I am so sad about the drinking at this conference.
I am wasted and bringing my A game. There is one other guy that I know here from a different research community (we went to the same undergrad too but at slightly different times). And we are just shocked and disappointed that no one cares that we have 8 FUCKING DRINK TICKETS.
It is not really pride here. Because Germany doesn't have like one specific day for it.
Cities just pick their own day for it. And call it Christopher Street Day. Which I need to look up. Because it is not on a specific given day. Nor held along a street named christopher. It is both good and bad because it is not clear when it is ever but you can go to multiple cities much easier, I guess. If one were to not be lazy.
The weirdest thing is that people talk about “coming out” as if it’s this big momentous thing that only happens once while in actual fact it’s something that you do almost every single day every time you talk to a new person every time you’re in a new situation you’re constantly weighing your options, the ability to be your true self vs the advantages of being a false self and honestly it’s so fucking exhausting