haraamis: (Howl - Miracles)
... and not only to wish all of you you a HAPPY NEW YEAR but also to shout out a big THANK YOU to all of those who have made 2011 a richer and more wonderful year for me! ♥♥♥

there have been both lows and highs, but overall it wasn't such a bad year, at all. :D and now? looking forward to the next one!

in that sense...

haraamis: (me)
Bleach, oh Bleach... after all these years, I still love you so dearly...♥

^_^ Back in 2004, I got to watch the first episode of Bleach as it aired, as I was in Japan then, staying with a host family whose daughter liked anime quite well...

after that, it's been on and off with Bleach for me... for a time I actually watched as it aired - while I was in Japan, of course, but also at home, downloading as soon as the episode came online and watching it as soon as possible.

but a lot of times, I would also accumulate a bunch of episodes (no time to watch right a way, and then I was suddenly so behind I wasn't able to really catch up...) and then watch them in marathon fashion.

so, sometime last year, (or the year before? ^^;) I left off at about episode 250...(after marathoning about 50 episodes if I remember right...).

last weekend? yeah, I suddenly felt the intense NEED to watch Bleach again. I downloaded all the episodes I was missing in one day (around 60 - there are 343 out - XD the mind somewhat boggles at this number...) and started watching again.

and as everytime before, I'm once again totally caught up in it, enthralled by it, in love with it. ^__^ I watched almost 50 episodes since last Saturday...XD

AND IT'S THE BIG BATTLE NOW (er...again after the Zanpakutou arc cut in between)... :D

and what made me write this entry? they just had an episode, where they summarized all of Ichigo's important battles... and that made me realize just how long I've been watching and loving this show. ♥♥♥

And that just makes me happy. ^_^


A/N: maybe I should have said this from the beginning... today was a particularly good day to watch Bleach, as it's easier to watch TV when holding an ice pack to your jaw than doing anything else that requires both hands (computer, turning pages on a book, cleaning etc.)...

I had some dental surgery this morning (they had to cut off the tip of the root of one of my teeth because it kept getting infected, even after I had a root canal done on that tooth, within my jaw bone. -.-" so, she actually had to drill a hole into the bone in order to remove the offending tip and the inflamed tissue around it (which apparently almost resembled a cyst...) and then fill it with something that can't get inflamed....

I really really hope this does the trick this time, as this is the tooth I had a root canal done 6 years ago, had said root canal revised (aka filling removed and redone!) last winter because it had gotten inflamed, and then had to go back to the dentist again a couple of weeks ago because there was yet another inflammation. -.-"

So, I'm on pain killers now and feeling as if someone has punched me in the face. *sigh*

anyway, enough of yucky teeth stories... there's still stuff I need to do and there is also a birthday party the boy and I need to show up tonight - at least for a little while. ^^;
haraamis: (Default)
Dancing the golden sunlight
across the tired floor."
- Matt Dimmic

Today was the kind of autum day I don't like. Gray, cold, wet, depressing.

But Monday? Monday was gorgeous (after the fog finally disappeared around noon, that is...^^;)




Im not sure if I mentioned this before, but I have an oak tree in my back yard, that proved to be the perfect subject for a series of fall picturers featuring the tree itself, the grass and dry leaves beneath, acorns (lots and lots of acorns :P), my beloved little wood and iron bench, a pretty wire basket, flowers, and that beautiful beautiful golden light that is so typical for this time of year. ♥

sounds boring? please move on then...:P

for anyone curious enough: on to a bunch of pictures ^_^ )

happiness is...

Sunday, 9 October 2011 01:28 pm
haraamis: (best friends)
...coming home and finding....



... a surprise present from [profile] belina ^_~ ♥ your best friend. ♥♥

And not just any present, but a so called "Schultüte" (large cornet of cardboard filled with sweets and little presents given to children in Germany on their first day at school)! :D :D

She made one for me, because I started started school again a few weeks ago (I'm not sure I mentioned it here, but I believe many of you saw it on facebook...)! how sweet is that?!

Thank you again, sweetheart, thank you so much!

