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  1. 4 hours ago, RhaenysBee said:

    I like black, it’s very practical and universally flattering. 

    I don’t either, this would have been a lucky coincidence. Anyway now I feel like I missed out on these retro bikinis and I still want one. 

    I have completely forgotten how to travel, by the way. And a 2 hour train ride is hardly even “traveling”. I don’t know what to pack and how to pack, and I have a massive anxiety about all the things that could go wrong. Annoying. 

    I don't think the "universally flattering" applies to me ...

    I have enough practice, it seems, I can still pack my things quickly and efficiently, even after a year of not travelling anywhere.

  2. 38 minutes ago, RhaenysBee said:

    My general choice of bikini is plain black in a style that’s most flattering for me. But those are the ones that go out of stock first, and retro stripes are perfect for the retro experience lake balaton is. 

    I think everything only black is boring ... so I don't wear it. I have only a few black pieces of clothing, mostly not something I would necessarily choose. I need some colour.

    And I definitely don't choose the styles according to the style of the destination. :P 

  3. 19 hours ago, The BlackBear said:

    But seriously hair is such a nebulous, peculiar and specific arena, I refuse to believe anyone can truly conquer it.

    Do you mean just head hair or hair everywhere?

    I am okay with the hair on my head at least. The rest of it ... I am very much not, but a hairdresser usually won't deal with that.

    1 hour ago, RhaenysBee said:

    a fun, stripy, retro style bikini

    Aha! I see you have good taste in bikinis. I have such a piece. My mother, however, hates it. She is ... very critical of many things.

  4. To cut into the discussion of Patrick Swayze, here is an update:

    He waited. And was willing to meet up with me after me being away for more than two weeks - it's been three weeks altogether since we saw each other and he didn't change his mind, he didn't find somebody he likes better, he didn't ghost me like the other guy in the same situation two years ago. And I am very happy and grateful for it. I am going to see him again on Thursday and we are going to get out of the city for a few hours, half a day or so ... to go to the pool! :commie:

    Oh, and also he said he tried to "stalk" me a bit online. He is surprised at my lack of online presence, he basically found my FB profile, which he considers to be not very informative, my name being listed on the website on my workplace, and the titles of my publishings and the masters theses on the online biblio catalogue, but nothing else. Well, obviously he hasn't found out about my 5000+ posts on an ASOIAF-themed forum ...

  5. 13 hours ago, RhaenysBee said:

    The last time I had a seaside holiday was in 2018 :bawl: I hope to lounge in a sun chair for two weeks straight reading books, drinking cocktails and taking dives into ocean waves come 2022 spring. 

    Have a great time in your city and enjoy the gentleman’s company! 

    Very envious of weather that doesn’t reach 30C right. Then again the universe is ironic enough to send three days of rain when I finally drag my butt down to a short lakeside hiatus. 

    I am sure you will reach your dream in 2022. ;) 

    Home since yesterday evening. Yay. Still have a lot of clothes to wash.

    Meeting the gentleman tomorrow. I do hope for warm and sunny weather in the next few days so it will be possible to spend time outside ... on the other hand, if it is rainy all the time, we will just have to think of something to do inside instead ... :leer:


  6. 42 minutes ago, RhaenysBee said:

    It’s okay to not like something, don’t beat yourself up about it. Enjoy home! Any further plans for the summer? 

    over hear we are gliding into another heatwave. This should be fourth one this summer. 35-36C all week. I think next weekend is supposed to bring some relief and get the temperature back down to 28-30ish. I can’t wait for permanently cooler temperature. Summer just sucks the life out of me, I have zero energy and motivation to do anything other than drink iced beverages and get through the days.

    No real plans, no. At least not in the traditional going on a seaside holiday way. I do wish to see the sea this year, but I am not sure it will work out. Maybe I will rather stay in the home city and spend time with a nice gentleman.

    Shithole of a city was surprisingly un-summery part of the time I was there. The last few days were quite warm, but it didn't reach 30 °C. I hope the homeland is at least warm enough for it to make sense to go swim in a pool one day or something.

    Half of the bus journey is behind me already, half more to go.

