Pink iPhone Xylophones

I mashed up an iPhone unlock gif and a xylophon edition of Pink’s “Raise your glass.” It’s the most soothing thing ever.

Quality Parenting. 😄 #yolo

A haunted afternoon in the park.

Realm of Possibilities. #bbai

Created with GifBoom

Negative Ringtones

I’ve had my phone on totally silent for a a few months now. It’s kind of liberating, I only look at the screen when I want. The phantom vibrations in my pants have also stopped, because I know my phone does not vibrate at all.

I thought this would make me miss a lot of calls, but it’s not that bad in practice. I usually listen to music or podcasts when I’m out and about, and when somebody calls me, the music stops.

This is what I mean by negative ringtone: my phone doesn’t ring, instead it slowly fades out what I’m currently listening to. Funnily enough, this has conditioned me to expect a phone call, whenever music or podcasts fade out unexpectedly.

Springtime in Bonn’s old town.

Firstworld problems… oh really?

It’s March. While it’s still winter in the US, Germany skipped right over springtime into summer. We used this opportunity to start the beach volleyball season, and afterwards, in the shower, had a fun little insight:

Thommy complained that it takes days until the sand you get into your eyes is fully gone from them. I agreed that, yes, it’s annoying. However, isn’t that really a #firstworldproblem, too much sand in your eyes after playing beach volleyball in the sun on a weekday afternoon in March?

Put like that, it definitely sounds like a #firstworldproblem. But I bet that people from sandy third-world countries experience this as well. So, actually, I guess sand is both: a #firstworldproblem and #thirdworldproblem. 

Der Kanzler cares, anscheinend, ob man die Turnhalle mit Straßenschuhen betritt. Oder die Pförtner sind größenwahnsinnig.