When we go on a road trip, we always bring Eddie Veder's CD :
1. Setting Forth
2. No Ceiling
3. Far Behind
5. Long Nights
7. Hard Sun
9. The Wolf
10. End of tha Road
As soon as we're driving in no man's land, we put it on... These songs really affect you at a soul level. It's a true work of art. And it's one of the rare existential experiences you'll ever have. Seriously.
1. delivery menus 2. opening hours (bank, veterinary...) 3. names of drugs against ticks and fleas and dogworms if needed 4. list of guests (when we plan a party) 5. emergency phone numbers 6. and a bunch of other phone numbers 7. last dental appointments 8. postal prices 9. trash pickup schedules 10. meter readings
I work in many different journals at the same time : 1. my two regular art journals (a square one and a rectangular one) where I work fast (mostly brainstorming what I did/see/heard that day)
2. a simple baby book I'm making with big events in Margot's life (pages are a lovely vintage brown)
3. my big book of ideas where I glue things that I find inspiring (great source of inspiration to turn too!)
4. my little book of quotes
5. my black and white sketchbook
and... some scrapbooks, my little book of techniques, my moleskine travel journal (you know that one now), my book of lists (yes, you heard me right : just lists), one with my favorite recipes, my home planner (next friday, I'll make a list of what's in that one :)
I wish you all a wonderful week-end. Later today we are going to drive to The Hague. Not to see Ratko Mladic's trial, but to spend the next two days with my mother.
At 4 am, I had to go get a lady at the ER of an other hospital and bring her back to Charleroi's ICU, since our hospital is an academic neurosurgery center. We drove two hours, one way and back. She was stable. She fell down the stairs. She had : 1. a left sub dural haematoma, 2. a left cortical petechial hemorrhage, 3. a right conjonctival haemorrhage, 4. a right clavicle fracture, 5. multiple rib fractures, 6. and some pulmonary contusions.
I just became 32 years old last month and these already changed the world (random order) : 1. the fall of Berlin wall 2. the digital revolution 3. the end of the soviet union 4. internet 5. the Gulf war 6. the Eurosystem 7. new concepts such as 'global warming', 'renewable energies' and 'fair trade' 8. the destruction of the World Trade Center 9. the end of Apartheid 10. the death of Michael Jackson 11. HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy) to prevent death from AIDS 12. the subprimes crisis in USA 13. the forced out presidency of Ben Ali 14. tsunamis
like an angry owl. I am sick of studying. After 7 years of medical school, you are officially an MD. You start to work. You hope you're done with finals. But heck no. I've choosen to become a gastroenterologist. It is 6 more years. After the first 3, you must pass that internal medicine board exam. It'll be next monday, may the 2nd. So, for this week's list, I made a list of tags :
And Margot is going to stay at her grandmother's for the entire weekend.
It'll be bright and sunny the whole time.
And i'll have to wait a whole 50 hours to see her again.
1. curtains in the guest room 2. that poster I received years ago (representing a baby girafe) 3. a ceiling light in the living room 4. a coat rack in the hall 5. a picture collage in M's room 6. the phone, when it's an annoying survey call
I did it : 1. in the bus 2. in the car 3. in the bathrooms of a mall 4. in a fitting room at an H&M store 5. at the rug department of an IKEA store 6. on the steps in front of the Brussels's city hall 7. at my mother-in-law's apartment 8. in the train and the airplane ... breastfeed of course! What where you thinking? Oh oh oh! You naughty girls! Ahhhhhhhhhh... Spring is finally here. That explains it :)
1. kitten postcards 2. refreshing towels 3. the little mermaid Panini stickers 4. perfume samples 5. everything about the former band "Take That" (Robiiiiiiiiie!) I know, I know, I was only 15. 6. pink shells
Right now, I am in Mauritius Island. It is not far away from the Comoros Island where I've lived until I was 8 years old. I promise to post plenty of pictures and some pages of my travel journal when I'll be back in Belgium. For now, you'll just have to do with a list : 13 are the mosquito bites I have on my legs 39 rupees is what an euro is worth 10,5 hours is the flight time between France and Mauritius Island 150 is the number of times I've picked up Margot's bottle after she dropped it this week 4 are the different Punjabis clothes I bought to myself 11 are the times my mother had to go to the bathroom today 25 is the sun protection factor of my sun cream 4 are the sea urchins I ate today 5 are the blisters on my feet 15 are the meters between my hotel room and the indian ocean
2 déc. 2009 : Ca m'a fait diablement plaisir d'entendre ta voix, jme sens un peu seul pr l'instant. J'espère k'on pourra se voir en décembre. A bientot, bisous! 25 fev. 2010 : Une petite caresse a margaux bisou mimi 20 mars 2010 : courage! 28 avril 2010 : Joyeux anniversaire! On t'appelle ce soir! Bisous bisous! Ronan et Valé 24 juin 2010 : Felicitations 26 juin 2010 : Moi plus 12 sept. 2010 : Oui je suis tellement heureux de vivre à vos côtés! Bisous papa 12 sept. 2010 : Dis à Fa que the 3 days rule a fonctionné...Il vient d envoyer sms pour aller au ciné. Enfin mais vraiment je ne suis pas certaine q j lui plaise. On verra. Besos 18 sept. 2010 : Hola...on se vu jeudi...et hier on a dormi ensemble. On a pas 'finalisé' mais c'était très bien. Le truc est q j ne sais vraiment pas ce q ça va donner. J suis au labo jai plein d boulot, as tu demain un moment pour papoter? Dis moi quand t sera tranquille et j tappelle. Besos 18 oct. 2010 : Nat: jai finalement rendu ma thèse!!!
79 is the mean age on my ward this week. 534 are the digits at the end of my license plate. 30 are the minutes it took me to make my meat loaf yesterday. 2,50 euros is the price for a bowl at the salad bar. 14 are the days remaining before I'm on holidays! 15 is the number of blogs I am following with google reader. 11.572 are the kilometers separating me from my best friend who lives in Chile. 2000 are the liters of fuel we ordered this week. 21 is the fraction of oxygen we are breathing. 19 are the rentals remaining on my video store's subscription. 40 grams is the amount of fish Margot will eat today.