Friday, 27 April 2001
I took it a bit easier this week and I'm feeling better. Thursday there was a work celebration for some projects that were recently completed--they took us bowling. I haven't been bowling since I was in junior high school (think: early 70s), but I did pretty well. We also got small quantities of beer, soda, and pizza.
Bowling is a strange activity. It isn't vigorous enough to really count as a sport, yet the asymmetrical nature of it takes a toll on your body. There were lots of people at work today with bowling-related injuries (blisters, sore muscles, wrist problems etc.)
The battery that got run down on Sunday bit the dust on Friday. We had meant to go to the Fitness Center, but ended up getting getting a jump for the car and taking it to the car repair place in that time slot. I had already gotten my run in before we discovered the dead battery. Anyhow, that's taken care of, so that's one less thing that needs to get done before Clarion.
Jackie and I went to see Ravi Shankar this evening, performing with his daughter Anoushka Shankar. Indian classical music has as much in common with jazz as it does with western classical music--lots of improvisation, lots of interplay between the musicians. It was a lot of fun.