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    Sonntag, 4. Dezember 2022
    Der große Adventskalender TP - 4. Türchen (Teil II)

    Teil I ist hier.

    N: Oh yes and it’s still early, I'm still only, maybe, halfway through with my day because in an hour approximately I'm going to pick up my daughter from a concert. And I'm going to drive her to a party in another town because a friend of hers has her 18th birthday. And so of course she has to go there but there is the concert first. So I'm driving her there. Then at two o'clock at night I'm going to pick her up again to take her home and then at nine in the morning we're going to go to another place, and this is a bit of a funny story because, actually it's a business meeting, sort of. Because I am a person they invite to the most curious things and they invited me to - I don't even have the words for this. I am struggling to find the words because I never bothered to learn the English words for this. You know, the round thing with branches out of Christmas tree and the 4 candles.


    H: Adventskranz.


    N: Yes, what is it in English? And how do you make it, what is the word, to you weave it? Or do you tie it or just make it? I don’t know. Anyway, they invited me for this activity and I said no, no I don't want to do this, I don't see myself there.


    H: Oh, I remember you telling me about that.


    N: Yes, and then they said maybe we have a different activity for you. You can chop, I mean cut, Christmas trees, you can go into the woods with an axe, would you like this? And I said yes. So tomorrow I’ll be going through the woods on a snowy evening, only it will be morning and probably a forest. 9 o’clock in the morning.


    H: Do you have shoes for this activity?


    N: No. Do I need special shoes? I thought I only needed an axe.


    H: Yeah, but probably you have to walk there and with leather sole shoes you don’t get into the woods to cut a tree.


    N: Well, as I said, it's a business appointment so I hope there will be some level of convenience and comfort! Business people don’t have shoes to walk into woods. I won't be the only one with that problem, someone will have thoughtfully resolved this in advance. I might wear high heels. Well, I don't have high heels, so I can't.


    H: But you don’t want to either you know, you are too old to still look smart if you walk into the woods in high heels. If you were 20 people would think, Oh, that's cute. But if you are 50 and do that, people think oh she's really stupid.


    N: You are so judgmental. They will think “oh that mad old pitch” and that is something I would appreciate - hey, I didn’t say pitch! I said it with a b!


    H:It doesn't want to say bean pod.


    N: Why does the THING write bean pod now? It's so - it's so rural!


    H: Anyway. You told me this morning that in your seminar you spoke about forgiveness.


    N: Did I? This morning? The day was pretty long and it's only half over for me and in another 12 hours I will chop off a tree. This is - if you think about it, you cut a tree, so you kill it, and then you decorate it and put it into your living room. That’s a bit psycho, isn’t it? Like when people kill other people and make them look nice and put them in their living rooms. Not people I know. I hope. Theoretical people.


    H:We wanted to talk about forgiveness.


    N: Yes, and I am almost there.


    H: I think it might be convenient - once you chop someone up and maybe someone I know - then it might be convenient to know where we stand on the forgiveness thing. So maybe you would care to explain.


    N: Definitely. If you forgive someone, it gives you freedom. Because you no longer have to have these thoughts in your head, these thoughts about revenge and about how much you hate that person. So the power this person's action had on you vanishes with forgiveness. So if I kill your family, you should forgive me.


    H: Well. I think I would simply kill you or hire someone to kill you.


    N: I know that this is a topic where you are a bit touchy, the killing of your familiy, this is why I chose this example, so that you can, you know, fully embrace the idea of forgiveness.


    H: I think you can’t kill my child, he is quicker than you are and he is also feisty


    N: Yes, he plays handball, so he's not easy to catch.


    H: He's very quick. That's true, but you might have an axe. So, yeah, it depends. It really depends on the situation. And if you kill my husband that would make my life very complicated. But I think that you are such a good and smart person, you wouldn't kill without a very good reason.


    N: Also, it’s quite an amount of work: planning work and tidying up afterwards and, I would need a very good motive, otherwise I couldnt be bothered. I don’t have time for this, killing and such.


    H: And there is fear afterwards. I think that our lives are pretty good right now so why would we end up in jail.


    N: Yeah, I don't see the point of being in jail.


    H: Let me continue with a follow up question. Yes, um, do you forgive everything? Just to get rid of the thoughts?.