And it was so pretty, too.... wanna see?

clicky click! )

I know I've been scarce again... but I dropped my computer broke a couple of weeks ago, and I had to send it in for repairs. I did get a replacement from the nice IT guy at work, but I didn't have my files or my programs, so I didn't spend a whole lot of time online...

I got it back now (and thank god my hard drive and data was all intact), but I've been busy with school, the big scout event that is coming up in November and other stuff, so...^^;;;

Talking of the big scout event... I'm actually off to camp for a week in a couple of hours where we're gonna create/paint the backdrop for the play, do rehearsals and other preparation for the event. It says there's WLAN at the place, but I'm not holding my breath. I do have to go into work on Thursday, but other than that I'll be at camp, fooling around with paint and brushes and plaster and other fun things... *grins* it'll be busy, but at least I get to spend the whole week in the same place as the boy ♥ ^_~

Anyway, gotta finish packing and cleaning and then off I am....

happiness is...

Wednesday, 3 August 2011 09:44 pm
haraamis: (Default)
...a bowl of fresh, sweet blackberries ♥ )

so, yes, I'm back from my (amazing, but way too short) vacation at home in Wisconsin. I had the most WONDERFUL time, spent time with many people I love and always miss very much, swam in the pool and/or in a couple of lakes almost every day, sunbathed and relaxed, rummaged through garage sales, flea markets, and antique malls, did a lot of shopping in general (OMG, so much shopping.. XD duh! who am I kidding. it's always like that when I visit the States XD), even did some touristy things (Door County is SUCH a lovely place!), ate all the things I love so much but that we don't have here, and generally enjoyed the freedom and the warm (and sometimes very hot) weather, as it should be in summer XD!

I got back home Monday morning, unpacked a couple of things, went to a friend's place to celebrate August 1 (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWITZERLAND! :D), went to work Tuesday morning, came home and pretty much crashed after unpacking a couple more things, unpacked more this morning before going to work... why yes, there's a pattern. XD I'm almost done now, though (except for laundry)...

I still need to sort through all the pics before I can show them off, which might take a little while (please poke me if I get lazy again and forget about it!). But I wanted to share something anyway, so I took some pics of tonight's dessert (part of it, anyway. XD)...I hope you enjoy these, too.

I really like pictures of pretty things that make me happy, so I might even start a series of "happiness is..." or something like that....*ponders*. maybe that's the motivation I need to get back on track on here again. ^^;;;
haraamis: (Default)
Good morning, lovelies! ♥

I feel like sharing the view from my office in Bern )

Also, I went to see Tangled yesterday (unfortunately, it was only being shown in German -.-"). OMG, what fun! ^____^ I laughed so much and I'd like to see it again. I'm not sure if the 3D was really necessary, but I just LOVED some of the characters (pascal, maximus ♥! and of course the two lovebirds ♥).
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I haven't been on a fandom spree for so long, I forgot how much fun it is. XD might as well make use of it as long as it lasts...

so, looking at some old entries, I also stumbled across a few posts in which I offered sentence fic, and it appears I was quite enjoying it. *grins*

therefore, I herewith offer to write sentence ficcage for you (1-5 sentences depending on what comes to mind....) if you give me a fandom, a pairing/characters, and a prompt (which can be a word or a line).

the only condition I'm setting is that I have to know the canon in full (if you're not sure, feel free to ask or give me an alternative in case I don't know the canon of your first choice). the exception to this rule are series that are still running. other than that... you know my boundaries, I think. ^_~
haraamis: (can't be serious)
haha, yes. a fandom entry. :P THEY DO EXIST IN THIS JOURNAL! once in a while. *cough*

anyway.

I just finished watching Togainu no Chi (marathoned it in 2 days. XD)....

...

...

...

WTF? T___T

I suspected it, but I reallyreallyreally hoped to be wrong.... no. I wasn't.

moving on. byebye pretty pretty, oh so pretty Akira....

