February 19th, 2008


Interesting things are happening....

Can you imagine ME not posting for a few days...Miracles do occur! :)

I am usually a passenger on the bad ship INS Omnia, and after a transatlantic trip, the ship becomes a huge ocean liner and really tosses me around. I think I am slowly getting over it now. Of course it doesn't help that when I can't sleep in the watches of the night, there is a daughter who can be talked to/chatted to, halfway across the world....

On other news, I have received a very intersting job offer and am going off tomorrow to try it out. More details later, but I am pondering on several issues....

This will be the first time I will be taking up this kind of a (rather unusual) job. Like all jobs, it obviously comes with both pluses and some minuses. Some of the skills needed for it, I do possess. But others...I will have to learn. And I don't know if I will fall flat on my face...if I make a mistake, it has more ramifications than just egg on my face. So...still pondering. But it is so interesting, and as my daughter said, I will learn several things too. So I am off tomorrow.

The trial offers wifi access throughout, but like other things in India, that may or may not happen...if it does, of course everyone who reads this will be able to get more details....

Wish me luck everyone. I am thinking of stepping outside the small pond that I inhabit...and I am lucky that I have been given a no-obligation opportunity to test the waters outside. (Though I think, whatever has been said, there IS an obligation.)

Oh well...

Naturally, since I am in a rush to settle all my backlog and leave, my dental filling chose this morning to fall out, so a delightful meeting with the dentist is now scheduled, and I am just going to drag my reluctant behind to the RV Dental College....

Wish me luck with that, too!
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    singing to myself...kalyANi

Is age a disease?

Here's an ad:

> From Olay: http://www.frederiksamuel.com/blog/2008/02/olay-2.html

I just cannot understand the way we are being culturally conditioned to think of age and its physical manifestations on skin or body tone, as something negative, to be combated with as expensive cosmetics, or surgery. (I am all in favour of regular exercise, but not for "looking young" as a goal, but for physical fitness.)

Age comes, hopefully, with many compensations. I no longer have the horrible mood swings and irritability that go with parts of my abdomen.(I am now irritable and moody ALL of the time.) I have discharged many of the responsibilities of my life and am a fairly free bird. Yes, I may be a bird whose feathers sag in certain places, but if I never was one for a G-string, why should I be bothered about the forces of G? My skin is not taut and supple and smooth, but I actually have far less pimples and outbreaks than I had in the prime of my youth.

I look my age, and I am quite happy to have it that way. From a youth in which every little blemish would cause me to agonize that I was not beautiful or perfect, I have come to a lovely (pun intended) comfortable (madrasi_in_mo and mriga, that word is especially to tickle you!) situation where I am very happy and accepting of my appearance, and though vanity rears its head now and again, it has, for the most part, been conquered.

Why on earth, then, should I get back into an unwinnable battle against Anno Domini? If I am 47 and can make myself look 41 with Oil of Expense, that is very sad, because I am 53...and if I use that ad's way of hiding my age, the number will go UP to 58!

Oh well, the cosmetic, and the cosmetic surgery, industries have to survive, too....so all you 38's out there, go out and buy all those tiny bottles of Age-Reducers With Real Diamond Particles In Them with Baby-Skin Hydroxide crystals and Fountain-Of-Youth complex carbides!
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    will you still need me,will you still feed me, when I'm on 64
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