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( Sep. 1st, 2010 07:58 pm)
... like I mentioned before, I had tog et up at 5 AM. Actually, I got up a quarter of an hour earlier to switch on the laptop and the internet and to make myself a hot cup of mint tea because for some obscure reason I was freezing my ass off.

The rest of today, with all the painful (literally) details! )

Crazy and bad-ish day much? I hope this was the last one of its kind for quite a while :|
Seems that a wholeclass of 26 kids in the Japanese quarter of Düsseldorf is infected with pig flu.
Now, [profile] yamasagi and me are considering skipping Japan Day on Saturday.
I don't want to take a risk like that just for an AnimagiC warmup.
Dunno yet, but we'll keep an eye on the enws and things.
I certainly won't listen to someone involved with the city, who has an interest in people coming to Japan Day because it means profit, if they say there's no danger.
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( May. 25th, 2009 09:25 pm)
Two birthdays today. Wow!
[profile] thekelaal and [personal profile] hector_rashbaum.
Many happy returns to both of you ^_^

In other news: Damn weather-induced headaches -_-
Last night, the tooth that's been behaving strangely for some time actually started hurting.
Thank god I always have some painkillers lying around these days, so I managed to sleep rather well and headed to the doc first thing this morning.

What happened next? )

Very long story put very short: ARGH.

It's been four hours since the whole procedure and the left side of my face still hasn't gotten all of its feeling back. HELLO, I'd like to EAT something at SOME POINT, y'know?! =_=
jessybxx: (Anime - Shana doing her hair)
( Dec. 8th, 2008 09:54 pm)
I scored a 52% on the 80s Music Video Quiz

My score would be even worse if it weren't for Soulbro. The point for "Sledgehammer" is yours :*

Your Social Dysfunction:

You are excessively sensitive to potential rejection, humiliation or shame. You tend to be socially withdrawn, in spite of desire for acceptance from others.

Take this quiz at

Please note that we aren't, nor do we claim to be, psychologists. This quiz is for fun and entertainment only. Try not to freak out about your results.

Wow, now THAT was a surprise... =_=

Feelin' much better. Still coughing like an idiot, but all of the other crap has gone. Phew ^^
jessybxx: (Anime - Haku dragon and Chihiro)
( Dec. 3rd, 2008 10:56 pm)
[ profile] yamasagi raided the whole pharmacy and got me about half a dozen flu meds :D
So, I hope to be back on track on the weekend.
Sent Kai a text message (first time ever, I hope he knows how they work *giggles*) telling him I'll write him again once I feel a lil' better (and less frustrated).
God, my throat still hurts like a mofo. But I hope to at least get some decent sleep tonight...
jessybxx: (Anime - Kirche (Zero no Tsukaima))


( Dec. 1st, 2008 10:47 pm)
The plumbing in the kkitchen is not working. Again. If this goes on lie this, we'll have to wash our dishes in the tub ;_;

Got registered at the job center. In two weeks, I'll have a counseling interview and then, me and them will look for jobs. Until then, I'll have to fill out several forms and update my C.V.

Finally, I caught a goddamn flu. My sinuses are completely blocked, causing the mother of all headaches. Not to mention I'm coughing like hell and might consider sleeping in the living room. Not that I'll be able to sleep much with my head hurting like this =_=
Thanks, everyone, for your replies to my entry from this morning. The stomach ache eventually disappeared, only to be replaced by teh migraine of doom. But I battled that with a pill, so all's well now.
Also, [ profile] mirmingi, I think you might have a point about the excitement thingy. You're not the only person who had that sort of suspicion *lol*

Anyway. Oh, look what has leaked:
No, I'm NOT listening to it... Okay, I did check out "Ministy of saints" because I know it already... But that's all *buries the rest in the depth of her HDD until her real copy arrives*
jessybxx: (NaNoWriMo - Insanity)
( Nov. 10th, 2008 11:19 pm)
Despite my nose hurting, eyes stinging and me feeling terribly tired, I managed to crank out nearly 1900 words.
And pretty decent words they are, too :D
I'm a hero... not *lol*
Anyway, new wordcount as of tonight:

17078 / 50000 words. 34% done!

