I had an insanely busy week at work. I guess that happens when your colleague is out of the office for most of the week and lots of assignments turn up. There alsow as a lot to do in my 2nd job, which led to an packed Friday afternoon. There also was a lot of local politics stuff to take care of and before I knew it is Saturday again and I haven’t manage to write another blog post so far. To be honest there isn’t really so much newsworthy stuff to report, because of all the things I mentioned in the first few sentences.
I don’t know how much of this post I’ll manage to write tonight, because I’m following Nom24, the 24 hour live blogging of German TV on nomnomnom and it’s so much fun. But very very distracting. Anyway. Besides work and stuff I’ve also been busy with attending some nice events or doing nice stuff, so that might have added to the stress I had during the last 10 days.
I think I didn’t mention that a friend and I have been to the Sunrise Avenue Unplugged concert last Friday. Fantastic show, because Samu has such a great voice and Osmo had great ideas for unplugged arrangments and it was really so much fun to watch. And awesome to listen to. Yesterday we went so see Livingston in concert. At the same venue where we’ve seen them for the first time 2 years ago. They were supporting Revolverheld and they did such a great show. We knew we had to keep uptodate with what they were up to and thanks to myspace we managed to. We’ve seen them in concert a few more times since then but it was just great to be back at to where it all started :-) And of course the concert was awesome. As usual.
On Tuesday I drove all the way to Cologne to be at the Diana Gabaldon reading during the LitCologne literature festival. I really enjoyed that as well. Diana read in English one chapter of the latest novel of the Outlander series (“Echo in the Bone”) and the german actress who’s doing the audiobooks read a few more chapters in German. In between Diana answered a couple of questions about her career and her writing and all that. I didn’t learn anything new really, because I’ve read the “Outlandish Companion” and follow her blog and all. But it was still fun to see her in person, even though it was from far away. I thought about taking a book to have it signed, but then I forgot to pack one and I probably wouldn’t have joined that looong waiting line in the end after all.
I managed to finally finish watching “White Collar”, which is definitely one of my new favourite shows and I’m really looking forward to season 2 in the summer. Tonight I also caught up with LOST and Flash Forward, which are two more of my favourite shows and this week’s episodes didn’t disappoint me. The Sawyer I loved in the earlier seasons seems to be back and Flash Forward is so full of surprises. I’m a tiny bit concerned that it might get to complicated with all the new revelations the show provides every week. On the other hand it was the same with LOST and I’m still hooked on that show, so I really shouldn’t worry too much.
I love your conversational way of writing. My spouse is German too. What part are you from? Your life sounds so much more exciting and interesting. Be very thankful. You could have a life that does nothing.
Thanks. My life at the moment isn’t boring, that’s for sure. I’m from the German State “North-Rhine-Westfalia” which is in western Germany. I live at the outskirt of the metropolitan area “Ruhrgebiet”. About 50 miles from Cologne (which is NOT part of the Ruhrgebiet, but probably the most known town in this state.
I’ll pass this on to my wife…I regularly mention her family in my posts.