Apr. 10th, 2012 04:42 pm
gelbes_gilatier: (Oops.)
Apparently, apartment hunting in Berlin is just as crappy now as it was two years ago. Or even crappier because apartments have become even more expensive. My favorite example from two days back: one room (as in: one room to sleep, live and eat in, but at least a separate kitchen), 38 square meters, 400€ (gross, that is including water and heating). What the hell is wrong with landlords here?

Also, what's so hard about making a couple pictures of the apartment you're offering (good pictures, because, people, you do want to get rid of the apartment and showing it in the worst light isn't helpful with that) and scanning the floor plan to add it to the exposé? How do you think does it make your apartment attractive if I can't see how it looks?

Hopefully, a friend of my father's who works in realty part-time stands by his offer to help me find a new place to live. I honestly could use a little professional help here...
gelbes_gilatier: (Obsession of the Week)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 15:25 Have successfully cleaned out fridge today. Am thinking about doing the pantry on weekend. Am also scared of myself... and a little pissed. #
  • 21:29 Blergh. Pain. Why did I decide to attend judo practice today? WHY? Oh right... because... because... no, I have no idea. #
  • 22:18 *sighs Gabriel Byrne is so HOT. I love Crossing Jordan reruns... no idea why but I do. #
  • 23:44 Getting your nerves again... pls vote & RT: (confirm app, then click on link again to see the design in question). #
  • 23:44 RT @ZooBorns: I have decided that these otters are so lethally cute, they should be dubbed the "Thermonuclear Otters" - #
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gelbes_gilatier: (Sprache an sich und ansonsten)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 17:15 Eurgh. Cleaning out my parents' freezers. I discovered stuff that was due in fucking 2007. It's like an archaeological expedition. #
  • 17:37 Dude, I just spent the last 20 minutes literally hacking away ice from the last freezer compartment. What is that? Ice cave in Antarctica? #
  • 18:07 Can't believe the first thing I do after my parents leave me alone in their place for 10 days is starting to clean it up... #
  • 19:53 OMGWTFPARALLELUNIVERSE! RT @serienjunkies: RT @flogrs: Hertha versenkt Wolfsburg im Mittellandkanal! 5:1 Auswärtssieg!!! #
  • 20:49 RT @Soldatenglueck: Der Top Cop der Vereinten Nationen ist eine Frau (Video): Frauen-Power in New York #
  • 23:49 Oh, hey, parents haven't been arrested yet. Just got e-mail from them, saying they arrived in Israel at Lake Tiberias. Very... informative. #
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gelbes_gilatier: (things that make me go BOOM)
I finally survived moving house. Yay me. I managed to get through cleaning and rearranging the apartment that was supposed to serve as storage for my stuff, packing my stuff, painting the living room, packing more of my stuff, having a herd of shipping crew guys trample through my apartment, going up to Berlin, supervising guys unload my stuff, driving back to where I used to live, suffering through a migraine, suffering through several other migraines, having a nervous breakdown, trying to paint the bedroom, almost having another nervous breakdown, painting the bedroom, painting the kitchen and the corridor with the help of three really, really great friends, disposing of about a ton of trash (or at least it felt like that), getting snipped at by the neighbor one last time, cleaning up the apartment, waiting for the guy who agreed to drive me and the rest of my stuff to Berlin, seeing the landlord pick at things that were insignificant (and thanks for not giving me back all of my deposit money for the apartment not being "clean enough" after I cleaned for SIX FREAKING HOURS DAMMIT!) and miss things that were noteworthy (if your new tennant gripes about laminate and ugly scratches in it it's not my fault, you moron!), getting driven to Berlin and unloading the rest of my stuff.

