austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
austin_dern
austin_dern

It may seem like a strange cup of tea

At the centre for learning and whatever, they had coffee and tea set out when I arrived. I reached for a cup, to get tea, but was told politely the coffee and tea were only for seminar participants. I thought that I was a seminar participant, and others were able to get coffee and/or tea. I wasn't able to get any until the break in the session, though. I have to suppose they've just noticed that I don't look like I belong much of anywhere.

For some reason United Airlines sent a code for five free downloads from Sony's online music store. They sent me this twice, because something got their system to think they need to send me most e-mails twice. But the two e-mails have different codes, so I could download ten free pieces of Sony music. I'd be foolish to take a chance like that, of course, but I appreciate the sentiment.

Sunday, weather permitting, golfers are to assemble at 13 courses around Singapore to all tee off together. This was supposed to have been done last month, but the continuous heavy rains postponed the event. Organizers are hoping this will set a Guinness Book of World Records record for the greatest number of golfers to tee off simultaneously. This is part of the National University of Singapore's centennial celebrations, yes; it's also part of the overall Singaporean project to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for making the greatest number of attempts to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Trivia: Ian Colston, playing at Bendigo Golf Club, Victoria, Australia, from 27 to 28 November 1971 played 22 rounds and five holes (401 holes altogether) in 24 hours, a record for most rounds in a day. Source: Guinness Book of World Records, 1982 Edition, Editor Norris McWirther.

Currently Reading: Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, by Edwin G Burrows, Mike Wallace.

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