Monthly Archives: February 2008

Good news and bad news.

The good news is that we’re not headed into a recession. The bad news is that Enzyte was a scam! OK, so in reality I may doubt the veracity of the first statement as well. Now that I read more about exercise “stuff” I find that I really should modify my diet, something that I’ve been too lazy to do. I just got a handout on the “Zone Diet” which sounds a little sketchy when I read up on it. Oh, well. I’m sure no sane diet has all the cheeseburgers I want to eat.

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I had a very soap-opera-y dream about an old girlfriend who I haven’t seen in 10 years. She was kind of freaking out because she was pregnant and she had to tell the father and her boyfriend who was out of the country. This kind of shocked me because she wasn’t the type to get into that kind of situation. Oddly enough, I think she kind of looked like Mayim Bialik who just happened to be on TMZ’s web site today. We had a “team building exercise” today where we went bowling. I think the last time I went bowling was about 20 years ago. I started off bad but … Continue reading

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I think I need more sleep.

One of the main things they about losing weight is that you have to get enough sleep. But unfortunately, I have an addiction to gossip web sites and I always forget to look at them until I’m about to go to sleep. And, come to think of it, I should be asleep now. I’m also addicted to reading all the Crossfit directions for the exercises they teach. It’s sort of like watching golf instead of playing, but what can you do? Oh, and my Buttberry is REALLY proving to me how little real email I get and how few phone calls I make on my cell phone. Ah, well.

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We’re number 3!

I have a medical question that most people won’t even want to think about: how long does it take asparagus take to show up in your pee? In biochem, we learned that they first thought that some people were genetically different and processed asparagus to make their pee smell funny. Well, it turns out EVERYONE’s pee smells funny after eating asparagus and some people are genetically different in their NOSES and can smell it. In any case, after I started taking some expensive medication I thought, “Oh crap, I’m dying, my pee smells TERRIBLE.” Turns out I forgot what I had just eaten (asparagus, of course.) Enough about that. Turns … Continue reading

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The kinder, gentler crossfit.

The new gym I go to does a lot of crossfit training, so I decided to go to the main Crossfit web page to check things out. It was kind of intimidating. The thing is, I’m used to going to a neighborhood gym. There’s a lot of doctors and lawyers there since my neighborhood is no longer the working-class neighborhood I grew up in. My old gym and the new crossfit gym I go to fit in with the not-always-so-young urban professionals in the area. The main crossfit page, however, looks much more hardcore. For example, I’m not sure I’d ever seen a 100lb barbell plate before I walked through … Continue reading

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Most of the day I spent being tired because the workouts at the gym are in the morning on Saturday. Fortunately, I didn’t have that much to do today. I did figure out that strategy is very important when you’re doing 3 exercises 5 times with rest in between. The one you pick to do first makes a big difference. Later in the day I helped my neighbor transport a wood chipper and standing outside I ran into four people I haven’t seen in months. Winter in Oregon is usually a time for all of us to hide and on nice days like today, everyone seems to be outside. I … Continue reading

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I’ve had my Greencine DVDs since last July.

Instead of using Netflix, I use Greencine. When I joined they had a much more eclectic selection than Netflix. Not sure how Netflix is doing now. Anyway, I’ve had Bound and The Beyond sitting on my desk for way too long. I should have made it my New Years resolution to watch those darn movies. I think I promised Nathan at the gym that I’d cut down on the cheeseburgers. Part of my dinner was half of a cheeseburger my mom didn’t finish at lunch, so I think that means I’m not supposed to eat a cheeseburger tomorrow. That’s hard on Fridays, when the company cafeteria expects a low turnout … Continue reading

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My pacing is off.

I’m back at the gym and I’m back to being the slowest one there. I think it’s mainly a problem with my pacing, or at least that’s what I like telling myself. And even better, I got on the scale and noticed that the numbers are gaining on me again. It’s a battle of me against the cheeseburgers, and I think the cheeseburgers are winning. Oh, well, I guess it’s no time to give up.

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Much better.

It figures that the first day of work would be the first day I felt better. I still punted the gym tonight, but I think I must have really been tired. Usually when I call something off (like staying home from work) I immediately feel better and thus feel guilty about being so lame. But this time I felt even more tired. The only good thing about being a little sick is the dreams I’ve had. Some of them were pretty interesting. Last night, my dad was sitting in his t-shirt with his hair all askew, looking at a computer screen, clicking a mouse all over the tabletop. I asked … Continue reading

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Do I know how to spend a 3-day weekend?

So Saturday I had a cough. Sunday morning I woke up with my voice gone and when I thought I’d take a quick nap, I almost missed the whole afternoon. It was a nice day, too. I can say I feel a little better today, but stomach problems limited my outdoor excursions. At least I can use that for an excuse on why I didn’t do anything beyond finishing my taxes. I owe some money, so I doubt I’ll be turning them in early.

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Once again to the gym.

Since we punted the ham radio thing today, I decided to go to the gym. I almost feel like I’m coming down with something, but I went anyway. Not too bright. It was someone’s 30th birthday, so they had a special workout. 1 lap around the block (450 meters) 30 kettlebell swings 30 sumo deadlift high pulls 30 sit ups 30 wall ball 30 lunges 30 box jumps 30 ring rows 1 lap around the block (450 meters) I did the list backwards not that it mattered, and I was the LAST ONE FINISHED. I was dragging myself down the last part of the run when two or three cars … Continue reading

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Some friends.

I made my first phone call with my Blackberry today. I’ve been using it for email and nothing else so far. I called my friend Greg and his wife answered and she kept saying, “Hello? Hello? Hello?” I thought my phone was broken until she started laughing. Sheesh. Sounds like Greg came down with the ‘flu and we may not make it to the ham radio thing this weekend. I successfully made it to the gym four times this week. It’s making me sleep well if nothing else. When I got there today, Dave the Trainer’s client Craig told me that I need a social life. What would I do … Continue reading

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