    N: Well, it's an idea. You can decide. It's no obligation, but even if it's a terrible thing that was done to you - you know, it's done anyway. You can't change that. But you can change what you do with it. And if it occupies a large amount of your brain all the time and you can’t do other things, and it always comes up again and influences you in ways you maybe don't want because, yeah it's over and done, so what is the purpose, maybe to keep that thought inside you doesn't help you. So you could forgive.


    H: I think I might prefer another way of dealing with it. If the person is simply horrible, I think I cannot forgive. But I can stop thinking about it.


    N: Yes, it is good that you said that because it's what I also said, I can ignore it. I don't have to forgive, I can just forget. Ignore.


    H: I sort of delete the thought from my head. Exactly. And because forgiving wouldn't help, because it's still a horrible person, so why would I want to do the forgiving, I could just ignore.


    N: Maybe not everyone is as good at ignoring things as we are.


    H: Yeah, that's true. I'm actually very sure that this is true. But for me it works perfectly. I simply erase people. Mentally.


    N: I can to this too and sometimes when worrisome things occupy my mind, I assign the thoughts certain time slots during the day and so, when my thoughts start circling about the worrisome situation again, I can tell them, no, not now, your time is between 3 pm and 3:15 pm. That works fine for me. I set an alarm clock, so I don’t forget to worry at 3 pm but I stop again at 3:15. And then I don’t think about it again until the next day at 3 pm, then I have my 15 minutes again and afterwards I can continue with pleasant things.


    H: That’s a very good way. And it’s a bit psycho, too. So, this is what you learned today.


    N: Yes. And what did you learn?


    H: Nothing. I embraced the flu.

    Der große Adventskalender TP - 3. Türchen

    H: Let’s do the THING.

    N: There it is. Now we are doing the THING. Perfect. How do you feel about our THING so far?

    H: Um, I have to concentrate on feeling how I feel right now because I’m recovering from embracing the flu. But I think that the THING is so much more time efficient for me that I totally love it. And I find it entertaining because we still can see each other every evening.

    N: That’s right, and even for me it’s time efficient even though I’m at the moment the person who prepares the file for upload, because we only have to say things once, and not several times because the audio is poor. And I can always refer back to things, I can always say “I already explained, scroll up and look it up”.

    [laughter]

    N: Did I kill you with laughter again?

    H: Yes, but it’s very easy right now because I have to cough every 10 seconds.

    N: Yes, and that’s great, it gives me the opportunity to jump in and speak.

    H: I actually have to tell you something.

    N: Oh, please do!

    H: Yesterday you told me this very uninteresting story about the rapid tests.

    N: Yes. And I lied. It’s not with pregnancy. That was on purpose, that lie.

    H: I did one today.

    N: A pregnancy test?

    H: A rapid test and you have to be very strong now. I am not pregnant.

    N: Okay.

    H: I also don’t have Covid.

    N: That’s good to know. It really is, because you know, we met only a couple of days ago, so I’m more concerned about Covid than about pregnancy because pregnancy is not contagious.

    H: It’s self imposed.

    N: True.

    H: So, what did you do today.

    N: I was at the seminar and the topic today was self-reflection which I absolutely hate. Oh my god, do I hate it.

    H: You are terrible at that.

    N: Well, I can choose, I can be terrible at that and then it’s very boring. Or I can be absolutely stunning at that and then it’s very exhausting for me, because you know I have this barrier. And it’s very good. My barrier is excellent and so normally nothing can touch me at all. And I can, you know, move it down, like by pressing a button mentally, if I want that, within half a second or so it’s down and all is fine, I’m a different kind of person, all there, no mental barrier at all. But it takes effort to keep it down if I’m not in an environment where I would naturally do that. So here, of course it’s down without effort, you know, you are not dangerous.

    H: Maybe you misjudge me.

    N: Ha ha. But in other contexts, work for example, it’s just the default that the barrier is up, which is, for me, a very good thing, because it makes everything so much easier for me. And I can still let it down sometimes on purpose if I want to achieve something by this. It has an incredible effect.

    H: But then it’s not letting the barrier down, then it’s pretending to let the barrier down.

    N: Not at all, I do let it down. And nobody ever expects it and people are overwhelmed and I move it up again and continue. It’s a very good thing to have. Like a special effect. But to keep it down on purpose for an extensive period of time like three or four hours in an environment where I would not normally do this, that’s very exhausting for me.

