My brother and I are going on a bike trip! It will span 3800 miles, heading from Mongolia to Thailand. Anyone who'd like to follow my trip should totally look at our blog: bikingacrosschina.wordpress.com. It's gonna be a long one. Lorx, Amy, watch over anime while I'm gone? It's gonna be a 100 days or so, and I'm leaving on June 16th.
So yeah. My cycling trip from Hamburg to Norway has been on for 6 days, and I'm already in Lund, Sweden! I good effort I think! That's 500km in 6 days! Really good stuff! The first day we only started around 6:15pm, so that doesn't really count anyway. We only had time for like, 20km. The second day we made around 70km to Kropp, but it started raining around 45km in Busdorf (still Germany). I got soaked to the bone! Horrible! 25 kilometers in the sopping rain! Not even dressing from head to toe in waterproof clothing was enough. The next day though, we biked all the way to the Danish border west of Flensburg. We crossed it and set up camp. We made 130km in 2 full days of biking! It was lovely weather in Denmark from the start. Day 4 was the most impressive though. We did a shocking 110km all the way past Kolding, Denmark! We were absolutely dead. Half of the day was biking against insane winds, and all of it was characterized by steep hills and really long straight roads. Still very pretty, and lots of fun. Day 5 was a recovery day-- we didn't get started until like, 6:00. We still made it 40km to a town west of Odense, where we cut through to a truck stop on the big motorway there, and set up camp. Day 6 is today! We got a ride from Odense to Copenhagen, where we had to get a taxi to cross the Great Belt Bridge. We cycled a bit further, and here we are, in Lund, Sweden, searching for maps. Awesome stuff. Don't no when I'll be on again, but I'll try to keep people posted. Cheers!
So yeah, first note. I passed all of my pesky exams. Whoo! But enough of that. Where one task ends, another begins. I suppose I AM a mod now. Maybe I should write more meaningful and worthwhile blog posts... But that can wait. I'd first like to note ahead of time that I'll be absent for a few (probably six) weeks something like 2 or 3 weeks from now. Yeah. My friend and I have been planning a bike ride from Bremen in Germany, to Ovre Ardal in Norway, a town at the end of one of the deepest fjords in the world. We'll bike there via Denmark, cross the Great Belt Bridge and head on through Sweden. It'll be a long journey, and my legs will die many deaths, but it will be a fun trip. I expect one of the wildest I've ever had. Wish me luck.
In the mean time, I'll be leaving the forum to Solitaire. She's done well without me for many years. She might be lost for a while, but she'll be okay in the end. :P I promise I'll get some work done on that index before I leave, 'kay Sol? Haha. As a closing remark, I'm deeply appreciative of the position as anime moderator. It came as quite a shock to me (though some have said they saw it coming, I had absolutely no idea), but I do think I'll be able to handle the job. Thanks for the support guys.
You know what? Finals are absolute poo. Feces. Excrement. The sooner I can wade through them, the better. Which is why, of course, I'm procrastinating by writing a blog entry. Putting off the shit swamp that is studying for my Spanish oral exam and the dreaded cognitive neuroscience final (I don't really care about my other two finals). Maybe I could write this entry in Spanish about cognitive neuroscience... I'm quite frankly shocked that such a dreadful thought even crossed my mind.
Anyway, maybe I'll use this time to bitch a bit. So, why am I procrastinating here, writing a blog entry, when I have so many other hobbies to attend to that would suffice equally well? You might say that it's because this is much more convenient than outdoor hobbies like photography, but then, I could be watching anime or editing photos. No. The reason I'm not outside taking pictures and such is because, sadly, my camera stand, which was easily 300 USD, broke the other day. The top just fell off. Tried numerous ways of fixing it. None were successful. That's the sad reality. Moreover, anime can only last you so long. When you've watched almost 500 of them, it becomes tedious to find ones that are actually worth watching. Aside from the weekly releases, I just rewatch old stuff. Serial Experiments Lain is a good example. Brilliant anime that is. Every time I watch it it's an interesting experience.
Anyhow, summer plans. Another pressing matter to attend to when you realize that, when finals are over, your free! FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Since I've been stuck in this tiny city since Spring break, the current plan for me is to get the frak out of here and go on a road trip to France, fly to England to meet my sister, then head to Spain for a bit. Maybe get a job there. Then... yeah. I guess I'll go home for month? Sounds like a plan to me.
Well, I guess it's back to work. I miss videogames. I miss them so much. T_T
Cheers, Mastix (Which, as I recently discovered, is a shrub resin used to make chewing gum)
So yeah, uh... I don't get on Neo much, save to make my occasional appearance in the Anime forum and even more scarcely in the Fire Emblem forum, but hey, maybe this will bring me back for no obvious reason. I really don't think I have the dedication, the patience, or the degree of idiocy necessary to keep a blog going, but you know, I can try. Maybe I'll find that I actually have a lot of interesting things to say. Maybe I can talk about my life in college, or my experiences living in the Netherlands now. Maybe I can talk about my philosophies, or my courses. Maybe even, god forbid, my problems! Yeeeeaa-- No. No I won't do that. However, I could construct very intricate lies about my life, leading you all on to think I'm an extremely interesting person, or, you know, something like that. I'll probably do none of the above in the end, but hey, I'll keep any of you who actually read this posted.
P.S. - Enjoy the photography. I think that might be something I include in many future posts.