8 January 2010


Bought shoes

no no Russel Wallace is not the brand of shoes i boughted.
My friends are urging me to write something today. Lots to write buttoo have no energy to select pictures and edit dem.

oh deeah its raining, so unusual, unseasonal,  i enjoy the rain but its not good for the farmers

i promise i'll respond to all the comments on previous two posts in a few days

Back to the shoes i bought

i think i'll have to walk barefoot in a couple of years as i may not get the kind of shoes i want. Had lot of trouble finding the right pair of shoes as all the shoes were looking like battle ships, aircraft carriers. So huge that i cud play Cricket on them. 

What are these ?

what ?

What do you call these things ?

'Shoes'  said the sales man who seemed to  know i had very little money in my pocket. He was not interested in selling me anything.

Nice elegant shoes for ladies though, thought of settling for one of dem, high heels an all, but you know peepals would stop me an take my pittures wid their mobiles pones and show it to their friends. Man with a beard wearing ladies high heels and walking around.  

Which is da movie  where John Cleese wears dem high heels ?  and dances around da room ?

Out of towners, the new one, only Steve Martin would get ideas like dat, it wasn't there in Jack Lemmon movie. the original Out of Towners.

The ones i liked were way too expensive for me, any way after walking up and down many shops found one soft leather pair of shoes. i normally don't wear my forest trek shows in the city, and the other ones which i bought some months ago were breaking my toe nail.

Back to Russel Wallace. Why Russel Wallace ? Bikkaas he was born today, January 8th.

Alfred Russel Wallace. please look up on Wiki for more information.

Everybody knows Charles Darwin. When you discuss Evolution, you always talk about Darwin. Absolutely no mention of Alfred Russel Wallace who did extensive research and study on the origin of species in Amazon forests, and in tropical rain forests of Malaysia and Indonesia and came to the same conclusions as Darwin did at the same time. 

And not many talk about Herbert Spencer eeda.( 'Survival of the fittest' )

Royal Academy of science pushed Darwin,  the way they Pushed Newton, actually he pushed himself. 
Royal Society i tink, now National Academy ??

They have always been a funny bunch of peepals.

Any way no controversy, everything was buried as the religions of the world were under a new threat. 
Fresh problems for the Vatican. 
This time they were smart. They din make a fool of themselves the way they tried to put a lid on the earth being round, or the Heliocentric theory. Its a long story. 

not many remember Jean Baptiste Lamarck, who was the first to think of a natural order in the origin of species, which later became the theory of evolution.

The other guys born today January 8th are Stephen Hawkins, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Shirley Bassey.

Traveling again, To Kumbakonam for Roshana's wedding. My childhood friend Babu's daughter. A friendship of 50 years, still green. Then on 16th i am going to Karnataka with Sujith.
somewhere in between i'll respond to all the comments, i promise.

Y'know, sitting on the fence is not very comfortable.

there are Bible thumping theists and Darwin Thumping Atheists. i don't belong anywhere

All my love.
Happy New year !