torsdag 23 mars 2017

Flying home

 
The week in Hannover and the CeBIT17 exhibit is coming to an end. For me. It has been three days full of insights and food for thought, and I'll be spending some time at my desk at work to think about and reflecting on everything I've heard and seen this week. 

We've listened to some truly great keynote speakers today as well, and I'll write a blog entry about those tomorrow. So stay tuned (or read my tweets where most of the good ones are already published).

As we're heading back home tomorrow, just before lunch,  we won't have time to visit the exhibit before leaving. Instead we'll spend some time talking about everything we've heard and experienced here in Hannover and start the process of identifying and applying some of the insights useable in our line of business and make strategic plans for that, both for short- and long term.

But not now, I need to sleep. It's been a long day, with a lot of walking - over 17 000 steps. My body and mind need rest! 

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

onsdag 22 mars 2017

Keynote speakers at CeBIT17

Started off this day by working out in the hotel gym with my colleagues, a great start on a great day! 
 
Today I spent almost the entire day (except from some short breaks for food and such) listening to some of the many inspiring keynote speakers at CeBIT17 in Hannover. 

I've been writing tweets and posting snaps about this all day, so I'm not sure if I should bore you by repeating everything on the blog. But, I feel I must at least mention some of the keynotes speakers that really made an impression and gave me valuable insights and food for thought! 
 
I started the day with listening to Mikko Hyppönen, CRO for F-Secure, talking about cybercrime, "The Next Arms Race". And reminding us (or at least me) about the true dangers and threats reaching us through and against internet, and Internet of things.
 
I'm sorry about the bad quality of the pictures, but this early in the morning my arms were so shaky from the workout I could hardly lift them at all! 😂
The next speaker I want to mention, and yet again a truly great one, was Marcin Kleczynski! He's the CEO at Malwarebytes, and he talked about "The threat of global thermonuclear cyber warfare". His doomsday scenario is going after companies, one by one, and holding their revenue ransom. 
 
I was also very surprised to learn that you actually can go online buying ransomware, and that with a 24h support service for as little as $50. That's just crazy! Like your shopping for a dress or a new app for your iPhone!
 
I was also very glad to catch Karoli Hindricks. She's the CEO and founder of Jobbatical. She talked about "Future of work" and the millenials. Very interesting!
 
Last, but by no means least, the truly great Ray Kurzweil. He's one of the worlds most leading inventors, futurist, thinker and author. He talked about the future of IT tech and how it doubles in power each year. He says the next step in AI is to recreate the neocortex using computers and thereby creating AI stronger than the human brain. He also says you can't predict the future with linear thinking and that technology is growing and expanding because of the power of innovation. I could have listened to him all day! So going to buy at least one of his books!

This was only four of all the great speakers I listened to today, but I won't bore you with the rest this time. There's always tomorrow!

We're flying back home on Friday so tomorrow will be our last day at the exhibit! Looking forward to yet another day of great inspiration and insights!
 
Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

tisdag 21 mars 2017

15 000 steps

According to my IPhone app I've walked 15 000 steps today, which is kind of fantastic as I've been stuck at airports/on flights between 09,00-15,00. But, the CeBIT exhibit is huge, and we didn't take any of the shuttle buses that crosses the area continuesly. It felt good walking around after a day being stuck in a plane.

We're going back tomorrow and I'm guessing we'll be walking around just as much. I'll tell you more about the exhibit tomorrow. I'm off to bed now! 

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

måndag 20 mars 2017

Packing for Hannover

Tomorrow I'm leaving on a business trip to Hannover. We're visiting the CeBIT 2017 exhibition Tuesday through Friday and I'm so looking forward to it. It's going to be lots of fun! But, I really don't like packing, especially not for a trip where I'm only allowed to bring my bag as hand luggage. Of course I could check it in, but it's such a short trip and I should really be able to manage to keep it simple, right! Some dresses, shoes, workout clothes, my pjs and some underwear, that's it. Besides make up, shampoo and toothbrush and such. Sounds easy enough!
 
Well, this old lady is not known for being either simple or easy! 😂😂😂
The bag is packed, with too many dresses, but at least I will have a few to choose from! 😜
I'll start my CeBIT experience by listening to Edward Snowden, the great whistleblower, talking about "Datasecurity and Privacy in the Age of Surveillance". I'll tell you all about that tomorrow.

Laters babes! 

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

söndag 19 mars 2017

The face of laziness

This Sunday has been spent with me being way to lazy! And when I say lazy, I mean LaZyyYYy! I kind of gave laziness a face! But I don't really mind. I can even admit to being a lazy butt! It'll be a while before I can be lazy again, so I just went all in! 😜
 
I did leave the couch though! Apparently kids need food 😉 so I made lunch, and then I took mini me to her weekly tennis lesson and when getting back home I took care of the laundry and watered the plants. Before getting back on the couch! 😆

This is how I get when a) needing to relax both body and mind b) being lost in a book (wanting nothing more than to return into the world of words), and c) when I try to avoid doing what I really should be doing (which in this case would be writing). I'm a master of bad excuses! Or at least I think I am. My family and friends can see straight through them all, but still I try! Maybe someday I understand what would be the truly right thing to do and stop doing the opposite! But, for today, I just let laziness get its claws in me. Make no mistake though, I enjoyed every minute of it! 🙊

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

lördag 18 mars 2017

You are my favourite

It's Saturday! My favourite day of the week! First morning of the week when you can linger in bed and just enjoy the fact that you woke up without the alarm ringing in your ears! 
 
Mini me has been at her best friends house all day so I've been spending my day alone. Well, besides meeting up with my sister and her daughters for lunch and some coffee and cake.

