Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Greetings

Hi Ladies and Gents :-)

I want to wish all a very merry Christmas with your friends and family full of love, joy, and laughter.
Your comments have made this Christmas very special for me. Thank you.

Love, Angie aka IkeaGoddess

PS. I'm still trying to update my Google reader link list. That blogger plug-in has definitely NOT been sufficiently betaed. No sir-e. What a pain in the ass..grrr. Anyway I'm up to the letter H, there are about 700 more links to come. For once I'll work on my weaknesses and be patient and just keep uploading bit by bit. Should be complete by 2010. I'll let you know when I'm finished ;-)

PPS. Here is a fun video of Damien at my parent's house a couple weeks ago. They have a new sword-fighting game for their Wii, and my little padawan went completely berserk. For added laughter please note that on the left side on the off is the TV. My patents don't have a flat-screen - which my mom desperately wants and is trying to persuade my dad to get (yep my mom is as much of a tech freak as I am) - so she not once tries to stop Damien as he gets closer and closer. In fact later that evening I caught her trying to urge Damien closer to the TV (yeah, she fights with all possible means, you know, all's fair in love and war. I think I got that from her too ;-) ).

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Valediction

Saying good-bye.
I never thought this would be so hard to do. But do it I must.

First thank you all for your numerous comments on my last post. I appreciate it.

Next a quick update on what's happening in my life.
These last few weeks have been exhausting. After me being under weather, Damien had the flu or the swine flu. We don't know which, because they don't test it anymore. However if he didn't have it before we were in the waiting room of the childrens' clinic for over 2 hours filled with kids looking just as feverish as Damien, he probably had it afterwards. The little guy was under the weather for 3 days, but has been doing pretty good since.
After that wonderful episode in our life, I went on a little team building mission with my colleagues and boss. We went two days to Paris. God, I love Paris and I'm not talking about that annoying little Hilton bitch. It truly is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Instead of taking the metro like normal sane humans, we walked from one highlight to the next. And we didn't just do the inner city ones either. After those two days I actually had sore muscles. Can you believe it? I walk every fucking day to work and back and here I am legs aching after two days of walking in Paris. At least I'm sure everybody else felt the same or worse. Yet again I didn't get a chance to go into the Louvre (we only passed on the outside), and we didn't make it to Père Lachaise (in the humble opinion of this enthusiastic graveyard tourist, the world's third most beautiful cemetery after London's Highgate and New Orleans' Lafayette). I so wanted to kiss Oscar Wilde's grave again. I did that once 15 years ago, and I haven't regretted it since. This time around my personal Paris highlight was watching the Eiffel tower at night at the full hour - it twinkles! Ya just gotta love that ;-)

Since being back from Paris, work is crazy. And with Christmas around the corner life at home is crazy too.

Now that you know why I haven't been around lately, I'll come to the hard part, why I won't be around in the future. Well, I will be posting every now and then, but from here on out it will only be about my life, interests, vamps, and my opinion about what's going on. And every now and then I will get up on my little soapbox aka this blog and will tell the world what I think about it. So if you're interested in that, please stay. If you are looking for freebies, sorry, you won't be finding them here anymore. For those of you who want to do some own hunting, I have decided to share by Google reader list for a couple of weeks. You can find it in the sidebar. Happy hunting :-) I hope you find it as fun as I once did. *edit havinf troubles uploading my reader list, blogger isn't to will to upload 1000+ links. I'll keep trying though*
After 3 years of basically freebie hunting every evening, I no longer feel happy and relaxed while doing it. It has become another item on my to do list. And since that is already way too fucking long as it is, I have decided now is the time to call it quits.
These last weeks I have enjoyed reading every evening, and have done some writing too. I finished my first short story for a contest and am looking forward to finding out what others think about it. At the moment that is what makes me happy. I also have the outline for a second story written out, so I hope to start on that soon.
Picking up writing again, has not only made me happy, it has also improved my English - helped me get back into an "English" state of mind, opposed to a German one. I have started to dream in English again. I love that, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Also reading and in addition to writing fanfiction smut, as I do, - that rated M(ature) warning is there for a reason - has definitely not hurt our mommy-and-daddy-alone-time. No complaints from Chris so far ;-)

