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steinkind: (tobey)
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 11:22 pm
I think this is one of the most depressing videos I've come across in a long time:

Yet depressing in a beautiful way.
steinkind: (transmission)
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 06:33 pm
Current music-likes:

Obviously I start enjoying electronical music more lately. Weirdish. Sorta.

And just because it's one of the best movies ever with one of the best showdowns ever:

steinkind: (calvin denial)
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 11:09 pm
Tagged by [personal profile] noxie  :)

Who sleeps in bed next to you?

A bunch of pillows and blankets.

What did you last eat?
Some grapes.

What kind of books do you read?
Depends. I'm very "moody" about my reading. Sometimes I prefer fantasy, next day it's a classic novel or a thriller and the day after that it's a science book. I usually read like five book in parallel. Lately I tend towards audiobooks though. Very convenient, doing the dishes is a lot less annoying when I listen to book while doing it.

If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
On my way to the airport going on a nice long holiday.

What's really creepy?
Being alone in the lab when it's dark. It's really like horrormovie-like creepy then.

Name one item within five feet of you.
My white poodle wateringcan.

What's your current fandom/obsession/addiction?
Hm. don't know. i'm listening my way through my david sedaris audiobook collection currently, but david sedaris hardly qualifies as a fandom, i suppose.

What did you really want to do today that you didn't?
My laundry.

What are you most excited for?
Right now, just going to bed.

What websites do you always visit when you go online?
LJ, Facebook, Spiegel Online and the RPG board I'm (currently) writing at.

What was the last thing you bought?
A plant for my flat.

If you could have any pet, what would it be?
A dog or a cat. Or a Cotton-top tamarin.( They're so cute (though, on the down-side, a little smelly as well).

Your past life: tell me about it.
Nice enough, I suppose.

What do you want right this minute: tell me about it.

That some magic elf sneaks into my flat and cleans it up for me. A glass of fresh orange juice would be nice as well right now.

Where is the place you like to return to calm down/ relax/ etc.?
My bed.

How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll Centre of a Tootsie Roll pop?
Don't know. Don't care.

What's something you'd like to say to someone right now?
Uhm...can't think of anything right now. After 11 p.m. my mind just shuts down.

Are there any bits of childhood that you miss?
I'd love to walk into a toyshop and feel that pure, thrilling, over-the-top excitment again which I had when I was a child.

Say something to the person who tagged you.

Thanks for the James-Mix! Love it. :D

Feel tagged. :D

steinkind: (beach 02)
Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 11:48 pm
[profile] 0_noctifer_0 came up with that..

Six things, which makes me happy

A Song
A Person
A Picture
A Place
A Video

Six thing, which make me laugh

A Song
A Video
A Gif
A Picture
An Icon
A Text
steinkind: (calvin denial)
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 12:32 am
today is my 30. birthday and i dyed my hair blue. mainly that, when asked what i did on my 30. birthday, to be able to say more then just "oh, you know, went to work and had drinks with some friends in the evenind."
(but honestly, i hope i don't have to rely on the blue hair in later years when asked.)
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Friday, July 24th, 2009 01:30 am
yeah for bandwaggon jumping!
[profile] wildfae started it. :)

Post ten of any pictures currently on your hard drive that you think are self-expressive.
• NO CAPTIONS!!! It must be like we're speaking with images and we have to interpret your visual language just like we have to interpret your words.
• They must ALREADY be on your hard drive - no googling or flickr! They have to have been saved to your folders sometime in the past. They must be something you've saved there because it resonated with you for some reason.
• You do NOT have to answer any questions about any of your pictures if you don't want to. You can make them as mysterious as you like. Or you can explain them away as much as you like.

10 pictures (one of which might be a little disturbing. you have been warned. :) ).
it was surprisingly hard to pic just 10.
and i actually should totally be going to bed rather then posting.

10 pictures )
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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 10:59 pm
...over cynical co-workers.
...announcement of visit by not much liked relative.
...stupid phd progress report tomorrow. (progress?! what's that? i don't even know what exactly my project is.)

stupid day. bleh.
steinkind: (tobey)
Monday, July 13th, 2009 02:35 pm
it's only been a week that i've been back from NZ, but stupid real life closed in on me so fast again, that it feels like NZ is ages ago and more then just a few thousand miles away. bleh. stupid real life. if you ask me, it's massively overrated.
though, on the plus side, the post-holiday blues didn't last long. roughly ten minutes last monday, cause being back in the lab that day, it almost instantly felt like i've never been away. (though, i have to admit, when i go through my pictures and see paul, i feel little blueish for a few moments. he was very sweet and nice after all.)
i think in the future, i gonna go for a few short holiday trips a year rather then one long vacation, as the holiday mood is obviously not exactly long lasting. so i could just as well go on shorted trips, but see more places that way.

