It's easier if it's about the grades

During the Illness I wasn't able to retain information so well, and I have cosmological standards for content acquisition. This combination is pretty counterproductive to studying and getting well, because it makes it so easy to get into a negative loop that feeds itself. 
However, these days exam grades can break the loop, because what I think is a Barely One tends to be a Three Plus, and it shows I can drop those standards down.
Hooray I am becoming a functional adult.


A First

I chatted with my brother-in-law on my own for the first time. He doesn't speak English. We managed to have a conversation regardless. Achievement Unlocked!



  • Glaucoma is terrible and I am so sorry if anyone has a pet with it. Napsu was over ten years old, and there is no universe in which putting a critter of such a respectable age through an enucleation is a viable option. Eye drops did give him an extra six months or so, and he was a trooper the whole way through.
  • I visited Germany for the first time. Such romance, much fairy tale architecture, coming to cinemas in 2025 (?)
  • I saw The Room (2003) and I agree, everyone should see it on the big screen and at least twice.


#tissiviikko for slowpokes

Getting a shirt without trying it on first is 100% a gamble. Vanity sizing means labels can't be trusted, so if I need to order a shirt without trying it on first I have to go with the XXL. XXL shirts themselves have a range from sack dresses for bodyguard gorillas to, well, this.


City of Love

April Music Challenge, except I'm late because of the following.


We're gonna be extra lucky because the weather was fairly terrible. The magistrate was nice, and I was happy they used the term spouses rather than man and wife. 10/10 would recommend.


Birthday report

• Calling it now, Pence is will become the 46th US president before 2020. It'll suck worse than the current dude.
•  Alt right are Daesh shills, regardless of whether they know it or not.
Daesh and the others' recruitment strategy relies heavily on western society pushing minority youth to the margin, which then makes terrorist orgs look like a viable alternative.

● Twilight drinking game:

Take a drink every time
  • Bella is an idiot
  • Edward is abusive
  • Jacob's pecs/abs are visible
  • Someone gives a glowering glare.
Don't marathon the five films and play this the whole way; you'll die of alcohol poisoning if you do.