I'm leaving for Hannover on Tuesday morning to attend the CeBit Exhibition, and I had to do some last minute shopping for the trip so I stayed at the mall as my sister left. And for once I made a really great bargain! I found an Ilse Jacobsen dress on sale that will look great when attending the exhibit, and I didn't even have to pay a third of its original price! I wear a lot of dresses, it's my preferred choice of office wear, and this one will look great both at work and when going to dinner. I'll be sure to post a picture of it when wearing it next.

I'm not the only one in the family who enjoys a lazy day on the couch (if I had the time I would spend more lazy days there)! Nowadays Charlie the cat seems to want to lay either on me or right beside me as soon as I sit down on the couch.
 
He's so cute! ❤

In less then a month I'm celebrating my birthday. I have to admit I'm not as happy about celebrating that as I once was, merely because I don't want to age as fast as I do. I know, there's nothing to do about that, other than just accepting the inevitable! Well, well! Let's focus on the fun things about celebrating your birthday then. Like receiving gifts! 😜 This year I've decided to wish for a new clock! I love Thomas Sabo jewellery, and I'm totally in love with his Karma Clock! 
 
The picture is borrowed from www.thomassabo.com

So, blink blink, anyone feeling up to giving me this beauty on my birthday? 😜
I would love to accompany the clock with some karma pearls too like in this amazing picture (borrowed as well).
 
Now you know! Tip of the day! 😉

Now I'm going back to my cuddles with Charlie the cat!

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

fredag 17 mars 2017

Good girl

It's Friday and I'm tucked up on the couch feeling very happy and relaxed. It's been a good day at work and I ended it by going to the gym with one of my girlfriends. So now my muscles are feeling comfortably, but yet exhaustedly, weak as I lay here on the couch eating some snacks. It's a great feeling! 👌🏻
I manage to get bleeding blisters on both feet yesterday when working out with my new running shoes on. But I used my old ones at the gym today so I made it work without too much pain.
 
I've always had strong legs, and I guess it has to do with my 15 years playing soccer. But two days with workouts obviously makes even strong legs shiver with exhaustion. 🙊
 
But I took good care of them when I got back home! The legs. A hot bubble bath and then some stretching. I'll be kind to them tomorrow, just taking them on a power walk before resting them as I continue on working with my book project. 

Hope you all have a great Friday! 

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

torsdag 16 mars 2017

Best friends

I'm so happy to have these amazing people in my life, my bff's. They're not many, I've told you this before. They're not more than I can count using all my fingers. Actually you might even have enough fingers for that counting one hand. Most of them I've known for years and years, one as long as 35 years back. I feel both proud and humble to even be considered as being one of their close friend. It means the world to me. I know I can always count on them to be there to catch me should I fall! And they love me unconditionally, as do I them! ❤

Tonight one of them made me workout while getting together! And tomorrow another one of them will too! Friends that train together stay together, right?! 😜
 
My back needs this, and my mind too I presume, so although having a really tired body (but happy) tomorrow night, I will be truly greatful for my friends dragging me to the gym! 🙏🏻

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

onsdag 15 mars 2017

Back pains

I've been suffering from back pains off and on since the pregnancy with my daughter five years back. I've been to the chiropractor, my doctor and my physiotherapist more times than I can count, and I've even had an X-ray done, showing som slightly compressed discs in my upper back. The doctor and others all say the same thing - work out and the pain will go away. A great reason if any for me to workout and to strengthen my core. No one wants to live with pain! But, being a lazy ass (yes, I'm allowed to call my self that, but you are not), when the pain goes away my reason for working out seems to be lost too. Which means the pain returns with a vengeance! I get so mad with myself when this happens! Why can't I just continue on with the workouts? 

My back pain is really bad right now (because of me being lazy), so I'm starting back up with the training. Fortunate for me I have at least two friends that's going to bug me about this, and force me to the gym. Literally! Dragging me with them! One being a personal trainer, and that is more than fortunate for me! He's also one of my best friends and he doesn't except my bad and lame excuses. So tomorrow I'll start up my healthy living again, working out at least 4 times a week. 
I know this might sound contradicted, but when the pain is at its worst, I don't want to work out although knowing it will make it better. When that pain sets in all I want to do is lay down on the couch with pillows behind my back because that's the only time I'm released from the pain. Standing, walking/running, sitting or laying flat on my back; all hurts. I have a prescription for really strong painkillers, but I've never used them. I do take regular ones, mostly when I'm off to bed, but I'm afraid to get hooked on the strong ones. And I'd rather not eat painkillers at all. They only take away the symptoms after all, not the reason for the pain. So I'll do my best to prove to my body that I don't need painkillers, just the workout, and this time I'll try not to give up the exercises as the pain goes away. I'll keep at it! 👍🏻😊

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

tisdag 14 mars 2017

Happy heart

I've been feeling super happy today for seemingly no reason at all. It's been like when you were a child and woke up on the morning of your birthday, before your family had woken you up with cake and gifts. When you still lay in bed smiling and waiting for them to enter your room to "wake you up" singing while you pretended to still be asleep! Except for the fact that I'm not a child, that it's not my birthday and that I'm not having either cakes or gifts given to me today. But, still as happy as if! And enjoying the feeling as much as I can! 😜🙌🏻
 
And I'm still convinced that your smile is important, potentially life changingly important, to someone. Known or unknown! So keep smiling! If your heart is happy, let it show! Share it! Sharing is caring, right?! And this world need smiles! And caring! And love! 

And let's start a trend! #bubblebathtuesdays 🛁 A bubble bath makes most people happy! 😉❤

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss