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An der Uni. Aspiring Jack of All Trades.

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Oh man, why didn't you tell me?? We can write each other letters! And give each other book recommendations! And share essays and poetry and silly stories!

Easy way out: text me and let's exchange writing / reading recommendations

Fun way out: Hubski writer's club?

galen  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 4, 2019

Proud of you, buddy <3

galen  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hillbillies Need No Elegy


galen  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

I'm very stressed at work, so clearly the solution is to take twenty minutes and update y'all on my life.

Current source of stress at work: basically, I've been employed under work-study for the past year, but I found out the job that I do is legally required to be performed under a union contract, even if a student does it. This would make me significantly more expensive and get me more benefits, but to get there, I have to have an intense conversation with my bosses and potentially work with the union to sue for the extra money they owe me from the past 6 months. I'm also concerned that if I get more expensive, they may just decide to fire me, so I asked the union about that too. Waiting on their answer. German labor law is intimidating, but I think pretty protective.

I've been depressed for a week or two so I missed a lot of class, but I don't think I've failed anything yet. Have been behind pretty much all semester anyway - shoutout to Quatrarius who is also still alive. Hopefully I can catch up in the next couple weeks.

Intrigue continues to develop with the girl with the (now ex-) boyfriend. She isn't ready for a relationship, but on the other hand, she's also in Dublin for the next month or so anyway. Trying not to develop too much hope, too many expectations for the future. Things are really nice right now, I dunno. I miss her.

I bought a longboard! I still suck at riding it, but I suck substantially less than I did four days ago. I also discovered that I can just ride around with headphones on and dance when I'm stressed, which is The Shit. Spanish course is also going well. Believe it or not, I'm actually learning quite a bit these days. Despite how stupid many of my classes are.

galen  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Why We Sleep" Is Riddled with Scientific and Factual Errors

Welcome to Hubski! Love the piece, really appreciate the work you put into it--your rigor in the face of Walker's wishy washy research is admirable.

galen  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Creeping Plague Of Ghastly Facadism

I initially read "ghastly fascism."

I'm not sure if this is better.