The post below is the core of my talk that I gave yesterday to a group of young engineers re infrastructure in Iraq. Chrissy came along and took the picture you see on the side. I think the talk went okay. I did not have too much to write today but I wanted to put up the picture of me at work. I enjoy public speaking as long as I don’t have to stick too closely to the text. I like the give-and-take, not the formal talking at the crowd.
I cannot decide what I like best. Speaking is one of my natural environments. I like to talk to groups of people, but then I really like to be in my woods by myself. I am lucky to have the lifestyle that lets me indulge many of my peculiar preferences. Forestry is not a common hobby among FSOs.
Espen and I were watching TV and on came a commercial for Bosley hair restoration. He asked me why I didn't call. I told him that i not only don't mind being bald, but I actually prefer it. It is much easier to take care of and I pity those hairy fools who have to waste their money and grooming products and throw away their time using them.
I also am happy with the beard. I can groom that once a week and otherwise not think about it. No more shampoo and shaving. Mornings are easy.
I figure this is probably my most inane post, but sometimes you have to be inane.
As I walked around tonight, I noticed the Capitol. It is pretty at night and – to my surprise – my camera got a decent picture. It is amazing what a cheap digital camera can do. Of course, I had to take five to get this one w/o too much shaking to make it blurry.