New Runnings

New experiences … outdoor track meets.

Tin participated in the winter indoor track, to keep in shape since his soccer team wasn’t playing much last year.  Turned out that many of the athletes were also filling in the time by running.

Well, it turned out that Tin liked running.  He was fast, and could hold his own.  And of course, there was the challenge of catching that other runner ahead of him.

Our first outdoor meet turned out nice, weather-wise.  A little breezy, but the sun was out, and it was warm.

High-tech running shoes … See that dial on the sides?  That’s to tighten the wire-thin ‘laces’.  They looked more like strips of nylon thread.  Dial right to tighten the laces; pull it out to ‘undo’ the laces.  High-tech indeed.

The next day, he had a soccer game.  Again, warm weather.  Dare we hope that spring is really staying?

And of course, after the game, the boys were hungry.  And while walking on the sidewalk, they came upon a vendor selling icees and fresh mango – so they got two bags of pickled mango.

Yes … spring and summer are here …

 

Murder and Round and Round

Round and round we go … What I’m doing with this, I don’t know.  But I’ll keep on going. Eventually something comes out of the meandering scribbles …

I should plan on making one big, elaborate mandala one day … soon …

And Real Fact #1407 is about crows and murder.  No, I haven’t googled all the Real Facts yet.  I think I like finding out about facts when I open the bottle.  Or maybe I should print out a list and strike off what I’ve come across … hmm … Ok, I’m going to google Real Facts now.

 

Good and safe weekend, all.

 

007 and Other Musings

Read this on the Snapple top, about where 007 came from.

So how did it end up with a British secret agent?  Hmmmm ………..

How many Snapple ‘real facts’ are there, anyway?  Going to google that …

And more doodles … during a presentation …

I feel that this week is moving slowly, I don’t know why.

Scarves and hats are out again.  Two days into spring, and we’re having 20-degree weather.  But the weekend is in the 60’s – yeah !

An office colleague told me that he doesn’t focus on the weekend, because it’s only two days out of the week.  So he chooses to focus on the five (work) days.  Then it’s not too bad that there’s only two days for the weekend.  I sort of get it, and I don’t.  I’ll think about that another time.

How’s your week going?

 

 

A Spot of Blue

Happy First Day of Spring !

Yes, it’s spring today – it’s supposed to be warmer today (with a cold wind).  But there’s a forecast of snow for Wednesday, so we’ll see how long that will last …

More meetings … more doodles …

 

And a spot of blue …

There’s something, just out of reach of my mind, that I want to do with the black stars  … I can’t quite grasp what it is, but it’s there … Maybe the spot of blue will help, jog my subconscious, or something.

Happy Spring Day, all !

 

 

The Magnolias are Out!

The ever faithful magnolias were out and blooming last weekend.

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I took the opportunity to visit them, as they don’t seem to last long in this weather …

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The next day, the rains came ….

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… with strong winds …

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Many petals are all over the ground now … but this year I was able to enjoy taking their pictures before they were gone.

Golden Evening

And I’m back … all soccered out and recovering from a cold …

We were in Dallas for the Dallas Cup 2014, a prestigious international youth soccer tournament, to which the team was accepted/invited to participate.  After the headaches and stress from planning this trip for the last three months and then the non-stop schedule while we were there, my body decided that it needed to rest.  Well, getting the cold (from winter weather in Dallas!) also factored in about the decision to just sit and rest … More on the Dallas Cup 2014 adventures later.

In the meantime, here’s a golden sunset from yesterday’s late evening soccer game.

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Have a good start of the week, all.