A few things that are making me happy this week and that I’m grateful for:
Dinner with Friends
There’s little I enjoy more than gathering with friends over good food. Last night, we went to Imlee Indian Bistro, a small restaurant serving up delicious food. We were there for nearly four hours and not once did any of us feel annoyed by overanxious servers or rushed to leave. The food and service were excellent.
With this brilliant little device, I am able to set up a local telephone number and then use it in Australia to make international calls as if they were local. While an internet connection is required, it works either through the computer or, better yet, the regular house phone. That means family and friends can pick up any phone and call me, I’ll pick up on the house phone, and there are no international charges.
The Olympics on Twitter
While the International Olympic Committee, NBC, and other agencies are bemoaning the most social Olympics yet, I love that swimmer Michael Phelps told his fans he was going to take a nap or that followers could see basketball star LeBron James was shopping for new sneakers. It seems inane, but this is fun for fans, it’s humanizing, and it’s real. The media can’t control information and images and that drives them mad.
The Ancient Olympics
Sacrifices, prostitution, intoxication, and, oh yeah, naked athleticism. I like this piece from National Geographic that takes a look at the ancient Olympics and reminds us that it was a sacred pagan tradition.
I am reminded that I should be grateful for my health. Despite the fact that my eating habits are only adequate and I rarely exercise, I am extremely fortunate to not suffer from any serious conditions or pain.