Flowless

Hey guys,

I know it’s been over a month since I’ve been around, and I’m sorry. I just couldn’t bear being here any more. I’ve lost my flow; I can’t seem to write anything proper down any more, so I decided to isolate myself a little, hoping it will come back in time. No luck so far.

The main reason I’m feeling so off is the job. I hate it. It’s so boring that it’s been killing me from the inside, turning me into some kind of zombie. Haven’t eaten any brains so far though, but who knows what lies ahead! Obviously, feeling like this isn’t helping anything in my personal life either. And if you can’t come home to something good after another awful day… Well, you can probably fill that in all by yourselves.

So here I am, stuck in a place I don’t want to be, both literally and figuratively.

I’ve been on the lookout for another job for a while now, but there isn’t all that much available that matches my qualifications. It’s all IT and marketing, and that’s really not my cup of tea. I guess I’ll just have to be patient, and hope my brain cells won’t die off by the time I find something else. But until then… Well, let me illustrate what’s happening to my brains currently:

Apoptosis & Necrosis

Yep, they are both being killed and killing themselves. Source: Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology. Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications – Third Edition – Written by Stephen M. Stahl.

This page is from a textbook I used during my final year of Biological and Cognitive Psychology, and it’s by far my favourite textbook of all time. Can you guess why?

Anyway… That’s all for now. I don’t know if I’ll be back any time soon, so let me finish this one by saying… I miss you guys.

Until… Whenever, if ever.

Love,

ML-X

Useless Talents: Coin Flipping Queen

I love to learn new things and acquiring new skills, no matter if they’re super useful or just totally useless. You can almost say I’m a collector of “talents”, or addicted to knowledge maybe. I’m not super talented or smart or whatever (although, compared to some people…), it’s just that I have one real talent, and that is that I learn quickly. Ridiculously so. Combine that with my need for learning, and voilà, you get a lot of (useless) skills.

My biggest inspiration for this has been my dad. And seriously, he’s the awesomest person in the whole world. Even in my twenties, my dad is still some kind of a god to me. He seems to know everything! And a lot of the practical things I know, I’ve learned from him. Hell, the other day he explained to me how to build a roof on a house, without having the risk that it collapses when there’s huge snowfalls. God knows if I’ll ever need to know that, but if I ever get to build a house, I know exactly what to do!

Anyway… Yesterday I’ve acquired a new skill. I’ve learned to flip a coin. With a forklift truck, that is. Since this sounds a bit weird, and most of you probably haven’t driven a forklift truck either, I’m going to try to explain what the point of this “skill” is. Basically, you’re supposed to lift a coin onto your forklift. So you put a coin on the floor, and try to get it onto your fork, by using the truck only. Apparently, this is used in forklift-license-exams, because it shows you can manage “small movements” with the truck, or something like that.

I don’t know when I’m ever going to use or need this, but I’m still having a bit of an adrenaline rush just from the fact that I can do it. But it gets better; I’m currently holding the record because I managed to do it on my second try. Without ever having driven a forklift truck (or car, for that matter) before. Yeah, I’m the freakin’ Coin Flipping Queen!

Oh well, if nothing else, at least this skill has led to something to blog about ;)

Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!

Love,

ML-X

P.S.: Do you have any useless skills you think I should learn?