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i'm trying to rescue some of my old writing and repurpose it for a new story i'm starting to work on. in so doing i ran across a chunk of work that made me laugh out loud, like reading someone else's work, six years after the fact.

that feels good!

my favorite line from the chunk i just read: "like a giraffe in hot pursuit of a fleeing acacia tree"

I remember when I was super happy and oh how I wish I didn't

I'm posting all this in solidarity with a museum curator in the UK who recently dealt with a shitstorm for pointing out that it would be terrible if bronze statues of racists SOMEHOW got saltwater on them, because then they'd eventually be ruined forever. Which would be terrible. Obviously.

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I'm finally on my way to my long weekend writing trip to some lakes west of Berlin. it's only about an hour's travel from my place in the east of Berlin, and so many of my friends said something like "why bother?"...

but given the intense effort it took to get my ass in gear today, it feels like traveling halfway across the globe.

I slept so long that I became a different person

pro: upcoming vacation this weekend, taking a couple extra days to just chill tf out by the water where Einstein once had a summer home, in Caputh

con: doing it alone

self-indulgent self-deprecation 

but on the positive side, i have health insurance and i make a hell of a chocolate chip cookie

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self-indulgent self-deprecation 

I am gonna be alone the rest of my life, and my writing fucking stinks.

When I was a student a car ran over my only optical mouse (don't ask). I made this cobbled together mess from the pieces and used it for quite some time afterwards because I couldn't afford a new one at the time

Cardi B is short for Cardio🅱️ascular


I think next week I'm going to take a long weekend on the Mecklenburgische Seenplatte

every single time i interact with a German friend or acquaintance about relationships, i realize that there is a huge dimension of assumptions i, as an American, don't share and can't identify, nor can i easily get someone to articulate them (would be the same the other way around).

it is a PROFOUNDLY weird feeling

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