Mittwoch, 6. Juni 2007

The week in review

So what have I been up to? In my week off I bought furniture: a foldable (if that's a word) dinner table, a desk and a cupboard for my bedroom. My sister and dad put the cupboard together on Sunday (my contribution: one drawer - I'm so bad at DIY). I've only put some towels in it so far. The other 2 pieces of furniture will be delivered in a couple of weeks.

Then there was a problem with my bank card. It made me feel really helpless not to be able to get any cash from an ATM. Luckily I found some cash in an envelope in my bedside cupboard. Later I remembered that I also have a credit card which should have worked at the ATM. I'm so clever.

On Saturday I went to Leipzig to meet my best friend who I hadn't seen in a year. I can tell you that going by train on the weekend before the G8 is not the biggest fun. To save money I had bought a cheap weekend ticket so I could only go by slower trains. I left at 5.50 a.m. and thought I'd have the train to myself. Well, wrong. In the seats closest to me were a couple of teenagers who were drinking beer at that early hour and one of them didn't shut up for the whole trip. I did have my discman with me so it was not too bad. Then I almost missed the connecting train but everything worked out and I arrived in Leipzig at 10 a.m. My friend and I first went to see the Völkerschlachtdenkmal, a huge monument in memory of the 120000 soldiers who died in a battle against Napolean in 1813. We climbed a spiral staircase to the platform at the top. 90 meters. Not fun given my unsporty condition. (Sorry, my English is getting worse ...) The view from the top was quite good, though. After that we walked around the city centre and I liked it a lot. Lots of pretty old buildings. There was also a city festival going on so there were lots of people around. The trip back to Nuremberg was good. And my friend will probably come visit me the weekend after next, which gets me into a bit of a panic because my apartment is still a mess.

This week meant back to work. It's not too stressful at the moment but my boss is coming back from vacation on Monday. Then he and the rest of the guys are off to the German Radio Day so I'll have the office to myself for most of next week. Knowing myself, I'll probably spend more time surfing the web than usual. Argh. No self discipline, I tell ya. Or maybe I'll be swamped with work, who knows.

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