Calpe, Madrid, the Western Front … ein Schweizer gegen das Haus … der Dübel
5th of February, 2007 POST·MERIDIEM 04:07
Things that are cheering me up lately:
- Work is by the
Oberbaumbrücke, and quite close to it is a hairdressers called
‚haarspree‘. Multilingual puns for
- Ich will nach Spanien, and I’ll be in Calpe for a week from the 15th—must mail Mackers and Jen and buy them dinner in Valencia—then a week in
Madrid, hanging out with Inma.
- Saki, The Complete Short Stories. Though those at the end where he’s
writing from the Western Front, someone well-travelled enough that he should
have known how stupid the First World War was for everyone outside of
Serbia, fighting and dying in its mud–they made me shiver.
Things that aren’t:
- Using the screwdriver on a Swiss Army Knife to put a screw into masonry
feels like, oh I don’t know, implementing a web-facing decently-loaded
database on Microsoft Access. Frustrating. But hey, won’t have to do that
Word of the day: der Dübel is German for ‘dowel,’ and
much more relevant to me over the weekend, also for ‘rawlplug,’ (or ‘wall
plug’) the plastic plug affairs that are needed to make screws hold
sufficiently in masonry for hanging pictures or blinds or whatever.