"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:



6/22/2011 | 1 comments

Dear internet friends,
I know it's been far too long since the last time I put something on here and I've been neglecting you - but I've been busy....
Vacation has been a blast - consisting of  Coachella,  Dallas Suscon (yay learning!), RV vacation with an IAM friend and the doggies around SoCal and spending a week in DC with family and an old friend of mine. Although it lasted three weeks, it was way too short and I could use one again right now.. Maybe I'll write about that
Honestly, these days, my days consist of work and then spending time outside with the dog - and not much else, seeing that I fall into bed dead tired way earlier than I used to.
And my weekends are filled with going hiking with Jorda. I love the area I live in with its easy access to the mountains  - I'm in nature just minutes away from my doorstep right in the second-largest city in the nation!

I love being this active - haven't been like this in years! The log that you gave me has one page left before it's full, and adding
 everything up I have crossed the 500km mark now! Life is good....

The German title for James Camerons'  'Avatar' is "Avatar - Aufbruch nach Pandora" which, translated into English means "Avatar, setting out towards Pandora". You cannot imagine how long I've been wanting to do exactly that (OK, maybe except one of you can). Soon I'll see what's really in Pandora's box and what'll happen when I open it. Soon.... I haven't been this expectant in a long time.
Will attend a music festival right here in town this wekeend.. Maiden show, YEAH!

Anyway, it's past 2am here, so -  good night!

But the fool on the hill,
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning 'round.
The Beatles

4/20/2011 | 3 comments

Here's to being woken up at 5:30 by those furry creatures who don't know I'm on vacation and want to sleep in! Oh well, that way I'm at least getting this done in time :). Still, taking the dog along was the best decision ever. She's enjoying our time here a lot - so much that she even ran off with Sabrina yesterday. Speaking of Sabrina - thee two are getting along really well and even encourage each other to do bad things...:)
Despite the fest being over for a day now, I'm still reveling in the memories and the music. Sunday, despite not looking very promising to me (there weren't that many bands I wanted to see or knew for that matter) was an awesome day and evening and I left the venue in a dazed "oh no, 362 days until next year" feeling.
Managed to see Plan B and Menomena (after which I had to go home again and lie down for awhile as I was feeling very nauseous - there's a few things I did that don't mix very well with the desert midday sun), Health, Jimmy Eat World, Fistful of Mercy, Death From Above 1979, Duran Duran (yeah.... don't say anything! They were waay better than I expected and still know how to do it after all those years. I now am not going to laugh at you anymore for your Take That fandom...), The Strokes, PJ Harvey and left the fest on a high note after the nonstop dance party that the Presets' show was. The perfect ending to a fun-filled weekend.
We packed and left for the mountains where we currently stay at Aurora's family cabin at Big Bear Lake. Had a slow day yesterday with lots of rest and just a short but nice hike with the dogs. We're leaving off to new adventures today!
Hey, and isn't it 4/20 today? A day which needs to be celebrated in style? I guess pictures need to wait until I have "normal" internet again - this Verizon cellular connection here won't let me upload any, it just times out. Grrrrr...

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!

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