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Infrastructure & Planning student in the Netherlands.

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veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Random opinions about alcohol

Are Radlers a thing your side of the Atlantic? It's like 7up but beer-ish.

As a guy, patience and (emotional) perserverence are mandatory. It can be a real fuckin' grind though. At a certain point I felt like I was having the same kinds of conversations over and over on various dating apps and dates, with different responses but similar results. It's hard to keep at it when you're effectively rejected by dozens if not hundreds of women.

I feel like I got off relatively well with the whole dating thing, only taking three ish months from nothing to finding someone where it really clicked. Friend of mine spent almost nine months looking around, chatting, and dating before he found someone good.

There's a Dutch saying though, "every jar has a fitting lid", meaning that for every person there's someone who would fit them really well. I believe that's true. You kind of have to believe that though, just to keep going.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 1,2018

Total sidenote but if you can find a place with Mythos in LA, I think you'll dig it. Very decent pilsner.

So what does this mean, if anything? Save for Turkish exceptions, is this the rest of the world slowly realizing the US is in a good position relative to the rest?

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 8, 2018

Bit late to the pub - was busy eating phenomenal swordfish and sitting on a Greek beach yesterday. The Greek know their food. Lovely holiday so far, almost entirely relaxing. Almost, because driving in Greek traffic took some getting used to — traffic laws and road markings are optional here. Gotta go with the flow.

Our apartment is fucking opulent, by my standards at least. Between the six of us we have three terraces, one on the rooftop with a pool, two bathrooms, a small jaccuzi and an elevator that enters into the apartment. And it was only thirty bucks per person per night.

Is this really a new thing though? Haven't the wealthiest elite always been worried about deadly upheavals and/or retribution? It's more tech infused, sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if 18th century French elite were planning ahead just as fervently.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Here's How America Uses Its Land

If I recall correctly, the Atlanta metro has a lower density than most rural areas here in Northwest Europe. Atlanta is always used in discussions about (sub)urbanism. Let's just say it's not used as an example to follow...

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 1,2018

At least Marc Reisner gives an explanation for why LA is such a hellhole. I can't attest whether that alleviates the suffering or not, though.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Here's How America Uses Its Land

The amount of useless space and water is staggering to me. Especially since it has little to no functional use for most people, only acting a weak signaller for wealth.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 1,2018

Gonna be up in the air in 48 hrs to go to Greece for my holiday. I'm hoping for it to be a relaxing holiday - we go to Athens for a few days and then to Crete where we have an apartment with a pool.

It's also the first holiday in a decade that I did not help plan in some fashion. Gonna just show up at the airport and not be mildly stressed about travel.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Here's How America Uses Its Land

40 million acres of turf grass. Golf courses are 2M, so I don't think it's a stretch to say that all the lawns, roadside grass and parks in urban areas are the other 38M acres. That would put urban grass at about half the urban area from the map (69.7 M acres).

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