I’m sorry for what I said when it was winter.
Is spring fatigue a thing?
If it is, that’s what I had this week.
Even though I made resolutions to be super productive this week, I really ran out of steam mid-week and felt a wave of fatigue wash over me. The week was still beautiful, don’t get me wrong – it’s amazing to chill out after turbulent times. Nothing like recharging and getting the feeling that you’re getting you’re life under control again. I really enjoy those times of relative silence. Those are also times when I get to devote myself to blog posts like the ‘I am watching you die’ text, which has been on my mind for ages. This one just felt too important to post it in a rush.
As happy as I am in Berlin, there’s never anything wrong with a short trip, so I’m going to spend my birthday (yep, it’s that time of the year again) in Basel next week, where I also have a project waiting for me. I think I’ve never been to Basel – looking forward to it. If you have tips and recommendations, please let me know!
Juli Zeh – Unterleuten
A novel dealing with modern society, in which the protagonists are characters in a boring village in Brandenburg. The book sheds light on the social structures in this community. Sounds boring when you hear it summed up like this, but Julie Zeh managed to turn the plot into a suspenseful thriller that shows the dark underbelly of each village community. The fact that Unterleuten could be any little village in Germany makes the story incredibly gripping.
I caught myself nodding frantically when I read Christine’s text on the subject ‘Are you also still writing texts for which you don’t get paid?’. Great that someone bring’s it up. For quite some time now I had the feeling that the industry is changing again, and it’s sad to see how content is neglected in the process. And on the whole, authenticity seems to suffer most. Professionalism and authenticity are not per se mutually exclusive, but how are you going to create high quality content if everything revolves only around appearing in people’s feeds as much as possible? The blog as a medium for opinions, a real ‘influencer’ platform – has that concept run its course? Is it just romanticizing the freedom of expression which no longer stands up to reality?
In episode ten of Matchalatte we’re philosophizing about our mission in life, our epitaphs and, yes… about bad skin. Can’t do this without a little bit of girly talk. We’re also chatting about the perks of living as a single and being in a relationship, and about our ideals in both respects. All in all, this episode is a bit different from the others. Have a listen!
One of the things we discussed in this week’s episode of our podcast is how simple minded men are when it comes to clothes. Do really ALL men out there think that boots are sexy and overalls are not? Are men really defenseless when it comes to women in over-knees (unless they defuse the bomb by running to the toilet)?.
My boyfriend keeps professing that he loves it when I wear oversize and overalls, and that he’s not really into boots all that much because they look cheap in his eyes. I actually believe him by now, but some doubt remains in the back of my mind. Isn’t the male mind conditioned to succumb to just these triggers? Am I wronging men by assuming that? What do you think? What do men find sexy on women (and character + charisma don’t count as answers here, mind you). Are there any men out there who genuinely don’t think women who wear boots are sexy?