Now, don't be worried or anything. it's really nothing bad.
I just hit my left index finger with the big Japanese knife while cutting onions. Bled like hell but the cut isn't too deep. I can still type using my middle finger, but it's much slower than usual. Still, I'd rather keep the thing still for 24 to 48 hours. I won't lose more than half a day, word count wise, and I'll try my damndest to catch up on Sunday and during the week.
Also, since the cut is on my left hand, I might just do some brainstorming and write down some ideas on a sheet of paper. That might be useful to get me back on track as quickly as possible and not get stuck during the infamous week two ;)
So, nothing's lost yet. I'm not letting a stupid knife cut get in the way of winning my first ever NaNoWriMo! See you tomorrow ^^
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( Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:57 pm)
Since I can listen to music again without getting blinded by pain, I suppose I'm back.
What happened?
Well, a rather persistent flu managed to sneak in while my immune system was down from the stomach thing.
At first, I tried to get rid of it on my own. Took me more than a week to realize I won't make it til Saturday without help from a professional. By then, the pain from the sinus infection (never had one before =_=) was pretty close to driving me completely insane. On Monday, I went to our wonderful family doctor (who was finally back from her Easter holidays) and came back home with some antibiotics. So far, they're working well.

Wow, Saturday's the big day when... the new season of Doctor Who will start airing! Hooray!!
Wait, there was something else, something about a wedd... oh. Yeah, right *lol*
We finally got all of the organization done yesterday (I hope), and now, we can finally start looking forward to the whole event. Gonna be a wonderful day *smooches [ profile] yamasagi*
Though I gotta tell you - I just can't write my new surname. I keep making mistakes when trying out my soon-to-be new signature. Such a complicated surname T_T HALP.

I've got some new hardware as well, but I'll write about that tomorrow, I guess. But believe me, it's pretty cool :D
Alright, so. As I said, I write well on anger. So here goes my rather long story about what happened to me this very morning. Enjoy, and I really mean that ;)

Clicky, clicky for the madness )

So, that was my morning. How was yours, and did anyone actually read this thing all the way till the end? I'd love to know!
Two hours ago, I was completely and utterly devastated. I think I haven't been that desperate since... yes, since those disastrous two days back in February. Right now, I'm just furious. And as you might know, I write rather well on anger and frustration. I'll tell you the full story in my next entry. Right now, let me just describe what I know, allergy-wise.

So, apparently (pending thorough lab tests), I'm allergic to almost anything. That includes most types of pollen (with grass being the worst), dust mites, mites, and cats. Yes, cats. The moment the doc told me, I was crushed. However, right now, I'm okay. Because I don't react to them. That is a possibility, at least that's what I heard on TV.

There's this magazine on TV, and they did a new allergy speed test with their audience. Some of them, who had lived with cats and/or dogs all their lives, suddenly found out that they're allergic to exactly those animals. I mean, what the hell is that about?

And, I mean, I just don't react. I don't. I moved here in February and didn't get any allergic reactions for two months, which was when the pollen started blooming. I've now been without any allergy meds for about a fortnight, and there's nothing. Nothing at all. And according to, say [ profile] mirmingi (who is allergic to cats and reacts to them as well) and her adventures with the little furries, I should be dead within minutes of contact. Heck, I bury my face in their fur all the time, I kiss their little noses, all of that, 24/7. And I feel nothing. Never ever.

Apart from all that... I'm not giving them away. I'd rather keel over and die this very instant. Forget it. I love them more than I could ever describe. No way I'm giving them away to some stranger. Not as long as I'm still alive.

