All posts by Matthias Scheler

Best Burger in Town

A few weeks ago I was very unhappy because my favourite burger is no longer available. I’ve finally come to terms with my loss thanks to the gourmet burger kitchen.

My wife spoted their local restaurant in Cambridge when we cycled in the city centre today. After our appointment we decided to try it out. The name gives it away: they have a lot of burgers on their menu with all kinds of meats and flavours and even several vegetarian options. We both ordered a Blue Cheese burger, fries and salad. The amount of food we ended up with was impressive, one portion of fries and salad would have been enough. Our meal was really delicious and we even managed to eat most of it.

Stuffed and happy we continued shopping expedition. Despite the lovely weather we passed on ice creams because we weren’t even a little bit hungry.

Pirates of Hollywood: The Curse of the Bad Sequel

Last Sunday my wife and I watched Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End in a local cinema. And like Spider-Man 3 the movie didn’t impress me very much. A confused story, inconsistencies, superfluous subplots and missing scenes spoiled the party. And while the second part at least contained a lot of slapstick the third part was dark and depressing. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was a really good movie but its sequels fall short of it unfortunately. A friend of mine even wondered whether the scripts were written by the same people who came up with the sequels of Highlander. πŸ™‚

At the end of the year big film-studios will probably once again complain about the box-office results and blame it on movie piracy. But it will of course not occur to them that people don’t like bad sequels or the hundredth bad copy of Finding Nemo.

Insomnia

I hate it when this happens: I’m tired, in bed and my body is nevertheless refusing to go to sleep. Instead my mind keeps bombarding me with thoughts and I can’t relax. After an hour I finally gave up tonight and got up before I woke up my wife.

I’m not sure what causes this sleep disorder. My best guess is that it is stress related. And of course it happens at the worst possible time. In this case at the end of a bank holiday weekend which means I’ve got to go to work tomorrow. With only a few hours of sleep it will be a great day. πŸ™

Well, at least it is the perfect time to listen to Insomnia by Faithless.