Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Doctor, doctor give me the news...I'd like lose weight by drinking booze!

A recent study suggests that drinking in moderation may help protect you against weight gain. (http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20100308/moderate-drinking-linked-to-weight-control) These studies are so fun. I don't know if I believe the results, but I would like to. I did feel compelled to go out and buy a 6-pack of beer. The beer brand name is "Kylle Kylle." I think it's Danish for Chicky Chicky. Something like that. I know "Kylling" means "chicken" and there were pictures of baby chicks on the beer can....hmmm

In other exciting news... I booked a weekend flight to Ireland and am working on an Easter trip to Norway to explore both sides of the family tree. More to follow.

In some unfortunate news.... I have had bad luck with my camera since I got here. My batteries were dead on arrival. No big deal. I plugged the charger into the socket. BOOM!! Nearly lost my hearing the thing exploded so loudly! Something was smoking. I had been warned about old, shady electrical wiring in these ancient apartments. I no longer use that outlet and I have since thrown out the charger. Little pieces of brown cardboard particles were coming out of the cracks and it smelt like fireworks. I am terrified to even try my hair dryer in here! I have this image of my blow dryer shooting fire balls at me. Honestly, I don't particularly mind air-drying. I am pretty lazy when it comes to hair-styling. Back to the point.... I haven't been taking nearly as many pictures as I would like. Luckily I recently found a new battery charger (with the Danish prongs) and have been able to charge the batteries and take some pictures. Now just today, my camera breaks! The lens is stuck open and it won't turn on!! I fear I am not meant to remember this trip. Maybe it will fix itself in the spring-time. Maybe it just wants me to have fond memories of the warm, sunny days and not the bitter, un-breathe-ably cold ones. I was ranting and raving yesterday about how nice and spring-like it was....Today was cloudy, snowy, icy, f-f-f-freezing, ...booo!

Breaking News Update: Camera is not broken, Batteries just needed re-charging. Phew! Here is a picture of the building I work in. Yes, I am aware that it looks like a prison from this angle. I am not sure of the necessity for the barbed-wire fencing. It's really not a bad place to work. They are very kind to me =)

If you turn around, you walk down this little path through the woods to the main road. Turn right and the bus stop is a little ways down, maybe a 10 minute walk or a 3 minute sprint if you see the bus stopped at the light.


Evan said...

You know, I know a guy whose ancestor invented a type of barbed wire.

AL said...

It looks like the Dunder Mifflin office in Scranton.

Mary Ellen said...

That path looks like Little Red Riding Hood territory. (Did Hans Christian Anderson write that story?) I don't like that path...do other people take it?
Glad the camera's working.
FYI that I used your hair dryer there, on medium, not for very long, but no explosion!
Tell Trevor Hi.

Joshua said...

That pathway looking like something out of "The Shining." Also, the bug needs a name!

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