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Apparently this business of beer tent brawls at the Nijmegen March is an ongoing thing, as chronicled by Jimbo at Blackfive, who also includes other accounts of drunken beatdowns from around the world. (Jules Crittenden). My own experience covers only one evening in the beer tent at Nijmegen, but it was a doozy, featuring a female Swedish civil defense trooper with J-cups, the requisite drunken Brits, stupid Frenchmen, and sundry other NATO contingents who were bent on proving that the only people West Europeans hate worse than the Germans were the French.

Closer to home, I got a good night's sleep and woke up before the alarm in time to kill the radio before Garrison Keillor polluted my morning. Breakfast and lunch were prepared, and while I was doing that I also burned a new CD since the old ones are becoming dull from repetition - and besides, I wanted a disc with no sad or angsty songs on it.

Vertigo - U2
Never Been To Spain - Three Dog Night
Room At The Top - Adam Ant
Success Story - The Who
Dance Hall Days - Wang Chung
Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet
Turning Japanese - The Vapors
Sister Havana - Urge Overkill
When Love Comes To Town - U2
She's The One - Bruce Springsteen
Running Down A Dream - Tom Petty
Picking Up The Signal - Son Volt
Lucretia My Reflection - Sisters of Mercy OK, this one's iffy.
Skydiver - Schtum
Job 15:7-9 - Gee As In Jesus This and the following song MUST be played in sequence. :D
Jesus Is The Answer- Gee As In Jesus
This Will Be My Year - Semisonic
A Place In The Sun - Pablo Cruise
Celebrate - Three Dog Night
We're An American Band - Grand Funk Railroad

I'm happy with it; less so with the lunch. Last night's bread turned out a little too moist but at the same time too crumbly to make good sandwich bread, so I wound up mixing some tuna salad that I could eat with a fork. That was okay, though the eggs (done at the last minute) weren't completely hard-boiled and the onion flakes seem to have dried out the mix more than I would have liked. Ah, well, it's just fuel, but one prefers it to taste and feel better...and speaking of which, I should have buttered the bread. Next time I'll know better.

The legs continue to improve; the left leg has completely dried up, and the right leg is slowly healing. I'm going to pick up some of the J&J surgical sponges on the way home at Walgreens, and some of the Telfa non-stick pads as well since I'm nearly out of those. I was experiencing some twinges of pain in the right leg, but I smeared a mess of triple antibiotic on it this morning and that seems to have taken care of it.

Currently re-reading The Clan Corporate and The Killer Angels...and since the client isn't cooperating, I guess I'll do this the hard way.

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phoenixalpha
Feb. 14th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
The story about the beer tent is one of my most favorite stories that I heard as a child. And it still gets a good laugh.
wombat_socho
Feb. 14th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
It's a classic, all right. That whole trip to Nijmegen was full of lulz and win.
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