On missing my Ks

I use various instant messaging apps on my phone. Just now, I opened one, and all the Ks were missing, from all the words. โ€‹ Just imagine a world with no Ks. Edit: my brother says that it was very k-less of me to lose them…

On rainbows and double ended candle burning

I’m trying to finish my ‘book’* before Saturday evening. Or at the very very latest by Sunday morning. That would mean I can send it off to be printed before I go on holiday. ‘Holiday’ is used in the loosest form here – it’s more a chance to revise ALL the things than a chance […]

On not talking about Christmas

It’s the 25th of November. That makes it exactly a month until Christmas. I am ignoring that, and all other Christmas related things. Between now and then, I have: 4 exams to revise for a book to finish compiling and find pictures for and format and send off in time for printing 3 aquariums to […]

On forgetting my own BlogDay :(

I didn’t write anything yesterday. I went to bed at 7:30 with a headache instead. Yesterday was the 23rd of November 2016. I started writing here on 23rd of November 2012. That means the blog turned 4, and I didn’t even acknowledge it :(. Luckily Claudette came to the rescue and congratulated it for me.. […]

On writing it out

– or “don’t write back in anger” (Written yesterday; I fell asleep in the middle if the last sentence..) Yesterday (Monday) I was mad at a situation involving several people and several opinions. Today (Tuesday), I wrote them all an email. It took me a good part of the morning to get it into something […]

Advanced warning

Baby-Essay is finished and handed in. Presentation has been presented. I now have excess writing capacity and two months of repressed ideas – you have been warned ย ๐Ÿ™‚

On writing my fingers to the boneskin

I have “Daumenknochenhautentzรผndung”. “Thumb bone skin inflammation” sounds pretty impressive, but German is a whole lot cooler :). I think the Latin is periostitis but I may well be wrong. I didn’t know that was even a thing until yesterday, I just knew my thumb hurt. Apparently, all bones are covered with a very thin, […]

On walking in the snow

If it’s snowing when you want to go home, remember to put your ‘real’ shoes back on before leaving the dance hall. Especially if your dancing shoes have (on-purpose) holes in them. Even more especially if you’re wearing floor-length trousers.