Country roads... take me home... to the place... I belooooooong! )

Oh, and in writing news: I so want to post Chapter Eight of A Little Place Like Kokomo but §&$%&ing doesn't let me. I really, really want to see my readers' reaction to it but obviously decided to be a bitch again and show me why we have a love/hate relationship. I really didn't need that, thank you very much. Well... not. Anyway... bed now. Yeah *content sigh
gelbes_gilatier: (not a war)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 10:20 Whoa, they really packed up all my furniture and crate. Still feels like I'm not even half done moving house but I still have hope. #
  • 12:45 Hello charity furniture thingy guys and shipping guy who ruined my laminate where aaaaaaare you? I'M HUNGRY DAMMIT & I NEED TO GO TO BERLIN! #
  • 13:02 RT @AFGMatters: New post, \\\"Why Afghanistan Matters\\\" photo contest: Helping Hand ( #
  • 13:20 Anyone mind bringing me some food? Am STARVING but can't leave apartment before everything is done here. (and no, will NOT call pizza guys) #
  • 13:23 At least I still have stuff I can laugh about here: Pfnehehehehe! (thanks to asugar for bookmarking it on delicious ;)) #
  • 13:51 RT @SPIEGEL_English: Afghan Reinforcements: Germany Pledges 500 Extra Troops Plus Big Aid Increase... - #
  • 14:02 Am I the only one finding it strange that the first step to DECREASE number of troops in #AFG by end of year is to INCREASE number now? #
  • 14:17 ...wait. Berliner Zeitung have neither Twitter account nor RSS feed for their website? But... but... WTH? #
  • 15:23 YAY! Charity furniture thingy guys just picked up shelves & shipping guy is repairing laminate damage he caused. All's well that ends well. #
  • 15:26 RT @Batteriechef: Ausbildungsbataillon trifft Schutzbataillon (via @securityfreak65): #
  • 15:50 OK, Phase 1: check. Will now take train to Berlin, do last minute furniture Tetris, sleep, supervise Phase 2 & then head back to apartment. #
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gelbes_gilatier: (Grumpy)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 13:40 Krchrchrchr: RT @serienjunkies: Wie die Charaktere aus #Lost ihr Sandwich schmieren: #
  • 18:38 I should probably continue packing instead of getting stuck in metafandom discussions on female characters. But it's so INTERESTING. #
  • 18:48 Whee, s/o in metafandom who writes about het & DOESN'T condemn it as boring & traditional: (also, her OTP is Spuffy!). #
  • 19:15 OK, enough metafandom for tod... now. Back to last minute moving preparations, blergh. Shipping guys come tomorrow at 0800. EEEP! #
  • 19:34 Meh, shouldn't have put the TV away yet. Just realized there will be no #CSI:NY and #BurnNotice for me tonight :( #
  • 19:53 So there will be more soldiers, huh? RT @thomas_wiegold: Alles eine Frage der Details #
  • 20:20 OK... I think I've got it. I rly think I've got everything packed up & ready 2 go 4 tomorrow. Not sure whether 2 scream or do happy dance. #
  • 20:56 Will now refuse to do anything moving related until tomorrow morning and go on editing and writing Lorne/Cadman. Yeah, good plan. #
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gelbes_gilatier: (Pissed.)
I didn't simply abandon you without notice. Rather, my DSL abandoned me.

T-Com fail... )

And now... I'll go back to packing again because I'm still not finished with doing it and God I so grew to hate it over the past few days. I have 30plus crates and there's still stuff lying around and annoying me. Blergh. On the plus side, I probably found someone willing to help me with the renovation and drive me from here to Berlin after I'm done with the apartment. Yay!

Also, on the writing side: I've written the prologue and the first chapter of the Shock and Awe/What Made All The Difference (to remind you: those are the verses formerly known as twiniverse and RNT -verse) crossover I promised at the end of Fanfic100 and I'm quite confident it'll actually see the light of the internet... if you're interested, that is.
gelbes_gilatier: (Not amused.)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 11:49 Meh, don't want to start packing crates again. Dread packing flatware already. Always so much hassle and such a waste of paper. Blergh. #
  • 12:48 RT @SPIEGEL_English: Haiti's Heroes: "Die Quietly, We Want to Live"... - #
  • 20:12 Fed up w/ packing. And I'm not even half done yet (at least that's how it feels like). Am also panicking re: space in Berlin and closets. #
  • 20:14 BAH! #Avatar gets Golden Globe for Best Movie. I have to go and retch somewhere. BLERGH! #
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gelbes_gilatier: (job)
Because I realized I was losing track with packing crates today. So here's a packing list:

