Monthly Archives: April 2009

Another try at this iPhone blogging

The workout at the gym today was another repeated sprint that gave us all ample opportunity to see our lunches again. I made the mistake of thinking that we weren’t going to do what I surreptitiously saw on the board yesterday. Because of my disbelief, I went to an Ethiopian restaurant for lunch and my mistake made itself clear about 5pm. I’m not sure how but the lamb stew converted itself directly into a gaseous state but I even has to excuse myself and step outside a few times due to “the vapours.” Rowing was made more difficult when I didn’t want to overengage my core and possibly explode my … Continue reading

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Giving myself homework.

Really, if I see another play by Shakespeare, I think I want to see Macbeth again. The biggest reason is that I’ve read Macbeth a bunch of times and I kind of know what’s going on. You know how plans are, though, a friend is in Richard II and I’m going to see it, so I’m slogging through the play on my Kindle. Maybe I should just not have friends unless they agree not to do Shakespearian plays unless they’re doing Macbeth. Come to think of it, I’d probably have to re-read Macbeth since it’s been so long since the last time I thought about it at all. Last night … Continue reading

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The things I think about writing here.

Look at that? I thought about waiting to buy my ticket to Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference because there was a chance that this economy would limit people from going. It is expensive after all. It sold out already, and fortunately I already have my ticket. San Francisco, here I come! I often wonder if I should write about what I did at the gym, but lately what I’ve been doing is feeling like throwing up. I had fried chicken for lunch again, and it had enough salt to last me the whole week. We did sprints that made me feel like the chicken would make another appearance, and I had … Continue reading

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I should try to make Tuesday better than Mondays.

Today was a Monday and it sure felt that way. I was cranky enough at work and I was really moving slowly at the gym. But instead of going to bed early, I’m still up watching some of the TV shows I missed in the past week. I’m not sure how I went from being kind of slow at the gym to being kind of speedy, but I’m back to being slow. Not a big surprise because I am an old man. I kind of figured it would be that way today, because my lunch was sitting like a rock in my stomach. Actually, I’m more likely to blame the … Continue reading

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I’m failing at this dessert thing.

I was going to spend most of the day doing almost nothing, and I mostly succeeded. I caught up on episodes of Dollhouse and Better off Ted but my buddy Il called and wanted help moving a fireplace insert in his parents’ house. This involved standing around and chatting with Il and his brother Duk, and very little moving which is a good thing since the fireplace insert was pretty darn heavy. As long as I was out I decided to stick more of my dad’s coins into the Coinstar machine. I think Coinstar is kind of a ripoff if you try to get folding money out of it because … Continue reading

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My mom’s back!

I was woken up at 8:40AM by my mom and sister who made it back from Japan today. The good part is that they made it back and they had a great time. The bad part is that I was feeling pretty puny and had to go back to bed, or at least try. I know what hay fever feels like, and it usually doesn’t include lightheadedness. I guess staying up late all week was catching up to me, and I was hoping that I wasn’t getting the ‘flu-like symptoms that seem to be going around. Fortunately, the only thing I had scheduled this weekend was catching up on my … Continue reading

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Helen and I don’t get along.

I’ve been up late for the past three nights, doing my sister’s job. You’d think I’d have sense enough to go to bed early tonight, but no dice. You’d think after sucking wind at the gym the past two nights, I’d have enough sense to skip a night, but no chance there, either. Tonight was the “Helen” workout and I really wasn’t feeling it. Two laps around the building, 21 kettlebell swings, 15 push-ups, three rounds. My back was cramping, the pollen on the back stretch was thickening the air, and I was just to tired to push myself that extra bit. I did OK, though, 10:16, but I’m sure … Continue reading

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Drinking my dinner.

Tonight, once again, I’m doing my sister’s job for her. I’m up at midnight (I have to get up at 6AM) but her boss has it worse. He lives in Europe and he was up all night with this. We’re both losing sleep because their customer changed a deadline. I’m too stupid to leave them in the lurch. In any case, I knew I wouldn’t have time for dinner and I mentioned to Sean that I was going to eat Bagel Bites. I was also considering another night of Jack-In-the-Box and yet another Chicken Fajita Pita. Sean told me he had something better for me, and so my dinner was … Continue reading

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OK, who’s in charge of my schedule?

I’m up late again, and this time it’s my sister’s fault. I’m still in the middle of doing her job for her. Family. I feel like a big load lately, and I’m sure it’s because I’ve been drinking more than usual. I’m limiting myself, when I can, to two drinks, but there are times when that’s not quite possible. When Il and I are splitting a bottle of wine, for example, I had more than two. And hanging out with Matty G for his birthday required, “Just one more drink.” But Sean said yesterday, “If I had abs like yours, I’d just sit around with my shirt off, eating chocolate … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Matty G.

It’s now Tuesday morning and I should be asleep. So much for planning. I had a Monday. Work was work all day long and I even had a 6:30PM conference call that stretched to 8PM with customers in a foreign country who didn’t appear to speak English. Just before the call I was told that I needed to go over to my sister’s house and email some files to her boss because she forgot to do it or because someone changed a deadline. I finally made it to Matty G’s birthday party two hours late. I’m not sure who thought it would be a good idea to go to a … Continue reading

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Yet another way to hurt my back.

I thought I was quite coherent last night until Trevor told me that he couldn’t understand anything I’d written. I guess half a bottle of wine with my dinner was enough to push me into incoherence. Overeating also made my stomach hurt and I wasn’t able to sleep too well. I was wondering if I’d even make it to the gym, but I did, and I didn’t have a chance to slow down all day. I spent the afternoon tearing out the flooring from my dad’s old bedroom and I think I’m going to save myself several hundred dollars, but I’m not quite sure it’s worth it. I suppose it … Continue reading

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Being 15 again.

I usually try to get the heck out of Dodge a little early on Fridays because the later you’re there, the more likely it is that a customer gives you a last minute Friday afternoon present. That means you have to work on the weekend or at least into the evening. Today I couldn’t leave early because I was waiting for the Honda dealer to call me to tell me that they were finished with my car. I was stuck without a ride home and they didn’t call until after 4:30PM. I did, however, see the object of my new car lust today: the Honda Insight. Yeah, I know, it … Continue reading

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