Can I complain about the Winter? I’m so sick of it. I used to love Winter but the past 3 years we’ve had more snow than I’ve ever had for the first 40 years of my life it seems. It’s much colder, usually with a nasty wind that makes it feel colder. Just when I thought we had it all, this week it got colder again and today again snow. I’ve had it, I want Spring!
I have to remember that when I start complaining about the humidity in Summer that right now I’d rather have that than the cold Winters of the past 3 years.
Something else that I’m irritated about: I’m a huge fan of The Walking Dead. Not because of the zombies because I don’t really like them but because the story is exciting and I love seeing how the people survive in a world where almost the entire population exists of zombies. We have a Dutch Foxlife here in Holland and the new episode after the Winter break would be on last Tuesday night. But I record The Following (another show I like very much) at the same time, I set the DVR for the rerun on Wednesday morning. I had checked the website and EPG twice if the new episode would be aired and both said it would. So last night I was all ready to watch it and what had they done: air the new episode Tuesday night and the episode before the Winter break on Wednesday morning. At this moment I’m still pissed about that.
Complaining mode off, on to happier things.
Last Tuesday I got a little photo album and a CD with the photos that were taken at my anniversary party at work. There were some great photos on it and what I liked most was that my colleagues were smiling on every photo. It was a happy anniversary and I look back at it with pleasure.
At my desk in my office
Lori you made a comment on Facebook how clean my desk is. This is how I work and how it’s always is. I don’t like a messy desk.
Listening to my manager’s speech for me
Got my present (dinner coupons)
I specifically asked for this photo, the one on the left is the manager I worked for for 7 years (he retires in June this year), the one on the right is my present manager, whom I have worked for the past 5 years.
Group photo (about 60% of the people that came to congratulate me, the others were back at work at that time). The guy on the left, right behind me and the two on my right are my favorite boys at work.
And the last one I requested: our management team that I worked with for the last 3 years. Two of them are still working at the company but at different jobs.
Finally a run over 5K again. This has been ages ago, at some point I doubted if I would ever do it again but I did. Another good run, three in a row so far and that feels great.
Run-walk ratio: 12-12-8 minutes, 2 minutes walking inbetween (32 minutes running, 5 minutes walking)
Weather: dry, not much wind, -3C (26 degrees)
Distance: 5.2 K / 3.2 miles
Last song on Ipod before finish: Bruce Springsteen – The Promised Land
Movies I’ve seen lately
New Year’s Eve
I still had not seen this movie and Thursday night I sat down for it and watched it. It’s another movie like Valentine’s Day and Love Actually. I liked it, it’s better than Valentine’s Day but nothing can beat Love Actually.