About Me

The bits and bobs about Yours Truly

Name: Maren

Nickname: Kiwi

DOB: August 27

Zodiac Sign: virgo / Native American: brown bear

Personality Type: INFJ

Hobbies: watching sports, listening to music, reading, blogging / social media, Postcrossing, writing, (sports) photography, Sporcle quizzes, bubble baths, being creative in one way or another, jigsaw puzzles, …

FAVORITES
– bands:
Bury Tomorrow, Architects, Disturbed, Polar, Any Given Day, Three Days Grace, Sonata Arctica, Five Finger Death Punch, Bullet For My Valentine, Jimmy Eat World, The Amity Affliction, Nightwish, U2, Eluveitie, …
I am also fond of 80s music and movie soundtracks and have a pretty eclectic mixed playlist on my iPod – ranging from classical and instrumentals to pop to trance. And there’s also a Hip Hop & R’n’B playlist. The majority is Rock and Metal, though.
– movies: The Dark Knight, Some Like It Hot, The Crow, Inception, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, American Beauty, and lots more. Won’t say “no” to a nice action flick that has Jason Statham in it.
– books: The Hotel New Hampshire (John Iriving), A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara), To Kill A Mocking Bird (Harper Lee), The Shadow Of The Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafón), Die Stadt der träumenden Bücher (Walter Moers), The Way Of Shadows / Shadow’s Edge / Beyond The Shadows (Brent Weeks), The Grapes Of Wrath (John Steinbeck), Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck), The Road (Cormack McCarthy), Demon Cycle (Peter V. Brett), 1984 (George Orwell), Neuromancer (William Gibson), The Dark Tower series (Stephen King), On The Road (Jack Kerouac) …
– sports:
football (soccer for you heathens 😉 ), American Football, hockey, baseball, handball, swimming, surfing, skydiving, MotoGP,  basketball, winter sports (esp. biathlon)
– teams:
New England Patriots, Hertha BSC, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Blue Jays, Kölner Haie, FC St. Pauli, THW Kiel, Florida Gators, Chicago Bulls & Cubs, US Swim Team
– colors:
blue, black, dark green
– countries:
New Zealand, Canada, Norway, Finland, Iceland, USA
– cities:
Barcelona, San Francisco, Christchurch (NZ), Berlin
– animals:
bears, giant pandas, sea otters, hedgehogs, owls, sharks, quokkas, meerkats, Border Terriers
– scent: all things vanilla, forest/nature after rain
– sound (aside from music): falling rain shortly before going to bed, waves crashing in

Random stuff: Route 66, aviation, the ocean, beaches, Batman, teddy bears, JFK, sunflowers, sarcasm, Paddington Bear, winter / snow, random acts of kindness, mental health awareness, concerts / concert memorabilia (such as signed tickets, setlists, guitar picks, drumsticks), song lyrics, (urban) sunsets

Life motto: “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”