12.02.2023 | Lazy Days

Weekend | I’ve been soooooo lazy all weekend. And I don’t feel too guilty about it. I think my body needed it after the last few busy weeks. I spent quite a lot of it reading, fiction and non-fiction.

Books on Climate and the Sea
Books on Climate Communication and the Sea

I’m almost on track with my plan to finish the “Boundless Sea” by 24th February, a year after I started it. The Climate Book is actually something I could just as well read during office hours and I might do that on and off as well, because it is definitely relevant to my job. Very much so, as I’ve noticed earlier this week.

This afternoon I spent in our family’s house, which I still have a hard time to not call “my mum’s house”. It is the plan that I move into her flat at some point (this year?). As I had a lot of laundry and not space for two loads to hang up in the communal laundry room in my building, I decided to make use of the washer and dryer there. Beside reading I also tentative started to think about how I would use the rooms. I measured them out a bit. Thought about where I would put which piece of my existing furniture. What I will / want to buy new. It still feels quite weird to think about it all.

Fangirling | On Thursday, when I couldn’t be in London for the 10 years anniversary show for Tape Deck Heart, I listened to the whole album on the way to work and back. I thought about doing “10 things about Tape Deck Heart”, but then couldn’t really make up my mind if I should do it here or on my Insta Stories and then the moment passed. Not completely though, so here a few random thoughts on this album. From the top of my head.

  • Almost ten years in and I still don’t know and even less can sing all the words to “Recovery”
  • “as I’ve reached that shore, I’m not sure how to feel”. This “shore – sure” must have been one of the first times I thought “Hah, that’s neat, phonetically!” and I might even have emailed Frank about it.
  • “The Way I Tend To Be” and “Polaroid Picture” contains quite a few meaningful (to me at least) lyrics, which I probably have over-used as titles to blog posts here in the past.
  • I can’t NOT drum along to the big drum part at the start of the bridge in “Plain Sailing Weather”. On my legs, my steering wheel or my favourite of course on top of the barrier at a gig
  • The whole “When I thought that suffering was something profound…” bit in “Tell Tale Signs” was one of the first times I realized that Frank might be just as messed up as me. What a revelation. What a comfort!
  • It’s the rule to sing “Oh so low” in the lowest voice possible wherever you are when you hear the Four Simple Words, right?
  • “More than just a pair of sinking ships” (Anymore) might be the most heartbreaking sea-related metaphor he ever used

Not quite ten for ten, but it’ll have to do. And that’s all I have to say today, really. Like I said. Laaaaazy day.

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