THE ARCTIC SUBLIME (OF THE 44TH PARALLEL)

No swimming today.

dear e.b. white, this morning i found this mouse “sleeping” in a boot print outside my barn and i thought, what would you, e.b. white, do with this mouse? (i mean other than bury it, or leave it for the neighbor’s cat to find, or write an obituary for stuart little?) up here in maine people do things with things, especially dead things. you always did. i thought i should find, on this first day of 2014, a life-affirming meaningfulness in the fate of this mouse that, were it not on its side, and motionless, and on land, looks like it’s swimming. i thought of you because you are buried a quarter mile from my house, and i visit your grave a lot, but not today. there was an ice storm recently and you are too far under. instead i freed my upturned dinghy from the snow and ice because my children were using it as a small sledding hill. i chipped at the dinghy like a hungover shackleton until i freed it. and then i took a picture of this mouse. i showed the picture to my husband who pronounced it ghoulish. but the mouse is swimming! i said. it’s an optimist! my husband disagreed. so other than a means of measuring our minor differences, my husband’s and mine, i don’t know what better to do with this mouse. 

dear e.b. white, this morning i found this mouse “sleeping” in a boot print outside my barn and i thought, what would you, e.b. white, do with this mouse? (i mean other than bury it, or leave it for the neighbor’s cat to find, or write an obituary for stuart little?) up here in maine people do things with things, especially dead things. you always did. i thought i should find, on this first day of 2014, a life-affirming meaningfulness in the fate of this mouse that, were it not on its side, and motionless, and on land, looks like it’s swimming. i thought of you because you are buried a quarter mile from my house, and i visit your grave a lot, but not today. there was an ice storm recently and you are too far under. instead i freed my upturned dinghy from the snow and ice because my children were using it as a small sledding hill. i chipped at the dinghy like a hungover shackleton until i freed it. and then i took a picture of this mouse. i showed the picture to my husband who pronounced it ghoulish. but the mouse is swimming! i said. it’s an optimist! my husband disagreed. so other than a means of measuring our minor differences, my husband’s and mine, i don’t know what better to do with this mouse. 

THE BAUHAUS JUSTIFICATION
dear mom, the reason i write all of my emails in lowercase letters isn’t because i’m rebelling against the fact that you were a high school english teacher and i never even learned how to properly use commas; it’s not because, as i often feared was the case, i suffer from low self-esteem and don’t fully believe in the merits of anything i’m writing, or, more manipulatively, because i wish to appear non-threatening and meek so as to improve my communication chances with people who need always to feel they have the UPPERCASE upper hand, even in the benign course of a casual email greeting. it is not because i am lazy. it is not because i am trying, like certain poets and people from high school, to seem unique by appearing not to give a proper grammatical fuck. it is not because i spilled coffee on my SHIFT key. it is not because we no longer care about the same things. it is apparently  because i am just so busy, so very, very busy.  

THE BAUHAUS JUSTIFICATION

dear mom, the reason i write all of my emails in lowercase letters isn’t because i’m rebelling against the fact that you were a high school english teacher and i never even learned how to properly use commas; it’s not because, as i often feared was the case, i suffer from low self-esteem and don’t fully believe in the merits of anything i’m writing, or, more manipulatively, because i wish to appear non-threatening and meek so as to improve my communication chances with people who need always to feel they have the UPPERCASE upper hand, even in the benign course of a casual email greeting. it is not because i am lazy. it is not because i am trying, like certain poets and people from high school, to seem unique by appearing not to give a proper grammatical fuck. it is not because i spilled coffee on my SHIFT key. it is not because we no longer care about the same things. it is apparently  because i am just so busy, so very, very busy.  

PROSTITUTION IN BERLIN: TWO MEN DEBATE



teleport123:
While prostitution is legal in Germany streetwalking is not. The girls on this street will rip you off. They quote an initial price of 80 euros and do the massive upsell if you take them up on it. For 80 euros, the best you can hope for is a fake blowjob with the girl fully clothed. And there is nothing you can do about it because you are violating the law. The cops aren’t going to help you. For 80 euros, you can get a half hour at the best bordell in Berlin, Kamillas. 



makelove:
I agree with teleport123 on the point that it is better to spend money in brothels that going for streetwalkers. However I would not say that there is any initial price for the streetwalkers. The price actually start from about 10EUR for which some girls can give a quick HJ in a videocabin in a nearby sexshop, from there the price goes up depending on what you want and who you want. In most cases you would end up in a nearby hotel where you would rent a room for mostly an hour and pay for the girls and about 15EUR extra for the room. 

PROSTITUTION IN BERLIN: TWO MEN DEBATE

teleport123:

While prostitution is legal in Germany streetwalking is not. The girls on this street will rip you off. 
They quote an initial price of 80 euros and do the massive upsell if you take them up on it. For 
80 euros, the best you can hope for is a fake blowjob with the girl fully clothed. And there is nothing 
you can do about it because you are violating the law. The cops aren’t going to help you. 

For 80 euros, you can get a half hour at the best bordell in Berlin, Kamillas. 

makelove:

I agree with teleport123 on the point that it is better to spend money in brothels that going for streetwalkers. However I would not say that there is any initial price for the streetwalkers. The price actually start from about 10EUR for which some girls can give a quick HJ in a videocabin in a nearby sexshop, from there the price goes up depending on what you want and who you want. In most cases you would end up in a nearby hotel where you would rent a room for mostly an hour and pay for the girls and about 15EUR extra for the room.