Then, dust mites and mites... Forget those, too. Our floor is all laminate, with only one small carpet. And I happily clean the whole apartment every week, and even between that, we keep hoovering the place. Look at Jiro and Tenchi and the tons of fur they drop everywhere, what choice do you have? So, this place should be quite free of the whole mite stuff.

Which leaves a dozen types of pollen. At least this explains why my allergy lasts that long (March/April till September/October) and why it's worst in the middle of summer (grass time). We'll see what can be done about that, but not now. I'll explain why in a moment. Just stay tuned to this very channel, wait for my next entry and experience the whole fucking ridiculousness that is bad doctors. Waa-hoo!
And if you know our bed, you know that a) it's huge, almost as big as the whole room, and b) the frame is screwed to the rest of the thing so you can't lift it to reach below for cleaning.
Yes, I had fun today XD

However, I also got myself a referral to an allergist. I really, really need to talk to someone about this crap now, and if it's only to make plans for getting shots during the winter. Oh, and maybe, he/she will give me some better meds, too :D

We changed plans for my family's visit tomorrow. We'll take them to that awesome Chinese restaurant in Oberhausen. Yay ^^

And now... we travel back in time.

[ profile] thefridayfive for August 17, 2007

1. Who was your favorite teacher?
That was without a doubt my eighth/ninth grade English teacher, Herr Schatz. Mmh... I do wonder what he's up to these days...

2. Why was that teacher so special?
He was somewhat strict compared to the others, but very friendly with it, and always had a silly joke at the ready. He really made us work a lot, but damn, it was worth it. Actually, I liked doing those vocabulary cards a lot. I think it was him who got me on the way of becoming the English geek I am today, and I'm eternally grateful for that. Maybe I should write him a letter one of these days. Too bad he was such a relentless P.E. teacher at the same time *lol*

3. Do you think teachers get paid enough?
Hell no. Just look at teenagers these days. They're dumb, evil monsters who're only itnerested in drinking, their cellphones and goddamn HipHop. Well, most of them are. And I bet they're a nightmare to deal with. Regardless, teachers in Germany have the reputation of being lazy and whiny. Poor people. Glad I'm out of that kind of job prospect forever *shudders*

4. Do you have a favorite year of school?
Probably the last one. People really got along because... well, we weren't fourteen anymore ;) Also, we got to eat cake in biology on Fridays and asked our teacher useful questions about sunburns and such. What fun XD

5. If you could travel back in time and tell yourself something now that would have helped you get through school, what would you say?
"Hang in there. They're not worth it. You'll find better friends than them soon. Believe me, you'll be amazed."
jessybxx: (Eye - from eroge 'Draculius')
( Jul. 19th, 2007 02:55 pm)
... my allergy meds decided to take a few days off.
It' almost funny how sometimes, they just don't seem to give a crap about helping me. Hey, I paid money fer ya, suckers >:|
Needless to say, I didn't feel exceptionally well.
We actually went to bed earlier because all I wanted was to lie down and fall into a coma.

When it wasn't any better the enxt morning, I crawled into the enxt pharmacy and obtained a spray.
For now, it's working surprisingly well. And it'd better stay that way, or else... >:|

Dang, I'm on a truly grandma-esque number of meds right now O_o
My nose is still raw.

Heh. We'll be seeing OotP tonight. In German, unfortunately, because our cineman apparently can't be arsed to do even OENs creening in the original language. Meh. Well, German Harry's still better than no Harry at all. Also, I'm looking forward to another intersting discussion with [ profile] yamasagi afterwards sicne he doesn't read the books and always has a bunch of (pretty interesting) questions. That, and the kebap we*ll be getting :D~~~

Also, I'm seriously thinking of following [ profile] dienacht and leaving the 'net alone until I've obtained - and read - DH.
Now that we can be pretty sure the thing has leaked onto the inatwebs, you can't really click anywhere without the fear of getting exposed to something.
Actually, I just read half a sentence that doesn't sound like the usual rubbish and could very well be a real fact from the ending of book 7. I know it's my fault, but still. Dammit. Dammit to hell!!
God, I hope it's fake, not so much because of its content but because it might be an important aspect.

jessybxx: (Moi - Simpsons style (sans glasses))
( Jul. 11th, 2007 03:15 pm)
As many of you should know, I've been dying my hair red for a couple of years. To be exact, I've been doing it since December 2001.

