The Ten Year MeMe
Ten years ago
I was probably preparing something for my German Highschool degree (the so called Abitur) at Gymnasium Bad Nenndorf
. Well, surely not in March. The last exams were in May, so around this time there might have been Easter holidays. Or parties. We really partied a LOT. We had different groups in our class - I was among the party organizers. Two weeks ago I occasionally met one out of my class in a night train - was was travelling from Kiel to Hannover, I was going home to my parents. Nice. Greetings to Lutz!
Five years ago I was looking for "my first own flat". Well, I was living in Hamburg for more or less exactly four years by then. The first half year I was living in a beautiful flat in the district called "Barmbek" - but it was only for half a year because the original inhabitant was studying abroad for half a year. Then I moved into a student's house with 5 people on my floor. After 3 1/2 years I was so sick of it. And my boyfriend even more. The bed was small, everything was tiny, there was no space for a television, the house was ugly...
Me and my upcoming flatmate Katharina had two criterias for searching - enough space and within reach of the Alster and St. Pauli. The football stadium as well as the surrounding city district. Yeah, and then we found a seemingly nice flat in the street called Koppel, close to the Alster, nice old house which has survived General Harris - and 3 fine lads in the fifth floor from where you could watch over the whole water area and have a top view on the Japanese Fireworks celebrating the cherry blossom.
Three years ago - I don't fucking know. 2002 started with an new efford to finish my studies, I choose economics as an additional field of study. But that might have happened sometimes in 2001 as well. But we got a new lecturer in Turcology, and in March 2002 we finished his first course. Not much rock'n'roll around that time, as far as I remember...
One year ago I was busy with studying as well. Just finished my first "Hauptseminar" in history, fixed a lot of things at the website of the Derboven family because Lee Myrthe has won the title "Miss Schau der Besten". There were a lot of concerts and interviews around this time (Monster Magnet, for example!) - and my sweetheart Bobo was on tour with Morbid Angel.
Same procedure as last year, James?
This year has started. Did it? Yes? Already in the third month? Really? University's a bummer, I don't fuckin' remember anything, I might have just gathered a little rest of consciousness at the end of february when they closed the library for the rest of the holidays, but the rest ist fog and mist.
Yesterday I was helping my new flat mate Stefan cleaning his old flat and re-organizing our new kitchen. Stefan came to me like the "deus ex machina" - after I got really desperate with searching for a new flat I received his email on last wednesday. He answered me on thursday, we visited the new flat together, slept it over and agreed - and on saturday, sunday and yesterday I was already helping him painting the walls and doors and moving in. Everything changed in minutes. Crazy and true. At the moment it looks like a very nice place to live in and it growed with every little bit we did.
Today the same, we emptied and cleaned my future room. I visited Larry in the Markthalle to check who's gonna help me tomorrow. Plus I visited Joey, Erin, Rob and all the other poor guys stuck in a Metallysee tour. Well, they have No Mercy...
Tomorrow I'll move into my new room. Yeeha! What a kickstart. Last wednesday I was thinking gloomily about moving back to my parents for a while, being homeless, or, the worst option, moving into a suburb quarter in the east of Hamburg. And now I'm going to move to St. Pauli/Altona. But the districts of Hamburg are a topic of their own, more about this next time...
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