I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel that Segue discussions can meander off topic into interesting diversions but the speakers are then instructed to get back on topic, or the mod is requested to relocate the diverted discussion to a new thread of its own, and sometimes that just doesn’t seem right. Sometimes, it seems, meandering diversions ought to be allowed. Hence this thread.
As the initiator of this thread I hereby announce that this thread shall have no particular subject and no subject shall be off limits (assuming it is is not excessively racist or malicious or otherwise unlawful), and it is the intention that one idea shall lead to another which shall lead to another on whatever topic suits your fancy, although it is hoped that for the most part speakers will avoid boring subjects like war and politics, that have already been discussed ad nauseum elsewhere.
I’ll start the discussion by stating what a good time I had swimming this morning. While it’s not the same as Omni’s swims in the river, I enjoy going to the pool sometimes before work. You’d be surprised how crowded it can be at 6:30 in the morning. Most lanes had 5 or 6 people when I arrived this morning, and it is frustrating slowing up for the old folks who bob up and down in the lane, doing a hybrid breast stroke-dog paddle, struggling to keep their heads above the water. But I see it as a way to work on my patience. It doesn’t help to get angry at them for obstructing traffic; instead, one either learns to swim slower, or pass them when one has a chance. Thankfully, strong younger swimmers began jumping in my lane, forcing out the old geezers and the pace gradually increased to a steady churning back and forth.
After that, off to Swensens for a french toast and coffee breakfast special. What a great way to start the day.