January 12th, 2013 | Comments Off on Note to self

Today on the tram someone actually talked to me. Usually these things don’t last long because I don’t give them much in return (it’s quite easy to ignore people when you have no idea what they’re saying to you.)

After some halting small talk in German (did you make that cake? where are you from? why did you come to this city?) we started talking about polylactide, of all things. Anyway, we then started talking about our consumerist society, and he directed me to a German documentary called Kaufen für die Müllhalde.

Ah, but you understand some German, ja?
Uh, a little…

Luckily, since it was originally a Spanish-French production, a French version (Prêt-à-jeter) is also available! I might actually get around to watching this, unlike the pile of movies I have sitting on my bookshelf at home.

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January 4th, 2013 | Comments Off on Notes to self.

Happy 2013. Some unstructured thoughts kicking around in my head:

  1. Four New Year’s Eves in four different cities. I think it’s become a tradition. Should plan for December 31, 2013 now.
  2. Planning for that should include finding a guy to go with to a party whom I can’t drink under the table. 1And it’s not always Asian guys, either, okay? At this point it’s kind of getting embarrassing.
  3. I wish I could have stayed a little longer in that city. I wish I’d met that guy earlier. I wish we could’ve gone for Chinese together.
  4. I also need to work on this tendency of mine to patronize people. I shock myself with how petty I can be.
  5. The world does not owe me anything. This does not mean that I do not owe the world something.
  6. The next adventure begins in two weeks, and lasts about that long. I can’t wait to see some old friends and make new ones, too.
  7. I don’t want to go home. Yet how could I do anything else?

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1. And it’s not always Asian guys, either, okay?
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