Monthly Archives: May 2009

HBS (Hipster Blog Syndrome)

I never realized that there are a bunch of hipsters out there trying to make their blogs more clever than they need to be. I’d think something like that would come across as overly slick and annoying to read, but then I remembered all the other hipsters would probably enjoy pointing out the cleverness in their own clever way. Ick. I suppose that’s why I have trouble reading the blogs of some professional writers, they’re too busy proving that they still have their writing chops and they’re still creative even though they have to write manuals for typewriters or specifications for rotary dial telephones in their day job. Me, I … Continue reading

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I ate too much.

It was a beautiful day yesterday but I sat inside and finished Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child. It’s just as well, I think something weird is blooming again and I’m having weird sneezing fits. I’m guessing it’s cottonwood, but only because someone else mentioned it. It could be almost anything, I’ve never been tested for allergy specificity. I’ve decided I’m bad at tanning. I’ve got a farmer’s tan and I try to offset it from time to time by sitting outside in a chair with my shirt off, but it’s not working. But like my sister said, tanning is bad for you and I should just get a spray-on tan … Continue reading

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Family dating karma.

I was just at the Crazy 8’s concert at the zoo and while it was lots of fun, I’m old and it was a little loud for me. Afterwards we talked to the drummer, Ricky, who seemed to have a big crush on my sister. As our friend Megan pointed out, my sister is quite clueless about the dudes who like her and there were scads of dudes in the past. Because of this, Megan thinks, dating karma is causing me to not have any luck dating. Whatever. In any case, Megan and Nadeem are back in town and that means fun!

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Helen is not my friend.

I’ve been feeling a bit tired lately but the worst part is that I haven’t been sleeping all that well. I found out that I’m not the only one. I guess it’s because of the warmer weather but several of us have been waking up repeatedly in the middle of the night lately. I’ve also had a bit of a headache that Advil doesn’t seem to affect. It’s not that bad, though. The workout of the day was “Helen” and I wanted to beat my time from a month ago. But, as I was saying at the gym, I was a full month younger then, and much faster. It was … Continue reading

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My plans are easily derailed.

I thought the workout at the gym was easy today, but I forgot to take a picture of the workout on the board (something I do to keep track of what we did) and I’m kind of sitting around in a daze right now. That tells me it wasn’t that easy. I had a plan to go to bed early today, but that’s gone to hell. My Mac started acting up, and that usually only happens when I do something silly, like when I try to run a beta version of the OS. Things have cleared up after a reboot, but that’s usually something I never have to do with … Continue reading

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Does google make me a stalker?

I’m about the worst stalker ever, because I’m too lazy to leave my house to actually see what other people are doing outside. I mean, I’m willing to type in someone’s name to google to see what they’re doing (or my own for that matter) but I’m not willing to actually do move myself further than from the keyboard to the mouse to do it. I mean, really, have you looked yourself up on google? I sure hope you’re more interesting than I am. Geez. Talk about hideously dull. In any case, I’ve actually been trying to find a picture of my college girlfriend, to see what she looks like … Continue reading

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Fast women will kill me.

We had another partner workout today, and it really is Monday — the start of a week of workouts for me — but it still felt like a weekend workout. I was partnered with a fast college freshman (her dad is younger than me) so that meant very little rest between rounds and it was a killer today. I may have been pre-compromised as I slept like a log for 10 hours until someone woke me up, but after the workout I was completely pooped. I remember back when I started doing crossfit, I’d have to take a nap after every Saturday workout but I haven’t had to do that … Continue reading

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Driving someone else’s car.

My sister and brother-in-law have new car fever and sold their Honda Fit for a Toyota Yaris. They’re Toyota people, and they weren’t happy with the Fit. Something about turning radius, and wanting a ride suitable for a grandma. In any case, they wanted me on the new car bandwagon, and wanted me to check out the new Honda Insight. What I found out was that the new S2000’s are on sale and I kind of miss my old car. Really, though, not enough to buy an S2000. I test drove the Insight because it has rear seats that fold down and that’s really the only thing that I truly … Continue reading

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Getting lucky.

So I think I may be setting myself up for failure. I’m sticking my head out of my hole when I really know I should be hiding. The less notice I get, the better off I am. That’s about all I can say. I guess the sad part of my life, which I probably shouldn’t even say anything about, is that getting lucky means I only spent $120 tonight. I’ve already been asked how you can spend $120 going to the movies, but there was sushi involved in all this. Really, the way things have been going, if things went the way I was thinking: But really, that assumes a … Continue reading

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Too good to be true.

The class at the gym was oddly small today. Sometimes it’s like that. The weird part was that we had a partner workout on a Wednesday, which usually doesn’t happen. I knew I was in for it when the only other dude there was Daniel, a firefighter who is one full drinking adult younger than me (he’s only 24). During partner workouts, one partner is working while the other rests. When you’re paired with someone fast, you don’t get much rest. Daniel and I finished in incredible time, but I though we might have missed a round. I mean we were using 40lb dumbbells (5lbs more than most) and used … Continue reading

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Keeping it short.

How odd, I kind of felt bummed earlier tonight and I had no idea why. I guess it might just be the weather. One of my friends told me a bunch of people had the same sentiment today. It was an auspicious day, otherwise. Two of my friends who are about to have kids found out what sex their kids are going to be. I don’t know why I find that so exciting, but I do. Here’s to having more friends disappear for a few years until their kids get old enough to play little league. Or maybe that was all yesterday. I can’t remember anything any more.

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Go, Sean, go!

I’m always joking at the gym that I’m going to do 3 rounds of some exercise because, in general, I should be able to 6 of almost all of the things we count in that fashion. Today I barely did four. The reason, besides standard Monday fatigue, is that we did a 500m row for time. I’m sure we look like complete doofuses to anyone who really knows how to row, but we flail and pull and do whatever we can to finish as quickly as possible. The fastest guys at the gym are all over 6 feet tall. I finished in 1:35.7 which isn’t all that fast but still … Continue reading

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