And the more I eat in Germany the slower and less-steady I become. I am not a real foodie, and the German cuisine thrills me.
I am in another situation where the Internet is spotty. I don’t consider myself to be Internet-addicted, however when activities such as weather checking, directions finding, and blog posting are concerned it is a must.
I Still Wish I Had Packed Much Less
Oh crap did I fuck up when I packed for this trip. I know, I said this before but it warrants repetition.
I am still trying to locate a post office from which I can send clothes home because I am literally tired of carrying all of this unnecessary stuff with me. I have been thus far unsuccessful to find a place that has the supplies necessary to ship my stuff after today.
This trip is a good training for RAGBRAI and Vermont.
One More Day Of Hashing
German Nash Hash 2016 is over.
As anticipated, I skipped the Red Dress Run on Friday night. I have still not run a Red Dress Run since the day before I was carjacked all those years ago.
Also as anticipated I had a good time, though I got much less out of the weekend because I am so terrible at meeting people. For the most part I was a loner. The three others who I knew were all involved in mis-management in some capacity.
And the final thing that I correctly anticipated not thoroughly enjoying was sharing a small hostel room with three other snoring men; a full night’s sleep, no that I get that at home either, was not guaranteed. It could have been worse however, I heard of more than one person who was rooming with a puker.
Saturday’s trail was a blast â€” some wetness, some minor shiggy, some beautiful countryside, and some beer drinking, all packed into less than the advertised 10k.
The dinner and party on Saturday night was also a good time. I was back in my room before midnight.
The beer I was consuming was less than 5% in alcohol content so I managed to drink plenty and not get drunk of have a hangover. Thankfully I saw no Evan Williams.
Yesterday’s “hangover” hash was a fun city run around DÃ¼sseldorf near the Rhine along which I got to see someone me very interesting architecture.
And finally my legs are still reminding me of muscle groups that I have not been using often enough. This is a good thing, right?
I guess that I need to keep trying to run…
Oh The Rain
Yesterday’s hangover hash was blessed with good weather, well at least as it wound down and circle took place.
I was further blessed with good weather as I had to walk to the U-Bahn, and then from my final train when I arrived in Cologne.
According to the weather forecast I see as I am writing this (at 23:00 German Time) things don’t look too great for tonight’s Full Moon hash. As of 08:30 there is near a 100% of rain starting at 17:00; the hash begins at 19:00.
I am trying to be optimistic, something you all know I am not that good at, but I am trying.
ITP Flickr Pic?
Not sure that this will work…
“Der DÃ¼sseldorf Rheinturm” (DÃ¼sseldorf, Germany)
If not I will just have to keep trying…
My German Stinks!
But I keep trying…
The best way to describe my current German ability is to say that I know how to dig myself a hole out of which I cannot climb. In the rare instance that I can initiate a conversation with a native speaker it is more rare that I can follow up a returned question with a response. Dangen! I keep having to apologize for my inability to communicate.
But I’ll keep trying…
No Way, Facebook
I tried to (very temporarily) reactivate my Facebook account. The reason I considered doing this was twofold:
- Uploading photos (when I finally take some more)
- Contacting The Clits if my bike ride takes me near their town next week
I pressed the Reset Password button, entered the code Fecebook texted to me, but then balked when they required me to upload a photo of a government-issued ID in order to continue. For me that last demand was way too intrusive for a company I distrust as much as Facebook.
Current Facebook status: still deactivated
I guess I will have to exchange phone numbers with The Clits when I see them tonight.
As far as Facebook is concerned I am done trying…