Feedback Friday :: All This and Oceans of Soup


Some soup, earlier.

work completed :: 8 copywriting jobs / 2.5 hours of teaching
hours of Dutch learning :: maybe 2. I need a teacher. A teacher is what I need.
cinema visits :: 1
soup :: oceans
physical exercise :: 6 gym visits, a few hours of cycling, mostly lost.
metaphysical exercise :: none
weight lost :: not sure, but I’m now down below 12 stone, just. So I’m over halfway there with another full month to go.
routine adhesion :: 40%
money owed to Donald Trump :: none
consecutive days spent in Holland :: 58
week 30/52 overall rating :: 8/10. Not bad, but maybe a little dull. All I seemed to do this week was write and exercise. Which is not a bad life, don’t get me wrong. But I may need to get out more.

I need to get a Dutch bank account. Or access to one. My own, obviously, would be ideal. But anyone’s would do.

I need a Dutch bank account for many reasons, but primarily, and as soon as possible, so I can purchase a Cineville card. Once you have a Cineville card, you can go to any of 12 cinemas in Amsterdam as often as you like. I’ve just had a look at all of the participating cinemas and there are some real doozies. Check out the Eye Filmmuseum, for example. That, frankly speaking, looks like one of the finest cinemas I have ever seen. And imagine – €19 to see as many films as you like. I could see like, 12 a month easily. So. That’s my plan.

What else? Ah yes, a mysterious package came in the post. It had been incorrectly addressed. Rather than give it back to the postman, I got all internet Sherlock on its ass and tracked down the intended recipient, who turned out to be a very interesting New Yorker who’s been here for 20 years.

I like the fact that I got to meet this person in such a way. It makes me feel like I’m living in a novel.

Which of course I am.

Oh, and I also turned down some regular and really rather interesting and fun work this week because the pay was a goddamn insult. It could mean that I have turned down a lot of money overall, and that does concern me slightly when my entire future in this country still hangs in the balance, but I have to start valuing myself properly. I have to take a stand against … um. Well, against the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

Because I’m worth it.

And now I’m off out to drink a moderately healthy amount of alcohol and converse with humans.

As for you – you have a great weekend.



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