Odds and Ends

My absence here has been mostly due to not having more than a few minutes for myself over the last few weeks. Cricket season seems to have come with a bang, and has taken up so much of my time. I’m glad for it. In the two weekend games I had figures of 3-30 in 6, and 1-4 in 4. I’m pretty pleased. Not with the end results of the games though.

Living out of boxes and suitcases is not for me. Especially if it my entire life. I can handle the planned trip, where I pack everything I need and take it with me. But packing everything I own and taking that everywhere I go is extremely cumbersome. Another 10 days of that, then I’ve got to move again, and settle down for another 9 months. As much as I love to travel and see new places, I despise this nomadic life-style.

A few things I wanted to note down earlier, but never did involved:
1) A conversation I overheard between a hair-dresser and a very-obviously republican customer. Parts of it made me laugh, and other parts angry enough to make me want to smack that fellow in the back of the head. The only thing that kept me in my chair was the pretty hair-dresser cutting my hair.
2) Some thoughts about the BCCI-ESPN Start-Zee TV tussle going on. This is very obviously a case of prices being inflated way beyond what the market can handle. My forecast is that sooner, rather than later, just like any other market in this situation, there is going to be a crash. And who will suffer? The hard-core cricket enthusiast such as myself.

I had a lot more to say about all of this, but I can’t remember the mental outline I had made up for the entries.