Monday, March 31, 2003

Last week I went to the movies with Kai and George. Gangs of New York was no longer playing so we opted for Chicago. If you haven't watched it til now, go for it. It's great music, a nice story and sexy dancing. They didn't get 13 nods and 6 oscars for nothing.

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

What a shock...
...I got today in the morning when I went to meet Kai for a jogging session. I was crossing a junction when two cars heavily crashed just a meter next to me. I guess one was still using the amber-red light phase to turn into the main street whereas the other car was coming in a high speed and got green light. Luckily the fast car bumped his opponent away from me, but it was close. I can tell you, I haven't had such a shock for quite a while. It's no good way to start a day and it will make me more cautious when crossing streets for a while I guess. Sometimes life and death are so alarmingly close to each other.
PS: The drivers where not injured as far as I could see it in the moment.

Monday, March 24, 2003

And the prize for the best acceptance speech goes to...Mr Moore
Congratulations to Michael Moore for the Oscar in best documentary for his movie Bowling for Columbine". And congratulations for the most courageous acceptance speech of the evening:

"We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons. Whether it's the fictition of duct tape or fictition of orange alerts we are against this war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you, Mr. Bush, shame on you." (more here)

Thursday, March 20, 2003

Is Iraq the right target to destroy global terrorism?

The war in Iraq (Search words: Iraq, Irak, Saddam Hussein, unilateral, war, sept 11, atomic, bombs, oil)

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

4th & 5th
I destroyed my qualification lap and therefore just won the 4th place in the race and the 5th place in the overall standing after the first of four races. Anyway, it was a nice weeekend racing and visiting Julia in Stuttgart.

Friday, March 14, 2003

Karting weekend
I'll go to the Nürburgring for the first Bonnfinanz Team Cup this season which will be held on Saturday evening. On the way I'll visit Julia in Stuttgart, so don't expect me to be back here before Monday.

My parents will also drop by here in Ingolstadt tomorrow on their way home from skiing. Originally they wanted to return on Sunday, but my father broke both of his wrists. Yes, both of them. And don't ask me how this is possible when you're skiing on a blue slope. Anyway, I think I won't be here anymore when they come in the afternoon. Have a nice weekend, too.

Thursday, March 13, 2003

The old Asshole
The news are pushing retaliation stories about the dissent over the Iraq question. French Fries are becoming Freedom Fries. Donald Rumsfeld labels the German and French as the old Europe. The comedian in the TV behind me answeres him with: "Better living in an old Europe than being an old asshole", earning a big laughter on it. I switch the channel and the anchorwoman of the news finishes her programme about these retaliation discussion with the sentence:"I wonder when the Americans will return their Statue of Liberty to the French". I switch again...and finally watch a nice Jewish comedy movie. This whole discussion is a pity because there is no real discussion but just kindish behavior.

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

No mysteries
No abnormal phenomena to believe in, my glasses were just wrapped up in my pyjamas. Albeit I can't explain this either.
Did that ever happen to you?
The first thing in the morning when I get up is putting my glasses on. Then a shower follows. So I did yesterday. But after the shower my glasses had gone. I couldn't find them anywhere. Now it's past midnight and I still haven't found them. I searched the whole place. I mean, it's just one room, and not messy at all right now. It's not possible.

Well, I'll go to bed now. Let's see in the morning. But maybe the day is coming when I start to believe in abnormal phenomena.

Monday, March 10, 2003

Ebay curiosities
Moreover I wonder again about the motivations behind buyers at ebay. I bought two 128 MB RAM-chips a week ago (one / two) to upgrade my Thinkpad. Therefore I had to kick out the old 64 MB-chip which I decided to sell on ebay. And guess what? 4 days before the end of the auction the price already jumped over the price for the 128 MB-chips. So this is my hot tip of the week - get a free RAM upgrade with the help of ebay. :)

Almost the same happend with Smart Media cards for my digital camera. I still had an old 4 MB-card which originally came with the camera. I offered it with a "buy now"-price of 11 Euro, normally the auction price for a 32 MB-card. But I didn't had to wait for long. It's sold.

Right now I'm checking prices for a soccer game between "Bayern München" and "Hansa Rostock", for which I got two premium tickets from my father last birthday (he won them in a kind of lottery or something). My original plan was to go to the Olympic stadium in Munich with Kai in two weeks, cheering my team (the latter one) to victory. But first, a disaster is more likely than a victory. And second, if these tickets turn out to exceedingly valuable, I'll definitely sell them to an affluent "Bayern München"-fan, spent some Euros at the "Hansa Rostock"-fan shop and keep the rest. This will make everyone happy, a fan, my team - and me.

The only problem is, that I've just found one auction for tickets of this match at ebay. But it features two 10 Euro-tickets and reached already over 50 Euro, two days before termination. I'll wait for the final price before deciding what to do with my two 30 Euro-tickets.
On the way south... parents dropped by to visit me for some minutes. They also brought my Cello to Ingolstadt which I had to leave at home after Christmas, because I went skiing directly after. So yesterday I played the first time for over two month.

Tuesday, March 4, 2003

Visit from home...
A former school collegue, Katrin, visited me over the weekend. We did a bit sightseeing in town, card games and bowling in the evening. Oh yeah, bowling, I had lucky 134 points game, I think this will be my personal record for long.

Saturday, March 1, 2003

My sisters website...
...has been redesigned today. It has some more pics and a blogger-box. Let's see if that helps her updating the site.
I included a small script that randomly chooses pictures for the left column. Reload the page and it changes. I have 7 different ones til now.