Samstag, 25. April 2009

I have the weekend off!

A whoop! I am going to do the following:

1) Be sad that I am not on the above tour. Even Uma looks postively put out about it.

2) Hang out with Lovely Lucy who is visiting us all the way from Norfolk. She also came bearing Krispy Kremes, one of which I just ate for breakfast.

3) Go shopping. It has been Too Long. But I am, staggeringly uncharacteristically, "alright for money" at the moment and so may actually be able to buy something shiny for dancing in this evening. I have a (possibly worrying) hankering for an 80s off-the-shoulder-disco/prom queen number. I will ask Lovely Lucy for her advice as she has awesome style (and works in a clothes shop) and therefore knows these things. I, on the other hand, work with small children and so have a disgusting cold at the moment because small children are unclean.

4) Consume a lot of Vitamin C.

5) Go dancing at here tonight, should my cold permit me. Tried to go out last night, epic fail. But hopefully I will be cheered by a shiny new dress or some such to wear.

6) Marvel at the weather. Get John to fix my bike so I can cycle around wearing some sort of floral tea dress marvelling at the weather.

Happy Sunshine Everybody!

Mittwoch, 22. April 2009

Busy, busy, busy... barely blogging at all. Normal service will resume shortly. In the meantime:


Mittwoch, 15. April 2009

Hi, I'm Joe Cocker.

And I am a giant chalk-drawn sperm coming out of a giant chalk-drawn penis surrounded by other chalk-drawn penises (penii?) of varying shapes and sizes that can be viewed all over the lake area at the Volkspark Friedrichshain. At least until it rains. We are despicable and yet GENIUS.


I know I've been banging on for ages about it but it seems like Spring might finally have sprung. LOOK AT MY PARK PICTURES and MARVEL AT THE LACK OF SNOW and the PROFLIFERATION OF SPRINGTIME THINGS. Golly, but this makes me happy.

Donnerstag, 9. April 2009

Oooooh golly...

I haven't blogged in ages. I have actually, uncharacteristically, been very busy. I now have a total of four jobs (don't ask). One of them, excitingly, involves teaching kids so I get to play games and do puzzles and so forth all whilst being paid. Super awesome.

Anyway, I'm back in Armagh, your ma, everbody's ma etc etc this week, which is cool except that the weather is horrible. Have taken to wearing my sister's snow boots indoors. Our central heating allowance (particularly in my sister and my rooms at the top of the house) has been drastically cut because of "the crunch". Charming. My mother did make some delicious chocolate chip cookies for us today though, so she has marginally redeemed herself.

Oooooh, I learned a very handy tip yesterday vis-a-vis German airport staff. They can't deal with outbursts of emotion (presumably because they don't have any themselves). Late for a flight? Desk closed? What you must do, dear Irish (or other non-German, ie. someone who would/could ever be late for anything) passenger is IMMEDIATELY BURST INTO HYSTERICAL SOBS. They panic and do whatever they can do to get rid of you a.s.a.p which is of course getting you out of the country. Works like a charm, and is very economical as it removes the need for both buying expensive replacement tickets and bribery.

I'll leave you with this. Because it's pretty and we all need some prettiness to get us through the day sometimes:

Samstag, 4. April 2009

Things that are making me love Berlin even more than usual...

1) The weather. I am not wearing tights and my vest is more of a floaty camisole type affair (as opposed to the long sleeved, thermal, M and S variety I have been sporting for the past AGES), yet am I cold? No, no I am not.

2) The above gaffiti which is all over the pavement near Warshauer S-Bahn. I don't know whether I want it to be referring to ponys like ponies or ponys like the German for fringe. Have one, would very much like the other.

3) The fact that I am eating an enormous salad from an enormous plastic bowl and finding it refreshing and delicious, rather than cold and depressing but necessary for not getting scurvy etc etc. Take that Scurvy, your Winter-long tyranny over my emotions is over. OVER.

4) In a moment I am going to go sit outside a cafe and watch the world go by in the sunshine. Without a doubt one of my favourite things to do.

5) I might go to the park ALL MOTHAFUCKIN' DAY tomorrow.

6) I am wearing knee socks and a floral playsuit. I defy ANYONE not to be happy wearing knee scoks and a floral playsuit.

Donnerstag, 2. April 2009

Free but immensely gratifying thing to do #17

Walk along Rigaer Strasse and look at the cars. LOOK AT THEM. They are wonderous, wonderous things.