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Published: October 30th 2019
Day 53, 17.05.19. Friday.
Been a while since I wrote something, I've decided to try to write less days to limit the repeating thoughts and stuff that happens and write more each time instead.
My friend didn't make it 😞 he made a mistake of some kind when it came to his thesis so he had to delay his presentation for a while longer. But he told me his best bet was the first week in June, so now we've agreed to meet up at Finnskogen(Finnforest). I was there a month by myself in 2011 before I went to Sweden to play poker at a casino in Gøteborg, just to check out how I was doing live instead of offline, after a couple weeks I found out I could actually make money on it if I didn't tip people so much. Not so much profit online, in fact repeatedly getting beaten by 1-4 outs when it mattered made me very sceptical of internet poker and the companies. Oh yes the largest ones if not all of them had to undergo a third party investigation some years ago, but there is always ways of concealing faul play, so I don't
play online any more. There is of cource the chance of a live company collaborating with criminals to increase profit, but it's rare and they are usually caught fairly quickly.
Anyway haven't found any more gold here so it's probably another river that contains it, or it might be an old deposit, or just a small quartz-vein in the middle of the stream that releases some tiny bits now and then. I'm not gonna chase it any more, been panning at least 200 pans and got only 3 small flakes in this area. I have ambitions to check out finnforest a lot more, like 20 pans a day and very thourough, strategic. I'm going to find it, one day. The motherload! Even though it's fun, I'm getting really tired of panning as well so it's time for a break from all that nonsense and start taking more pictures 😊
Nowadays it's a major amount of pollen from the spruce and pine, I've actually never seen so much released at the same time and I've been a lot out in the forest througout the years. This morning it was ridiculus, got out of my tent and looked around, when
I turned around and checked out the horizon towards the hills to the north, it looked like fog at a distance but it was all pollen. Like clouds, only yellow-ish. After just a few minutes outside I noticed I had a thin layer of yellow dust on my wind-jacket. So now I'm having serious trouble with my allergy again, my eyes itch and I'm sniffling and sneezing all the time to the point where my nose is starting to get sore from all the rubbing and wiping. You probably know the feeling when you're so tired of sneezing and sniffling you start to make agonizing sounds because you're so exhausted by it :D As I also see the weather forecast I think this is a good day to get so drunk that I am hangover the next two days at least, I'm trying to be careful with alcohol since it produces nothing good in high amounts. But I'm making an exeption today 😉 Tomorrow will be a mild hell on earth again, in addition to the degrees below zero. So staying in my tent for a couple days, while I bore myself half to death seems like a good idea.
I'm pessimistically tired of the spring weather as of today, it's May and it's still snowing and hailing sometimes. April was one of the best I've experienced but May turns out to be a party-pooper like none before.
One of the better days I managed to get a couple photos of a cool dude with an incredible artificial pond that he created a couple years ago, it's teeming with life of all sorts, from moskito-larva, tadpoles, water-beetles and dragonflies to the IUCN's redlisted salamander the common newt. I congratulated his work and told him to keep up with his hobby and that the world need more people like him, small ponds like his attracts all sorts of vulnerable species and contributes to the natural diversity in a small way but by no means insignificant. And that's very important as we continue to suppress habitats. It's maybe not so noticable in areas that usually stay the same due to the population not being so high, but the vicinities of big cities is where the focus should be in preservation of nature and vulnerable species. His passion for the wild isn't only limited to the pond, but he has quite an
Cool dude, I can't say how impressed I was about his pond and garden.
amazing garden as well and is cultivating a whole range of food plants. I would mention his name as he gave me the permission to do so, but I've decided not to do so, in favor of protecting his privacy as I will with everyone I meet.
I've also decided not to reveal the names of the people working at the diner Huldrekroa, if they want to they can tell it themselves. I'm still feeling lucky about being a customer here, given that they have time, they listen to my blabble and chat a bit with me. I always have a great feeling when leaving 😊 A few times they also give me a treat and I have a tendency to forget to order white and red sauce with the pizza's I'm ordering, I get that too with no extra charge. But my integrity is at best extreme, so I pay them back in one way or another, like tips when they don't see me tipping or demanding that I pay for the extra I was given at other days. The girls are really something, the one I like the most has driven me as well to my camp
The artificial pond of his creation, amazing!
about a week earlier and as absentminded as I am I ran off with one of her white sauces. I thought to myself; "I didn't order two white sauces, so how is it that I have two here in my tent?" When I realized I made a mistake, I couldn't just stroll in where she lived, even though I knew that, and give it back like I took it as an awkward excuse to see her!
Yeah, the reason I think that way is the fact that similar situations earlier in my life have so many times produced the exact same negative response in people as I was afraid she then would have, and why bother when the result of the risk taken is not positive the overwhelming majority of the time? She is in a relationship so I'm forcing myself to respect that, nomatter how much I like her. Too bad really, it feels like it to me that she's something special. One of a thousand.
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