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There seems to be a mutual agreement between my landlady's daughter (who writes the "shift schedule") and all weather gods known to mankind that it only snows when I'm on duty for snow and ice clearance at our house. Honestly - we had amounts of snow that were worth shoveling away on no more than 2 days this winter, and both times it was my turn! Not the first year that this happened. I'd guess that 2 times out of 3 it's me who clears our sidewalk... Maybe it's a cunning plan to get me to exercise more during the winter...?
What annoys me is that above mentioned daughter seems to think I had probably forgotten it (no chance I'll forget any of my duties again since I had to tolerate a 10 minute lecture when I forgot to clean a window in the stairway). So 5 minutes ago she rings at my door and asks "You know it's your turn to shovel snow?" Hello? Maybe next time she takes a look outside before bothering me - I already did that two hours ago. Yes, we can't stand each other, thank you very much.

Love the way the city looks under all that snow though, just really beautiful. The downside: my pizza delivery takes forever and I'm getting really, really hungry now...
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Some useless facts my newspaper printed today:

- one of six internists in Germany has been beaten by a patient
- Radio Finland broadcasts news in Latin every Friday and Saturday
- George Bush and Saddam Hussein shared te same shoemaker: Artioli from Italy
- bashing your head against the wall burns about 150 calories an hour
- one litre of printing ink from Hewlett Packard costs more than a litre of Chanel No. 5
- by selling 627 records in one week you can make rank 84 of the German album charts
- Cajus Julius Caesar is a member of the German Bundestag
- before signing the embargo on Cuban products, JFK had his spokesman supply him with 1200 Havana cigars
- the British Queen is a learnt truck mechanic (I actually knew that before, but I find it just great, so I couldn't help mentioning it)
- you can use Viagra for keeping cut flowers fresh
- cut an onion and rub it on the soles of your feet; about an hour later you have the taste of onions in your mouth
and my personal favourite:
- in Japan you can buy a DVD called "Crush by Venus": eroticism for men whose fetish are dominas crushing model trains with their boots. Don't believe this? Take a look

There were a lot more, taken from the book "Neon Unnützes Wissen", that obviously contains nothing else but useless facts - I'm tempted to buy it XD
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A few days ago Germany was rocked by (another) scandal regarding stolen data. This time a parcel containing thousands of credit card holders' data turned up at the "Frankfurter Rundschau" newspaper.
Now the culprit was discovered: a Christmas cake, or more precisely: two delivery men, who instead of delivering it to the "FR" opened the parcel and ate the cake. So what would you do if you wanted to disguise that you've just stolen something? Yes, of course! You take another parcel, addressed to a major german bank (they should after all get 6 packages, surely they won't notice if one's missing), put the address label of the newspaper's parcel onto it and deliver as if nothing happened. source
No offence, but I'm pretty sure I can guess why those two don't work as nuclear physicists.
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Finally someone noticed: I belong in London - I've been thinking that for years



You Belong in London



A little old fashioned, and a little modern.

A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.

A unique soul like you needs a city that offers everything.

No wonder you and London will get along so well.

Feeling bad

Dec. 7th, 2008 07:13 pm
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I'm feeling pretty bad right now. My landlady just came and told me that her husband died last weekend. He suffered from lung cancer, which I knew, but I met him a few days before and he didn't look too bad. Now I didn't get on with him very well, but she's mostly alright - we do have our differences and I like complain about it a lot but in general we get on well. What really bothers me is that I am rubbish at social interactions and just don't know what to do or say. The usual condolences, right, and the offer for her to say if she needed anything, but other than that I'm lost. Sh***
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...für alle Amazon.de Kunden. Gutes soll man ja weiter verbreiten, hier also mal eine schöne Idee, für diejenigen, die bei Amazon.de shoppen. Geht man über den Link We Save the World auf die Amazon-Seite, so werden vom Kaufpreis jedes bestellten Artikels 5-7,5% an die von euch gewählte Hilfsorganisation gespendet. Wichtig für euch: die Spende tätigt amazon, ihr zahlt nur den normalen Preis des Artikels. Ihr könnt wählen, welcher dieser Organisationen die Spende zu Gute kommen soll: Ärzte ohne Grenzen, Studieren ohne Grenzen, Welthungerhilfe, Greenpeace, Amnesty International oder Survival International.
Gerade jetzt, wo sicher noch viele Weihnachtsgeschenke zu kaufen sind, eine prima Idee! Also: einfach den kurzen Umweg im Netz über den o.g. Link gehen und was Gutes tun.

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