Sonntag, 31. Januar 2010

# 31 and a new camera

Went to a flea market and got this for my birthday in two months:

  

Isn't it pretty? And I think it is still working. *happy*
And this is probably today's photo because I love how flirty the mouse looks:


Samstag, 30. Januar 2010

# 30

Today's photo is of my still growing 'collection' of Shakespeare plays. Technically I have them all, including the Sonnets, but since I not just read them but mark them in various colors and stuff, I want to buy them all separately and not ruin the pretty Complete Collection which I bought in London and hold very dear. And it is today's photo because I feel sick, I have just realised it has started snowing btw and I am itching to read more plays because there is nothing better.

So here it is, I just wish I had really really cool editions. Maybe one day I will. *draws virtual heart around them*


And that is how Othello looks after I was done with it (I admit I wrote my thesis on it, so it looks a bit more colorful than the rest).




Das Foto des Tages zeigt meine noch kleine Shakespeare Sammlung. Ich werde glaube ich gerade krank, draußen schneits und was gibt es da besseres als Shakespeare? Ich werd mir alle Stücke noch einzeln zulegen, damit ich sie so richtig durcharbeiten kann. Wie das dann aussieht sieht man im unteren Bild. Das ist 'Othello' nachdem ich meine Magister Arbeit fertig gestellt hatte. Ich möchte nämlich nur ungern die Gesamtausgabe so zurichten. Die hab ich nämlich aus London und die ist mir sehr wichtig.

Freitag, 29. Januar 2010

my day in photos

First I had the need to draw fallen angels in ink...


Then I wanted to show you what I bought on H&M. I think I look weird but why not try something which I usually would not wear. (Aka the grey top).

 
  

And then Wesley made it very clear that he wanted food, now. So I gave him some and this is today's photo.

Donnerstag, 28. Januar 2010

# 28

The proof of my 2005's Nanonovel arrived. You know the free copy you get from createspace when you win Nanowrimo, which I did? I chose to get the 2005 Novel printed since I am not done with the current one and "One Small Step" is highly embarrassing and crappy, so I might not let people read it anyway. I love how it looks though. It's a great feeling to hold your work in your hands.

Ich hab den Proof meiner 2005er Nano-Novelle bekommen. Ich hab ihn bei Createspace drucken lassen, weil die diesjährige noch nicht fertig ist und ich muss schon sagen, auch wenn der Inhalt echt peinlich ist, ists doch ein super Gefühl das so als Buchform in den Händen zu halten.


Mittwoch, 27. Januar 2010

# 26 & # 26



Photo for yesterday. A frame I bought and books I got told to read and rent.






Today I experimented with low key lighting, by means of a weak torch. I also shot photos with the Diana but I doubt they'll come out all right, so here is a Canon version.

Montag, 25. Januar 2010

# 24 & # 25

Yesterday at my Goddaughter's. It was her father's birthday and these are some of their turtles...



Today's photo is, how dull, snow. Because it snowed. Lots.


Samstag, 23. Januar 2010

photo #23

Went to the  local animal shelter and offered my free services as a photographer. And the lady I spoke to was so happy and grateful (even more grateful than for the cat food I brought) because she hopes that with better photos there might be more people interested in taking a look at the dogs. I think so too btw.

If it might help to get a good home for the animals there, that thought makes me so happy right now.

I also would have adopted a black cat who really wanted to get stroked but couldn't because she was in quarantine behind a window. And I really loved the dog on the photo because he had fixed his eyes on me, was wagging its tail and looked at nobody else who came by. I think he liked me. Then he thought it might be a good idea to get really intimate with his male cellmate, who was not amused. My kind of dog. *g*


Ich bin heute zum Tierheim Mannheim gefahren, um meine Dienste als Fotografin anzubieten. Ich wurde gleich ganz herzlich empfangen und ich hoffe dazu beitragen zu können, dass die dort lebenden Tiere bald in ein gutes Zuhause kommen. Am liebsten hätte ich eine kleine schwarze Katze mitgenommen (nicht dass ich nicht schon eine hätte), die wahnsinnig gern schmusen gekommen wäre, sich aber noch in Quarantäne befand. Und der Hund auf dem Foto hat sich mich ausgeguckt, bevor er sich wieder auf seinen Zwingermitbewohner konzentriert hat (auf eher unsittliche Art und Weise).

 

Freitag, 22. Januar 2010

#21 & #22



From yesterday's shopping trip. Shoes I did not buy. Sadly.




Today while driving shopping and distributing flyers. I wasn't the driver, in case you might worry.

I find my life uninspired lately.

Sonntag, 17. Januar 2010

#17




Dr Who  S4 finale and stuff to think about regarding my life.
Pensive days. Pensive hours.

Samstag, 16. Januar 2010

photos #15 & #16


I distributed my flyer yesterday, so here is a shot of them.

Today I am learning to play "Doomsday" from the Doctor Who series.


Donnerstag, 14. Januar 2010

photos #13 & #14

Yesterday was snow day. Tons of snow was falling... okay not tons but more than the weeks before.



Today I went to the doc and took this shot.



Dienstag, 12. Januar 2010

photo #12

This is the photo of today. No more pierced ear. I still wear a pair of earrings in my lobes but I took out the two in the helix (I googled it and it says that is what it's called) and I feel so free. I really do. I had them in for 15 years and now they are out it feels much better. Weird. So I went from wearing 10 earrings to occasionally 2. Mh. I must become an adult after all... :-p

Foto des Tages: kein Piercing mehr im Ohr. Ich hab die 2 jetzt für 15 Jahre drin gehabt und fühl mich ohne gerade total frei. Klingt seltsam, ist aber so. Von den ursprünglich 10 Ohrringen trag ich jetzt also nur noch ab und zu ein Paar. Ich glaub ich werd langsam erwachsen...


