Archive for August, 2009

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Music Meme – Meme Monday

Monday, 31. August 2009

Here’s how it works:
1. Grab the nearest CD.
2. Put it in your CD-Player (or start your mp3-player, I-tunes, etc.).
3. Skip to Song 3 (or load the 3rd song in your 3rd playlist)
4. Post the first verse in your journal along with these instructions. Don’t name the band, nor the album-title.

Let the raining teardrops rain down on me tonight

I’d be surprised if anybody can guess what song that is. I don’t think I’d know myself. ;)

[Hint.]

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[Another hint.]

[Final hint and solution.]

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Video Vriday

Friday, 28. August 2009

Franz Ferdinand – Can’t Stop Feeling

The video is not particularly good, but I think it’s really funny. And it always makes me smile when it comes on. [Also, I really love the song. Franz Ferdinand lost me in the middle of the last album, but now they have me back.]

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Some Excuses

Wednesday, 26. August 2009

I had this plan for today. I’d get up early and then I’d write a couple of blog posts to preschedule over the next few days because I’m going to Hamburg over the weekend and I won’t have time to post and I didn’t wan’t to pause my blog right after really getting back to writing.

Well, I got up semi-early and then I got lost in my reader and then I started prescheduling memes and video vridays but not the reviews that have been waiting more or less patiently since June (and yes, I still mean to write them) and anyway, somehow time flew by and now it’s 5.30pm, I haven’t even showered or got dressed yet, all I’ve eaten today is some ice cream I still had in the freezer and a cup of instant soup, I haven’t packed yet (and I need to leave the house at 5am) and in a little more than two hours I’m meeting my sister to see Inglorious Basterds.

So, I quickly made a new plan. In the next two hours I would write a blog post to tell people that I would really start blogging again after my return (Monday, late at night), then I’d shower and get dressed and then I’d get out of the house, find something to eat (probably something Japanese) before I have to meet my sister. And after I come back from the movies, I’d immediately start packing. And then I could still decide whether sleeping would be an option in this night or if it would have to wait until I’m sitting in the airplane.

If I decide that sleeping is, in fact, unnecessary (and that’s a big if), I’ll may write another post. If not, there will be Video Vriday and Meme Monday and then there will be a real post. I promise.

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Links

Wednesday, 26. August 2009

Books

One Word: You get one word and then 60 seconds to write something about it.

How one library handles book challenges.

Follow-Up to A Series of Unfortunate Events? Yes, please!

Movies

That one sounds interesting (and has Paul Bettany). [Warning: Horror movie.]

Music

via deadra:

via liberrydwarf:

Science

This is very interesting: Project Implicit tells you about implicit leanings you might or might not have.

Completely Different Things

Whedonverse in Stitches.

Oh, for Fuck’s sake! Do people really need another reason to have somebody stare at their butts in horror?

Wow!

Buy a Twilight dildo (cold, sparkly) or your own personal stalking Edward. Seriously.

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Tuesday, 25. August 2009

So… I had this dream that I started blogging again.

Nah… not even my dreams are that boring.

I actually dreamt that I attended the Oscar’s[1]. I got to sit at a table[2] between Christian Bale[3] and his wife Sibi Blazic. I was on my best behaviour, no fan girl squealing, no inappropriate giggling, no pretending that I don’t know who he is, just normal. And I’m afraid he still didn’t like me very much[4]. They then started to talk in French, thinking that I couldn’t understand  them, about how much they hated those kind of ceremonies and shows and then decided they should leave.

And I was left knowing that I missed the opportunity of my life[5].

[1] I wasn’t nominated or anything, just a guest. Not even my dreams are that exciting.

[2] I know that there aren’t any tables there. It’s a dream, ‘kay?

[3] who, if that’s possible, was even sexier than in real life.

[4] Sometimes dreams start out awesome and then they really suck.

[5] Sometimes dreams start out awesome and then they really, very, absolutely and irrevocably suck.

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Links

Wednesday, 19. August 2009

I accidentally hit publish without prescheduling the post on Saturday, so if you had a part of this post in your reader, you might know some of the links already. Some are brand new, though. ;)

Books

Justine Larbalestier’s Liar cover changed from white girl to black girl.

Analysis of things used on fantasy covers (including handy chart).

How to Speed Read.

Hugo Awards Winners announced.

Gaiman reads Doctorow.

Where I Write: Fantasy and Science Fiction Authors in Their Creative Spaces. [If I ever get my own writing space, it'd probably look like Piers Anthony's, except with a little more colour. Whether that's reflected in my writing style, I don't know. ;)]

Comics

Download Bradley Denton’s Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede for free. [I haven't read it yet but it sounds awesome.]

Movies

A new Diary of Anne Frank movie by David Mamet.

I love the youtube lego animations like the next person but a movie about lego? Puh-lease.

Bryan Singer to do Battlestar Galactica movie.

The ugly truth about The Ugly Truth. [My advice: skip the comments. They mostly aren't even good enough to get angry about.]

Music

Science

Ten Things We Don’t Understand About Humans.

TV

deadra wonders about intelligence in Eureka.

30 Rock and Race.

Completely Different Things

dracula

Guerilla Gardens – love the concept!

