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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Don´t come closer...

For your own safety please remain behind your screen! I am so charged with negative energy that I could power up Iceland´s electricity usage all by myself. What a day!

A young (24) innocent German girl came to Iceland a month ago. I agreed to meet her in a coffee-place and help her with questions she might have about this country and its many pitfalls. Guys coming up to you and asking you if you have a lighter is a definite nono! Anyways, this girl is quite a bit to take. I can´t say a single sentence without her laughing. Which is fine-I like to think of myself as funny- but an hour later-and all the other guests still starring at us I had enough. I went to my car and ...I got a parking ticket! I was five minutes late and saw the little miserable git walking off satisfied at having yet another ticket written. If I see you in a dark alley, be afraid! Be very afraid! Look at that thing! It says: "Lets´be considerate and follow traffic regulations." What the F*** was I doing? How about you be considerate and give 5 to 10 minutes ´cause the darn waiter takes eternity to bring your bill and strange German girl keeps laughing ever so loudly about the face you just pulled!

I got the ticket from under my window-wipers, turned around and wouldn´t you believe it? Some imbasil thought it would be fun to scratch my car with a key. I saw the lovely line and just sat down on the sidewalk and laughed. ´Cause this was just so unreal! After a few minutes I got up, sat behind the steering wheel and backed into...oh yes...a stone decoration on afore-mentioned sidewalk. It was too small to see through my rear-mirror. Now Otto Dumbledore looks like: see picture to the left! I drove home, screaming quite an extensive and offensive voacabulary at the ever-so-disinterested world.

And this morning some man called me. He needed a German tutor to teach his son. You see he has a huge test on Thursday and needs to start studying and could I please go over the entire winter-class scedule with him. Are you friggin´ kiddin me Jon Jonsson? Do you really think I could teach your son everything he is supposed to have learned over half a year in one session? And why oh why do people sleep through school and start to study two days before a major exam? Drives me nuts...
So I taught this poor soul this evening for hours of my life, which I will never get back. I tried to stuff his brain with information and gave him a few cheat cheats and tricks he could learn. I actually had the feeling I put something into that head of his. We´ll see!

I just wanna go to bed, read something and hope the world will be nicer to me tomorrow. All I wanted to do was be kind today and that is when life decides to kick me while I am down-TWICE! Now I am gonna put on my nighties, hug my teddy and bite into my pillow!

Darn you Tuesday, the 30th of May 2006!

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At 23:04, Blogger Logophile said...

Aw, Poor Minka, poor Otto!
Sleep tight, hon, tomorrow will be better,
we hope...

At 23:25, Blogger Doug said...

Oh, man, that's a bad day. Lots of sympathy. The first mark on a first car is a horror. 30/05/2006, I curse your name! And Iceland parking cop lady? You're on notice! And anyone who dares say an unkind word tomorrow, you deserve what she does to you.

Minka, I hope tomorrow a stranger buys you a cup of cocoa.

At 23:35, Blogger Minka said...

logo, thank you and I hope so too!

Doug, that could happen, but with my luck it has probably cinnamon in it :)

At 00:41, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

What an awful day! Poor, Minka, and your poor car!!
I'm sure you helped that kid, but it's his own fault if he doesn't pass. What a numbskull!
I hope tomorrow is much kinder to you... and your car.

At 02:02, Blogger karma said...

sheesh! make sure you get out of bed the right side from now on, OK?

At 02:09, Blogger SquareGirl said...

I've always wondered about what type of person would derive pleasure from the job of writing out tickets and making another individual unhappy.

I got peed on (and I mean everywhere, my hair, clothing, etc.) by a three year old who is in the middle of his potty training regimen), but you definitely have my day beat. Let's assume your in sotre for some really good days!

At 03:39, Blogger MyUtopia said...

I'm sorry you are having a wrough time. I had a wierd thing happen where the airline lost my luggage three times. When it was finally delivered I wasn't home so my apartment leasing office took it. Well they had it over night since I didn't get home before they closed. Well that night the leasing office was robbed and bag was ransaked. CRAZY!

At 04:35, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

It's good to have a big brother who knows how to kick ass isn't it? Doug, I am joining in!

Sorry about your day, the weird German girl, the parking ticket, Otto Dumbledore's injuries and the crazy man John Johnsson... I once dented the side of a car we had quite badly... drove it into a cement column that was in my blind spot and was quite short... cost 300 euros! Made me wanna kill everything in sight!


Come over and we shall yoga together... that'll help calm you down or if not it does wonders for the body! ;-)

At 11:31, Blogger brian said...

Like just sucks sometimes. I hope today is a better day for you. Maybe go out riding. My mother's father came from Breman in the 1930's. I am actually half German and 1/8 Danish.(The country, not the breakfast treat)

At 12:17, Blogger Minka said...

