Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Time for a Uefa Champions League update; Didier Drogba scored in the dying seconds of the game to give Chelsea a 2-2 draw with Barca, and Liverpool beat Bordeaux 3-0, with this win Liverpool will advance to the next round with 2 games to play in this one. A great day for weather with temp's reaching 69f a welcome change after the cold last week.

Monday, October 30, 2006

There continue be some kind of technical difficulties with my blog posting,but I am carrying on any way. weather is finally a bit warmer,I have been catching up on a few things today,but it is strange when it gets dark earlier.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

I saw this picture on the BBC site , these monkeys in India are watching the England cricket team practice. Still very windy but nice bright sunshine. Remembered to put my clocks back hour. Ran with Utpal out to and around Flushing meadow Lake, the scene of many of my ultra races. Then breakfast at a friends apartment.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

What a strange day! It started with very strong winds as much as 40mph and heavy rain, then the afternoon alternated between rain and bright sunshine. The temperature was at least warm 63f. my football team managed a 1-1 draw and are still 7th in the championship. Don't forget to put your clocks back tonight for daylight savings, an extra hour of sleep if you want it.

Friday, October 27, 2006

I have probably mentioned this before,I walk about 2 1/2 miles to work each morning. This morning it was around 38f though it must have been colder in some areas, because there was frost on some of the parked cars I passed. The leaves are also beginning to fall at quite a fast rate after a week of cold temperatures.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

My server was down yesterday when I tried to post , so here I am a day later.It has been really cold the last 2 mornings and it seems it will continue for a few more days . I seem to be feeling the cold and I think it is because of the fat I lost on the raw food diet this summer , hopefully Ican stop myself from putting it all back on .

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

This evening I went with a friend of mine to see the movie "The Prestige " and I have to say I really enjoyed it.I think I would recomend it if you are looking for an interesting and challenging story,it has a lot of good actors in it.I don't want to say too much other than it is Magic.

Monday, October 23, 2006

This is a horse I met in Novi Sad on my recent trip to Serbia,actually it is a series of horses that is part of an art show that is travelling around europe.Today there was a cold wind that made it feel very wintery,on my way back from work I went shopping but didn't any clothes I liked.Did I mention that Wolves lost 3-0 to West brom.it is still early in the season though and they only dropped to 6th in the league.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

My sunday started in the usual way with me and Utpal going for a run,it was quite cold but the sun was shining.Then a new tradition that started last week was for both of us to go to a mutual friend for breakfast .We have a nice breakfast while talking about life in general it concludes with a desert and a specially selected herbal tea.What a pleasant way to spend sunday morning.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Hey it's saturday and I was going to go shopping for some clothes and maybe some new running shoes,but I got talking with a few people and the next thing I knew it was late.Chelsea are back at the top of the premiership at least until tomorrow when Man U play.The big thing is that tomorrow Wolves play West Brom ,half of my family support Wolves and the other half West Brom and they are currently 3rd and 4th in the championship tied on points so a lot at stake.

Friday, October 20, 2006

I didn't go to my usual job today,twice a year I take care of a friends garden,she is a senior citizen.Today was the day I winterize every thing for her,which also includes the air conditioners in her house.It was rainy first thing but I always had the attitude of just get it done and worry about getting dry later.As it happened the rain stopped shortly after I started and everything went smoothly.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

My sleep seems to be getting a little bit back to normal though I have been having some interesting dreams,none that I will talk about here.A friend of mine from England called me today his name is Carl and I went to school with him,we had not talked for a while.I told him about my trip to Serbia and Romania and he told me that he may be going to Russia with his job soon.So all these years later we are both travelling in eastern europe.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Well I am back on high speed,just as I expacted they came and put up the new cable first thing since it had stopped raining.They did call me at work and tell me,which was nice of them.The photo is me with a balloon hat that was given to me at the 12/24 hour race in Belgrade last month.That is part of the course behind me and you can see that the weather was really nice,the last 3 years it has rained.A few hours later I was on a train to Romania.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Still on dial up, it is raining here and I guess they didn't want to come out and replace the cable.Had a nice conversation with my sister on the phone,of course she will read this now.A lot of football,champions league,Arsenal lost in frozen Moscow,but both Man U and Celtic won thier games.Wolves won in the championship and moved up to 4th,big game coming up this weekend with 3rd place and local rivals West Bromwich Albion.

