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Ridicully ([personal profile] ridicully) wrote2015-10-07 02:45 pm
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Itchy Feet

So, a post about the OTW elections doesn't seem to be happening. While I enjoy a good wank more than large parts of fandom, this is just too much unfunny-business.
Let's just say, I'm Alex, one of the candidates. I would urge anyone that is eligible to vote to do so, limiting the votes to Aline, Atiya, Kati, Matty and me and ranking us in whatever order they see fit.

On to other topics.
I saw A Walk in the Woods last week (still loving that flatrate cinema ticket, yes). I haven't read many of Bill Bryson's books, and this is among the ones I haven't, and while I'm sure there are many pointed observations and clever insights in the book and the film to some degree, all it made me do was really want to go on a long distance hike.

I'm predisposed to love everything about the idea. I joined the LDWA earlier this year (they are the ramblers' nerdy sibling, basically), after first staring covetously at the long distance hike signs in Australia and then walking bits and pieces of the Thames path again when I got back.

I know it's not sensible to take a couple of months (or years) off work and walk Te Araroa or one of the European Long Distance Trails. But still, I really, really want to.
I have opened all my bookmarks for specific long-distance trails all over the world and will now spend a day or two longingly staring at pictures, packlists and timeframes.

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[personal profile] liz_mo 2015-10-07 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Allright. I'll vote for you! :-)
Honestly, this is the first time; I'm interested in the elections because you're the first person I know that runs for anything.
And thanks for reminding me, I need to get my donation in!

Also, I know it's not sensible, but I know a guy who used to live in the UK for a while who does exactly that.
Takes some unpaid leave each year and travels the world as a backpacker. I'm SO jealous but I also wouldn't do some of the things he did, but that's because I'm a woman.
At one point he called me from IRAQUE in 2009 or so?!?
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[personal profile] liz_mo 2015-10-16 11:47 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, das tut mir leid, dass ich die Wahlen verpasst habe. Aber dann bin ich beim Spenden halt auch weiterhin kein Mitglied geworden.
Auch gut :)

CATS!
Yes, that would do it, I suppose. But, CATS!
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[personal profile] auctasinistra 2015-10-17 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Bill Bryson is hilarious, but he's not for everyone. Those who've read the book and seen the movie tend to recommend you skip the movie and just read the book, but his sarcastic humor has put more than one person off. Since you've sampled him, you probably know whether you'd like the book based on that, but he's one of my very favorites, so I know to skip the film. :-)