    H: It’s a mental effort.

    N: Yes, a mental effort. And I usually don’t – you know, I’m so clever and normally never experience mental effort. So now I have a migraine.

    H: They made you get a migraine!

    N: No, I made myself get a migraine, I could choose between being bored and getting a migraine, and I embraced migraine.

    H: Such a pity that we didn’t get the triptanes in Prague.

    N: Oh, I got the triptans from DocMorris, but they’re at home. And I’m not at home, I’m in Kassel and there is snow here, which is beautiful. I took a walk to the seminar place and back, me in the snow singing merry snow songs for, you know, one hour and a half or so.

    H: Why would you walk three kilometers to your workshop venue? I read that this morning.

    N: Why not?

    H: It’s far!

    N: I mean, how would I – no, it’s not, it’s an hour or maybe even less, 40 minutes, something like that. How would you get there? I don’t have a bike here, and it’s uphill, so I wouldn’t like going by bike anyway. There’s no visible bus or tram, and I’m not here by car so yes, I could take a taxi, I’ll do that tomorrow because tomorrow I’ll have my luggage but without luggage, I mean three kilometers is not far. I can just walk

    H: Then I have another question. Why didn’t you pick a better accommodation?

    N: There are two accommodations available here because it’s not such a big place – well, there are more but they are much more expensive and they have bad reviews so I don’t pay 180 euros per night, and the review says it’s not clean.

    H: No, you don’t want that.

    N: I picked another location a couple of months ago, that was closer to the venue but there was this lady and she was very nice but she wanted me to sit with them in the living room and on the veranda and speak with their friends and they wanted me to explain to them about the internet and about Vodafone, they had several issues with Vodafone. And they wanted me to watch Tatort with them and I don’t want this. She was very kind and she told me that she is 75 now and she does this Airbnb thing to have contact with people, and this is not what I want. You know if I go someplace and I let my barrier down for four hours without a break I can’t afterwards explain the internet to 75-year-old ladies. It’s not possible. I have to sleep, or to entertain myself. On the internet. Yeah, I have my limits, and here they are. Total disclosure: here are my limits!

    H: I think your limitations are quite obvious to anyone.

    N :Do you think so? Tell me!

    H: No, I’m kidding.

    N: Oh, okay.

    H: I’m trying to get my wittiness back from embracing the flu.

    N: So, what are your limitations?

    H: I have none.

    N: Okay. Have you ever taken part in a self-reflection workshop and then stayed for the night with a 75 year old lady who wanted to know all about the internet?

    H: No, and I think this is a very good example of me not having that limitation because that would never happen to me.

    N: You don’t like taking risks.

    H: Yeah, that’s probably it. I am choosing my challenges.

    N: You want meaningful challenges.

    H: I want better paid challenges.

    N: Yeah, I’m not that money focused. I just want challenges, whatever they may be.

    H: Yes, but I think the challenge for me can never be explaining the internet to le le le le.

    N: The THING says le le le le.

    H: Oh, the THING doesn’t know the word.

    N: Is it maybe a British English expression? Instead of elderly, let’s say ancient.

    H: Oh, and now when you say it, it can say elderly!

    N: Yeah, your pronunciation is not good.

    H: So let us subsume: if I say German it says Toronto. And if I say, elderly it says, la la la la la. The THING is bothering me. And it is only on day three and here I am talking like a person giving a language class. It’s like when I was a student and I gave crash classes in Dutch at the Volkshochschule for the unemployed. The course was eight hours per day for five days a week for four weeks. And after that, I talked like a primary school teacher on drugs.

    N: I think now we have to wrap this up somehow.

    H: We could explain why we do this very complicated wrapping up and not just stop because I think people asked why we do that.

    N: Oh, we already explained that in episode I, so now I can say it – scroll up and look it up!

    H: That’s the beauty of the THING!

    Freitag, 2. Dezember 2022
    Der große Adventskalender TP - 2. Türchen

    [Altert: Read Part I first!]



    H: Now I realized something - I'm going to say something and it will make you say "OH WOW!"

    N: [expectant silence]

    H: Look, I've never been vaccinated against flu before, ever.

    N: OH WOW! - Did you always forget?

    H: I always forgot. The thing is that I get the flu every year. And you know, people are still getting vaccinated and probably I would have gone next week or something but no, I embraced the sickness.

