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Even if you are not interested in Jeeves & Wooster, I still advise you go and visit this tread (from indeed_sir) because it has some few lovely snippets of male fashion of the earlier 1900s (and a bit upwards).
I especially recommend an extraordinary amusing zipper advertisement posted later on in the comments ;)





 
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Today morning was one of the strangest wake-ups I ever had - two police officers asked me about the last time I have seen my next door neighbour. I was still a bit drowsy and they were so serious, all handcuffs and uniforms, and that guy next door went missing and ... well, let's hope, he escaped to South America and is not laying somewhere in Göttingen, six foot underneath ._."
Since I'm the resident advisor (Flursprecher), later that day I had to open his rooms for the parents to take his stuff and .. it was really awkward seeing them ._."

So, I just felt like telling you, I'm alright. Things got a bit hectic here (oh, that's unusual ... not -.-"), so I cut on communication a bit, sorry for that :/
Also, my Dad's vacation for this "summer" has been approved (that was really unexpected), which means, I'll take time off too~ I've really missed my Dad, his humour is... unique. I guess, we'll visit some cities around Germany or just get off to the forest if the weather stays just so fine and sunny :)

Marienburg Castle - Hanover
(last week, (c) me)


wanna see some more? )

P.S. : Did I mention how much I love my shooting club? Even if the old guys can't stop telling me how awesome they were, when they were young... But since they let me learning from them for free, let me borrow their airguns and are actually really teaching me from time to time, I'm fine with that :)

P.P.S.: You are really lucky, dear f-lsit, if I wasn't so tiered this week, I would definitely go on complaining about the Pope's visit in Bundestag and the evil plans of Microsoft Windows 8 to knock Linux & Open Source out. Damn you, Big Brother!
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[Edit] - link fixed

Actually, I planed to relax and enjoy the time left till the university will start.. Well, it doesn't exactly turned out the way I planed.

For example - the last night I was awake, wandering through the darkness and drinking cheap coffee~
Oh no, it wasn’t a night full of party and dancing.
And nope, I wasn’t learning all the time either.
Any other suggestion?
How about: At midnight there were some fire officers knocking at my door – “You have to leave the apartment immediately:  We vacate the whole building due to a bomb disposal nearby. You can spent the time in the clinic on the corner, there is already an information stand waiting if you have any questions. Thank you.”
Everything was really well organized, I have to admit that much.

I still hope, that night will stay quite a ... unique experience.
Everything worked out well, they could defuse the bomb =)
(btw, it was an old British aircraft bomb)

And now I really need to catch up on sleep in order not to spill the bacteria solution on the aseptic clean extractor hood. (I started with my first independent research this week!! Yeah, me!)

And not to feel that sore and aching after Taekwondo, which turned out to be really fun =) It is much less a way of life then Karate was~ Oh, and you can spin around till you're dizzy >D

Also, as the true fan of our theatre I was visiting the April's play - "You can't take it with you", which was amazingly funny and somehow really wise <3 (photos from the show - German; and a link to the film, based on the play - English)

During the weekend I should have a bit more free time to ramble around LJ and answer all the interesting treads <3
Sleep well~


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Finally, the exams are over and I can fully enjoy my holiday, if only for a little while - at least, we're going to Lisbon for 4 days, so the upcoming week can't be that bad :)
(The was some serious miscalculating though. I couldn't have imagined having that big trouble with the BAfÖG-department, which makes me reconsider all my future "spending money & savoring the pleasant moments" plans. Expect for Prague. If there is nothing in your way, dear? :3)

