Today I have something different and really nice to share. I’ll most likely add a fresh photo later too, but this is too good not to be shared. Well, on Wednesday I browsed on Amazon for a new coat/jacket for the time when the winter coat is too warm and the the summer coat is not warm enough. You know, something for in between. I had spend about an hour looking and it started to get really annoying. The search results where either meh or if not meh, way to expensive. I was about to give up when something gave me a nudge and made me look one more time, just that time without a specific search, instead just in the general Ladies > Jackets. Suddenly new items where popping up, stuff I hadn’t seen yet. Hhhmm interesting, right?! Just 2 pages in there was this really lovely coat from Tom Tailor for just 25 Euros. I don’t think that brand isn’t known outside of Germany, but it is one of the better brands, usually pretty expensive but the quality is really good. So seeing a Tom Tailor coat for just 25 Euros was like a miracle in itself. Needless to say I hit the buy button right away.
Not even 24 hour later I wanted to take a picture of it to show it to my friend. So I pulled up the product page from my “Your Orders” list and almost fell off my chair. The price was at 71 Euro. My first thought was “wtf where you drunk? did you really miss read that price tag yesterday and did you really spend 71 Euros for a in between coat?” Then I checked my order and saw that I really just payed 25 Euros for that 71 Euro coat (original price ones was 119 Euros). Joy kicked in! It must have been a typo of some sort and they only noticed it when I ordered the coat and corrected it, but I got along with my 25 Euros. How awesome is that!
To the person who made that typo I would like to thank you. You have no idea how happy you made me. The coat arrived and it is amazing and knowing how much I saved on it makes it even more special. So thank you and may the luck you have send to me may bounce back to you three fold.
This morning, while on my daily YouTube morning cruise (guilty pleasure of mine) I glanced over a video where a famous person was asked to name 10 things they can’t live without. I didn’t watched it, but it still got me thinking. How many things are there I could not live without? First thing, of course is my dog, she is the most important something in my life. She changed my life in such a profound and positive way that I literally never want to live without a dog. The next thing I can’t live without is coffee. It is the one thing I’m actually addicted too. I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I don’t do drugs, I don’t even eat sugar/products that contain sugar, but without coffee I can’t function at all plus I develop a real nasty headache. The third thing on my list would be my smart phone. No, not because of social media, I don’t do social media, but because of taking photos, communication, my music and all my audio books I have on there. There is also my knitting app and all my photos are in there too. My smart phone is kinda the logbook of my life. The fourth piece on my list is my desktop PC. It’s a big gaming machine but I do so much more than just gaming with it. I stream my TV with it, I paint, I shop and I blog with it (I hate to do that on my smart phone even when I could). Also I learn new stuff with it (I love tutorials to learn new things). Number 5 sure is yarn and needles. Knitting and crocheting is a big part of my life. Producing useful and/or cute things from nothing is so much fun, besides it’s so meditative and you always have toasty feed.
Well 5 is all I can come up with. Sure, there is a ton of things I really love like pasta, pizza, sugar free chocolate bars, a juicy steak, I’m dreaming of a Mac Book and that really nice big vintage fridge. There is a million of things I really enjoy or would like to have but life goes on even when I don’t have them. They are fun to have/would be fun to have but I do not depend on them like I do with those 5 pieces above. Actually I’m really surprised that I could only come up with 5. Can you make it to 10 items?
I ran kinda ran outta photos, or rather motives worth capturing, for today, so I thought I tell you a story instead. You see, my native language is German. Yes, I had English in school, but I would not call that English in the sense of how native speakers would speak it. It was more like tourist English, like “hello, my name is James, where are the toilets please”. Useful like a hole in the head, right?! I started to learn real English from native speakers at the end of the nineties. Well it started at that time and it was a long fun journey, but ones you obtained that skill you will notice that there is something wrong with the entertainment industry….
