There are tons of German holidays in May and June; most of them are religious holidays, and since I live in a predominantly Catholic state, I get the day off school and everything useful is closed, so I can’t run any errands even though I have the day off. Though, if I need something important, I can always take a train across the river to pick something up at the grocery store because the...
Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who...– EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS. Depression is not a synonym for being sad or having a bad day/bad week. (via finncrestas) The next person who tells me that I can choose how I feel gets punched. (via soidreamtiwasastarfleetcommander) Important. (via iamlittlei)
One repays a teacher badly if one remains only a pupil.– Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, quoted by Jung to Freud (via psychotherapy)
Getting drunk in my old apartment FTW.
I feel like I got a lot done and nothing done all at the same time today. How is that possible? Pub quiz tonight. Appointment tomorrow. Just like every week. I hate my history class. I didn’t read for it. Screw it. Last night’s Mad Men absolutely broke my heart and made me sick. And made me smirk at the very end. I’m still thinking about it and trying to process it. I...
I’m watching last night’s Mad Men episode again. I think it’s the best one so far.
OH. MY. GOD. Mad Men.
I just watch the latest episode, and it was the first time that show has ever made me cry. Just. Argh. What? And then at the very end, I smiled. Well done, Matt Weiner. Well done.
Mad Men Day!
I cannot wait for tonight’s episode even though I’ll probably have to wait until Monday night to watch it. I always have to wait for Monday morning anyway. What’s a few more hours? Today, I’m grilling on the Rhein with some friends, and Monday is Red Bull Flugtag! Yay! I have 800g of bratwurst, chips, and a salad. Just have to pick up some beerz at the train station. I...
Today, my grandma would have been 86. I still miss her. I kind of want to call German Mom because I’m sort of sad, but I think that would be counterproductive to the whole being pushed out of the nest thing. Besides, they probably aren’t home because it’s Friday. I’ll share some of her quotable quotes with you. “Don’t get in a pissing contest with a...
Long Weekends in Germany
This is yet another one of those long weekends that we get in Germany. Monday is Pentecost, so basically everything but hospitals, restaurants, and train stations shuts down after 8pm on Saturday. Today, I’m hanging out with N., I think. Then, tonight, I have plans with SH. Tomorrow Mannheimer Stadtfest with M, B, and F. Sunday, grilling with EH, S, and ED. Monday is Red Bull Flugtag in the...
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detroitsomething: Dear followers, teachers, and the Tumblr #education community, My name is Ray Stoeser and I am a second year English teacher at Crockett Technical High School in Detroit, MI. This year I had the amazing opportunity to be the AP Language and Composition instructor…
I need to go grocery shopping. I don’t want to go grocery shopping.
Good Thing Hair Grows
I got my hair cut yesterday, and while I think it looks okay, I also think it ended up a little too short for my tastes. It’ll grow out, and next time, I’ll ask her to leave it a little longer (if I remember). It should look a little bit better next week, but for now, I’ll just have to deal with it and try not to fidget with it too much.
The shipping of my chair was delayed AGAIN! In other news, it’s really warm out today. AGAIN! I’m sweating and it’s hardly 8am. Off to my grammar course. Joy of joys.
It is too hot outside right now. It’s only May, Pfalz…
That awkward moment when...
You realize a former student is texting you in English class. Oh, and their English teacher is your former mentor teacher. It’s even worse when the teacher is your German mom. I am the best responsible adult EVER.
Not Once. Not Never.
I do not want to go to class today. I haven’t been to class in over a week. Shit. But I mean, it’s not like I was skipping. Last Tuesday I was at the doctor, and Wednesday through Friday I had off. I just don’t want to go to class at all. I also need to do reading and shit. I hate reading for history. I can’t wait to change my major to philosophy.
Successful roommate dinner last night! :D
At my new job, when I got my first assignment
blackkolors: hagndaz: blackkolors: goingloco replied to your post:Even though my German mom can’t understand Cabin Pressure, she plays travelling lemon with me now, after I explained it to her :D Your German mom? Do you have an non-German mom as well? Yes. I stole Batman’s parents. Having a German mom is awesome. Speaking of which, I saw your German mom at school today :D I always have...
blackkolors: goingloco replied to your post: Even though my German mom can’t understand Cabin Pressure, she plays travelling lemon with me now, after I explained it to her :D Your German mom? Do you have an non-German mom as well? Yes. I stole Batman’s parents. Having a German mom is awesome.
Hanna from "Girls" is from East Lansing!
I’m watching last night’s episode of “Girls,” and Hanna is home for the weekend, and a person from her past asked her if she went to East Lansing High. At the store, there was a MSU mug and a “Michigan State Dad” sticker on the cash register. However, I’m not sure it is actually being filmed in East Lansing. I’m almost sure it’s not, which is...
MY DECISION TO GO TO GRAD SCHOOL
howdoiputthisgently: My decision to study in Germany (sometimes).
Trying to Make Myself Feel Productive
I am supposed to be writing a summary of six pages of a text right now, and I am having a really hard time. Did I mention this text was in German? This always happens to me; I have to write something in German, and I’m worried that it’s not good enough. Then I panic about the rest of my academic career in Germany for the rest of my life. OHMYGODI’MNEVERGOINGTOBEANENGLISHTEACHER...
You have the luxury of starting something new here at 26. You have to make...– German Mom (This quote is now my motivation for the rest of the semester.)
syruppalin: the bags under my eyes are designer
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