Dienstag, April 29, 2008

Play it again, Sam

April 29/08 12:22 p.m.

Or rather, please, don't play it again, m.o.m.l.! - Just arrived home from my "favoured" drive to the Klinikum Krefeld, which is now privatisized but just as crummy. Man of my life seems to get into the habit to book himself into that place once a year spring or early summer. Up to now we have had kidneys twice, bowels last year and this year it is the heart,so tomorrow a catheter-scan will have to be made and then we will see further.-
Friends out there, keep your fingers crossed, every finger counts!

Samstag, April 26, 2008


April 26/08 8:00 p.m.
Everywhere,where green grows, and of that we have plenty, dandelions are sprouting. What a sight, especially in sunshine! Will be bad though for allergic people,when the flowers (which are called weed - unjust!) start to shed their seeds. Then hard times are coming up for sneezers. Landfrau is one of them!
Had been very busy today to get our gardens front and back shipshape to sit outside. It is real hard work, handling the water pressure device, although I kind of love the mess, a real workout! - And tonite I cooked the first aspargus this season, classic version with cooked and smoked ham, boiled potatoes and sauce hollandaise, verrry goood!
By now I am bushed and I know who will have a good nights rest tonite!

Freitag, April 25, 2008

Wish I was there! - LINK

April 25/08 7:06 p.m.

It has been 8 years this year, that I have been visiting Santa Fe-New Mexico,my adopted favoured city, the last time. First time I had been there, it had been spring,around this time of the year and I fell plum in love with that place. Now I am gaping at the webcam and feel kind of homesick, if I would be living there, I probably would be gaping at the Düsseldorf webcam and feel homesick too. Such is the burden of a global citizen.

Dienstag, April 22, 2008

The Battle for the White House

April 2208 8:06 p.m.

Actually I have nothing to add, the article speaks for itself.

Swing-State Campaign Bitter and Unsavory for Democrats
By Cordula Meyer, Gregor Peter Schmitz and Gabor Steingart
The United States is experiencing the longest and toughest presidential primary season in its history. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are tearing each other down and inadvertently giving Republican John McCain's campaign a boost. Are the Democrats killing their prospects for the White House?.....continue reading here..

Sonntag, April 20, 2008

Oops, this is simply great! Link!

April 20/08 9:30 p.m.

Bedtime story!

Spring,Summer, whatever

April 20/08 8:40 p.m.

It is really amazing, how the weather can change from one day to another. Hope is rising, we have full moon today!The crowds milling around in our" recreation area" have been unbelievable, seems that everone hibernating up to now has been venturing out today. Daughter and son-in-law arrived with their bikes, grandson had been invited to a birthday party, parents had time off, so together we went to the beach bar we had visited last nite. Well, it had been quite a difference, we were lucky to get a seating at a table,let alone to get hold of some drinks. The scenery from that place is absolutely marvellous,you look upon the old part of the little town across the river, which on accout of lots of rain carries plenty of water, friendly,fat,white clouds in the otherwise blue sky and the sun dishing out so much warmth you could shed your jacket. In other words, a feeling of summer in the air. And we have been sitting out in our garden,soaking up the sun. Nice, nice, nice.

Samstag, April 19, 2008

Freezing the Ass off....

April 19/08 6:54 p.m.

...and snow has been missing for the opening at the camping grounds beach bar at the riverside. My fingers are still stiff from cold. It has been a shame, they really had put up a nice setting with a tent and a band playing - rock music - but nice. Us, moml (for the readers unfamiliar to the expression: man of my life) and Landfrau, again like on other occasions, raised the age level considerably, well, never mind. And..so did Herr Hund,frolicing around with much "younger folks". Amazing, how many of the younger people we still know (and they know us). - Now its for cooking a salmon dinner, yummy, I am looking forward to it! -

P.S. Dinner has been real good!

Not yet Friends

April 19/08 8:49 a.m.

Here we are, glaring at each other, the new computer and Landfrau. Do not really like the guy, yet. Will be very busy to get aquainted with changes and to install lost things loved and needed. So, friends be patient, blog does not have preference at the moment.

Mittwoch, April 16, 2008


Picture Stern online 23/03/03

April 16/08 9:20 a.m.

Can someone tell me,why the press

Hirte trifft Cowboy
Aus Washington berichtet
Alexander Schwabe

always calls George W. Bush "the cowboy"? He is not even born in Texas! I think it should be an offense for every cowboy to be thrown into one pot with this nerd.

Dienstag, April 15, 2008

I killed it, I killed it!

April 15/08 7:57 p.m.