***

on a happier note, yuletide seems to have resurrected the fangirl in me! I've read more fanfic in the last few days than in the past two years I think! XD

I am also OBSESSED with two new fandoms/pairings, aka, raking the internets with DESPERATION for fanfic .... though only with rather mediocre success. *SIGH* why is it always obscure fandoms,why?

obsessed much? )

more on yuletide and fanfic-squee tomorrow. must sleep now. e_e

back to black

Friday, 31 December 2010 01:17 am
haraamis: (Default)
so.

over the past year or so, I've been experimenting with my hair color. Thanks to the boy, no less.

I've been dying my hair for about ten years now, and it's mostly been black. pretty much everyone who does know me with my real hair color (with the exception of my dad...^^;) says that 'dark' looks better than the unspectacular mid-ash brown that would be my natural hair. Those who don't know my real hair color usually don't even notice it, unless the roots are showing badly because of my laziness to re-dye. XD

Anyway, the boy has been whining at me to grow the dyed hair out and leave it natural. No. Out of the question (I really dislike my real hair color). But I was willing to compromise and went from black to dark brown, and it wasn't all bad, really. It's a bit softer than the black, especially when freshly dyed, and it's still dark enough not to clash with my beloved red clothes. However, a little while ago I came across a couple of photos where I had my hair all black, and I fell back in love with it. So, the next time I bought dye, I went for the black again.

Now, one good thing though, that came from the experimenting is, that while I was too scared of the black dye to dye my hair myself (black is REALLY black, and any mistake, be it blotches on skin or missed spots in the hair, is just very very visible), I did dare doing it with the dark brown.
That was not a problem. And this time? I DID IT AGAIN. WITH BLACK DYE.

---> IT TURNED OUT FABULOUSLY! ^__________________^ *is very proud of her mad hair dying skills*

thus, not only back to black, but BACK TO SPOTLESS BLACK! Huzzah!

***

*cough* post-Christmas/New Years entry shall follow tomorrow. er. later today, that is.

bed now, appointment at the dentist in...6 1/2 hours. Yikes.
haraamis: (Default)
[hahaha... I didn't get around posting this on Monday (when I finally got home after 10pm), and totally forgot about it yesterday. ^^; so, you get it today...]

Monday morning, 10.30 am, and I'm sitting on the train back from a wonderful weekend in Frankfurt where [personal profile] iniq and I stayed at [personal profile] gwy's place.

Much fun was had...and what's about to come )

Awwwww! Just saw a couple of deer running across the field. Yes that needed mentioning. *smirk*

There are more things I should probably mention, but I'm running out of time and frankly, I also don't know where to start anymore. that's the thing with being absent from LJ for long amounts of time - you have so much to tell that you don't know what to say. ~.~

[Edit as of Wednesday morning] There IS something I have to mention! THANK YOU, [profile] merith, [personal profile] gundamnook, and [personal profile] ronsoftie for the lovely Christmas cards! ♥ ♥ ♥!
haraamis: (SPN - Jared - happy)
I think I kind of forgot to mention this....

the boy and I are going on a weekend escape to London. First time for me, too! ^___________^ *EXCITED*

be back on Tuesday (and probably drowning in work ....^^;)

*fwwwwwwwwwwwwwwing*

*dancedancedance*

Friday, 5 November 2010 04:20 pm
haraamis: (music in the air)
I can't believe the day has finally come that I get to see

AMY MACDONALD LIVE IN CONCERT!

In the big stadium in Zurich! With good seats! ^______________^ and with one of my closest friends!

Please excuse the massive overuse of exclamation marks (I will not apologize for capslock, though :P) but but but

OMG, I am so so SO EXCITED!

eeeeeh!

Thursday, 23 September 2010 11:23 pm
haraamis: (Default)
OMG, there's a new "Grand Designs" series airing in the UK! ^___________^ *downloading NOW*

*happyhappy*

Also. OMG, I need to go to bed....@_@ early start tomorrow. like. early early, even for me. *siiiiiiiiiiigh*

farewell, my "one-day-off-a-week"-life...