anyway...not all is bad back in real life. georg is coming next weekend and i'm looking forward to it. should be much fun. :D

back to real life then.
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Sunday, July 5th, 2009 05:48 pm
back home. and it would be a plain lie to say i'm over-excited about it.
after the 30-hours-but-felt-like-1000-hours journey back to germany i thought i couldn't stand seeing another plane for ages, but right now i wouldn't mind hopping back on one to go to somewhere (somewhere like in sydney perhaps). well, definetly i'd rather be on a plane tomorrow morning then back to work. bleh.
also, it feels weird to be thrown into summer like that. i'm wildly confused that it's still not dark at around 6 p.m. and it's so damn hot suddenly.

the journey home was quite draining. on my way to new zealand none of the flights was fully booked to everyone had a comftorable amount of space to make themselves comfy. not so much on the flight back. everything was rather cramped. no fun at all. if i ever should fly down to new zealand again, i'd take a longer stop-over in singapore or whereever. no non-stop flight for me anymore, thanks very much. and i definetly take a longer break in sydney. i had like eight hours stop-over there and met up with daniel, whom i hadn't seen for around two years. it was really great. we basically walked around the city for a few hours, had breakfast at some over-prized cafe near sydney opera. fortunatly the weather was great, very sunny and windy, perfect for city tour. plus, it was great seeing him again. pity i had just a few hours. but well, at least a few hours, which is better then nothing.

so, i think i do some unpacking now and feeling sorry for myself not being on holiday anymore.
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Sunday, June 28th, 2009 06:24 pm
well, you can't say that greymouth lures you into the image of being some fancy hip place-to-be kinda city. not with that name anyway.
it's extremely windy here, however. i took a little walk to the sea (crossing all the not-so-very-fancy half rotten industrial buildings (depressing btw)) and was almost blown off my feet. i recognized that small towns try to come up with hip catch phrases - like "omarama - city of light & flight" or "twizel - city of trees"- to compensate the obvious absence of just basically everything. i suggest for greymouth something alike: "greymouth - the city that will blow you away" (or just forget about the 'away') or something along these lines. little detour via the north part of the south island is almost over. tomorrow i'll take the train to christchurch. looking forward to that.
especially since today a girl threw up two hours into our five hour bus ride in the bus. bleh. don't like buses anymore so much.

the north was nice. but man, i missed the mountains. i figured that today as the snow covered summits were finally visible again. i think i gonna miss the mountains too when i'm back in germany. *le sigh*

hope your all doing fine. :)
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 04:33 pm
i love new zealands trains. :D they have an open carriage completely without any windows or anything and it's awfully nice to have the window blowing by your face while you pass by some beautiful landscapes. i hope i can squeeze in another ride on the train. :)
and i totally underestimated picton. it's really really nice here. i thought of it more as just a station on my way to golden bay and i'm sorry for that. they have great walkways here, giving you great view over picton bay and marlborough sounds. beautiful, really.

however, tomorrow off to nelson.

PS: a year later, but i have to add that the picton backpacker was extremly creepy. not so much the place itself. the house was very nice, but beside me there were only two more people staying and both of them were super creepy. both of them basically warned me about the other and it was really the only time ever i thought about locking my door.
steinkind: (ewan)
Friday, June 19th, 2009 06:57 pm
car's fixed. thank god! i'd gone crazy, if we'd been stuck in oma-fucking-rama for another day.
now we're at mt cook, in some youth hostel and i'm finally watching 'pulp fiction'. i don't know what to think about me having to go to the other end of the world to finally watch this stupid movie.
mt cook is extremly beautiful btw. just stunning.
steinkind: (james)
Monday, June 15th, 2009 12:52 pm
we're in dunedin right now and as rita, with whom i'm road-tripping here, has an important appointment at the university here this afternoon, i found myself a little internet-cafe for proper updating.

so far, it's been great. the news said a blizzard is gonna hit dunedin and the south island tonight, which is not so great. but on the other hand, they're predicting rain ever since i landed and i haven't seen a rain cloud yet. so, let's see how the weather is tomorrow. if it's okay (meaning not too much snow on the roads) we're going to queenstown; if the weather conditions are frosty, we're going back north. rita doesn't want to drive into the mountains when it's snowing and i actually don't feel too comfy about it either. narrow, steep roads and all that. though it would suck to miss out on queenstown, but well, in case of doubt pro safety.

i won't be saying much about all the places we've been so far. that works better with pictures. and i took a lot of pictures. so, only a short update of the trip so far:

wednesday 10th
arthur's pass
castle hill

thursday 11th
rakaia gorge
paul's (rita's friend, he lives on a farm close to geraldine and he has a super cute dog)

friday 5th

saturday 13th
omarama (from now on, when i'm think "middle of nowhere" i'm thinking omarama. i don't know why exactly we ended up there, no idea.)

sunday 14th

and of course today, monday, still dunedin. and depending on the weather, tomorrow as well.

