Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pop, Classic,...

For the weekend...
I don´t have time for anything at the moment -- except music.
Is it possible to squeeze in some more hours in a day??
Ok, one hour is possible this night-change to winter time:)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


6 pounds of nuts- the result of today´s walk.
Cannot wait to get nut-"strudel"- a pastry filled with nuts, rum and raisins;)))
Here a recipe, a typical X-mas pastry here in Europe, especially in Austria and Germany.
But I hope, I don´t have to wait till X-mas to get it.
So I´ll bake it with my mum soon;)

The Man Booker Prize 2011 - Julian Barnes

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Great voices

Music-corner: Placido, Netrebko and Villazon.
I love their voices, their acting. Watch all of them and
enjoy Lehar´s music, great voices and perfect performances!

M, I´ll dedicate these to you;)

Sunday, October 16, 2011


First time I do research for my novel, first time I create charts, mindmaps and draw.
All preparations for NaNoWriMo in November-the novel-writing-month.

I´ve started to use pencil and paper and now I realize, the more ideas I have,
the more my paper size, my DIN norm changes.
Started with DIN A8 (a little block) now I use DIN A4.

At the moment I really enjoy researching, maybe a bit too much.
Because doing it online can lead to much distraction;)
So I have to listen to music on Youtube--all for my future novel.
Lost in the virtual world for some time--today with a good excuse.
But someone cannot enjoy too much, or?

Now it´s your time to enjoy some music and a great video;)
Music-corner: Celine Dion, Rivers deep, mountains high

 Enjoy your day/night!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cool blogs and percussion


I found a great top-blog for writers--check it out!

and finally cool page with writer-comics,
http://inkygirl.com/wwfc/ and http://inkygirl.com/

Music-corner: Cool ideas!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Soooooo relaxing!

There are so many great composers, today is Mozart´s time;) Enjoy!

Music-corner: Mozart

Mozart´s Symphony  # 40 in G minus

here Symphony # 25 in G minor 

and his Jupiter Symphony.
Close your eyes, relax and listen!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What a day!

Have to share my day;)

Story 1

I´m on my way to a meeting.

It´s nearly noon and I´m hungry.
So I buy a bottle of water and 2  wholemeal rolls  in a supermarket.
I prefer a warm and healthy lunch but there are timeswhen I´m happy with that "meal".

There´s an old gentleman in front of me- I have to wait for a minute,
I check the time on my cellphone, ok, I´m relieved, there is
time enough to eat the roll before the meeting but I have to hurry.
So my stomache won´t growl during the discussion, that´s all I think at the moment.

Quickly I take the too big paperbag with 2 rolls in it in the right hand, the bottle of water as well, in the left hand there I squeeze my cellphone between my wallet and the belt of my rucksack.

Ok, hands are made for carrying, feet for walking, I know. And the mouth for eating- not only but in this moment my mouth´s main function is food intake-
as quickly as possible.

I nearly run down the street when I hear a voice beside me.
" Excuse me, madam."
Madam? That´s not me,I´m sure.

"Sorry to interrupt your meal." Again the same voice.
I turn my head and see the old gentleman from the supermarket.

"Your quick walk, actually your lunch besides walking inspired me."
"Hmm." That´s the only sound I can make.
Firstly, Knigge says not to talk with a full mouth.
Secondly, I´m not interested in a conversation, I have to eat and don´t want to be late.
Thirdly, he is not my type and
simply is too old for me.

But I´m a bit curious now. How can I inspire this man?

"I´m just wondering whether it is good for the body to eat while walking or not. What might happen with the saturated fats?"

What? Is he a doctor? I don´t stop eating my roll- he doesn´t stop talking about healthy food and biochemical functions and whatever.
And he goes as quickly as I do.

I turn left, he does the same. Now I know about cholesterol reduced meals.
I turn right to cross the street.
Guess what my lecturing gentleman does?
He follows me to the building I have to enter.
Now I´m curious. Will he follow me again?
Now after 10 minutes this lecture about the human body, food intake and all the biochemical functions has become somehow funny.

How will his lecture end?

I open the door and now he waves and pulls off his hat.
"Good bye!It was a pleasure," he says, smiles and goes away.

I have to wave, too. Just instinctively. "Good bye!" I´m not sure what to think about this event.

Maybe this conversation
although nearly a monologue
made his day.

If so, I´m happy for him.

Story 2

Now it´s after the meeting, I´m back in the city. I sit in my car and have to stop at the red light.
It´s a 2 lane street.Another car stops near me.

I listen to some music. Suddenly I hear a car horn.
I look into the driving mirror- no car behind me.
Again the noise. I turn left. There a man waves and he points at his open
window. He wants me to do the same, so I open my window in order to give him some driving instructions.

But he smiles. he doesn´t seeem to be lost in the city.

After checking the light- it´s still red- I pop my head out of the window to hear the man a bit louder.
"You know a good coffee-shop there?"

While I control the light status I describe the way to the nearest coffee-shop.

"I just want to invite you. Let´s meet there in some minutes." The driver says.

"Thanks. I have no time." I answer with a smile. That has happened once before. I get more and more invitations at traffic lights;) Great to live in a city.

"Just for an expresso. Just 3 minutes!" He doesn´t give up.

"No, sorry!" That´s all I can reply- the light turns green now and we both have to drive away.

What a day......

here is some music.

And watch out, maybe you might be invited at the next traffic light or get a lecture about the human body on your way to work- for free;)

What a day- Whazz, an Austrian band. Enjoy;)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What does matter in life?

Hard or easy to answer?

For me it seems to be easy at first sight-

What does matter in life?
#1 Health
#2 Family

... and here the difficulty starts. First doubts...hmm, shall I change #1 and #2?
What´s more important in life?
I leave the order that way because ill I cannot enjoy family life, or?
So, you see it´s not that easy to answer the question.

Better not to number the answers, makes it a lot easier.
So what matters are
-feelings and thoughts (love,..)
-good food and drinks
and this point leads to something else...grammar.

Grammar is an important part of all languages in all communications, isn´t it?
Grammar does matter- or what do you think?

As a Star-Trek fan I was amused to hear a discussion about the last sentence of this introduction
in a linguistic lecture yesterday.
....to boldly go where no man has gone before... So, lets talk about prescriptive vs. descriptive grammar...ok, just kidding. But it was funny to listen to a man, trying to imitate the narrator´s voice of Starship Enterprise;)

Do Sci-Fi Movies matter in life? Ok, I´ll leave it up to you. I want to add more and more points but
I want to read about your thoughts.
What does matter in your life?

Check out that video- worth seeing!Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October- Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A funny dance video with Austrian VIPs-
at the beginning the moderator points at the importance of preventive check-ups.
All women should see their doctor once a year for a mammogram.