After a week or two of not keeping the schedule of entries writing, here comes a winter break. We are going to party hard! We, I mean, me and my best buddy, the cold. And by party I mean, use all the tissues and do drugs, like calcium, aspirin and acetaminophen. Yeah. Am I excited?
The most annoying thing is neither the feeling of thousands of tiny ADHD nose trolls, which are constantly attacking my sinuses, nor running nose and eyes*, but the realisation that I do know my job, and I do take care about wearing warm clothes and always wearing a cap and a scarf, though, still it is not enough. The best explanation I came with so far: the weather should move its lazy ass and decide on whether it want to be freaking cold Winter time or charming fucking Spring.
But enough about the weather.
I try to use my sick days as a good excuse for some lazy time. I am aware of that I could spend it better, like meeting my friends or working on my thesis/stories. So far, I’ve celebrated it with reading John Green’s “Paper Towns” – and yes, I had some other titles on my mind before, but I’ve realized I never read this one and found this reasoning fair enough. Also, to my surprise, it turns out that even TFIOS got translated to my mother tongue – it’s a good news that my non-English speaking family members and friends can read more contemporary authors now.
On my reading list I still have “Orange Is The New Black”, Bradshaw’s “Cat Sense” and Jonasson’s “100-year-old Man…” (which, btw, my mom started reading already and I’m not even in the middle, gah), but, to tell the truth, I am getting highly distracted by the fact that I got a key for Elder Scrolls Online’s beta. I am a huge fan of Elder Scrolls series and I fell in love so badly with Skyrim that a fact of getting the beta key made me gasp and roll on my carpet 100 times. I spent almost two days on downloading the game files and yesterday I’ve finally got my hands on it. Needless to say, I am charmed by Khajiits, that is a cat-looking race, since I didn’t play with them in Skyrim and I always wanted to, but, you know, there was enough to do with my main hero, so I didn’t change the race or class through the gameplay. So here I have those pretty, handsome Khajiits who are so cool and even have cats on streets of their city. I am enthralled, but, to tell the truth, I don’t think I will pay over 200 PLN for the game, even though it works pretty well on my PC, which is not a gaming kind of hardware and it gives a pretty impressive look with the lowest graphics.
One may think that while being sick I am mostly annoyed and unimpressed, but there are some positive sides of this week. First of all, I went drinking with my uni pals (that was besides I caught cold) and I’ve tried the best beer ever, that tastes like wine, and, of which, of course (!) I do not remember the brand. Though, maybe it’s good for me, since it was terribly expensive. I even got it in a fancy wine-glass-like beer glass. My brain exploded and fell apart into thousands of little winy unicorns, it was that good. Let’s face the facts, I do not go to pubs or bars every second day or even every week, so it was nice to spend some time in a beautiful place with a good funny companion along.
Besides, my fav Korean pop singer released her new album this week, and even though I discovered it today I feel amazed from head to toes, tingles included. Gain has always been crossing some frontiers for me, musically and culturally, crashing the borders in high heels and with a gorgeous smile. I am getting really excited each and every time she produces a new song, because, hell yeah, that’s Son Gain we are talking about after all! Sometimes I wonder if my stories does not lack a character like Gain, but so far I couldn’t reach her with my imagination – I guess, with this new album I can see it more clearly now.
When I think of it now, maybe this will make me more motivated to write now. New discoveries are always a good motivation, are’t they?
I hope so.
Neh, must be.
*Where does this whole water even comes from?! I could water my flowers with that.