Today we indulged in – well, not really indulged but submitted ourselves to – the world of shopping, buying everything from pasta to flour to fruit to a giant 1,5kg glass of nutella.
The latter included a free mail-in thing where you get the infamous 'nutella scraper' which basically looks like a dull knife but is allegedly specially shaped to be perfect for scraping nutella out of its glass. Having a long and intense tradition in eating nutella, I've wanted one since I was little. – Yet nobody really thought this would be worth to spend money on. Looks like I'm going to get one after all.
On the nutella website I've also found an FAQ which probably is the question that bugs any (German?) nutella eater most: What's the best in skimmed milk?
Mit "das Beste aus entrahmter Milch" sind die Nährstoffe in der Milchtrockenmasse gemeint. Das sind insbesondere der "Knochenbauer" Kalzium sowie die anderen Milchsalze Magnesium, Phosphor und Jod, die Vitamine B2 und E sowie hochwertiges Eiweiß und Milchzucker (Lactose). Die Aufnahme von Kalzium aus dem Darm wird durch Lactose gefördert. Für nutella verwenden wir Magermilchpulver, d.h. durch den Wasserentzug der entrahmten Milch steigen der Nährstoff-, Mineralstoff- und Vitamin-Gehalt.Not too thrilling, is it?
Another thing that my life has had too little of is cotton candy. Rumors have it that this related to the fact that back in the days when my dad still carried me around on his shoulders I considered sticking cotton candy into his hair a fun thing to do. I will make the best of the annoying christmas market that has conquered all of downtown (and that reeks of mulled wine) and buy some there.
On the other hand, I will have a slightly bad conscience when doing this as cotton candy may be an even worse rip-off than popcorn.
Finally, and most excitingly, another long standing wish of mine is an iPod. It looks like my persistent wishing bore fruit and my parents are prepared to look into that topic now. With free engravings being included by Apple these days, the big question is what to engrave. Two times 27 characters isn't much. My idea is that the engraving should be music related or perhaps from literature, philosophy or maths – although the latter two may be a bit too pretentious. Options I've come up with so fare are:
Does anybody // remember laughter?– from live recordings of Stairway to Heaven. Also known from Almost Famous.
Top ten ideas// for countdown showsor
Whose culture is this // and does anybody know?– lyrics from The Strokes' What Ever Happened. I like those lines very much currently but they haven't exactly stood the test of time yet. And having only one of them may not be enough. A simple
Is this itwouldn't be bad either.
Pass as best inventor– an anagram.
3-2-1 We got a Winner!– from Requiem for a Dream.
Now Zoidberg is the popular one!– as said by Dr. Zoidberg.
Blue, Blue, electric blue // is the colour of my room– opening lines from David Bowie's Sound and Vision. Lacking the
where I will livethat follows.
Turn the lights on bright, // you’re a rock’n’roll star– from lyrics by Adam Green.
Es ist wirklich nützlich, weil es schön ist.– From the little prince, I think. A very iPod quote. Might be good to have it in French, though.
Wer glaubt kann keine // Wunder erleben– a Kafka quote which sadly loses out by lacking its second half
Bei Tag sieht man keine Sterne.
I am dark, mysterious// and pissed off.– a quote from the film Almost Famous.
Peace is our Profession– from Dr. Strangelove.
My all-time favorite palindrome, and the phrase I’d probably use:
A man, a plan – a canal: Panama.
That’s a very cool palindrome.
I think I’ll go for the Led Zep one after all - although I’ve pondered Where is my mind? this afternoon as well.
Funny that so many of the good ones are questions.
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