    N: I think you wouldn't have gone next week because you say you get the flu every year. And so it's a tradition, you are sort of a conservative person. You don't embrace change. So I don't think you would have gone to get the flu shot, but I?ll remind your next year. And maybe we can work on changing that habit. That embracing sickness habit.

    H: Yeah. And maybe then 2023 would be the first year, where I don't get the flu, that would be great. Maybe.

    N: Maybe. I've never had the flu.

    H: You don't know that.

    N: Well, I've never had any flu-like symptoms, let's say that.

    H: The funny thing is that we've been talking about flu for about 10 minutes now and the transcript doesn't know the word flu. This is going to be funny.

    N: Someone will have to, you know, read and correct. Maybe we should hire a person for this, sort an internship without payment, and late hours, because we can?t do this during the daytime, so late hours and no payment. This is a modern thing.

    H: Yeah. And we can say, but you will have a very steep learning curve. This is for the rest of your life, you will be happy that you had this very steep learning curve for free.

    N: Duh. It's not so convincing.

    H: Probably not, we will have to find a different way.

    N: I'm not worried at this point. Maybe I?ll be worried later, when I'm tired but I'm not tired now and so I'm not worried now.

    H: I'm very tired and very worried because I have the flu and can we stop doing the TP now?

    N: Absolutely. We only have to, you know, reflect for a moment again. What do you want us to think about during the 20 seconds? time we don?t speak and wait for this to save?

    H: I want to think about sleeping.

    N: Okay, Let's think about sleeping and count to 20. I?ll say the numbers out aloud because then we will learn how long it really takes. 1 2 3 4

    H: Bye-bye 5

    Donnerstag, 1. Dezember 2022
    1.12.22

    Wir machen jetzt nicht nur Quatsch hier, nein, anders gesagt, nicht nur eine Sorte Quatsch. Weiterhin widme ich mich selbstverständlich den Themenstellungen aus dem GoogleDoc, insofern ich nicht anderes zu tun habe.

    Heute hatte ich unfreiwillig anderes zu tun, ich wollte (freiwillig) von Offenbach bis Kassel mit der Bahn fahren und die Bahn hielt in Bad Soden Salmünster, es gab eine genuschelte Durchsage der zu entnehmen war, dass man den Zug verlassen muss, dann standen ganz viele Menschen im Dunkeln auf dem Bahnsteig und weit und breit war niemand, der irgendwie zur Bahn an sich gehörte. Sowas kann doch eigentlich gar nicht sein, jemand hat ja den Zug dahin gefahren und meistens läuft ja sogar noch jemand im Zug herum und kontrolliert Fahrscheine. Diese Personen waren aber unauffindbar, im ganzen Bahnhof waren nur gestrandete Reisende. Alles sehr merkwürdig. Das Gerücht kam auf, es würden Busse kommen und man solle auf den Bahnhofsvorplatz gehen, dort gingen wir hin und standen eine knappe Stunde, kein Bus kam, dann Schienenfahrzeuggeräusche und ein RE kam, der nun offensichtlich wieder fahren konnte, die schnellen Menschen mit wenig Gepäck rannten zu diesem Zug, stiegen ein und der Zug fuhr ab. Keine Durchsage, kein Warten, bis alle eingestiegen sind oder Information an die Zurückbleibenden. Mehr als Schulterzucken fiel mir dazu auch nicht mehr ein.

    In Fulda musste ich dann nochmal umsteigen, das gelang in 2 Minuten wieder mit Rennen, ich weiß echt nicht, wie Personen, die nicht gut zu Fuß sind das alles überhaupt bewältigen.

    Egal, das war nicht gefragt, gefragt war, ob es da, wo ich arbeite, Frauenförderung gibt. Ich kann über Jobdinge nicht en detail berichten, das habe ich unterschrieben, daher nur grob: Ja, das gibt es für die Arbeitsbereiche, in denen Frauen unterrepräsentiert sind, in zarten Anfängen seit ein paar Jahren vor Pandemie und immer mehr, mittlerweile gibt es ein recht solides Angebot und es zeigt auch Wirkung.

