Book: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. The book was lying in the “books to read”-pile for quite some time before I dug it out. The other day I started reading it and found it tremendously compelling – it was about all the things that matter in life. Also, I felt deeply connected to the main character – we are both really picky about grammar and the proper use of language.
Music: Bon Jovi is good and cheerful during my walks home in the afternoon. Their music makes me think of summer!
Defect: I keep getting cramps in my toes. Not fun!
Object of interest: sociology – I’ve realised that it sort of connects all the dots together.
Plan: drink red wine and read some Marx. I need to start connecting the dots, so I can just as well start with him.
Food: there’s a sweet potato that needs to be cooked. I’m thinking sweet potato and chickpeas, maybe some spinach… do you have any recipes that include these ingredients?
Lesson learnt: if you want to impress people, tell them you’ve got a degree in Russian. It works every single time because people (mistakenly?) assume that you must be an intellectual in order to be interested in Russian. (Only try this if you actually have a degree in Russian). Unfortunately this doesn’t seem to work with Hungarian, which is a pity, because it’s far more difficult than Russian.
Object of interest no. 2: morality and how it affects decision making.
Reason for joy: I’m almost certain than in some cases (depending on the light) my abs and biceps are visible. Wohoo. We are moving in the right direction.
Activity: walking. Fresh air, possibility to choose your own pace + lots of health benefits. What’s there not to love?
Beverage: coffee with cardamom
Quote: “Amor Fati – “Love Your Fate”, which is in fact your life.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)