It’s the Little Things

While sipping tea atop the Etihad towers and munching on tea food I came across one of the more brilliant minor designs that I have seen. One of the issues that annoys me most about dining in a restaurant is the final bill. Not the paying or the final total (though these too can be issues of annoyance) but in how the bill is presented. Specifically that, when paying by card, there is nowhere to put the pen. When presented in a folder, the pen often prevents the folder from closing. On occasion there is enough room to tuck it in the spine, but while functional, it is less then ideal as it puts added stress on the seam and results in a broken folder (a broken or *gasp* missing credit card holder in a folder sets off a serious neurotic episode, and let’s not even discuss the ‘coin’ problem). Continue reading “It’s the Little Things”

Breakfast

What a way to start.

I’ve never been much of a ‘morning’ person, but, of all the possible meals in a day, breakfast seems offers the most peace and tranquility. Over the past year I have begun to appreciate this aspect of the meal more and more. Though ‘peace and tranquility’ may not be the most apt adjectives. Some breakfasts are spent hurriedly downing and egg whilst The Peanut tries to smear an apuu (read: banana) all over my pants. Others are spent in a small local coffee shop with a cappuccino and a danish writing to you wonderful people. Continue reading “Breakfast”

Leave It All on the Course

So once again I have managed to translate myself, on foot, 26.2 miles. Why you ask? Because it was there. Though now there may be a further reason: a sub 5 hour time. Last time I finished in 5:22:44. This year I finished in…5:01:09. So close. I feel good about it though. I left everything I had on the course and suffered a near critical hip flexor failure at about mile 16. Continue reading “Leave It All on the Course”

“Because It’s There”

Whether or not George Mallory actually said these words is, at this point, irrelevant. History has said that he said it and therefore he did. Regardless it is an accurate description of his attitude. It is an attitude that I have used for many of the things I have done in life. Most notably running.

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Reading List

So one of the things I’ve been trying to do this year is read more. I’ve never been opposed to reading, but my issue is that it always seemed to take me a lot longer to read than other people. Part of that is I often go through phases where I’ll read four several hours a day for a week, a month, three months…and then not read for an equally long time. Again, not because I’m opposed to it, just because, well, reasons.

But reading is like a lot like other activities: the more you do it, the better you get at it. So that’s what I’m trying to do, read more. Unlike a lot of others posting their reading lists I’m not out to get a specific number, or a specific genre. I’d like to just, well, read more.

So here’s where I stand: Continue reading “Reading List”