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Old 04.05.2018, 19:02
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I can't, for the life of me, read the last undone point on my to-do-list - which I wrote myself.

Ahhh, what a pitty. Can't settle it then, can I.
"Book calligraphy course."?
"Buy pen refill."?
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Old 04.05.2018, 19:05
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I can't, for the life of me, read the last undone point on my to-do-list - which I wrote myself.
Did that myself last week.

Scanned it into the computer and magnified it.

Still no good, but I left the image on screen to look at now and again, and finally got it.
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Old 04.05.2018, 19:17
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Post a picture. We're pretty good at translating here on EF.
It was rather easy to come to terms with being done for the day - week - , actually
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Old 04.05.2018, 22:12
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Tomorrow morning I will get Breakfast in bed.
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Old 04.05.2018, 23:50
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Tomorrow morning I will get Breakfast in bed.
What's the problem with that?
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Old 05.05.2018, 00:24
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What's the problem with that?
s/he has to hoover the bed after.
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Old 05.05.2018, 08:37
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I need to go to coop and its Saturday
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Old 10.05.2018, 11:53
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I burnt my meringues.
When it didn't want to get crispy, I decided to grill the top - and was too lazy to keep a close eye on it and it was that one single minute too long ....

But the theory was proved
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Old 10.05.2018, 12:41
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s/he has to hoover the bed after.
Not recommended if you have an upright vacuum cleaner:

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Old 12.05.2018, 00:15
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I can't get that flat off my mind
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Old 12.05.2018, 00:24
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Meh. I prefer a nice, new 4.5 rooms flat nearby a train station with 12min connection to ZRH every 15min for 2000 CHF (or less)

3000 CHF (and more) per month of saving is LITERALLY a city trip every weekend. Or a really good meal for 2 every second night.

Saving a few hundred CHF per month on a worse location might not be worth it. But spending 5000++ CHF instead of 2000 CHF with the awesome public transport that Switzerland offers is definitely spending the wrong bucks, at least in my book.
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Old 12.05.2018, 00:55
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Meh. I prefer a nice, new 4.5 rooms flat nearby a train station with 12min connection to ZRH every 15min for 2000 CHF (or less)

3000 CHF (and more) per month of saving is LITERALLY a city trip every weekend. Or a really good meal for 2 every second night.

Saving a few hundred CHF per month on a worse location might not be worth it. But spending 5000++ CHF instead of 2000 CHF with the awesome public transport that Switzerland offers is definitely spending the wrong bucks, at least in my book.
Don't be so effing reasonable

This flat is 66 houses away from Zurich main-station by the way.
And it's not the price that makes me yearn.
This place is in the middle of the action yet totally private. Built around an awesome terrace nobody even knows is there. It suits me like a glove. Not sure I'm happy to know now such a thing exists here.

Yeah, well, I'll get over it. I always do
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Old 12.05.2018, 01:52
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Don't be so effing reasonable

This flat is 66 houses away from Zurich main-station by the way.
And it's not the price that makes me yearn.
This place is in the middle of the action yet totally private. Built around an awesome terrace nobody even knows is there. It suits me like a glove. Not sure I'm happy to know now such a thing exists here.

Yeah, well, I'll get over it. I always do
I must say I do like the balcony, though from the images the kitchen and bathroom aren't as good as the best place I've had.

It should be reasonably peaceful in the evening, though the idea of trams running from early morning to midnight bring back bad memories of my first 3 months here in a hotel.
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Old 12.05.2018, 02:08
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Funny thing is, you can actually have a reasonable hotel in the middle of Zurich for the couple nights you actually want to drink/eat out in the city, including breakfast in the morning (and no need to clean up) for relatively little money.

Next weekend? Crowne Plaza Zurich which is quite OK, 126 CHF. Including breakfast!

Sorry guys, but I still prefer to save massively (including a lot of taxes!) by living a bit outside of Zürich, with better connections to the city than living in Schwammendingen or Wollishofen, for less than half the price, and just booking a central hotel for the few nights I actually might need one.

During the week, hotels are 50% more expensive, but Fr/Sa and Sa/Su, hotels can be had for quite a bargain.
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Old 12.05.2018, 02:36
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Sorry guys, but I still prefer to save massively (including a lot of taxes!) by living a bit outside of Zürich, with better connections to the city than living in Schwammendingen or Wollishofen, for less than half the price, and just booking a central hotel for the few nights I actually might need one.
Curly got it right by calling you too sensible.

One should be allowed to dream, and just occasionally, hang the expense and live the dream, even if it's just a short version.

A quote from Viv Nicholson
"The tax man may take all your money, but he cannot take away your memories"
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Old 12.05.2018, 10:20
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Curly got it right by calling you too sensible.

One should be allowed to dream, and just occasionally, hang the expense and live the dream, even if it's just a short version.

A quote from Viv Nicholson
"The tax man may take all your money, but he cannot take away your memories"
Thank you, pdofr. (Who's Curly? )

In fact I woke up with this flat on my mind.

What fascinates me about it is:
  • Within a square everything is provided - indoor and outdoor
  • It is totally secluded - even the outdoor - as it's up in the air. There is no way you could make this more private, not even if that corner would open up to a lake (in New York this of course already wouldn't work anymore).
  • Privacy means freedom. Having that much freedom right in the middle of community is amazing, almost unreal.
  • Not a centimeter in this flat was wasted on corridors (I absolutely HATE corridors, what a way to waste space, in fact I'm not even much into walls. Apart from the outside ones. At the moment I actually live in a flat with only about 1.5m corridor but at least that bit is used for cupboards.)
  • The entire living space has one wall made of glass (okay, except the guest-room and the bath-room, which is quite perfect.) The light and the constant outdoor-feeling must be a knock-out.
  • This flat is not about drinking out. It is about one person's life within the group, both parts taken to the extreme, I should say perfected. The two parts of a human being, the individual and the member of society, literally only separated by a door yet completly severed.
  • The individual being an endagered species is a FWP. This flat is the solution. Only for one though as it is not mass-manifoldable (yep, I think I just created this word - the privilege of the individual )
This place is so me that I would actually like to meet the architect

So yes, it's too expensive (not for what it is but for life's reality), yes you can bitch about the only two things given in this flat (the kitchen and the bathroom as everything else is open and can be designed freely) because those who want to bitch will always find something to bitch about. (This is no personal attack to anybody but a general observation). No, I will probably never live like that but the fact that it actually exists, somebody "picked up" my idea of a perfect home and made it real, proves - to me - that nothing is impossible. This flat has already done it's job for me

And after going so far off track of the thread title ...... plucking special things to pieces with all the but, but, but's of reality is an other FWP.
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Old 14.05.2018, 11:57
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The girl at the check-in desk said 'Have a nice flight' and I replied 'You too'

Doh!!
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Tomorrow will be a good day.
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Old 19.05.2018, 17:26
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Got this really nice tea last week. But since I saw what it does to my tea strainer which I use in the cup I realized I have to brush my teeth right after every cup.
Kind of takes the coziness off the "nice cup of tea"-moments.
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Old 19.05.2018, 18:17
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Got this really nice tea last week. But since I saw what it does to my tea strainer which I use in the cup I realized I have to brush my teeth right after every cup.
Kind of takes the coziness off the "nice cup of tea"-moments.
You have metal teeth
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