Empty Days

Sunday, August 22, 2004



Mighty frisky tonight - around 10C and probably a few degrees less out of town. This is likely going to be the story for the rest of the summer now. I don't mind. The most important is that the rainy weather doesn't start just yet.

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Watched some Olympics on tv - I don't care about who gets the medals, but I certainly like seeing various unusual sports (well, unusual on tv at least) like swimming or indoor speed-cycling or jumping. Many sports are quite wonderful to watch because of the incredibly elegant yet powerful body movement that you get to see there. I also don't care much about doping scandals - what can you expect in weight-lifting, let's say. They're clearly all doped up, and those who don't get caught are just more careful about it, I would think. Besides, if they were able to eliminate all doping, I wonder what would happen to those glorious olympic records set in previous games. Me thinks they'd remain forever unbeaten.

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I made myself some chicken-soup with vegies and am trying to eat as much of it as possible - apparently this is supposed to be light food that's good for energy. Feeling a bit better these days, but not 100%. Hopefully I'll be set to go soon, though I am not fixing a specific date in case it gets on my nerves like it did previously. At some point there will be a moment when I know I am all set and it's time to take off. I think I was too slack on preparations for too long which was a mistake because preparations are actually part of the trip itself - it's like the first stage of the trip, it sets the way for the actual going. I've read this idea on a bike-touring site and it struck me as very true - you have to go on that trip in all possible detail in your mind first and that's what it means to be ready. All the material preparations are an integral part of the trip - if you're doing them in a wrong frame of mind, thinking it's just a nuisance, you're putting off your trip by the same token. Proved true for me.

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I will most definitely attempt to make camp fire every night no matter where I am - if it's chilly like that. I am not sure just how much I will need to hide to light a fire. In the open country in the dark a fire is visible from very far away, even if it's a small low one. A lot of bored people roam the country at night - that includes those police patrols.

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Aol news made it known that two backpackers sleeping on some wild californian beach were found shot point-blank in their sleeping bags with none of their things taken. Obviously somebody exercised a wonderful chance to commit wanton murder without reprisals. It is reassuring that such news are exceptional and sensational - not an everyday occurence. The article went on and on about how they were upstanding christian scout instructors - very unlucky christians, to say the least.

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I am not reading anything and my mind is completely taken with various practicalities. Which is good - it's the closest I come to living any sort of actual life.





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