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I'd been looking for a pair of shoes to wear to work and I found two!

Shoes! )

I wasn't sure about the black ones at first, my back and legs hurt if I wear completely flat shoes for too long (I'm such an old lady), but they're not as flat as they look. I also finally got a light jacket (my favourite one got stolen and I couldn't find one I like) and I bought a blouse and a pair of white trousers. Let the summer begin! :D
gothikmaus: (Ginger alert!)
Last night I had a dream about Mark Gatiss. Well, he only appeared at the end, but that's the second time I've dreamed about him in less than two weeks. In last night's dream he was supposed to be the pilot of a private plane my parents and I had booked, but he was late, so my father decided to fly the plane himself and almost crashed it. At the end Mark arrived and apologised. I woke up thinking "What the f*ck was that?" XD I don't remember much about the older dream, but I do remember that at one point Mark and Noel Fielding were kissing. Too bad I woke up just when things were getting... interesting.

I went for a bit of shopping today. After trying various tops, I put on a black T-shirt, looked at myself in the mirror and thought "Oh, yes". I can't help it, I will always feel comfortable in black. I ended up buying two purplish tops, a rust coloured jumper and the black T-shirt. I'm so predictable.

Also, because I'm worse than a 13-year-old girl, have a chibi version of me, done with Chibi Maker:


Oct. 25th, 2013 05:50 pm
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Ugh, another job offer that is exactly what I want to do and for which I even have the required experience. The downside? It's abroad, so I'll never get shortlisted because I don't already live there. Sigh. I applied, but I'm not holding my breath.

Anyway. It's Friday evening, I have less than 30 minutes until I can go home and I'm having piadina for dinner, so I won't complain too much.

I'd also like to share two of my latest purchases:

Shopping! )
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I sort of disappeared for a while. I replied to a few job offers abroad, I'm not holding my breath, but who knows. Sales started yesterday, so I went and bought something nice for myself, which doesn't happen often. I wish I could buy new sandals too, but they're all either completely flat or ridiculously high-heeled. Oh, well, maybe next summer.

Is any of you watching "Crossing lines"? It's an American-European co-production that takes place all over Europe. I started watching it because it was created by the same person who created Criminal Minds and because it's broadcast pretty much at the same time in the USA and in Italy (I think Rai2 airs the episodes a week after NBC), so we don't have to wait 6+ months for once. What I've seen so far hasn't really blown my mind: it's like the took an American series and simply moved it to Europe. There is a lot of potential in the idea and I think the pilot showed that potential, but it still needs work. We'll see how things develop.

What made me laugh, though, is the description they have on the NBC website: «"Crossing Lines" is set in the world's most exotic locales [...]"» I laughed when I read this because the last episode was set in Udine, which we don't consider an exotic or glamorous location at all. I mean, it was convenient for the plot because it's close to the Slovenian border, but, as the Germans would say, it's pretty much "am Arsch der Welt" ("in the middle of nowhere"). Also, mass-shootings abound and that's something we usually consider "typically American". Maybe they are not so common in the US either, but we're so used to seeing people shooting left and right in American films and TV series that we think they're normal. Seeing them in a series that's set in Europe made me think "This is so completely unbelievable". I'm curious to know what Americans think of mass-shootings in films / TV series.

Uhm, I think my Sociology of Media background is showing. Sorry.

Anyway. My friends Deluded by Lesbians released a new video! It's a cover of an '80s classic, well, classic for Italians anyway: "Cicale", originally sung by Italian-American starlet Heather Parisi and opening of a popular TV show from 1981.

This is their version:

The video is them being idiots as usual. It's funny, but if you want to see a really hilarious video, watch their first video, "She do wanna", shot in the streets of Milan during Fashion Week in 2010:

gothikmaus: (Cahuenga)
Today I did a very bad thing: I went to Universal Citywalk (which could be considered a bad thing per se, but hey, let me be a tourist for once) and ate THIS:

Yes, that's a guacamole hot dog with onion rings. In my defense, I think it was the first time in my whole life that I've eaten onion rings, my cholesterol is way below the normal level and I've lost weight in the last weeks (my capri jeans are sooo baggy right now), I'm not gonna die if I eat junk food once. But my stomach was shocked and I couldn't eat anything else after that. I think I'm gonna treat myself to a big homemade salad tomorrow, yes.

Anyway, I bought new shoes! Look!