Last friday nite I caught a trojan (horse)! My own stupidity! Since then we have been busy,expensive expert, expert neighbour and myself. Everyone " threw the towel" ,except me, have been trying and experimenting and wow, good news, got finally hold of the fellow with the help of Kaspersky. Bad news, we have ordered a new computer in the meantime, no way out anymore, it will be delivered tomorrow. We have a very happy grandson (No.1), who will inherit this one. Well, the darling (computer) is by now 6 years old and kind of slow. Mean of cse.that we had to secure important files on discs and usb-stick, still, there will be a lot of stuff missing in the beginning,which we have to be installed anew,like my tom-tom,i-pod, camera etc. Like I alway say - shit happens-!

Sonntag, April 13, 2008

Every Year, same Time!

April 13/08 12:06 a.m.

Not born yet,still 44 minutes to go! But....Happy Birthday, and there have been happy times most of the time!

Donnerstag, April 10, 2008

Mr. Rock and Roll

Link: Amy Macdonald

April 10/08 7:16 p.m.

Nice voice, nice looking girl. Have not linked music for quite a while, well here you are,but might be more in line with younger folks!

Blog-Action: Free Tibet now!

Blog Aktion: Free Tibet now! L I N K !
Read my comment here.

Sonntag, April 06, 2008

Treasure Hunt

April 6/08 6:13 p.m.

We had a date last nite to dine out with my brother and sister-in-law. For a change we decided to pick a fancy place, not just a simple restaurant to stuff ourselves. According to the occasion Landfrau wanted to "pretty" herself up (make an effort,anyway) for a bit. Now for that I needed some pieces of my jewellery and bingo - one of my favoured rings gone. Now girls, I think you know the feeling, you look with no result, your company arrives, you sneak out ever so often looking at places which come into your mind - in my case with no result. Well, we had to leave and all the time in the back of my mind like a "speech balloon" it blinked : ring,ring,ring. -
Arriving back home (brother and wife decided to head for their home from the restaurant) the hunt went on, I even looked in the drainage of the washing machine. By then I had decided to kiss my ring goodbye,mentally, and then it dawned on me to look into a basket, where I had emptied all my gadgets,like i-pod, camera and equipment out of a bag which I had taken along for our previous weekend trip ,and MIRACLE, among all that stuff my ring grinned at me!
That has been X-mas in April (and no April-fool)!

Samstag, April 05, 2008

Another naked Man and Peeping Tom

April 5/08 13:25 p.m.

My previous post made me think of another story,which happened several years ago,when we still were travelling around the United States and mainly NewMexico (the state Landfrau loves most and might never visit again :~-( *sob* sob ), but I am getting off the track, now my story:
We usually arrived at and left from Phoenix+Az and for the first and last nite used to stay at the The Buttes. They have this row of rooms, all identical, with a sliding door opening up into a garden setting,with a little terasse, two chairs, one table. - At that time,Landfrau (minus 2 kos. on account of smoking) had to share non-smoking room with m.o.m.l.(man of my life) and was chased out onto the deck for her smoke. Now it so happened,the sliding door was somehow stuck and m.o.m.l. told me to use the main door to get into the garden. Out there, I completely lost my bearings on account of the look-alike units. So I counted one out and just to make sure I had picked the right terasse to install myself at to have my smoke, I approached the window,which had jalousettes you could peek through, and there was m.om.l., laying stark naked on the bed. I really was surprised, that he had undressed in such a jiffy, but when I had already raised my fist to knock I told myself,wait "no tummy" and even without my glasses figured out I had been peeking at a strange guy. In real shock I jumped backwards and ran, never mind the smoke. I just imagined if I had knocked and that guy might have called security on account of my peeping, I would not have remembered my room number and maybe not even my name out of shock. I might have ended up in the can!- Now when I stormed back into our room I threw myself onto the bed and tried to tell that I just peeked at a naked stranger. But I had been laughing so hard, that I just could not get out more than screaming: I, I.... every time I wanted to tell my story . m.om.l. thought I had gone bonkers and I almost peed into my pants. -
So much for NAKED MEN.

Naked Man with Sexappeal

April 5/08 9:34 a.m.

A grey-in-grey Saturday morning around here, just rigt for a naked man to sing us a song. This is something to giggle about, especially for you older semesters. Got this link this morning from our Canadian friends, they play in our league. - And now this old girl will get busy, all work,no play.

Mittwoch, April 02, 2008

Little Miss Sunshine

April 2/08 2:28 p.m.

For our friends a little spot.It is easier this way, mailing 2 Megabite is a drag!