Friday, March 20, 2009

So that's what it's like!

Yesterday I had 0 fillings in my mouth. When I was in the army at age 23, I still had perfect teeth. From then on I stopped going to the dentist. 15 years later I saw one again, in Vancouver. He helped me heal my gums, and then started work on the decay. As of this morning, I have 8 fillings in my mouth, and a whole lot less dollars on in the bank :-) I hope the insurance will repay most of it. I was quite nervous, but did not feel much because of the anesthetic. So now I know what it is like to have a drill to your teeth.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Flying for minimalists

As Douglas Adams said: "Humans always wanted to fly like the birds, but it is easy... it is just a nack! You simply throw yourself to the ground as hard as possible, and you make sure you miss."

I really like the minimalist approach to flying. No radio, no air traffic control, no certifications, no expensive maintenance after every 50h of use....

wingsuit base jumping from Ali on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

These clogs were made for walking

Wow... I used to be so blond. This is during a visit, in the early 70s to a clog maker. You can see the raw wood that my little clogs were made of. It was somewhere in my native Holland, but I do not know which town or city. Maybe my parents remember.