They're pretty and extremely comfortable, I love them. <3

And this is dedicated to the people who saw Scott's play. You know why. :D

Also, as I was about to leave "M83" by Midnight City (aka one of the songs which were played during "No way around but through") started playing. Of course I stayed a little bit longer. :)

Aww :3

May. 12th, 2012 11:40 am
gothikmaus: (Moonlight - Angsty Mick)
Please, Alex, be more adorable, this clearly isn't enough.


In other news, this is the first decent weekend in over two weeks (because of course we have 25°C from Monday to Friday and then the Flood at the weekend), so I'm going to Milan this afternoon, I need to buy a Los Angeles guide for my trip and I'll see if I can find a pair of trousers and maybe a summer dress. Wish me luck!
gothikmaus: (Moonlight - Angsty Mick)
So, the bronchitis turned into a nasty cold that kept me company for the whole week, but thankfully I'm feeling better now. Yesterday was a very nice day, warm and sunny, so I decided to go for a walk because I had to skip gym this week and was feeling restless. And while I was at it, I did a bit of shopping too. :3

Please ignore the mess in the background, we just finished redecorating and there's still stuff in boxes. Yes, redecorating with bronchitis/cold/flu is such a brilliant idea... -_-

Shopping pics )

I have an idea for a Steve/Danny drawing, I've been thinking of it for a few days but with the cold I couldn't keep my eyes open, hopefully I'll be able to draw it later today.

And this picture posted by [ profile] theellibu (so NSFW) is giving me all sort of ideas. Too bad I haven't written smut in ages.
gothikmaus: (H50 - Danno tie)
I'm back safe and sound. I still have to put away some stuff and I haven't downloaded all my pics yet, so this post won't be that long.

First of all: WTF East Coast. First earthquake in a century and it happens right when I'm there. I mean, we barely felt it, but still. I was sitting outside with my aunt when the bench started shaking, we looked at the A/C unit and it was shaking as well. So I turned to my aunt and asked "Uhm, do you have earthquakes here on the East Coast?" And she went "Not that I know of." But of course it was one, it even ended in the news on the Italian channel and, not 10 minutes later, my dad called to see if we were all right. I had gone to NYC just the day before, I had woken up early and it was a nice day, so I thought "I could go today or tomorrow. Oh well, I'll just go today." HAHA, that was lucky, if I had gone the next day I would've been stuck in a mess of people crowding the streets, with bridges and tunnels being closed.

And then Hurricane Irene. When I was planning my trip I thought about leaving on Saturday or Sunday (tomorrow), but since I didn't know if I was supposed to go back to work on the 1st September or the 29th August, I decided to get back a couple of days earlier to avoid having to work while jetlagged. And thank God I did, all flights are being cancelled and rescheduled.

Anyway, I had a lot of fun, I'll write a proper post about it. For the moment have a few pics of some stuff I bought:

Shopping pics )

Oh, and I bought myself an Amazon Kindle! Which I'm basically using to read fanfic wherever I want at the moment. I'm so shallow.

I'll write more in the next days.


Jul. 3rd, 2011 09:27 pm
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Yesterday was the first day of sales, so I went to Milan determined to find a pair of shoes. It must have been the quickest purchase of my life: I saw the shoes in the shop window, got in, tried them on and bought them. It usually takes me ages to find shoes I like, but this time I got lucky. Here they are:

They were a bit more expensive than my usual standards, but Timberland makes good shoes, so I think they're worth the money. I also had a look at a pair of sandals in another shop, but thought "I already have similar sandals, I won't buy new ones until the old ones split open." And guess what, in the afteroon my right sandal literally split open! It can be repaired, but today I found a pair of super comfortable and cheap ones and since I will be doing a lot of walking this summer and I don't know how much more my poor old sandals can take, I bought them:

Other purchases:

I wanted to buy a Pac-Man T-shirt as well, but they only had small sizes. :(

And, to balance all the girly shopping, I bought a book: "50 physics ideas you really need to know", because I never really studied Physics and it's a shame. I mean, I did have it as a subject in school, but our teacher was awful and everyone was failing his class. I (and a couple of others) passed, but just barely. Hopefully this book will make me a little less ignorant in the Physics department.