    Und es zeigt auch das ganze andere Gedöns, dass damit immer einhergeht, ab hier spreche ich allgemein: ältere Frauen finden es doof, dass jüngeren der Weg jetzt "leichter" gemacht wird, Frauen in Bereichen, in denen sie nicht unterrepräsentiert sind finden es doof, dass sie nicht auch frauengefördert werden, Männer finden es doof, dass Frauen gefördert werden etc. etc. Man muss da an der Wurzel eingreifen und zu wenige machen dass, wenn jemand sagt "Ach ist heute wieder Kaffeeklatsch" wenn ein Meeting im Bereich Frauenförderung stattfindet, dann muss man "was meinst du damit?" fragen, wenn jemand "dann brauchen wir in dem Stockwerk jetzt noch einen Schrank für die ganzen Kosmetiktäschchen" sagt kann man "das ist schön, dass du so aufmerksam bist, ich nehme das gerne auf - hast Du weitere Ideen?" sagen - Sie verstehen, wo die Reise hingeht. Und nein, das sind keine Sprüche von Männern sondern von anderen Frauen. Ich möchte jetzt nicht weiter darüber nachdenke, ich habe jetzt ja Feierabend und kriege davon Sodbrennen.

    Wenn ich noch einen kurzen Moment länger nachdenke, würde ich noch ergänzen, dass ich persönlich der Ansicht bin, dass sich Frauenförderung gar nicht so sehr den Frauen widmen muss, die kommen schon klar, es ist wichtiger, sich dem Umfeld zu widmen, die (Kotz-)brocken aus dem Weg zu räumen, egal welchen Geschlechts. Das ist meist leider nicht der Fokus von Maßnahmen, auch Veranstaltungen zum Thema "Wie benehme ich mich nicht wie ein Vollidiot (m/w/d)" sind selten. Die allermeisten bemerken gar nicht, wie sie in die alten Muster immer wieder hineinhauen und die Kerbe vertiefen, durch ganz kleine Dinge wie Bemerkungen und Annahmen, oft sind sie nicht böse gemeint, sie sind aber umso schädlicher. Denn in die direkte Konfrontation zu gehen ist selten das Problem, die ganzen kleinen Tröpfchen im Alltag hingegen zermürben nicht nur sondern lassen sich auch so furchtbar schlecht addressieren. Und sie kommen aus verankerten Haltungen heraus, aus Glaubenssätzen, in denen das alles Sinn ergibt, das sehen Sie schon daran, dass wir jetzt eine Debatte über "Vaterschaftsurlaub" haben - an sich gute Sache aber warum sagen wir jetzt plötzlich "Vaterschaftsurlaub", bei den Frauen haben wir das schon ganz gut verinnerlicht, dass das "Mutterschutz" und "Elternzeit" heißt, bei den Männern ist es plötzlich wieder "Urlaub". Es sind Kleinigkeiten, nur Worte, aber sie bilden eine Gedankenwelt ab. In den Köpfen sitzt noch vieles sehr, sehr fest und es wird sich nur langsam ändern, kontinentalplattenverschiebungsartig langsam. Nicht nur an meinem Arbeitsplatz - da vielleicht sogar eher schneller als im Durchschnitt.

    Der große Adventskalender TP - 1. Türchen (The struggle is real)

    Dies ist Teil I des Adventskalenders. Nichts ist gut, vieles ist schlecht, Herzbruch hat Grippe, Novemberregen ist busy, wir wissen beide nicht, was wir da überhaupt tun.

    All das ist egal.

    Unten der Link zu Teil II.


    H: They still miss me event coverage by tech Candy Crush.

    N: You have to speak English, otherwise it doesn't work.

    H: Okay. I said, it's time to talk.

    N: How on battery Hi What could be better.

    H: I have no idea what you just said, and the transcript doesn't have either.

    N: I said, power on power Terry. Hi. Hi, okay hi Terry, how are you.

    H: Let's talk to Terry.

    N: Yeah. There was something at ?Wer wird Millionär? yesterday and there was something about a Terry.

    H: You don't watch TV, how do you know about that?

    N: Because, you know, other people in my household watch TV, and I pass through the room and the TV says there?s Terry and I say ?oh that's Terry hi Terry, how are you?. Anyway. My day has been crazy so far, you know, like I am Macbeth: sound and fury and no significance. And I keep thinking that it's difficult to explain what we're even doing here and I think how, how can we find a word for it even because it's not a podcast and, well, it's a transcript podcast so it's TP, now insert Beavis and Butthead sound.

