tell me a story guys.

Just tell me I am not the only one who wants fic about this badly?
I find this picture super inspiring. Someone should tell me the (fictional) story about how these boys met, or if they are brothers and why they are holding hands...and if there is kissing after dark. :)

Life update

I don't do these often enough.
So what's been happening in my life the last few...months? Not much, but it got crazy the last few weeks.
Some of you (those I write/spam with e-mails way too often) know that I was applying for a new job and nothing really worked out. So I got frustrated and a bit depressed. Then there was also family drama which is never fun. So basically life has been sucky for a while.
And then K. wrote that FOB are playing a show in Berlin and that she's hellbend on getting tickets and I MUST come, because we've seen their farewell/hiatus tour thingy back in the day in Berlin too. So I sad fuck it all, applied for few more jobs and went to Berlin for 4 days.
The show has been one of the best I've ever been too. K. says Patrick Stump is lovely in person – I did not stick around because I'm with mister Stump on the 'never meet your heroes' thing. I did stare for at least two songs at him creepily...handsome just doesn't cut it when it comes to Patrick Stumps. Radiant and shiny are more like it. :)
Berlin was really fun and I had the most amazing time with l_niania – first time meeting a fangirl in real life – who was a great tourguide and let me stay at her place, eat her food, steal her internet and set her bathroom under water (in my defence she does not believe in shower curtains...). We spent a lot of time talking and eating and spending time outside and her kitchen. Have pictures. \o/
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So I came back from Berlin and my mailbox/answering machine was exploding. People called back and I went to a few interviews, had some training days and have now two amazing jobs.
One for the fun (on Saturdays – it does not pay the rent. AT ALL.) in a shop for women over 50 (clothes)...still most fun I ever had on a job. And the second, the one that does pay the rent, is an office job for a small internet firm. Learning so much stuff every day and the bosses (guys just a few years older than me) offered to drive me to work. So nice.
I am working really long hours now and spend my free time in the evening catching up on shows and answering emails...and reading comics.
Still it feels so good to be working again. \o/
However I wasn't able to/ had no time/was just lazy and didn't fix my shower. The shower-head is broken. I need a new one and because I know me, I told my sis she could buy it for my birthday. It's next month anyway. (hint, hint, hint...)

The year in books: February

A bit of this and that this month.

Der Elbenschlächter by Jens Lossau and Jens Schumacher.
German only.
So this is a fantasy story about elven hookers being killed and two fearless men (well...you know, one is a man in a boy's body and the other a troll...so) try to solve why and by who. There is magic and crude humour and also great world-building. I enjoyed this book a lot. I think I finished it in two days.

Kamikaze boys by Jay Bell.
Gay romance, young adult. Reading this book was a bit like re-watching the last episode of season one of Queer as folk. You just wait for the disaster to happen. Boy meets boy, boy falls in love with boy, boy does something really stupid because the boyfriend is being bullied. Still, I liked it, probably because reading about happy and sane people is boring and because I don't know any sane people anyway... :)
English version only (as far as I can tell).

Hush 1&2 by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee.
This is a graphic novel. Still counts, because I spent hours reading it. So, if you never picked up a Batman comic in your life, this one is the one for you. It tells you everything you'll need to know and is a good read on top of it. I might be biased because Batman is my favourite, but you should really give it a try.
English and German.

Okay, and next month I'm going to do the gay-romance thing.

The year in books: January

Okay, I was thinking hard about what to start this review thing with and then I thought what-the-hell-ever. Let's start with sex.
So, this one is about the last three sex novels I read. I don't usually read pwp novels, and now I remembered why again. I prefer 70% more story.

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The book project 2013

Last year's book project (and the only new year's resolution) was to buy at least one book a month. Which I did. (I bought more than 12 books last year, but I don't count books I had already read, because I borrowed them, comics, even they are real books, and cooking/baking books).
So books I bought last year:

January: Stuart: A Life Backwards - Alexander Masters (which I liked)
February: Percy Jackson – Rick Riordan (which I didn't like)
March: Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman (which I liked)
April: Gefangene des Engels (The Darkangel Trilogy )- M. A. Pierce (loved this one)
May: The Strain: Book 1 of The Strain Trilogy -Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan (awesome)
June: The Eternal Kiss: 12 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire - Tricia Telep (I liked most of the stories in it). AND: The Fall - Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan (second book in the trilogy)
July: Die Märchen von Beedle dem Barden - J. K. Rowling (I really liked it too) AND: Immortal: Love Stories with Bite - P. C. Cast, Leah Wilson (more vampires \o/)
August: The Night Eternal - Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan (might be the best part of the series)
September: American Gods - Neil Gaiman (liked it more than I thought I would. I discovered I prever his short stories)
October: We need to talk about Kevin – Lionel Shriver (didn't read it yet - saw the movie...)
November: Mysterious Skin - Scott Heim (good book, horrible things happening in it)
December: Wolfsrudel - Floortje Zwigtman (really, really good and disturbing) AND: We Disappear - Scott Heim (not as good as MS, but still very good)

This year's book project will be to review at least one book a month. And I am making it public so I'll do it. \o/ I'm going to try and post them on the17th.

Gebrannte Mandeln

Which leo.org tells me are called 'sugar-roasted almonds'. You funny English people...
Whatever, I have never met a person who wasn't into this stuff and they taste home made the best anyway.
So have a recipe. I use almonds and different nuts, makes it more interesting. And now I am going to brave the battlefield that is my kitchen...

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Favourite blogs this year.

Top 3

VEGGIEFUL (pretty and easy and vegan, without having an agenda)
HEALTHY HAPPY LIFE (creative vegan cooking with lots of vegetables and baking)
MADE WITH LOVE (this one is about cakes and cupcakes and icing – all the good things)

interior design/furniture:

KNACK (oh god the awesome make overs of furniture. I could stare at it all day long)
DESIRE TO INSPIRE (gets me into trouble. Beautiful homes of other people...make me want to redo my home on a weekly basis...)
THE STYLE FILES (favourite thing to waste time and get ideas)