And then I went to work to exchange samples in my current measurement and I furtively crawled around the offices looking for used cardboard boxes, to stack together and make a standing desk.

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Today I went waterskiing for the first time! Courtesy of my graduate school.

The first time I fell at the first corner and had to walk back a painful rocky path barefoot for ten minutes, so it was very motivating to learn quickly. Afterwards I got a fealing for it and I was able to do several full turns of the lake without falling unless getting distracted.

My officemate made a video from me starting my third turn!

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Home!
Owning both a rain jacket and rainproof shoes is: amazing. :chick_blanket:

What fool called them

Cultural references to German gratefulness

And not

Danke memes

I have been tasked to start writing a paper draft but also I'm very distracted, so that sounded like the perfect moment to learn emacs and how to use it to write latex.

I saw too much emacs in my timeline the last months, now I want to know what all the hype is :flan_shrug:

French first name change procedure thread 

I wrote to the french embassy on Friday, and today they replied that I should send all my files by post first, so then I can bring any missing paper for the appointment .

It's good! Less stressful about possible incomplete file.
But that means I have to gather all the pieces already now and *this* is stressful. :concern:

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Good way too early morning :asleep:

My boyfriend will be here this weekend! :blobaww:
So I'm on my way to the airport with a thermos of coffee and almost not burned pastries wrapped against a heat pad.

Ready to rescue this dweller of warm places from our uh… 3Β°C.

French first name change procedure thread 

I already receive my birth certificate. So uh, I guess I need to quickly ask for an appointment in Berlin.
It's happening quicker than I expected, it's a bit scary.

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climate, worldpol 

"NASA fire map shows the absolute failure of mainstream media for not expressing how devasting fires in southern Africa and South America are."

twitter.com/berryb4seball/stat

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I painted the shelves upside down and I don't have enough paint left to paint the other side now.
But it's ok! At least I can store things on the top shelf and they won't fall.

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Current status: rushing back home from work because I forgot the work laptop I had borrowed over the weekend to monitor my measurement and know when I have to go change sample, and I'll need it for a remote meeting in two hours :oh_no:

White priviledge 

I guess I only said super obvious stuff and I'm sorry for any non-white friend who read me and facepalmed.

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White priviledge 

And if I'm feeling that way about looking somewhat androgynous since a few months in pretty accepting Hamburg, I can't imagine actually spending your whole life black in an openly racist place, it must be orders of magnitude more stressful.

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White priviledge 

Actually that was when I was about to answer than sometimes being self-conscious is a matter of safety.

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White priviledge 

I was talking with my boyfriend about being too self-conscious, and then I realized that me being stressed out of doing things in public because I can't easily hide anymore than I'm queer in some way and maybe somebody someday might react wrongly, gives me a tiny idea just of how tiring it must be to not be white in public.

There is an entire system of cultural pressures which restrict us from being the inherently playful animals we really are deep down. Life isn't supposed to be boring and terrible just because you've grown up.

Enjoy things. Be weird.

Food preservation 

I'm also trying a new techniques to keep my tomatoes happy longer: to keep the stem in water.
I'm not sure anymore where I read they should be kept out of the fridge and stem down so that their humidity doesn't escape, so I guess with the stem actually in water if should be even better? Let's see.

The trainer was pretty subtile in his confusion of which gender I was, he indicated me both changing rooms (but I took care not to need to change anyway) and just looked where I went. I heard him hesitate a bit the first time he had to chose a pronoun, but then it was all normal.
At the end he asked me if I was a high school student (I finished high school 9 years ago).

It's funny to probe how strangers perceive me now when I don't say anything!

And I all did it in German :sparkles_nb:

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