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Jul 04, 2019 13:19:51


by @philh PATRON | 269 words | 9๐Ÿ”ฅ | 276๐Ÿ’Œ


Current day streak: 9๐Ÿ”ฅ
Total posts: 276๐Ÿ’Œ
Total words: 140032 (560 pages ๐Ÿ“„)

This is my last day in Kiev.

I took an Uber this morning. One last stop at Svit Kavy, World of Coffee.

Sergeรฏ the driver was (mildly) talkative and smiling. Not something I'd experienced before here. He asked me (in English) if I spoke Russian.

I said: No, I don't.

After a little while, he asked me where I was coming from.

I told him I was coming from France.

He said that French people were not speaking English much, in general.

I told him: young people in French do speak English. My generation, a bit less.

Sergeรฏ nodded: yes, bitless.

Then he mumbled and fumbled with his car radio a little while, until "Girl" started to play. "Is there anybody going to listen to my story... ๐ŸŽผ". He turned up the volume, smiled at me and repeated: bitless.



Eventually I got it.

I gracefully smiled and thanked him. I kept my LOL inside. Should be LIL actually, laughing inside loud.

While Yesterday was taking over Girl, Sergeรฏ had actually a full CD, I thought that it would be good material for a 200WaD short story.

This is when my heart missed a beat. Or should I say, a bit?

200WaD. The streak. Did I write yesterday's post? Yes I did. Did I? I'm not sure. I think I did. Maybe I didn't? What did I write about? What was I thinking I'd write about?...

Sergeรฏ dropped me off at the cafe, he told me, have a good day Philippe, and I'm sitting now on the terrace.

Sipping my Colombian pour-over.

And CIL--crying inside loud-- on my broken streak.

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    @philh Love the story, thanks for sharing it.
    You had an incredible streak but life happens, and breaking streaks is part of it.
    I also think we need to start using LIL or CIL because they're more accurate.

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jul 05, 2019 08:41:19
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      @gabrielgreco thanks Gabriel ๐Ÿ˜Š

      PhilH avatar PhilH | Jul 05, 2019 21:48:46
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    @philh Oh Philippe... oh my... I have not expected such a day to happen, and I do not mean the taxi drive... Though, it seemed a cool and mega funny experience, until, that... a bitless funny moment...
    Yea, I love the story!!! We will be waiting for you! JUST another 29 days <3

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jul 04, 2019 13:40:33
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      @lucjah I'll do as fast as I can! ๐Ÿ˜‚

      PhilH avatar PhilH | Jul 04, 2019 22:29:48
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      @philh @lucjah Yeah, just hurry up already :D

      Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jul 05, 2019 08:59:35
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      @philh @gabrielgreco hahaha... seems he is hurringing :D

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jul 07, 2019 14:39:26
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      @philh @lucjah Oh yes, he is catching up fast!

      Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jul 09, 2019 23:37:15
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      @lucjah @gabrielgreco doing my best but it doesn't seem to get me any closer to you guys ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜Š

      PhilH avatar PhilH | Jul 10, 2019 00:20:07
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      @philh - how did I miss this one. LIL is now mine!! thanks to @lucjah for pointing me over here. I wish I could say we missed you in the #teamstreak channel -- alas, there's not much going on there and we could chat any other way. :-)

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 10, 2019 15:40:06
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      @lucjah @brianball Heya Brian, thanks! I'm on my way back anyway ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰

      PhilH avatar PhilH | Jul 11, 2019 21:31:17
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