Ugh, I still need to finish writing the articles for next week's magazine. Better get down to work.
gothikmaus: (221B Baker Street)
I had the weirdest Holmes-themed dream last night, featuring both BBC!Sherlock and Granada!Sherlock. It started out with BBC!Sherlock looking for some kind of assistant (read: nanny) for him and John, but there was more to it than that, I saw him talk to some man and by choosing said assistant he had to prove he was right about something - as usual. Then there was a Christmas buffet of sorts and a treasure hunt based on a Christmas story I didn't know, so I only got 2 items out of 5 and they were wrong. Granada!Holmes was very disappointed in me and I was all "But... but... I didn't know what I was supposed to find! D:" Then, after a magical change of scenery, I was somewhere in the country witnessing a romantic date between Granada!Holmes and a random young lady, she was quite sad because she knew he would always love his work more than her and she gave him some books as a present because the next day was a birthday or anniversary and said "I understand if you can't spend the day with me, don't worry." And he was all "OMG I'm such an idiot," and hugged her and whispered something I couldn't quite understand.

Er, yeah, whatever. >_>

Anyway, look what I bought yesterday! :D

Yesss, leather gloves! All I need now is a fedora hat and then I'm all set for autumn. I also bought a long-sleeved top - purple, how predictable. I was looking for an L size, but they only had it in S and M, so I picked up the M one and went to try it on, expecting it to be too small, but it actually fit. I was all "What?!" I keep forgetting I lost weight in Berlin and haven't gained it back.

Tonight my friends are playing in front of the theatre where I did an internship in 2007. I sent an email to one of the guys working there to promote the gig, he said he doesn't know if he can make it, but he forwarded the email to a few other people. I also "casually" mentioned I'm looking for a job and he said I should go the opening of their new library on Saturday, so we can have a chat. Now, I don't want to get my hopes high, but damn, I wouldn't mind working for them again!

And psst [ profile] schwimmerin:

gothikmaus: (Sherlock Holmes)
I went to Monza to buy a present for a friend today and bought a little something for myself as well:

I stopped in front of a bookshop and saw they had various anthologies, among which "The complete Sherlock Holmes" for 9.90€. At first I was all "OMG MUST HAVE!" but it was in Italian and I wanted the original version. So I went into another shop, bought the present ("Why Steve was late") and looked around the foreign literature section a bit. Needless to say, as soon as I saw that book I grabbed it off the shelf. I suppose I can take "The adventures of Sherlock Holmes" back to the library now. :3

I almost burst out laughing in the shop, there were two girls looking at some vampire series and one of them said "I could read Twilight in English, I haven't read it yet." And the other one replied "You haven't read it yet?! It's the best!" I was choking as I walked away, but I managed not to laugh in their faces.

I also tried a fedora on and didn't look totally hideous in it. Mmh. *strokes chin and ponders*

Tea time!

Aug. 12th, 2010 04:25 pm
gothikmaus: (Tea)
Being dragged into 4 different shopping centres by my mother isn't my ideal way to spend the morning, but at least I found tea! I've never been much of a tea drinker, as I have coffee in the morning (I need my caffeine boost, thank you very much), but I used to drink vanilla-flavoured or spicy tea almost every night in Berlin. The problem is, it's difficult to find all those delicious sorts of tea here, so I was very happy to find something different from the usual Earl Grey or mint tea. I bought "1001 Nights Tea" (with cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, chicory and clove), vanilla-caramel tea and apple-cinnamon tea. Yay!

And now let's see if I can draw or write something...
gothikmaus: (BFR silhouette)
After 8 months in Berlin, I finally visited the Reichstag cupola yesterday. Better late than never. After two awful weeks the weather got better yesterday in the afternoon and I thought "All right, it's now or never!" I don't know if my parents will want to visit it, especially my mother, since she suffers from vertigo, so I just went on my own. If they do want to visit it, I'll see it again. :P

Speaking of my parents, today I went to the office to fetch my Zeugnis and then to the Alexa shopping centre and bought the cutest mugs for them:

And I bought this the other day!


I don't even like beer (I only drink Weizenbier), but I couldn't not buy it! :P

And the usual meme.

30 days music meme

Day 15: A song that describes you
"Rebell", Die Ärzte


I should probably translate the lyrics for the non-German-speaking people here, but I'm not in the mood. It's basically a song about being against... everything.

