Jumble of Thoughts 012

I think I might be coming down with something. I got a light headache this afternoon and my temperature is raised, not much, but still. Plus I’m feeling weirdly groggy and will head off to bed soon in hopes to be able to sleep this off.

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12 years ago I graduated with a degree in town and regional planning, but I never had a job in this field afterwards, but went into the political business. So to speak. Now I’m working in public administration and more or less accidently have assignments which deals with town planning issues. Weird how I came full circle.

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I watched “Django Unchained” last night and I kind of liked it. I wouldn’t say “enjoyed” it, because there was too much violence to call it enjoyable. And I’m not even talking about all the splattering blood, because that was to be expected. But the violence towards the slaves, the abuse, the torture and the monstrous killing really got under my skin.

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Deciding to use my commute to listen to Outlander might have been the best decision so far for this year :-) At least the prospect of 45 uninterrupted minutes with Jamie and Claire make me more willing to leave my apartment every morning to get into my car (and drive to work).

Outlander Chronicles 2013
Day 015 |Audiobook: Outlander, Part 3 | 04:42:00 – 06:23:00
Early chapter 28: Kisses and Drawers

The basics…
Claire decides to stay in the 18th century and Jamie takes her to Lallybroch, where they meet Jenny and Ian (and wee Jamie) and quickly find their place in the running of a large estate. There are a lot of great moments between Jamie and Jenny, Claire and Ian and even a cute one with Jamie and wee Jamie. Too many to mention them all in details…

Things Jamie said…
“I said ‘Lord, if I’ve never had courage in my life before, let me have it now. Let me be brave enough not to fall on my knees and beg her to stay. [….] Hardest thing I ever did, Sassenach. [….] So now I suppose I can do the second-hardest thing. We’re going home, Sassenach. To Lallybroch.”

[All quotes from “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon, Copyright© 1991 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.] 

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