Thursday, April 24, 2014

Random Thursday. Zombie apocalypse - 5 things in my favor.

Hallo meine Lieben,

hope you are all having a happy week! Welcome to another Random Thursday with LinEm and me. 

So here are five reasons why I would survive a zombie apocalypse. I do kind of have the feeling that I would not....but hey. I would give it a try. 

1. I would be accompanied by Daryl Dixon. 

I would be stupid to try to fight the zombie apocalypse alone so obviously I would take Daryl Dixon with me. He is my ticket to survive. You can't get hurt when you are with him. 

2. I can start a fire. 

I am pretty good at starting fires and that is definitely not the worst thing if you have to survive in the wilderness. Of course the fire would attract the zombies and they would try to kill me but I still have Daryl by my side so I am safe.

3. The animals are on my side. 

Animals like me. I have a connection to nature. I would meet a nice fox and the fox would offer me to stay in his burrow until the zombie apocalypse is over. I would have it comfy and safe in there.

4. My mental strength. 

My mental strength would help me to stay calm in some dangerous situations. I would be able to figure out a way to escape and find some safe place to stay.

5. In reality...

Obviously I would get into a huge fight with Daryl because he hunts animals. I send him away and try to make it on my own. On my first day I bang my head on a tree. I get knocked out. Zombies eat me. End of story. 

Why would you survive a zombie apocalypse?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Crazy cat lady sneakers, a surprise package and a vegan feast. {Ten On Tuesday}

Hallo meine Lieben,

how are you doing? Hope everything is alright and you all had a fantastic Easter weekend, no matter if you celebrated it or not. I am linking up with my friend Alyssa.

1. I got the loveliest surprise package from my friend Miki in the mail today! I am speechless! She is such a sweetheart and she totally made my day! Love you, girl! Thank you so so much!

2. Guess who got the coolest crazy cat lady sneakers? Me! I am so in love. 

3. My family invited me for Easter lunch and my Dad's cousin made all of the food vegan (well, except of the fish). How nice is that? I got a vegan lasagna, a vanilla dessert with caramelized mango and pineapple, different salads and grilled veggies, rice with almonds, beetroot with arugula, apple pie, a dessert with chocolate and nuts, grilled you can imagine: I ate way too much.

4. Happy Earth Day everybody! The planet needs our help. Be responsible.

5. Tomorrow is World Book Day. Which means that I will spend the day reading as much as possible. And I will buy a new book. I need to celebrate.

6. I can't even put into words how addicted I am to Criminal Minds. I really hope that show will never end. 

7. I have read that the Game Boy turned 25 recently. Did you have a game boy as a kid? What was your favorite game? I loved Super Mario Land. And Tetris. And Dr. Mario.  I still have my Game Boy. And it still works. 

8. Game boy is a pretty weird name for such a little computer thingy. 

9. You can watch a video of a meerkat making friends with a dog on Cute Overload. And here are more meerkats. I wish I would be that photographer. 

10. Celebrities who wear fur are horrible role models and nobody should pay them any attention. 

Have a fabulous week!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thought questions #9 - #20.

Hallo meine Lieben,

I am way behind answering the 365 thought provoking questions. I found them on my friend Martha's blog. My friend Celeste is answering them too. I will try to catch up as soon as possible! I hope you are all doing great. 

#9. What’s a belief that you hold with which many people disagree?

I believe that being vegan is the right way for me to live my life. I don't want other beings to be hurt just because of me. 

#10. What can you do today that you were not capable of a year ago?

I can knit. At least a teeny tiny bit. I am still working on my skills. 

#11. Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?

It can be both. It depends on what you are crying about. 

#12. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?

I don't even know what to say here. I usually don't care that much what people think of me but I guess I would speak my mind even more often. 

#13. Do you celebrate the things you do have?

Of course. I mean, there are many things we can be thankful for and it is easy to forget about them. Like having people who love you, being in good health...we should not take things like that for granted. 

#14. What is the difference between living and existing?

Living means that you give your life a purpose. 

#15. If not now, then when?

Good question. I am really trying not to procrastinate but sometimes you just can't help yourself. 

#16. Have you done anything lately worth remembering?

I tried to be there for a desperate woman who needed somebody. 

#17. What does your joy look like today?

New books to read. But there are a lot of things that give me joy. My loved ones for example. 

#18. Is it possible to lie without saying a word?

Yes, of course it is. 

#19. If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow this person to be your friend?

I guess I would still be my friend but I would get mad at myself a lot. I tend to be very hard to myself but I am trying to get better at that because it really does not help anybody. 

#20. Which activities make you lose track of time?

Reading. Spending time with animals (my own and others). Watching shows or movies.  Drawing. 

Have a great day!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Five Things. A snail parade, impressive travels and horrifying advertisement.

