Work is starting to turn into quite the chore. There is now three of us working on it (my bosses do it on and off, I do it full time), but the data we have to enter just keeps piling up. Basically for every invoice recorded, 1.5 is sent in by the end of the day. They decided to hire another student to help out, and they deemed the situation to be "out of control". Quite the contrast with the "come in for two days to help".
There was a "funny scene" where the director said
>Don't be afraid to send away the new worker if she can't do her job properly. We don't have time for such nonsense. We'd send away Ernst too, if he were to not work, but so far there has been no problems [smiles in my direction]
I'm going to buy a bottle of sake once I'm free. Always wanted to try it out, but I either found no sake, or had no money. (Not that I didn't have the money, I'm just not gonna "waste" money, even if I want something.)
Don't know if I have any more wishes. Pretty nice.
Tomorrow we are going to visit relatives. The weather is bad, and the event we are attending seems boring. It's a waste of time, even if these are relatives I actually like. What a strange thing to say. "Relatives I actually care about".
Continued reading Hiawatha
. Still pretty good. Gonna continue reading it tomorrow, since it fits into my pocket. I might be able to take my laptop with me, which would allow me to work in the translation. That would be epic
Also played some Terraria today. I'm almost done with my playthrough. I just need to clear out two events and two bosses, and naturally I need to refine my equipment to face these challenges. (Though I'd like to find a way to cheese the final boss, because I'm not really confident in my abilities. I remember I cheesed it last time, but I'm not sure of the method still works. The fact that I'm using only magic weapons only makes it harder.)>>24499
But it's winter down under, innit? 12°C seems about right.>>24488
It's really strange how Hitler was an "interesting" person if you look beyond the popular clout of him being "literally Hitler". Reading The Young Hitler I Knew
(Adolf Hitler Mein Jugendfreund
in the original German) made him a bit, dare I say sympathetic. A hopeless romantic with incredible talent in speech-craft (planning the speeches, and then actually giving them), who originally aspired to be a painter, a direction he was mediocre in.
There is just something about him that other dictators seem to lack. A good chunk of it is probably his ideology being a complete taboo today, and also the fact that he and his followers were actively engaged in trying to craft a new mythos out of their own lives, basically making the entirety of his political career and life into one big cultural Total Work of Art.
There are very few people in history who match Hitler in this regard. Alexander, Caesar and Napoleon.
(And yes, I'm probably ignoring a bunch of things to romanticise this romantic's romantic antics.)>>24482
Honestly, it would have been pretty cringeworthy most probably. Unless they were acting obnoxious, I see no reason to shit-talk foreigners in any language, let alone their own.