I've always had somewhat thin hair compared to some girls I knew. Needless to say, it was pretty frustrating, and adding my boring natural hair colour didn't make it better.
So, I went red and stayed there.
But during the last, say one and a half years, things have constantly been getting worse. Mind you, I don't think I'm in any danger of getting bald, but it's certainly noticeable, especially because I usually wear the damn things in a ponytail (NO comments about bangs, [ profile] silicondreams, 'kay? ^_~).
I need to change something since I don't wanna be stuck with either no hair or my stupid natural mid-blonde hair colour. However, it it seems that all chemical dyes are equally bad, no matter what brand or colour (Well, apart from blonde which must be deadly, but anyways). It's the damn ammoniac, I guess =_=

To be honest, I've been pretty desperate about this. Until today, when I finally remembered something that happened to me about two years ago.
Y'see, I was on my way home from [ profile] yamasagis, and on the train, I met this nice, elderly lady.
She offered me some of her cherries (<3) and praised my hair. And she also suggested using henna instead of chemical dye because it's not dangerous.
Hell, why haven't I thought of that before?
Back then, I barely registered her comment, but right now, I'm entriely prepared to have a go at it.
I found some powder-y products that appear to make your hair really blindingly red. My natural hair colour is mid-blonde, so it won't be carrot-coloured afterwards (duh), but hopefully, still bright enough.
There's this brand called "Henna Plus Colour Powder". It comes in several coulous, one of them being "Super Red". That SO sounds like the right shtuff for me *snicker*

I've also been thinking about going black for some time. But I s'ppose it just wouldn't be me. Naah...
jessybxx: (Anime - sola (from ep. 1 OP single))
( Jul. 9th, 2007 05:31 pm)
The PS3 is here and [ profile] yamasagi is out to buy our fist game ("Motor Storm").
Without me.
Aw, but why is that, you ask?
Because yours truly was hit by an alarming fit of the runs like, five minutes before we were planning to leave.
Yahoo. Not.
So, I've been left here to turn on the dishwasher, clean the table and wait for my man to return with said game and two helpings of kebap (which are on me since Yama's life doesn't seem to include money that's not on his credit card ^_~).
Well, I still shan't complain and instead, am about to take a long, relaxing shower, enjoying my new fruity shampoo <3
jessybxx: (Star Trek TNG - Q (slut XD))
( Jul. 4th, 2007 02:15 pm)
Went to the dentist to get my filling checked. It's perfectly alright. Also, the guy told me not to get any piercings in my mouth because my teeth are too good to endanger them. Well, now every single dentist I've ever had has praised my teeth at elast once. I'm starting to think there msut be some truth to it XD

Also, Max is about to be fed a nice, legal copy of Windows Vista.
Whenever I'm about to kill my current installation of Windows, I write up a list of all the applications I need to re-install afterwards.
This is the first time I didn't do it in handwritten form.
Here it is:

Ze list (long!) )

Phew. That sure is quite a lot. ANd I'm not even counting drivers and stuff. BTW, I can't find my copy of You don't know Jack 4 so it'S not on the list. I hope it didn't get lost during my move *panic*
I guess I'll do the thing tomorrow in the early morning, so maybe I'll be back with a running OS some time around noon.

Also, have you voted for the New 7 Wonders of the World?
I have this pollen allergy (I guess it's that since it sorta fits the season). It's been there since about 2000/01 and it's always succumbed to the usual pills.
That is, until this year. I noticed I was even more short-winded than usual and a few days ago, I had the first real coughing fits, complete with breathing problems'n'all. Looked like what had started as a rather harmless hay fever was on its way of turning into an all-out asthma. Or maybe it already has, I dunno.
Yesterday evening, I finally decided to go see a doc first thing next morning.

