Miscellaneous, 27 November 2011

In 2012 I have to think of a new and better title and maybe format for these posts with random bits from my daily life.

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I’ve been suffering from a strange fatigue lately, which means I might be getting a cold. Or something else? I don’t know, but I don’t like feeling so sluggish all day.

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For reasons unknown “The Scottish Prisoner” was already available in Germany (two weeks before it’s published in the US). I got my copy on Monday, finished reading it on Wednesday and loved every moment of it. So much in fact that I spend some time every day to re-read my favourite scenes as if I want to keep them memorized in my mind.

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I enjoyed the Take That “Progress Live 2011” DVD almost as much and watched it (or at least had it turned on as background entertainment) a few times. I don’t like that most of the talking that happened on stage (introducing songs, fooling around etc) was cut from the CD though. The stuff the artists say between the songs is half the fun of concert CD, isn’t it?

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My mom was admitted to the hospital again on Thursday, which gave me a bit of a scare at first. But the first tests showed that she is doing ok and maybe her heart was just acting up. Or she worried too much about some stuff and that made her heart act up. She will have a few more tests next week and probably some changes in her medication and hopefully will be home soon.

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My hockey team, the Cologne Sharks, won their game this afternoon, even though they didn’t really deserve to win. They played great on Tuesday, but that obviously was all they were able to do this week. They lost on Friday and the should have lost today, because the other team was so much better. The other team scored twice within 40 seconds, while they were short-handed (i.e. had only 5 instead of the regular 6 players on the ice). Seriously, it was a lucky win. But I won’t complain. Or only just a little bit.

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I’m seriously considering to drop Hawaii-Five-O from my “must-watch” TV list. There are so many things that are bugging me in this 2nd season. I miss Gracie. I don’t care at all about the various new blonde female agents that work with H50. The writing is even worse than it was last season and most of the plots are utterly ridiculous, because: North Korea? Seriously? Maybe I’ll just watch the Steve/Danno scenes on YT later and be done with it. I plan to watch much less TV anyway, so dropping H50 this might be a good starting point.

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I had to take a sick day last week because of my stiff neck (tense muscles and such). The immediate pain did disappear after I had applied heat frequently. I can move my head without pain or difficulties now, but sometimes, when I have to turn my head abruptly, I feel and hear a tiny crunch. I’m not really worried about it just bothered by it.
A few weeks ago someone recommended a Thai massage for all kinds of back and neck problems. I have never tried that before, but this week a Thai massage salon opened in our small town and I might just give it a try this week. Especially as they offer discounts in these first three weeks after their opening :-)

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I’ve got an additional twitter acount @L98tweets last week. It’s a public one, which allows me to communicate with everyone else on twitter and not just the people who are following my first protected account. I plan to use the public account for all the tweets about TV shows, books, movies and matters of general interest ( (or what I consider general interest *g*). Let’s see how it will work out…

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