Friday, July 28, 2006
Thursday, July 27, 2006
I have a pair of sunglasses with a double G on them, but not sure what that says about me or what others think of me. All of my sunglasses have them and none are ever this seasons because I buy them in the sales. I am wondering if the ubiquity of designer sunglasses is a result of wanting to claim status or wanting to fit in, and then my rambling mind led me to think about fitting in generally in the various social circumstances we find ourselves in.
I have (lovely) friends who wouldn't risk making a fool of themselves, something I patently don't care about because the risk is worth the rewards. I don't just mean rewards at work, or in terms of status or money, rather a smile, a laugh, someone opening up honestly in return, or anything that just makes life nicer and more interesting.
Imagine walking into a room full of people you don't know, what do you feel; are you scared or excited? Sometimes I'm worried; I don't have the social skills to really shine at small talk, but mostly I anticipate finding out something interesting about someone, it rarely fails to happen. When nervous, I think that everyone is feeling about the same, and if I can just work out a way to get them to talk about something they are interested in, they might loosen up and I still get to find out something interesting. Or boring...
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Campioni del Mondo!
Ranked as outsiders, we'd just gone to Italy see Pompeii, & had no thoughts of Italy reaching the World Cup final or that it would be such an event. Eating freshly cooked home made pizza in front of the big screen in the town square was as exciting as can be and I did wear an Italia T-shirt (along with all the other Brits). The celebrations made for some sleepy heads on the boat to Amalfi, but who's complaining. It was a family affair on the streets, people drinking moderately and no violence. Till we can get that right, I think perhaps it is as well England didn't win. X