Goodness, that’s been another two weeks without a post. I’m getting old. Even worse, I got the feeling that I’m somehow losing focus.
Anyway, I’ll try to give you some kind of allround-update before I leave for Prague.
How I spent my time lately
After I finished that blasted diploma thesis thing, I just leant back and relaxed - probably a bit too much, I guess... Spent loads of time gaming, reading, or just hanging about doing nothing and being a lazy bastard. And slept really long every day. Well, after all I got to do some stuff which I’ll try to summarize below...
SWG account issues
These have been resolved. Edeas got his on-line life back. Obviously there had been a series of chargebacks from my bank account. Instead of just telling me, SOE banned my account. I paid up for it, and got my account back. There I am again. I still didn’t do much, but it’s great to be back, finally. Great thing that Mozz resubscribed, too, and sad that Nisune seems to have sold their account. Apart from that, things are as they used to be. Eden is pretty empty, still...
This game is just awesome. Really people, if you’ve never played it before, just do it. I completed the main quest of the original game last week, and I’ve not even seen half of the Vvardenfell district. There’s so much to do, see, kill...
One of the best fantasy RPG’s I ever played on PC, and the one that deserves this label most, for you are indeed absolutely free when chosing your role. Absolutely recommendable! Don’t want to tell too much, but people who like fantasy roleplaying should definitely try!
Trip to Hamburg
On Thursday, Anni and Patrick took me along for a trip to Hamburg. I finally got to see some of the more interesting places I left out when I worked there, such as the “Michel”, as the Hamburgers call the St. Michael’s Church there, plus we visited the “Miniature Wonderland”, the world’s greatest model railroad track. I’m usually absolutely not into model trams and model railroad building and all that jazz, but that thing was most impressive. Anni made some photos there, I hope I can put something up into my gallery once I got them. I only made a few pictures with my cellphone, but since I can’t find my USB cable, I can’t upload them yet.
Star Wars Legends
Stef visited me in Hannover from Thursday evening to today’s afternoon and we (Stef, Malte and me) finally got to play Star Wars: Legends of the Old Republic again, our homemade Star Wars RPG.
I was pretty unprepared, and by god I swear I’ll never be that unprepared again when being storyteller in an RPG session, but in the end it went quite well. I sent them to Concord Dawn to mediate in a conflict between two mandalorian parties...
Gosh, I need more RPG. I’m losing touch.
The Pipe lives again! I finally tried that Honey Mix stuff, hoping that it’ll not kill me instantly, since I smoke the blasted thing very very very seldom at all. At least it works great! Malte took two pictures that I uploaded to the gallery.
Going to Prague
Little note to everyone who doesn’t know yet: I’ll be unavailable from Monday to Friday since I’m going to Prague with my co-students! Can’t wait to see the castle!
I promise to write more regularly when I’m back!
See you all then!
P.S.: Questionnaire: Most hated
Anni filled out this questionnaire on her LiveJournal. It’s fun, so I did that as well:
Don’t think there’s one. I like fruit, actually. Don’t think there’s one I really hate.
Mmh, almost as difficult as with fruits. I don’t share one of the usual candy dislikes like licorice, peppermint or marzipan. It’s difficult to hate candy.
Energy Drinks like Red Bull or similar.
A COLOR I hate, yes? Now this is getting stupid. you can’t hate a color. I would not wear pink, but I don’t hate it.
I can’t write this here, would probably get kicked out of my job :P
Lots of them. All these new “telenovelas”, talkshows, “Wer wird Millionär?” with Günther-soooooo-cool-Jauch, and sooooo much of the stuff that I could fill pages with it. It’s easy to hate TV shows…
Everything Star Trek, everything Jackie Chan, all these damn trendy gay comedy flicks, the buttload of sooo-cute animated movies by pixar and similar…
ASPECT OF MYSPACE:
What exactly is myspace for? And what aspects are there?