Day 16: A song that you used to love but now hate
"La mia moto", Jovanotti

I had to think very hard about this one, then I suddenly remembered I was a huge fan of this song when I was around 10-11 years old. I went to look for the video and, man, it's awful. XD

Past days and the rest )
gothikmaus: (OMGWTF!)
I'm finally done with all my Christmas shopping. *collapses* I wanted to do everything today so I can start packing up tomorrow, plus I'm going to chat with my parents via Skype (IF they remember about it! :P) tomorrow afternoon, so I wouldn't have much time anyway.

I went to the Christmas market in front of the Rotes Rathaus at first, but it was so, so cold, after an hour I couldn't feel my hands anymore. D: So I just ran into a shop, where, luckily, I could find a couple of small presents. Then I just went to the Alexa shopping centre, which was so incredibly crowded, but who cares, at least it was warm. And I could find everything I was still missing, even the present for my dad. I also bought THE COOLEST T-shirt for me.


And I only paid 9€ for it! :D So now I own two blue T-shirts. :P

And now, for the WTF moments of the day:

WTF #1: Punkreas are playing in Berlin in January! At the SO36! I'm going back home for a couple of weeks in January/February because I'm going to have a free month between the Praktikum I'm doing now and the next one, and I was thinking of leaving on the 19th or 20th, but since they're playing on the 21st, I'll stay a couple of days longer. Punkreas in Berlin! Fuck, yeah!

WTF #2: My Prawda is already here! And there are 5 of my photos in it! Including a full-page photo on page two! *is proud* Thanks for choosing them! (You know who you are. ;) )

Apropos pictures, here are the ones from the Bela concerts in Leipzig and Berlin. They didn't come out so well, sorry.

Bela B y Los Helmstedt, 8th December 2009, Leipzig

Bela B y Los Helmstedt, 9th December 2009, Berlin

And a short video: Gary, Holly and Olsen at work. With Holly messing up and having an adorable "D'oh!" moment. <3

gothikmaus: (WHEE!)
I wanted to draw a new Los Helmstedt cartoon today, but then I realised that:

a) I had nothing to eat (well, I had an egg and rice - Farin would be proud)

b) I still have to buy Christmas presents.

So I went out. Of course, as soon as I was out, it started snowing. Anyway, I ended up at the Christmas market on Alexanderplatz and then went to the Alexa shopping centre (God, shopping centres on a Saturday afternoon in December. Someone kill me.) I went to Mediamarkt because I remembered I hadn't bought the Overkiller DVD yet - I had actually looked for it somewhere, but couldn't find it. So, I grabbed the only copy they had there and as I walked past the vinyl section, I saw THIS:

Fuck yes, that's the "Jazz ist anders" vinyl! I was like "WHATTHEFUUUCK!!!" I was losing hope I would ever find a copy, I mean, the album came out 2 years ago and there's a limited number of vinyl copies.

So, that's my Christmas present to myself. :3 I'm such a pathetic fangirl, I know...


Oct. 26th, 2009 05:21 pm
gothikmaus: (D'oh!)
I had two interviews for a Praktikum today. Both places are kind of dull, but I must choose one (the interviews were organised by the language school and the lady there told me I must choose one). I think I'll choose the one in a big agency that organises international conferences. It would just be office work, but I'd have the option of switching to another activity after the first month, and the lady who talked to me said I can start whenever I want. The other Praktikum would be in a bar/restaurant where they organise parties and small concerts too, but an important part of the job is organising the menu, the man with whom I talked even asked me if I had any experience as waitress, because if I had, it would be easier to understand how things work. Besides, it's an Austrian restaurant and he even asked me if I was familiar with Austrian cuisine. I think I cut a very poor figure there. And he said he'll let me know what he decides, so it's not even sure I can work there.

So, maybe I'd better go with the duller but sure job. In the meantime I'll keep searching for something else on my own and, if I find something, I can quit after a month.

Why must everything be so complicated? =/

But Saturday I bought this lovely shoes! :D

New shoes :3

And today I bought a *cough* black tutu and dark grey leopard print leggings. '80s, anyone?
gothikmaus: (WHEE!)
I've already mentioned I've been obsessed with girly shoes lately, haven't I? Well, a friend of mine is getting married in two days and, while I already knew what to wear, I wasn't sure about the shoes. Until I fell in love with a pair of sandals a few days ago. I didn't buy them right away, because I wanted to think it over, but this morning I went and bought them. I like them, they weren't expensive and, hey, I'm going to another wedding in August, I needed a pair of "elegant" sandals!