Most of the stuff we watch on TV or our streaming services is made in one of the English speaking countries and therefor the original tone is English. The first time I noticed that something was wrong was when I was watching the movie Ice Age first time in it’s original tone AFTER I had watched it in German a few time. Woah! In English it was a whole different movie. Not only did I not have to endure that super annoying voice of Otto Waalkes who did the voice over for one of the heros, no, a lot of the dialogs where different and there where tons of jokes in the movie that I didn’t get with the German version. Someone messed up the translation big time.
From there I started to watch every show and movie I cared about in English whenever I got the chance. Often here in Germany they do not let you have the chance. They force you to watch the crappy German translation. Amazon often gives you a choice and I appreciate that a lot. The German streaming service doesn’t, but a lot of the modern series are translated in a way that you can still hear the original tone and then you get the really crappy German translation, what makes it worth. You hear every wrong translation and every time they just totally change what is said.
But the most hilarious totally wrong translation I ever stumbled over can be found in World of Warcraft, Warlords of Dreanor expansion. My daughter was playing on a German client and my client was English. There was this quest called “For the Bird”. The right translation would have been “Für die Vögel”. Very simple, right? You could think so, I mean even Google can translate that correct. But nope, in the German client it was named “Gut zu Vögeln”. If you translate that literally you would get “Friendly to Birds” buuuut and this this a huge BUT, “gut zu vögeln” is German slang for “good to have sex with”. What where they thinking? I doubt Blizzard ever found out.
So there is this German TV show, very small production I think and not even very popular. It’s about spoiled teenagers who get send to a monastery/cloister for a week to get their attitude straight. That includes no cellphones, TV and that like, no smoking, no drugs, no alcohol, no make up, no social media. Instead getting up with the sun and working for their community. I find it quite funny. There was this elderly nun. She must have been in her 80th, totally sweet lady. She was talking to one of the candidates, a 16 years young brat who never did anything useful in her life. The nun asked her what she would like to do with her life, what she would like to accomplish in her life and that girl responded “I want to be an influencer”. The nun looked at her, thinking for a sec and trying to make sense of what she just heard, and then she said: “Oh Influenza, ya that’s not nice to have!” You need to know that both words sound nearly identical. This old nun nailed it without knowing what she did. Influencer are as annoying and useless like Influenza. =p Have a pawesome day everybody and be safe out there. ❤
You do not know me but I’m one of your 83.1 million (source: Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland) employers but just to make this perfectly clear, I did never vote for your (not that the other option would have been any better). This morning I stumbled over a video of yours on Reuters channel. You where lecturing to an international audience about “feminism” . . . in German! What the fuck! You are doing this job for 16 years now and you never bothered to learn English? Your job requires you to interact and communicate with people from all over the planet and you still don’t speak the most spoken language on this planet? What the fuck is wrong with you? It is English, not rocket science. It’s fun and easy to learn, every teenager speaks it, it’s standard language on every airport (simply because it’s spoken everywhere), gamer speak it, regardless where they live, all of our neighbors speak it, just you don’t? It shows a ridiculous lack of respect as well as an absurd level of ignorance.
And as we talk about ignorance, don’t you think that you have more pressing matters to talk about right now than “feminism”? Our flood victims are STILL (8 weeks after the flood) without any help, no power, destroyed homes, no nothing and you have nothing better to do then to talk about feminism? What the fuck is wrong with you? Your job is to make sure these people are getting the really needed help ASAP but I bet you don’t even know what is going on there right now. You get paid anyway, regardless if you do your job or not. And that exactly is the problem with you politicians, you get paid in any case. Maybe you should have a look at our constitution. You can read, can you? There you can read “from the people, for the people”. Let me explain it to you, just to make sure you get it. We gave you the job, we pay you every month (way to much btw) and for that we expect that you make sure everything here in our country runs smooth and that everybody has a home, cloth, food, etc. And because we are quite fair employers you got plenty of co-workers to help you with your task and we pay a ton of taxes so you can get the job done. Yes, of course, talking about irrelevant stuff is fun and I really can understand why you prefer to do that, but that is not your fucking job. Thanks goddess you will finally retire this year. Let’s just hope we’ll chose smarter this time.