Monday, October 16, 2006

So I have no high speed internet connection at the moment because the cable seems to have been pulled down by a passing truck that was too high for our street.So I am using dial up.Other than that it is a pretty good day.It was really cold this morning,40f but the afternoon turned out good,a pretty boring post but that's the way it is sometimes.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Today started off like any other sunday,with me going for a run with my friend Utpal.We ran about 10 miles out to Flushing meadow lake and back.Later in the day was something special.I got to be part of an honour guard at a special funtion,where the guest was non other than the former President of the Soviet Union,Michial Gorbachev.So yes I got to see him up close,and it was truly something special.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

It is so nice to be able to relax a little on the weekend.This morning was again cold,we are definately in a cold spell,but the afternoon was quite pleasant,still cool but sunny.English club football was back on the slate and all the main teams in the premiership won.My old home team Wolverhampton Wanderers also won and moved to 5th in the championship,and a couple of my friends are in town.So it's a good start to th weekend.

Friday, October 13, 2006

It was the first real cold morning of the second half of the year,with actual temp's of 45f and wind effect temp's feeling like 37f,I had a brisk walk to work this morning.The trees are starting to turn colour and it is finally begining to feel like autumn.We have had 3 sometimes 4 guys out at work this week,so it has been a tough one since there is a lot of work at the moment.The weekend is a welcome relief hopefully I can get all charged up by monday.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Today was another day of euro 2008 qualifiers and England did not do so well against Croatia,losing 2-0.Scotland who had been flying high in their group came down to earth with a 2-0 loss to Ukraine,which will make my friend Genya very happy.Wales and Northern Ireland oth won and the Republic of Ireland drew with Czech Republic 1-1.Here In New York it is a rainy cooler day,almost as if out of sympathy for England and Scotland.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

This is a photo I took just before I left Serbia last week,it's taken at 5 in the morning.Nikola Tesla was an electrical genius and this year was the 150th anniversary of his birth.He was honoured not only by the people from the land of his birth but also by America where he plied his craft.

Monday, October 09, 2006

It is Columbus Day here in the US a holiday,I did however go to work for a few hours.Then I had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful day,it was sunny and the temperature climbed into the 70's.I managed to get some washing done and things are kind of getting back to normal,though I am still waking up early.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

So it's 4:30 in the morning it's still dark outside and of course I'm awake.I thought this photo would be interesting,I had seen this bank on my last visit to Romania but didn't have a camera with me.Of course it's a real bank and not a blood bank as you might think,it's kind of fun.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Euro 2008 qualifiers agian this weekend,and England stuggled to a 0-0 with Macedonia the new England under Steve McClaren doesn't seem that different now.Maybe they need Beckham back.Scotland had a great victroy 1-0 over France,they are playing like England should.The day here was cold and rainy,I didn't run the 2 mile race but I did get a run in later.

Friday, October 06, 2006

So here in New York the weather is kind of cool and rainy.I only work a few hours on fridays so I had a chance to catch up on a few things, including an early afternoon nap.The first week back at work after travelling is always a little tiring but you hang on till the weekend, and then you have a chance to recover.Once again here is another photo from the wedding.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

This is another photo from the wedding.The weather here in New York has turned colder and as a result my flu is trying to come back,now that I am not travelling maybe I can do something about getting rid of it for good.I am still trying to adjust to the time difference,but that will come with time.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

My biggest problem at the moment seems to be jet lag,which is not really a problem.I am waking up at 3 in the morning after a really good sleep,which means that I can get a lot of things done early including starting work early.Then I usually have to take a nap in the afternoon.Oh by the way the photo I posted yesterday was my cousin Jelena and her new husband Sasha,who I went to see get married.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Well I was wide awake at 2:30 this morning,but that is not the case at the moment,my ability to stay awake is fast waning.I think I will take a nap as soon as I finish this post.I managed to get through a day of work,with one slight hitch.The lock on the door had broken last week and was replaced so my key was no good after almost going home I managed to get in and worked almost a full day.

Monday, October 02, 2006

I am back in New York,I have been back for about 3 hours and have been up for 18 hours.I have a lot to say about my trip but will do so in the next couple of days,so keep checking in,bye for now.