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Snapshots of our lives

September 26, 2008

Two big steps

finally things are moving!! No, we are not moving out yet, but we are at least two big steps closer to a great future. This week, after 4 and a half month of endlees waiting and frustration, I finally got an update on my immigration case: my work authorization and my travel document are being issued! It makes me feel like a complete, free person again. Not only can I start making money now, advance in my career, also can I travel and come back into the country. Isn´t that great? Now motivation is overflowing and I will send out my first application tomorrow.

In addition to that my awesome husband graduated from acupuncture school this week. He is now officially not a student anymore. That means he doesn´t have to pay for patients to come in anymore, but will make money through healing people. How great is that!

I feel like these two developments give us a lot more opportunities for creating our lives the way we want them to be. I´m all excited now and busy writing applications.

Thank you all so much for the support in the past few months!

September 22, 2008

Traditionelle Logikfreiheit

Es wir mal wieder Zeit ein bisschen über die Unlogik dieses Landes, in dem ich lebe, herzuziehen. Anlass hierzu bietet ein eher unschöner Vorfall vor ein paar Tagen, als man mir im Café einen falschen Zwanzig-Dollarschein unterjubelte und ich drauf reingefallen bin. Erstens, habe ich einfach noch nicht so super viel Erfahrung mit dem Geld hier und zweitens sind die Geldscheine einfach beschissen gemacht. Dass alle Werte die gleiche Farbe, Größe und Aussehen haben ist ja schon mal die erste Unpraktikalität. (more…)

September 22, 2008

Little boxes

gerade wenn es so richtig nach Herbst aussieht (siehe und ich fast schon meine Sommersachen auf den Dachboden bringen will, kommt der Sommer noch mal raus. Dieses Mal aber in seiner mitteleuropäischen Form: angenehme 30 Grad, trockene Luft und kühle Nächte. Nicht dass mich die tropische Luftfeuchtigkeit in den vergangene Monaten gestört hätte, aber das hier ist doch ein bisschen heimatlicher. Heimatsnostalgie (Heimweh wäre ein zu starkes Wort) schein auch sonst das Thema meines derzeitigen Lebens zu sein. (more…)

September 13, 2008

My sort of new phone [updated]

Hey everyone, this is my first blog post written and posted from my iPhone. In case you’re wondering about the subject line, I just upgraded and pwned my iPhone to the new 2.1 software. This allows me to install applications from the itunes app store, one of which is this neat wordpress app. So there you have it. I can even post a pic from my phone and attach it to the post. My only gripe about this application is that there’s no way to add captions to the pics. Oh well can’t have it all I guess. I really don’t have an excuse for not updating our site.

Update: Sept 29, 08

After having a few weeks to use 2.1 I have to say that I enjoyed my 1.1.4  experience much better. 2.1 feels sluggish and the app store only sucks money from my wallet for semi-useful toys. Overall, the best feature in my opinion is the apple remote. Period. Here’s a list of things I’d like to see fixed:

  • Mail Search – I get like 10 mails a day and if I need to check something I got last week.. forget about it.
  • Random safari crashes
  • Sometimes the keyboard is laggy in safari
  • Not a fix but lets get the final release for VLC for iPhone public
  • Application / Menu load time is noticeably sluggish, lets speed that up
  • Cut n Paste would be nice
  • Why do i need mobileme to do sync over the air?
August 29, 2008

Falling into fall

From Spring to Summer to Fall – and I don´t wanna think about the cold season that comes after that. For now, I am excited that my second favourite season is starting. The sun stays still warm, the air gets refreshing. Monotonous green turns into warmer shades of yellow and red and brighten up lazy grey days.

This year more than ever before I can feel the seasonal changes in my body, in every pore. (more…)

August 19, 2008

Juggling with words

One of the uncountable reasons I love Lincoln so much is because he can make me smile with these simple, but unexpected comments. It doesn´t take him many or fancy words to be creative with language and express thoughts in such an adorable way: (more…)

August 14, 2008

Einwanderer raus!

“Jawoll, ihr blöden Einwanderer, die ihr hier in das heilige Land rein wollt, haut bloß alle wieder ab. Wir brauchen eure Qualifikationen hier nicht, am Ende bekommt ihr noch einen Job und wollt womöglich auch noch brav Steuern zahlen! So was können wir hier gar nicht brauchen.” (more…)