alexdegenhardt: (No icon for that)
I chose Morocco. It's still a long time away I feel. I'm just so tired at work. It's not that it's not doable, it's just that I'm sick and tired of having to do everything by myself. I'm thinking of taking a week off before my vacation. I only have to survive the next week, then my coworker will be back. Maybe a week where it's not raining cats and dogs.

Which brings me to the weather. My god, July was wet. Thankfully, it was also sunny and warm from time to time, but the amount of rain we had is staggering. And it was weird, sometimes it was raining like crazy in the morning, but by 5 or 6 o'clock it was 30 degrees Celsius. Well, I guess it's better than rain and cold.
alexdegenhardt: (Gemini)
My birthday was two weeks ago. It was nice, although I didn't really celebrate it on the day. I had to work, I went working out, got home, showered and watched Northanger Abbey. Sunday before my birthday, we had our family celebration. We had a nice family BBQ. My mom's birthday is the day before mine and coincedently my brother's girlfriend's birthday is the same as mine, so we had plenty to celebrate. The weekend after my birthday I was invited to dinner at my friends place. Another friend, Gabi, was there to surprise me. They had even baked me a cake. I was really touched. Saturday morning I met up with Gabi again and we went to a yoga trial lesson. A former classmate of ours wants to become a yoga instructor and because of that, she has to give lessons to Newbies while someone is observing her. She did a good job. I like yoga, but I still prefer the faster and more physically exhausting workouts that I have now. On Sunday, my friend Shirley came over for dinner. All in all, hanging out with friends all weekend was great and just what I needed after another stressful week at work.
alexdegenhardt: (Liv Tyler)
I spent a good deal of last week in bed, because I was sick with the Super Flu. Not that Super Flu is the official name or anything, it's more the first time in a while where I have been so sick and haven't felt better after 2 or 3 days. Now I only have to get rid off the cough and I'll be back to normal.

I had booked a trip to Thailand (guided tour) in May, but two weeks after I booked, they canceled the trip, because of too few bookings. I then booked a shorter trip to Greece also in May.

Continued mingling with cute guy from Business English Class: yesterday having lunch with him and his coworkers and today in Business English Class.

Only two more work days to work before the long Easter weekend. I have a meeting tomorrow about a project I have been working on for a while and I'm pretty anxious about it. I'm scared that I have forgotten something important and will therefore embarrass myself horribly.

I'm a bit annoyed about my coworker. He took the next 2 days off and has given me a lot of his work to take care of. And I get that you can't finish everything before time off, but there's a lot of stuff that I feel he was just too lazy or too unorganized to take care of. Bleh, the next 2 days will be stressful.

Stuff

Mar. 26th, 2009 09:40 pm
alexdegenhardt: (Cue scary music BBT)
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday I was ready to curse the heavens and today I'm happy and grateful.

Grateful because my friends pretty much organized our weekend trip to Lausanne in April by themselves. All I had to do was okay the hotel. They were so fast emailing back and forth and I was swamped at work and voila, it was done. One thing off my plate.

I have a business English class once a week paid by my employer. Yesterday, they called me and told me they would dissolve my class, because the minimum of people wasn't met. They gave me 3 other classes I could join. I was all, the universe is against me, cute guy is totally gonna pick another time and I won't see him every week and slowly get to know him, damn. And today in the canteen, he came over and sat with me (his coworkers had left, but still squee). We talked, it was a bit awkward, but okay and he totally picked the same class. Awesome! He has the prettiest eyes. And later we joined his coworkers for coffee and it was way less awkward.

Yesterday I got the Pushing Daisies Poster I ordered. It's not quite as big as I would have liked, but the next bigger one would have been to big for the frame I already own. It's pretty and I hung it up directly opposite my bed.

And tomorrow I get a massage. Life is good. If only the taxes filled themselves out, it'd be perfect.

Maybe?

Mar. 15th, 2009 01:56 pm
alexdegenhardt: (Pride & Prejudice)
My love life is still non-existing, but there's been a slight change in the past few weeks. I've been chating with a former classmate of mine over Facebook. We've been talking about hockey, holiday plans and other stuff and the messages have gotten pretty flirty. I haven't actually seen him in several years. But I've always liked him and had a crush on him back in the day. He's a sweet guy and really funny.