As this is for some of us a crossing and our paths will no longer connect, I want to say good-bye and thank you. I had a wonderful time. Scrapbooking was an important part of my life and I hope I will come to love it again. The digi scrapping community is not only tightly knit, caring and compassionate, but also a fabulous bunch of ladies and a few good men who I am glad I got to know better. I truly enjoyed the ride. Thank you.

Since I don't have any words of wisdom to leave you with, and you already know my favorite Eric Northman quote, here is one of my all time favorites by Robert Cody:
"Have the courage to live. Anyone can die."

Stay frosty
Cheers, Angie aka IkeaGoddess

Monday, November 30, 2009

MIA

Sorry I've been MIA. I'm feeling out of sorts. Nothing terrible, but just not my usual self. And I sooo don't want to be sick right now. We still have so much to due around the house before Christmas. So before I come down with a cold, I have decided to rest a little more than usual and actually take care of myself, for once ;-) Yep and it took me 37 years to be able to do it too. Being grown-up and realizing it: that sucks :-D
So girlfriends, while I'm busy taking care of myself and am not around, I'll leave you with some eye-candy:


This is the song that has found an uninhabited spot in my mind and has decided to say there:

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Freebies and a piece of my mind (rated M)

My Live Writer isn't working any more - and I hate it, seriously H.A.T.E. it. It drives me insane when Diego isn't doing what he is supposed to. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the latest version of Live Writer and I still get the same error. And I even did all those fucking restarts too, and you just know how long those take. *patience is so not my strong side* I have had it with Diego and after is post (which I am actually writing in this teeny-tiny blogger posting window - arghhhh) Diego will be treated to a nice little system restore. And if that doesn't help, I'll go full dominatrix on him and format. I am not taking crap from this tiny black piece of scrap metal on my desk. Damn the next one will definitely be an Apple, even if I have to save up a year longer. I've had it with Windows, Diego may look all sleek, shiny, glossy black, but he doesn't stand a chance against Apple design. I know appearance isn't everything, but Macs have always left me drooling. Seriously, I'm so not joking. Literally drooling. I'm a design whore and Apple are at the top of their game. Besides a sleek minimal design Mac would look really sexy on my desk, next to my fabulous nickel IKEA Forsa lamp (I have loved that lamp since it first came out). Well, enough of me daydreaming. I won't have the money for a new PC in the next 2-3 years, so Diego will have to do.

Most of you, at least those of you in the States, are probably getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving today. Sadly this year, we aren't celebrating. My mom is not home and for us its just a regular work day. Its these days that it sucks to be in Germany. Don't get me wrong, I love it here, I call it home, and I have the love of my life, my son-shine, and my family at me side in Germany. But on days like these I long to be in New Orleans, LA with my family in a wooden house with a wrapped around porch, eating a monster of a turkey, and talking English all day.
And then going shopping with my mom on Black Friday. That woman turns into a ferocious tiger when she sees the word sale. She goes all fucking ninja on Black Friday. Its actually quite beautiful to watch. Sometimes I catch myself wanting to sit down with a bag of salty buttered pop corn and just watch her shop from the side lines. Well that and the fact that I have to physically assist her in those mad shopping rampages by carrying bags and acting as a human compass (my mom has the worst sense of direction), so my feet always kill me, even though I never wear heels - an only Converse kind of gal - and basically take every chance of sitting down I can get.
Now in order to get this homesick self-pitying me out of the gutter, you have to leave a comment and tell me all about your Black Friday purchase. Let me bask in your shopping madness stories. I can't wait ;-)

I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones.


Love, Angie aka IkeaGoddess

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Argh, I fell asleep early and didn't wake up till this morning. I guess it will be double the freebies tonight ;-)