Effects of the digital world on young people

Here is a random brain dump I commented on a post by Clive Murphie on Facebook.

I think most peoples fears of the digital world are misplaced. Younger folk are much more sociable than our generations ever were. Their opportunities to create and share art work are improved through the ability to share what they create, along with opportunities to learn and compare from others. If anyone wants to learn how to cook something, they can just look it up online; this can lead to much more interesting and varied food as people take all sorts of recipes from around the world and vary them up. Creating professional level music is now trivial, whereas in the past it was basically impossible for most due to the huge costs involved. A problem I see is sports, as there’s a little less pressure to do exercise due to the lack of boredom; but this is somewhat tempered by the improved sharing of information regarding fitness and well-being that young folk get through digital means.

New exercise regime

Getting frustrated for 30 mins, followed by aggressively storming around the house in a huff for 10 mins. After a short break, I will continue with 10 mins of aggressively bashing my head against something solid, finished off with 15 mins of heavy sighing and stretching my neck whilst staring forlornly at the floor.

Originally posted on a post at https://www.facebook.com/wittywittyt/posts/10159231732874048?comment_id=10159233595939048

chill shop

My local chilli shop got fresh chillis in.
I bought a big selection of them 😀

I said to the guy at the shop “will this burn my mouth out if I try to eat it on my way home?” and pointed to the least spicy one I bought (can’t remember the name, but it was something less spicy than a jalepno). He laughed and said it’s probably okay because he is able to eat a whole one himself without it being too painful. So I chomped down on the end of it … nothing …. chomped through the rest of it. Meh. Nothing. Anticlimactic.

So I reached into the box and pulled out a lemon habanero and thought … well, last one was nothing, so lets try this …
I chomped down the end of it … mmmm, nice and warm … chomp chomp chomp …. chomp chomp chomp … burning …

BURNNINGGGGG

I ran into a shop for emergency water lol!
I stopped at another shop for two ice creams a few minutes afterwards:D

Lesson of the day .. lemon habanero’s are quite hot and not meant to be eaten like a carrot. They do taste damn nice and I’m now basking in the warm sweaty burning afterglow of this experience.

I still have two remaining lemon habanero chillis. The back one is resting on a ghost chilli and in the foreground is the wrinkled prune like texture of the carolina reaper which is sitting their taunting me. At the top is the one I can’t remember the name of, on the right is a scorpion chilli and on the left is a cayanne pepper.

EASY Grunewald loop hike

We start at S Grunewald at 11:00am (look for the mob of hikers standing outside the station), then head straight into the forest. We meander our way through the forest, over Teufelsberg, then head down the hill to the der Havel river, and follow the coast for a bit.

Weather permitting, we will stop by the waters edge for a swim and/or lunch – probably for around an hour depending on weather and group preferences.

From there, we head along the coast a little further, then up the hill to a biergarten (potentially for a beer if it’s open), before heading back into the forest (on a different route) back to S-Grunewald. Any hikers wanting to relax at the end of the trip, should join is in one of the cafes at the end point for a beer/cake/dinner.

Here is the rough route we are following in GPX,
KML and map formats.

Details:

Meeting point: Grunewald S-Bahn station (the mob of hikers should be easy to find

Start time: 11:00am sharp
Finish time: No idea, but probably before 17:00

Distance: ~18 km +/- 5 km (it should be close to 18 km, but I haven’t measured it)

Bring: A good attitude 😀

Cost: Being stuck hiking with an idiot like me 😛

Cancellation: The trip will be happening rain, hail or snow 😀 Remember to change your RSVP if you want to pull out.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Note that attendance is entirely at your own risk.

Please follow all corona-friendly rules/laws when travelling to/from and during the hike. If you turn up sick, be prepared to have stuff thrown at you.

Would you like to organise a hike? If so, please get in touch! We always love to have new organisers, and if you aren’t sure what is required, just ask and we are happy to provide assistance with anything you may like to know.

Müggelsee loop hike

We’re going on a pleasant walk through the beautiful forests around Müggelsee. We will stop somewhere for a swim/picnic. The route is in a loop for those wanting to cycle to the start point to avoid public transport. Most of the route will be under tree cover to keep us cool in this crazy heat 😀

Details:
Start: S Berlin-Friedrichshagen (accessed via S3 from Ostkreuz)
Finish: S Berlin-Friedrichshagen
Distance: ~16 km (+/- 4 km)
Speed: Slow and probably stopping for swimming, picnic etc.
Bring: Food for lunch, water, swimming clothes (optional) and a positive attitude 😀
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Note that attendance is entirely at your own risk.

The route:
We start at the S Berlin-Friedrichshagen station at 11:00am (can be reached via the S3 which leaves from S Ostkreuz), then meander our way to the Spree where we take a tunnel underneath the water, then walk alongside Müggelsee, before ascenting to the top of Kleiner Müggelberg, then over to Müggelturm (an old East German viewing platform). If time permits we will then visit Teufelssee (the Müggelberg one), otherwise we will head directly over to the local mountain bike track where there is a nice view of the area south of Müggelsee, then onto the Fernsehturm Müggelberge (a TV tower) and then up to Großer Müggelberg, the largest natural “mountain” in Berlin. From there we descend towards Müggelsee again where we will look for a suitable place top stop for lunch and a swim. How long we will stay for swimming is unclear; it depends somewhat on weather, swimming conditions etc. Anyone who doesn’t want to stick around is welcome to head off early (the route back to the S-Bahn station is very easy to follow).

Please follow all corona-friendly rules/laws when travelling to/from and during the hike. If you turn up sick, be prepared to have stuff thrown at you.

Would you like to organise a hike? If so, please get in touch! We always love to have new organisers, and if you aren’t sure what is required, just ask and we are happy to provide assistance with anything you may like to know.