Thursday, August 21, 2008

My thoughts on salsa

So its been 2 months since I am going for salsa classes, and ya, I do like it and getting better at it. It will still be another 3 - 4 months before I can really be confident, still getting there. Now salsa is a interested choice for someone who does know what the meaning of "follow" is. I mean, me, doing something where I do not know and control what the next move is, something is terribly wrong with this picture! But still, here I am, learning salsa and want to learn more of the ballroom dances. I guess its a balancing act, let go and have someone else do the thinking, for once. Focus on following the lead, because it does need lot of focus especially when leaders are people who have no idea what they are doing. ya, me wondering now if I should invent the new form of dance where both can lead ;). We can call it salsa roja (pronounced as roha), salsa with spices.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

"approved" laptop bags,8599,1829687,00.html?cnn=yes

To qualify as "checkpoint friendly," a bag must have a designated laptop-only section that unfolds to lie flat on the X-ray machine belt and contains no metal snaps, zippers or buckles and no pockets.

Obviously the security people are not going to look at each laptop bag and tell you to either take the laptop out or leave it in. That would totally defeat the purpose. So in the end it will boil down to are you carrying the laptop bag with approval seal. One more way for manufacturers to charge an insane amount for their "authority approved" merchandise, like the ziplock bags. What's next, approved shoes, approved shampoo and conditioner, approved knife, gun ......