Aristillus

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Smartest guy on the block

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I have been trying to broaden my horizons a bit recently, and taken lessons in paragliding, hang-gliding and flying. But the same issue came up when I was taking my driving lessons so many years ago.

My paragliding instructor asked me if I had to be “the smartest guy on the block”. He could tell I was an engineer, because I kept asking “why do I need to pull this lever?”. Apparently I am very clumsy just following instructions for which I don’t understand the underlying science.

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October 25, 2012 at 06:14

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Seattle

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It’s my first time in Seattle, and also my first time in Washington state but I feel right at home here. It’s a lot closer to Canada here (both geographically and culturally) than e.g. Texas and the weather is almost as bad as in the Netherlands at the moment.

Oh, and there are even more reruns of Frasier on local TV than I was expecting. I have yet to be invited to a dinner party. Apparently they are not as common as the series makes them out to be.

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January 23, 2011 at 17:57

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