Saturday, December 31, 2005

How Much Reading is Enough?

On the left is the pile of reading on mydesk - I have to do.

I write - ‘I have to do’ - because there are tons of papers, books reports that need attention – yet I write this blog – great escape!

End of 2005

We are getting ready for a quiet low-key affair for this evening.

Friday, December 30, 2005

2005 ends - A torrid affair

It's December 30, 2005 - Watch the sea.

The surf. The sand. Boogie boarding like a maniac – nearly killed myself - twice – but – wow! the thrill of falling off the peak of a wave and picking up speed to ride ahead of a wave is unmatched even by skiing (yet to try parachuting).

Each wave is a mystery you won’t know what it is like until you jump on it. How will it take you? You have to learn how to wait for waves too. Patience in getting the right ones with enough power and forego those with less muscles. The sea has to be respected (a platitude?) - innocuous waves hide a major rip in their wave that takes you off your feet – the two times that I was wiped out happened close to the shore when I relaxed and thought I was in control. Never against the sea. Got a major wok out on the shoulders and legs too.

Tomorrow the forecast is for an unbearable 40 degrees Celsius! – For those recalcitrant still using the archaic Fahrenheit range…no idea - it’s fucking hot.