I’m so tired of people telling me German is an “ugly, angry” language. When my German teacher tells us jokes it’s the sweetest, happiest language in the world. When I teach my father the word for daughter he smiles, repeating “Tochter” to himself until he gets it right, and in that moment German sounds like pride. There’s nothing angry or ugly about a language that never says goodbye, only “until we meet again.”
“You realize that everything the police are doing in Ferguson is carefully calculated, right? They’re purposely turning peaceful protests into riots. They’re purposely committing violence to incite violence. From saying ‘We won’t be answering 911 calls,’ which is a very clever way to set themselves up to be able to say, ‘We were afraid for our safety - any call could really be an ambush, our lives were in danger’ right down to the camouflage and the military tanks and wearing more body armor than a soldier in a war zone. Its exactly why they’re going for a media blackout - yet allowing certain photos through - they WANT you to see their tanks. They want you to see their riot gear. They WANT you to see a war-zone. They’re trying to sell the world the idea that this community is inherently and constantly a source of violence and turmoil - they want you to think that they [the police] are being attacked daily in a place so vicious they need full body armor. You know why? Because then, at the end of the day, you might just be able to believe the story they’re going to spin. They’re going to tell you that this (white) officer goes to work in this war zone every day - that he spends every working moment in constant fear for his life. They’re going to tell you that Michael Brown attacked this officer. And then they’re going to bring up everything that has happened in the aftermath and try to use it to convince you that he shot that little boy because he was afraid for his life. They’re setting up a defense. You mark my words, they’re trying to set up a defense.”—
So today, I went to peek in my roommate’s room because the door was cracked, and I wanted to say hello if she was there. I saw my brush on the desk, and it was bent. :( I’m bummed because she didn’t even ask if she could use it, and I’ve never said no all the times she’s asked to use something of mine.
I sent her a Facebook message because she’s not here right now, and I wanted to bring it up right away without letting it fester until she comes back. I just told her that I was hurt and that if she wanted to use something of mine to ask first next time. I’m really bummed because I thought we had become friends in the last few years, and I just feel like that’s not how friends treat each other. I’m trying not to overthink this, but I’m tired. It’s been a long week, so little things just feel bigger than they are right now. This is also not the first time it’s happened. A couple weeks ago, she took my spare change mug out of my room to show a friend without asking, and I found it when she asked me to go in her room to see if it was messy before she came back with her parents. One time, I can let go. The second time, I have to say something.
I just really feel too old for this, and I’m really looking forward to moving in with boyfriend.
i love the term “partners” are we dating? are we robbing a bank? do we run a legal firm? are we the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies and are members of an elite squad known as the special victims unit? who knows.
So I understand that people are committed vegetarians for a variety of reasons and that it is often a real concern when traveling or eating out that there will be a vegetarian option that isn’t just a iceberg lettuce salad. I’m not a vegetarian, but I try to be sympathetic to the needs of others.
However, I just saw a blog post with the title “I’m a vegetarian. Will I be able to find anything to eat in Germany?”
I wanted to comment on the post and say, “Nope. No vegetables or fruit here. We eat bratwurst for every single meal.” Seriously. Does it even make sense that an entire county in the western world would not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables? Does it even make sense that an entire country exclusively eats meat and is able to survive? Nope. I mean, around here, Spargelzeit (asparagus season) is huge! And last I checked, asparagus was not a type of meat, but my perspective could be skewed because I’ve been living in Germany for so long…
I just wish people would do some research sometimes. I mean, Germany is so multi-cultural these days and there are so many cultures that have dietary restrictions that it only makes sense that vegetarian options would be available here.
Someone ate my Nutella. All of it. An extra big jar. Imagine my surprise this morning when I thought I’d take a break from my peanut butter toast and mix it up with some Nutella. “I have a giant jar,” I thought, “I’ll have some Nutella!” I pick up the jar, and it’s much lighter than it should be. Someone scraped the jar empty and then put it back in the cupboard. What?
I’m so glad I’m moving out soon, and the person who will eat food that I pay for in my next living situation will also contribute to my food budget. Because I’m moving in with my boyfriend. Because in that relationship, we agree to share food. Fuck.
being homosexual or bisexual isn’t disgusting. but you know what is disgusting? when a man finds it ok for two girls to be making out or something of the sort just because it makes his dick hard, but when its two girls or, god forbid, two men that are in an actual, well-founded relationship and in love, the man finds that disturbing and immoral and wrong. now thats disgusting.