"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.

Events I`d want to attend this year:

My favourite pastime when I`m around here:



4/17/2011 | 4 comments

So, Doggie and me made it to the States unharmed, and we are currently enjoying our time very much (well the dogs are going to be in five minutes when I have picked them up from the boarding place). We're at a campground at Coachella presently, preparing for the third and last day of the fest. Despite some things I've been desperately looking forward to not working out as they were planned, we're having an amazing time. Saw Hurts, Cold Cave, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Warpaint, Tame Impala, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Yacht, Sleigh Bells, the Black Keys, Kings Of Leon, Caifanes and the Chemical Brothers (F**ck YES) on Friday, and the Joy Formidable, Cults, Foals, Here We go Magic, Cage The Elephant, the New Pornographers, the Kills, One Day as a Lion, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE (just....wow) and Arcade Fire (epic) yesterday. I will be making this trip an annual fixture from here on out. If there's one festival to go to in all of the world, this is it. This Connection won't let me upload any pictures, so that's gotta wait. Like all of you, as it's time to get the dogs and start the day...

This one's for Aurora:
3/16/2011 | 12 comments

Now, you tell me, isn't this view worth climbing a fence and/or ignoring some sign? I'd say YES, TOTALLY!
It totally escapes me why the city of Los Angeles seems to close all its parks after sunset - as if people didn't want to get their dogs out in the evening as well...


and check that light pollution - it really is the "city of lights"!

Anyway, it's only twenty-seven days and a few hours left before I touch down at LAX and that long-overdue and long-awaited vacation finally starts.  I haven't felt as good about anything in a long time.

What makes me Happy:
2/21/2011 | 12 comments

Yesterday, after being at work in the UK for 10-12 hours straight all week until Saturday night and feeling in dire need of some outside time, I called up my brother, took a flight to Hamburg  and we went to the island of Sylt in the North Sea. Spent a lovely day on the beach with my dog- walking 20kms all the way to the southern tip of the island. Came back thoroughly tired and exhausted. And with my leg killing me. This bloody knee of mine still gives me issues. It's been eight months and I want this to be finally over!
But the good thing is that I finally have managed to tire Jorda out! The moment we got back on the train she curled up on the floor and was out and asleep before we had even settled down. Ha! She even left the seals alone and didn't try to chase and  hunt them.  I so love this dog, it's incredible.


This is the things worth spending a week in the office for. Too bad it's back to the grind today. 49 days until my (our) vacation - I so cannot wait!

The TILT bandwagon
2/3/2011 | 0 comments

 Things I Loved Today:
- registering for the Dallas suscon:

  I can't wait to see all my hook-loving friends again, learn more about the facilitation of them and get to suspend after going a way too long time without such an experience. Everyone interested in the art of hanging humans from hooks in their skin should definitely attend this one.
See y'all there!

Coachella! Vacation!
1/27/2011 | 7 comments

No, this one will NOT have dog content for a change! :) Although I am still reveling in the joys of sharing life with her.
Vacation plans for this year are getting underway, and in a reversal of order from last year, the first event to attend is Coachella Arts & Music Festival. Then Dallas suscon one weekend later.
Just bought tickets for Coachella, in some kind of panic reaction to seeing that they'll sell out soon. Hell, they have only been available since the 21st, and regular ones already aren't available anymore. Had to spend almost as much at Ticketmaster as we paid a scalper last year - which is annoying and should have been unnecessary...grrrr.  But, well, such is life. This year, we're going to RV it - I expect this to be a great weekend on may many levels.

Two hours later, the event was SOLD OUT. So, yeah, I guess I can add  "get lucky" to the TILT :)

So looking forward to spending three weeks with Jorda (of course she'll be accompanying me!), listen to some awesome music from some of my favorite bands (and some I have never heard of before) in a perfect environment, spend some wonderful time away from civilization in one of the most beautiful areas the US has to offer with LotN and Sabrina and, of course, see all of my friends from the hook-loving community in Dallas!

While going through the rather unpleasant procedure of buying Coachella tickets from Ticketmaster over the phone, This song came on the radio - and I think it fits. This overcommercialization of all things music is indeed killing the vibe:

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