August 2006

You're going to Jail!

Just two Minutes ago I was watching "Das Quiz" on German Television (ARD) while working on a program. The question was "How do they call a fraudulent attempt to get someone's password or PIN number on the internet?". They've both thought that it's called "Blogging":

So, as soon as the federal prosecutor finds out about all of us blogging, we're gonna have a hard time in jail. I hope he knows better.

I'm Beverly Boyer

My Mom's gone for vacation for 5 days and I'm the cat sitter. So I'm in the middle of nowhere in the country. And I have dozens of tomatos fresh from the garden. Actually that's great. They taste very delicious and I know they don't have fertilizer or other poisonous things in them. It comes in quite handy since I eat mainly and a lot of fruits and vegetables. But there are too many tomatos, so I prepared a bunch of tomato sauce and put it in the freezer. I felt like Doris Day as Beverly Boyer. I hope you all know this great movie, I don't know the English title, in German it's "Was diese Frau so alles treibt." But I'm no Happy Soap Girl yet.

And I have HUUUUUGE cucumbers as well, but I don't know what to do with them except salad. But there are so many that I could eat cucumbers and tomatos 24/7.

On the other hand, I haven't seen the cat since I've arrived, he's somewhere outside. So actually I'm sitting the vegetables rather than the cat.

Another Status Update

I just came back from my daily walk in the morning. Today I took a longer route on top of the mountain, and it was so nice up there. Nice view of the city. Everything looks so peaceful up there. It's just great. And I'm finally used to have a big walk up that hill every morning, so actually it's fun now. Maybe I carry my camera with me tomorrow and take a few pictures from up there. Or maybe on a sunny day--it's supposed to rain during the next days.

Last Sunday was great, after my mountain hike in the morning and a nice shower the main characters of our radio comedy met at a hairdresser's shop, they opened just for us. Then a photographer took pictures for the CD cover and our homepage. It was the first time the complete cast was together at the same time in the same room. And everything went so well. It was just great. In the story I have a dog, so we also rented a dog for the pictures. He was such a cute little dog ...

We had a make-up guy, who did a great job with my eye-rings. After just 30 minutes of hard work in my face they were gone. Well, they came back after I took a shower, but I think they're slowly vanishing since I eat very healthy and walk every day. I think it's already better.

After all pictures were done we all had lunch together and after that we recorded the last few scenes. When the last scene was recorded, we all became sad that it's already over. It was so much fun for everybody. During the day it didn't feel like work, it felt like a family meeting. We decided to have a late dinner together, and we're also going to create a second season, because it was so much fun.

After all scenes were recorded I mixed them with sound effects, background noise and added the sound of the dog etc. And now all 14 episodes of season 1 are finished. Feels good.

Talking to Nina

Sorry for not posting much lately, but I was very busy. Ok, here is the story about our talk to the absolutely fabulous Nina Hagen.

My radio partner Thomas and I got press tickets for the concert like many other press guys. My room mate bought a ticket and joined us, because we love her Music. That Friday Nina Hagen was in the news for insulting Dieter Bohlen for him being mean to other people on TV, so many reporter wanted an interview with her. But we were the only ones that asked her management 4 weeks ago, so we were the only ones who were allowed to talk to Nina after the show. When the show was over we called her Manager on the cell and he gave us backstage tickets and brought us to the catering were we waited for Nina.

Then--it was an open air concert--he guided us to some benches outside and we sat down. About 10 Seconds later Nina stood next to us and shook our hands. Her Manager brought each of us a glass of champagne and we started to talk. I was very nervous because I saw her couple times on TV where she was ... let's say ... not easy. So I even was a little bit afraid of her. But she was very, very nice; she had a very kind smile and it was amazing.

After about 5 Minutes it started to rain. She said, "well, usually no reporter is allowed to go in my room, but you gay guys appreciate it, so let's go in." She even petted my back. She pointed to a leather couch and made us sit down. Then it became even nicer. We had a very nice and long talk together. She is such an amazing woman. She fights for peace and equality. She does so many things for poor and discriminated people. It's really amazing.

Her manager came in to remind her that they have to leave for Berlin, so we ended our interview, but Nina was very nice and kept talking to us. It felt like she also enjoyed our talk. So we stayed longer and longer ... and had an amazing time. When we left, she hugged each of us and kissed our cheeks. And I'm truly a new fan.