the road-trip thing is great. rita has a car and we're just driving, without any major plan, just roughly south and then sometime up north again. it's great. i love getting rid of any plans or any sort of schedule and time pressure. right now, this is exactly my idea of holiday.

okay, that's that. hope you're all doing well! see you
steinkind: (james)
Thursday, June 11th, 2009 03:56 pm
right now in methven (small town, somewhere on the cantebury plains) in some hotel to use internet. i can see mt. hutt from here.
road trip started yesterday going from christchurch to arthur's pass, via castle hill. but only as day trip. we're on our way to dunedin now, but we don't have to be there before monday. so, everything is very relaxed. and the weather is nice (sunny, a little cold). so everything is perfect. :D

hope you're all doing well.
steinkind: (science)
Friday, June 5th, 2009 02:29 am
my new favorite nerd song!

i gonna try to establish that as our lab-anthem. :D
steinkind: (james)
Friday, June 5th, 2009 12:19 am
almost ready. or not that much yet.
my flat is a mess still and i haven't packed. i haven't even really decided upon what to take with me. i'm feeling a little stressed i have to say. but i have a whole month to relax. yippie!

so, have a good june you all. :)
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Saturday, May 30th, 2009 01:08 pm
up till now, two good things have happend to me today. it's a little sad, that these things are just movie trialers and not for instance two bags of money or two loves of my life. but anyway. i'm not picky.

i can very much relate to that...

and this here looks promising (and quite sexy). although, i fear it's these kind of movies which only have the ability to be either fantastic or downright awful. well, until nothing is proven, in favour for the suspect.

(and i swear it's a absolut unintended coincidence, that both of them are staring robert pattinson. who could have guessed he makes interesting movies?!)

gonna, finally, get my hair cut now.
hopefully that will be the third good thing happening to me today. :)
steinkind: (starfleet)
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 09:40 am
thank god, it's saturday.
got to go to the lab tomorrow, but today is free. yippie! :D
hopefully i'll gonna get my hair cut. also, i will go outside to hang out in the sun. it looks like today gonna provide some good weather. and in two weeks, i'm already off for my holidays! double yippie! to imagine i gonna be in new zealand for a month feels a little surreal right now. surreal in a very positive way that is. :D

i'm watching all the old "star trek - next generation" episodes again. although i really loved the recent ST movie, tv series wise, i always favoured picard over kirk. no doubt. however, in one episode, the little science nerd in me, was a little confused.
usually, when it comes to science, they try not to give some far fetched explaination for things, but try to stick relatively much to known facts. i mean, of course concerning starship technology or something like that they can say whatever they want, but i mean things which are known or researched about right now, in our time. for example, DNA is still DNA in the ST universe. they just tried to think in how far the knowledge might have been expanded and add some details, but the basics are usually untouched. not in the case, which confused me so much. in this scene data stated that human memory is preserved in the human DNA. and that is pretty far fetched, which i found was unusual for ST-TNG. that episode was from the early 90's and i'm wondering now if maybe there was a similar theory about the human memory at that time. it would be pretty weird though. and didn't last exactly long.
well, yeah. that much about star trek.

but talking about science, talking about work. i'm sort of TAing atm. i'm a tutor in a seminar series and it's quite fun, i have to say. our boss picked some nice topics for the students presentations and it's really fun to discuss them.
i never in my life want to become a teacher, but to do some TAing stuff is cool. i hope my boss lets me do some more of that in the future.

so, enough about blabla from me now. gonna get my hair cut now. :)
have a great saturday you all!

oh...i almost forgot. i have a invite code for dreamwidth left over. anyone interested in it?
steinkind: (james)
Thursday, May 7th, 2009 02:13 am
i haven't figured out how the dreamwidth version of LJ-cut works and i can't be bothered right now (2.15 a.m.) trying to find it out. but i'll try to keep the star trek spoilers to a minimum. if you want to watch this movie maximum un-spoiled, just stop from here.

according to wikipedia, the writing artform of "slash" first developed in the star trek fandom, in lack of decent female charakters to pair either kirk or spock with. and i'm pretty sure mr. j.j. abrahmas knew that, when he planned this movie out. at least my evil little slash-loving heart was quite satisfied. you can easily pair everyone with everyone!* mass orgy! free love! muahahahahaa! thank you mr. abrahmas!
*and i bet you everything that some twisted slashy mind will pair spock/spock sooner or later.

well, beside my obvious interest, the rest of the movie was pretty good too. i'm no star trek fan and the only expectation i had was to be well entertained and i was. our die-hard star trek nerd complained that it was too funny every now and then, but i quite enjoyed the jokes and slapsticks. the villian was somewhat weak and the plot had some flaws, but oh well, so what. but they did a great job on casting the actors. they fit perfectly.

so, if you're looking for some light entertainment and some sizzling-yet-to-be-writen-slash, go watch star trek. :)
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Monday, May 4th, 2009 10:32 pm