February 11, 2011
January 25, 2011
I thought I’d mention that. I finally felt good enough, after being flu-ified for a week, to go out running again. And what a miserable time I had too. I honestly can’t imagine people doing this for fun.
I try to make it fun. I listen to uplifting music, pretending I’m conquering the world as I step along. No. Not really. Nothing in the world could make running in cold, dark, gray Holland a positive activity. As soon as you take a step outside the cold wind hits you, and you notice the lack of colors. Then, as you start running, the cold wind hits you again, and you notice the lack of colors again. That pretty much sums up the most exciting bits of running in Holland. I can’t think of any place in the world that could motivate me less.
Yet I ran. It was a good, healthy run. It’s something I want to do more often, but given the weather outside, and the constant threat of rain, I wonder how long I can keep this up.
January 18, 2011
I am sick. I have a fever, the shivers, a very nasty cough, and occasionally a runny nose. It’s the first time in years that I’ve been this sick. I’m quite enjoying it.
It’s probably some type of flu. I cough a lot, and the head movements are giving me a headache. My body is quite lethargic, and every little move I make seems to take a bit more effort than usual. I’m enjoying it because I rarely get this sick (never got the flu once while in Japan), so it’s like a new experience to me. A nice little bit of information about my body that I get to analyze. My conclusion: I’m not immune to flu. Bummer.
January 17, 2011
Now that I’m back to my parent’s house again I’m afraid I’ll lose my momentum, so I wrote down what I want to change about my life.
- Go running twice a week. Get clothes to run in the rain.
- Do a cycling day-trip every week (at least 60km), if weather permits.
- Work on programming/business ideas instead of procrastinating on the internet.
- Make enough money for myself to fund a trip to London each month (est. ~400GBP).
- Work on a long-term idea that has very little chance of succeeding, but do it anyway because it’s exciting.
- Less snacks, more chewing gum.
- Swimming might be nice.
I think some of these goals are unrealistic, but if I can accomplish at least some of these, I will be quite satisfied.
January 11, 2011
I’m going back to Holland soon. While I enjoy the time I spend with my friends in London a lot, it is in fact cheaper to visit them once a month than to live here. As all my friends are quite technical, talking to them always leads to interesting areas that may lead to a profitable business. Be it iPhone applications, ideas for a website or service, Android, hardware, anything. The ideas flow freely and I’m free to take my pick and try to develop them. The feeling of freedom is great.
So I’ve got plenty of time, the ideas started flowing in, now I need to set up my working place. I rather regret that I bought a new PC just before I quit my job. It’ll come in handy for whatever I’m going to do next, but I’m really thinking about going ultra-mobile. I guess I just want to go back to that cycling-trip feeling of being able to go wherever I want, whenever I want. I may consider swapping my PC for a powerful laptop. So if anyone’s interested in a brand-new i7 950 system with SSD and Radeon HD6870 let me know.
On a side note, I recently had the opportunity to play with an iPad. I tried it before when it first came out in the beginning of 2010, and also a while back at the Apple store in London. As much as I would like to hate Apple for being evil and too expensive and whatnot, there’s just nothing bad I can say about the iPad. It really is incredibly good. Everyone I know who has tried the iPad has become addicted to it immediately. I might just have to get one for myself…
Travel plans have been made! This summer is going to be another fun holiday to an exotic destination! I can’t wait till summer…
January 10, 2011
As usual staying at my friend’s place introduces enough randomness to my life to make me forget about how I ended up here. It also prevents me from thinking deep introspective meaningful thoughts, so teapot duck toilet. More later.