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The Now Show is a weekly radio show on Radio 4. It's available as a podcast on iTunes and on the BBC Website. It's a really funny comedy podcast that I can highly recommend if you like British humour. There are certain jokes that I don't get, because I'm not British and don't get the reference, but it's still awesome.
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The Internet is awesome. I just watched the season premiere of Veronica Mars on YouTube, as well as the newest episode of Prison Break. The possibilities are endless. You can download Songs of iTunes from your favorite artists, watch the newest trailers, keep in touch with your friends via E-Mail, exchange opinions on messageboards and you can get a whole lot of information. Of course, there are downsides, too. The dark side of the Internet is obviously the fact that the new technology also makes it easier for predators to meet and lure their prey, like paedophiles and it's easier to distribute child pornography. The Internet created a whole new kind of criminal activity.

I'm getting more and more anxious. Soon I'll be on the plane to San Francisco. I'm really scared of not getting through immigration without problems. Not that I have an rational reason not to, but fear and worry is never rational. The US isn't exactly welcoming people with open arms these days, which is of course, understandable, but on the other hand makes people really reluctant to visit.
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My current TV Show obsession is "Dead Like Me". It's a dark comedy show about a 18 year old girl that gets killed by a toilet seat and recruited as a grim reaper. While she's reaping souls, she also has to work for a living, because grim reapers don't get payed through proper channels. She works at a temp agency called Happy Time. It's a great show who makes you think about life and death, the absurdity of it all and the fact that you need to live your life today, because you can't be sure that there is a tomorrow for you.

This weekend the Knabenschiessen takes place here in Zurich. I kinda love that, going on rides and eating unhealthy stuff is always fun. Plus, it has the added benefit of being the one weekend where there are a lot of Number 13 trams going my way. You never have to wait. I'll go tomorrow with Cornelia.
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Time is a funny thing. When you want it to speed up, it doesn't and vice versa. At the moment, it feels like it's just flying by, week after week, month after month. I can't believe that I'm already 26. I don't feel 26, I feel maybe 22. The big 30 is looming in the distance. All this is just a reminder of things I have not yet achieved: figured out what I want to do careerwise, have a serious relationship, travel the world. When I think about all this I'm freaking out. Deep breaths, deep breaths....I'm in a rut and hate it, and yet I'm still afraid of change. How stupid is that?

I'm listening to "The Last Kiss"-Soundtrack. Apparently Zach Braff had a hand in picking out the Soundtrack and I've got to hand it to him. He sure knows how to pick them. It's evocative, you can almost see the movie. Plus I've got to give him props to use Imogen Heap and Rachael Yamagata. I love their albums.

Here's the tracklist:
1. Chocolate - Snow Patrol
2. Star Mile - Joshua Radin
3. Pain Killer - Turin Brakes
4. Warning Sign - Coldplay
5. Ride - Cary Brothers
6. El Salvador - Athlete
7. Hide And Seek - Imogen Heap
8. Reason Why - Rachael Yamagata
9. Hold You In My Arms - Ray LaMontagne
10. Prophecy - Remy Zero
11. Paper Bag - Fiona Apple
12. Today's The Day - Aimee Mann
13. Arms of a Woman - Amos Lee
14. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk (Reprise) - Rufus Wainwright
15. Paperweight - Joshua Radin and Schuyler Fisk
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Yesterday I visited my former coworker Claudia. She has a cute baby called Sophie. I had a nice time, it was great seeing her again. The tone of the evening was a bit sad because Claudia has seperated from her husband and is in a custody battle. We talked a lot about relationships, our parents and our wide open, unplanned futures. She can't believe she didn't break it off with her husband sooner. He's an alcoholic and as it turns out, he lied to her through the whole marriage about his income. He's self-employed and makes a lot more money that he led on. She checked his books before she left him. His pride is hurt and he lashes out, verbally, every time he gets Sophie for the weekend. It's a war of nerves for her. I feel really sorry for her. Claudia said the sad thing is, that if it weren't for Sophie, they'd probably still be together and she'd let herself treated like dirt. For her and Sophie's sake, I hope they soon finalise the divorce and he pays her enough child support and alimony to live comfortably on.


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