When the weeds grow wild and the berries are too ripe, when the grass is too dry and the deck is unstained, when the golf clubs get rusty and the cricketing boots go missing, when it is the last week in July and there is no vacation left, you know — rather I know that I have wasted (or almost) a perfectly hot and sweltering Michigan summer.
For one, I haven’t had time to put on my blogger hat. And the new iMac G5 is still waiting to be embraced – forget about all MBox -2 and the rest of the gear that are dependent on the embrace.
So I wonder as I sit on my couch withering away my last few hours left of my weekend before a grinding week starts again, what on earth has made me lose focus?
As I refresh my memory for all the fun stuff I did and didn’t write about — it includes reading a couple of books. “Holy Cow” by Sarah Macdonald was a fun trip through the spiritual geography of India from a westerner’s eyes…and it stands out. I had hopes on Upamanyu Chatterjee’s “The mammaries of the welfare state”, specially as it was touted to be a sequel to one of my college favourite reads – “English August”. Don’t think it was quite up there. Upamanyu spent way too much time trying to explain why he named the book as he did although there is no denying the satire he came up with on Indian bureaucracy. All in all, the book was a drag.
The 624 run partnership that Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara put together just beats my imagination and I still am amazed by their patience to just stay there in the crease amidst the heat, to pile up these runs.
I heard that the partnership was finally broken!!