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c_hawkthorne  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 10, 2017

The hype train is at full speed. Portugal. the Man has a new album coming out in a month and a half. They just released a third single from the album, Number One.

In addition, they've released Feel it Still

and Noise Pollution

I've already pre-ordered the album.

c_hawkthorne  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 26, 2017

The semester is almost over. I am so ready for it to be done. I want to get out. Next semester is going to be hella busy. I have to do 50 hours of community service. This semester I only had 15 so it's going to be a big change. I think it is wonderful my major requires it though. I think every college should require community service. The world would be a better place.

Everyone at this university is do damn self absorbed. I helped someone possibly fail a class yesterday. She didn't help at all in the group project and wanted to exaggerate her hours. 15 hours is not much. She left an important event early to go to a party. Community service is a great opportunity and she does that. Fuck her.

I don't think I could ever work in the service industry. People are fucking assholes and I'm too petty to deal with that shit. I work at the front desk of my dorm and when someone walks up and hands me their ID, it's obvious they want a package, but until they ask, I don't move. My record is 10 minutes. And I don't think that asshole would have noticed if I didn't catch the look she gave her friend and I commented that I can't read minds and she should clarify what she wants instead of just assuming I can read minds. I hate assholes.

c_hawkthorne  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: So I'm doing a thing...

The one thing I really want to know about is visiting Auschwitz. It seems in high season you have to have a guided tour. Do you have any experience with these? How difficult are they to book? I don't know exactly when I will be in Krakow so I don't want to book yet. Other than that, I'm just trying to get a feel for culture from the places I visit. If you have any advice I would greatly appreciate anything you have to offer. My plan is to do a little research for each City and find a thing or two I want to do but also spend a day walking around. My parents always had me go into churches too, so whenever I see one I tend to go in. If you know of any impressive churches I should be sure to visit on one of my tour days, I'd love to hear some.

Thanks Devac!

c_hawkthorne  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: So I'm doing a thing...

Thanks for the incredible response! It is my first time but I still want to get a feel for the Balkans and it feels as though Croatia is westernizing rapidly. Do you think Budapest to Zagreb to Sarajevo to Belgrade to Skopje would be a good route? Last night I spent four hours procrastinating and read up on the history of the Yugoslav Wars, something not at all taught in US public high schools. There is a lot of really interesting stuff so I think it might be cool to go see some of the places that played central roles in the wars. Plus I got to learn about the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia naming dispute. What a fascinating political battle going on.

I'll definitely take Slovenia into consideration. It all depends on time. I'm typing this on my phone but I have a layout of approximate times in cities and travel times. Adding in city might be difficult. Though as I mentioned it is my first time so I might find I have more than enough time and I might be overestimating my time in cities.

Do you have any good resources for how long to spend in a city? I found plenty of estimates for my popular cities but from Wroclaw to Thessaloniki, the only city I can find any information about trip length is Budapest. For the most part I have 2-3 days each.

Drinking and getting puked on is not at all my goal. My goal for this trip is to get a taste of other cultures. When my parents brought me abroad as a kid, we'd always get lost the first day and eat somewhere in some alley. Get some real good local food. One of my fears is that all the people around me will be doing a trip like I am for cheap alcohol. Any advice on avoiding crowds and young partiers? I'm more worried about them coming back drunk and waking me up than avoiding them in the city though.

c_hawkthorne  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: So I'm doing a thing...

Whoops, it's a stop between Bratislava and Bucharest. Too many "B" cities to keep track of. I'll definitely look into festivals, I didn't even think about that. Thanks!

c_hawkthorne  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 8, 2017

I just got an email from a tattoo artist saying the day I want is still available! I think I'm going to do it. I'm think I'm going to get a stained glass feather.

I'm wasting away again

c_hawkthorne  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 25, 2017

It has been too long Hubski. I hope y'all have been doing well.

My life has been a fucking roller coaster this past week. Sharp drop on Thursday, low point Monday, working back up now. Thursday's event is irrelevant. Monday, a few old, deep wounds got reopened. I had to for my own mental sanity cut someone I care about out of my life. That shit sucks. It's never fun to go through but it's something I had to do. Maybe I can let them back in one day. But I did notice a quick improvement in my mood as soon as I did. It's not something I should be dwelling on but I can't help it. It hurts and I haven't hurt like this in a while. I'm just hoping in a few days or weeks I'll be happy agian.

I declared a major - public health. kleinbl00 and I were talking about that a long time ago on IRC. It's a really cool subject with a lot of interesting stuff going on. I'm really liking the idea of epidemiology but not the math portion of the class.

Someone covered my door handle in lube a few months ago. College kids are dicks.

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