Shadow of a Doubt

An offer on twitter of a free ticket to see a Hitchcock film that I was sure I’d already seen. Little did I know – it was one of the middle period Hitchcock movies, and I was in for a treat. I had not only not seen it, but it has one of my all-time… Continue reading Shadow of a Doubt

Five things to harass the Dying

Recently, I was handed a German article about five things one should or could say to the dying to help them in their journey to the afterlife. Never to pass up an opportunity to take the piss, I’ve decided to write my own list. Here are Five things to harass the dying: Remind them what… Continue reading Five things to harass the Dying

Believing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

What I’m going to talk about, probably many or most of you have no idea. Well, you might know about it. But it’s very likely not the obsession for you that it is for me. Yet the actual thing I want to talk about is universal and quite applicable to many people’s lives. It’s the… Continue reading Believing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

deciding in Portuguese

Often, I wonder if I’m at a severe disadvantage living in a country where the language being spoken is not my own. My German is quite good – well, passable. I love the culture, as well as the language, and I’m eager to learn and understand more. Nevertheless, there’s still this niggling thing in the… Continue reading deciding in Portuguese

beeps and burps

[youtube] The video above starts with the woman asking her father how he’s getting along with the new iPad he was given recently. He answers that it’s just fine while he finishes cutting vegetables on it, rinses it off, and then loads it into the dishwasher. Have been hearing a lot of noise from luddites lately.… Continue reading beeps and burps

deceiving the one closest to you

Since last week’s focus on deception, I’ve been thinking about something my grandmother used to say. I’m not good at direct quotes, but the idea was: Before you can lie to somebody else, you often have to lie to yourself. As a child, I tried desperately to prove this false. Repeatedly. I could tell my… Continue reading deceiving the one closest to you

Duckie the quintessential sneaky fucker

This probably isn’t the best way to start out my addition to Sneaky Fucker Week, but it’s all I’ve got. The thing is…I’ve tried explaining this topic to a few people in my daily life and it’s been mostly met with complete incomprehension. I think it’s partially because it’s about the animal kingdom, and so… Continue reading Duckie the quintessential sneaky fucker