She’s thinkin’: How did I get here?

Just a quick update to let you know I’m still alive. Next Monday I’ll have an exam and I’ll do a consecutive interpretation* in our weekly conference, so I’ll be buried under paper, glossaries, to-do-lists and more paper…

The title is brought to you by Lily Allen. Cool lyrics and a matching video.

Anyway, here’s a card I made. If you have any questions, let me know!

CIMG8856-1 Inspiration from Nina B. (Croatia)

*= Interpreting (Dolmetschen) is not to be mistaken with translating (รœbersetzen), since the latter refers to a written transfer whereas interpreting is oral (consecutive = rendered after the speaker has finished, often with the help of special notation / simultaneous = rendered at the same time with the means of a sound-proof booth and headsets). [by no means is this a complete description]

Jimmy was a local boy…

but he’s seen much more than the change in the weather… *jumpityjump*

Ah well, the Rifles concert yesterday evening was way cool ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I’m officially pooped out since we had our first Monday conference on the causes and effects of the economic/financial crisis. Complicated stuff, heavy on special vocab and this time each booth (two people) had to cope with the whole thing (1 1/2 hrs). The speaker was very fluent and it was quite interesting, but his sentences were kinda endless and very dense. Phew, at least I survived.

Anyhow, I hope I don’t get sick since on Wednesday Maximo Park will come to Frankfurt – today I took some time to listen to their relatively new album (Quicken the Heart) as a whole and I can’t express properly how happy their music makes me. They truly are my favourite band and I’m super grateful to get the opportunity to see them. Wheee!

To finish, meet some cards I made using Basic Greys Offbeat Collection Pack, some buttons and bobbin lace. Sentiments are Rubons respectively a stamp from SU. In the background there’s some Heather Bailey fabric. Some candy was harmed in the making of these pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

bird offbeat

butterfly offbeat closeup

radish offbeat

three offbeat minicards

Hope you like ’em ๐Ÿ™‚
I’m gonna lie around in my bed now and beg for not getting sick, puh-leez!!!!
See you around!

Made it!

As you might have realized, I wasn’t exactly dedicated to update my page in the last time.
For those of you who know me it’ll be clear why. For those of you who don’t:
I’ve been spending my time at University a lot, I had some kind of “crash course” for consecutive interpreting, which takes up a whole semester and in the end you’ll be put up for an exam (5 minutes consecutive English into German). It’s the point where it’ll be decided whether you’re going to be allowed to begin interpreting after 4 semesters of basic studies in translation. So this very exam was today aaaaaaand – I passed!
Well, I have to admit that it was quite close since I was so nervous that I couldn’t really concentrate on the audio file. Btw Kudos to Nathalie, Damaris and Janina for such excellent speeches!
Now all of us can finally sing: Bye bye stress, bye bye nervousness…!
There won’t be any lectures until October, which means lots of time to relax, aaah that’s great!
I’m also planning to post more entries (I really dunno why I always blog in English…) about my new hobby, about websites worth visiting and many other things.
We’ll see how well I cope with that mid-year resolution ๐Ÿ˜‰
And now I’m going to get ready to party, yayyy!