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“The Same Deep Water as You” is my favorite Cure song.
My house has a library.
Blue is my favorite color.
Being German, I am legally required to love bread.
I am kind, mostly.
I am silly, mostly.
I live in coastal California. I understand how lucky I am.
I have blue eyes and white hair. Or pink or purple or blue hair.
I don’t like flavored coffees.
My favorite thing to do is read.
I have fallen behind on my drinking.
I buy Christmas cards every year and hardly ever get around to send them.
I blog right here.
A favorite quote: “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen
You are awesome. (I know, I know, these are supposed to be bits about me, but – not everything has to be about me, you know?)
How did I get to be so old?
Argyle. I like argyle.
I bought an electric bicycle.
I like saying “Kartoffelsalat*.” Try it, it’s fun!
But my favorite German word is “selbdritt.”
Another favorite quote: “The future is already here. It’s just unevenly distributed.” – William Gibson
Prince. David Bowie. PJ Harvey. Robert Palmer. Garbage. Elvis Costello. Warren Zevon. Rammstein. Emmylou Harris. Lil Nas X. Tori Amos. That’s who I listen to the most. Who did I forget?
Oh, right – I forgot to mention Hamilton, which I’ve been obsessed with for several years now. I know most of it – I’d say about 95% – by heart.
I have two black thumbs and usually kill all plants, but I’ve learned to garden successfully with a hydroponic setup, the Farmstand.
I don’t eat much bacon any more. Bacon had a mom.
I keep asking: How do you know?
I go one step at a time. If I fail, I failed one step, not the whole journey.
I am happy about the hummingbird feeder. These tiny birds are such incredible creatures.
“The trick is to keep breathing.” – Garbage
Knitting is a good occupation for my hands.
I had a cat named Streetpanda. But he wasn’t really my cat – I was his human.
*Kartoffelsalat means potato salad. I don’t know why I find it so satisfying to say it.