13 March 2013

Papal election!

“Black smoke emerges from Sistine Chapel indicating there is still no decision for a pope after second and third round ballots” reports CNN.
Where is the Florida Supreme Court when you really need it? ๐Ÿ™‚

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10 March 2013

Watch for the watch!!

Daylight savings time – it means I get to reset all those fancy watches Sharmila has bought to match all her fancy clothes. (and yes, I once again cut my nails the previous day ๐Ÿ™ ). So, there is this particularly nice watch of hers that I had not seen before- and I mentioned to her that it looked really beautiful.

Apparently, she has had it for more than six months and she has worn it many times when we have gone out. In fact, she talked about specific people who had commented on how much they liked the watch. Well, I don’t notice these things anyways – so that did not surprise me.

Here is what did surprise me – as I attempted to reset the watch, I realized that it was already showing the correct time – post daylight saving time! And it is a mechanical watch – which means that when she bought it, it came with DST time set. So, all these days the watch has been showing the wrong time! She did not notice!!!

And all those retinue of friends of hers who admired her watch never cared to look at the time it was showing!!! Nice!!! Why the watch companies bother advertising “precision time” and “atomic clock”, I will never understand. I guess that is why we have iPhones to check the time ๐Ÿ™‚ One of these days, I am going to remove the battery and see if (not when) she notices!!!

9 March 2013

Long run!

This year’s longest run – 13K (a little over 8M). How I long for those long 20 mile Saturday runs. Looks like my lower calf muscles are not ready yet. Hopefully by this year end….

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8 March 2013

One more cold run

Quick 5K run in sub-zero Milton. Now enjoying the beautiful early morning with my Starbucks sitting outside in 28 degrees. Beautiful birds chirping all over. You can spot one particularly garrulous one on the left top branch of this tree!!!


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7 March 2013

Facebook account

This morning, as I was getting ready to leave for my run, I offered to drop Nikita at school on the way. Sharmila looked at me quizzically – I guess she wanted to know why this change of routine today. Honestly, for me, it was a spur of the moment thing. But I offered that I had recently read that we should spend twice the time and half the money with our kids. And for good measure threw in that I also read it should be the opposite with wives (twice the money and half the time). She just walked away shaking her head ๐Ÿ™‚
Nikita, who by now had finished tying up her shoelaces, had this advice for her mom – “We should really cancel his Facebook account” ๐Ÿ™‚ Touchรฉ!!

6 March 2013

Sad state!

The Gallup report on happy/sad (well being) index of states is out.
Montana is way up there! 6th happiest state!! Evidently all the three citizens of Montana are very happy with their lot.
And my home state Georgia is surrounded by chronically depressed people – Tennessee #47, Alabama #45, South Carolina #40 !! So much of Georgia is explained by the company we keep. No wonder it drives us to fry even our healthy food like green tomatoes ๐Ÿ™‚

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