Tomorrow I'll hit the omelette bar, fruit smorgasbord and largest variety of breads and pastries I've ever seen in one place. I keep telling myself that if I can avoid breakfast on this trip I will be able to maintain my present weight.
Actually, he knew my older brother, who was a noted marine structural engineer, long before me. It was nice seeing a bunch of other colleagues.
I should explain that I bought a gorgeous blue tie in honor of the Blue Revolution, and intended to initiate it at this gathering. However, when I put on my dress shirt, I realized that I had forgotten to bring a set of cufflinks. I'll need to find a 100 yen store at some point soon. I must have at least 50 pairs at home and don't want to waste money on any more. The last time I wore a shirt and tie was...I don't remember. Actually, I hate to wear ties. Retired professors are surely allowed this luxury of dressing as they want. I wonder how formal they are in Qatar? Maybe I'd better locate a pair just in case.
The talk itself was okay, but the follow-up reception was great. What a grand cornucopia of food.
Since I re-booted that Flag Counter on Sunday, in only four days, 43 countries have visited this blog site. I find this astonishing.