Lucked out, won the sauna league (we play doubles squash without a/c & no fans. 80% humidity & 85F heat = heat index 97F) again this year. I seem to be one the few, who isn’t concerned by the humidity during sport. It’s there, but doesn’t affect my game; though it may limit the hours I play. Second year, with same partner Winning! Maybe I should pickup that hot yoga...
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After some busy work, found a new dealer. Already more responsive than previous. They also have good, recent recommendations. Also going to a auto body shop not directly related to a dealership, but with some MINI work in the past. Need to get this thing fixed & in good condition, as it has a good net value. Then I can trade it in soon for something more reliable.
joebeard replied to your post: I tend to pick auto dealerships based on their… Has your mini ownership experience been that bad?? When I initially picked them, they had the best reviews in a 50 mile radius of my home. Since then, they were sold to a conglomerate of dealerships from out of the area. The service has been downhill since then. They’ve completed some improvements to the...
I tend to pick auto dealerships based on their service record. but when they get bought out, there service goes to crap & then I’m stuck dealing with them(for the free services), I start counting my days till I rid myself of the car
"The quietest people have the loudest minds."
On the one hand, experience had taught me that situations of crisis appear more...– The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski
This age-old system of paths explains why people here are still in the habit of...– The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Took my car in for inspection today. Procrastinated till the 2nd to last day of the month to get it completed. During the review, my mechanic noticed pooling of oil on the engine, low oil & limited lifeline in the brakes. I had taken my car in for it’s 30,000 mile service on the 1st of the month. During which time several items were checked, of which 2 should’ve been fixed &...
The Whiteboard: Why is Greece such a big deal? →
paddyhirsch: @thekarenforeman tweeted me today, asking if I could explain why Greece is so important to the world economy. A good question, to which people have given a wide variety of answers. On the one hand, some people reckon Greece should be cut loose and allowed to default. At the opposite end of…
as the 4th of July holiday beckons...
For years my family would venture off for an extended holiday weekend. Mostly it was Cape Cod (East Orleans), sometimes Maine & few times the New Jersey shore. In the last 10 years families have grown & dispersed, thus sadly we no longer partake in these journeys. July 4th, like Thanksgiving, is a true American family/friends holiday. I find it best to stay home (in the US) if...
Fitness Training Day #36
Today was mostly strength training, as the last session was fitness & cardiovascular. Which oddly & greatly wasn’t that difficult. Mostly chest & back exercises with a few arm muscle exercises as well. Amazingly today was the 1st time ever I was capable of doing more than 3 pull-ups. I’ve always been more into sports with more leg strength than upper body. My trainer did...
….with no particular goal. Having one is generally deemed a good thing,...– The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski
jesuisperdu: Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts ...
Every women deserves a man who looks at her every...
I’ve been watching a lot of WW II movies recently. No particular reason, more so older films & that’s what’s catches my eye. What’s interesting is how most them are set during war time, usually about an embellished mission (that may or may not be true). There’s glimpses of reason for the war, but most follow the storyline of the mission. These movies of late,...
needcaffeine: Diplomat’s Son - Vampire Weekend ...
Rule Number One: Be Yourself.
flyoungfellow: Rule Number Two: Never Break Rule Number One
Bugler’s Holiday This recording is of the...
Belated Royal Wedding Notes
I’ve finally found the time today, to watch the Royal Wedding of Kate & William. [I was in California at a wine event on the day of the wedding.] Just some notes that I wish to keep on it. Love the trees in the abbey. The green helps to contrast the grayness of the abbey. Plus symbolized life & growth interesting how the seats/pews face the path & not the altar. Centotaph -...
at bar tonight, amazed by how few people had heard of Death Cab for Cutie. WTH I was middle of the pack on age, & still more up to date.
China frees dissident Hu Jia →
aljazeera: Hu was imprisoned for criticising human rights conditions in China ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Seems odd that China is releasing all these dissidents. There must have been some bargaining from other countries for them.
In times past, when people wandered the world on foot, rode on horseback, or...– The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Parties & Dress Codes (clipped from the FT)
I have arranged a surprise party for my husband’s notable birthday at Blakes Hotel. The deliberation is dress code. You recently penned an interesting article on colour and referenced the hotel. My question is, can a dress code be a colour not a formality, and would this skew the politics of the evening? It’s pretentious and pathetic to have a colour theme as dress code. Nothing more unimaginative...
“Why Can’t We Be Friends?” ~ War
Fitness Training Day #35
Haven’t blogged on the recent few training days, as they weren’t that interesting. Mostly the same rigamarole. Today, due to lack of space in the gym. We trained in a room, where I couldn’t do any over the head exercises, as the ceiling is too low. I did mostly TRX & dumbbell exercises, plus bosu planks, flutter kicks, & side abs. There were 2 tough exercises today: ...
The less you reveal, the more people can wonder– Emma Watson (via krissybelle)
Give Me Just A Little More Time ~ Chairmen of...