I got my old Fostex MR16 multi-track recorder out the other day. There were a bunch of recordings on there from my music playing days. Some were ok, most were rubbish. All of them brought back amazing memories of creative times. It’s strange to hear yourself ten years ago singing songs and talking into the microphone.
The encounter with my previous self inspired me to order a microphone online and do some more recording.
Waiting on a mic.
I couldn’t even manage two posts in a row. In my defense it was my daughter’s birthday yesterday…
It’s a weak defense I know.
1000 posts…999 left 😉
I just downloaded edge browser for my phone.
I am also moving all my mail and calendar stuff to outlook.
Excel Word and PowerPoint are all work mainstays on my computer.
I am going to Microsoft because I pay for it. The idea is that I will be the customer rather than the product.
Hardware is probably next. Liking the look of windows surface and laptops.
It’s a gusty day here by the sea. our kids are bothered by the sand and the choppy water. The whales don’t seem to care.
I just saw my first breach – like a rocket launching out the ocean.
Coming up from the deep with such force, the whale’s head and shoulders pushed into the air. It looked for a moment like the giant learned how to fly.
Then with half of its body out the water, the launch failed. The rocket fell down to the sea with a monstrous crash. I could see the explosion of water from kilometers away.
They’re still lolling about out there as I type this. Viva whales.
After a rainy couple of days in the mountains we are on the beach.
The thick bush reminds me of the Kenyan coastline.
We have had scores of whales hanging around for the last few days.
Spouts of water rising up in the air and lazy gigantic tails flopping down onto the surface of the sea.
It’s absolutely beautiful.
The rain has set in. The last few days on holiday have been hot and humid but now the cold front is here and we’re enveloped in cloud and cold air.
No hiking with the little ones. We’re playing table tennis and dominos with other guests at the hotel to pass the time.
For a few years we were in a drought, missing the rain in Cape Town. One wet winter and I find I’m wishing for the drought again. Fickle and selfish thoughts set in when you get bored I guess.
For now, indoors and bunkered down is the way forward. I find I am rearranging the apps in my phone for no particular reason.
The mind is a funny thing.
We went on a beautiful hike this morning. You can get an idea of the vibe from the pic below.
When I got back I had a look at my phone: Meeting requests, complaints, fires to put out all over the place from work.
The contrast is jarring. But at least with a software based business it is possible to travel and work at the same time.
I need to practice juggling the two because I’m loving the hikes but I need to pay for it somehow!