Working my behind off, as the colloquialism goes. Teaching a BA course, following an MA course, and running one's own company leave little time for anything else. Fortunately, my teachers (and colleagues) are wonderful people: the kind of phlegmatic, inquisitive, open-minded fellows you'd hope to find at every university (if only).
The rest of the university is, of course, a bureaucratic mess. I've been working there for a month and still don't have a contract, so at the moment I survive on food stamps (just kidding). Ender, my cat, is having a hard time making the transition. He's used to me being at home almost all the time. Now, I'm suddenly gone four days a week. He ate the flowers I got as a present for completing the Dam to Dam run.
That's right, I completed the 10 mile run last Sunday. My time was 1.28.02, which is better than I'd expected, but not as good as I'd hoped. The fact that the first 5 kilometres took me more time than the last 5 indicates it was rather busy: about 30,000 people participated. Add to that the fact that some of the streets we had to go through were quite narrow, and you can imagine there were a few bottlenecks en route.
Anyway, here's some pictures from my Garmin running watch:
That's it for now. I may post a rant about the Dutch healthcare system later this weekend, as a survey amongst expats living here generally disprove of Dutch GP's (and rightfully so), but then again, I may not. I've exceeded several deadlines and I will try to do some catching up this weekend.