Friday, 11 April 2014

Nokta reads 03/2014...

Okay, March was just gone as quick & crazy as February.
And since I was reading on one heavy book, thanks Martin, and had loads of stuff & thangs to do... let's just say I didn't read many books. ;)

A game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) - George R. R. Martin
★★★★★★★★☆☆
I've waited almost 20 years now to read the first Book in this Series.
Why did I wait this long? -'Cause I thought he, Martin, would actually write the Series in less than a Decade... but no, Monsieur likes us to wait for each Book Aeons while bitching about Fans writing Fanfiction from his Series.
-Possible Spoilers coming-
So, where do I start? -With the stubborn, honourable Lord Eddard Stark or maybe his idiotic, close to imbecile Wife and eldest Daughter, Lady Catelyn Tully Stark and Sansa Stark respectively?
Or perhaps I should tell you of Jon Snow, who apparently knows nothing, or his favourite half-sister Arya Stark. They are not involved in any incestuous way... unlike the Queen (of the 7 Realms) Cersei who hops into bed with her younger Twin brother Ser Jaime Lannister, The Kingslayer, since they both can walk properly.
But what do I know, after all Jaime has begotten 3 children with her, whom are deemed King Robert Baratheon's children by everyone.
Until someone by the name Lord John Arryn, First Hand of the King, finds out and dies mysteriously before he can tell the (right) People.
Oh, and then the aforementioned Lord Eddard finds out. Ans shit hits the fan... not literally though, mind you. Would be a messy thing.
Seems like I forgot to mention the midget Tyrion Lannister, no he doesn't have threesomes with his siblings Cersei & Jaime.
Though, he is quite the Fornicator in the Book. No Whorehouse is safe from him and he's one of the only people in this Book who actually thinks before talking or acting. I liked him, besides Arya.
Oh, and while we're talking about Strumpets and such, there is the cunning Lord Petyr Baelish, medieval Pimp extra-ordinaire.
This book would have gotten more than 8 out of the 10 Stars, if Martin hadn't given me so much BS with underage smut and the likes regarding the 13 year old (Khaleesi) Daenerys and her wannabe (Turkic/Mongolic) Dothraki Nomad husband Khal Drogo. I don't need to know that his member is still slick from sex before and such bullcrap. For that I have smutty fan-fiction.
On the plus, I adored Jory... and Arya ... and Tyrion.
Give this a try, you don't have to read the other books in the Series if you don't want to, but really should at least try #1.

Currys - Regina Rechter
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆
There were too many Recipes with meat in it... *blergh* or I might have given it more Stars.
PS - I've known around a handful of Hindus well enough in private, and from circa 10 only 1 would eat meat (Making it around 10%). And none of that meat would have been beef/cow... I mean, Hello-o... they are sacred Beings to them!!!

Wok - Regina Rechter
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆
A lot of these Recipes didn't even have real chinese Ingredients in them most of the time. Only here & there would the Author throw in some Soy-sauce, Mue-Er mushrooms and maybe a few Mung Beans here and some Mie noodles there. Very Cliché!
I was waiting for her to tell us, that Chop Suey was the national chinese Dish, but she didn't go that far... thank Goodness!
(A Game of Thrones is not present her,
'cause I read it via smart-phone from our public Library)

What did your read in the past Month?
Did the Year, so far, pass for you as quick as it did for me!? :)

Yours, 
 Nokta

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Tumblr Tuesday XIII

It came to me, while watching a few old family Photographs last weekend, that sometimes the effect of no colour gives an image a certain kind of Flair. What do you think? Maybe even better than with Colour?
(Links are below the images, should you fancy to Like them on Tumblr and for Crediting of course.)





When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and White, you photograph their souls!
- Ted Grant

I hope you are having a good week so far!? :)
Be inspired...

Yours, 
 Nokta

Monday, 31 March 2014

Yummy linkage love!

I am slowly working myself towards a personal goal of mine for this Summer... and to not get myself too worked up I like to try recipes I found through the people I watch by various places...
Here my fave 3 recipes of the past weeks.

Something sweet...

Something quick...
Pinecone Camp: Baked

And something for the heart...


This Wednesday I will go to a meeting & then we will see how  & most of all where I will spent my Summer.
I am very excited... keep your fingers crossed for me, will you?
Have a nice day, y'all...

Yours, 
 Nokta

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Tumblr Tuesday XII

Since I have had a hard week and a half behind me, I will post a few inspiring pieces from my my Tumblr Feed/Reblog, which brought me safely through day to day life & that super heavy case of vertigo.
(Links are below the images, should you fancy to Like them on Tumblr and for Crediting of course.)





I wanted to thank everyone, whom had such nice words/comments for me in the last entry.
The vertigo is getting better, sometimes it comes back in the middle of the night but not as hard.
Love you all to bits! xoxoxo

Oh, and that Project/Thingy I mentioned in passing, a few weeks ago, is getting bigger... so Tumblr Tuesday is going to become a Bi Monthly posting instead of the Weekly installment, 'cause I have a lot of work & preparation in front of me in the coming 3.5 Months.
I am so not happy about this, but the outcome will be worth it. ( I hope!)

Yours, 
 Nokta

Sunday, 23 March 2014

The Art of lying Sideways withouut waking up from Vertigo

Hey there, how are you all doing? Fine?
Great, that's Better than how I feel. (Yes, you might pity me now, just a tiny bit though... okay, enough! Thank you kindly.)

I have been lying almost all week with a very, very severe case of what I believe to be Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
I hate the guts out of Doctors, so I did some research on the Interwebz, to be really sure what my problem was. And since it has been the 4'th or 5'th time since Mid August 2013 that I had this kind of Vertigo, I looked at the symptoms & asked my friend Google what to do.

And to make a long Story short, I found something called the Epley-Manöver! *Shakes Fist in the Air*

I went to my Drug Dealer of the Day, also called Youtube and found these lovely Videos -> Looky here!
These are the two english Vids, which were of particular Help! Video1 & Video2.
(There were more in german & a few other languages I watched, but not everyone understands them so only post these.)

I might need to do this more than once since I have the BPPV on both sides, but it feels slightly better all ready.

Yup, that was me... so how was your week?


Yours, 
(dizzy) Nokta

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Tumblr Tuesday XI

I find these Spoons quite inspiring... I would like some of these for myself.
What about you?
(Links are below the images, should you fancy to Like them on Tumblr and for Crediting of course.)







What do you think? -Needless or gorgeous? ;)

Yours, 
 Nokta

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