As war flares again in Israel & Palestine it is sad to think of a focus on differences rather than similarities. In our fleeting visit which obviously went into no meaningful depth on the complex issues at hand, we came away with a sense of tolerance and reasonable cohabitation. There were hints of what lay below the surface but on holidays, we were not scratching very hard.
Hmmmm. I was somewhat ethically uncomfortable but they seemed to have credentials so Amanda and I spent some time with the Chiang Mai tigers. It was momentarily thrilling but ultimately felt like shooting fish in a barrel.
However I did come away from Chiang Mai knowing that unless A gets one lucky shot away I am in no danger of any serious fury from my woman scorned.
It was my first time in northern Thailand and I was incredibly impressed by the cuisine - Chiang Mai sausage, khao soi, kâab mŏo........ mmmmmm.
I've joined a gym for the first time in my life, which is a story for another time. On my first visit I saw a man using the hair dryer to dry his chest hair. After that weirdo, my second visit presented a man using the hair dryer to dry his underarm hair. On my third visit there was another man drying his chest hair and now I am wondering if it is me? Do people look at me and my towel and think I'm a little odd?
I have been working fairly independently for the last few years however with a new role I am back into a very close team environment. And in that environment I had an interesting conversation which is making me re-think my perceptions of myself. Considering myself very laid-back and easy going, it was a huge surprise when a colleague told me I was "far from laid-back" and was "very intense and focused."