There's also a cute guy in my Business English Class, that I'm trying to get to know better. And Office Crush is still nice to look at, even though there's nothing happening there.
alexdegenhardt: (Oh noes PD)
She told me that she gave notice at her job and will move back to Germany around Mid May. I'm don't quite know how to feel about this. On one hand, it was inevitable. She has a boyfriend in Germany and they saw each other only about every 3 or 4 weeks. And there are certain habits of hers I won't miss, when she moves out. On the other hand, I've gotten really used to her, I like her and we've settled into this routine. And now I have to find a new roommate. Last time was a pain. Bleh!
alexdegenhardt: (Cue scary music BBT)
My internet has been really on the fritz the last 3 weeks. Sometimes my internet connection works, sometimes just not. Sometimes for hours, sometimes for minutes. It's a real pain in the ass. I complained about it to my ISP, but I've not received any answer yet. I have a feeling it might be connected to the various construction sites that sprung up in my neighborhood since the new year. My beautician has had the same problem (she lives across the street from me).

I almost set my nightstand on fire yesterday. A candle to close to my earphones & my iPod-Remote = stinky electronic disaster. Fortunately, "only" my earphones and iPod-Remote were affected, but still. It stank horribly and I could have hit myself for being so stupid.
alexdegenhardt: (Does not compute BBT)
God, it's so freaking cold. The past week and a half the weather has been constantly 5 degrees below zero. And to top it off, there's this lovely wind chill, which makes it feel even colder. I know the rest of Europe is even worse off, but brr. I'm so not a fan of winter. And the cold makes my skin all dry and flaky. Can it please be spring?

In Swiss hockey news:
Streit first Swiss Player selected as an All Star. And here's an article about Streit's long way to the NHL.
And yesterday, my favorite Swiss Club the ZSC Lions won and made it into the Champions Hockey League Finale. They don't stand a chance in hell against the Russian club, but still, Top 2 Club in European Hockey. On the way to the finale, they won against Swedish, Czech and Finnish Clubs, so it's a success for Swiss Hockey in general.

Astrology

Aug. 23rd, 2008 08:00 pm
alexdegenhardt: (Gemini)
I'm not a real believer in astrology, but sometimes it's weird how it seems to fit. There is one monthly horoscope were that's quite often the case. It's from Astrologyzone.

Excerpts from this month's horoscope:
It will seem like everything screams for you attention at once, and somehow you'll have to keep everyone happy.

On August 15, Saturn will meet with your ruler, Mercury (they only conjoin once a year, and that's the day), so I feel that by then you may be feeling overwhelmed and tired by all that is happening, and that will lead you to be uncharacteristically gloomy about your future prospects. You should not feel this way - whatever you think you might lose is something not worth stressing over.


Totally me on August 13. And last month's said something about decluttering my home, and guess what I've doing for the past few weeks. And I've read the horoscope after the fact. It's weird, right?

Something I hope does come true:
Romantically, things look very bright too, and for that you can thank your lucky stars. Mars is about to move into Libra and fill your fifth house of true love from August 19 until October 4. Next month a new moon will come by to give your love life an additional boost, so things should really start to sizzle soon! Although this month will have been a workout at times, you do have lasting love to look forward to if you look for it.

On August 19, I had a chat with a classmate that I had a crush on, when I was younger. And the day after, Office crush sent me a jokey/slightly flirty e-mail. Wouldn't that be something, if there was any truth to that? Can you tell that I'm really tired of being single ;-)?
alexdegenhardt: (Need Sleep DLM)
I'm so tired. I just wanna lie down and never get up ever again.

There's just so much stuff going on. I'm doing my job and my coworker's job at the moment, because he's on holiday. And it's really getting to me. It's been 2 1/2 weeks and I'm constantly trying to do several things at once. Today I caught myself giving my computer the command to scan something, while changing an entry in our system and answering the phone. I feel like a huge whiner, 'cause every time someone asks how it's going, I'm complaining. It's just like I'm juggling five things at once and I'm scared that one day I'll just forget something important. I also really lack the patience for hand holding. Today I was copying and twice in like 10 minutes, people came by and disrupted me. Once for the super important task of finding envelopes. I was this close to exploding.

And I've been getting stuff done and getting rid of things in my private life, which is good. There is still stuff that I need to be doing this week. And it's not like they're huge, but it's a long list of things who take five minutes and I keep forgetting things and aaaahhh! On Sunday, there's the party for my grandmother's 80th birthday (not the cop helping one, the other one). I have no idea what to get her. I feel like I should get her something. I got my other grandma a voucher for dinner and a movie with me. Thing is, I actually like spending time with the other grandma. This one, not so much. I'm still recovering from spending time with her over Christmas break.

