Remember the silk yarn I posted about a while back? I turned this into a shawl for a friend's 30th birthday.
And this is the result:
As modelled by said birthday girl.
Pattern: Ashton Shawlette
Yarn: Traumseide; 100% silk
Now, I haven't seen Dallas Buyers' Club yet, because it was in the cinema while I was sick and unable to sit for too long.
But I know he's a great actor, have known that since I saw him in Requiem for a Dream. Which I might never watch again despite it being an awesome film, because damn, it's depressing.
Also, I forgot to take today off, so I didn't see the award show. Ah well.
Okay, so I lasted 50 something days. But atm, this is "stress" as in I'm stressing myself that I need to find a picture to take at the end of the day and it's also useless, because then I just end up photographing some random thing in my house.
I'm still trying to take (and post) more pictures during the year, but then with an attempt of getting better at photography / trying to produce "quality" pictures (as good as they get with a Bridge camera) rather than just random mobile phone shots. Unless it's something hilarious I spot, then the mobile shots have to do ;-)
There's so much going on in my life, atm, that I simply forget to do anything that's not related to "Huge Thing (TM)". Yes, I will write about That Exciting Thing eventually when it becomes more of a certainty that it's actually going to happen ;-) Eternal pessimist, me.
I was browsing my teachers' videos on youtube, just because it's late and I have nothing better to do.
Here, have something decidedly un-bellydance-like: A traditional Greek Dance. The dance is called Sta Tria. The song is "Ach Ellada s'agapo" (Oh Greece I love you), sung by Nikos Papazoglou.
I actually wore shoes with heels on the next day's performance ;-). But she put this one up, because that old lady at the end of the line? Not a dancer from our studio, but a Greek lady from the audience who joined us.
A curious bird decided to visit all the tourists and residents who were out early this morning on the Old Bridge.
Are you tired yet of my indoor images? ;) Well, I can go to work again on Monday so I'll be out a lot more... so there might be outside pictures soon ;-)
Meanwhile, I bought another puzzle. And a cryptic thing (that's behind the cut).
This is the puzzle in the beginning.
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Thanks to Watchever - a VOD service here in Germany that also lets you watch stuff in English and download to your phone for watching it offline later on the bus - I got a bit addicted to this show. Alas, currently, only the first two seasons are available.
I'm just not sure... why exactly I like it. Usually, that kind of thing wouldn't be "my show", but I think something that quarter_to_five said hit it on the head (paraphrasing here, and I hope I didn't misunderstand it): It's like it's its own universe/bizarro-world with its own rules. It's consistent, but the rules make no sense.
I think it hit home with that ridiculous paintball war episode. For the whole episode, I was convinced that this was just Jeff dreaming (it wasn't). Hell, I'm still not convinced that this isn't someone's elaborate dream.
There's currently a lot going on, despite me being still on sick leave. Again, not wanting to jinx anything, so not saying anything until it's more "secure" ;-)
Anyway, assorted pictures for the catch-up! Flowers, geekery, patronage (is that a word)?
My orchid is blooming! By now, the second bud has blossomed.
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My new lanyard ;)
Context: MTAS is the "Max Testory Appreciation Society". "Die Kammer" is Max' new band.
Friday evening, I had some friends over for game night... and yesterday, I had friends over for Dr Who and cuddling.
So I had entertainment... and I also baked my first jelly roll yesterday. It was very quickly done and it tastes awesome. Picture behind the cut *G*.
Aaaand I also got a puzzle, complete with a puzzle pad so I can store it away whenever I need my table back. The subject of said puzzle should not be a surprise to anyone. Current state also behind the cut.
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No, I didn't make this. Gü made it. Gü is an evil company.
Flickr is acting up right now so I uploaded them to LJ scrapbook for now. I will continue the Talking meme with lferion's questions tomorrow. *G*
I'm running out of things to take pictures of in my flat... This is my pen collection; well a glimpse of it. I'm missing a glitter pen. Which is shocking, I know I need these for RPG and Sudoku & Co. And for creating paper prototypes at work.
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(Still taking questions!)
Again, something that splix wanted to know.
I guess "I'll take my Kindle" would be cheating, right?
Okay... That one is hard. She didn't mention a number ;) so I'm going to limit it to five. I guess I would say the following:
1) Momo by Michael Ende. Despite not having read this in ages, this is one of my favourite childhood books. I will have to re-read this at some point soon. This book is hard to summarise, in my opinion, because there's so much to it. Basically it's about this girl, Momo, who suddenly turns up in an (Italian?) town. She can't count, can't read, and when asked how old she is, her reply is "As far as I know, I've always been there."
She listens to people, and thus helps them figure out their problems, etc. And then the grey men turn up. They grey men (with cigars, iirc) steal time from the people and Momo and various friends, including a tortoise who can see 30 minutes into the future, has to save the people from the grey men.
Basically - read it.
2) Ronja Räubertochter by Astrid Lindgren. Another book from my childhood. This is a story about a girl who grows up in a clan of robbers who falls in love with a boy from a clan her family is feuding with. They run away, have some adventures, and eventually their familes reunite. Or something *G*. This is not as deep as Momo, but a cute story.
3) Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop. My guilty pleasure. This is not stellar writing or anything, and there's a Mary Sue so obvious, it hurts sometimes. But goddamnit; Daemon. This book's sole purpose would be to keep me... ahem... entertained at night.
4) Can I cheat and just count A Song of Ice and Fire (by George R. R. Martin; duh) as one piece of work? Since no numbers are mentioned, I'll just do that. I don't think I have to write anything about that, do I? If you don't know what it's about, I don't know where you've been these past years.
5) Ah hell, since I'm cheating anyway *G*, Discworld by Terry Pratchett. The entire back catalogue. Again, I don't think I need to write anything about this, do I?
Is there really no one else with questions for February? Come on, girls, I'm bored! :) (alas, too bored to do anything useful like writing or tagging...)
So far, I have three questions from splix for Feb 1-3; so all other days are still free *G*.
The first topic is:
Soundtrack of My Adolescence
There are several ways to interpret this, but I'll just give you a list of some youtube videos (with some commentary) of some of the music I liked to listen to back then, say age 12-18. No matter how embarrassing; though the more embarrassing stuff like David Hasselhoff happened earlier than that. There is no particular order to this...
I put the clips behind the cut so I don't clog up your friends list. With most musicians, I tried to find the first song of them that I heard - as far as I remember, that is.
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Thanks, splix, for this trip down the memory lane! That was fun *G*.