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13 March 2011 @ 08:29 pm
Hello all.

I am fretting and understanding that frettage. However, that is not what I am here to consider.

Would anyone be able to tell me what Alltagsästhetisierung means? I haven't been able to find a translation, so I presume it's one of those words/ideas that will take a few English sentences will describe.

(It's in relation to this.)

My life would be so much easier if I spoke German.

In other news, I'm not sure I've ever felt this doomed before in my whole life. Awesome!

I'm having the same daydreams I had when I was 11 and bored in maths: that I had a Magical Pencil Case that I could open and climb into, heading down long stairs into this huge underground area with a giant computer and a library all to myself and a studio and a comfy little reading corner; the best thing about the Pencil Case was that whenever I was in it time was on pause! I could study for maths as long as I wanted down there, until I knew the material, and it could happen in the second before the test; equally, I could procrastinate for days down there first. I spent a lot of time leading up to standardised tests wishing I had one of these useful Pencil Cases and imagining what I would get up to down there. Sometimes I would even bring my teachers along because they generally looked about as pleased by having to teach maths (and by Mike or Jeff or Lucy throwing things) as I was to learn maths and get hit by thrown things. (In my daydreams the teachers always liked the time very much and didn't want to leave, but then the real-life teachers would tug me back to reality and we were both stuck back in the classroom.)

Oh, why don't such things exist?


Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
[Rachel Carson]
Current Mood: drainedDrained.
minervas_eule: winter statueminervas_eule on March 13th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
Not being an expert on such topics but taking the word as such I'd say it is about the design (ästhetisch means pleasant to look at) of things we surround ourselves with in our common live (Alltag): furniture, clothes, appliances, the "ordinary things" in contrast to "art".
Kiwi Crocus: Readwrite || Concentrated writing.cranky__crocus on March 17th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your help! :D
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Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Roses.cranky__crocus on March 17th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I like that! So did my mother (gerrist) and Sapph (tattoeedsappho; they told me over Skype. They decided it was "German Feng Shui" :Þ.
lash_laruelash_larue on March 14th, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
Wait until after this year to take up German.

I can't pretend to know how it feels to be in your position just now, so I send love and positive feelings. Perhaps it would help to picture looming deadlines as tiny gay men to be trod beneath your Docs.

gerristgerrist on March 17th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
you really like the stomping on tiny gay men thing. Its funny. Might actually help her - one exam ("ahhhhh" ... ,thunk.). This making me think of lemmings? And Where's Wally?

Perhaps you could draw them Kiwi ... tiny dissertation man, exam1, etc. LOL - mamialian reproduction man? ... a stretch, but you could do it!
Kiwi Crocus: Readwrite || Creativity.cranky__crocus on April 3rd, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)
Drawing? Oh good green, I've entirely forgotten I can draw at this point. If I put a pencil to paper it'll probably look like a 10-year-old's scribble! I'd like to try some drawing over break, though... It'd be nice. (:

Although I feel I'd be abusing the little gay men who live in my head.