And then there's this decision I have to make about taking a business English class. A while back I filled out an test at work. The lady from the school called today and I could either take a BEC Higher Class on Thursdays from 1-2.30 pm or on Friday from 8.30-10.00 am. Both of those times suck. Thurdays we have our team lunches and 8.30 is a really sucky starting time for me, cause I usually start work at 8 and that way I would lose 2 hours of my working time. Now I don't know what to do, because a) I didn't really want to take a course in business English, but my employer would pay for it. b) Under my personal development goals, the need to improve my English is mentioned.
What I wanted to do was the Cambridge Proficiency. But the class probably would be expensive and not payed for my employer. Plus I would have to research my options and take an entry test in like the next one or two weeks. What to do, what to do.
alexdegenhardt: (Help PD)
Shit! I just realized that I forgot to water my roommate's plant for a good 2 1/2 weeks. This is why I don't have plants. It's inevitable that I kill them.

My question is: is there anything I can do to make the plant get better? It's not like it's dead-dead. I removed the truly dead leaves, but the rest of them is just hanging a bit low.

I think I need to break the news to her over a text message. Best warn her a bit before she comes home.
alexdegenhardt: (Ned & Chuck Behind PD)
I've had another massage yesterday and I was super relaxed. As I left, something weird happened. In less than 5 minutes, two guys hit on me. But as usual, the guys that were hitting on me were totally not my type. It was a nice ego boost, none of the less. It was just weird, because 2 in 5 minutes?? That never happened before. I got rid of the first one quickly, but the second one would not stop talking. And somehow I was so stunned by the second one, my reflexes were slow and it took me about 15 minutes to get away from him. Little tip for guys out there: If I tell you I won't give you my phone number, I mean it. I'm a big girl and no amount of talking to me is gonna change my mind. Also, someone who ignores my no and my reasoning behind it, raises big red flags.

My office mate is on vacation for the next 3 weeks. I hope it won't get too stressful in his absence. Hopefully, many people in the company will also be on vacation. Next Wednesday, we are invited to one of my coworkers house for drinks. Apparently pretty much everybody RSVP'd, which means chances of office crush and me being at a non-work event at the same time are looking good. The guy is driving me crazy. We are online pretty much always at the same time on Facebook, would it kill him to write me something?
alexdegenhardt: (Witch with B HP)
I have a head ache, I'm PMSing and it's raining. It's the perfect saturday. I'm supertense, I think I could be outtensing the rest of the world today and my massage is still 6 days away. I so need a massage.

Whining

Jul. 4th, 2008 09:33 pm
alexdegenhardt: (People Stupid GG)
Don't say you haven't been warned.

God, what is it that makes people behave like absolute idiots when it's warmer. Maybe it's just that I'm crankier and less patient. Today there was a woman who couldn't figure out how to insert her card into the machine. I mean, seriously? She turned and turned and turned her card. THERE'S A PICTOGRAM and everything. How hard can it be? Is this the first time you've ever payed something by card in a shop, lady?

We had our monthly team lunch yesterday. Usually, those meals are a nice opportunity to get to know your fellow coworkers a bit. But yesterday due to bad timing there were only 3 of us for most of the meal. And it was a bit awkward, because all the people that usually get the conversation going were missing. We were making strained small talk. What didn't help matters that it was my office crush, someone from other location and me.

Office crush is another thing that is just so frustrating. It's pretty clear that nothing will ever happen there and yet I keep having this crush on him. I only have a crush on him because he's cute and nice, and I know very little about him. And the things I do know make it clear that we're quite different. For example: I'm a homebody, he likes to party, I like to go home on time, he apparently loves to work long hours. He makes me also aware of what I don't have and what I'm missing. God, I so need to get laid.
alexdegenhardt: (Field Red Tulips)
Yay! Summer is finally here. The temperature in the past 3 days finally passed 25 degrees Celsius. It's been a long time since I've been sweating that much, but certainly a welcome change after that dreadful weather we've had before. I get to wear skirts, yay!