  • books
  • DVDs
  • knitting stuff
  • other crafting stuff
  • stereo
  • TV
  • printer
  • DVD player
  • skirts, dresses, coats
  • stuff from dresser
  • fairy lights
  • candle holders
  • flatware
  • glasses
  • cups
  • spices
  • cutlery
  • other kitchen stuff
  • decoration stuff
  • shoes
  • scarves, gloves
  • garden stuff
  • flower pots (or should I just put them in the trash? Mh...)
  • lamp shades
  • floor lamps
  • stuffed animals (yes, I still have enough shut up okay?)
  • blankets
  • bedding
  • bed-linen
  • bath stuff
  • everyday clothes (they'll most likely go in the backpack and bags)
  • sports clothes (will probably go into fencing bag)
  • tools
  • router and telephone
  • painting stuff
  • remaining baskets
  • curtains
Also, a list of things that can't go into crates but shouldn't be forgotten:
  • fencing bag
  • picture frames
  • canvasses
  • easel
  • posters
  • vacuum cleaner
Anything I forgot?
gelbes_gilatier: (dirty thoughts)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 18:26 Things learned 2day: if you want to get rid of old stuff, pack moving crates. You can never have 2 many boxes. You CAN have 2 many candles. #
  • 18:38 Living room looks so sad & empty w/o stuff on walls & books on shelves :( Miss books & DVDs already (won't unpack in Berlin for time being). #
  • 19:12 Anyone interested in some IVAR shelves & cupboards (esp. in Thuringia and Berlin area)? I'd like to use relocating for getting rid of them. #
  • 19:15 Also, anyone interested in me writing them something (original or fannish)? Doing LJ meme and still looking for prompts. LJ-users preferred. #
  • 21:14 Am lost in IKEA wonderland. DEFINITELY need a new job fast so I can buy new shelves :D Want some really nice ones this time... #
  • 22:12 "Die weißen Tauben sind müde... sie fliegen lange schon nicht mehr..." Was Hartz a prophet or is that just how the world was, is & will be? #
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gelbes_gilatier: (things that make me go BOOM)

A to do list. Here's mine:
  • engage shipping company
  • cancel telephone contract
  • cancel public transportation ticket
  • cancel electricity contract
  • cancel cable contract
  • cancel membership in fencing club
  • give notice of departure to local registration office
  • give notice of departure to local party office
  • clear out kitchen
  • clear out bedroom
  • clear out bathroom
  • clear out cellar
  • pack crates
  • order mail forwarding
  • call landlord regarding handing over of keys and renovation of apartment
  • make list of everyone who needs to be told new address
  • check numbers on counters for water and electricity
Okay, did I forget anything? Suggestions, please.
gelbes_gilatier: (things that make me go BOOM)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 14:21 Call me Queen of Sawing now! I have finally destroyed all that there was to destroy... now I just need to find a way to throw it away... #
  • 17:47 Would like to open @mackenziesmomma's package (arrived today!) but dad seems to be too busy to film me (long story...) ATM :P #
  • 17:55 The Art and Science of Holiday Recycling - the Christmas Tree: - PFNEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE! #
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gelbes_gilatier: (major pun)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 16:26 You may now call me Queen of Furniture Destruction for I have just successfully dismantled a closet and a desk. I was SUPPOSED to! Honestly! #
  • 16:27 Also, my sisters are banned from buying evening gowns for the rest of the century. How can anyone have so MANY? #
  • 17:24 Am now also Official Keeper of the caps as @mackenziesmomma just told me. No, you don't have to understand it... #
  • 22:45 Wheeeeee, @lizzieb38 is writing an Eastwick/SGA crossover! It was really inevitable that someone did, after all! #
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gelbes_gilatier: (Pissed.)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 13:43 First phase of rearranging apartment next door (future storage room for my stuff *sighs): check. Will have to get back after break. Blergh. #
  • 14:54 Second phase of rearranging apartment: check. Mounting frustration about family that can't throw away stuff: check. ARGH. #
  • 20:44 RT @Michael_Yon: Actually...the Gold Medal for border harassment goes to Israel. The U.S. gets the Silver on border #
  • 23:16 RT @Batteriechef: RT @tweetsintheME: make sure everyone knows the best way to deal with the problem is bomb bomb bomb #badyemenwriting #
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gelbes_gilatier: (the bundeswehr and me)
Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

