Monthly Archives: December 2003

Tuesday, 16 December 2003


Me and three of my friends will do the Lord of the Rings triple feature today. The first movie will start at 17:00h, the third at midnight. I hope I won’t fall asleep. Having a job has significantly changed my daily schedule. Before I started the job I couldn’t even remember the last time I had gotten up at 8 in the morning. Now I’ll buy me a couple cans of Red Bull for fear of not being able to stay awake until 4 in the morning.

Strange how some things change. I’m sure I’ll fall back into my old sleeping habits as soon as I’ve had a few days off though. So no worries :)

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Saturday, 6 December 2003

For My Mom

Christmas decoration on Unter den Linden

I’ve told my mom about the beautiful christmas decoration on Unter den Linden here in Berlin. Since she can’t be here to see for herself I took a photo for her.

Unter den Linden is a rather broad street with trees in the middle separating the lanes. What you see on the photo is only a fraction of the trees on that street and every single one of them is wrapped in lights like that. It’s breathtaking. I plan on going back and taking more pictures. But this is it for now. Hope you like it, Mom!

(click picture to view larger version)

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Thursday, 4 December 2003

Miserable Failure

If you want to have a good laugh try a Google search for “Miserable Failure”. Hehe…

Although this was obviously doctored I can’t help but support this web project. May Google’s PageRank be with Miserable Failure.

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Monday, 1 December 2003

Bye Bye Tooth

So I’ve survived the extraction of my wisdom tooth. The procedure itself wasn’t that bad. The surgeon put a sterile cloth on my face with a hole where my mouth was. At first I thought it’s a bit odd but in the end it was pretty cool. I didn’t have to look at all the butcher tools he used on my mouth (although at times I wished I could) and was instead lying there listening to my favorite radio station with my mobile phone.

The tooth was quite a bitch to remove, as promised. He had to cut it in three pieces to remove it. And the pieces themselves didn’t really want to let go of my jaw. It took quite some heavy lever action to get them out. Once it felt like the surgeon was about to dilsodge my jaw because he was pushing so hard against one of the pieces. So I gurgled a little (really the only sound I could make), he noticed he was going at it a little too rough and allowed me to close my mouth a bit further. That helped. From time to time there was a nasty crushing sound that I hope I’ll never have to hear again. It didn’t take too long to get the sucker out. Maybe 20 minutes tops.

Then they sold me a laser treatment that was “scientifically proven to reduce swelling and accelerate the healing process”. Only catch was that it isn’t covered by health insurance. But hey, if it works I’ll gladly pay 15 Euro for it, I thought. And I think it did help. At least I have the feeling that swallowing isn’t as much of a problem as it was when I had my last wisdom tooth pulled.

Still it hurt quite a bit. Fortunately I got a prescription for some good pain medication. It didn’t take away all the pain but at least I didn’t lie in bed crying because of the pain like I did last time. It hurt enough though that I couldn’t really do anything except lying on the sofa watching TV or sleeping all weekend. Since the procedure was a pretty invasive one and hard on my jaw I also have to take an antibiotic and use a special antibacterial mouthwash twice a day.

But I’m happy I’m finally rid of the little sucker. I’ll also be happy when I don’t look like I’m carrying an egg or something in my right cheek anymore. And I’ll be ecstatic once I can eat solid food again. I’m kind of sick of mushy stuff by now. This morning I managed to eat some bread. I cut the crust off and cut the rest of the bread in tiny pieces that I slowly munched on. It took me like half an hour for two slices of bread but it felt so gooood.

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