K: how do you want me to chop these onions? KC: I don’t care. I don’t know how to chop onions in multiple ways. I think just stab them to death.. K: so little squares are ok? KC: yes. Love it 🙂
I am told that the second day is the worst.
I hope that’s true.
I’ve mostly slept on an airbed since moving into my flat. The first one died, despite the stars, and I replaced it with a second of the same sort. I love airbeds, especially the deep ones, but since winter arrived it’d started to get damp underneath and I really really don’t want the floor to […]
Yesterday I mended the tip-ex mouse, helped the secretary with some tricky stuff on her computer and maybe taught a year 8 kid some maths (“maybe” because I’m not sure how much stuck.). I feel those are 3 good uses of a day. Today I have nothing of note to mention. I assume I must […]
Kate asked me earlier if I would prefer a partner who would cheer me up when I was down, or one who would cheer me on when I was doing well.
I spent a lot of yesterday getting on and off trains. I love the freedom of county tickets and days off – the freedom to do exactly what I want, where I want to do it. 🙂 Each time I realised the current plan wasn’t going to work, I changed it, checking the timetables in […]
Early evening. Dark, except for a few streetlights. A couple with a dog. Walking. Behind them, at the far end of a side street 2 figures can just about be made out in the shadows. Yelling. Shouting. Mean words, angry voices. Screams. “Help!” Shrieks. “Help! Let go of me! Help! He’s going to kill me! […]
I hope the paramedics got there in time. He was crouching on the ground holding his hands over his heart and his eyes were wet with tears. I was on the way to the platform, on the way to work. I pointed him towards the doctor’s door (10m further) and then remembered she doesn’t get […]
I found a swede in my local supermarket last week. That is a big deal here in Berlin where people generally don’t eat them. Anyway, I didn’t eat it last week because I wasn’t home in time to peel, chop, boil and mash it before my DB died of starvation. Yesterday was my chance. I […]
Holding your tongue until you have something good to say is generally a good idea. Being so full of negativity that you practically explode from not talking, isn’t. Especially if your negativity is toxic enough to radiate into your surroundings. I don’t have a lot of answers or suggestions for you, I just know that […]
I’m not actually sure that this applies to anyone else, but it’s something that really bothers me. If you’re going to do something for me, do it because you want to and not in order to tell me about having done it (because, chances are, I would have done it if you hadn’t got there […]
..or a fire alarm, depending on personal preference. I celebrated my leaving party on Monday. I invited everyone who’s worked with me, and who I’ve worked for, since being here (4 and a bit years). I even invited my soon-to-be-ex colleague – it WAS kind of held in his honour after all – but he […]
Keeping a group of seven 7-12 year old boys together for 2 hours while changing rooms 12 times (circuit training) is a challenge. Keeping your cool even more so 😉 They are amazingly willing to please, as long as you tell them EXACTLY what you want them to do and why… Ok, so they still […]