Wow, I really like to talk about myself... )
gelbes_gilatier: (ranting)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 01:26 I should really let go of this habit to be unable to let things lie unfinished. I need to go to bed but I just HAVE to finish this story. #
  • 02:03 AAAAAH! Finished the wedding #Fanfic100 piece! That's 95 down and 5 to go. And now I REALLY have to go to bed... #
  • 11:02 Gooood morning, twitterverse! I rly need to get used to going earlier to bed & getting up earlier as well. Unemployment does NOT agree w/ me #
  • 11:59 Blergh, I hate moving. By the end of January, I'll be a nervous wreck, I'm telling you. #
  • 17:04 Know what's really surreal? Having a bunch of strangers in ur apartment who want to have a look at it b/c they might become your successors. #
  • 20:02 Wait, now the US want 2500 German soldiers? Or is SAT1 exaggerating? And maybe the US could tell us where we can conjure those soldiers from #
  • 20:55 Sometimes I love pure research ;) RT @NASA: Four “butterflynauts” emerge on Space Station #
  • 21:46 Ahem... ehehehehehe: #Afghanistan #
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gelbes_gilatier: (Sprache an sich und ansonsten)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 01:09 It's much more likely to win in the lottery than be killed by a meteorite. Who would have thought. Thanks for telling us that, #TV :D #
  • 01:25 Man, Captain Tidwell of #Life is just so fucking COOL. Why oh why did they kill Life? :( Crews/Reese was a wonderful OTP to watch :( #
  • 11:57 Ah, it's good to be back in #Berlin... or would be if they wouldn't do reconstruction in the flat below ours. Man, is that LOUD >( #
  • 13:12 Damn, how many holes can you drill into the walls of a tiny one room flat? And they said it'll take them until 27th. AAAAAAAAAARGH! #
  • 13:22 Meh. Am suddenly feeling like SUCH an #SGA outsider because I just don't see the appeal of #McShep (yep, reading the requests at sga_santa). #
  • 14:23 Nork. Nork-nork-nork.Just gotta love the #Sims :D (sister is playing on her laptop and I only get the sound... INTERESTING experience). #
  • 23:00 OMG I LOVE Just... don't drink anything while watching this. You'll regret it ;) #
  • 23:40 If you want to know how it sounds when German is translated directly to English... I recommend @Westerwave - you'll love it! #
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gelbes_gilatier: (major pun)
bepflanzt das Gilatier seinen Balkon. So auch dieses Jahr. Verdammt spät, aber es ist doch passiert. Ich hab jetzt also mal wieder drei Balkonkästen mit Blümschen (Husarenknöpfchen, Petunien (oder so), Verbene, Studentenblumen und noch irgendwas... glaube ich) bepflanzt und Kräuter hab ich auch - Apfelminze, Ananasminze, Zitronenmelisse, Currykraut, Kapuzinerkresse und Petersilie... ich vermisse noch Zitronenthymian, den es bis jetzt noch nirgendwo gab (), Basilikum, das ich mit Teilen des Italian Matchstick Garden, den die Schwestern mir geschenkt haben, ausgesäht hab und natürlich der alljährliche Versuch, Lavendel und Salbei über den Winter zu kriegen (der letzte ist wieder daneben gegangen... Überraschung). Dazu muss ich dann allerdings das Zeug noch kaufen. Und vermutlich nochmal ein paar Wagenladungen Erde, sowohl normale Blumenerde als auch Kräutererde. Was das wieder kostet Aber dank der tollen wunderbaren großartigen Gummihandschuhe, die mir die Schwestern geschenkt haben, muss ich wenigstens nie wieder Erde an den Händen fürchten (ja, ja, das is bekloppt, ich weiß... ich gärtnere gerne, aber ich HASSE das Gefühl von Erde an den Fingern... verklagt mich doch).

Ach so, und ein neues Lieblingsspielzeug (ja, neben Lorne/Cadman, meine ich) hab ich auch noch:

Cool, oder? Ich bin total begeistert mal wieder. Das ist so... shiny einfach 

So, na ja, dann wollen wir mal die puns nachholen (ihr habt doch nicht etwa gedacht, dass ich schon mit dem Unsinn aufhöre, oder?):


"I have this major urge to write uber-scary scenes right now."