  7. Maybe I shouldn't be so critical about the shithole city. :dunno: At least this time, I had some company so I wasn't completely alone. That would have made me lose my mind, especially after all the isolation of the last year amd a half. And well, they do help me a lot with my dissertation. But still ... I will probably never actually like being there.

  8. 2 hours ago, horangi said:

    Isn't 26 about standard room temperature? :D  Granted Scotland doesnt get very warm, but what do you set your heat to?  We keep ours at 25 during the winter!  (for reference it got to 42 here in Seattle last month without AC)

    26 °C is not standard room temperature. That would be between 20 and 22 IMO. Heating up to 25 does seem like a waste of energy to me.

    On the other hand, 26 °C isn't hot enough to demand air conditioning like Derfel is describing up there. Still very pleasant temperature both outside and inside, and one doesn't need many clothes on.

  9. 1 hour ago, RhaenysBee said:

    Oh that’s annoying, hope you get it on time. I’m trying to hunt down a used copy of pride and prejudice online, without success so far.

    Pride and Prejudice is a really common book, I am sure you can find it in any of your local bookshops and libraries too? Are you looking for a particular edition?

  10. 10 minutes ago, Meera of Tarth said:

    Here experiencing terrible temperatures, extremely heaty...

    Will have my second shot of the vaccine on Thursday and I have a piano concert on Friday....

    Good luck with the vaccine, I hope there will be no terrible side effects.

    A book that I ordered online should have arrived today, but it didn't. The website says the new expected delivery time is between the 21st and the 23rd. I really really hope it arrives by then, as I am leaving this city on Sunday and I need to take the thing with me, obviously.

  11. 11 hours ago, The BlackBear said:

    Going to Yorkshire for a hangout with my sisters and cousins, various other halves (and my  month old nephew!) We've booked a big house for the bunch of us.

    Then (hopefully) South of France for Lady Bears best friends birthday, where the plan is to drink a lot :P

    Big family then. Congratulations on there being a lady bear! ;)

  12. 31 minutes ago, The BlackBear said:


    Any of you been affected by these awful floods? Looks really horrible.

    I am in Germany right now, and some cities and villages in the roughly same area were flooded - not where I am though, luckily. I did see some walking paths close to the rivers flooded, but that is all.

    31 minutes ago, The BlackBear said:

    Looking forward to things was really missed last year, but now we're planning holidays both in the UK and in France. We'll both be vaccinated by then, but might still have to isolate, which would nix that, but you have to hope.

    Just hoping some more bands start touring over here. 

    Good luck not being quarantined, and enjoy your holiday!

    Who are you going on holiday with?

  13. 1 hour ago, RhaenysBee said:

    It’s still obnoxiously hot here. There was a bit of rain and a bit of summer storm last night but unfortunately the air is still thick, polluted and nasty. And it’s just overall unpleasant. 

    yay for the waffles! That sounds like an absolutely delightful outing. Also yay for going even without company! 
    Making plans for more than two people usually stretches out so long and comes with so many complications that the plans often don’t end up happening. It took a couple years but I’ve learned to just go alone instead of missing out and now I actually enjoy spending time with myself. 

    Here, the weather is becoming nicer. It hasn't rained yet today, and it is slightly warmer than it was. I hope it stays that way.

    Meh. I was grumpy yesterday then because those same people then called me when they needed me for something, and then I said again we should spend time together in the evening, but then I didn't get another word when they didn't need my help anymore. Oh well.

    Am overall lazy. I am sitting in the library and I am supposed to be working, but ... am obviously not. This text that I am trying to read is so boring.

  14. 21 hours ago, RhaenysBee said:

    Still ready to trade weathers. I’d give a lot for a week of 20C. 
    but I’m really sorry you got soaked, that’s annoying and unpleasant :(  

    Yesterday's shoes are still not completely dry. At least the rain wasn't as bad today.

    Am alone in a waffle shop waiting for my waffles. I wanted to spend some time in company, but there were too many complications trying to reach a simple decision on where to go and what to eat/drink, so I just went and ordered waffles by myself.

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