It’s been a few weeks since I posted, and it’s been a few months since I’ve posted anything about what I’m actually up to. Here’s some highlights:
- I went with Amelie to Megacon, a geekery convention that happens each year in Orlando. If you search this blog for Megacon, you’ll see my photos from several previous years. Yes, I took hundreds of pictures this year as well, but I haven’t had a chance to sort them yet. We saw Shatner and George Takei, Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, Ming Na Wen and John Barrowman, Kevin Conroy and a whole bunch of Harry Potter actors. Almost all of these people were hilarious.
- I attended some meetings in Zurich for my job, which meant I got to have a brief visit back to Regensburg. I took many photos of basically all the same things I took pictures of while I lived there, out of a sense of nostalgia.
- On that same trip, I convinced my colleagues to stop for lunch in Vaduz, Liechtenstein on the way to Zurich. This is my 28th country visited.
- I had minor surgery on my left shoulder two and a half weeks ago, to remove a fatty tumor called a lipoma. Lipomas are generally soft, benign, and painless, and doctors usually leave them alone unless they’re impeding your mobility or causing discomfort. My lipoma had grown to a rather large size, and was located in a place that did actually cause me some discomfort. It was also growing- the surgeon who removed it said that it was about the size of a grapefruit, but not entirely round. Amelie and I named it Lumpy. The surgery was very fast, but it prevented me from working out or lifting anything heavy for a while.
- We’ve been to quite a few good movies and concerts in the last few months, including Bernadette Peters and Florence & The Machine. I enjoyed Captain America: Civil War and the Jungle Book, and I was extremely annoyed with Batman vs. Superman.
- The doctor told me today that I can do normal workouts again, which is great, because I just purchased a new Fitbit. I had a Fitbit One throughout my time living in Europe, and I rather enjoyed seeing how much walking I was doing. The one I purchased now is the Charge HR model, which does everything the One did, plus it monitors my heart rate and has a nifty wrist-band. Also, Fitbit users can friend each other to compete or encourage each other to be active. The “taunt” function is kind of fun. If you have a Fitbit and you want to add me, use stevenglassman42 at gmail.
- I finally got around to putting this little fellow on my car. He’s been on my desk for something like two months:
What have you been up to?