Monthly Archives: March 2008

Yay for international business.

A friend at Apple has me beat. He was talking about a 2AM meeting he might have to attend. I got an work email asking if 8AM was OK for a meeting, and then the guy scheduled it for 6AM. I guess Outlook sucks whether you’re here or there. Either way, it’s late in the day for the guy on the other end. At least it’s not midnight for him, like the last meeting we had. You may have noticed a little outage yesterday. I fixed things here so I could get OUT from here, but I forgot to check to see if people could get IN from the outside. … Continue reading

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I wonder if this thing still works?

The guy who runs our local gym told me to stay away from the main crossfit web site because it’s a bit frightening. Those guys are a little intense and the gym I go to doesn’t go as far as a lot of the other crossfit gyms. I mean, there’s even a New York Times Magazine article calling crossfit a cult. I’m guessing we’re the exception. Come once a week; the trainers are always happy to see you. Everyone gets along and it’s fun to see how well you do, not how often you get to see your lunch. But on the other hand, I have to go to the … Continue reading

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Why am I only talking about the gym?

I can’t talk so much about work, since I know some of my co-workers actually read this thing. Heck, I just found out that someone in New Zealand reads this thing. I’m not quite sure why, but on the flip side people are probably wondering why I’m writing this thing. I like my new job so far, even though it’s customer related and my job is to annoy everyone. The customer reports a problem, I ask people about it (annoying them), ask them to fix it (annoying them), and get the answer back to the customer who is annoyed that I didn’t give them the exact answer that they wanted. … Continue reading

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Doing my duty.

So I went to the gym and was doing today’s “easy” workout.It was kind of hard, but instead of being yelled at to go faster, Nathan just kind of looked at me and said, “Hey, slow down. Today is your easy day.” Yeah, but I knew the faster I went the quicker it would all be over. Besides, I was standing next to the young guy and he was going twice as fast as I was. Ah, youth. Today was backsliding day at lunch. I suppose yesterday was as well. But man that cheeseburger at Dairy Queen tasted good. I only had a single patty. One guy had the double … Continue reading

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What was I thinking.

Yesterday at the gym we did a modified version of the “Helen” workout. That means running around the block (about 450m), 21 kettlebell swings, and 12 pullups. Three times. Today we did the “Cindy” workout which is 20 minutes of as many rounds as you can do of 5 pullups, 10 pushups, and 15 squats. I did 13 rounds and by the end I thought my arm was going to pull out. Well, I suppose that’s only 36 pullups yesterday and that’s only 70 pullups today (I did five extra at the end for some insane reason). Those pullups were looking pretty ugly towards the end, but I’m counting them. … Continue reading

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Sometimes I forget little things that drive me nuts.

Man, what would I do without google? Today at the gym we were stretching after our workout and we had our arms out in a “T”. What popped into my head was Letterman from The Electric Company, but my brain could only remember, “Stronger than Silent ‘E’! Able to leap Capital ‘T’ in a single bound! It’s a word! It’s a plan! It’s Letterman!” I knew there was something missing and I couldn’t think of what it was, so I looked it up. There was even video on YouTube. (It was “Faster than a rolling ‘O’” that I forgot.) Now if I could only remember the names of New Edition … Continue reading

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I guess I’m not allergic to grilled chicken salad.

There’s a STUPID, HORRIBLE movie out now called 21. Why do I say STUPID and HORRIBLE? Well, the only obvious Asian in the trailer is a dumb girl and as far as I know about the story, THEY WERE ALL ASIANS. Not whitey. I suppose this is more Stuff White People Like. (That link was sent to me by a Peruvian-American friend. It was a sleepy Sunday today, but I did have lunch with the family (ma, sis, and brother-in-law). I continued my culinary experimentation, figuring a little grease might make salads a little bit more digestible. So far, so good. Salads with fried jalapeño and fried tortillas seemed to … Continue reading

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I wonder if I’m allergic to salad.

I finally took my mom out for her birthday dinner to a Thai restaurant. It was pretty good, but we’re lucky that there are even better Thai restaurants within walking distance. The weirdest part was that a woman from my old gym (where I am still a member) came in on a first date with some dude. I got to overhear a lot of background info on the both of them. For lunch I had a chicken salad and it was great. Unfortunately, my stomach (and the rest of my digestive system) did not agree. Now I’m not really sure, but it seems like whenever I eat any raw vegetables … Continue reading

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Livin’ it up, livin’ it up, Oh, yeah, Friday night

I barely made it through the day. Last night I was wiped out by the workout but when I was ready to hit the hay I remembered that I needed to finish something for my sister. For her job. And she was on a Friday deadline. I guess I could complain more about it and blame it all on her. My sister’s been reminding me about it for a month, but she never did get me the stuff that needed to be processed until Tuesday. She’ll say I had a couple of nights to finish it and yeah, I forgot. In any case, I had to get up, go to … Continue reading

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I wonder if I worked out hard enough.

I’m a bad son. It’s my mom’s birthday today and instead of going out to dinner with her, I went to the gym. I thought it was just going to be my mom and my sister, but my brother-in-law showed up as well and I felt really stupid about ditching them. But I’m addicted to the the gym. Everyone there gets along pretty well, so its fun as well. Like one of Dave the Trainer’s clients said, I need a social life. Somehow I think that would involve beer and tacos. I was right when I predicted a hard workout today, but really there are hard days and there are … Continue reading

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W.W.M.E.

There’s a kid at the gym (and by kid I mean he’s in his late 20’s) who is there as regularly as I am. He’s also very serious about following a healthy diet while I, well, am not. He always orders the healthiest thing on the menu as well. So from now on I’m supposed to follow his eating habits. Which is NOT what I did tonight. I had a salmon caesar salad, but I also had an $8 baked Alaska. Both were great. The worst part is that we all went out after working out and so the trainers know what I ate for dinner and will punish me … Continue reading

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Poor food choices.

I eat a lot of bad food, and I’ve been trying to be better. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to do the right thing. Yesterday I had two chicken tacos and rice and beans. I’m sure there’s a ton of lard in the beans. Today we went to Rice Box, a Korean/Chinese restaurant because I thought that would be better for me. I had a lot of rice and a little Kung Pao chicken because that was the thing with the most vegetables. Well, I suppose there was kimchee and some sort of non-fermented cabbage as well, but who wants rice and cabbage for lunch? Turns out Kung Pao chicken is … Continue reading

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