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Difference between addiction and hobby?

Friday, January 21st, 2011

TV is a bit too much of a distraction for me. While abroad I miss English tv at first, and then quickly get used to having time to do more productive and enlightening things. But while at home, I often find myself watching shows I had no intention of sitting through.

Recently, I saw an episode of a show called “My strange addiction” or maybe it was called “My Secret Addiction”, or something along those line. It was very disturbing. Not because of the girl who eats chalk, or compulsive shopper who is $100 000 in debt because she spends 5 days a week at the mall. Or the girl who eats toilet paper till she gets ill. But because amongst these odd stories they included someone so insane, someone so odd even his girlfriend can’t understand or put up with it. He runs. Yup, he runs. Sometimes twice a day. Crazy. He runs marathons, and even did his first ultramarathon. Now, this caught me by surprise a bit. I consider ultra-marathons only slightly more nutty than Ironman, but not that much. And I was always aware that it is a bit past the “get 30 minutes or exercise” kind lifestyle guideline. But really, I might as well be eating laundry detergent?

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January wedding

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Yes, it is January 2011. And yes, there is a wedding on my calendar this month. My little sis, Barbara is getting married.
Barb was nice enough to come and visit me in Leysin this summer. She brought along a couple of friends, including a rather smelly, shaggy dog, and her boyfriend- now fiancee. While there they went mushroom picking, hiking, and of course partying. Now a village like Leysin may not be the party central, but somehow during the Fairy festival last summer it turns into one. We all went to check out the festival, and at midnight the smelly dog and I were too tired, and went back to the apartment. But my sis and her boy didn’t make it back till 5 am. So, considering how she can party in a village of 85 people ( ok,maybe a few more), I am a little concerned what she will do in Prague, at her post wedding party. I hope I make it back to the airport and the plane to Toronto in time.
Since there are no wedding pictures just yet, it did make me reminisce about my own wedding. Now for those who know me as rather sane and conservative- here is the wedding picture, from Vegas. Nuff said.

You can't see it in this picture- but there were white go-go boots involved.