    H: The thing is that probably we have to explain TP because people don't find that funny because they don't know what it is, but only if they are too young.

    N: And that's not the group we are aiming at.

    H: Exactly. If you are young you have no business here listening to us

    N: But it's probably on YouTube, so the young people can google YouTube, Beavis and Butthead TP, educate themselves.

    H: And then it would all be clear. So do we want to explain what we?re doing? Or are we just doing things?

    N: Do you think anything will be better when we explain it?

    H: There is no possible way to make it better.

    N: You know, your eyes get fixed to the transcript somehow, no, I don?t mean your eyes. My eyes, oh, yours too, our eyes. Sorry, the phone is ringing, I have to answer the phone.

    H: She is on the phone right now, looking very businessy.

    N: I'm back. I'm such an important person that my phone keeps ringing, really, with sound. You know people call me on the phone, like in movies.

    H: Like in the old days.

    N: Yes, so, me running around with the phone at my ear, yeah actually not at my mouth, usually people hold their phone in front of their mouths, but I don?t, I am old school.

    H: I first recognized people holding phones in front of their mouth in the US, and now I think it's started being used like that over here. My kid?s generation talks like that on the phone. Crazy people who have no idea about product design, because this is not what the designers had in mind!

    N: But sometimes, and this is disturbing I think, people talk, and you don't know that they have a phone anywhere on them, you know they have maybe a headscarf, and they have very small earplugs, and they don't have a visible cable, it?s wireless I assume. And, you know, they run around and they just speak and you don?t know why are they doing that.

    H: I think that's a beautiful improvement. When I was a university student, I had a classmate whose uncle was schizophrenic. And he said that the best invention ever for their family was the mobile phone, because he could run around outside, pretending to be on the phone with someone and talking the entire day.

    N: I think today it wouldn't be an issue even without a phone.

    H: I would prefer people talking less to themselves in public.

    N: Well you would prefer people not to talk at all because you don't want them to talk to you either. You only want to talk yourself.

    H: So every now and then I look at the transcript?

    N: And it's always nonsense, isn't it.

    H: Yeah, it is.

    N: So maybe we should save up all our important topics which we had planned on speaking about for another day. And first evaluate what we can actually do with the transcript. Before you know philosophy and linguistics and ethics and all that starts here in this TP.


    Hier geht es zu Teil II.

    Mittwoch, 30. November 2022
    30.11.22

    Dieses Jahr wird es schwierig mit dem Adventskalenderpodcast. Ich weiß, das sagen wir jedes Jahr, in Jahr 1 war ja sowieso alles schwierig und Frau Herzbruch hatte Hörsturz, in Jahr 2 war auch alles schwierig aber sie hatte wieder Hörsturz und das kannten wir ja schon, nun steht ja schon länger fest, dass der Podcast kein Podcast wird aber nun hat sie Grippe. Dieselbe Krankheit zur selben Zeit 3x macht selbst die konservative Frau Herzbruch nicht. Wir haben Stand jetzt exakt 1 Türchen, das ist nicht leer aber inhaltsleer, man darf gespannt sein, was noch passiert, wobei es vermutlich auch nicht spannend ist. Whatever.

    Heute wird nach meinem Novemberfazit gefragt. Er war für meinen Geschmack deutlich zu schnell rum. Bei genauerem in mich Hinheinhorchen fühle ich eine kleine Traurigkeit in mir. Dieses Jahr wurde erst im November das Wetter für mich gut, ich fühle mich gerade rundum wohl, jetzt dauert es nur noch ca. 3 Wochen und die Tage werden schon wieder länger, das nervt mich. Ich mag kurze Tage. Ab März ist vermutlich schon wieder Stress mit Sonne und dergleichen.

    Aber das ist nicht heute. Heute sitze ich mit kurzen Ärmeln, dicken Socken und Kuscheldecke in der unbeheizten 17-Grad-Wohnung und findet das ziemlich super so. Okay, die Wäsche trocknet nicht so schnell, aber ich brauche auch weniger Wäsche als im Sommer, weil ich ja nicht alle paar Stunden verschwitzt bin.

