Thursday, December 27, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #8

13 things about Juliadamus

First of all - a belated Merry Christmas to everybody. I hope you enjoyed your holidays and survived them without greater injuries ;)

As some of you might have noticed I wasn't around very much during December. If you want to know why just read the last post. That's why I'll use today's TT to summarize my last monthfor you:

1.) Most heard Christmas song: Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt

2.) Most eaten Christmas goodie: Gingerbread (the German stuff! I'm from Nuremberg and we are famous for our Gingerbread!)

3.) Question most often asked by Americans while working in the "Atlanta" booth: Are you from America?
Answer: No, I'm German but I've got American colleagues. We're all working here to improve the international relations between our sister cities ...
Reaction: After saying "No.." and while I was still explaining they just turned away and left me standing there.

What's wrong with those people? Of course there were lots of people who didn't do that. But still it didn't just happen once or twice during the market, it happened quite often, even some of my American colleagues recognized it and sometimes got quite upset about it.

4.) Things I've learned for my exams: morphology, syntax, grammar and regional studies

5.) Things I laughed hard about while reading "Lost in Translation":

"In case of emergency, the lifeguards are under the seat in the center of the vessel."
Ferry in San Juan, Puerto Rico

"Keep this candle out of children!"
On a Chinese Candle

"With deepest respect, we hope to wish our insistence you washes your hands when using our facility."
Restaurant in China

You want to read more? Look at one of my former posts here.

6.) Gorgeous new people I met:

Yang (a lovely, funny and totally crazy Aussi), David (a stay-at-home Dad from Illinois, living here with his wife and his 8 month old daughter Paula) and Stephanie (a lovely woman from Virginia, living here since three month and the unbeaten master of "thank you"s, "execuse me"s, "sorry"s and "pardon"s :) )

Thanks for having such a great time with me at the booth!

7.) Christmas presents I got:

My mommy pays for university, that's why I have an agreement with her that I don't want any presents for Christmas. She still bought me some scented candles, but I will generously overlook that ;)

A lovely woolen hat from my roommate, it looks like that one

Some books, two bottles of wine and money from my relatives

8.) Gifts I made:

For my mom I bought some high-quality tea and an ambience scent set.

For my roommate I bought some "Homer" slippers

For my other relatives I bought different stuff, and my uncle got some of the red wine I brought from my Italy trip in September.

9.) My boyfriend hates Christmas, and he does not make gifts nor wants any. But this year he bought a Nintendo Wii as a "Not-Christmas Not-Present" at the beginning of December ;)
It's fun and I love it!

10.) Films I watched over the Christmas Holidays:

Hogfather - based on the Terry Pratchett book, hilariously funny!
Die Hard - it had something to do with Christmas ... ah forget it, it's Bruce Willis, who cares what the movie is about ;)
The Nightmare Before Christmas - simply a classic!

11.) New years resolutions:

Stop smoking! - Yeah I know, but this time I'll make it ... I swear ... really!
Pass my exams!
Finally getting married!

12.) Tonight a good friend comes back from South Korea and will stay here for 3 weeks. I'm really looking forward to seeing him and go out!

13.) Finally I want to wish everybody a happy new year!!!

12 Kommentare:

Dont make me get out my flying Monkeys! said...

Great list, I enjoyed it very much! Come take a look at the most popular resolutions of the New year!


Daisy said...

Those Homer slippers are so cute!

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

I feel your pain about the folks at the booth... I've done a few international trade shows and it never fails... Oh! you're a Canadian company! I have a friend there... Megan... she lives in Vancouver! and then I reply, Well, I live in Toronto which is closer to London, England than Vancouver... and I've actually never been there... by this point, they usually either walk away OR they start insisting that I must know this person... despite being a 6 hour flight away from my home and in a city of almost a million souls... and that my city is over five-million souls...


People. :)

AtomiK Kitten said...

Home slippers...those are great! I personally like the song I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

storyteller said...

Sounds like you've been busy with holiday happenings. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. Good luck this time with giving up cigarettes ... you'll be glad you did.
Hugs and blessings,

Mr. Fabulous said...

Now that I know you are a smoker I am going to nag you until you quit :)

Zenmomma said...

Happy New Year to you too!

D Pop Tart said...

I'm so jealous you got to hear Eartha's version! All they seemed to play here was Madonnas (which is OK, but I missed Miss Kitt!)

Happy TT :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you were really busy. I hope you get some rest.

Thanks for stopping by "This is My Wish" TT.

pussreboots said...

Happy TT. Thanks for stopping by.

Celticangel said...

Gingerbread! Yum!

Happy TT!

Harris Channing said...

Cool list. Have a great new year!