Ah you guys! Thank you.
I feel so much better today already. My friend Lisa is gonna show me the place where she had a pintjob done and maybe I can get a good price. I just feel bad for Otto Dumbledore. He is so pretty and now the other cars will point headlights at him and his injuries. It is just such a harsh thing :)

Jamie, tomorrow has turned out quite well. I am having tea and kicking back with a lovely book.

Karma, I made sure it would be my right foot this morning and so far ...things are ok. Bugger where is my left foot...?

Squaregirl, I get parking tickets in a way. Downtown is small and apparently teh state always needs money. I am willing to contribute my part...which I did. I payed for my spot. I wa sonly 5 minutes late and I think getting a ticket then is just cruel. I bet that parking guy waited mext to my car until the time was up and put a ticket right then! GIT!

myutopia, now that is crazy. I hope there was nothing of emotional value in that car!

miz B. yes I am very thankful for my big bro. And yoga? I´ll be right there!

Brian, see I knew there was something that connected us. You are 1/8 Danish, I am 1/4 Spanish. We mix all that and we get a ... swiss watch. Tough exterior, always on time and a very sleek design!

At 12:44, Anonymous Joel said...

Hope you have a great day Minka...I still think that everything - good and bad - happens for a reason...at least that's what I keep telling myself so as not to pull my hair out.

At 13:16, Blogger brian said...

LMAO-I have gone from being a delicious snack to a SWATCH. And how did you know that I am sleek! If you are feeling better, come on over and visit, although I can't guarentee that you won't feel worse. ;) Had a record high last Sat. of 97 degrees F, I guess that is around 36 C. Are you a futbol fan? Rooting for Germany?

At 13:24, Blogger Minka said...

joel, I am believing that as well. Not so much for the sake of my hair, but mor efor the sake of everybody elses!

Brian, I love Fussball! I canæt wiat for the 9th of June! Rooting for Germany? Not so much, I have seenthem play, you know! But I am always happy if they do well. ah...Michael Ballack time is about to start!

At 13:26, Blogger Fred said...

Speaking of things that drive me nuts...

How about the student that comes to me two days before the grades will be submitted and asks it they can do something for extra credit to bring up their grade.


At 13:41, Blogger Minka said...

I hear you Fred. Been there, done that and ruffled quite a few feathers. What are they thinking? Do we look like idiots? Get your act together kid!

At 13:42, Blogger brian said...

Do I detect a crush on a certain footballer? Sigh. You are right though, it looks like Argentina, my pick, or Brazil to be the champion. Although Sweden could be a darkhorse,(goes with the hockey titles). I don't get home until 6pm though, that's 11pm in Germany, so I will miss most of the action. Good thing for Eurosport.com. Love cycling also.

At 13:47, Blogger Minka said...

Brian, I can see we will have a lot to talk about in the near future. I am not sure about Sweden though, they start well, but crumble under pressure-my opinion. Argentina-a very possible could be! Brazil-I think our high expectations will be dissapointed. But it remains to be seen! I will actually be in the beginning of july in Germany...who knows, I might be lucky and catch one of teh finals...it is impossible to get tickets but there always is a way! ;)

At 14:09, Blogger brian said...

I look forward to it greatly, you can always send me e-mails. I don't know if you have been to Barngoddess's blog(in my sidebar), but she and I are talking today about my diet. Shame on me, two-timing you like this. ;)

At 14:58, Blogger snavy said...

Sorry your day was so terrible. Hugs.

Hope your Wednesday is much better.

At 16:03, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

oh dear, so this is what you meant when you mailed me yesterday...ack! That is just terrible.

Come on under Mother Hen's wing for a nice snuggle. Poor you and poor Otto.
*cluck, cluck, cluck*

Now tell me, what happens when guys come up to you and ask you if you have a lighter? As an ex-smoker, I'd be thinking they want to light a cigarette. No?

At 16:20, Blogger windowtomymind said...

Ticketed, laughed at and banged. Love it.

At 17:44, Blogger G said...

In a word - sucks!

Hope your today is better. I am right now driving around with a bit of a "scratch" read $300 on my bumper becaause I have to be practical. If it happened once, it could happen again, let's make it worth it.

At 19:42, Blogger ariel said...

Monika, even better, think twice if you should get out of bed at all! (yeah I know, not an option...) hey, here they are so tricky, they put ticket on your car while you are on your way to the machine! thought it'd made you feel lucky. :)

At 20:49, Blogger tsduff said...

I guess Blogger ate my post of yesterday... so sorry to hear of your bad day! Any one of those events would be a bummer in itself! Love the expressive post though...

