Sunday, October 18, 2009

Panamanian river lizard....

I saw this guy on a recent trip to Panama. He crawled out of a river and sat on the grass sunning himself for a while...
Really amazing, look how long his tail is and his floppy lizard mohican...
A lady told me they are called "borrachos del rio" which means river drunks, but I can't find any mention of that.
Anybody know what he is?

Rainy season running

So these are my running shoes. I bought them in Japan last year and so far they have been running in Japan, USA, Germany, England and Costa Rica.

They are doing pretty well considering.

The road I run on here starts with a long decline followed by a long incline and then kind of levels out a little as it winds through all the coffee plantations around here. If I kept going all the way I would get to the UPeace campus.

It is peak rainy season right now, and I underestimated the rain here once. I won't be doing that again... It was kind of fun to run in a torrential tropical storm but I was absolutely soaked when I made it home.
The rain was warmer than the shower I had afterwards, and my shoes got a much needed wash.
So it wasn't all bad.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sports teams I like

With the principle of only supporting teams I have actually seen play, this is who I like...

Liverpool FC, first game in 1988. Most amazing night - 2005 if you listen carefully, amongst the cacophony at 9 seconds in is me losing the plot...

The first game I ever went to: Preston North End vs Chesterfield 1987, PNE's first game in the Barclay's Third Division after getting promoted. They had just signed Frank Worthington too...

Final score 0-1...

Germany

TSV 1860 M√ľnchen in 2004 against Hannover and they lost 0-2...
They got relegated that season and haven't got back up since. Fun day though, beer in the ground!

San Diego Padres - my new obsession following a 1-10 defeat to the Colorado Rockies in July... They've been pretty good since then though...


Where I live


Go past the gym, turn right at the pile of dirt, down a little hill, through some coffee plantations, turn left when you smell coriander, through the gate and into the first apartment....

Say hi to Steph...

In honour of Scott

I never understood the point of writing a blog, but Scott inspired me.

Plus I am a lazy person so this is a good way of staying in touch with people without writing loads of emails. So if you get an email from me, count yourself lucky...

So I am going to try to stick things on here that I like, that I do, that I see...

For example today I went for a run along the road to UPeace, halfway up one of the hills there was some kind of dead animal on the side and about 15 of these buzzard/vulture type birds that hang around here. Normally you only see them circling round in big spiral gangs but these ones had found something good to eat. I had to clap loudly to get them out of the road and even then they were pretty reluctant to leave the food behind.