Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

House of the Rising Sun

I was wide awake at 0430 this morning. My days are busy; I go to bed at night intending to read and find myself falling asleep too early!

Being awake that early is a good thing for me, it means I can exercise in the pool without feeling watched. There aren’t a lot of people up and around that early. This morning, there was a hot wind and the pool was just a little chilled – it was a great combination. Woooo HOOO on me, I did my exercise!

It also meant I was up to catch the sunrise (what, you thought I was going to write about a house of ill-repute in New Orleans?), but the sunrise never really happened. Around the time of the sunrise, there was just all this haze. The sun had a tough time breaking through; it was a very grey sunrise:

I have miles to go before I sleep today – although maybe I will be able to catch a short cat nap in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, I will leave you with a song I can’t get out of my head:

September 9, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. I woke up early too this morning for some reason but decided to go back to sleep :-S

    Still hungry and thirsty -not used to Ramadan in the summer-
    I hope you got your 40 winks 😉

    Comment by Ansam | September 9, 2008 | Reply

  2. I took 5 this afternoon to catch up, Ansam! 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 9, 2008 | Reply

  3. Even with the haze – the sunrise looks wonderful. Nice photo – especially the subtle shimmer.

    I can’t get that song out of my head now!

    Comment by Bu Yousef | September 10, 2008 | Reply

  4. Bu Yousef – The Animals did several songs of the “can’t get them out of my head” ilk – think “We Gotta Get Outta This Place” and “Don’t Let me be Misunderstood” 🙂 But I think House has to be my all time favorite of the Animal genre. Now you have more tunes running through your head!

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 10, 2008 | Reply

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