Chinese beauties

Yeah, yeah. Of course this Thursday post is about snakes. And no! This post’s title is not clickbait. Well, and even if it made you click because you expected something else – I disagree. You’re the one in the wrong. Not me. This title is spot-on. I just want to keep it short today andContinue reading “Chinese beauties”

Monday meltdown – disaster edition

Today was an absolute disaster, that started off with a couple of different Monday meltdown events. Or well. Heatwave meltdowns of the weekend that culminated in this horror show that was today. It could have been a wonderful day. A meeting on the final designs for the summer experiments. Another meeting with a new collaboratorContinue reading “Monday meltdown – disaster edition”

Warm and sweaty

God, it’s warm today. We’re visiting my mother in the east of the Netherlands, just before driving back to Bavaria tonight and tomorrow – we’ll sleep somewhere halfway. This weather though. It’s no joke. Luckily, my mother set up a play pool for the kids, to their great appreciation. I have mixed feelings about theContinue reading “Warm and sweaty”

No judgement

These are the strangest of times. I don’t know how to feel about the things that are going on in the world right now. Roughly a year ago now, governments mandated that masks should be worn in the streets in the city center, even when COVID-19 case numbers were down to very low levels. WeContinue reading “No judgement”

Not only lazy…

I always thought I understood this problem. You’re lazy or too busy. I get it. I’m a lazy bastard too. From that perspective, I am generally very understanding towards other lazy fuckers like me. For most circumstances you can get away with some lazy… Not this time. We’re staying in a town this week thatContinue reading “Not only lazy…”

Der, die, das

No matter how hard I try, some things I will probably never fully master. Prime example? The German language. What an absolute horror this is to learn. I can’t say whether it’s worse than my own mother language – Dutch – but at least with that one I was born in the right place, andContinue reading “Der, die, das”

I’m not sure about the music…

I’m not completely sure what to think of the place we ended up this weekend. We have been here since Thursday, to enjoy the long weekend with friends and their two kids. It’s a kind of nice place, but with some weird touch to it. We’re staying on a Ferienhof – a holiday farm –Continue reading “I’m not sure about the music…”

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”

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?”