ulysses3_de: (misc - escape button)
Seriously, this week is fucked up in so many different ways it's not normal anymore.

Today for example:

First, Sascha forgets his cell at home.
Second, this morning it was freezing cold so I take out the winter coat - which actually was totally unnecessary because not two hours later it starts to get really warm. So I came home totally sweated through.

Then, I need this introductory part from a book (Cleavage Structures by Lipset and Rokkan) and the book's already borrowed by someone else and has already another prebooking on it, so I would get it in like two month. Not good. So I was frantically searching the internet the last three weeks until I find this comment, that the specific part was reprinted in another book. So I look for this book, but only online and find it in Google books. So I was like printscreening and copy&pasting it like crazy, but I was still missing the last 20 pages because of the restrictions with Google.
So while I was looking for a different book today, not at the University library but at the regional library (which is also in Stuttgart), I find the second book. I was like *headdesk* over and over.

Then I was at the Uni library to get one (!) book but actually came out with like 10 or so. *again headdesk* So I had to rearrange my bag and carry half of my things under my arm, because I hadn't enough space.

Then I come home, find an announcement in the mail that the bofrost guys (a food delivery service) come next Wednesday, when I'm not at home, so I call to rearrange the appointment. But instead of telling her that they should come after 4pm I tell her to come after 2pm which is too early, but I only realized it after I'd hung up the phone. So I need to come home an hour earlier next week, which isn't so bad but yeah...

Then I go down in the basement and walk into a puddle of water *argh* It's only in a small part of the main area and then in our part of the cellar. First I thought it was a burst pipe or something like it, but now I think that the refrigerator we have down there (turned off because it's broken and we're too lazy to dispose of it) lost all of it's cooling fluid. Which means Sascha and I need to somehow get the basement dry this evening (He's going to lynch me).

Can it be weekend now, please??
ulysses3_de: (Kane/Carlson - oh jeez)
So apparently my 'puter doesn't like my internet. I've not been able to access my mail or LJ or anything else.
Then it made fun of me by not cooperating with the pics from the roadtrip. *argh*

Now that I have access back it rewards me with things like

- the newest installment of [livejournal.com profile] fleshflutter's Someone you might have been/Spy-verse

Damn she knows how to keep her readers on edge. But I have this theory. No seriously. )


- [livejournal.com profile] splashpink's and [livejournal.com profile] titheniel's newest endeavour Orwell.


Then again I found time to finally finish Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series.

Yeah, I had to read them just to be able to see what the whole thing is about and who's right - the people who like it or the ones who dislike it.
And I have to say ... )

I hope no one takes offense with that.


Now I'm off pining for more spy!Jared/Handler!Jensen and Orwellesque fic.
ulysses3_de: (misc - good books and time)

Damn, it's really strange when you haven't browsed through a bookstore or Amazon for a looooong time.
I need to get up-to-date with my Star Wars Novels, I missed so many of them. And I don't even get the timeline anymore. *argh*

*goes to search for book timeline*


Jun. 24th, 2008 09:06 am
ulysses3_de: (JDM - smiling)
So I got tagged by [livejournal.com profile] lexzilla.
Let's see.

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

So my problem was, that from where I sit the nearest book are actually about a hundred books, so I had to figure out which is the nearest.

It was a close call between "Grundgesetz für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland" and "The Isles", which won.

Book: The Isles - A History
Author: Norman Davies

Ever since the early Christian monks of the Celtic Church set themselves the task of recording and adapting the achievements of Celtic paganism, a long line of Celtic antiquaries and scholars have devoted themselves to the same task right to the present day. Yet to admire the ancient Celts and their ways could not fail to carry an element of protest against the reigning English and Christian Establishment; and there have always been signs of sneaking admiration for the British rebels like Boudicca and Caractacus. In the late twentieth century, Celtomania has become an essential part of New Age neo-paganism.

