Monday, December 31, 2012

iRide, iBike, iClick, iJoy

Yet another nice hour and half of biking today with the kiddo. It was quite chilly in the morning but had warmed up quite well by around 3:30 PM. Today's route took us through John Chestnut Park. This park is a 15 minute bike ride (or 10 minute by car) from our place. It's one of the nicest parks around, with a lot of walking trails, picnic shelters, volleyball courts, play areas, etc.

One of the many wallking trails. Most of the trails don't all bikes but this one did.

This was a part of a walking trail without the "No Bikes" we took our chances...

Showing off my bike. I have had this bike for 7 years now. It is a cheapo Schwinn sub 200 dollar bike but still runs great to this day. Would like to buy a cyclocross one of these days.

Spent a few minutes on this swing. Fun times....

Finally time to head back home....

What a waste of 2 weeks...

(Another one from the Drafts - Originally typed up exactly 3 years back - 12/31/2009)

I was home for the last two weeks. Today is day 8 of my 10 day vacation. When I look back, it seems such a huge waste of days spent doing nothing. I did not do much at all. I should've/could've/must've spent these days a lot more, a whole lot more productively than I did. It has been a lousy lazy set of days.

What if I feel the same way about life when I'm 55?

Quick walk around the block

(Resurrecting from Drafts...Originally typed up in Sept 2010 but never posted. Posted as-is - Was probably left incomplete then. The camera mentioned swam with me in my swim trunks at Cozumel earlier this year and drowned to death. RIP SD780 :()

Had to kill time while waiting on the kiddo at some place today. Had taken my pocket camera with me - a Canon SD780 IS. I really love this camera. The more I use it, the more I like it. Of course, you cannot get super sharp images that a DSLR gets you but these cameras have come a long way in the last few years.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Pressing Matter

I had a pressing matter to deal with. In fact, I had this pressing issue for quite a few weeks now. The pile of matter to be pressed was growing every week until all I was left with were no-iron shirts and polos.

Today finally I decided to face my nemesis - this huge big pile of crumpled weaves of cotton, nylon, polyester and all combinations thereof. After around 3 hours of ironing, I am finally sitting in front of an empty basket.

The final count? 18 shirts, 4 polos, 3 trousers for a grand total of 25 pressing matters, pressed, hung and ready to be sweated in and crinkled!

I think I started to get better at it towards the end of the pile. My hatred towards ironing also seems to have toned down quite a lot. Well, at least until I have to deal with this towering pile in another few months, when I get bored of wearing my non-iron shirts and polos again!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Am feeling old....

The kiddo has started riding an adult bike. Am I getting old or am I getting old? I need to go biking with him more often, before he doesn't find me cool enough to go biking with!

I enjoy biking in general. I have this affinity with two-wheelers. The wind blowing against your face and eyes and ears, the occasional fly entering your nose and the sheer sense of freedom from a seat belts  doors, windows and the shell is incomparable. You also don't have the sideseat or backseat driver to worry about!

Biking is one thing I wanted to do more of and have been sorta kinda lazy about doing. Need to make more time for it, find more opportunities for biking, with and without the kiddo. New year resolution eh??

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sweet tooth

Have always had a sweet tooth, an affinity for most things sweet - from cakes to cones, jilebis to jamuns, pies to get the drift. As I've matured....umm I I've grown older, my likes and dislikes have changed quite a lot but my liking for all things sweet still remains.

Here's me filling up a plate full of sweetness after hogging up on a super heavy buffet for lunch this weekend.

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Made some couscous for lunch today. It turned out quite yummy!

Posting from my phone. Let's see how this looks on the blog...