Photo Crashing Squirrel:

squirrel-portrait-banff-sw

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Video Saturday

Saturday, 15. August 2009

Yeah, I know I’m late. Sorry bout that. I don’t really feel like blogging much lately (as you might have noticed). And I’m frustrated by the fact that I can’t show you the video I actually wanted to show you, because apparently Austrians are not allowed to see it on youtube. (fuckers)

Anyways, let’s cut to the chase.

Noir Desir – Le Vent Nous Portera

One word: Beautiful.

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Links

Wednesday, 12. August 2009

Books

You can download Scott Westerfeld’s book Uglies for free.

Movies

I think I just had a visual orgasm watching this:

More Sherlock Holmes pictures.

Politics

People, people, peopleSarah Haskins is awesome.

Oy vey

Completely Different Things

Snacks and Shit takes a look at ridiculous rap lyrics.

Someone Once Told Me.

Jesus Fucking Christ (kinda NSFW).

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9 Layers – Meme Monday

Monday, 10. August 2009

A meme to peel away the layers of you.

LAYER ONE:
– Name: Lena
– Birth date: March 25th
– Birthplace: Vienna
– Current Location: Vienna
– Eye Color: Green
– Hair Color: Brown
– Height: 1m73
– Righty or Lefty: Righty
– Zodiac Sign: Aries

LAYER TWO:
– Your heritage: huhbzz? What?
– The shoes you wore today: a mix between sneakers and ballerinas
– Your weakness: just one? I can’t say no to books. At all.
– Your fears: not being enough
– Your perfect pizza: loads of cheese, thin dough, tuna, onions
– Goal you’d like to achieve: finish a book

LAYER THREE:
– Your most overused phrase on AIM: I don’t really use any instant messaging.
– Your first waking thoughts: can I sleep another five minutes?
– Your best physical feature: my face
– Your most missed memory: If I miss a memory, doesn’t that mean I can’t remember it?

LAYER FOUR:
– Pepsi or Coke: diet coke
– McDonald’s or Burger King: McDonald’s
– Single or group dates: single
– Adidas or Nike: don’t care. Though I do own something from adidas and I don’t own anything from nike, so…
– Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Rauch (Austrian ice tea)
– Chocolate or vanilla: chocolate
– Cappuccino or coffee: both

LAYER FIVE: Do you…
– Smoke: cigarettes, red Gauloises
– Cuss: of course
– Sing: as much as I can. Though usually I try to stay away from people while I do it.
– Take a shower everyday: yes
– think you’ve been in love: yes
– Want to go to college: no no no no. I will finish it, I guess, but I really don’t wanna
– Like high school: parts of it.
– Want to get married: no, not necessarily
– Believe in yourself: yeah
– Get motion sickness: no
– Think you’re attractive: on some days
– Think you’re a health freak: no, definitely not
– Get along with your parent(s): yes
– Like thunderstorms: yes
– Play an instrument: no. you wouldn’t want me to do that. Trust me.

LAYER SIX: In the past month…
– Drank alcohol: yes
– Smoked: yes
– Done a drug: no
– Made Out: no (unfortunately)
– Gone on a date: I’m not sure. Sounds stupid but I was in a date like situation, I’m just not sure if it was just a casual thing or an actual date. Needless to say that the romantic or erotic tension was not that sizzling.
– Gone to the mall: yes
– Eaten an entire box of Oreos: no
– Eaten sushi: yes
– Been on stage: no
– Been dumped: no
– Gone skating: no
– Made homemade cookies: no (but I baked a cake)
– Gone skinny dipping: no
– Dyed your hair: no
– Stolen Anything: no

LAYER SEVEN: Ever…
– Played a game that required removal of clothing: yes
– Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: yes
– Been caught “doing something”: I guess. I’m just not sure what they mean by “something”.
– Been called a tease: no.
– Gotten beaten up: no.
– Shoplifted: yes
– Changed who you were to fit in: when I was younger (very much younger), yes. It stopped when I was about 10 years old because I noticed that it didn’t help anyway.

LAYER EIGHT:
– Age you hope to be married: I don’t care about that. But I would like to have children sometime soon.
– Numbers and Names of Children: well, one child’s gonna be Number 347 and his name will be Gregor. The other one’s going to be Number 29856 and her name will be Ava.
– Describe your Dream Wedding: what is it with this wedding crap? If I marry, I want my family and friends there and a lot of food and drink and dancing. And I always entertained the notion that I’d find it funny if I would wear a smoking or something and my man would wear a dress.
– How do you want to die: very, very old, falling asleep in my bed and just not waking up.
– Where you want to go to college: I already am going (in Vienna) and I’m pretty sure I don’t want to do that again.
– What do you want to be when you grow up: I don’t wanna grow up more than I already have.
– What country would you most like to visit: I just talked about that. But as it changes kind of hourly… Right now, I’d really like to lie on some beach with nothing but books as company.

LAYER NINE:
– Number of drugs taken illegally: 1
– Number of people I could trust with my life: 10 or so.
– Number of CDs that I own: around 60
– Number of piercings: 2
– Number of tattoos: 1
– Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper: 0, I think.
– Number of scars on my body: 2
– Number of things in my past that I regret: 2

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Video Vriday

Friday, 7. August 2009

Empire of the Sun – We Are the People

The video is beautifully surreal, as is the song. Just a really good fit.

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