Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The most random sound...

Have you ever noticed that the even in a well insulated house, when there is total quite inside, you can always here 2 outside sounds: Police cars when they pass by, and the sound of kids playing basketball on tarred driveways. It is rather interesting don't you think? I mean such a little thing resounds so strongly that it really carries through! I know, I know, I notice the craziest stuff.

Anyway, today I am taking a new step in making myself healthier (and hopefully lighter). I am going to start on a program called Zumba. It is a fitness program, that is based on latin/carribean dances - and anyone who knows me, knows that I love doing those dances. So hopefully, since it is something I actually like, I will be able to stick to it! Wait and See!

Friday, March 24, 2006

US bus cleaner retires aged 100

Talk about a man of integrity and ethics... and very good genes!!
BBC NEWS | Americas | US bus cleaner retires aged 100: "A Los Angeles man who worked cleaning buses for the Metropolitan Transport Authority for 76 years has finally called it quits on his 100th birthday.

Arthur Winston was only absent for one day during his working life - when his wife died in 1988.

In 1996, Mr Winston was honoured by former US President Bill Clinton as 'Employee of the Century'."

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Mischevious in Indiana

Last year, I - yes ebony black me - went into a video store/tanning salon here in Indiana, and with the straightest face, asked for a tan. Can you imagine how quick the lady there blushed in confusion, hahaha!!!!

As she saw that I seemed very serious and determined, she actually agreed to give me a tan!!!!!!!!! Can you believe that!?! I promptly refused, of course, prompting the biggest sigh of relief I ever heard...

I mean I guess I can get the whole sun-tanning thing. In fact many people actually do look more attractive with a reasonnable tan, especially those that are very pale. But direct exposure to concentrated UV's? Does that sound healthy to you?

I wonder...