Hallo meine Lieben,

happy Friday! I hope you will all have a weekend full of happiness! Please check out my friend Celeste's Five Things as well.

1. These fantastic snail pictures are absolutely beautiful. It gives me joy to look at them. That is why I always pick up snails from the street and bring them to a save place.

2. This story of a guy who traveled to all the countries in the world. Without using a plane. 

3. This stupid pizza chain wants to promote their "rabbit pizza" by covering a billboard with hundreds of dead rabbits. What is wrong with this world?

4. I really need a house where I have lots of space for all the books and book shelves I adore. I would add this one to my collection.

5. My plan for the weekend is to make some vegan peanut butter chocolate chips cookies. What are your plans?

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Random Thursday. My favorite Easter traditions.

Hallo meine Lieben,

welcome to another Random Thursday with LinEm and me! We hope you will have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Well, let me start with the bad: I am obviously not a fan of some things that come with Easter because Easter means a lot of animal cruelty. Did you know that male chickens get shredded alive immediately because they are not useful for the egg industry? Horrible and sad but true. Sometimes they get gassed or killed in another cruel way. And all the chickens who have to live in factory farms to produce all the Easter eggs? It is just terrible and needs to stop. 

One thing I will never forget about my childhood Easter is searching for candy in our garden. My parents and grandparents always hid surprised for me and it was my highlight so go searching for them on Easter Sunday. No matter if it was snowing or raining or I don't know what. That is a tradition I will never forget and I definitely want to keep that alive. 

My two Easter bunnies Tiffie and Findus will definitely get some extra cuddles on Easter. I mean, they are the Easter VIB's (Very Important Bunny). 

What is your favorite Easter tradition? 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A baby turtle, a ducky sweater and metal cats. {Ten On Tuesday}

Hallo meine Lieben,

it is Tuesday which means that I am linking up with lovely Alyssa. I hope you are all having a fantastic week. 

1. You can all help ending the horrible Canadian baby seal slaughter by signing this petition. I guess we all agree how wrong it is. 

2. I love how this cat greets her/his owner. Way to go cat. Found on Cute Overload

3. I am trying to win the lottery. Wish me good luck.

4. If you want to see some metal musicians and their cats you can go here. Love to see some mean looking guys being all cuddly with their feline family members.

5. This is way too cute not to share. Also found on Cute Overload.

6. I am really trying to eat healthy and I eat my fruits and veggies every single day but right now I am craving all kinds of unhealthy stuff. Vegan fondant eggs, sugary almond milk cappuccino, chips, marzipan, gummi bears....

7. It might sound weird but it is so much fun to watch bunnies eat. It really is. They always look hilarious.

8. I am absolutely and totally and completely in love with this fantastic sweater.

9. I am thinking about baking a carrot cake but I have never made one before so I wanted to ask if you guys have a favorite recipe? It does not matter if it is vegan or not, I can "veganize" it. I would really appreciate it a lot!

10. I can't stop listening to "Hungry Heart" by Bruce Springsteen. I guess I am weird. 

Have a fantastic week! Thanks for reading!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Five Things. A dog-licking goat, an awkward professor and safari party chocolate.

Hallo meine Lieben,

happy weekend! Hope it is full of sunshine  and fantastic things. Please check out my friend Celeste's Five Things as well. 

1. This candy.

Saw all that stuff at the store which stocked up on vegan delicacies (which is very exciting) and could not resist. I had the fruity version of these gummi bear thingies before and they were fantastic so I can't wait to try the cola ones. And come on, rice milk chocolate shaped like safari animals. I don't even know if I want to eat them because they are way too cute. But I tried the chocolate bar (with crispy rice pops) and it is heavenly! Yay for more vegan options. I am really exciting that groceries stores start to sell more vegan products. 

2. These animals.

I found it on Cute Overload. These animals are just so unbelievably fantastic. I mean, that goat is just funny and never gives up to try to make the dog play with her. And come on, a dog-licking goat is brilliant. And the dog is so patient and unimpressed. Can't stop watching these two. 

3. This book.

I do not usually read books about love. But this one sounded so interesting that I made an exception. I haven't finished the book yet but I can honestly say that I am surprised how much I like this book. The main character is hilarious and reminds me a teeny tiny bit of Adrian Mole. This book makes me laugh and it touches my heart. Unless the other half of the book turns out really crappy, I definitely recommend reading it. Here is a short description I found on Goodreads

"An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper."

4. This entrance.

This is the entrance to a bookstore. I would not mind having an entrance like that. And my own book store.

5. This show. 

I am re-watching Freaks and Geeks (not that I have tons of other stuff to catch up with) because the show makes me feel good and comfortable. It's like meeting an old friend. I also took a test to find out which Freaks and Geeks character I am and my result is Ken Miller because "sarcasm is my second language."

Happy Sunday to you!