Friends and Conversations

At around 9AM today, Kristi, Angela and I set out for a 100-minute bike ride to Hidden Hills. It was a mostly uneventful ride. I’m just glad that Angela is physically pretty much back to normal. The most important thing is that she seems happy. Kristi too, for the first time in a while was relaxed and didn’t talk about the stresses in her life. It was a gorgeous day and a thoroughly enjoyable ride. All we did were 25 miles, but a fun 25 they were!

I have decided to join the sponsorship committee for the 5k walk organized by St. Jude Children’s Hospital. It will be good for me as I will get involved somewhat in giving back. For some of us self-centered, driven folks who often take a lot of things in life for granted, it will provide some perspective!

In the afternoon, I met with Will and didn’t really talk about work. We talked about our respective Ironman and 70.3 races in New Zealand and Puerto Rico. Will, if you are reading this, notice that I haven’t talked about my dogs getting groomed (yet). Well, they did get groomed yesterday and smell like some sort of oatmeal-raspberry shampoo. For the next three weeks, I don’t think I will be calling them mangy puppies.

Binita and I went out to dinner with Don and Debbie to a restaurant called Carefree Station last night. We decided to sit outdoors. I was in shorts and sandals .It was cold and the heaters were not working. I may have finished the Ironman 70.3, but I was cranky about being cold and the excuses that some of the staff was making for the heaters not working. On the other hand, the food was quite decent (6.5 on a scale of 10). I always enjoy conversations with Don and Debbie even if we don’t agree on topics.

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