Had to think about that for a second. Let me try to cut a long
story short. During my teens I excelled in sports and academics. I
ran a marathon before I was 19 and I was one of the best students
at my school. In other aspects I was also a typical teen: I was
unhappy. Unhappy about my family, unhappy about living in southern
Germany, just unhappy and anxious. So my journey began: Went to
universities in Stuttgart, Newcastle upon Tyne and Heidelberg.
Moved to Iowa and California. It didnt matter where I went, I just
couldnt find happiness and I was always looking for it. A couple of
years ago I came back to Germany and I made a discovery. I had to
change to become happy. So I quit smoking, stopped drinking and
started running again. Now for the first time I feel happy about
the choises I made and now I will see what happens.
I’m really good at
not blowing my own trumpet.
The first things people usually notice about me
blond, tall, blue eyes... I am German afterall. :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The last book I finished was "The Emperor of all maladies" and
Fresh Air had a show about "The Empire of the summer moon",that is
the next book I am going to read. In the last couple of months I
read books by Le Carre, Lem, Pratchett and a few German authors.
Apart from that, I read Der Spiegel, Die Zeit and The Atlantic on a
Mostly british films, like Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels.
Brassed Off was great. The danish film Adams Äpfel was wicked as
well and I noticed that German films got better. I thoroughly
enjoyed Das Leben Der Anderen.
When I am not work, than I listen to the radio quite a bit, but it
is not so much music I listen to. It is mostly BBC Radio 3 & 5
, NPR and Deutschland Funk. If I really want to listen to music at
home I put on some classical music. The last CD I bought was from
When it comes down to food I can be easily pleased. I do love
German, Italian, Mexican, Indian cuisine. I even ate what they fed
me in England.
The six things I could never do without
What can I say? My family and friends are most important to me.
Listening to the radio. I would feel uninformed without NPR and
Deutschlandfunk. Reading! A forest and my running shoes, so that I
can run around in it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
Well, I used to be out and about, but that has changed. Friday
night is a work night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
bugger all. that is why it is private, isnt it?