Unexptected Encounter

In the last post I wrote that I "did not really know anyone" on my "discharge-day", but that is not entirely true.
There was one nice surprise:

I met a guy I haven't seen in 11 years. We went to professional school together form 1996 to 2000. Back then he was listening to that strange electronic music (aka Techno or whatever the different flavours are called) went to those eeeeevil Techno Parties and came in contact with god knows what kind of substances.

Back then many of us did not dare to think how he might end or if he ever would manage to make a turnaround.

Honourable Discharge Part II

woah, I just realised that I never wrote a follow up to that 'announcement' of December 5th.

Let's say it was pleasant to get rid of all that green garbage. In contrast to other Cantons they did not try to make a ceremony out of it here.
There was no official 'You are now honourably discharged'-moment or something. No politician held a speech that just would have prolonged everything (Both, speaker and listeners would have known that neither one cared about that speech anyway)

YAY!!!! hounorable discharge!

tomorrow i'll be discharged from the swiss army.

a date i'm longing for since i got conscripted in 1999 (and most certainly since i entered boot camp on february 5 2001 at 14:00 CET).

i fulfilled my duty in december 2010... sitting out my last four days (god was it cold!). but since i reached my last days in the green outfit at the end of the year, i was not discharged in 2010 anymore.

so i still had to keep all the junk (gun, clothes, other useless-and-heavy-things) at home for yet another year.

but tomorrow i will be able to return all that garbage - finally! :-)

2.455 GHz

ever had the feeling that you crossed a line? that you have reached a point from where you probably never can go back anymore?
not "it's the end of the world as we know it"-dimensions but a "point of no return" nonetheless.

i had this feeling yesterday.

you probably ask yourself now what terrible thing might have happened; what border i might have reached and crossed.
so i tell you right away:

after 8 years of living on my own, i bought a microwave oven .

Ref Course / 5 km fitness test

saturday and sunday i spent in frauenfeld. it was time for the annual ref course.

of the three tests (fitness, skating, rules) we did the fitness test on saturday morning.

judging by my past performances, i did quite well this year:

ice ice baby

yesterday, i refed my first ice hockey game since march. it was "just" a friendly game of the "mini a" category (age of the players between 12 and 14 years or something), but it felt good to be on ice again :)

actually, it was a bit late for my standards: the last two years i had my "first contact" after the summer break at the beginning of july.

ouch! (part II)

i went to the pharmacy on tuesday.

to render my previous entry more precisely: i can walk without problem, but e.g. getting into the car and walking up or down stairs causes pain (==everything that requires the knee to be bent more than just slightly).

after telling my woes to the friendly and competent pharmacy lady and my confession that i didn't really do any sports between the hockey seasons, she came to the conclusion that i most probably managed to get a case of a (slightly) pulled ligament in april.


i went jogging every day since the beginning of july to prepare for the fit-check at the end of august for my ref license. all went well (except having some heavy legs in the beginning...).

but then i took the bicycle for a short trip to the center of the town last monday; cruising at a speed one hardly would even call 'cycling'.

since then my left knee hurtsLTNT.

30 minutes

i'm still way over my goal of running 5 km in 27 minutes (or less...). yesterday it took me over 29 minutes.
but i still have one month to go before all gets serious.

to quote the character of dr. ian malcolm from the movie jurassic park: "must go faster, must go faster!!!!"

class reunion

a couple of weeks ago we had a class reunion (from 6th to 9th grade).

it was fun to see and talk to those people (haven't seen most of them in years); remembering all the fun we had and the stuff we did (or officially _did not_ do :-) ).

one of it was a pupil's magazine... i _knew_ i still had a copy of that thing somewhere... and yep, i managed to find it.

to make sure future generations will be able to get their hands on an important document like this, i scanned it and attached it to this post.

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