June 30, 2006 at 11:33 pm (this and that)


Germany vs. Argentina  5:3

This is just amazing… I can’t believe our guys made it¬†to the¬†semi-finals!¬†



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June 30, 2006 at 9:12 am (SPF)

I have to say that I am kind of getting into it… it is indeed fun to browse through your archive or take new photos to share with all of you :) So here we go… and don’t forget to play!


1. Something with a story behind it.


There is indeed a story behind this street sign… and if you have followed this diary closely, you might already now what it is ;) I saw this [street] sign in my sweetie’s hometown Ventura the first time I visited¬†– and¬†it seemed to be a sign for our relationship… San(dra) and Jon(athan) have been together since.

I would love to live on Sanjon Road

2. A Random and Odd photo.


“The Wave” in Paria Canyon [Utah/Arizona]. One of the most amazing photos I have ever seen and a spot that is on top of my “most-wanted-places-to-visit” list.
I don’t want to bore you with the geology of this place, but you have to admit: it looks amazing!
3. A photo of something borrowed.


My sister’s¬† red Puma Speedcat Sneakers :) I just love them. I borrowed them¬† from her last summer, because they fitted so well with my outfit… and I haven’t given them back yet!

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June 27, 2006 at 3:38 am (this and that)

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From Monkeys and Soccer players

June 25, 2006 at 3:23 am (this and that)


Look at this tiny, little monkey… doesn’t he look familiar from a children’s book we all know? I can’t believe I got so close to him… with no fences or bars between us.

On Friday, Ira and I went to “Apenheul“, a monkey park in the Netherlands. Ira had told me so much about it, but we hadn’t manage to go there before. It’s a place like a zoo,¬†only that all they have is monkeys¬†and¬† many of them live in the trees without fences around them. If you want to walk through the park, you get a “monkey-proof” bag at the entrance, because monkeys are intelligent creatures and know how to open zippers and buttons and they aren’t too shy to check out your bags and pockets.
I was already really amazed to see the monkeys so close-up and we also went to see the gorilla-feeding [which – of course- took place in a fenced area], but the highlight of the day was that some of these squirrel monkeys got really trusting and climbed up on my arm and on my head [photos to come], even tried to look into the pockets of my jeans. Awwww! They were so adorable with their tiny little leathery hands and feet. I would have liked to take one home right then :)


I also have to mention this little fellow here, who had no fear whatsoever to walk around between our feet trying to find some crumbs that we dropped from our ice-cream cones :)

Saturday morning, I took my sister and Dirk to the train station. They left to Mexico for their honeymoon :) I am so happy for them! They took a flight from Frankfurt and went there by train.
In the afternoon, I went to¬†the church wedding of a “friend” [in lack of a better word]¬†from school. I wasn’t really invited to the wedding, but we emailed a few months ago and told each other that we were both getting married this summer and I thought it would be nice to show up and congratulate her and her husband. I think she was surprised, but happy to see me. It was a nice ceremony and she looked beautiful in her dress. I also met her cousin who used to play tennis with and who I hadn’t seen in years (!) and it was really great talking to her :) It’s funny sometimes how you can re-connect with people you haven’t seen for a long time.
Besides all that, I was wondering the whole time how the hell¬†my “friend”¬†could get married that day when Germany made it to the second round of the World Cup¬†[haha…just kidding ].
I made it home just in time to throw myself on the couch and watch the soccer game with my parents :)
OMG, what a game. I couldn’t believe they guys scored two goals in the first 12 minutes… amazing! I am positively surprised how this team¬†came around… who would have thought that they’d make it that far?
Like I said, I am really getting into soccer [for the time being] and I am so nervous during the games that I can hardly sit still.

After the game we had friends of my parents over for dinner and my Dad served us a delicious 3-course meal. My Dad doesn’t cook very often, but if he does, it’s always exquisite :) We stayed up till 3 a.m.

Today I was tired, lazy and confused by the weird weather which culminated in a huge thunderstorm in the early evening. It was really coming down hard. Jon would have loved it. [He loves thunderstorms!]
I read a lot today [a book by a German author which is called “Der Schwarm“], took a nap and also watched some soccer. Sundays just go by like that… way too fast.

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June 22, 2006 at 11:30 pm (SPF)


Ok, I think this is fun… so I’ll participate… go to Kristine’s site and check it out:

1. My drinking glasses


Small and simple. I think it used to be a glass for mustard :)

2. My address book


Part of my brain – I can’t go anywhere without this book. I¬†have actually memorized quite a lot of addresses, phonenumbers and email addresses, but I would be lost without it.¬†It does not only hold all important addresses, it also functions as a photoalbum, birthday calendar,¬†and notebook.

3. Something new


I bought these door hooks [actually two of them] for Jon’s and my apartment. I know I shouldn’t by stuff here that I have to take overseas in extra bags, but I can’t help buying stuff for our home… at least it’s something small ;)

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