Sometimes, it’s dogs. But then again, there are also dogs I’ve come to like. I can’t stand these little barkers that do more resemble a rat than a dog. I also don’t like dogs’ attitude, guess I’m more a cat person.
But well, there are nice dogs, too.
Mosquitos/Gnats. Everything that’s got a sting and leaves you an annoying ITCH.
I really don’t hate birds. Pigeons can be annoying, I guess.
At least fall is the one season I like the least, but there’s things about fall I do like indeed. But since it’s got the biggest share of bad weather, means rain combined with cold, I guess it’s fall. Still, I feel uncomfy about the hate thing. Can’t say that frequently enough.
AGE OF KIDS:
That bit between being a droll little bundle of joy and a reasonable, grown-up adult.
WHAT ANNOYS YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING WHEN DRIVING?
Insufficient co-drivers. There’s two categories of them: First, the nervous, twitching, frightened ones and second the silent ones. Because one of the first category will be my death one day, causing an car crash by distracting me with an unforeseen sudden panicked movement, and the second category because if I take someone along, I think I deserve to be entertained by them.
EATING IN RESTAURANTS:
Impatient people who can’t relax, always push and complain and people who have no manners.
GOING THROUGH DRIVE-THRUS:
That’s pretty cool apart from the part when you unwrap your cheeseburger just to fing out that it’s WITH pickle and onions even though you ordered it without.
AT THE MALL:
When I again go there to get something I urgently need at the last minute and find out that it’s sold out... And when I’m already late and there’s a looooong queue at the box.
Well, waking up one hour before the alarm will go; being woken up too early; not getting enough sleep at all...
When I’m having a long, refreshing and relaxing shower and the hot water is out before I finished.
AT THE BEACH:
Sunburn. Sticky sun lotion combined with sand. And in some cases noisy people always shooting their ball/Frisbee/whatever in my direction when I’m trying to relax.
YOU'RE AT THE GROCERY STORE:
Same as at the mall. When I’m having guests in the evening and don’t get the ingredients for the dinner I prepare.
COOKING OR BAKING:
Other people in MY kitchen! For when I make food, it’s MY kitchen, and I need room. People are allowed to sit nearby and make conversation, and some very close friends are even allowed to participate in the cooking or baking process.
WHAT HOUSEHOLD CHORE DO YOU HATE THE MOST?
Everything concerning dirt.
WHAT DO YOU THINK WOULD BE THE ABSOLUTE WORST WAY TO DIE?
Unconcious, without knowing.
WHAT'S THE MOST ANNOYING HABIT IN OTHERS?
Being like me.
WHAT IS YOUR WORST HABIT?
I’m stuck-up, arrogant and pretty convinced of myself.
WHAT FASHION TREND (PAST OR PRESENT) HAVE YOU HATED THE MOST?
Caipirinha. „Latte“. Sneakers outside a gym or sports field.
WHAT POPULAR SONG (PAST OR PRESENT) HAVE YOU HATED THE MOST?
Everything coming from wannabe-profound German bands like “Wir sind Helden” and that kind of stuff. There was one song I really came to hate, roundabout going like this: “Bitte gib mir nur ein OH” and so on. That’s really annoying.
WORST OR MOST HATED PICKUP LINE:
What the hell is a pickup line? Gotta do some serious googling.
Ah. got to do something with flirting, right? Mh. For unknown reasons, I’ve not been approached with one for quite some time...
WORST THING ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL:
Well, the school part...
MOST IRRITATING THING ABOUT YOUR CAR:
That I don’t have one. That irritates me a lot.
TO BE COMPLETELY STEREOTYPICAL, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST ANNOYING THING ABOUT GIRLS?
Girls aren’t annoying. I think.
TO BE COMPLETELY STEREOTYPICAL, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST ANNOYING THING ABOUT GUYS?
That trying too hard to be cool sometimes...
WHAT IS ANNOYING YOU TODAY?
Soccer. As it did all the week. And the week before.