Archive for the ‘worldly banter’ Category

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September 10, 2010

by Gibson Hummingbird


Have you ever seen people running to the airport and then through the airport in order to catch a flight??? Well up until this week I’ve only seen this on TV. I went on a two days trip to London with two of my best friends and after a day of hardcore sightseeing and one day of strolling  through Camden town we headed to St. Pancras Station where we actually wanted to get on a train going to Luton airport. We got told by midland train staff to catch the train on platform xx, so that’s what we did. Just to be 100% sure that we were on the right train we asked a women working in the train if we would stop at Luton airport parkway. Her answer was “YES”. Ok, so we were leaving London City…after about 20minutes we kind of got suspicious if we were on the right train or not. And yeah after some time we could see Luton Airport Parkway and then we could see how the train passed the station without a stop….OMG…I couldn’t believe it. We actually didn’t freak out right away just after we got told that the next stop would be in about 15minutes. And we only had 45minutes left before our gate got closed.  Horrible, well the next stop was in Bedford (at least now I know where Bedford is ;))and of course we took the train going back to Luton again….it was an endless train ride and this time the train actually stopped where it was supposed to. We got to the airport…running like maniacs and at the stroke of 6:45pm we got to security. First we were relieved but after seeing the endless crowd at security there was no way we could have made it to our plane. We only had 30 minutes before take off…so after 15 minutes of standing in line I run up to a lady working at security, telling her how lost we were. Her reaction: “oh, honey I think your gate is already closed and the plane is on the runway.” God, I couldn’t believe it! Well, they let us through security and we just run to the gate…and tada our plane was still there. You cannot imagine how happy we were 😉

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St. Petersburg’s “White Nights”

September 3, 2010

by Charlie


“I have a dream” – Martin Luther King.

“I had a dream…”- Stephenie Meyer

These most famous phrases have caused some really big changes in some people’s life. 😉

The dream of which one of my colleagues told me the other day was not as significant but it reminded me of a phenomenon and a city I really hope to visit one day. I am talking about St. Petersburg in Russia and its “White Nights”.

St. Petersburg is the world’s most northern city with a population over one million and every year in the summer you can be part of this wonder of nature which occurs from beginning of June till middle of July.  Although this phenomenon is not unique to the city, no other northern town is that known for this event.

From the beginning of the sunset the sun does not descend below the horizon enough for the sky to grow dark. During this twilight the sky seems to glow silver, hence the name “White Nights”.

Even in August you can experience this spectacle.  In the beginning of the last month of the summer it is still not completely dark at midnight.

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flower project – day LXVI

September 2, 2010

by Charlie

Despite some lack of care due to some travelling it’s growing and growing… 😉

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This is hilarious….

August 13, 2010

by Gibson Hummingbird

I could not stop laughing after I read this article….

“… The JetBlue flight attendant entered the elite pantheon of American heroes the morning of Aug. 9. The plane had just landed in New York City when a passenger attempted to snag his suitcase from his overhead compartment.

Slater, whose primary job is to ensure passengers abide by Federal Aviation Administration rules, not to act as a waiter/baby sitter, instructed the passenger to remain in her seat until given the OK to collect her belongings.

A struggle ensued during which Slater allegedly was hit in the head by the case, and the passenger hurled an expletive at the attendant.

Slater could not know he was about to spark a revolution when he used the plane’s public address system to announce he had eaten one bite of crap too many while on the job.

Legend has it, Slater thanked the respectful customers he’d served over the years before laying into his nemesis.

“To the m—————r who just told me to f—- off, f—- you. I’ve been in this business 20 years. And that’s it, I’m done,” Slater said.

Slater then grabbed two beers out of the fridge, activated the plane’s emergency chute and slid to freedom at just before noon. … “

…. I can totally understand this guy. Passengers are unbelivable, …and now Slater could be jailed for seven years…come on that’s ridiculous. What about the woman? How about arresting her for breaching on-board safety regulations. Nobody is talking about her risking other passenger life while opening the overhead bin….

Anyway, this guy made my day 😉



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Who is that guy?

August 10, 2010

by Gibson Hummingbird

If you live in Germany you might have noticed that everywhere you look you see this guy…

…and like for a whole week I was wondering who this person is. So today I googled it and found out that this handsome young man is a German actor, called Sebastian Ströbel 😉

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Barcomi’s in Berlin

August 5, 2010

by Gibson Hummingbird


As I am pretty busy these days I just wanted to post something before I forget it…;) Well, if you guys are in Berlin and want to go out  for breakfast or  a coffee I can recommend Barcomi’s. Just went there and I loved it!!! It’s a fantastic café with delicious homemade cookies, brownies, scones and  cakes… .

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Women To The Tools!

August 3, 2010

by Charlie:

A couple of years ago, when I moved into my first apartment I had to learn how to drill, how to drive nails into a wall, how to connect  light bulbs or how to construct furniture, e.g. beds and cupboards.

One reason for all these lessons was simply a lack of men in my life at that time ;-). And I have to admit sometimes it was hard. Too bad that no one teaches you these practical things at school. And why is it that boys and men just seem to be hard wired to know how to do all this technical stuff? I’ve often wished I could have asked one for help.

But as difficult as this was, in the end it turned out to be very helpful. When I moved into my new apartment some weeks ago I knew exactly what I had to do and how.

There are men in my life now and I could have asked them for help but I didn’t have to. I had a choice and that made me independent which was the crowning achievement.

So my dear goddesses grab a hammer, a drill or a screw driver and start practicing. You can do it! (And keep in mind, if you fail, just start all over again.)