One of my favorite places on Earth is the area where Austria meets Germany: Salzburg, Bavaria, Tyrol – I love them all. Just can’t get enough of those magnificent mountains, peaceful forests and friendly people. Many say that Germans are cold, but every time I […]
Month: April 2016
When I wrote earlier today that Maci came back, I didn’t know he was sick. He went away because of that, he went away to die. But got back anyway. Maybe to say goodbye. My father brought him to the vet, but he said there […]
There are so many things we take for granted. It’s a cliche I know, but yesterday I realized how accurate this sentence can be. How true it is that we don’t say “thank you” or “I love you” often enough.
It’s not the first bitter pill to swallow in my life: in the past few years I had to fight a cruel disease which affects my vision. But at least I get a chance to fight, I can feel that I’m actively participating in this battle. Unlike yesterday when we were standing helpless and couldn’t do anything but wait and hope. Maybe I’m overreacting, but let me tell you the whole story first.
Yesterday our pet rabbit Maci didn’t come home from his usual round trips from the neighborhood. Those who have ever had a pet know what it means to lose them. However Maci is a free spirit and likes to wander around, but he comes home every afternoon to say hello to my parents and gather his favorite snack. He does that literally every day, then stays at home and tries to socialize with my parents (maybe in hopes for more snacks). So when he didn’t appear yesterday, my parents started to get a bit nervous. They told us what happened and Gerda broke down: Maci belongs to her and she is the one he is very fond of. It’s been a rough night and day for us all. But after 24 hours he got home. I wonder what took him so long…
The worst part of everything was to see how upset Gerda was and that I couldn’t do anything. Some may say, Maci’s just a rabbit, but no one should underestimate the power of love for pets (see: Brian Griffin and his fanclub). This little drama was a really good reminder for us all to be grateful and say thank you. To our pets, siblings, family and friends. Thank you for being in our life.
Last week I made a terrible mistake and trusted the randomly picked stylist and thought it was okay to accept her “revolutionary idea”. She told me she would make my hair look thicker. Well, it’s thick as hell now and too short to be true. […]
The first thing you’ll notice about this Norwegian novel called The Half Brother is its thickness. It’s huge. Despite of the fact that I’m deeply in love with reading, I get scared from really thick books sometimes. To start reading something which has more than […]
We all have these embarrassing stories, which turn into funny little anecdotes eventually. Here comes two of them, just to cheer everyone up – including us:
- A few weeks ago when we were walking into a store with Peter, he said to me: ‘Look who is here!’ I spotted our dentist who was staring at us as well with a big smile on his face. He looked a little strange, but I thought it must be the lights, or he’s just tired and well, we have never ever met outside his office. Whatever. So we greeted him and he said he almost didn’t recognize me. I explained him that that’s because he saw me with a swollen face last time and that it was his fault. (My wisdom teeth were removed back then). He didn’t get the joke, just stared at me for a few seconds and changed the topic. It was that moment when I realized he wasn’t our dentist, he was Peter’s former colleague…
- When I traveled to Sweden the first time in my life, it was with my mom. We stayed at a nice hotel where breakfast was included in our reservation. On our first morning we went down to the restaurant to have coffee and something to eat before sightseeing. Everything was fine, but the coffee mugs were so tiny and adorable and strange! We thought it must be a Swedish thing to have such small cups. Never mind, we could fill them as many times as we wanted anyway. Unfortunately they turned out to be egg cups. I know, silly of us, but others were using them for drinking too. They were half-breeds maybe, sons of coffee mugs and egg cups – a lovely marriage.
No one is perfect 😉 But I love to tell them or listen to them over and over again. I kept laughing this time as well, I can’t help it. And I hope they put a little smile on your face too. 🙂
Do you have funny stories like that? Share them in the comment field!