At 23:04, Blogger Tim Rice said...

That is a rough day. Hope today was much better.

At 00:01, Blogger actonbell said...

Oh, Monika, I am so sorry to hear about your car being scratched, and that darned ticket! That certainly was a terrible, horrible, no-good day.
It was awfully nice of you to agree to tutor that lazy kid! And maybe you can get out of coffee-shopping with that young lady. She does sound rather annoying.

Happy Wednesday!

At 00:04, Blogger Doug said...

Actonbell, you left out "very bad"

At 00:32, Blogger Minka said...

Brian, it was fun, donæt worry about it. I haven´t been to her blog I think...and will check it out as soon as time allows!

snav, thanks I needed those! And today was so much better and when I had to get into my car, i decided not to look at its wounds. So Otto wouldnæt be too embarassed :)

Kyahgirl...so did I. Thought a question about a lighter means not so much a necessity for flmaing one´s bad habit. Every smoker usually has a lighter. They don´t leave the house without it! Do you have a lighter usually means something like, " If not, I am sure how we could heat this situation up!" It is not good, but they donæt seem to learn!

Ben, is my mysery amusing to you? Now you have anotehr target on your back, and believe you me, I know the city of Prague quite well. No point hiding there!

g- you have an intriguing point! I might wait to re-paint until the damage is worth the pay! Not just a pretty face, ey?

ariel, now that is just living on the edge. If that would happen to me I´d pull his hair and scream big german words at that person!

tsduff, yeah it came out quite well and as soon as I had scribbled it down and cursed once or twice...it was out of my system!

Tim, yes it was. Today didn´t really have a choice about the matter! :)

actonbell, you should have seen her. Throwing hands into teh air and body movements all over the place whilst shrieking in a very peculiar pitch...the stuff nightmares ar emade off!

Douglas, do you really wanna correct Actonbell? has oposition from yesterday not taught you anything?! Sje´´ll bombard you with much mor ethan simple oxymorons. I´ll stand by and hold the scrabble-board!

At 00:38, Blogger Doug said...

Hahaha, Minka. I was only trying to polish the crown of the queen of literature. Not scrabble! Not that!

At 01:20, Blogger Minka said...

Didn´t figure you to be the type for scrabble, maybe chess...but I don´t think even that!
Are there boardgames our Dawg likes?

At 02:59, Anonymous shayna said...

Poor Poor Minka!!! I'm sooo sooo sorry! :(

Hope Wednesday, the 31st of May 2006 was better on you! :)

At 03:30, Blogger Tom & Icy said...

Hoping for better days ahead for you!

At 04:02, Blogger consise10 said...

Mate,Im sorry you had such a negative time.Want something to laugh at read below:

Those bloody fucking idiots who look for cars with expired metres..then issue the dreaded slapstick 'pink' note on windscreen...need to get a life,join the armed forces and catch REAL crims! The bumbling laugh alot female fool needs to take a good look in her own mirror and laugh at her ridiculous,and
perhaps obvious nervousness..and stop irritating the hell out of her dinner guests!To the idiot parent who solicited the tutor...get real mate.

I dont know why minka...but this post has me laughing my head off!

At 04:39, Blogger AP3 said...


I had a bad day on Wednesday, the 31st of May 2006. May June be better for us both!

At 05:03, Blogger Doug said...

Chutes and Ladders, Minka


At 11:04, Blogger Minka said...

Rabbit, rabbit everybody!

shayna, it sure did! I put it behind me and it is so tough to be mad at the past.

Tom and Icy: Woof, woof!(hear, hear!)

consise, it was a funny post. It helps me to laugh about things, it is easier to get over them. My mom once told me that if you get to angry or frustrated you kill braincells, that cnaæt be replaced. Other braincells have to overtake their function as well, and that is when head-ache starts. So after an intitial outburst I try to look at the sunny side...I said TRY! :) Thank you for that lovely comment!

AP 3, I am so sorry to hear that! Hope whoever and whatever ticked you off, will have karma visiting it or him soon! Hase, hase!

Doug, :) I donæt see it (except maybe with your niece). But that had me laughing! Hase, Hase Douglas!

At 18:49, Blogger cube said...

Sorry that you and Otto had such a bad day.

At 00:05, Blogger windowtomymind said...

Love you, Minka! Your misery is my misery. I just had to chuckle a little.

Come and get me, I'd love to tour you around Ancona, Italy. But then, my enemies would be your enemies, and your current life would be your past.

At 22:31, Blogger Minka said...

cube, we have seen better days and I am sure other scratches will comes and go. It was just our first hit...we lived to tell teh tale :)

Ben, I´d be scared shitless :)


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