2012-05-20 - ahahahamuhmuhmuhmuh!

i got my new all-year-ticket for the zoo and been there twice over the past week. i found out that it's a brilliant idea to go after work. almost nobody's there because it's late and the middle of the week and at that time most of the animals are quite active. which in turn gives you the chance to take some really nice pics.

the brilliant weather also allowed for spending lots and lots of time outside over the weekends and the first BBQ of the year at Micha's with the kids. and this weekend i visited the gardens at wörlitz with my parents. the rhododendrons were blooming like mad and there were super-cute fluffy baby swans.

somewhere inbetween i had been watching "the avengers" together with matti. it's a totally over-the-top super hero movie but it's really fun to watch.

and on thursday i did one of my extremely rare theatre-visits, watching the premiere of "grimm's märchen" by rainald grebe. basically it was re-telling, re-interpretation or simply a wild mash-up of well-known fairy tales, sometimes put in a modern context and with lots of local references for the people of leipzig. most of the time it was absolutely hilarious although with some serious subtext at times if you cared to think a little about what you've just seen.

and since i am currently reading "das känguru manifest" i should probably give a shout-out to marc-uwe kling and his his insanely funny chronicles about living together with a communist kangaroo. and there's so many things in there that you can apply in everyday life :)


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2012-05-04 - all the way from vienna

it's summer! it happened basically over night, it is warm, everything is green, flowers are blooming and bees are humming. it did a lot of gardening and am still not remotely done. last weekend theresa did a little late birthday party thingy and birgit was there for a few days which was nice.

also, the unlikeliest of things happened: i updated my pics of the week again! i have been working the past few days on selecting contemporary pics for 2011 as well as new ones and closing the gap as good as possible. there still is a huge break over the winter/spring months when i simply didn't take any pictures. first, because there wasn't any time with what was happening and later because once i had stopped photography i never got around to take it up again. in fact, i kind of "rediscovered" my camera about three/four weeks ago and am currently relearning some thing i'd known for years. it's a strange thing when you come to think about it.

fortunately, i had two days in this week alone where i had ample time to practice:

on wednesday i was at the soap&skin concert at the centrealtheater in leipzig. this was already my third show and basically the same set as the one in february in berlin (give or take a few songs). but it was still as intense and mesmerising as before. and as mentioned before, this time i was allowed to bring my camera and took a few really nice pics of anja.

and yesterday i was at the zoo again for pretty much to whole day. the weather was perfect and it was a lot of fun. the whole things got increasingly better towards the evinging when the tigers had fun bathing and some of the birds at the tropical house got really close and trusting. also, fruit bat action!

and finally, i am a book chapter author now for the first time in my life. it's a highly specialised thing on THMC processes in porous media, but who cares! i don't, that's for sure.


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2012-05-04 - all the way from vienna

it's summer! it happened basically over night, it is warm, everything is green, flowers are blooming and bees are humming. it did a lot of gardening and am still not remotely done. last weekend theresa did a little late birthday party thingy and birgit was there for a few days which was nice.

also, the unlikeliest of things happened: i updated my pics of the week again! i have been working the past few days on selecting contemporary pics for 2011 as well as new ones and closing the gap as good as possible. there still is a huge break over the winter/spring months when i simply didn't take any pictures. first, because there wasn't any time with what was happening and later because once i had stopped photography i never got around to take it up again. in fact, i kind of "rediscovered" my camera about three/four weeks ago and am currently relearning some thing i'd known for years. it's a strange thing when you come to think about it.

fortunately, i had two days in this week alone where i had ample time to practice:

on wednesday i was at the soap&skin concert at the centrealtheater in leipzig. this was already my third show and basically the same set as the one in february in berlin (give or take a few songs). but it was still as intense and mesmerising as before. and as mentioned before, this time i was allowed to bring my camera and took a few really nice pics of anja.

and yesterday i was at the zoo again for pretty much to whole day. the weather was perfect and it was a lot of fun. the whole things got increasingly better towards the evinging when the tigers had fun bathing and some of the birds at the tropical house got really close and trusting. also, fruit bat action!

and finally, i am a book chapter author now for the first time in my life. it's a highly specialised thing on THMC processes in porous media, but who cares! i don't, that's for sure.


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