free audio books

Look, free audio books!!!
How cool!

Little Women starts with kids discussing what they would like to buy ; )

What I do not like about audio books most of the time is when the readers sing song around and stress intonation way too much. ANNOYING!!

The complete opposite is mp3s on Project Gutenberg read by a monotonous computer voice ; )

Well well, I still do not have the perfume and am debating whether to get it or not on a daily basis. I could buy it with the amazon voucher and not even violate my rules. It is starting to become ridiculous....


Pussy Riot

As a not insignificant number of my readers (12 out of 75) gains access from the Russian Federation: Drushba, my Russian friends! I hope you are all supporting Pussy Riot!
Oh shit, now I cannot travel to Russia....

oh, what the ...

ok, I am buying the perfume!!!

... ...

The perfume will make me happy, I need the perfume.


Life sucks, I want the perfume.

Danke für meine Arbeitsstelle

work sucks, I want the perfume.



Bought two more things:

1. cheapo Axolotl Roadkill. Commentary: I consider a book really good if I want to re-read it again and again. Do I want to re-read A. R.: ? No!! Conclusion: I want an Axolotl (*). They smile.

2. wool. Am knitting little hats right now.

Conclusion: Whenever I leave the house I buy things.

I will only post a picture of my knitting if I am urged on by plenty of commentaries to do so ; )

*just read they are an endangered species, how sad.



I bought clothes today....oh no. Of course I can justify it: I needed short pants for our upcoming vacation and I did not have one single pair. So I bought two.......and a pullover.....which I needed for....winter. Winter is coming! So F. says I failed in my 'mission' here. I personally see it as something that was bound to happen and it will not discourage me from trying to continue with the original idea. Buying nothing I do not need.


Give-away! Yay!

Give-away today!

I keep buying these big hair thingies (hairbands?), although they give me headaches and do not stay on my head the way the lady in this great tutorial suggests...

So those of you who know me personally, live in my immediate area, and have longish hair (not a prerequisite, really), let me know if you'd like to have these. I only tried them out once and they don't work for me....


welcome no. 2

btw: welcome, follower no. 2 !!
One month into blogging here I seem to have run out of ideas what to post already, as I am simply not buying things.
I just haven't had the time to want to buy things, really. The temptation is there but it is not as strong as I thought it would be. Just knowing I have this blog and to buy something would mean to admit defeat is enough, ; )
I do not think of myself as a competitive person, but maybe I am, after all.

The other day I cleared out a huge bag of old clothes from the basement and put them in one of these containers. I know they are selling these clothes, not giving them away, so I do not shove the clothes all the way in but let them sit on the front bit of the container. So people who are really in need of clothes can come by and just take what they need. I 've seen this happen twice, it works.

It feels good to get rid of old things that only take up space. Maybe a better feeling than buying new stuff.

But: Just read an article in TIME  magazine that celebrity women (and men) wearing cheaper clothing (Zara, H&M etc.) generate a new kind of problem: People buy a lot more clothes than they used to because they want to have what celebs have and they can afford it these days. So a lot more clothes a produced and then thrown out to generate room for more new clothes. I've been doing this for years - not buying celeb stuff but buying too many clothes only to throw stuff out and buy more.

I guess my reduced income puts a natural stop to this ; )


Back in a world without dixie toilets ; )
Very glad I bought wet wipes!!! And disinfectant!!!

What I definitely should buy for the next festival, no way around it: boots my size ; )
Sorry S., I think I might have destroyed yours....or wait, it wasn't me- it was WACKEN!!!