Mittwoch, 31. Dezember 2008

Happy New Year!

May each day in the week be a good day
May the Lord always watch over you

And may all of your hopes turn to wishes

And may all of your wishes come true

May each day in the month be a good day

May you make friends with each one you meet

And may all of your daydreams be memories

And may all of your memories be sweet

The weeks turn to months and the months into years
There'll be sadness and joy, there'll be laughter and tears

But one thing I pray to heaven above

May each of your days be a day full of love

May each day in the year be a good day

May each dawn find you happy and gay

And may all of your days be as lovely

As the one you shared with me today

May each day of your life be a good day
And good night.
(c) Andy Williams

Click on the Bear to see the NewYear pictures!

Mittwoch, 24. Dezember 2008

Merry Christmas to all and to all, a good night!

Bear is not religious, but Bear still thinks that the meaning of these words are true and should be in our hearts not only this very day, but always.
Let there be peace on earth,
and let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on Earth,
the peace that was meant to be.

With God as our Father,
brothers all are we,
Let me walk with my brother,
in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me,
let this be the moment now.
With every step I take,
let this be my solemn vow,

To take each moment and live each moment
in peace, eternally.
Let there be Peace on Earth,
and let it begin with me.

Words and Music by Jill Jackson and Sy Miller ~1955

Let me finish with the words of Tiny Tim:

Merry Christmas! And God bless us, everyone!

Montag, 15. Dezember 2008

Nervous breakdown

Bear is really close to a nervous breakdown. Bear had to go to uni before going to work to pick up some books. Shortly before Bear arrived at university, Bear noticed the front of her car smoking. Bear parked, opened the front and saw the cooling system smoking. And dripping. No other signs of over heating. Bear couldn't believe it.

Bear had her car in the garage on Friday (today is Monday). Because of new glow plugs Bear needed. Bear's car wouldn't start anymore after resting for two days. Bear had the ÖAMTC coming helping her to start and telling her that she would need new glow plugs.
That was actually the fifth time Bear's car was in the garage. Bear bought that car at the beginning of September. And it had already been to the garage for f*cking five times. First the plug of the front lights melted away. Then Bear had to have the brakes repaired. After that the rear end of the muffler (exhaust pipe) broke. Then the front of the muffler broke. (Both in the middle of the night of course). And last week Bear needed the new glow plugs. And now the cooling system broke down. Bear was close to tears. Well, actually Bear was not close anymore, Bear was in tears. Why oh why does Bear have to have such a wreck?!! Bear had to get rid off her Mini because she couldn't afford the repairs that had to be done. But looking at that wreck of a car Bear now has, she should have just sticked to the Mini... too late now.

Bear had the ÖAMTC coming. Again. At least Bear knows now what she is paying for monthly... He was really quick and really nice. And thank God and every saint that watches over Bear and her cars, it was only a tube to the cooling system that was broken. He could repair that. Bear needn't go to the garage again. Bear was happy. Though still in tears and close to breaking down, but happy that it was so easily done.

Bear hates that car. Next time anything will happen to that wreck, Bear will just smash it into the next wall. And wreck it. Completely. Once for all.

Sonntag, 7. Dezember 2008

Horns, masks, wild creatures and a happy Bear

Bear dragged Eva along to a "Perchtenlauf" in Hollabrunn on 29th of Nov. Bear has a Perchten-Fetish she guesses. Bear luuuvs those creatures. Eva doesn't. Eva is extremely afraid. Bear doesn't understand why.

Anyway, Bear dragged Eva along. Lots of people there. And quite some time to wait. Fortunately it was not too cold. Bear told Eva as much as she could about this tradition. They are supposed to chase old and bad spirits of the old year away and bring luck. When they hit you (and they hit especially only young girls and women) you're supposed to find a man in the following year.

Eva got hit a few times. So did Bear.
Bear loved it! Eva didn't! Although she is happy now, that Bear forced her having a picture taken with one of those creatures. Lots of them were there. About five groups. And the really good thing about this in Hollabrunn is, that they run around free. Of course there is Security but they are mainly concentrated on the Perchten. As they don't see much with those masks and their costumes are very heavy along with the bells. One could easily burn them with a cigarette or something... Anyway, they run around free. And that's good. Bear cannot explain properly what she likes so much about it. It's probably the wild, animalic charisma that engages them. For Bear it's very manly. And very desenchanting when they take their masks off. For Eva it's relieving.
And as for the small children. None of them was afraid! Not the slightest bit. And the Perchten were very nice to the children. Stroke their heads, let them touch their masks and carry them around.

Bear needs to get a mask of her own. A cruel, frightening looking and horny one...

Check out all the pictures Perchtenläufe

Samstag, 6. Dezember 2008

Saint Nick, Saint Nick!

Knecht Ruprecht
Theodor Storm (1817-1888)
Von drauß' vom Wald komm ich her;
ich muss euch sagen, es weihnachtet sehr!
All überall auf den Tannenspitzen
sah ich goldene Lichtlein sitzen;
und droben aus dem Himmelstor
sah mit großen Augen das Christkind hervor.
Und wie ich so strolcht' durch den finstern Tann,
da rief's mich mit heller Stimme an:
"Knecht Ruprecht", rief es, "alter Gesell,
hebe die Beine und spute dich schnell!
Die Kerzen fangen zu brennen an,
das Himmelstor ist aufgetan.
Alt' und Junge sollen nun
von der Jagd des Lebens einmal ruhn;
und morgen flieg ich hinab zur Erden;
denn es soll wieder Weihnachten werden!"
Ich sprach: "O lieber Herre Christ,
meine Reise fast zu Ende ist;
ich soll nur noch in diese Stadt,
wo's eitel gute Kinder hat."
"Hast denn das Säcklein auch bei dir?"
Ich sprach: "Das Säcklein, das ist hier:
Denn Äpfel, Nuss und Mandelkern
essen fromme Kinder gern."
"Hast denn die Rute auch bei dir?"
Ich sprach: "Die Rute, die ist hier;
doch für die Kinder nur, die schlechten,
die trifft sie auf den Teil, den rechten.
Christkindlein sprach: "So ist es recht!
So geh mit Gott, mein treuer Knecht!"
Von drauß' vom Walde komm ich her;
ich muss euch sagen, es weihnachtet sehr!
Nun sprecht, wie ich's hier drinnen find!
Sind's gute Kind sind's böse Kind?