Now that it’s April and slightly sunny more than once every two weeks, why not think back to February for a bit? Think back to those dark, dark days in the middle of another seemingly endless Berlin winter?
I can reassure you, it wasn’t all that dark though. But publishing didn’t work out earlier. – Originally, I’d even sat down to write and publish this post as soon as February was over. Then I ran into (in order of appearance): server issues, lack of interest, new priorities, spring, server issues.
So here we are, in April, with another roundup of my favourite links, books, music, and OHs.
Also, if you want at least bits of this in visual form and on a more regular basis, follow me on Instagram (this is the space on the internet that I’m currently using the most).
- Signs of spring
- More signs
Watched (or saw)
- The snowfall
- The sun
- The first spring light
- A beautiful sunset outside the office
- Clingy panda video
Said or heard
OHs of the month.
- “I just turned my standing lamp into a will-never-stand-again-lamp.”
- “Did you just order 12 moustaches? – “Yes. We have to be prepared for Valentines Day.”
- “I have hormones, I don’t need rum.”
- “Is this the tall ladies area?”
- “I haven’t kissed anyone all year!” – “It’s February.” – “So what?”
- “You may take my seat, but im going to require you to watch my magic trick.”
- “You’re taller every time I see you.” – “That’s the result of all the pizza.”
- “But the big question is: do they live up to your high standards in organisational skills?”
- At a vernissage
- Wearing a moustache
- Get a shoe rack
- Pet a cat
- Change coffee preferences
- Buy too many books
I did…, although it was a bad idea
- Keep counting.
- A party hat
- A fine dog
- A very weird Valentine’s Day
- Emotional fallout on a Friday night
- Bird poop on me (again)
- A pizza-vs-purse-situation (again)
- Fortune Cookies
- Dogs who just want to say hi
- I’ve had enough of Laurie Penny’s sympathy for white supremacy
- When things go missing: Reflections on two seasons of loss.
- What to do when someone you care about is grieving.
- Culture is the Behavior You Reward and Punish
- TOP 5 THINGS TO DO INSTEAD OF LOSE WEIGHT IN 2017
- Productivity in terrible times
- This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism”
- My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday’s Endless Appetizers (Even if you, like me, have never heard of TGI Friday’s before: you may, like me, find this report incredibly fantastic.)
- Moving on: announcing the sunset date for All Men
- How Being Naked Challenged My Definition Of Self Love
- The Need to Read: Why books help readers engage with the world, become a better person and understand life’s mysteries.
- I work from home
- DE: Umstandslos: weiter.machen
- Kate Tempest: Hold your own
- Iain S. Thomas: I wrote this for you
- Jamaal May: Hum
- Carolin Emcke: Wie wir begehren
- Birds at night (and it felt almost like spring)
- Nugat – Firestone
- Charlie Cunningham – Minimum
- Tim Minchin – Not Perfect (live)
- Pegase – The Black Snow
- Daft Punk – Veridis Quo
- Sol Seppy – Enter One
- Alex the Astronaut – Already Home
- Hater – Had it All
- Villagers – No one to blame
- The Milk Carton Kids – Poison Tree
- “Will you marry me?”
- “I followed your inspiration, and I shouldn’t have.” — “That’s what I’ve been telling you.”
- “Are you ready to dedicate your life to pizza?”
- “Your cauliflower brings all the firefighting boys to the yard.”
- “Wait a few hours until I send you drunk texts telling you how much I love you.”
- “How many twitter accounts do you actually have?”
- “You know the best magic tricks.”
- “As long as we have cats and pizza, we’ll be together forever.”
- “Was that a flirting attempt?” — “No idea, but without a dog, they don’t stand a chance anyway.”
- “This is the year 1881, and you’re the hottest guy at the party”.
- About the realness of the chicken
- About how some puns never stop – even after decades.
- About how sad it is that some puns only work in one language.
- About people with giant balloons on trains.
- About what number of fake proposals per month is normal.
- About what happens when you’ve been holding your breath for so long, and suddenly get to breathe again?