Monday, May 08, 2006
Rose Colored Glasses
I experienced my first sand storm today. Well, actually, I stayed inside a building for the worst part of it, but was walking around during the aftermath. Basically it's really high winds, and all the brownish sand flying around through the air makes everything have a brownish-orange tint. It reminded me a lot of back home in Monterey with the fog, except as if I were looking at it through rose-tinted glasses. On the bright side -- or, more accurately, the not so bright side -- the dust obscures the sun, so it's a bit more cool this afternoon. Unfortunately, it's not quite as enjoyable when you can't take a deep breath without feeling like you're filling your lungs with dust. Speaking of an obscured sun, I figured when I came here that keeping my solar powered watch charged would be the least of my worries. But actually, wearing a long-sleeved uniform all the time keeps the watch face covered, and my battery started running low. Perhaps that's a sign I need to start my running program again, to get that watch out in the sun for a little bit. About the only other news to report is that my proficiency with the bug zapper is improving. Four flies have met their shocking demise, and my finger has regained sensation. Bzzzt!