day 54: autumn is here
Some days are more eventful than others and looking back at yesterday from today’s perspective makes my mind seem blank. I know we went to buy some groceries and since the streets are full of fallen leaves it really smelled like autumn too. I always enjoyed autumn when I was younger and before cold weather had any bad effect on me. The coats, the crisp air, the smell, the leaves, the chestnuts and the first moment when you are waiting for the bus or the train and think “Oh, I wish I had my gloves on me”. Even the early darkness I used to like, although I can’t really explain why.
The most I enjoyed sitting inside with a warm cup of tea near the radiator, looking out of the window at the blowing leaves while listening to some music. Well, that’s probably later in autumn when it’s almost turning to winter, because so far I’m not yet tempted to put the radiator on since we had a little bit of a heat wave over the last week. Now it’s cooling down a bit, but I expect it to stay warm enough in the flat for a few more days.
I also enjoy warm baths in the cold days. This flat only has a shower, so I will have to get by without such luxuries. I wonder when it will be time for the radiator and the hot water bottle. Maybe next week. My hot water bottle actually comes in the shape of a white yeti from nichtlustig.de. Literally “nicht lustig” means “not funny” and it’s an online comic that’s usually on the other side of bad taste. It’s about a million ways of lemmings committing suicide, about death in person, yetis with weird hobbies and about a guy who lives literally in the wall annoying his neighbour through the electrical outlet. A lot of the jokes are really not funny, but make you chuckle anyway. If you speak German, it’s definitely a comic to check out and if not check it out anyway: it’s usually just a sentence to translate, well possible even only with a dictionary. And maybe you’ll even pick up a few words of German in the process.