Wednesday, July 26

work work work

Uff, do you know the time after lunch when you are not motivated to do anything, you just want to sleep and do nothing? It is terrible in Spain, normally I was in this mode for half an hour but not 1-1.5 hours. :( That's why I am working so long every day. Well, my supervisor is going on vacacions in 2 days and I am still waiting for some information so I can start my simulation and get my results. :( And the worst thing, I think I will not get them before she is going on vacacions! AHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAA, what shall I do then? Well, I could start writing ... but did I meantion the thing with the motivation? Uff, it is summer and I am working. The only good thing is, that it is to hot to leave the working place ( :) in Spain we have air condition at work, not like in Germany!) and you cannot go to the beach since they have a problem with jellyfishs at the moment. So I rather stay at work then going home and sweating to death (only 31ºC but 65% humidity).

Anyway it is quite boring at home since my flatmates went already back home to St. Sebastian, Spain. Uhhh, I should make a party ;) Yeah maybe on Saturday.

Well, I guess I should work a little bit more and read some complicated papers about throughput bounds. :(

Monday, July 17

Mi querido va a vistarme!!!!

This night Bernd booked his ticket to Barcelona!!!! I cannot wait to see him! Well, now I can start and count the days! He will be flying on the 14th of August and he will stay 2 weeks!!! The best news I have heard today! :) :) :)

Tonight, I went for dinner to two colleagues from work. Anna and Carles made Gazpacho (see the photo of Anna and the Gazpacho) and I made a cake and Rouladen. Well, the cake is already tradition, but the Rouladen were new. I was stealing the idea from Annika, a friend who is now in Australia. She reminds me in her blog that these are traditional German food. At the end, we were really full and couldn't move anymore, thus we watched a spanish movie. Unfortunately, the movie was without subtitles, so I would have understand very much. But my colleagues translated all the parts where I had some problems. However, the best thing at this evening was not the delicious food but the old German gramphone which Carles got from his grandfather who lived 20 years in Germany. It is still working!!!! He also has several records with old German songs. It was great to hear the old music.

But now I need to go to bed. Tomorrow I have to work again. :)

Did I already tell you that Bernd is coming? :) I am so happy!!! ;)

Sunday, July 16

Vamos a la playa ohooo jeeehhee jooooo

Again, beach afternoon .... today, I went with Celeste and some other friends to Mataró. It is a nice city with much nicer and even cleaner beaches as Barcelona. The water was really great, not to cold and not to stormy. We only went for three hours in the afternoon, so I didn't get a sunburn :) Thus, I am still sunburn-free in Barcelona. Well, okay I got one in Germany, but this doesn't count. :)
I know now why Barcelona is packed. The reason are the mountains. Yes, you read right, here are many big mountains. Between the mountains and the sea there is only a small area, where you can build house etc. . Due to the mountains, Barcelona cannot be easily extended. Hence, the people live really close to each other. Sometimes I find it too close and too full. I am just not used to it, I guess. :)
Well, after the beach, we went out tonight for dinner to a really fancy place. It is called basílico and was very good, but also quite expensive. Ruth and Celeste, my two friends had two friends from Denmark to be visiting. This was the reason we went to a really fancy restaurante.

Sunday, July 9

JJJJJJJJJJJAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! :) I did it! I was in the water and was "swimming"!!! The first time here in Barcelona! And I can tell you, it is salt water. The first minutes, I was felling like a potato shortly before it will be cooked. :) But it was great. Well, the weather was not so nice today, quite stormy. The baywatch people put the red flag which means you shouldn't go in the water at all. But everybody did it so I went as well. Not swimming but jumping into the big waves. It was great, except the point where I nearly lost my Bikini. I should buy a new one which fits better. This shouldn't be a problem since in Barcelona they have summer sales at the moment. Well, the summer sales end at the 31.8.!! So I have plenty of time to find a new one! *smile* Barcelona is great!!