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This weekend.... It was both good and terrible. Read and shiver.

Friday: I'd asked the day off, but boss left the request in her inbox for a week and a half, only finding it the day before. She looked at me with puppy eyes and asked if I could please work the morning. I agreed under the condition that I could work from home. And so, around noon I turned my PC off, put a suit on and started the drive to Maastricht to attend the wedding of two good friends: Johnny and Nynke. The drive takes 2,5 hours under normal circumstances. But alas, it wasn't meant to be. I managed to avoid two traffic jams, but got stuck in three others and in the end it took me 4,5 hours to get there. As a result, I was so late for the wedding ceremony that I decided to head to the reception location instead of the chapel. Needless to say I was rather frustrated at that point. Luckily, my mood improved when all the wedding guests started to arrive. I hugged, kissed and congratulated the bride and groom, then spent the rest of the evening catching up with REALLY old friends that I lost contact with when they moved out of town, while I still studied in Maastricht. One of them moved to Finland, another to Spain, I met the latter's wife and kid, heard that another friend also got married a few weeks ago... It was a night full of shocks and discoveries :) After the reception, there was a small group of 15 left, including the happy couple, and we decided to end the night in our old, favorite watering hole: Irish Pub The Shamrock. Ahh, more good memories, talking to the owner, having a drink back in the place that was like a second (third?) home to me during my student years.

Everyone went their seperate ways around 1am, I drove to my parents in Eindhoven, hit the pillow and was out like a light.

Saturday: no time to sleep in, since I was expected at the Walibi World theme park around 11am for the company's annual field trip. Having never been there myself, I was rather excited to rekindle my old love for rollercoasters. I wasn't disappointed. The park was small enough to see everything in half a day, yet spacious enough to not feel crowded. In addition, it wasn't really busy so I never had to stand in line for more than half an hour. I took on all the big rides: The X-press (formerly: The Superman ride), Goliath, Robin Hood, El Condor, El Rio Grande and the crazy logs. And in the process, while getting out of the river rapid boat, I managed to twist my knee once again. Not completely, but it was painful enough to hamper me for the rest of the day. I tried to walk as little as possible, sat at a strategic location in the main square to shoot many colleagues as the unofficial company photographer. The day ended with a BBQ, then I crawled to the car and drove home. There, I put my leg up, turned on the XBOX and finished Prototype, effectively going to bed at 3.30am.

So now it's sunday, my leg still hurts, I cancelled my radio show tonight and I'm just gonna lie here, surf web, take it easy and hopefully be somewhat fit enough to go to work. After work (if I can manage to walk), I'm gonna drop by the gym and have a chat with the resident physio-therapist. Three twists (and two semi twists) in the past 9 months is more than enough for me. That knee MUST get stronger or it'll seriously hamper me during my time in Africa.

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caniche
Jun. 28th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Wow, busy weekend all right!
We've been to Walibi World several times, especially during Lowlands where you can buy these combi tickets and you have free entrance to the park as many times as you like. I loooove the rollercoasters :D

Sorry to hear about your knee :( I hope it heals soon!
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