Archive for February, 2009

I’m in the doghouse

Posted by Anne on February 28th, 2009

I’m in the doghouse with Google – they’ve taken my site off for 30 days because it was hacked and so I don’t meet their standards. My personal Lent – at least it’s not 40 days Englisch lernen/ BC: animated explanation of the idiom “I’m in the doghouse” here. Why are poor outsiders called “dogs”? […]


Posted by Anne on February 27th, 2009

For over a year now my dear host Christian has put up with my Moodle platform. You’ll remember, I ran a few courses on it and did something for the LMU and for the VHS, and I was intending to run a train-the-trainer session for MELTA. But being hacked has come as a shock and […]

Testing after the hack

Posted by Anne on February 26th, 2009

Will you accept a post, dear blog? The hackers came in through Moodle. Fuckers. Thanks Christian.

Survey/Stöckchen: Which podcasts do you listen to?

Posted by Anne on February 25th, 2009

Hört Ihr Podcasts auf Englisch? Wenn ja, welche? Ich schreibe einen Artikel für Lehrer/Lehrerinnen und würde mich über Eure Erfahrungsberichte freuen. Do you listen to any podcasts? If so, which ones? Please feel free to pass the question on. I’m writing something for MELTA News about good listening on the internet.

Blue Thunderbird

Posted by Anne on February 25th, 2009

Rod sent me this: “BTW — the gold Cadillac is beautiful and there are an amazing number of wonderfully restored US vintage cars around Munich. They show up at various shows from time to time. The blue T-Bird was on Theresienwiese last June along with hundreds of other wonderful pieces. Got a bit nostalgic.” Wow, […]

One trick pony

Posted by Anne on February 24th, 2009

We were thinking of a few people we love as we watched “The Wrestler” tonight. Bruce Springsteen wrote the touching title song for Mickey Rourke. The Oscar? Who cares, said Mickey. “You can’t eat it, you can’t fuck it, and it won’t get me into heaven.” Have you ever seen a one trick pony in […]

Gold Cadillac

Posted by Anne on February 23rd, 2009

Detroit is going down. The whole rescue package is just so hopeless. I remember when American cars were still attractive. Cadillacs were the family car, my dad’s one life-long fetish, bought used for second-hand glamor. That was until the oil crises hit, when he got sensible and we got a VW beetle and then later […]