… that at almost-30 years old, I still procrastinate more than a college student the night before final exams. I’m typing this in-between scanning in a book of ESL exercises to have as a PDF, which was my second project after I spent the last four hours working on lesson plans and month-end paperwork. Damn the month ending on a Thursday! And all of that after working eight hours today. (Don’t roll your eyes, that’s unusual and a long day for an English teacher here.) I keep telling myself that I’m going to learn time management skills and at this point, I think it’s a lost cause. Embrace the procrastination!
… that BV is sitting here watching a football game, and I occasionally think it’s funny to yell out SCHWEINSTEIGER in the “scary German voice” when I hear his name. C’mon, that’s like, the Germanest German name ever.
… for intentionally whacking into a guy’s shoulder while walking to the train station on Sunday. The sidewalk was only partially cleared of snow, and BV and I were walking together when three people were coming towards us. Being the high-functioning and courteous human that he is, BV stepped a bit behind me so there would be a more room for us to pass. The three walking towards us didn’t even move over an inch, so rather than me stepping aside into the pile of nasty, gray, and slushy snow, I totally shoulder whacked the guy closest to me. Why should I have to get my shoes all wet and dirty just because you MUST WALK NEXT TO YOUR FRIEND. Share the sidewalk or fear my wrath.
… on a related note: I’m not sorry for saying that if I were a Jedi, I would use the Force to enforce (haha) proper public transportation etiquette aka, one of my favorite topics to soapbox about. Some people would consider this a waste of the Force, whereas I feel that it would be extremely beneficial to oh so many people.
… for having an incurable sweet tooth.
… for mentally correcting the grammar and spelling in 75% of the Facebook posts I see.
… for taking a 40-minute hot shower at any available opportunity. I know it kills fish, but it is one of life’s great joys.
…. for loving jeans straight out of the dryer. As many of you expats know, dryers are pretty much nonexistent in Germany because they’re all environmental here. But you know what? Having to wait three days after washing jeans to wear them is RIDICULOUS. Dryers are wonderful, I miss them terribly, and you telling me that I’m killing the world is not going to change that fact.
… for laying on my couch and watching back to back to back to back episodes of ‘The Office’ that I’ve seen a million times for hours on end. Possibly while playing countless games of solitaire or mahjong and tuning out the world.
… for occasionally plotting certain people’s death by T-Rex attack.
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… for changing into pajama pants immediately upon coming home, and not putting on jeans unless I’m planning on leaving the house. I spill, so why chance getting something dirty… especially something that takes three days to dry? F that shiz.
… for not wanting to go to The Club. I’m a bar girl, always have been, always will be. And thankfully now I’m old enough and mature enough to be okay staying home by myself rather than getting all dressed up to spend a night listening to music I don’t like and being cranky.
… for eating whatever the hell I feel like. Sure I’d like to be thinner than I am but diets are stupid, and I don’t think that depriving yourself of anything you want will do you any good in the long run.
… for not gushing all over your kid. I think the kids in my family are cute, I think my friends’ kids are cute (okay, some of them are), but OPK (other people’s kids)… meh. If you feel the same, I recommend this book. You will laugh a lot, I know I did.