"There is no coming to consciousness without pain"
Well, I just got here. That's not really true anymore, but all this still feels new and exploration-worthy to me.
I'm not really good with this whole 'talk about myself' affair, so if you'd want to know what, why and how I got into all of this, please read the story of my personal ascension.
I definitely seem to have developed a passion for body suspension. And because this community seems to be THE place to be to live that passion, I decided to join your little world here. I want to learn as much as I can about it.
No Forum - but I like getting messages. And don't be afraid of the tracking thingie; it doesn't bite.
10/8/2013 | 2 comments
and *boom*, another year has passed and I'm older again. Scary how time just seems to fly.
Lots of things happened since I last wrote on here. Let's see:
So, first and foremost, Aurora (LotN) and Sabrina finally came visiting and we have spent two awesome vacationing weeks around France, Switzerland and Germany (with a quick visit to Austria thown in for good measure) last month, just before I left for Mecca suscon. About time this happened; I remember us talking about this first in 2009! check her page for details; she's so much better than me about writing and updating :).
During this time, Jorda lost her eyesight and became blind. Luckily, this turned out to be temporary. She's still on medication and suffers from impaired vision especially at night but things are on the mend.
Then, last weekend, I went to Omaha and attended Mecca suscon. It was good seeing all my suspension community friends again, and a lot of fun was had. This event is great, and I can only encourage anyone into hanging from hooks to go there next year. Hopefully I can convince Stanislav to attend this next year - this would be the ideal venue to show his stuff in the US!
anyway, I'm beyond tired and my bed beckons, so thanks everybody for the birthday wish messages and good night!
5/30/2013 | 5 comments
I'll buy a new one. And I'll park it in front of my house for three minutes while getting inside to get the dog for her lunchtime outing without locking it again. But I'll also get a GPS tracker for it. And then you can only hope that the cops find you before I do. Because I will be armed and pissed off.
As if that wasn't enough of a letdown, I got my vacation time request I put in for June 10 denied. Rolf will be doing his 100th coma suspension in Oslo on the 9th and, since I saw his first one (which also was the first suspension I watched first-hand) I wanted to be there for that. Well, turns out that my manager quit (what company allows IT managers to leave with only 14 days notice, minus any outstanding vacation days??? - only in the US...) and the new guy who took over his role will come from the US to see me on Monday the 10th. So, basically, since I have to be back in the office by 10 am which isn't possible from Oslo, the request to have Monday off was denied. Talk about being bummed.....
I'll go cuddle Jorda, get her in from her favorite place in the yard and go to bed.
5/20/2013 | 2 comments
I still need to write down the second part of my Tonsai suspension trip. But I somehow never seem to have the time Well, one day, in the hopefully not-too distant future!
Anyway, an Australian guy visiting Tonsai for some climbing fun met Stanislav at his bar and somehow did a FreeFall suspension while there. Actually, this was his first ever body suspension. That definitely takes something!
He wrote a very interesting blog entry about it which you can read about here: http://bucketlistnomad.com/body-piercing-bungee-jump/ (be sure to check out the video - it's really worth watching).
Also, in a prior post on his blog he goes about what makes Tonsai so special: http://bucketlistnomad.com/tonsai-beach-thailand/. He's so very right.
5/12/2013 | 3 comments
I love sunsets. And while this isn't Southern California with its spectacular sunsets over the ocean, at least I can enjoy the sun setting over the mountains while having fun of the off-leash kind with doggie who sure loves her evening outings.
Daily routine has us back, and besides work and enjoying those long walks/bike rides with Jorda, there's not much room left in the days for anything else.
Canceled the trip to DC I wanted to go on this weekend to visit my Canadian friend (we have three long weekends this month thanks to holidays!). I spent a bit too much money lately (last months cc bill was almost $5k!) and just need to take it easy there for a bit.
4/27/2013 | 4 comments
or so they say. My body obviously didn't want to let me get up again after only 4 hours of sleep and decided I had to sleep in. So when I woke up at 9:30, my flight was GONE. Since two hours.
So, had to discover that my ticket couldn't be changed and all later flights were fully booked. Oh, and they wanted $2,500 for a walk-up fare. Yeah, as if... So called AA, and lo and behold, they managed to find an award seat in first class. To New York. So, now, 50,000 miles and $388 in 'taxes' later (fuck BA YQ and UK APD!) I'm on my merry way. Will arrive in PHL at 10:00 pm. Hopefully the party won't have died down by then!
Typing this from the first class lounge in Heathrow which has become something of a second home so much time I spent in here lately.
Keep the drinks cool for me, and see you later!