...not dead...^_~

Monday, 10 May 2010 11:09 pm
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There is a softly snoring boy on my shoulder, twitching in his sleep occasionally and holding onto my arm as if he was afraid I would leave ♥♥♥!
There is also something weird/boring on tv because I can't reach the remote because of said sleeping boy. oh well.

it's good to be home. ^_^

however, I had a most lovely weekend in Munich with [personal profile] gwy, who I decided to visit spontaneously as I had an additional day off on Friday (my company moved to another part of Zurich and they decided to give us the day off while they did the major moving). We talked a lot and caught up on many things, including loooooooooooooads of Merlin stuff. *laughs* We had yummy food every day (sushi, blueberry pancakes, fresh dates, and butterkeks ice cream being the highlights), had a most wonderful walk in the English Garden and an old cemetery, and did everything to ignore the nasty weather that held up for most of the weekend.

Munich needs to be closer, so I can see gwygwy more often. *firm nod*

I also got to meet [personal profile] chaosmaka and [personal profile] ronsoftie and spend a fun afternoon with them ^______________^ *waves* hey ladies! More time next time, yes?

And I met up with a really old friend of mine. We've known each other since we were about two years old but lost touch over the last couple of years (it was actually ten years ago that I met her in person), and it was great to finally see her again and catch up on ...the last ten years. XD

We are not mentioning the insane amount of money I spent.. but hey, new stuff! *grins*

Anyway, it's back to work tomorrow, so bed time now. *sleeeeeepy*

morning has broken

Sunday, 25 April 2010 05:37 am
haraamis: (TC - Fay)
Sunday morning, 5.15am.....

...the boy's fire pager goes off and out the door he is....

and now I'm sitting here, not sure if I should go back to bed. Since I usually get up around this time, going back to bed now is probably just resulting in my being tired and sleepy all day.
On the other hand... it's a Sunday and it's STILL DARK OUTSIDE! ~.~

hm...curl up on the sofa and catch up with some of my shows? might be an idea. ^_^


I know I should probably use the opportunity to make a real update on here, but I have this strange feeling that there is so much to tell...that I have nothing to say. Or maybe better, I'm not sure where to start.

So...while this is not a meme, ask me any question (about my life or fandom or something else), and I'll try to answer as truthfully as I can. ^_^

i are ninja...

Monday, 1 March 2010 11:37 am
haraamis: (me)
... because I'm actually not here, really.

heh.

I'm technically on vacation in the apartment up in the mountains with the boy until wednesday. we took off late friday night after both working overtime... as we've done pretty much daily over the past two-three weeks...

I thought I would have internet up there, but alas, my new computer does not seem to be dial-up compatible anymore and that's all we have there. XP

So, why can I post this entry? well, I had to come down for a couple of hours to take over the new apartment (I HAVE THE KEYS! IT IS MINE NOW! mwahahaha).however, there was no chosing the date, unfortunately, so, instead of sleeping in and then going skiing with the boy this morning, I had to get up early and drive all the way down here. however, since we did forget a couple of crucial things in the rush late friday night ( like...half of our food. >.<.) I used to opportunity to use the internet real quick, get a couple of things done that were long overdue, and in a couple of minutes I'm gonna get back in the car and drive back up into snow, sunshine and loooooove. XD

Also? I'm gonna move in two weeks! ^_____________^ Yay!

The not so yay? I haven't packed a thing yet. *cough* But that's what the upcoming weekend is for. Yes.

as I said, I'll be back wednesday night, but I fear that that thursday and friday will be crazy as I will have to make up for my absence at work. augh.

I'm very much looking forward to the move being over so I can settle down at least at one place....

miss you guys. ;_;

MOVING

Wednesday, 10 February 2010 11:58 am
haraamis: (Sam - smile)
I JUST got the confirmation that I got the apartment I applied for on Monday. ^__________^

Long story short:

Although I LOVE my apartment in Bern, I got REALLY fed up with commuting (2 hours one way) and, therefore, never being at home since weekends are also spent at the boy's place.

So...about 3 or 4 weeks ago, I started looking for a new apartment, which would be no more than 50 minutes (by public transport) from work and the boy's place, respectively.