 

Montag, 11. Januar 2010

photo #10 & 11


The irony of a perfect motto and a crappy way of writing it down and photographing it does not escape me but here we go: yesterday's photo.
Mir entgeht nicht die Ironie des Ganzen. Motto für dieses Jahr (danke Tenth Doctor) und dann so eine schlechte Umsetzung.



And my mom because she is awesome: photo of today.
Foto für heute ist meine Mom weil sie einfach unglaublich ist.




Samstag, 9. Januar 2010

Really really short fictional piece of writing.

I could not sleep the whole night (I was troubled still by Rose and the Doctor and was still a bit hyper from being out for a drink) and so I wrote something. It is really small and random (not Who related). But I thought I'd share.


Foretold

The sound of breathing wakes me in the middle of the night. It’s here. Loud. Clearly audible. But there can’t be anybody in the apartment. I panic. I lie still and do not move. There it is. In. Out. It’s not in the room, I realise, it’s outside. I listen. With the almost regular coming and going of sound is a faint rattling. I relax. I remember. The snowstorm. The rattling is caused by millions of ice crystals. The breathing is the wind. I smile. They said it would come. What they did not say was, what it would look like. That it is as tall as a church tower, has long arms and legs. Spindly yet clearly muscular. And that his eyes are huge and brilliant. They didn’t say that it is hungry and alone. As I stare out between my curtains, it stares back at me with those wide, shining, impossible eyes full of knowledge, except the one it is desperately seeking. I cry but not out of fear. Out of sympathy. Because Daisy (that is how they called the storm, a name not fitting because this creature deserves the name of a king) traveled the world in search for its kind. The creature stands, the flakes race in their search for the other. I close the blinds and go back to bed shivering. I listen to the breathing and after a while it ebbs away. I was alone again.

photo 8 + 9


This photo makes me *lol* especially with the socks and the hairdo. But it shows what I did: shopping.
Das Foto find ich zum Brüllen. Die Socken + die Zöpfe + ein Kleid dass ich nicht gekauft habe, weil es sich eh aufgelöst hat. Aber: das Photo des Tages.



The Photo of today. It had snowed a lot and I felt sort of sad this morning. So this captures it. But then, I cannot do with one photo can I? So here are some others of this mornings photo walk:


Das Foto für heute zeigt den Neuschnee und soll ausdrücken dass ich heut morgen unglücklich und traurig war. Ändert sich aber alles, besonders im Lauf einer Fototour und somit gibt's mehr als nur ein Foto.

 




Donnerstag, 7. Januar 2010

photo #7







Because today's task in the gratitude challenge was to take a photo of a thing or person or event which makes me feel grateful. And though I could have taken photos of my parents, the cats, my friends, the theater and so forth, I chose some of the books and the Polaroid camera because the books give me freedom and time to breathe and the Polaroid camera is the one with which I took tons of photos as a child and I just love it to death. It is part of who I am and I am grateful for that.

Die heutige Aufgabe der gratitude challenge ist, eine Sache, Person oder ein Ereignis zu fotografieren, für das man dankbar ist. Ich hab mich für ein paar meiner Bücher und eine Polaroid Kamera entschieden, weil die Bücher mir Freiheit und Zeit zum Atmen geben und die Kamera mich schon seit Kindestagen begleitet und ich damals tonnenweise Fotos mit ihr geschossen hab. Beides ist also ein Teil von mir und für diesen Teil bin ich dankbar.

Mittwoch, 6. Januar 2010

photo #6




Cars reflecting in the shop window of an abandoned shop. It reflects the way my life is obscure and strange today and that it seems to be totally different in the view of other people's eyes and I cannot make out who is right.

Heute Autos die sich in einem Schaufenster eines verlassenen Ladens wiederspiegeln. Zeigt irgendwie wie mein Leben heute ist, da es mit den Augen anderer gesehen ganz anders ist als wie ich es sehe und somit schwer zu erkennen.

Dienstag, 5. Januar 2010

picture # 5

I went on a walk this morning in the forest and took some shots. I wish I could get the shot of the buffalo to work but I simply can't.

Anyway: Picture of the day plus some extras I liked.

Bin heute morgen im Wald spazieren gegangen und hab fröhlich drauf los fotografiert. Irgendwie finde ich funktioniert das Foto vom Bison nicht so richtig, aber ich weiß nicht wieso und bekomm es auch nicht hin.

Also, das Foto des Tages plus ein paar extra Fotos.






So so cute.


Sonntag, 3. Januar 2010

picture of...



picture of the day #3 (translated: pull and light here)
Bild des Tages #3. Im Wald gefunden. (Liest: Abziehen und hier anzünden)




outfits of the day :-) Dug out my old shoes I bought about 15 years ago. They are one size too small...why?
Die Outfits des Tages. Hab meine alten Schuhe rausgekramt die ich vor 15 Jahren gekauft hab und die jetzt zu klein sind...warum nur?


Samstag, 2. Januar 2010

I am a girly girl



This is not just one of the two nail polishes I bought today, it is also picture #2 in the "picture a day" project. I love the color. In reality the pink is even pinker. Like Pink Panther kinda pink.