Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

"Why You Need to Brag More...",

Britta Huegel


...and 3 Ways to Do It" is the title of a recent article by Peggy Drexler, Ph.D.

I know more than three ways, and entirely without the help of a Ph.D. -
After reading year after year the hymn of praise on my modesty in my school reports (believe it or not!) at the working place I woke up, decided not to be overlooked anymore and trained myself hard to change - with success.
(Nowadays I am trying to become mellow and modest again).
Will you think it is bragging when I show you of a link at The Londonist:

http://londonist.com/2014/09/surprising-photos-of-st-pauls-revealed.php

and then murmur under my breath: "I love the two photos I shot from St. Paul's this year, - may I add them?"


Britta Huegel


PS: The title of Drexler's article reminds me of the (still) hilarious first film I ever (!) saw in a cinema: "The Knack... And how to Get It" by Richard Lester, with Rita Tushingham. (I was a tall girl and thus could add a few years to my tender age - now I do the opposite :-)  







16 comments:

  1. Yes, you definitely qualify - intrigued by the object with your reflection though - what is it?

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    1. It is an abstract sculpture, I think, that stands, (if you are on the side where I took the first photo of St. Paul's and walk over the street) in the direction of the Thames. Could not find out who created it.

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  2. Oh Britta ….. that film clip brought back memories ……… I saw it and I was only 14 at the time …… my hair was just like that !
    I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to bragging ….. but that's my problem. You go right ahead. That is a beautiful photograph. XXXX

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    1. I am glad that you like the film too. As to bragging: I find it very endearing that the English don't.
      In private life (I hope) I only brag about my work out at the gym and jogging (because so many people behave as if my slim figure comes out of the blue), but never about things I own.
      In the job I learned the hard way: my ideas were nicked by men, they bragged and got promoted - till I learned to open my mouth too.

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  3. I was in love with Rita Tushingham when a youth. These days, I often put a 1960s peaked hat onto a Collie dog I know, and she looks EXACTLY like Rita.

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    1. Oh Tom - I never saw her in a film again - but I think her excellent humour will have remained?

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  4. I brag by doing not saying. I have no need to be recognized as the one in charge. But I do want things done my way. So I just naturally take charge of teaching everyone involved to do it my way.

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    1. Well - look at my answer to Jackie, Emma - in a hierarchy I want to climb if I have earned the post. In private life I am not that competetive, though I like to do work very good, but with friends.

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  5. Dear Brigitta, I delight in your photo. St. Paul's reflected in an infinite one-sided surface --chrome combination of a Mobius Strip and Klein Bottle-- but mostly because it includes the photographer.

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    1. Dear Geo.,
      thank you! I lhad to look up the "Klein bottle" (had a faint remebrance of the Mobius Strip) - and yes: you got it!
      I always learn so interesting new views from you! (Not connected to that - but I thought of you today when I passed the Humboldt University, and saw the proud memorial plaque: "Max Planck taught here")

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  6. Britta, I looked up and down the shortlist for you! :) Lovely, glinty image you've provided here.

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    1. Suze, thank you - I will let you know (in a coy modest way, of course) when they nominated me :-)

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  7. About the photo: Yes you may, and the londonist should have. This is a fascinating shot.

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    1. Dear Susan, thank you! When I had done the more conventional first one (I wanted to remind myself of the sweet smelling roses), I had to go further away - and suddenly I "saw" it.

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  8. I love Emma's response. That is the way to brag!

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    1. Dear JJ, I am always delighted with the way my blogger friends see the world, hilarious! By the way: I am the one exception who doesn't think Mick Jagger creepy :-) , and I always wonder how well Keith Richards kept, compared to the life he lived.

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