After a long journey, I got home tired, but happy. I unpacked my things to put them into washing machine and everything reminded me of two weeks of beaches, sunscreen and coconut sorbet. A pure pleasure and a long lasting memory… 16 months ago
Maybe a bit too gruesome for my taste, but a gripping thriller for sure. I haven’t read any of his earliers books (this seems to be part of a longer series), but I will definitely follow up on this. I liked the easy reading and the twisting story line. 16 months ago
A friend/colleague invited us for dinner at her place and the food was fabulous and there was lots of bubly. It was great – the only down point is a bit too much gossip. But overall a great night (except for getting up in the morning) 17 months ago
uff, I did not look forward to this, but I am happy it happened. One of the scary things that are no longer scary once you do it.
Plus, I was very good at not giving into all the christmas chocolate and cookies that are lying around the office. 17 months ago
Once in a while I really enjoy cleaning the appartment. Did the laundry, dishes, cleaned the floors, took the garbage… good progress.
Also trying to have a quite night tonight and hopefully wake up tomorrow with renewed energy. 17 months ago
It’s a number of short stories about Sedaris’ life, which are supposed to be funny and tragic, but I felt more the tragic part. I find it hard to laugh about tragic or sad things. It’s interesting though how he tries to combine the two.
I unfortunately read a bad translation. Maybe the original would be funnier. 17 months ago
It took me a long time to read this book. Part of it is due to the pace of the book itself, part of it is that I couldn’t warm to the characters. I didn’t feel their love, I didn’t see what they found in each other. I could only relate to the end about founding a home away from home. 17 months ago
A decidedly weird book about four guys in Miami in the 80s. It’s a bit funny, a bit shocking and mostly weird. I still enjoyed it somehow. 17 months ago
Do you know what you want to do with your life after university? it’s just a step in the right direction if you know what you want and that can make the studying or going to class a lot easier. Don’t worry too much… you might still find the right things for you. 17 months ago
As part of quality control at work all new project need to pass through an exam. I had spend a lot of time in preparing all the paperwork… and it paid off. People were excited about the project, had very few questions… all good. 17 months ago
That is one thing that will always be my favorite. The feeling of fresh sheets on my skin. Just perfect. 17 months ago
What can I say? Interesting, very different, a bit scary… but still a good time and great food. 17 months ago
Now, this is getting difficult to find something. Another day of being sick… hm… so what made me happy was …drinking tea? 17 months ago
I was coming down with a bad cold so I stayed home – weak, voiceless and in general not so happy. But the good thing was just lying in bed and letting the world go by. 17 months ago
I didn’t feel well all day and spent the lunch break going to the pharmacy to pick up some stuff. What I noticed though, that it feels so good to just go for a walk after sitting in a meeting all day. I doesn’t even take long and it made me feel a lot better than sitting in the cafeteria eating bad food. 17 months ago
Whenever I come back from travelling and I wait at the airport for my luggage etc. I call home to tell them I am ok. It’s always a good feeling and part of coming home. 17 months ago
Classic example of how something bad can turn into something really nice. We got stuck in traffic for ever so that in the end we didn’t even go to the airport anymore – i was too late anyway. So I changed my flight to the next morning and had a wonderful evening with strangers, which I am so glad I didn’t miss. 17 months ago
My hotel room had hot water for about 30 seconds only so the showers I took there have not been particularly enjoyable. So today I had a shower in my colleagues room and enjoyed the pleasure of standing under scalding hot water for a long time. 17 months ago
Had a long wonderful chat with a friend including friendly gossiping, some confidences and just a good time. 17 months ago
Travelling is always exciting for me and that first bite of local food is always good. I didn’t have any food all day due to a hectic day with lots of meeting and no time for anything. So when I finally had the time, the food tasted amazing. 17 months ago
I had a terrible connection and was so tired at my stopover… so I fell asleep in the lounge chair and slept so deeply I don’t even sleep in my bed. Didn’t make me particularly happy, but made me feel sooo good. 17 months ago
I love random conversations with strangers and taxi drivers are always a good source for that. Today I had a young and endearingly naive taxi driver on his third day on the job. We had a fun discussion about the world and the art of taxi driving… made me happy. 17 months ago
I just had a huge laugh at myself looking in the mirror. I had ordered a couple of tunic shirts for my upcoming to trip to A. ... and they look absolutely terrible on me. Two of them look like I stole my mother’s nightgowns, one looks like I chose to wear a tent and the third one looks like a dress. The problem or the hilarious thing (depending how you look at it) is that I don’t really have a choice to not wear them. So nightgowns here I come…. I am sure I will not be the only one having a laugh at it. 18 months ago
This is not going well. I go to bed around 11 to midnight and then wake up around 3.30 and am awake for an hour or so. For no reason I can identify – no nightmares, no particular thoughts keeping me awake. No matter at what time my alarm clock rings 5,6,7 or 8 I still feel exhausted. This is so annoying and I don’t know what to do about it. Any ideas are welcome. 18 months ago
I have been thinking about buying a car for a while now, but haven’t been able to come to a decision. The car would be for a few pracitical reasons (getting groceries, going to my parents etc.), a few good reasons (being able to go horse riding etc.) and probably another lazy reasons (go to work in half the time). On the other hand there is the huge cost involved even if I leave out the cost of buying (which I don’t mind as much) and the environmental cost. I am not much of an environmentalist, but I do feel bad sitting in a car all by myself, while there is a good public transport system available.
The next slight challenge is actually buying a car given my lack of expertise or interest in cars. Luckily I have brothers and friends willing to help, but in the end I guess I need to make a decision and I don’t even know where to start.
Anyway, I don’t want to leave this hanging forever. Either I buy a car or I leave it for another year and take a decision then. 18 months ago