Unas cosas

November 20th, 2009

1. For the next few days, I’m the semi-proud driver of a Volvo. It was the smallest rental car available. Simon Bennett, the victim of a (very minor) sideswipe last week, is having his scratches and dents repaired courtesy of Liberty Mutual. I already miss him and his cute checkerboard top and his manual transmission – I really wish all American rentals weren’t automatically automatics.

2. For one of the funniest posts I’ve read in a long time, visit my friend’s weblog. (It’s short. And hilarious.)

3. A friend of mine is involved in a 10 Days to 10 Million project, seeking to share love with as many people as possible in the days between now and Thanksgiving. According to the website, one in three people currently feels some kind of sadness or anxiety – in other words, a third of the population needs to know that they’re loved and cared about. Given my own 23+ year battle with depression, I know how much a quick note or call to someone can mean. So, visit the site, watch the 3:45 film, read the text, and then let someone know you care.


3 Responses to “Unas cosas”

  1. Marc on November 22, 2009 5:09 pm

    Thanks for 3. Made me finally write a mail to somebody whom I meant to write for a few weeks already.

    BTW: Depression seems to be a major issue in Germany right now: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,661500,00.html

  2. Marc on November 22, 2009 5:15 pm

    Hmmm, don’t know if I what I wrote really expresses what I wanted to say. What I wanted to say: Depression has become something that people talk about in Germany recently. Of course part of it is just media hype, but it seems as if it also raises a little bit of awareness.

  3. Loralee on November 27, 2009 1:14 am

    I had to give up my minivan for a few weeks in October as it was getting repaired. Ever try cramming three kids with carseats into the back of a sedan? It involves lots of kneeling on seats, shoving carseats in and out and sideways, and an occasional broken fingernail. (My poor mother has to fight the carseat battle every week when she takes 11 preschoolers on van fieldtrips.) Getting my minvan back was wonderful.

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