urania: (judging)
ok, so my incredible journey today from Berlin to Kassel today...

ok, first off, we have two train stations where the ICE (our fastest train) stops in Berlin, East and Main. The friend I stayed it lives nearer to East plus it's where the train starts, so you always get a seat even if you haven't reserved one (6 euros, no ty). Naturally I thought I could get on the train there. Well, I know my Berlin public transport, so I left so I would've been at the east station half an hour early because I know my "Pappenheimer"... (idiots really)

then I had to change trains which went ok. BUT THEN. the train directly to the East station (as well as the Main station btw, it's just a matter of when to get off) starts to leave and then just stops. Driver tells us that there's a broken down train in the East station and so none of their trains in that direction can run, and could we please take the metro, busses or trams.
well, those don't run directly to the train station tho. we stayed on the tracks without moving FOREVER and I was already late-ish at that point, so I thought change in plans, I'm gonna go to main (it's there 15 mins later) and tried to take a metro/train combination.
well, one nervous breakdown later I was on the right train, and thought about making it just in time. train arrives at Main station, I see the ICE leaving....

AND I HAD A TICKET WITH WHICH YOU CAN ONLY TAKE ONE CERTAIN TRAIN BECAUSE IT'S CHEAP

then I went to the railways system people (the company also owns the breaking down Berlin trains...) and asked to have the thing with the specific train removed. Basically the woman I talked to acted entitled as fuck and accused me of lying..... ummmm...

well, in the end she did remove it, and I could take a later train at least. BUT HER FUCKING BEHAVIOUR I CANNOT!!

At least I am home now, and can get into the Christmas spirit, haha <3
urania: (anders og tom)
I wanna make a Grand Prix entry, too! :D

But first things first: Yesterday was the first time I was not annoyed with the Deutsche Bahn. :D But it was a very temporary thing so you can expect some DB hate in the future... ;D
Want to know the reason? Because some tracks get rebuilt (or something) between Kassel and Hannover, the trains have to take a detour, and Sunday it was one right after Kassel, over Hann. Münden. And it was so pretty! I just love the central German landscape! With the beautiful woods and the hills and all those river valleys and the villages strewn in the valleys or nestled against the slopes of the hills full with trees. ♥ It just feels so much like home, in Berlin I often miss that. :) Normally the you don't get to see anything between Kassel and Göttingen, only boring tunnels... But yesterday? Yeay, awesomity! It may have taken half an hour longer than the regular trains, but it was so worth it. ♥

Okay, so now my Grand Prix post:

Yay! Germany won! xD It's not like I thought I'd never live to see that, but I sure thought we had to wait some more decades... ;) So, that's good!

And of course, it has to be in Berlin, eh? :D Because let's face it, why would it be in Cologne which had no connection other than Raab to the Grand Prix? Or Hannover which, yeah, might have had the EXPO and is nice enough, but where everyone from Europe will think "what? why?!"? Also this would just be because Lena is from Hannover and that's just weird. It wouldn't have been in Kassel either if "Dursti" would have participated and won. And Hamburg? I know people say "That's where the Grand Prix parties always are!", but how can that be an argument? Of course they're there, it's the NDR's responsibility after all. And yeah, Berlin didn't have big public viewing, but who should have paid for it? The RBB? Don't think so either. Also, come on, Berlin is cool. ;) I mean, I moved here out of good reasons and I just like what the city stands for. So much symbolism. ♥

He, I find it a pretty terrible idea that Lena is to compete again next year. Nobody would really want it, except Raab. There would be no hype just the old feeling of being ignored by the public channels who grab all the money they can get and then don't even include the payers into anything. I know I would hate it was she to compete again.

So, wanna have something to celebrate what isn't the fact that Germany won? How about the fact that Germany will host it? That's way better anyway! And to celebrate that I thought I could bring you my three favourite Grand Prix clips. :)

France Gall - Poupée de cire, poupée de son - Luxembourg (1965), 1st place )

I know it's old, but still so awesome. :) It's just so uptempo and happy and the orchestra is wonderful.

Zdob şi Zdub - Boonika bate toba - Moldova (2005), 6th place )

It's just so... catchy and I just like it so much. I always wanna jump up and dance like a spaz everytime I hear it. :)

Athena - For Real - Turkey (2004), 4th place )

Again a song that just makes me wanna DANCE! :D


So what's your favourite Grand Prix song? :)


ETA: Wallpaper meme! I just like these! ♥ Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] curiousfunk.
THE RULES:
- Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper on their LiveJournal.
- Explain in five sentences why.
- Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on!

And my own rule: I guess you don't have to post in your own journal, but I'd love to see them! :D

My wallpaper )
urania: (zauberpony!)
Tamilen legen Frankfurter Hauptbahnhof lahm

Und ratet, wer mittendrin war! -_-
Es hat alle ewig gedauert und dann bin ich auch noch zwanzig Minuten zu spät zum FURT-Konzert in Mannheim gekommen, obwohl ich eigentlich einen Zeitüberschuss von über vier Stunden eingeplant hatte. Nun ja...
Konzert war trotzdem toll, auch wenn ich nur abgekämpft und fertig mit den Nerven an eine Wand gelehnt dastand. xD Ich hab immerhin mitgegroovt. ;)


Different topic:

Even if the German performance was embarassing, I thought this year's Grand Prix was pretty fine. There were quite a lot entries I liked. :)
We also had lots of Russian food (blini, Russian eggs, pierogi, some dessert and also vodka xD) which made it even better. :)

I voted for Estonia!



Such a pretty song, isn't it? :D

And I also liked the song from Moldova. It's so upbeat and polka like. :D



Portugal was also incredibly cute, but I will stop spamming now. xD


Oh, and expect me bragging with my marks tomorrow. xD We're going to get the results from our written exams and my school report (which I got Friday) also looks pretty awesome.
And you know what that means? I never have to go to school again. (Except for the oral exams of course). :)
urania: (pissed)
Ich hasse Sie. Aus den tiefsten Gründen meiner Seele und jetzt noch viel mehr als damals, als Sie das Schöne-Wochenende-Ticket auf nur einen Tag gekürzt haben. Ja, ich habe auch nicht gedacht, dass das möglich ist, aber Sie haben mich mal wieder überrascht!

Nun habe ich erfahren, dass Ihr Hessenticket wochentags erst ab neun Uhr gilt und ich bin, gelinde gesagt, angepisst. Es ist ja überhaupt schon ganz großer Betrug, dass das Drecksding nicht einfach 24 Stunden gilt, aber jetzt auch noch das, Sie haben sich mal wieder übertroffen!

Ich persönlich denke jetzt ernsthaft darüber nach, einfach mit dem Auto nach Frankfurt/Darmstadt zu fahren und auf Sie zu scheißen.

Hochachtungsvoll

Franziska Götz


Btw, ich war am Mittwoch auf einer Lesung von Oliver Uschmann (die "Hartmut und ich"-Reihe) und es war ganz genial und lustig und wunderbar. Wir saßen in der ersten Reihe und mann, was hab ich gelacht! :D
Also, eine Lesung von Herrn Uschman (oder Oli, wie er unterschreibt (das Buch, mit total netter Widmung!)) kann ich jedem nur empfehlen. Seine Bücher auch, auch wenn sie teilweise etwas abgefahren sind. xD Aber sehr lustig. xD

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