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Comments on Númenna: On Fishing for compliments





Updated: 2017-12-01T08:52:31.369+01:00

 



Everything is so crazy. I agree we should all just...

2007-12-22T02:27:00.000+01:00

Everything is so crazy. I agree we should all just be happy and accepting. It would make life extensively easier. :) I'll give you six things I like, 3 about the state I am from, and 3 about the state I live in now. Nothing about the country, because the US and I have a love/hate relationship. And I've lived here my whole life.

Maryland
1. Everything is right at your fingertips...Baltimore to the north, Annapolis to the east, and DC to the west, and Ocean City to the south(east).

2. 7-11...God I miss Slurpees

3. Metro, and other forms of public transportation. I hate driving, and I can't knit while I drive!

North Carolina
1. Cost of living allows me to live comfortably, even though we are a family of 5 on a single income!

2. At least when I'm driving here I don't feel as if someone might run me off the road! People drive kinda crazy, but there is less road rage.

3. People here smile and wave.



What I have found is now that I know I will be mov...

2007-12-20T13:14:00.000+01:00

What I have found is now that I know I will be moving to another country very soon, I can't help but notice its "disadvantages", or even only its differences.
This is because I am shifting my perspective from an impressed and curious tourist to everyday things that would impact my life on a daily basis.
Of course I love my current city, it is my home and it is wonderful. That doesn't mean it's perfect, it means I grew up with this city (and in a larger sense, country) and "fit in". I have become "blind" to the things that would strike many visitors (or expats for that matter) as strange.

I can live with that. I can live with people coming to "my" city and telling me about what they perceive as disadvantages (or outright annoying) because it helps ME better perceive this place. And I find myself agreeing very often. This kind of "criticism" is the only thing that enables me to see things as they COULD be, and I quite enjoy that.

Sometimes, when you'd listen to me talking about my "future country", you'd think I absolutely hate moving there. No... it's just part of a critical process, a different perspective or focus, and a heightened sense of awareness. Only through the lens of an "outsider" can we rediscover that which we have taken for granted.

Oh, and our trash bags do suck. ;)



Life is too short not to play nice.:-)

2007-12-20T06:41:00.000+01:00

Life is too short not to play nice.

:-)



i relate to you completely. Here in japan I'm con...

2007-12-20T01:30:00.000+01:00

i relate to you completely. Here in japan I'm constantly surrounded by non-japanese friends who cannot stop making fun of Japanese "absurdness" and comparing things to back home, and then wishing they were home once more. I feel like yelling in their ears...if you feel like that...why are you even here?! this is what being in a different country is about. otherwise the world would be the same everywhere, and how boring would that be?

one thing i am loving about my sleepy little Japanese town tucked in the mountainside...it is so proud of its ninja heritage that you see random people dressed up as ninja walking around the streets on Sunday mornings. Last week I even saw a kid and a dog both in ninja attire, strolling around with the family. Life doesn't get much better than that.



From what I gathered from your post, it sounds lik...

2007-12-19T19:49:00.000+01:00

From what I gathered from your post, it sounds like you really brought the light into a tense conversation. I think that youre are right about everyone's city: that there are good things and bad, but regardless of all that people are happy where they live (usually). People should get along even though they vary in opinions. I'm going to post later about what I like about my city.

BTW, your shawl is great!



I'd really write the same as you did about Munich,...

2007-12-19T13:38:00.000+01:00

I'd really write the same as you did about Munich, with the only difference, that my love also lives here ;)
Sure, there are many things I miss here in Munich, especially my family and friends, but I think I did the right decision, also because I have work here!
as you said, you have to know the Münchner better to break the ice and see what's underneath. And that is great!
And your shawl turns out very well!



wee... hard stuff over here. but as you've pointed...

2007-12-19T11:20:00.000+01:00

wee... hard stuff over here.
but as you've pointed out just right - every country/every city has its good and its bad sides. every country has its people with their wonderful or their bad habits. and every country is FULL of that. argueing about it doesn't make it better.
i love my hometown. it's small. we don't even have a fabric shop or a big shopping center. we don't have a club or anything that would be interesting when you are young and like to have some fun. average age here is about 120. people are very snooty.
why i love it?
because it's HOME. not more and not less.



That post is entirely too long for pre-coffee morn...

2007-12-19T07:34:00.000+01:00

That post is entirely too long for pre-coffee mornings! I'll return later for the rest - but the shawl, omg!! I should have gotten the yarn and cast on when all other did, I think I'll have to do that after the new year.

And Vienna's a great city, more so after I discovered the blank yarn at my LYS for dyeing. but then it#s weaving yarn, and they are always gorgeous.



OMG, I can't believe how out of hand this has gott...

2007-12-19T07:09:00.000+01:00

OMG, I can't believe how out of hand this has gotten. I think the problem with blogging is that some people cannot read the tone of the author's voice. I didn't think people would take it sooo seriously. I mean, I do mean what I said, but it is all surface stuff made to be funny. I never said that I didn't like living in Germany, but just listed some things I missed after being away for 2 years. I can go on and on about the things in the states that I don't like, but I'm still in the honeymoon period! :)

Enough about that, your MW shawl is gorgeous!



Coming from Seattle and living in the Boston area,...

2007-12-19T05:29:00.000+01:00

Coming from Seattle and living in the Boston area, I must admit that I complain about Boston quite a bit - mostly about the weather and the drivers. But here goes - 5 things I like about Boston:

1. It's pretty easy to get around without a car.

2. There are many great yarn stores!

3. There are a lot of historical sites and cool old buildings and graveyards.

4. The North End has some awesome pizza and tiramisu.

5. The apartments have "charm" - and by that I don't mean *only* petrified dirt, but things like moldings, claw foot bathtubs, oddly-shaped rooms, bay windows and stained glass insets above doors, and my personal fave... hardwood floors! Plus steam heat is sure interesting.



