Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Every now and then someone will ask me what my favorite thing is about travelling to Denmark.  I think I have finally figured it out.  I like watching a German TV show with Danish subtitles.  That way I pull off the rare double where I fail to understand one TV show, in two languages, at the same time.

A close second is the American sit coms they show on Danish TV.  No, we're not talking reruns of Seinfeld or the Simpsons.  They manage to find the most obscure mid season replacement shows and broadcast them like they're Emmy winners.

I think my laundry is done . . .

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Woo hoo!  I ran in my first 5K this morning.  It was an unofficial race that was part of the Holy Trinity weekend celebration so I think the actual distance was more like 3.02 miles, but that's not really important this time around.  I finished in 26:46 that includeed two one minute walk breaks (after running for 15 minutes and 22 minutes).  The winner was some high school kid who finished in 18:00 flat.  At least I beat the 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the girls 14 and under division.

I've been "training", in the loosest sense of the word, using this program, and it works very well.  It builds you up slowly to a goal of running for 30 minutes without too much focus on how far you're going.  Without the race, I'm at the point where you run 13 min/walk 1 min x 2 and run 2 min to finish up.  All in all, I enjoy running a lot more than I thought I would, especially the fact that I can do it when I travel without too much trouble.

Are there more races in the future?  I'll let you know after I get to the point where I'm running for the full 30 minutes and reward myself with a new pair of running shoes.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I flew into Philly by way of Chicago today and saw this when we were taxiing to the gate at O'Hare.  I've seen airport police and fire departments drilling before, but never in real action.  If I never get that close to a commercial airline "incident" again it will be too soon.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

First Communion

With Philip receiving his first communion on the 15th, I really liked what I found in my inbox from Opus Dei yesterday.  How cool that St. Jose Maria and the Holy Father had such vivid memories of receiving their first communions.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Flying Is Fun

I'm being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century, and this blog is the latest wall to come down.  Hopefully it will be better written and more interesting as we go.

The title comes from an experience I had flying a couple of weeks ago.  I travel just enough to have gold status with American and usually get to board pretty early in the process.  On this particular trip, I missed a message from AA about a schedule change and wound up flying stand by.  It was almost a sure thing that all the carry on space was going to be taken when it was finally time to board with the last group,  but I noticed the overhead bins in first class were not full.  What's a weary traveller to do?  My bag was deposited into one of the empty spaces up front, and I made my way to my seat further back.  At least my clothes got to fly in style.