Friday, May 18, 2007

First place

Once again my sister won a race. This time she won a half marathon (21km) beating her own best time with 7min. I am proud of you sis!

Photo courtesy: crop from

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Extreme weather marathons

Last week the Fortis Rotterdam Marathon was cancelled before time because the extremely hot weather had sent 26 runners to the hospital. The next day the Boston marathon was held in the pouring rain, with pumps to prevent flooding and extra tents to accomodate runners, luckily the rain was not as heavy as first feared. Yesterday a young man died after running the London marathon and collapsing from the heat. Another 600 people did not complete the marathon due to the unusual high temperature (about 25 degrees).

This weekend I am going to Hamburg with my sister as spectator for the Hamburg marathon. I hope the weather will be less extreme than for the marathons described above.

Photo courtesy Fortis Rotterdam Marathon

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Friday, December 29, 2006

Introducing Bowie

To my immediate despair I learned that my younger sister had no idea who David Bowie is. I instructed her to go to the first music store she came by and buy a David Bowie greatest hits album. A few hours later, she was the happy owner of The Platinum Collection.

Listening to it right now...

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Tango Orkestret

My sister revealed to me yesterday the contents of my birthday present that she has been saving for me for two months now. It is a CD with Tango Orkestret! It is such a wonderful present that I could not guess it and I did not even think of writing Tango Orkestret on my wish list.
Now I just have to wait for an opportunity to receive my present from my sis, in the meantime I have to make do with the music samples on their homepage.

Photo courtesy: Copenhagen Jazz Festival

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