Then, a few hours alter...

... it REALLY went to heck... )

(Sorry for any typos, I'm not quite in a state to really process any orthography. Will correct later.)

ETA: They sent me back home. Too full. Am supposed to come back around 11:15-ish. §&$%&&§=7$&%2XX!!
Y'know, this is really starting to go way past my level of tolerance. I want to sleep but I can't because I can't breathe. And if the doc sends me to a specialist, I have no idea how to get there in my 30-minutes-of-sleep-but-somehow-still-able-to-walk-and-talk state without getting lost or robbed or whatever.
[ profile] yamasagi said "Call me and I'll see whether I can drive yout here" but the tone in his voice made it clear that chances on him getting out of work aren't exactly top-notch. Also, he'll be gone until at least 8 PM since after work, he promised to help a friend of his with some electronics stuff in his house.
I feel all alone. I wanna curl up in a ball and die.


Or maybe, I'll first listen to "Inori" which is finally here.
jessybxx: (Moi - Chibi (by Dea))
( Feb. 21st, 2007 01:00 pm)
(The only reason I friends-locked this entry is that I don't want my family to read this. Right now, I'm on a "no contact" policy with them and I have no intention of breaking that one.)

Yeah. Not dead.
Which is more than can be said of that one tooth over there. The damn thing is fucked. Which is funny since every dentist always swooned about my great teeth. Ha ha fuckin' ha =_=
But this was the first dentist that had a TV in the waiting room. Well, actually, it was a small, VCR-sized computer. I have to say I'm kind of sceptical about those. I mean, they run bloody Windows. No matter how much I love that OS, the thing cannot possibly run for whole days without any error. And while I was still thinking about that, the thing stopped and falshed a message telling us patients to alert the staff because the machine had lost contact to the transmitter. Haha >:D See, I knew ;)
Anway. Front right tooth's rood totally inflamed. They did some emergency work and once again, it took them two attempts to get my bloody jaw numb. Gotta get back there in two weeks to continue the repairs - and hopefully NOT for the thing to be pulled out. Which would be... crap. Ah, damn. Now the pain is gone but of course, I'm bloody afraid of the thing dying. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck!!

I also sent an email to a company I'd kill to work for, asking whether they need anyone. Of course, I'll be applying to a lot more places, but until my chances are proven zero - which hasn't happened yet - they're my top priority.
Their answer was something like "Thanks for your interest in working with our company. We are always in need of competent and industrious personnel. Now, I'd like you to send us your full application."
Right. So "interested" is a bit of an understatement (Hell, those people sell computer parts. Why would someone like me NOT want to work for them?!), but hey, that's cool. And since I can easily get around a rather large area by bus, I have several of their shops to choose from. Also, I love the things they sell so I'd be more than motivated to do stuff for them. Well, that could look worse, I guess. And they're not the only electronics-related store around. Plus, should all of this fail, I can still take up private teaching again. Yea *nod nod*

Oh! Oh! On Sunday, I cooked. Which is something unusual for me. And guess what? It was tasty @.@
Well, I have to say, the recipe was pretty damn great in the first place (Thanks, Georg ^^).
Anway. It seems like, if you're able to read and follow instructions it's no big deal, really. But back home, I was constantly afrait of mum dumping the job on me entirely. So, yeah. For me (and Yama), it's cool =)

Yeah, so. For now, everything seems to be kinda okay.

The only thing that drives me craa~aazy is Yama's damn router. The thing seems to be unable to handle HTTP traffic correctly. Which means I get tons of timeouts and sometimes, it takes a dozen attempts to open a web site. Bittorrent, however? Not a problem. Crappy thing *kicks it*

Soon, I gotta go and take pictures for my applications. Laterz ^_^


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