March 24, 2018 Written by Bára

My name is NerdyWeirdo. Nice to meet you.

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Last year I played this iPad game called Hay Day. It´s about farming … well, not important. After about 9 months I lost my gorgeous farm when my iPad´s IOS 5.1.1 system announced that it was retiring and would not be updating anything – EVER AGAIN. Just like that! No warning of „get yourself a new iPad“ or „save your lovely ass by signing in” via something … Nothing! So I did buy a new iPad (second hand really, I have kids who drop it occasionally … I sit on it when my kids leave it at a stupid place, occasionally … for this kind of treatment a second hand iPad is just perfect). I started a brand new farm, which took me like forever to get to the level I was at previously,  and this time I got…

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February 18, 2018 Written by Bára

How to stay present

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I am a total pro at this now. I stepped on every single crack of the sidewalk today and guess what – nothing happened. But I thought about how present I had to be in order to focus and really get my foot on each one of those cracks. You know these moments when you try to focus and live in the present moment but your thoughts just fly off to the noises your stomach makes? Or to those thoughts as to whether you washed your favorite top for the party tomorrow night? Or to “is Peter Kraus ever going to be the Bachelor?” Who would win “a pig or a wolf” fight? Vodka or wine? Batman or Joker? Angelina or Jennifer? But what is the definition of a “present moment”? I mean…

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January 28, 2018 Written by Bára

Sometimes all you can do is meditate

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Back in December, I received a notice that I should allow the “electricity people” access to my electricity meter: “Dear customer, we would like to inform you that we need your cooperation with regard to access to your electricity meter. Our company was unable to access it in your absence. Please get in contact with our Customer Service Department and set up another appointment suitable for you.” WTF? What cooperation? The meter is in the hallway of the block of flats which is accessible by anyone who walks in. So I tried to reach out by the phone, being a good customer … “Hello there, I´d like to know what you meant by the notice that I received from your company. Our meter is in the hallway of the block of flats…

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