The last week brought me not only a lot of learning for the last exam but also a brief glimpse at my future bachelor thesis work place~ I've got a lot of papers to read and internalise: about the amoebae's growing and starvation, about the image analysis (on the example of cancer cells counting) about the resistance-time graphs and the recording gadget constructions... does it sound like chemistry to you? And that's why I love it - it unifies physics, chemistry and biology in a cheerful threesome <3 As a part from from my f-list already knows, I've started studying physics first and I still see him as my ex-boyfriend (looking something like Sherlock from that British mini-series click, the behavior is the same. And, unfortunately, I wasn't able to deal with that odd and unintended cruel bastard for too long. But I'm not over him, yet, my thesis consist up to 80 % of his area of competence. The rest is Biology, who by the way in my head!canon is a cute blond and a bit naive girl. But since I'm not into blonde's, I have an established relationship with Chemistry - an amusing, mysterious brunette. Sometimes she is a bitch though)

Sorry, I'm talking weird. Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation but when you get neither sleep nor coffee the symptoms are just horrifying >D

Oh, and a small cultural note till I'll rush away, packing and flying to a beautiful city (where by the way also was an earthquake of the scale 9. Back in 1755):
Gattaca -
the most realistic SciFi movie according to the NASA. (and apart from the strong message of the plot, the actors are absolutely convincing. It occurs to me that Judy Law will never personalize any other character that perfect as one certain spoiled brat - Bosie, but since Jerome is such a princess himself it's only appropriate~) thanks @Nyx for the great recommendation! (and I'm still waiting for that book you promised me >3)

More infos when I'm back in Göttingen (somewhere around the 11th of April)

Don't get bored and keep on dreaming: http://soytuaire.labuat.com/ (not only the song is beautiful, it's also a  very meditative occupational therapy~)

[EDIT]: There really are some grave reasons why I'm trying to avoid posting after midnight. The entry sounded perfectly fine in my head but when it comes to writing the thoughts down I stumble over phrases, different lines of thoughts and inappropriate images. And it makes it hard to concentrate on the most important issues.
Anyway, for now I'm just corrected my opinion on Gattaca a bit, but when I'm back, I'm gonna fangirl about Beljaew A LOT. Beware of some old SciFi novels upcoming! [heart]

<daydreaming> PS: When someday I'm rich, we'll travel around the world together. At least sometimes? And we'll drink coffee and watching beautiful sunset burning out above the sea~ </daydreaming>

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Some people accuse me of being a very cold and an insensible person. That's not true! I can get quite emotional. For example - I'm thrilled by the Russell-Paradox >3

Russell starts his reasoning with teaspoons. The collection of teaspoons clearly doesn't include itself as an element (you have to be a teaspoon to belong to this highly specified set of elements) But what about the complementary collection with elements defined as "not a teaspoon"? Since the set of not-a-teaspoon items is not a teaspoon, this set does contain itself as it's member.

Now, the next step: Let' us create the set S of all the sets that are not members of themselves. Will it contain itself?
Obviously, it can't. It would be against the rules, the definition is not to be a member of the set.
But when it's not a member of the set, it falls in the category of sets that doesn't contain themselves as an element and therefore it is the member of the set S.
You see - whether it is a member or not, we can't avoid the contradiction. The paradox.

Love those things <3

But, well, to prevent further accusations, I should post something really romantic and sweet right now  :3 Just as the [P.S.] to my former sms:
here comes the sun~
(c)


[updates]

University: Just one exam left! The problem is: I have almost 2 weeks to prepare which means... sure as hell, I'll get distracted and fuck it up. Focus, my dear! Concentrate! 

Job: A few hours ago I signed my employment contract, I was talking about in the previous entries. Since it's only a part-time job, it's bringing me just ~125 €/month (=174 US$) but the paper work I had to fill today assumed I was signing for some secret government position o_O" article, paragraph, clause - the poor secretary had to read it out loud. So, now I've confirmed by the oath that I won't give away any state or private secrets. Now, I'm really curios what's coming up to me XD

Culture:  I spend the whole weekend at my parent's, so we finally visited Hameln! The town where the Pied Piper of Hamelin walked abroad >3 The puppet theatre show was pure magic, I truly regretted, I left my camera home =/

Cinema: "Unknown Identity" - I'm tempted to say, that the best thing was the company the locations where the picture was filmed - in Berlin ♥ But I have to admit, the true Identity of the protagonist was fun to discover >3 (scores: 8/10)

Books: I found an old SciFi-novel written by Belyayev! *_*;; Just as cool as Jules Verne's stories! As a child I was heavenly in love with his books - dreaming about travelling, discovering new islands and creatures, and experiencing all the cool adventures :3

Or, and, of cause the fandom-meme, sponsored by my dear f-list >3

fandom love-life XD )
__________


[@Japan. Not praying but thinking about, feeling with and hoping the best.]


