The new hobby

There are mul­ti­ple rea­sons for hav­ing a hob­by, although nowa­days it’s often not called that way. You can have a hob­by to improve your skills in an activ­i­ty that’s not too impor­tant just to show you still can do it, what­ev­er it may be. You can enjoy social inter­course or you can come to new thoughts in doing sports or tak­ing pho­tos, which all in all can be very relax­ing.

So I guess it’s good to every­one to have one or two hob­bies. For some peo­ple a hob­by is even that one spe­cif­ic thing that they need to have in order to dif­fer from oth­er per­son­al­i­ties. The very iden­ti­fy­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics of this kind of hob­by is: You can’t keep it for your­self. Oth­er­wise oth­er peo­ple couldn’t make out the dif­fer­ence:


So, good morn­ing to Lexi. Hope you had a good start into the day ;-).


The metaphorical taste

I’d real­ly like to know: When did peo­ple start mak­ing poet­i­cal con­ver­sa­tion on wine? When did it occur that just drink­ing it and say­ing Aaaaah wasn’t just enough? Is there real­ly a con­nec­tion between this metaphor­i­cal talk and a taste or is this just some kind of com­plex mar­ket­ing?

If you work in the wine busi­ness you cen­tain­ly have to talk in this spe­cif­ic man­ner. Peo­ple that buy expen­sive wine do want this kund of chat before buy­ing wine. As if to say: When you’re not even capa­ble of talk­ing of this whine in a metaphor­i­cal way — why buy­ing it and not drink cola instead?

So there’s a mix­ing move­ment between the world of aestet­ics and the world of mar­ket­ing when it comes to sell­ing wine. And tak­ing this man­ner of speak­ing over to oth­er top­ics the sym­bol­ism of this man­ner speak­ing dom­i­nates the actu­al thought:



The snuggler

When­ev­er guys have had a real intense rela­tion­ship to a girl and they talk about it, they will tell you what changed in their behav­iour: How they learned to work as a team, how they arranged their var­i­ous inter­ests, how to set up plans for both of them, how to keep an eye on the wel­fare of the oth­er one.
Still, quite a few girls dom­i­nate a rela­tion­ship because they set up their own pri­vate lan­guage guys have to fol­low: There are spe­cial looks, quite hid­den to oth­ers, men must real­ize. Spe­cial words as broad hints you have to iden­ti­fy on the run. This is not meant to be mean in any sense, you just turn out to be a spe­cial­ist in that pri­vate lan­guage.
Here is one of them. The great morn­ing dif­fer­ence between snug­gling and rub­bing:



Es tut sich was in Biele­feld. Soviel habe selb­st ich mit­tler­weile mit­bekom­men. Es sind wohl nicht mehr die Großstädte, die Kul­tur nach­haltig prä­gen und befördern, son­dern die kleinen Eck­en, in denen still und heim­lich etwas emporkeimt. Vielle­icht sind die Großstädte ein­fach zu voll, zu über­laden an Kul­turschaf­fend­en, die sich nur noch gegen­seit­ig auf die Füße treten und sich nur selb­st ins Gehege kom­men.

Jet­zt bevölk­ert ein weit­er­er beschei­den Großer die Welt von Twit­ter: Sacha Brohm hat sich erbarmt, seinen Jüngern in den Mikroblogkos­mos zu fol­gen.

Ger­ade so als wolle er die Über­be­w­erteth­eit von Tweeds aufs Korn nehmen, ver­wen­det er, qua­si als Abschluss des inter­na­tionalen Frauen­t­ages, nur einen hal­ben Tweet für fol­gende Geistre­ich­heit:

Ich habe gelacht, ich gebe es zu — und ja, der­ar­tige Namen zäh­le ich auch zu Poe­sie.


The spring fever

There should be some kind of spring out­side right about now. But cli­mate change ruins our feel­ings of sea­sons as well. In some places the snow just came back over the week­end, although peo­ple were real­ly pre­pared for the win­ter com­ing to an end.

Spring fever was indeed on of those feel­ings that had to do with the weath­er. But in some way you we’re also accus­tomed that it came out to a spe­cif­ic time of year.

Do we have to chance our sen­su­al acclima­ti­za­tion due to cli­mate change? At least for some this is a dif­fi­cult time:


The Olympic spirit

So, the Olympic Games 2010 endet yes­ter­day.
It’s still a remark­able event, don’t you think? You can watch all those per­fect trained ath­letes fight­ing in all those strange dis­ci­plines for the one gold­en medal. You can try to imag­ine what tac­tics are used, what ten­sion the ath­letes feel. You can be engrossed in the games you watch. You can think of how you would try to man­age those ath­let­ic task’s.
And some­times you take this Olympic spir­it right into your own life…


The unforseen app

The iphone has changed the world. The users of the iPhone think that’s pos­i­tive, the not-users don’t care, think it’s an over­sized toy or wish to have one. The iPhone makes you con­cen­trate on that elec­tron­ik thing all day, oth­er­wise it wouldn’t be use­ful.
You can buy with it, sleep with it, read with it, trav­el with it, you can bind your neck­tie, track your weight with it and lot’s more.
The world gets richter with the iPhone. You can see dai­ly what unforseen things the iPhone makes hap­pen — it’s unbe­liev­able:

Things would be dif­fer­ent with­out the per­ma­nent use of iPhones, don’t you think?


The Valenine’s celebration

There was Valentine’s Day yes­ter­day — the day of har­mo­ny and love for cou­ples and the day of hav­ing a pain in the ass for all sin­gles, due to not hav­ing any­thing to cel­e­brate in an equal man­ner.
If you’re read­ing care­ful­ly on twit­ter you can see between the lines that this event is espe­cial­ly cel­e­brat­ed…

… and you’re also secret­ly informed when & how:

Good for you, I guess.


The panty show

So there was Super Bowl 44 tonight, which is a high­light for some and one of the most bor­ing events to oth­ers. To be hon­est I don’t get every thing with Super Bowl. I have no clue what spe­cial things are com­mon habits con­nect­ed to this event and what not

But even peo­ple that are more famil­iar with Super Bowl had their prob­lems with tonight’s show of men in panties. Not only on the field, also with­in the com­mer­cials this was the trend­ing top­ic:

So it’s not too aston­ish­ing that these pic­tures of all those pantied guys kneel­ing in dog­gy style makes up thoughts like this:


The upcoming

We’re already firm with tweets from the toi­let. But so far those tweets only dealt with peo­ple using the toi­let the one way.
Let’s face peo­ple using it the oth­er way.

How nice to see John Savaage is still inter­est­ed in aes­thet­ics while hav­ing a look into the toi­let he’s just using and wants it to be more appeal­ing.
Or is there anoth­er error in taste?