"I just want to point out the major weirdness of being spooked by one's owns stories. While actually writing them."


"I'll be visiting my parents this week. A major YAY! for the parents!"
gelbes_gilatier: (Default)
Liebe Kinder!

Kochbuchhalter zum an die Wand in Schienen hängen sind toll. Jeder sollte sowas haben. Sieht sehr professionell aus und ist praktisch. Kein Mehl und kein Fleisch mehr aufm Kochbuch. Eine echte Verbesserung. Aber: Die Schiene selbst (Nyled von IKEA, falls es wen interessiert) neigt dazu, einen zu verarschen. DIE GEHT NÄMLICH STÄNDIG WIEDER AB!!! Na, egal, der Kochbuchhalter ist toll.

Außerdem: Gardinenstangen anbringen ist immer dann spannend, wenn sich komischerweise oben rechts neben dem (sehr hohen) Fenster ein Hohlraum befindet. Ich frage mich, wer da ne Leiche eingemauert hat. Aber solange die Stange hält, ist alles gut. Allerdings sollte man Bügeleisen zu hause haben (bei IKEA-Gardinen liegt da so Plastezeugs mitdabei, mit dem man den Saum umlegen und festbügeln kann), sonst hat man so ultralange Gardinen wie ich, die aufm Boden rumschleifen und immer ganz dreckig werden. Muss im August Mutti fragen, ob sie Bügeleisen mitbringt :D

Sollte auch demnächst Hausmeister anrufen, um kaputten Lichtschalter auswechseln zu lassen. Denn merke: ein Kurzer im Leuchtenpendel knallt a) die Sicherung raus (im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes... meine Güte, hab ich mich erschrocken, als da auf einmal Funken rauskamen) und schmilzt b) irgendwas im Lichtschalter. Jetzt muss ich zum Lichtanschalten im Schlafzimmer immer den Schalter der Sicherung umlegen. Nun ja.

Zu guter letzt: Dem DHL-Mann sollte man nicht allzu oft auflauern, er könnte einen sonst für leicht bescheuert halten. Hab ich heute aber trotzdem gemacht und daher mein tolles Riesenbücherpaket bekommen. Leider ist die Hülle meiner Dirty-Dancing-DVD (Special Edition!) beschädigt, und jetzt hab ich den Ärger mit dem Zurückschicken, suuuuper. Wird das jetzt irgendwie Mode? Weil, als ich meinen Veronica-Mars-Soundtrack kaufte, bemerkte ich die beschädigte CD-Hülle auch erst zu hause und durfte dannzum Saturn zurücklatschen... Nun ja.

Leider nur Belanglosigkeiten heute. Aber es ist Samstag, "Legally Blonde" kommt erst morgen und wir müssen sowieso noch Abendessen machen. Insofern: Ein bisschen Abendunterhaltung musste sein, und wegen mangelndem Abendessen war es sehr phantasielos.
gelbes_gilatier: (Alltagskram)
Liebe Kinder!

Zieht nicht in Häuser aus dem 19. Jahrhundert. Oder generell Häuser mit echt gemauerten Wänden. Die Probleme, die man beim Bohren von Beton hat, sind mi-ni-mal im Vergleich zu denen, die man bei gemauerten Häusern hat. Ihr glaubt gar nicht, wie schnell aus einem kleinen Loch im Mörtel ein verdammt großes werden kann. Daher: Immer genug Instant-Füllmasse im Haus haben, falls ihr vorhabt, Löcher in derartige Wände zu bohren.

Ansonsten: Falls ihr nicht selber Aufbauspezies seid, dann ladet euch welche ein. Ein Ikea-Hochbett kann man gar nich alleine aufbauen. Und lasst jemand anders bohren, dann habt ihr immer wen, auf den ihr es schieben könnt, falls das Haus währenddessen einstürzt ("Der Pinguin war's!" würden Nicht-lustig-Fans jetzt rufen).

Und jetzt müsste die Füllmasse trocken sein, glaub ich. Mal sehen, ob wir die Winkel doch noch anbringen können...


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