Good morning ya filthy party animals! It’s been a long day yesterday and I am still a bit tired. But it’s Thursday and that means officially only one day till Friday which is enough to cheer me up for today. Let’s do some thinking out loud, shall we?
Feeling all wrong – On Monday morning I woke up, did my morning stuff, got me a cuppa coffee, cuddled up on my sofa with my computer on my lap, logged in on my blog and hated what I saw! Seriously I hate my current blog design. Passionately!
It was like this one time 6 years ago when I woke up, brushed my teeth and looking in the mirror I realized that I was blonde and that it was all wrong!
My first impulse was to instantly change my design. Then I remembered what had happened 6 years ago when I impulsively went to the drug store, bought dark brown color and
forced asked my then boyfriend now husband to dye my hair. 6 years ago my blonde hair turned out ugly brown with blue highlights. BLUE HIGHLIGHTS! Next to the 20 Euros for hair color following this impulse cost me half a bottle of Martini (a girl needs something to calm down when her hair is BLUE!), a lot of laughing and cursing and an emergency trip to the hairdresser the next morning.
I think I
almost learned my lesson. I am still not patient but a little wiser and so I now research for a design that feels more like me. I am just not this girly, frilly bubblegummy person. And I also think I never was. So why the hell does my blog look like I was? I was always more like Gru. And this is exactly how I feel in general and especially how I feel about my blog right now.
So over the last few days I’ve put some serious amount of time in research for designs but also decided that I might take the plunge and change it all at once. I am thinking about getting self-hosted for some time and this might be the right moment. I am fed up with being so limited and I am finally ready to spend a little money on this. Now I only have to figure out when, what and how…. This is going to be fun! I speak neither tech nor internet…..
Art and Design – I am not the most creative person. I mean I do have fun creating something nice and so but I am always more practically driven. I like pretty things but first and foremost I am interested in the thing itself. When we were strolling down the streets of Seattle a few weeks back we passed a statue in front of a bank that reminded me a bit of a pile of noses and I remembered a fun story from art class back in highschool.
We had one of those art teachers that year who always think art is totally underrated and art should rank somewhere among Maths, English and German – even if not above. She also let people fail art class and lose a year thereby. But I digress… Back to the noses. That time we were studying Surrealism and our assignment was to draw something realistic and to convey it into something surrealistic. I drew a mountain with a face with several noses that melted together. Gosh she was impressed with my work. She showed it to the class asking me about the message of this fine piece of art. I should have made something up but I bluntly told her that noses were the only thing I could draw realistically. I still got an A but it was definitely not the beginning of a great friendship 😀
Super Fruits – Apparently chia seeds are a super fruit. So my local ALDI placed the chia seeds in the middle of the fruit department. Exactly where I would look for it 😉
One more shot another round – Yesterday my PhD class started again and I was happy that we had only 2 presentations on the list. That usually means we’d be finished by 8.30 pm latest. But not yesterday. We had two talks of people who presented their work for the first time. The first one didn’t get her computer running and we started 20 min late. Her presentation was really good though the discussion had its lengths.
The second one – a German native speaker – decided to present in English. That is totally fine by me when your English is fluent and your pronunciation is not too German. We are a pretty international group and we always have like 50% of the presentations in English. The thing is, fluent she was not! And her pronunciation was painful. And on top she clearly didn’t feel comfortable! Why oh why? She could have presented in German.
It was a 1,5 h torture. Usually 45 min is the max. Oh and in the middle of her talk her battery died and she didn’t have her charger with her. I left at 9.15 pm, missed my train and came home at 10.15 pm. I hate it when people don’t stay in their timeframe. Thank you!
Cooking – There’s are three funny ways of me cooking:
1st way: If I want to cook something I usually wing it. I have a taste in mind or a picture of a dish and then I go buy all I need for it and just go with the flow
2nd way: If there is a recipe in a cookbook I would like to make I usually skip through the list of ingredients and cooking method, close the book and buy all the things I think necessary and cook it the way I think is best. I end up using like 10-80% of the stated ingredients and only loosely follow the instructions, most of the time I don’t really
3rd way: If I want to make a recipe of a fellow blogger I carefully study the list of ingredients and cooking method. Then I copy it by hand or make a screenshot on my phone. I go to the supermarket and buy exactly what the recipe requires and stay as close as possible if German supermarkets don’t offer a certain ingredient. Then I go home carefully study the cooking technique again and then follow the instructions OCD style.
In conclusion, I never follow a recipe from a cookbook but do religiously when it’s a fellow blogger’s recipe. I guess this means I have little trust in the cookbook industry but a massive trust in you food blogger guys <3
With this being said I am turning to my work now. A little not so interesting office stuff and another feedback coaching later today keep me occupied. But only tomorrow the weekend is starting and I am free <3
Have a great Thursday!