Monday, February 06, 2006
So, what do I look like?
Ok, it's really windy, making it a cold, biting day. Trainer time in the basement. As much as I like to suffer, I don't relish the thought of riding for 3 or 4 hours while snow flurries blast by me. So, it's laundry and recovery followed by an hour on the trainer. Before I get to "reward" myself by staying warm, I figured I'd catch up on my blog, post a few pics of me, so you know what I look like, and see what else comes to mind.
First things first, here are 2 pics of me. I decided to mess around with lighting in the dining area of the house, and use no flash with my digital camera. Came out pretty well, I think. Yes, I purposely skewed the shots so no comments... I feel I look way younger than 33 and 8 months. I just bought those jeans last week and they're already getting too big!!! Gotta love the cycling...
Ok, so that covers that. Now, here I'm going to tread on dangerous ground and be a bit political/religious. Not for long, because I like my life. This whole Islamic cartoon thing: What the hell is going on? I know images of Mohammed are forbidden. Yet practitioners of Islam claim to be peaceful (except the extremists) and there they go, torching embassies, etc. And you expect us to take you serioulsy? By us I mean the majority of the world community. Couldn't they have demonstrated like the protesters in London? No fires, no injuries, just a very well thought out, forceful statement I can respect. Is that really so hard? What am I missing? Please don't think I'm bashing Islam, I'm not. I don't know enough about it, to be honest. Are we headed back to the Crusades/Holy Wars of the Middle Ages? I hope not.
I mean, if the Islamic community is offended by the cartoons (which I haven't seen, so anyone feel free to forward a link to me so I can judge for myself) then don't look. It's like the Bible in every hotel drawer in this country. Don't pick it up if you don't like it. Yes, it's much deeper than that, but maybe we can come to a common ground.
Ok, I said a few posts that I was going to keep clear of politics and religion, mostly. So back to my usual stuff. I've got a few programs Nigella Lawson was on taped, so I'll be watching her after I finish riding. Yeah, Nigella, I could go for her in a big way. Not sure why, but I can dream, right?