May 23, 2003
Update from Germany
Hello from a German Internet Cafe! The keyboard is a little odd so I'll keep this quick. I have two need observations to add to my previous list of random German factoids (halfway down page): 1. Many women here use magenta haircoloring, even middle-aged women. Something you don't see much of in the states. 2. The dollar may be a bit weak at the moment, but the Euro is physically the weakest bill I've ever seen. I accidentally tore a 50 Euro ($63 or so...) note while taking it out from behind the moneyclip in my wallet...
- "If your time hasn't arrived yet, not even the doctor can kill you" --I have no idea where I heard that, or if I made it up, or what. Maybe it was this one comedian on a previous trip to England.
- R-rated Usenet post, but not in a bad way, Love and sex among the eccentric intelligensia
"The best way to seduce someone is by making yourself unavailable. You just
have to be busy all the time and they'll be craving to see you."
- Slate.com on the First Photograph. Like, ever.
- "Sometimes, magazines hid their best 'Huh?' moments deep inside stories that were otherwise utterly normal. I was drowsing through a Newsweek cover story called 'Clinton Now' when suddenly a comment by Julia Payne, the ex-president's spokeswoman, made me laugh out loud. 'One night last year he called about 1 a.m, ranting and raving about something,' Payne recalled. 'And I said, "Sir, are you watching Fox again?"'"
--Peter Carlson in this Washington Post article.