Monday, October 10, 2011

Mid-October 2011 Jottings

  • As I was saying in other blogs, I took Tony for a bike ride on Sunday night.  Or rather, I should say, I accompanied Tony as he rode his bike in the area near Casa K.  The bike Tony was riding was purchased by my wife in her hometown.  It was cheap and we got what we paid for.  The bike leans to a side, and now its chain keeps coming off.  It just so happened that the chain came off on, Sunday evening, as we were wandering through a shopping plaza.  It took me about five minutes to get the chain back on.  It was a most annoying five minutes because I knew I was quite the sight -- a foreigner fiddling around with a bike chain -- to all the other shoppers.  I hoped that we would be left alone.  Pride or something on my part required that I fix the thing on my own.  I made a point of concentrating as hard as I could on getting the chain back in place.  I did hear someone come to us but I ignored him.  He eventually went away and I eventually got the chain back in place for Tony to ride back home.
  • Another great podcast I have found.  An Australian and an American talk about a Frenchman named Napoleon.  The podcast is enjoyable, informative, well-researched, and funny.
  • The Wuxi Metro, the official NFL fantasy team of Wuxi Expats, have a record of three wins and two losses.  They are now in a three-way tie for first place in their division.
  • Here is another great podcast about the history of Rome.
  • Wuxi China Expatdom Film Appreciation Society President to address the United Nations General Assembly.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I for one would love to see an AKIC video of Andis fixing the chain on Tony's bike. Swearing could be in your favorite Chinese words. Any people trying to help and being ignored would be like gold in my eyes!

Ron

Andis Kaulins said...

It is hard to get my wife to take video.

The problem is I am my own cameraman.