So, this is what I'm going to wear:

Dress & shoes )

Also, the Opel-Magna agreement? I'm laughing so, so much. Did FIAT really think the Germans would have accepted? I've read a couple of Farin's interviews that made me understand what's the idea foreigners (and especially Germans) have of FIAT:

"All the people in the neighbourhood had Mercedes and BMWs, while we only had second-hand FIATS..."

(Speaking of very rich people) "...and they don't go around driving FIATS".

So, I'm not surprised Opel chose another partner, I was actually expecting it.

Meanwhile, Ferrero was ranked "world's most reputable company". That's the "Italian way" as it should be.
gothikmaus: (*LOL*)
I met up with a few friends to watch a dvd last night, we didn't know what to see, but in the end we chose "Hoodwinked!" (Italian title: "Cappuccetto Rosso e gli insoliti sospetti"), an animated film from 2005. I had heard it was good, but I didn't think it would be so good, we laughed all through it. If you still haven't watched it, go on and buy/rent/borrow it, it's great! Our favourite character was Japeth the Goat, my God I still have his song stuck in my head.

Other than that, I finally bought a backpack for my laptop. I've always refused to buy a backpack because I thought "The laptop isn't even mine, it belongs to the society I work for, I'll just use the bag they gave me to carry it to work." But carrying it on one shoulder every day was killing my back, I tried carrying it by hand but the situation didn't get much better - and I got calluses on my hands! - so this week I made up my mind and bought a backpack. The real reason why I didn't want to buy it before was that I was hoping I would get another job and wouldn't need it anymore, but it looks like that's not going to happen anytime soon. And, even if a miracle happened and I really got another job, I will eventually buy a laptop of my own, so I'll need it. And it was only €30 anyway.

And I love H&M. I paid €16 for 2 short-sleeved shirts (one black with little white stars, one emerald green with little white black stars), 1 T-shirt (white with black stars) and a pair of bright pink fishnet tights with a star pattern. Why, yes, I like stars.

Jag älskar Sverige!
gothikmaus: (D'oh!)
I'm such a ridiculous, hopeless little goth. I went for a walk last Saturday, and after buying contact lenses, I went to a shopping centre and got myself two purple shirts. When I saw the first one, I thought "WOW, that's lovely!", I picked it up and saw they had it in black as well, and I just had to grab that one too. I tried on the purple one first and thought it looked very nice, then I tried the black one and was like "OMG YES BLACK!" But the purple one was NICER, damnit, so I forced myself to buy that one. And then I got a purple hoodie with an '80s black print, I also tried on a bright pink version of it, but, as much as I liked it (I was all but squeeing), I realised I would get fed up with it pretty quicky, so I got the purple one.

I'm totally unable to wear "normal colours". *sigh*

Here are the shirts, if anyone's interested.

Pretty in purple )

Also, I found the best photo ever on

Slightly NOT WORK SAFE )

Genius, pure genius.

And while we're talking about pictures, I found an amazing set of live DÄ pics on Flickr:

Here's an example. AWW. *dies of cute*

And a random pic of Farin. Isn't he the most adorable thing you've ever seen? >_<


Man, I want to be a photographer. :(
gothikmaus: (D'oh!)
Oh God, I'm such a girl. I went and bought 2 pairs of shoes during lunch break. TWO PAIRS. But they were so pretty and so cheap! €19,90 and €29,90. And they were waiting just for meee. So now I'm the proud owner of a pair of red shoes. All right, deep red, but still. And, uhm, with platform sole. *hides* I mean, it's not really high, just 4-5 cm, but I'm SO not used to girly shoes. Nothing will beat those pink shoes I bought a couple of years ago, though. Too bad I hardly ever wear them. I also tried on the prettiest dress ever, strapless and with a tutu bottom ('80s, anyone?) it fit and everything but I felt such an idiot in it, I'm just not girly enough for that kind of clothes.

Anyway. I didn't go to the Trickfilmfestival night yesterday, the two friends I was supposed to go with had to work late and I wasn't in the mood for going alone. But I had some new comics to read so the evening wasn't completely wasted.

I'm also working on a sequel to my Richy Guitar fic "To friendship". I'm actually done with what I could post as "Part 2" (after scrapping half of it and rewriting it completely), but I don't know if I should post it as a WiP or if I'd better wait till I have the next part as well. Uhm.


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