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2013. június 12., szerda

Secret travel plans revealed

 I'm in New York! 

I arrived yesterday, and will go to a camp, to be a Camp Counsellor for children and adults with special needs. Updates will be rare, till the end of august. 

 
Not like this.

Also, I really recommend Blancanieve, awesome movie, I've watched it on the plane. Don't watch if corridas, death, murder, kissing a corpse disgust you. Watch if you like noir movies, set in the 1920's. :D


After 22 hours without sleep.




Wish me luck!

2013. május 25., szombat

In Hamburg

I rarely post pictures of myself, so here is one:




The conversation before my sister took the picture:  

"- Smile! Think about something funny! 
- Like the bridge collapses, I fell into the shallow water, hit my head and die? 
- Yeah, whatever."


Have a nice weekend!

2013. május 17., péntek

Unfinished, Finished and Planned

Unfinished


Remember the HUGE pile of unfinished stuff from last summer? Here, let me help with this picture:




After almost one year of decluttering, and not starting any new projects (well, christmas and birthday presents don't count) These are the unfinished:


A box for my Tarot decks, correcting the failed Emilie Autumn litter bin, making garters with the help of THIS tutorial, adding black to earrings, and make something useful and pretty from the empty tin container and nailpolish-remover bottle.  



Well, this turqoise box shouldn't count, as I started it yesterday. :)




This plastic bag contains mostly bras, that's why I left them in the bag, as I don't want to show my lingerie on this blog. Also, I wanted to show off with my zebra patterned scissors, so übergoth! :D

That's all left from the piles and boxes. I celebrated with a pile of glossy creative magasine, and writing down ideas for possible future projects.  


Finished


Lately, I took up cross-stitching, and finished a friend's birthday request today:




Now, that I see it on a picture, I realised, that the "S" is somewhat crooked. I'll rethink the design for the next one. The goal is to combine text with small details, but this one is for a guy, so I ditched the idea of stitching (almost rhymes!) grey hearts in the second row.  I use a retired math excersise book for planning. Browsing "pixel art" is also a great source of inspiration. I got addicted quickly, as it's portable, so I can do it while waiting for the bus or watching TV.

 This box is a late birthday present. Actually, her birthday was in december. Well, better late, than never, right?



 I saved the best for the last



It used to be a simple, but comfortable dark-brown wooden chair, lying in a dark corner, and gradually becoming depressed from neglection. Now it matches with my vanity table! I even tied a few ribbons on it, the purple one says: "I am zen." 

 Planned

Cross-stitch
Purple curtains
More cross-stitch
Black-pink/stripey sitting things (instead of goosepoo-green  khaki)
Flowerpots
Candles
Decorated T-shirt for little sister's birthday
Candleholders
Even more cross-stitch (I'm not sure, if it's the right word for it?)



Do you have any creative plans?





2013. május 7., kedd

BatFittness




Step aerobic to Combichrist. 
Mute the blonde, start the music, and even if you won't do step-aerobic, you'll have a good laugh smile inside.:)






Pro: Burns fat, and makes you feel soooppeer-übergoth if you excersise in clubwear.

Cons: Step aerobik is bad for your joints, especially the knees. The choreography is too complicated for me.



Hulahoops.  
 Because nobody hates them. :)


 Pros: It's fun, and you can do it while watching TV, or reading something nice.  You can DIY a black one.

Cons: After about an hour my skin gets red and itchy from the pressure, not that effective calorie burner. 




















2013. május 5., vasárnap

Fallen from the Bat house & Start Again

Last week I had too much party and unhealthy diet. I'm talking about the Lord of the Drinks game with home made burgers. Geez, look at these:
A heart-shaped burger-meat for me, made by My love. How thoughtful! :)
Mojito and Cheeseburger with tomatoes. Omnomnom.

Also, last week was a "party week" so my body need some detoxication. No caffein. No alcohol. No carbs. This will be a hard day. XD 

Nah, seriously. People made offerings, for higher goals, during ancient times:

I offer to burn fat... not like a slaughtered goat's like in the old times, but my own. If you don't get the joke: At least one hour of movement every day.
I offer healthy lifestyle so everything will be fine about my secret travel plan. If something bad happens in the future, I'll say: This happened, because I used the elevator back then instead of the stairs. Or drank sugarypinksweet cocktails, instead of wine and sparkling water.

With Monsieur Montignac I've lost 5 kilos, in less than a month, now I plan to loose a bit more, as I've gained a bit more during the nasty and dark Eastern-Europian winter, wich lasted this year for five whole months. :D 

Now that spring arrived everybody became so happy, that the streets are full with drunk people during night... And a flowercarpet happened, instead of hangover. :)

My pretty peep-toe birdy shoes. You can't see the birds on this one. Maybe next time.






