Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Fine, fine coffee.

Lots to post about. Dambala thoughts, the last 2 cross races, several books, kit i've been using and assorted random things.

But its too early for all that. So i'm going to finish supping on my cup of WC Clarke's finest coffee, a gift from my good friend jimbo from mt nittany wheelworks.

Truly, i cant wait to be over there again...and it may not be that long. The sswc confirmed for 23-24th august, shenandoah is the next week end. It would be churlish not to eh?


Anonymous said...

Hi - possibly looking for a Dambala - notice yours is a 17" - was it from Sideways? Trying to find a frame with a short ett to run with midges and it fits the bill, but no-one has any. If you think of selling let me know!

Mamtha said...

Hello Jonathan,

I’m sorry I’m hogging blog space not to comment on your blog but to make this unusual request…

I’m a Ph.D. student at Glasgow University trying to find out how people across cultures (U.K. and India) approach life-work, love, leisure, what is important to them and the different things that means ‘happiness’ to them.

So I’m here to interview British/Scottish men and women between the ages of 25 and 35 from different walks of life. (I really need to interview a doctor!)

The interview would be a couple of hours long- but it can be done over a couple of sessions. And there are also some written exercises.

But why would you want to do this? Well for one, you will be part of an important study that eventually aims to find application in making people happy :) Two, you get to talk about yourself for two whole hours while somebody is really paying attention! Three, when you come visiting India, you can stay in my home in Mumbai and you will be taken around. And four, I’ll buy you coffee and snacks (or beer) over the session (s)!

I need about 10-12 people and each is therefore very crucial for the study. We could arrange a place that is convenient to YOU and I’ll produce my university id and passport if you want to see it (!!).

So, if you find this interesting, please mail me at mamthakarollil[at]gmail[.]com. Trust me, most people really enjoy this experience.

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