Not the angry type

I used to think I was not the angry type. I also used to think that anger was all bad. I only recently found out that I was wrong about the first. Oh, and I was wrong about the second, too. Back in the day, I never got angry at people much. However, two majorContinue reading “Not the angry type”

Tassos

After showing our passports to the border officers, we were ready to continue our journey southward. It was the first time in Greece for both of us. We weren’t exactly sure what to expect in Greece. It was probably going to be hotter even than in Bulgaria, from which we came. At a small borderContinue reading “Tassos”

A little list

In the context of ‘Monday Meltdown’, part of my new weekly writing schedule, I will discuss the stuff that bothers me. So buckle up, it’s time for a rant. You know what bothers me? Fuck, today’s gonna be a little list of shit that bothered me. 1) Sleep deprivation. I can’t tell you exactly whyContinue reading “A little list”

My new weekly schedule

I’ve run out of topics lately, and it annoys the shit out of me because I am completely overthinking it. The way I always worked until now is that I just started up WordPress every day, took the first thing that came to mind, and wrote about that. It was a simple process. Lately, IContinue reading “My new weekly schedule”

Prepared for views

Another weekend, another reason to leave the house. Away from the downstairs witch. Away from having to walk on our toes. Away from telling the kids to stop walking and playing too loud all the time. Destination: who cares. As long as the kids can run and play. From friends we got a very coolContinue reading “Prepared for views”

Escape the heat

My office was probably 35 degrees centigrade today. Damn, it was warm! Out of nowhere, we suddenly moved away from winter, skipped spring, and went straight into high summer. Our department corridors are basically the top floor of a glass roofed and poorly ventilated building. This means I work in a sauna – I likeContinue reading “Escape the heat”

The joys of summer

The weather has been amazing this week. Summer has arrived in Bavaria – finally, after nine months of dull grey fog. Because of this exceptional weather, a couple of colleagues suggested to go for dinner together in a local Biergarten. The last time I did something with a larger group of colleagues was in theContinue reading “The joys of summer”

What to do about the weirdos?

Yeah, yeah. I can hear you think: finally this weirdo is going to do something about it. Nope. Not today. Besides, I’m by far not weird enough. There are people much much worse. I’m talking more about those readers that come to read my posts, apparently enjoy them, then share them on some social mediaContinue reading “What to do about the weirdos?”

Learning how to juggle

I wasn’t ready. Not even close. When I applied for my current job as a research associate in ecology about three years ago now, I just sent letters to the four or five European positions that were available at the time, and were a good fit for my cv. Surprisingly to me at the time,Continue reading “Learning how to juggle”