Monthly Archives: October 2012

Backing up one’s files…


It’s definitely important to back up one’s files regularly. A broken hard drive and no back up – that has happened to me more than once in the past. You might think I should’ve learned from my own mistakes – well, I didn’t and now it has happened to me again: My poor Dell notebook had a fatal encounter with the hard floor on tuesday. It didn’t only damage the hard drive, it also affected so many other components that I will probably not be able to get it to work again… the chances are very, very slim.

Besides having to buy a new computer, I might also not get my files back either. It’s especially tragic for my little blog here since amongst many personal files my notebook’s hard drive also contained all my blog-files: Photographs and scans of the mail I’d sent and received, graphics I’d created, post drafts and completely finished posts (including the ones for this week I didn’t get to publish 😦 ). A classmate’s boyfriend is trying to rescue them though and I really hope he’ll be successful. Please keep your fingers crossed, everyone!

Slowly coming to terms with the loss of my beloved red Dell, I went into town and bought a new computer (a desktop not a notebook; I don’t trust myself with portable computers anymore. I only seem to break them). I also forced myself to finally make the change from a PC to a Mac, so I’m the proud (?) owner of an iMac now. We work with Mac at work and in school, so it makes sense to switch to Mac at home as well. Even though I’ll probably add a Windows partition to it too. Growing up with Windows it’s kind of hard to let go of it completely. Old habits die hard or so they say…

I guess this is probably all the computer misery you can handle right now. I’m longing to be able to return to a normal blogging schedule. I’ll try my best and stay optimistic :), just stop by again in a few days if you’d like to stay updated on my situation.

So, the moral of the story is: Back up your files, people – I mean it!

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An extremely busy but mind-bogglingly awesome week!

“Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. N0 matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are all the same.”

~ John Denver

Okay, I did it again, I neglected my poor blog and especially you my dear reader but I simply couldn’t resist the call of the music…
…well, and I wasn’t home for the past week:

We had a week long workshop at work that took up most of my time during the day and in the evenings – oh, my gosh, I don’t know if I’ve ever had so much fun – in the evenings some of my colleagues and me came together to make some music. We played “Radio” by the Corrs, “Like the way I do” by Melissa Etheridge, “Ain’t no sunshine” by Bill Withers, “Have you ever seen the rain” by CCR and a few others. I’m still extremely flashed and we all agreed that it would be mighty awesome to meet up more often in the future for more jamming sessions. It will be quite difficult to organize it all but I really hope we can make it happen.

Tonight I’m gonna start working on the new James Bond song “Skyfall”. It would be great to play that with everyone together; it’s such a beautiful song. I bought the sheet music for vocals/piano/chords online and now I can’t wait to get my fingers on the piano keys…

… so, to wrap up today’s post and introduce you to that wonderful musical gem sung by the incredible Adele (in case you haven’t yet heard it 😉 ):

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SENT CARD #27: Look me in the eye…

Eyes are fascinating. Especially cat-eyes mesmerize me time and time again. I’m so used to the dephts of a dog’s or horse’s eyes, they’re so open and telling. A cat’s eyes seem almost shallow in comparison – mysterious. It took me a little while to be able to read my cat as easily as my dog. I’d say felines are definitely of the rather sneaky kind – and you can already tell by looking them in the eye!

(#27) DE-1262982 to Stas (RUSSIA)

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Don’t forget the GIVE-AWAY!!!
Don`t miss your chance to win one of my “fabulous fanged postcards”. Entries will be open ’til Wednesday (Oct. 10th 2012)!
So, what are you waiting for?! Head on over and make sure you’re in it to win it! Good Luck!

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Le Mysterieux Carnival: Beware of the fangs…

Come in! come in!

I don’t bite – at least I will try not to ; )

…even though:

“The blood is the life… and it shall be mine.”  ~ Dracula by Bram Stoker

I hope you all remembered to bring your silver ticket!

Now, what I offer you is the chance to win one of these fabolous fanged postcards you see below:

And if that weren’t enough, one of my silver tickets will be included as well!

How you enter:

(A) If you don’t mind your e-mail address publicly displayed you can simply leave a comment (including your e-mail address!!!) below. Then you’re definitely in it to win it : )

or

(B) If you prefer a little more discretion when it comes to your e-mail address, you can enter by using this form:


Just put your e-mail into the top field, check the box and you’re also in it to win it : )

General Info:
– The prizes: 3 x 1(ONE) postcard and 1(ONE) silver ticket shipped to you by snail mail. –> So, there will be three winners!
– Entries will be accepted until 11.59 pm CET(GMT+1) on Wednesday the 10th of October 2012.
– I will ship worldwide!
– The winners will be chosen by using “random.org”.
(-  and yes, it’s allowed to double your chances by leaving a comment and using the form.)

I wish you “Good Luck!” and have fun visiting all these beautifully spooky carnival boths across the blogosphere : )

Here is your link to the link-list of all booths.

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SENT CARD #14: The bookish postcrosser (a book recommendation)

(#14) DE-1079605 to Kylie (USA)
(The photo on the card shows the summer flora in our backyard that normal people call weedy and that I call pretty; and picture-worthy if nothing else ^^ )

Amidst all postcrossers there are quite a few booklovers, like me and like Kylie from San Francisco, the recipient of my fourteenth postcrossing card. Besides telling her what I did during the day (spending a great time at the barn with the horses), what made me smile that day (the fact that my seventh postcrossing card had arrived 🙂 ) and what I dream to do one day (writing a book), I also included a book recommendation.

My recommendation for her:

The Walk by Richard Paul Evans

The story in a sentence:
After losing everything Alan Christoffersen holds dear and everything he’s ever lived for, he sets out to cross the entire country, from [Seattle in Washington] to Key West, Florida, on foot and essentially find his way back into life.

And why I like this book so much:
Of course it’s a very traumatizing situation for a person to lose everything – and I mean EVERYTHING – it’s also incredibly fascinating to see how it also liberates them to do things they otherwise wouldn’t have been able, wouldn’t have dared or even wanted to do: Like crossing the entire country on foot. And most important of all: “The Walk” let’s the reader hope by showing that there is a road – literally! – that can lead you out of the deepest depths and most depressing situations in life, all you have to do is take the first step and walk.

 

Today I received my parcel from amazon containing the second installement in the series: “Miles To Go”. I’m really looking forward to reading it and will let you know if it’s any good 😛 like the first.

If you’ve also read “The Walk” and maybe “Miles To Go” too, I’d love to hear what you think about it. Feel free to leave me a comment below 🙂

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It’s October my friends…

…and you all know what that means ;D

I’m giving you a hint:

“Hi, my name is Jack! Jack O Lantern to be precise :)”

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