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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Obligation fulfilled

I have nothing to say. Okay, we all know that is not true. I just have nothing I wanna talk about. That list of junk I procrastinated on is just getting bigger, but my house is still a mess and I still have a ton of editing to do that I simply don't want to do. I did, however, clean out the litter box. Small victory! Woo.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Goethe Institute

I spent the evening at the Goethe Institute in Washington, DC. I have been there before, last year. My mother and I attended the German film "Stolpersteine" (Stumbling Stones). I would like to talk to the director, because they mention my great-uncle in the film but misspelled his name in the subtitles. In any case, the Institute hosted a blogger happy hour today in order to get the word out on the cool things they offer.

It was fun. I met all sorts of local bloggers.
This one is a job blog. Then I met a girl who writes about free events in DC. This one is about public transit in DC. This writes about planning events. Two people write this promising green blog. And this fella and I decided we are the only ones who were in attendance who had no major theme, that we just shoot from the hip.

They gave us booze and good food and we chatted for a while prior to watching a short presentation on the Institute. They gave a brief German lesson, but I was not allowed to attend. My guess is that they spoke to my High School German teacher who allowed me to spend most of my time in the hallway.

Go check it out. The Goethe Institute is located on 812 Seventh Street, NW, near the Verizon Center. They have films, great events, and language courses. The films are shown every Monday night and cost a cheap $6. Go learn German so we can hang out and make fun of others together.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My list

This was my list of things to do today:
1. Have coffee with Marci and Harms.
2. See Harm's new home.
3. Go to IKEA and get the ice cream cone Marci bribed me with to go to IKEA with her.
4. Put laundry away.
5. Clean the house.
6. Do some editing.
7. Other very important stuff.

What I got done:
1. Have coffee with Marci and Harms.
2. See Harm's new home.
3. Go to IKEA and get the ice cream cone Marci bribed me with to go to IKEA with her.
4. Nap on sofa.

Geez! The list is pushed to tomorrow. Which sucks because there is new stuff on that list. Being a grown up is hard.

Almost forgot...

I almost forgot about my promise to write something every day. How quickly good intentions float away into the atmosphere. But I grasped onto the string of that balloon and firmly yanked it back down to earth and am writing to you now. I worked a 13.5 hour shift at my bar today. I am tired. However, I have a little story about getting old for you.

A few days ago, I got a coffee. I held it in my left hand and my left hand started to shake like crazy. I could not control it at all. It was freaky and exhausting. I thought holy cow, I am getting Parkinsons. So scary. I held the coffee in my right hand and it was still, but the left hand had a little coffee dance to do. I went and did some work and tried to not think about it.
Later than evening, I realized my forearm muscle was on fire. Then I thought back about how I had hit golfballs the day before. Then I thought about how I have not really exercised much lately. Then I thought about my Parkinsons. Then I realized I need to work out more. I don't have Parkinsons, I have an arm muscle that is shaking in confusion as to what the heck happened to it.