Archive for August, 2010

Five Reasons…

Posted: August 29, 2010 in comedy, fun, me
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As already announced in my previous post, I went to Berlin to see one of the best (and oldest lol) German comedians of all times: Otto Waalkes

It was AWESOME…for 5 reasons:

reason 1: the show was in a beautiful theater…and I LOVE theaters

reason 2: the master himself made fun of the Saxon dialect (which I love doing too)

reason 3: he dressed up as Lady Gaga…priceless

reason 4: he was just plain funny!


reason 5: I GOT TO MEET HIM!!!!

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As we are expecting visitors today, I baked one of my favorite cakes this morning: CHEESECAKE.

awesomeness in the making 😉

I am still wondering if I should try a little piece or not. I am only on day 6 of that stupid diet, which is increasingly driving me crazy!!

I noticed how living a non-carb life is changing me psychologically…not in a good way. I have so much stress going on because of the stupid job(which I HATE) and my annoying bachelor thesis. I am getting sick and I even had a nervous breakdown the other day because I feel I’m under too much pressure. This has never happened before and I’ve been under a lot of pressure in my life!!! I also miss my Finnish life and friends a lot. For this reason, I decided that maybe it is not good that I am so strict on myself at the moment. I am not completely giving up on the diet though! Just taking it a bit easier.

I also signed up for one (online) course this semester even though I already have enough credits. But I am very interested in that topic (principles of leadership) and I actually miss studying. I know. Nerd-Alert! Just got the schedule the other day:looks like I’m gonna be very busy during the next weeks.

Today I’m gonna give myself a little break! Going to Berlin with the family to see the (German) great-grandfather of comedy tonight. Booked the tickets over 6 months ago and I am so excited! Will tell you more about it tomorrow, I guess.

Bling-a-ling.

….and I’m still going on strong!

I noticed how much easier it is to control the hunger if you eat regularly. I have to eat 6 times a day now: Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, dessert. That’s hard work! Sometimes I do skip meals because I am just too full…or disgusted by the food…like my dessert for example: sugar-free jello.

The last time I ate sugar-free jello was when I was living in the States. You could buy it in the stores and it was yummy. Unfortunately, I haven’t found stuff like that over here. For this reason, I bought this do-it-yourself-pack and just left the sugar out when I cooked it. I was soooo excited to eat it once it was done. I almost threw up though because it was so disgusting. I’m sure I’ll get used to it one day.(hopefully that day’s gonna come soon!!)

I had tuna salad for lunch today. I love it! Lettuce, broccoli, bell peppers, tuna & home-grown tomatoes. never knew eating healthy (and carb-free) can be that yummy!!

carb free tuna salad

The bad thing is that I still have a longing for sweet stuff sometimes and it is very hard to resist!!! I really hope those 2 weeks are over soon!! Because then I can at least eat fruit again…mmhhhmmmmm

A new chapter…day 1

Posted: August 23, 2010 in food, me
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I decided to change a few things in my life.

First off: I’m too fat and wanna lose weight. I’ve been planning that for years but somehow, it never really worked out. A few weeks ago, I read about the South Beach Diet. I tested it for a few days to find out if I could do it or not.

Phase one is so hard (no carbs at all for 2 full weeks)…but I think I can do it. So today was the official day 1 of my diet. I’m still in a good mood. Let’s see how long that’s gonna last…because I just love bread and rice and pasta and chocolate…and…( i better stop now before I start crying lol)

P.S. It’s gonna be a really awesome working at Mc Donalds seeing all those yummy things and stay strong. Oh man, what did I get myself into!?!?!?!

weekend visitors

Posted: August 22, 2010 in friends
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We had friends sleeping over this weekend. Haven’t seen them in a long time, so it felt really good to hang out with them again even though I was working a lot.

enjoying a few drinks on the patio

They brought their 2-year-old toddler Lena with them. She is one of the cutest human beings I have seen in a long time and she is so easy to handle! The only disturbing thing was her big interest in snakes and insects and her urge to come & show them to me. Well, lets wait 12 more years and she will hate those “monsters” as much as I do 😉

little Lena

Bling-a-ling!

Day off (for real)

Posted: August 18, 2010 in friends, summer
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And it felt so gooooood! I met up with a good friend I haven’t seen in over a year. We went “shopping” (if you can call it like that in a town like Waren), went to eat and met up with another friend and enjoyed some coffee at the harbor. The weather wasn’t that nice…but doesn’t it always rain when you’re on a day off???

view from the café

Steffi and I

that’s what you get from shoe shopping 😉

And now I’m back to thesis writing because I do not have any other hobbies 😉

Day off…

Posted: August 12, 2010 in work

Guess where I spent my day off today??

Unfortunately, I had to take a left turn when I was standing in front of that sign because my day off was cancelled for whatever reason. I am tired, exhausted, MAD!!!! Can’t wait for August 18th, which is supposed to be my next day off. Let’s hope it stays like that! I have so many things on my to-do list and I seriously need time to finish my bachelor thesis!…

The question I keep on asking myself again and again: Why can’t I just be rich?????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!