2013. április 25., csütörtök

More about literature: Reading list

On the Book festival and Fair, wich I attended last weekend, I realised, that there are lots of books, I've planned to read, and they still await! I considered myself-well read, however not in contemporary, or modern stories!Here are a few writers, whose books I plan to read.

Vladimír Nabokov's Lolita, wich I've stopped halfway. 
Virginia Woolf
Silvia Plath
Oscar Wilde re-read things.
Roda Roda 
Ken Follet
Kurt Vonnegut
Robert Merle's historical books
Aldous Huxley
Classical russian writers: Turgenev, Cehov, Tolstoy, Dostoyevskiy, Puskin, Bunin, Bulgakov, Gogol
Guy de Maupaussant.
Henrik Ibsen
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Earnest Hemingway
Chuck Palahniuk not only Fight Club.
Franz Kafka
Thomas Mann
Jan Neruda
Hermann Hesse
 Dino Buzzati
Marian Keyes (if I start to get depressed from all that high lliterature...)

And this: 
Source is on it, very clever! :)


If you have any other recommendation, please mention in the comments!
Also, I found my (prettier) writer doppelganger: Sofi Oksanen. Hell, even her voice resembles to mine. I plan to read every single thing she wrote. :)


Clever and talented and pretty Sofi Oksanen...

....and...well. Me. :D


(I know that only our glasses look the same. Still. It's good to believe, that I can reach Sofi Oksanen-coolness level one day.)

Underrated Writers: Vladimír Páral




 


He is a contemporary writer, fom Czech Republik, one of my favourite writers. He started his career as an engineer, and was published first with a novel, Fair Granted Wishes.  I searched for a picture of him from the sixties, as according to my book covers, he was a handsome man. Nowadays he is eighty years old. I found an online available description and details from his book, Lovers and murders: Magazine of cater before year 2000
it's a good start. My newest purchase is "Young man and white whale: Little chemical epic." It's about an inexperienced young man, Breta, who longs for adventures, and reads Moby Dick, and just like the Captain, he wants to do something big, achieve something, but in the beginning he is stuck into a dull, boring life. His older roomate, Victor, is a genious chemical engineer, who had a burnout, and moved back to the remote town, where he started to work.  He only wants a dayly routine, yoga, healthy air and sun.  To this peacful setting arrives Edita, a beautyful carrer woman, ex-lover of Victor,  who chose promotion and left him, heartbroken AND totally burned out. Now she needs his help to finish an experiment. To make things more complicated, she brings along her assistant, Nadja, (who is beautyful, too of course!) not only to help in the experiments, but to "persuade gently" Victor, to help them. Only they can't proceed, without the permission of the plantmanager: Breta. Everyone falls for the bad person, things start to become tragicomical, when something happens wich decides, that the end will be purely tragic or comic. I don't want to give it away. :)

What makes him special: The narrator is not the same, it switches, sometimes we read Nadja's toughts as she cries about her past unhappy romances, sometimes Vic remembers the "good old times" sometimes a neutral voice describes the scenery, but Breta chimes in, telling us how it looked like before he bought his motorbike. Also, "postmodern steals" the well-read author makes references to other book in his books. I only read Feuchtwanger's Ugly Dutchess thanks to a one-time mention in his book. In Lovers and murders he even adds as "illustrations" short news, unrelated to the story.

 
 

Characters:
So multidimensional, you will cr@p dodecahedrons. There is development, and everything.


 Plot:
There is always an unexpected twist. Even if you expect an unexpected twist. I re-read for the zillionth time, an I can still find new references, hidden between the lines.


Cultural snobbery-factor:
Imagine saying this: "This afternoon I finished reading Lovers and Murders, a gem of contemporary Czech prose..." yeah, quite high cultural snobbery-factor here.


 My reactions:
Should I die right now, or should I get gang-banged first? (Read Lovers and Murders to get the joke.) Life is pointless. Let's drink vodka. Are those real places, anyway? Booo-hooo-hoo. I am the third generation. My survival skills are way too limited.  I just don't remember what it is to be hungry. 



Available:
Amazon sells Lovers and murders, The four Sonjas, and Catapult. Ebay sells Catapult, and a german version "Der Krieg mit dem Multitier." Not easy to get the sci-fi ones except if you speak czech, as none of them is translated to english. On goodread you can read SOME of them.

 
PS.: I'd never guess that he has more porn-potential than the Spiderman. What is porn potential? Type something in google picture search, and scroll, till you see tits. Fifth row, in his case. Strange. :D