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About cybil

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  • Location NRW
  • Nationality American
  • Gender Female
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  • Interests Photography, historical fiction, creative writing, cats

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  1. What are you listening to right now?

    Uptown Funk! Eat another Easter chocolate and get your funk on.        
  2. What are you watching right now?

    An interesting short documentary about the women who were part of Bauhaus. I never really liked Bauhau architecture but I do like some of the furnature and textiles! Moreover I found it really interesting to hear about women who studied and worked at Bauhaus in the 1920s. I'd never heard about them before. 
  3. I came here thinking I could pick up everything quickly (new language, good job, friends), only to discover I suddenly had some limitations and those have not all improved with time here, so I have come to accept the limitations and focus on the things I have (be thankful I have a job at all, that I can get by ok in daily life auf Deutsch, that though I have no friends nearby but at least I don't have the troubled friends I had back in the old country!)   Today I am thankful for anything good in my life in Germany. I can't say that I was so thankful in my old life in America, I was always hoping for 'more' somehow, and this 'more' thinking was prevalent in my first years in Germany too: it only led to self-disappointment and a looming sense of regret, so I dumped it.    
  4. Are people with tattoos stupid?

    Ex-prisoner tattoos are about as aesthetically disturbing as the scars on forearms of 'cutter' teens (1980s). There's a loaded story behind both sorts; a story you probably don't ever really want to hear. 
  5. Being the outsider in a village

    Beats dodge ball, the all-American subburban street game where two teams take turns throwing a large rubber ball at one another's bodies. When you get slugged by one of these, the other team gets the ball so you better dodge it! 
  6. What are you cooking today?

    ''s what's for dinner'
  7. What are you listening to right now?

    Aaron Copeland's 'Billy the Kid' The part that brings the first a smile to my face comes around 5:15, giddy up!  
  8. What made you laugh today?

    2,750 Oreo cookies used to re-create the opening sequence from 'Game of Thrones' how Or(eo)iginal.       
  9. What are you watching right now?

    The barn dance from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.  
  10. What are you listening to right now?

    Whistling in the Dark sung by Julie Andrews   
  11. The Interstellar Asteroid Oumuamua

    When they pick up a message along the lines of, 'Dave, what are you doing?' or the song 'Daisy' emitted from that thing, we'll know that HAL 9000 is back. 
  12. The 'big cigar in the sky' otherwise known as Oumuamua is making astronomers and just curious people like me scratch our heads. What is it really? Where did it come from? How did it end up in our solar system or was it 'sent' here? Is it just a piece of space trash from some other system or what? How could it speed up while in our solar system? Is there someone/thing driving it or is it on auto pilot or is it a ship of some kind at all? Astronomy magazine has an article here: but I open this thread for people to both have fun speculating about it or also to try and have a serious look at it, and wonder about it. 
  13. All Things Wales

    After recently watching the series 'The Story of Wales,' I felt that the 5 part overview of the history of Wales was missing something, mainly much of any mention of women.    Here are some interesting links I found today that gave me pleanty to help fill in some of that missing information:   Welsh Women's History 1900-1918:  (audio interviews with accomanying text and photos) Welsh Women's History: Women's Archive Wales: