Category Archives: story, story, story

by the way, the story behind this: the little girl was adopted by a domestic european penguin family and the relatives are in town to take a look. mom penguin has just cooked breakfast, dad’s been fiddling with his records, the brother has come back from tennis lessons and the little one playing with a toy car (we’re not yet sure, if it’s a boy or girl, it’s hard to tell with penguin chicks) – and you see the two visitors (husband and wife, perhaps and aunt and uncle?) on the left, he’s holding an umbrella (which get’s me guessing, we’re in england) and she is sporting the stylish backback. perhaps they’re on a honeymoon. as you, of course, know, penguins mate for life. they’re a very romantic lot! and imagine the fun, when the girl (her name’s elizabeth) wakes up!

… and some of you are just fish i’ve dressed up in a hat …

I write like
J. K. Rowling

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

j.k. rowling and stephen king, with a bit of stephenie meyer thrown in – hmm, makes me think, i should write a novel and bevome rich and famous in no time

here’s to all the sex and the city fans out there, who always wanted carrie to end up with aiden – john corbett is back in tv – in an amazing new show, called the united states of tara – it’s main character, tara, suffers from dissociative identity disorder – she flits between her characters and nevertheless manages a full family life – all characters are well rounded, ever her funny and sometimes tragically so alters

all characters are well-rounded and fun to watch – there’s tara herself – a mom, a wife, a sister, an artist – due to her illness, she doesn’t make friends easily and has a problem of feeling guilty for her condition – one of my favourite actresses, toni collette

max, her husband – former aiden – he’s strong, he copes wonderfully most of the time, but of course he has some issues with the situation, which often lead him and tara to fight, only to make up quite soon – despite everything,t hey are a strong couple

their daughter, kate, a typical teenager, who tries to balance her life between craziness at home and wanting to get away, but realizing, the world can be just as crazy – trying to escape home, she encounters various other people, neither of them normal, all having some sort of quirk themselves – be it her work manager, who turns into a stalker; her friend lynda, the crazy artist, who makes kate’s princess fantasies come true in a singular fashion – meet princess valhalla hawkwind

kate’s younger brother, marshall, an adorable teenager, who knows quite for sure, he’s gay, as does everyone else, despite his not having come out yet – he struggles through being young and not quite knowing how to get what he wants, joining a curch hell house group to be near his crush, the minister’s son – dating a girl, just because they get along and would make a good couple – finally falling in love

and then there’s charmaine – Tara’s sister – she’s always there and plays an important part in the family’s life – sometimes, she’s like a sister to the kids, sometimes a “fake” mother, sometimes just a quirky addition to the household – she and tara are connected by a strong bond, leading all the way back to childhood – charmaine is often part of max and tara’s tries to figure out the past and find the reason for tara’s splitting problem

and of course, we don’t forget the alters – T, the flirty, wild, ecstatic teenager – buck, the man, driving around on his bike, smoking, drinking beer and sometime even getting into a fight – alice, the typical 50s housewife – more alters emerge over the series – each one representing a new side of tara and helping along to solve the mystery of her illness

one of the best stories TV ever told – to find out more, read an article in the new yorker, go to the show’s webpage or simply watch the trailer

i stumbled across my magister thesis the other day and was thrilled by the sheer size of it – i started reading and was amazed that i had managed to write something as interesting and good as that – i don’t want to be gushing myself with praise, i am not that great, but i am pretty damn proud of having accomplished someting like that – and here’s the very, very shortest version of my thesis – enjoy!



ps: my thesis is on the dynamics of mexican-american self-perception in prison in california – tough choice, but very rewarding in a strange way

read this, of you’re either too lazy to read the whole book (which i do not recommend because it’s really a very nice book indeed) or if you are a fan of the book and like a good laugh

which book? – oh, the book, of course – the one and only perfect love story of all times – jane austen’s “pride and prejudice”

follow the link and be surprised – it’s austen facebook style –

and well, just for those of us, who like to drool – here’s all the darcys you could ever want

be there – 24 h berlin – amazing – if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere – a mosaic of a city – 24 h filmed last september and aired this september – tomorrow morning, 6 am – what a great project – and having lived there, the city has this amazing thing, it grabs you and never lets you go – you’ll always be part of it and it will never be the same – i wish i was there now



ONCE APON A TIME, a guy asked a girl, 'Will you marry me?' The girl said:'

And the girl lived happily ever-after and went shopping, dancing, camping,
drank martinis, always had a clean house, never had to cook, did whatever
the hell she wanted, never argued, didn't get fat, traveled more, had many
lovers, didn't save money, and had all the hot water to herself. She went to
the theater, never watched sports, never wore friggin' lacy lingerie that
went up her ass, had high self esteem, never cried or yelled, felt and
looked fabulous in sweat pants and was pleasant all the time.

The End

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