28th of October – TGIF and departures

Arrived to work later than expected, I don’t know why I lingered around at home for so long, but shit happens. This TGIF is also the day when Mother Nature decided to kill of one of her children, that’s me.

First a fall down the stairs at the gym, then for some reason the pedals on my bike got stuck when leading it from the bike parking out on the street and pushing it made the pedal hit my knee so bad that I could not bend my leg at all. Needed to hit the back of the knee to “unlock” it – it still hurts on a kidney stone scale.

Add a bike ride to work mostly wrestling with the child abduction vans on Rue Legendre. The vans, wider than the street, is everywhere in Paris, and when on a narrow road it’s a nightmare. And why are they so popular in France and Belgium. Whats wrong with people?

But apart from that, it is TGIF – a bit sad TGIF… Two colleagues leave work today, and soon it’s time to train another intern. All in the middle of Conference preps.



OK, strange things pasted 2 weeks, I feel good on Wednesdays, today as well. Easy walk at the gym and OK bike ride… Not to much cars or red lights. The only thing is that this week is 100% downhill when it comes to the diet. Guess I will gain at least 2.5 kg this week.

Also only three days left of one of my colleagues, AND my intern, stay at work. They are leaving… Will be boring.


What is happening?

For some reason the weeks started to go very slow, Very, very slow. It’s like the world turned into slow motion and there is nothing you can do about it. Very frustrating. I guess it is caused by the fact that I can’t do anything outside work at the moment, paying back the tax during 4 months. To live in Paris on 50 euros a month in pocket money after bills been paid is not fun at all. Thank’s heaven for DVDs (and porn). And no i did not just say that. *LOL*

Take care


Happy for an hour or two

Up and checked the weather report, voila, no rain until 10h00, so a happy me walked to the gym, did my hour and then getting ready for work. Bike out and then it started to rain… Already on my way, no way I turn around and go by the Metro. So arrived to work not extreme wet, but the plastic bike pants save the pants from rain, but at the same time they do not breath at all so pants wet anyway but from condensation, which includes salt lines when they dry up.

The above is kind of a whining streak, but it’s not nice to feel moist.

That said, have a nice day.