these next days´d be a challenge- at work and at home. But knowing something and experiencing is something different. But I have to focus on thinking positively;-)
Well, the indoor-BBQ´s ( because of the rain) are all nice, I look forward to meeting my family and friends, I´ll finish another assignment out of now 7 (hopefully) this weekend, apropos finishing- have to bake a cake for mum (yeah, it´s mother´s day, too;-) and that´s a thing I love to do) and clean the flat, and and and and...the list won´t stop, so I ´d better finish writing, but it´s soooo relaxing.
Nearly forgot about the good new. You won´t believe it - maybe you will but not me. I ´ve just received a mail and
1 !!!!!! (Have to write it again : 1!!) book for the next block will be delivered on my b-day- what a present!;-))) just missing two others, but I´ll pick up "Envelopes" as well.
So, I try to follow my mind and finish at least 2 other things today (Help, the day is nearly over! But to keep the positive thoughts in mind- there will be the whole night! ;-)))))) what a great joke, have to practice more on that....
So, try to use time effectively, do one thing after the other- even unwanted stuff- because you´ll have to do it anyway. Enough advices for myself - I try to follow them now;-)
so have a good one!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Bon appetit! No, it´s an Austrian dish- so "Mahlzeit"!
Recipy taken from http://www.virtualvienna.net/main/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=322
Erdäpfelgulasch - Potato Goulash
2 oz. vegetable oil
2 oz. diced bacon (You don´t need)
10 oz. finely chopped onions
2 lbs. peeled potatoe cubes (Just cut them into quaters)
1 teaspoon hot Hungarian paprika (My family just takes the hot one, which isn´t so hot in my
2 teaspoons sweet Hungarian paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground caraway
1 teaspoon majoram
1 tbsp. vinegar ( It isn´t necessary)
1 bay leaf (If you want;-))
salt and pepper
Fry diced bacon, add chopped onions, fry until golden brown, add spices, vinegar, salt and potato cubes.
Fill with water so that the potatoes are completely covered, and simmer slowly until they are done.
And if you want music now-check this out--> running down a dream-->
Sunday, May 2, 2010
But I needed over 30 years to visit that place in spring;-)!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
I like to meet people but always at the beginning of May all of my friends invite at once. I can understand, it´s warm outside, mostly, they woke up after a long winter´s nap, realize it´s spring, time for BBQs. OK. Maybe they should talk about their plans to avoid clash of appointments. And then some family celebrations, well, I love meeting them, spending time together. I love to celebrate others;-) The whole week will be just working and eating, eating and talking, talking - and having fun.
After that extensive parties and BBQs I hope it´ll be good weather for inline-skating. I´ll have to spend some hours in the inline-skates;-)
So enjoy your weekends, your BBQs and nice conversations!
It´s not really party-music but relaxing . It must be spring that influences me- or my home-country;-)
Strauß- "Voice of Spring- Waltz"
I know, it isn´t summer-but get a taste of it;-)
David Garrett- Summertime