    Zuvor war ich auf einem Elternabend. Das ist erwähnenswert, weil es möglicherweise der letzte Elternabend war, an dem ich teilgenommen habe. M ist ja schon 18, ich war deshalb erstaunt, dass ich überhaupt dazu einberufen wurde aber es ging um Geld, also um die Abstimmung über die Kursfahrt, da sollten - so der Wunsch der Lehrer*innen - die Eltern abstimmen. Ob das so seine Richtigkeit hat, weiß ich nicht. Ich habe als Erziehungsberechtigte unterschrieben, ich bin aber ja gar nicht mehr erziehungsberechtigt. Vielleicht ist die Abstimmung ungültig, da aber alle gleich gestimmt haben, wird sie vermutlich niemand abstimmen. Die Abstimmung war übrigens geheim, da aber niemand eine Schere hatte, trennte auch niemand den oberen Teil des Zettels ab und gab ihn getrennt von den Angaben, die die Anwesenheit des Elternteils von Schüler*in X belegten, ab. Sondern halt alles zusammen. Verwunderlich, dass überhaupt alle einen Stift dabei hatten, das kannte ich bisher so auch nicht.

    Was mir sehr gut gefallen hat: die geplante Fahrt ist eine Flugreise und es kam die Frage auf, ob das denn zeitgemäß ist. Die Frage hat mir gut gefallen und auch die Antwort des Lehrers, der sagte, darüber hätten sie sich auch Gedanken gemacht und das in den Kursen diskutiert, aber sie seien zu keiner zufriedenstellenden Lösung gekommen. Der Status sei, dass es natürlich nicht zeitgemäß ist aber dass es dennoch der Wunsch der Schüler*innen und auch der verantwortlichen Lehrer*innen ist, diese Reise zu machen. Die Antwort hat mir auch gut gefallen. Manchmal bleiben Dinge eben unaufgelöst stehen.

    Dienstag, 29. November 2022
    29.11.22

    Was mit den Zähnen ist wird heute gefragt. Verstehe die Frage nicht. Was soll mit den Zähnen sein? Alles in Ordnung vermute ich, ich bemerke sie nicht negativ. Vor ein paar Monaten war ich zur Kontrolle und professionellen Zahnreinigung, alles ohne Befund. Ich bekam eine elektrische Zahnbürste empfohlen und Zahnzwischenraumbürstchen statt Zahnseide, ich vermute ohne speziellen Hintergrund, man muss ja immer mal was anderes empfehlen, sonst wird es langweilig.

    Außerdem habe ich einen Kostenvoranschlag auf dem Tisch liegen, um im oberen linken Quadranten alte Füllungen durch schicke Inlays ersetzen zu lassen, ich denke, das mache ich bald aber im letzten Quartal habe ich für solche Scherze keine Zeit. Das kann ich ab Januar oder Februar machen.

    Leider knirsche ich weiterhin verstärkt, es ist etwas besser geworden über die letzten 2 Monate aber keinesfalls so, dass eine Nacht ohne Knirschschiene ginge. Das kann ich mit ganz frischem Wissen so sagen, gestern Abend lag ich nämlich im Bett, hatte die Schiene vergessen und war zu faul, nochmal aufzustehen. Sollte das heute Abend wieder passieren, würde ich mich aufraffen, sage ich mal.

    Das ist wirklich ein merkwürdiges Thema, bitte um Meldung, wer sich für meine Zähne interessiert und aus welchem Grund. Ich hatte noch nie Interesse an den Zähnen anderer, vielleicht übersehe ich da was. Oder meine Zahnärztin liest mit? Ich habe allerdings diesen Erinnerungsservice per Mail für die nächste Kontrolle, es gibt für sie keinen Grund, mich zu stalken. Wir wechseln daher nun das Thema.

    Wirklich wichtig heute: ich habe die Steuererklärung abgeschickt, hurra hurra! Ich bin seit ein paar Jahren üblicherweise gar nicht mehr spät dran damit, mache sie schon im Februar/März und warte dann, bis die restlichen Unterlagen, die ich brauche, eintreffen. Das hat dieses Mal gedauert, mehrfach hakte ich bei der Hausverwaltung nach, beantragte schließlich Fristverlängerung bis 30.11. und letzte Woche kamen die Sachen dann tatsächlich. Dann muss ich mich sehr aufraffen, den kalten Teller nochmal anzurühren aber ja, jetzt ist es erledigt. Hallelujah.

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