PS.: I'm really quite sleepy right now, so I'll beta read this post tomorrow, not now @.@
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V-Day:

It's a bit late but I couldn't resist to re-post such a pretty picture~



(c) black-humour

The text reads: 14 February - The Day of Chikatilos execution.(ref.1)
Now that was a really good reason to rejoice. Even if you are just a pathetic single.

It's not that I'm not appreciating love & romantic: last morning I saw that beautiful smoky rose ... and head off to the university smiling like an idiot~

now for the X-Day - Exams date.


I'm overwhelmed. A bit.
Feeling like running out of time. Running out of motivation.
Studying is fun, studying is great - but exams ... the exam phase always makes me feel like I'm wasting my time. I mean - I already know how much I've learned or understood this semester, why should I spend so much time on convincing other people I've done a lot more? *grump*

So, the next week or two you won't hear that much from me~
But first I'd like to give proper credits to our amazing theatre ♥ I'm not that much into modernization the classics (I was complaining about the project "Goethe for young readers" in my school leaving examinations for 4 pages) but I loved the modern "Tartuffe" performance to the very bits. Especially, since the deus ex machina wasn't the royal envoy this time but the maid, who was secretly working for some underground organization :D I know, I know, it sounds really weird, but it's way more realistic that having a kings man sorting things out because... yeah, what other reason could the good man have except for Moliére to get his play allowed?
And I had great company with me - not only she is a cute girl studying chemistry as well (two semesters ahead of me) but she is also a Weiß Kreuz fan. The first one I personally know in the radius of 100 km. Yay! (that's rare, in Göttingen you're more likely to find a vegan or a Buddhist or a transsexual or an ex-soldier rather than some Weiß Kreuz fans.)

My lucky streak in discovering new hobbies seems to hold a bit longer: Does somebody know Anne Holt? A Norwegian crime novelist and lawyer (it seems those two always goes hand in head) Her initial books were nice but quite average, the protagonist was a bit of a Mary Sue (a really cool one, though, I have to admit that much. She was a lesbian, had long, beautiful hair and a perfect intuition XD) but some of Anne Holts last stories were unexpectedly impressing. Especially "What Never Happens". I'm always cynical about books falling in the category  of "psychological thriller" but this one really deserves it.

spoiler )

X-Ray:
It's the subject of my university public speech. Actually it's: "X-Ray and neutron diffraction". I can clearly see the point of teaching students how to give a proper presentation, the problem is: We are about 100 students and each and every one of them have to preform their half an hour. In all the three branches. So, it's three weekend spend in our beloved university. The series of lectures starts on Friday at
1 p.m. and goes till 6 p.m. We could have other lectures on Friday - that's why it starts only at 1 p.m. But hey, the following day is a Saturday! Means - the lecturers starts at 8 a.m. and goes till 6 p.m. On Sunday it's the same. And for Monday it's the schedule of Friday again.
As much as I love my subject, it's a bit too much of knowledge to consume on one weekend.  And I'm going to set the alarm of my mobile phone in order not to oversleep my own presentation...
But, well, it's all planed for April-May. Plenty of time to concoct a plan...

