Monthly Archives: November 2008

Is the weekend of gluttony finally ended?

You know there’s something fishy when your sister’s dinner came to $10 and yours came to $91. She only had a salad (at Ringside! the horror!) and I had a steak, two glasses of wine, and cheesecake. I figure the only thing healthy about it was the grapes in the wine and the blueberries in the cheesecake. All that working out for naught! It was a friend’s birthday party and we only get together twice a year, usually, at the Ringside and it’s another group where we could talk all night. In fact, I quit going to their get-togethers a while ago because I’d be the first one to leave … Continue reading

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Almost through with my weekend of gluttony.

It’s Thanksgiving weekend and I can’t believe how much I’ve actually eaten. I know “’tis the season” but really, steak from Costco on Wednesday, too much delicious turkey at my sister’s on Thursday, leftovers from my sister’s on Friday, an outing to 50 Plates on Saturday, and tomorrow (or later today depending on what time this gets posted) I’m going to a birthday party at Ringside. I lost a bunch of weight when I got back from Japan because my mom was out of town but I’m making up for it now. There’s a 850 lb limit on what I’m supposed to carry in my Civic and I may hit … Continue reading

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NOW I’m sick.

Of course i usually get sick during long weekends instead of during the work week. I mean, my job has a fairly liberal sick leave policy so I should get sick during the week, right? I suppose I’m busy enough at work that being sick during the weekend is just as well. I don’t have to go back and clean up after the mess I’ve made by being away. I even had to leave the gym early because I got a crick in my neck during the workout and then my lower back started to hurt. So I sat around watching movies today. I think I’ve known that I don’t … Continue reading

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Happy Turkey Day.

What a sleepy day. I got up and went to the gym way too early for me and then sort of stumbled around until I took a nap. I don’t know if it’s because it’s early or because of the weather, but I could have slept all day. It was a good thing that I didn’t because I would have missed dinner at my sister’s which included turkey with all the trimmings including two types of cranberry sauce. One was even from Parade Magazine. Not much going on, but that’s a holiday for you.

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Things not to do when leaving work early.

It’s the start of a long weekend, so I left work a little early. One of the labs I need support from told me that I should expect help on Tuesday at the earliest, so I thought that was a sign that I should just go home at lunchtime. I had lunch with my mom at a Korean restaurant that’s in a gas station and that’s where I found out that you shouldn’t eat the spicy noodles using standard noodle-eating techniques. Eating noodles with chopsticks usually involves a lot of slurping and that means the pepper flakes go straight into your throat and immediately trigger a cough. My mom had … Continue reading

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Get well soon THMFIC.

I don’t think I can blame a cold on my lack of motivation at the gym. I never did get sick. This week, however, I’ve been having trouble getting to sleep and maybe I could use that as an excuse. I haven’t been able to beat any of the yoots in weeks. While I can say, so far, that I haven’t come down with anything, THMFIC seems to have come down with a cold. I’ve only known him for about a year, but I’m guessing he’s not one of the odd people who can be sick and non-demanding at the same time. So here’s hoping that the brains behind the … Continue reading

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What planning.

I bought a brand new huge hard drive and I was going to put it into one of the hard drive cases I already have. I broke a warranty seal on one and the plastic side of another and it turns out the hard drive has a different cable than either of the cases. Now I have to buy another case (and tape together the broken case) and it’s going to be more expensive than if I just bought a huge hard drive already in the case. Hooray. I did, however, get my fancy toilet seat today — a Toto SW554-01 Elongated Front Washlet S300 in Cotton White — but … Continue reading

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Outside procrastination help.

Where’s that Todd guy been? Did something exciting happen in his life? Or did he just get so boring that he didn’t have anything to complain about? Well, I didn’t destroy my computer with the beta Macintosh OS and I haven’t been sent on any impossible quests by my sister. (Check out her blog to see the pens I got for her in action.) Friday night I stayed up too late reading the translated Japanese Old Boy graphic novels that were the inspiration for the Korean movie Old Boy. They’re both messed up in their individual ways, but different. I can’t remember what I was doing Saturday besides helping my … Continue reading

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Capital “L” Loser

My co-worker was talking about how he plays “Rock Band” on his Wii all the time and I countered with what I’ve been doing for the past couple of days: moving gigabytes of data around several hard drives in preparation for loading a beta copy of Mac OS X onto my laptop. He called me a big loser. I suppose he’s right and this is just a case of upgrade fever gone amok but whatever. It’s what I do for fun. Now that we’ve established that I’m a big fat loser with no life, I must admit I haven’t figured out why people will read what I write and then … Continue reading

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Lack of motivation.

I’ve been sneezing since I left the gym and I wonder if I’m coming down with a cold. That, some more body aches than normal, and my total lack of motivation make me wonder. A lack of motivation at work is one thing, but I can usually get going after a warmup at the gym. And I came in DFL today. I’m not sure how, either. Oh, well, maybe it’s just seasonal. My mom should be back tomorrow and I was hoping that her room would be closer to done than it is right now. Some more is supposed to be done tomorrow, but right now there’s no place for … Continue reading

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No gas left in the tank.

I was almost late to the gym today because Jay the Contractor was here checking up on his subcontractors and delivering the bathroom cabinets. They look pretty good. My pre-workout was helping him carry the cabinets up the stairs. We had a quick sprint workout today and for some reason we were all pretty iffy in class today. We only went 3 rounds, but I assed out on the final run to the corner and just walked. I still wasn’t DFL because my row and ball slams were pretty quick but I felt like my lunch had formed a tight knot in my stomach and it just didn’t feel right. … Continue reading

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Getting nothing and liking it.

Turns out THMFIC at the gym is really sensitive about what I write about him, so I’m going to blithely ignore his objections and keep saying whatever the hell I feel like saying. Depressing things that don’t exaggerate his complaining ONE IOTA. Hah. One of the songs heard at the gym is the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” The simple philosophy appeals to many, including THMFIC. I can list the things I couldn’t get tonight. I went out to look for a cheap furnace air filter. Turns out the only ones I could find that fit are at Home Depot and cost $31. With all the … Continue reading

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