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I have seen Captain America - The Winter Soldier and am now a happy person.
I keep waiting for Marvel to make that one film I hate, but so far it hasn't happened and that's actually nice.

Since the last time I posted I did So. Many. Things. once again, next to impossible to catch up on. But let's see...

  • I'm just back from my parents', drove there and played taxi for [personal profile] mareen and her cats on the way back
  • Some time in February, I took a short trip to Berlin, where, among other things, I visited [personal profile] kriski and [personal profile] dirtyzucchini and was fed wonderful food even though I was late /o\
  • I've continued with the running. Thanks to [personal profile] ell I found [community profile] runners and got sucked into their monthly challenges/motivation games.
  • Also in Berlin, I got new climbing shoes. They hurt so good! (This is important for climbing shoes. Just ignore it.)
  • I went climbing on Southern Sandstone for the first time. It was a lot of fun!
  • My plan to walk the Thames Path in segments whenever I have the time got put on the back burner due to rain and flooding, but now that's over I'll hopefully start again soon.
  • I've booked my flights for Prague in June (European congress I go to every year) and am planning on maybe a month long trip to Australia next year.
  • For reasons that don't need explaining, my mind is full of translation again. This is weird, but also fun.
  • I've rotaed myself for a massive load of shift in the next few months. I don't know why I did this - except because the shifts were there to be covered - but it will be interesting to see how long it will take me to curse every living being again. (Usually four days of work will do that. Can I lower that time? I'll keep you posted.)

And now I'll press post and vow to update sooner the next time. Right.

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How is it now November? I have not made that entry with pictures from my trip yet. But I have new pictures and stories to post already. I *refuse* to simply skip the necessary lengthy entry. I will not do that.

So, when I left off here I had just returned from the US. And was back at work and busy. Story of my life, nothing new there.
The reason I had been to the USA was the yearly meeting of the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. A horribly mouthful and the reason acronyms were invented. I've been going to EVECCS for years, it's a nice chance for a few days in a different european city (and some CPD) every year. IVECCS this year was in San Diego and I knew a few colleagues that were definitely going.
Interesting city + people to pressure into roomsharing + CPD = Alex is going to IVECCS.

But I certainly wasn't going to be on a plane for 13 hours just for five days of congress. I made a holiday out of it, another week, massive road trip, as many touristy things as I could cram into that.

To give you an idea, here's a map:

Let's just say I drove a lot.

And hiked and took pictures. Most of which can be found in the album with the map.
And a few behind the cut )

I *want* to talk about the hiking. The driving. Everything. But if I don't click 'post' any time soon, I will not ever post this entry. So. This is it for now. Short and basic.

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My ankle looks like this at the moment: maybe not for the squeamish )

This, amazingly enough, has nothing to do with climbing or the Tough Mudder I ran last month. I simply stepped in a pothole on the street. Pure stupidity.
It doesn't even hurt any more. Just ... is swollen and purple-green.
I'm not someone to make sensible health decisions, so I went climbing on it once already. Which I shouldn't do but I have way too much energy and no way to get rid of it.
Problem is, swollen as it is, it doesn't squeeze properly into climbing shoes. Also, my california trip which involves lots of hiking is less than a month away. I *should* be sensible.

It's something I do so well.

Exhibit A - The Ridi shaped mud monster on the right.

That race was so much fun )

Please note the lovely orange hats on the rest of my team. This is what I've been doing when I'm bored at the moment. Knitting hats.
Knitting hats and marathoning first the West Wing and now ER

It keeps me entertained.
And since the summer sale on Steam I have a playable version of Civilization for the first time in 20 years. This is not good. I can lose days to that game...

Hmm. Coherent, this entry is not. But it's got pictures and will maybe break through the barrier of "Too much stuff, can't post before I have talked about all this".
We'll see.

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At Tegel, waiting for the plane to Frankfurt. Have managed to get a notebook, a netbook, a Palm, an iPod, an iPhone, a camera, two external harddrives and assorted cables through security (modular packing is the key!) and got caught without a ticket in the U-Bahn (if their trains would leave on time or there were more working ticket machines, this would not have happened *grumble*).
I've managed most of the moving buissness as well, only the desk and the sofa left if I really chuck the commode of the devil, which I'd really like to do because that thing is *heavy*.
I've once again learned how great my car is for moving. It's seriously impossible to move with that car and not love it.
Now, on to the plane and off to the madness.

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