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I've got a new crush lately: a cruel and utterly beautiful one - analytical chemistry ♥ Actually, the course ended a few weeks ago, but since I'm still working on the paper with the results, I can't get rid of it. Forensic science is frustrating and fascinating at the same time, but writing the research down is quite an annoying job. Especially, since I'm working with TeX again and after a long break I lost lots of my skills x_x"
Also, I set one of my spectrograms on fire ^^" Well, no more  perfumed candle while learning anymore?
(or maybe I was just nervous about my bachelor thesis. Buridan's ass would be the best match for my soul mate. After 2 and a half years I finally find out that biophysical chemistry would be my dream comes true, and now they want me to decide about a thesis in only a few hours - I'll need at least a half of a year  to make my mind o_o")

Well, curios to see some high-tech devices I was working with?

click~ )




Also, I've started ballroom dancing! Since I was on my own, I got a random dance-partner there... Well, he is studying French & Politics eduction for a teaching post at secondary schools. Which makes us quite a funny "couple" (side note: in a completely innocent way - he's so skinny and tiny, I'm feeling like some plump orc while dancing with him XD But at least I can learn how to lead ... my future dancing partner sure wouldn't mind? <3)
One evening we were coming back from the dancing lesson, passing "some strange guys with stocks" and I had to switch to the Mr. know-it-all and was talking about shinai and kendo for the rest of the evening. He fled as soon as he could... Whatever. I just noticed, how I miss kendo ._." But I promised myself to go fencing this semester, which was not the best decision I made. Not only I run into my old relationship (which isn't that bad) but  the course is also quite boring (which is bad!). Well, may be it'll getting better in a few weeks (or months) but right now it's not much of a challenge to prick a fencing glove with a floret . Even when the glove is sliding down the wall - after a half of an hour even a monkey will get it.

Also, I desperately need money. Since this year there won't be any new TA positions at the university, (yes, we have to pay over 700 € each semester for studying and they still have nerves to say there have no money! >_<") I had to find another part-time job. So I've got a new student that I'm tutoring after university and one-to-one tutoring is way more stressful that teaching in a class. But since the payment is better, I guess, it's okay. (Just the same as everywhere: working for the industry was always more profitable than for the sake of science XD)

I still had a few evenings left, reserved for culture and social contacts. After sitting at home for days and just learning or starring an the celling all day long (which is sometimes the same) it was just great wandering through the Christmas market or visiting the theatre. 
The Physicists. The first of Dürrenmatt's play I ever read (and it was love at the first sight act), unfortunately, they had to cut a lot (it was only a 2-hours play ._.) and one of the nurses (Monica - the one who was still alive at the beginning XD) still managed to get undressed <.<" (why? WHY? Why does someone have to strip for a play to get acknowledged?) but it was still the good old angry Dürrenmatt >D (for the German Text and Photos from the play go here)
The other play I absolutely recommend is "Party Game" (here more but still not famous enough for a wikepedia article, I guess ) - especially the end, when everything turns upside down and the real intentions are revealed. At that point I was already pleased with the moral of the story, but than - just few minutes before the end - the plot turned one more time and there was the next level of the intrigue. (also, it was performed in an old operation hall which was an amazing idea - despite sitting on the both sides from the scene you never had the impression of starring at someone's ass instead of their faces. Great interpretation!)
The concept of the play reminds me of "Inception" (yeah, I'm quite slow on the uptake~) - but the idea of dream in a dream in a dream is just so after my fancy! *_*;; (Are there any Weiß Kreuz crossover with Inception? Not only it would explain what Farfarello and Berger was doing in Crawfords mind, but wouldn't Schuldig make just a perfect Forger? >3 And Nagi would be awesome as an Architect. Craword - the Pointman? And Farfarello... well ... the ultimate totem? XD)

Oh, and while speaking about awesomeness: Not only I forgot to mention a bunch of great authors from the summer 120_minuten-project (Team Van Gogh - we were awesome! <3) but I also nearly missed the new X-Mas time challenges. (No, I sure don't have any free time for writing.. but I spend way too much hours sleeping lately. If I rearrange the priorities there sure will be a few hours left..)

Banner-time! I couldn't decide so there will be 3 Van Gogh's! XD


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PS: The best receipt against the winter depressions: eating eucalyptus-honey & reading Kurt Vonnengut. (hui, he was studying chemistry too? And did his magistracy in anthropology? Sure why not? *_*;)




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