So yeah, ahm ... not gonna tag anyone, but if you want go ahead an do it.
ulysses3_de: (fantasy)
*pets book* *opens it and smells* Oh, the smell of a new book!

This is actually the first time I love a book I had to buy for University.

New and shiny "The Globalization of World Politics - An introduction to international relations".

That's what I call a book fit for studying. Why can't all my textbooks be like that?


Mar. 28th, 2008 11:22 am
ulysses3_de: (for freedom for porn)
So, got tagged by [livejournal.com profile] lexzilla.

List fifteen fictional characters that you would have sex with (in no particular order) and tag five people to do the same.

I thought this would be fun and I started listing: Jensen, Jared, Jeff, ... until I found this little word 'ficitonal' *argh*. So I had to rethink my choices.

Ok so it took me more than two days to do this, what does that say about me?? And what do my choices tell? I need serious councelling!

  1. Dean Winchester

  2. Sam Winchester

  3. Alec (form Dark Angel)

  4. Jack O'Neill

  5. John Sheppard 

  6. Justice Talion Nolan (so fucked up but I love him, character by M.Stackpole)

  7. James Fraser (again I'm a book whore, character by D. Gabaldon)

  8. Jason Borne (not the book, but the movie one ;))

    So now it get's really disturbing

  9. Han Solo (see I told you!)

  10. Corran Horn

  11. Wedge Antilles

  12. Luke Skywalker (who woudn't *g*)

  13. John Winchester (oh shut up, I couldn't resist. And I have this crazy daddy!kink)

  14. Ronon Dex 

  15. Otori Takeo (character by L. Hearn)

Yeah, my choices tell a lot about me and my fandoms. *g*

Oh and I won't tag anyone. If you want to do it, feel free.
ulysses3_de: (time)
It's actually quite rare nowadays for me to read a German book. I've bought more English books in the last years than ever before. The only German books I read are by German authors who I like (namely Wolfgang Hohlbein, Michael Ende, Ralf Isau (sorry only German) and Rebecca Gable).

So now I have this book The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers. It has been catching dust on my bookshelf for two years now and I never read further than page 3 and I hated it and thought is a wast of money. But then my mother come along and tells me she's reading this awesome book right now and that I need to read that, because it's exactely my genre. Then the presents me with The City of Dreaming Books and I'm like "yeah, yeah I know, but I don't like it".

Ah well, never say never. Started reading yesterday and I'm already on page 114. :D

It's sooooooo cool. *apologizes for the little kids freak out*

*glances at other end of desk*
Yeah I should go back to editing those 500 pages of research/scientific papers for Kerstins next publication on The Influence of Federation politics on State politics.
ulysses3_de: (Default)
So, I'm currently trying to avoid going over my American Dramas and Old English by putting together my reading list for the oral exam in May.

Now, I had a look at the reading list for my "Bachelor exams" and I had totally forgotten that "Our Town" and  "The Hairy Ape" where on that list. So I've already done analyses and so one on those two. *embarrassing*

I've decided on (American) Gothic as my first main topic, 20th Century American Short Stories as the second, and poetry as the minor topic (but in what combination no idea yet)

So this is what I have so far )

Do any of you have interesting short stories, poems or even a gothic novel I can add??
ulysses3_de: (fantasy)
I am officially crazy.
I just spend 25 € on a 1200page book.

 I have work to do and thesis papers to write, but nooo ... what do I do? Buy a book. In German non the less. I haven't read a book in German in a long time.

Then again the author is one of my favorite ones and she only writes in German.

So I'm going to bury myself in the War of the Roses.

See you sometime next week.
Ops no option. *sigh*
ulysses3_de: (space)
Ok, i forgot the two books laying unfinished on my couch: The new Potter and the new book by Michael Stackpole.

But I actually got some laundry done and cleaned the kitchen.

So yay, even for only a little bit.

*shakes head* I'm only half way though Deathly Hollow. This is so embarrassing. Normaly I would have read it in one go, but right now? It's like I can't concentrate.



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