Jetlagged

Jun. 6th, 2008 11:47 pm
alexdegenhardt: (Dreamed House Clean AT)
I had a nice time in San Diego. We shopped and shopped and then shopped some more. I bought: 2 Handbags, 3 pair of pants, about 8 T-Shirts, 2 Tank Tops, 5 Bras, 7 pairs of underwear, and lots of stuff from Sephora and Bath and Bodyworks. But we mostly shopped because the weather our first week was colder than normal. Just our luck, eh?

The second week the weather returned to more normal temperatures. But because we had postphoned most of our sightseeing, we didn't really have time to hit the beach. We spent a day at our hotel pool instead. But we took a City Tour, visited the Zoo and Seaworld, and even went down to Tijuana for an afternoon.

Our hotel turned out to be the right choice. It was very close to a hospital, but the sirens didn't bother us at all. Plus because of our lengthy stay, we got not just a bedroom, but more of a suite. We had a bedroom, living room and a kitchen and two tvs. We made use of the kitchen a couple of times, when we were too tired to go out and eat in a restaurant or that time it rained for the whole day. Once we made a pizza in the oven and the smoke alarm went off, when we took it out. Thankfully it stopped, when we opened the sliding door to our balcony.

The return trip was hellish and I don't think I will ever travel with American Airlines again. But I'm glad to be home and able to sleep in my own bed again.
alexdegenhardt: (I Want Brains Heroes)
Only two more days and I'm off to San Diego, which of course means, that there are a million things to do and I'm getting slightly panicky. My dislike of packing is I think well documented in this blog. What I certainly didn't need is forgetting my jacket in the room where I got my massage today. At least, I can pick it up tomorrow in my lunch break. But there were other things I should be doing then instead.

My newest internet addiction is Facebook. I blame my siblings for convincing me to sign up in the first place. What doesn't help is that my office crush is also on Facebook. I friended him and he friended me back. That of course means nothing, but I now know a) he's single (yay) b) when he's online. Now if I could only start a conversation like a normal person... I'm totally overthinking this *shakes head*.
alexdegenhardt: (Today sucks PD)
God, I'm really tired. Work is still pretty stressful at the moment. The coworker whose work I did the past 2 weeks has returned from vacation today, but Tobias, the coworker I share my office is on vacation this week, so I'm doing his stuff. And I'm doing okay, and people tell me that too. I just wish there was a day when I didn't have half a meter of files waiting for me everyday and I could get some stuff done. I'm so ready for my vacation. Only two more weeks and I'm going to San Diego.

I went to my acupuncturist today, because I've some mild hay fever symptoms after the weather finally got better and spring like. The needles feel kinda funny at first, but they really work. My hay fever was so much better last year after I started with acupuncture.
alexdegenhardt: (Brain Surgery HIMYM)
God, last week sucked. It's not like there was something I couldn't handle, but I have tons of things on my desk that I couldn't get to, because everything just takes forever. I know practical stuff about the subject, but I have to take the actual cases to a lawyer and talk it over with them. They on the other hand have only theoretical knowledge of the stuff, so basically it's like the one-eyed leading the blind. And their brains are wired differently, I think. For me there's A leading to B, but they're all "what about about C? Have you considered how D could play into it all?". Here's hoping this week will be better. Only 4 more work days til she's back. And Thursday we have off because of labor day.

My brother came by on Wednesday. We cooked (he mostly) together and just talked and hung out. It was fun. I've missed doing that. I hadn't seen him since Mid February. And yesterday I had dinner at my grandma's. My uncle and his girlfriend were there as well, so I managed to kill two birds with one stone and see two family members at the same time.
alexdegenhardt: (Field Red Tulips)
I got some stuff done today. Thanks to my supreme Google skills I found the location of the nearest old clothes container. I got rid of two shopping bags full of old clothes and a pair of shoes. My orientation skills on the other hand are still lacking, it took quite some time to find it, because I'm a doofus. Funnily the location was just around the corner from a apartment I saw years ago when I was looking for an apartment in Zurich. Once I put the clothes away, I felt like a weight was lifted from my shoulders. Weird, hm. I also did iron 4 weeks worth of laundry.

While looking for the container, I was walking through my neighborhood. I love where I'm living. I quite like looking at apartment buildings and houses. They're all so different, especially those not built in the 70's. I love the quirky little details. The weather was good, actual spring temperatures for a change. I love sunshine, it's amazing how my mood is just automatically better, when it's sunny. It's gonna be at least 5 degrees colder and raining tomorrow though. Typical.

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