world meet chair
First one month turned into two, then three months turned into four. And then there was the day when I woke up and realized that I’d been in Budapest for half a year.
Six fucking months of The Longest Way, spent here in Pest on the Danube.
So what the hell have I been doing?
6 months in Budapest
I cooked stew, lots and lots of stew. I tried listening to Tool, but I failed. Their song “Culling Voices” was good, though. Obviously not as good as “Everybody” by the Backstreet Boys – which I ended up singing in a karaoke bar one night in November – but still good.
I made two vodka testing videos, one about Stolichnaya vs Stoli:
And one about Eden vs. Chopin Potato vs. Opera:
It was fun.
I also visited my grandma a few times. I read a few books, and I worked on thousands upon thousands of my photos.
The thing I did most was physical therapy, though. Anna, my physical therapist, has been very patient and supportive. And even though I am not 100% there, yet, I have seen some improvements: at one point in November I regained the ability to lift my left big toe, and I also learned to walk on my heels again. Not that I typically needed to walk on my heels. But it was a nice skill to have.
camping chair in Budapest
My family has been very supportive throughout all of this. They got me a camping chair with lumbar support, so that I may sit and rest on the way without screwing up my back.
It’s a ridiculously huge chair, and I think it will be rather complicated to take it along.
I like it a lot.
a camping chair in Budapest:
Time has flown.
nice to see your update…wondering what you are up to. I enjoyed that City very much. Glad you are getting better Christoph.
we still have snow here in upstate NY, but the geese are back and heading north.
Damn, long time no see. I was hoping you’re as good as a chicken spring by now, but as I’m nursing a brachial plexus injury for several months now – these things take a ton of time to heal/manage properly.
Hey, I hope at least it’s not as limiting as covid lockdowns, and you seem at a good place. 😉
Also as a long-time Tool-head, here’s an advice – their last albums might not be a good start for a newcomer. E.g. for a 90s metalhead, Undertow and Aenima were a great and punchy intro for me, and I warmed up to the rest gradually, evolving with the sound as the band did with time.