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Nov. 18th, 2010 09:23 am
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Urgh, glasses. The reason I got contact lenses was so I wouldn't have to have them chafing on my nose and ears. But my eyes got too dry recently and I had to resort to glasses for a while.

In fact, all of me is too dry, nose, skin, everything. Would if help if I drink more? (drink!) I only drink when I'm thirsty. Never subscribed to any "theories" or "diets" or stuff like that, too much trouble.

Anyway, on Monday we (Club Cosmos and WCT) went to the local observatory and looked at a whole lot of moons -- four Jovian ones and one Luna -- and got a nice lecture on exoplanets by [info]egghunter. Everyone seemed satisfied with the event, maybe we'll do it again soon. Let's just hope we're that lucky with the weather again: the rainclouds in the morning blew away during the day and the evening was clear. That almost never happens in Gbg normally!

Next week we'll go see "Harry Potter 7". Or is it "7a"? Whatever; maybe I should see movie no. 6 first...

My mother is doing so-so. The wound on her leg is bothering her much, as it has since June or May. Ever stronger medications and painkillers to keep her level and sleeping at night. At least they didn't have to go to the hospital the latest time she plunged into the black hole.

And I've been out looking at one rock outcrop in Angered, and will soon look at another in Klippan. Actually, that latter one is the same hill on which stands the old fortress Gamla Älvsborgs fästning. Cool. Also, I'll go to a "feedback meeting" regarding the road being built north of Gbg (E45), with lots of rockworks. There was a rock mass fall there earlier this year. The meeting will be on the lines of "why didn't you foresee this and put it into the tender documents?" only we did, but no one wanted to think about large rock falls so it was hushed up. Or something, I wasn't involved in that part of the works then. It will be interesting!
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Having spent my lunch hour doing errands -- getting promotional stuff for next weekend's Star Treff, buying a multi-chocolate cake for tomorrow -- I can now enjoy my lunch: a nougat mazarine from Steinbrenner & Nyberg. Mmmmmmnmm!

Also, anyone here who is local and hasn't yet been spammed? --Club Cosmos will go to the Observatory in Slottsskogen on 15 november. If you're here and you're interested, please join us!

Unless you're washed away by torrential rain, that is...

P.S. just found this.
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Hey, where did my computering go?

First I had a visit from [info]therru on Saturday-Sunday, for a big wedding/baby/naming/xmas party -- at which the first snow started falling, what timing! It was very nice hanging out with therru, got to do that more often. Btw, thanks for the DVD, it arrived today!

Then on Monday and Tuesday I was out on the railroad again, this time between Uddevalla and Göteborg. Snow on the railroad cuttings, made it difficult to see, inspect and classify. And then it got dark at oh-too-early o'clock! But it was very picturesque around lake Hällungen.

Followed by a very nice Club Cosmos do, meeting at Lejontrappan for some glögg and waving huge tomtebloss around (cool, Jim!) and then dinner at The Golden Days. Mmmm yum.

Yesterday: road safety course all day. I almost fell asleep. The teacher has done this for a long time and was obviously a bit fed up with it so he kept telling stories about the real world. But hey, our study material?

Today, catching up on all the office stuff I haven't been able to do this week, so no surfing today either. But I did manage to get away early enough to look at a possible venue for this summer's SF convention. It was coooold, icy winds and more snow. Brrr.

Now I'll relax a bit and perhaps watch some more early "Sharpe" adventures. Stupid TV8 only showed the two latest movies so I had to go buy the stuff from the 90s at Movieline.
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Another pub night with Club Cosmos over and done with. Lots of people attended, even two trekkers! And a visiting Orc! Boy did it get really loud when the level of enthusiasm rose and rose. I ordered a funny dessert: deep-fried camembert cheese on cloudberry jam... and fried parsley on top. That looked really weird. And beer!

No photos this time. I've decided to purge all pictures of people, except the blurry ones or group shots where you can hardly see who is who anyway. But all the fun ones must go, they're too much of an invasion of privacy. It's a pity really, I wanted to share them, but it's not nice to the ppl in them. So, purgelipurge! And lock all albums!

Another event that won't be photo-journalled is when Mithlond goes to Skändla this evening. Today is the ninth day of the ninth month in th year '09, so we'll be celebrating the Fellowship by walking around a hill with lots of archaeology on it. It's a nice walk in the forest, with informative plaques about the history and prehistory of the place. The really interesting part, though, is getting there, with Värsttrafik... *looks it up* Hey, no one has registered the name varsttrafik.se yet!

Tomorrow our whole office, and our Stockholm colleagues, will go to the enormour metropolis Skövde for "team-building exercises". Sounds scary... but the dress code apparently doesn't prescribe gym clothes or outdoors gear. Perhaps I'll avoid the mountaineering, stafettlöpning and dirt-biking this time too! Hooray!

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