I live outside Toronto. I don't go there a lot, bu...

2007-12-19T01:44:00.001+01:00

I live outside Toronto. I don't go there a lot, but I like the anonymity here, the free Library use, the 24hour openess of stores (don't really use this option, but it's great that it's there), the multicultural side (very intersting), that we have distinct seasons, love winter and snow. I missed reading your blogs, hope you still get to post some. Your MW shawl looks great. I haven't even started yet. We'll see how much yarn you really use. It's going to be a big one. I like your yarn a lot. Happy Holidays to you and a happy New Year!



First - love your shawl - it is gorgeous! I like w...

2007-12-19T01:44:00.000+01:00

First - love your shawl - it is gorgeous! I like where I live - I'm curious about the rest of the world but I like so much about Cambridge, WI

1. good schools and daycare for my little people
2. nice police officers, I feel safe - and I am in law enforcement - so love cops.
3. my house is warm and cozy - and I can afford it
4. my parents live nearby
5. I have good friends and a great Capital city nearby with all of the knitting needs I have being met:)

Sure, there are things I wish I had - but that is what visiting other places is for:) Always glad to come home. Merry Christmas to you my friend!



Cleveland has so much potential. We also have the...

2007-12-19T00:59:00.000+01:00

Cleveland has so much potential. We also have the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and a pretty decent art museum. We also have plenty of fresh water. :)



berlin how do i love thee? let me count the ways:1...

2007-12-19T00:43:00.000+01:00

berlin how do i love thee? let me count the ways:

1. public transport rocks, my favorite is actually the strassenbahn (aka the tram) here in ostberlin (east berlin).

2. a plethora of vegetarian options at most restaurants, and restaurants are priced much more reasonably than paris and have better food quality.

3. people are happy to help here if you don't find what you are looking for in a store, france not so much. for example i was looking for one of those bike stands so you can use your bike indoors for exercise and in france the store owner would have just said "i don't know where you can get one. no idea." but here the man went rooting through catalogs with me for 10 minutes looking for the name of it in german and the pricing.

4. a freaking awesome underground music and bar scene.

5. no one looks at you sideways if you have blue hair or piercings or dreads or tattoos here. it's par for the course. also feel free to wear a green plaid skirt with a blue striped shirt with funky vintage shoes and a crazy scarf. you will fit right in!

i *love* berlin. ich liebe berlin. danke berlin fur diesen letzten zwei jahren. i am a dual citizen, neither of those citizenships are german, but berlin rocks my world.



1. Washington, D.C. is a very international city.2...

2007-12-18T23:47:00.000+01:00

1. Washington, D.C. is a very international city.

2. If you live here long enough, you realize its not a big cosmopolitan city, but really a small town.

3. There are soooooo many free things to do here.

4. It's the heart and history of the good things at the core of the founding of our country

5. We have go-go music.

Elemm, please never ever take off your rose colored glasses....the would looks much nicer they way you see it. Thank you for this post.



Hey, that's nothing to argue about, I absolutely a...

2007-12-18T22:30:00.000+01:00

Hey, that's nothing to argue about, I absolutely agree with you, Elemm!
We all love several things about the city we are living, and we all hate a few things... some of us hate more things and some like more things... some of us live in the city, where we were born, some moved to another city (or even country).
I really love the city I'm living at... but if anybody does not enjoy it as much es I do... well, never mind. He or she will have their reasons to stay here or leave. Everybody is free to tell me their feelings about this city. Why should everybody be in complete agreement with me?
Sorry, that I do not write down five things I like here... there are many more, I could name ;)
And many more I do not like as well ;)



I see myself as pretty impartial due to the fact t...

2007-12-18T21:39:00.000+01:00

I see myself as pretty impartial due to the fact that I grew up here, but still don't feel able to call myself German. The post was a bit too enthusiastic about the States and did make Germany look bad and I understand why the girls were peeved. And being called insensitive and rude for a comment as the one S had made would have ticked me off, too. I don't believe either that the poster needs to be called a Germany hater, it's just that her post did indeed make a bit the impression that she does not like Germany that much and thinks the States are a lot better.

That said, people should cool down... :D



@J: I was thinking about that, too. Suggesting tha...

2007-12-18T21:14:00.000+01:00

@J: I was thinking about that, too. Suggesting that she reads your blog. :-p



What do I like about the city I live in? Almost no...

2007-12-18T21:08:00.000+01:00

What do I like about the city I live in? Almost nothing.

I like the yearly Gauklerfest. I like the fact that I can cycle anywhere in about 7 minutes - but how small it is also drives me crazy.

If Steph really wants to read some whining, she should read my blog.



i'm so happy for you! i'm glad that things are fi...

2007-12-18T20:37:00.000+01:00

i'm so happy for you! i'm glad that things are finally falling into place for you. can't wait to hear more about dr. d! :)



What do I love about my hometown (o.k. I'll take K...

2007-12-18T19:19:00.000+01:00

What do I love about my hometown (o.k. I'll take Kiel instead of Dänischenhagen):
It is close to the coast; we always have some wind here; great people, whom you might need to get to know before they are your friends but if they are your friends they will be your friends thru good and bad; the public transportation; we are so close to Denmark or Hamburg



For San Francisco, I love the extreme variety of r...

2007-12-18T17:51:00.000+01:00

For San Francisco, I love the extreme variety of restaurants (compared to where I grew up), the fog as it rolls in, the farmer's market at the ferry building, being so close to the ocean, and most of all the people-watching. It's fabulous!