And now I've got one. ^____________________________^ *does the uber happy dance* it's a nice place, almost twice the size of the one in Bern, 2 1/2 rooms (which in this case means small bedroom and large living room including a little dining area). There is also a bathtub and a terrasse/garden outside, which were two of my requirements. \0/

Now I need to find someone to take over my old apartment (otherwise I have to pay rent for both places for 3 months...YIKES).

Busy days ahead... (I am also working 100% at the moment...), but oh, oh, OH! EXCITEMENT! NEW PLACE to furnish and DECORATE! Living close to work and the boy (and some of my very close friends including <lj user="belina")! Whaaaaaaaaaa!
haraamis: (can't be serious)
I am very...very...puzzled right now (and rather amused, too.

I just received a message from an old classmate from grade school on facebook... asking me how old my baby was and how I'm enjoying being a mother?

o.O;;;

ah...beg your pardon?

I'm not quite following...


(I wonder who he confused me with or where he got the information from... XD and no, I haven't been keeping secrets. not as far as I know...:P)

happy 2010!

Saturday, 2 January 2010 07:11 pm
haraamis: (me)
a wonderful and happy new year to all of you, and may your dreams and wishes come true!

I know, I'm rather late with it being the 2nd here already, but new years eve was terribly busy and yesterday was spent in utter and most wonderful laziness with the boy. ^_^♥

however, although I'm late to the party, I didn't come empty-handed.

through the last 1 1/2 years, a particular soundtrack to a german movie called 'einohrhasen' (~"one-eared bunnies") has been my constant companion. I don't know how many times I've woken up and fallen asleep listening to it, and I'm still not tired of it in the least. I fell in love with this soundtrack without having seen the movie (in fact, I didn't watch it until about a week ago, though it turned out to be a great movie, too) after one of my best friends sent me a mix cd to the big scout camp in summer 08 that had two of the songs from the soundtrack on it. I liked them so much that I got the rest of the soundtrack as soon as I got home from camp, listened to it... and couldn't get enough of it.

now, in december, a sequel to einohrhasen, 'zweiohrküken', was released and turns out to have an equally wonderful soundtrack (and guess what... *laughs* I haven't seen the movie yet, either).

so, I thought I'd share some of my favorite music with you, music that is so much part of my life now that I can't imagine it without it.

I hope you enjoy!

Keinohrhasen OST (megaupload)

Zweiohrküken OST (megaupload)

***

tonight I get to play bar-maid for half the night at a party that the boy's hockey club is hosting. dress code: some sort of costume since january 2 is a holiday in several parts of switzerland and has some local carnival-like customs. ^_^

so, I guess I should get moving and put on some funky clothing and make-up. ^___^

but before I do that, there's a couple of thank yous in order as I found some more christmas cards waiting for me when I went home for a few hours on thursday to drop off christmas presents, and take care of my plants and mail before coming back here to celebrate new years.

thank you so much for the lovely cards, [personal profile] lil_1337, [personal profile] dysis, and [personal profile] gundamnook. also, although ALL the cards I got are wonderful, I can't help but give [personal profile] lil_1337 the top score. *GRINS* as soon as I get home I shall scan and show it off, and you'll know why...

anyway, off to put on war paint....XD

happy holidays

Sunday, 27 December 2009 10:58 pm
haraamis: (santafied)
Oh man, what a couple of days it's been.... ^^;

pre-christmas )

christmas in relation to food )

and the non-food events )

yuletide! ^_____^ )

and, of course, cards and presents from you guys have made me very happy, too! many thanks for the lovely cards, [personal profile] just_ruth and marirose, [personal profile] okaasan59, [personal profile] gwy, and [personal profile] nekofreak *hughug*! [personal profile] sharona1x2 and [profile] nereidaia, thank you so much for the presents! They're lovely and yuuuummy ^_~ *snuggles you both*

Back to work tomorrow *sigh*....so I gotta go to bed now. before I head off, though...*grins* temptation was too great.


The First Haraamis
The angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds
In fields as they lay.


The First Noel
from the Christmas Song Generator.

Get your own song :


*smirks and shimmies off to bed*

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