‘Tis the season of most things great. It is that time of year isn’t it? Where has the time go? It seemed to really sneak up on us this year, but for the last week it has been raining constantly here in Marin. I have had a week of “winter” here, and I am ready to be done with it. Give me back my mediocre warm days and predictable weather patterns. ‘Tis the season to start training, and then it starts raining. How nice.
‘Tis the season for holiday parties! I like a good excuse to get dressed up and celebrate the season.
Last night, the Team TIBCO ladies (plus dates, that were NOT Look585s) could be found at Vivek Ranadive’s residence for his annual holiday party. Vivek is the founder of TIBCO, and an amazing, high energied guy. There is a great article in The New Yorker about his approach to coaching his daughter’s basketball team. Very cool.
What to wear to such a fancy, black-tie affair? I searched the local discount shops, considered selling a bike part or two to get a sufficient dress to wear… Then remembered something… I have my prom dress here in Marin! My mom always told me to re-wear that thing! Perfect! The prom dress was recycled from my senior year in high school. 2003. Too funny. My mom was very proud. I was missing the corsage, but this time around… It was a little different.
LJ had considered wearing her business school graduation dress to the party, circa 1988. She didn’t, but she thought about it.
‘Tis the season, and with that comes the time to get tough, ride and train in not the ideal conditions. This will make us stronger, and give us an excuse to enjoy those Christmas parties even more! ‘Tis the season, and I might as well embrace it.