Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lilly rocks the Saustall

In the village where I grew up, there is a fun project called pigbrother, which I'd really like for all of you to know about - and even more important, to support it :)
(The website is in German)



4 piglets grow up on local farm, and during a time of 6 weeks you can watch those cute animals on a live cam. But you can not only watch them, but you can choose one of them and support it by registering and feeding it with virtual potatoes once a day.

And now I'm at the point where I want to ask for your support. Please vote for Lilly! She's the smallest of the piglets, and we want her to grow!



There are already support groups for Lilly on studiVZ and facebook called "Lilly rocks the Saustall" (in English: Lilly rocks the pigpen).

Among those people who vote for the winning pig, prizes are drawn. Unfortunatley, participation is only possible for residents of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

All pictures courtesy of www.pigbrother.at

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cherry blossoms

Quite a few of my fellow students are spending this term abroad (if you're interested, you can find their respective blogs here and here and here ).

Anyway, the two guys who are staying in Japan wrote about the traditional annual celebration of Sakura, the blossoming of the Japanese cherry trees.
Well, cherry trees are blossoming not only in Japan, but also in Austria.







These wonderful blossoms reminded me of a quick scarf that was published in one of the past issues of the awesome online knitting magazine knitty.com: Nagano Sakura

Here are some impressions of my version:







I also finished my project for the 2nd SKC KAL: Karma Tank



My knee is also improving rapidly. After 4 weeks at home (including the 1 week I spend at the hospital), I've been back to university for 2 days now. What shall I say - I think I've never been quite so happy to study again :)
I have to wear a brace that prevents my knee from doing any harmful movements like rotations. Actually, this isn't all that uncomfortable.





The cuts are healing nicely, too. I'll be up to full speed in no time at all.

Anyway. I don't want to end this post with this ugly pic of my even more ugly knee. Something nice of two of our horses having fun instead: