Monthly Archives: November 2010

What timing.

I finally took the plunge and bought an iPad last Friday and it’s due to arrive in a couple of days. I’ve been waiting for an iPad with a camera for videoconferencing, even though I never videoconference. Well, OK, I’ve used FaceTime with my sister a couple of times and once with my buddy Sean across a room but that’s about it. I waited and waited and never heard any rumors about a new iPad UNTIL THE DAY I ACTUALLY BOUGHT ONE. Sheesh. Now I even see the rumors about what cameras they’re using. Oh, well, I can always get a new one and give the old one to my … Continue reading

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More calf sleeves.

My sister got me some compressions sleeves for my calves since I’ve been having trouble with them cramping up. They look rather silly, but they seem to work. That, and rolling my IT band, which is supposed to be tight but doesn’t really hurt when I actually try to roll it. Funny that, but it seems to help. My body remains a mystery to me sometimes. Like why couldn’t I sleep last night? I was tossing and turning and I wonder if the dark beer I had with dinner was really just a coffee drink in disguise. Maybe I should give up drinking; my buddy Sean, a fellow burger connoisseur, … Continue reading

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My sense of accomplishment.

Every time I stand at the bathroom sink now, I seem to feel a sense of accomplishment. It’s not because I spent 10 minutes scrubbing the toilet and wiping down the sink and shower, but just because I increased the temperature on the hot water heater. I’m not sure why that makes me feel like I did something. Heck, I spent four hours raking leaves and cleaning the gutters (of leaves) and made a huge pile that filled the recycling yard debris can and two compost piles with some left over and still the hot water heater is the only thing that makes me feel like I did anything. It’s … Continue reading

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Vacation, sort of.

Woo! Long weekend and I’m finally sleeping in a bit. I also had an awful calf cramp that kept me out of the gym. Either way, lots of rest and I finally caught up with all the stuff on my DVR. Well, I suppose I didn’t start Rubicon or Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives but other than that it’s all done. This weekend of gluttony lead me to several new places. Thanksgiving Dinner was take-out from Irving St kitchen. Half-a-turkey, stuffing, gravy, two types of winter greens and mashed potatoes and I think my sister told me it was only $60. It fed four of us and we had leftovers. I … Continue reading

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Ma’s home!

So I’ve had this weird thing on my face (it’s not just the rest of my face) that I wanted the doctor to look at. It’s not easy to see in the picture, but it’s a weird thing that was kind of freaking me out. So what did he do when I got there? He stuck his finger up my ass. OK, so I’m leaving out the part where he looked at it and said, “something something” not skin cancer “something something” and then reminded me that I need a prostate exam because my dad had prostate cancer. Not what I was expecting, but better safe than sorry, I figure. … Continue reading

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Lazy weekend.

Yesterday I woke up incredibly tired and wanting just to go back to sleep. I did drag myself to the gym and wasn’t all that clear-headed afterwards. I had a short list of things I wanted to do and it seemed like I’d never get them done. The list wasn’t that long: laundry, haircut, rake the leaves, clean the gutters. I postponed the gutters but got everything else done, including getting a haircut that I’m really not that happy about. I just get my hair buzzed very short so it doesn’t take all that much skill, but there’s a stripe of longer hair that I can see. I mean really, … Continue reading

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Songs I can’t remember.

There are a few songs I try to sing along to in my car, and I really can’t remember all of the words to most of them. Fortunately, I don’t feel the need to do this when anyone else is in the car. The songs I can’t completely remember (I get the verses mixed up most often) today are “The Humpty Dance”, “Blue Monday (New Order)”, and “Oh Sherrie (Steve Perry)”. But I did find a song where I knew almost all of the words: “Message in a Bottle (The Police).” I’m not sure why that is. I had some grand theory about the songs of my youth, but they’re … Continue reading

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Is there a maximum RDA of french fries?

I’m sure fries aren’t good for you, and I think I ate more fries today than I should eat in an entire week. Lunch was at the Cruise In Country Diner with good burgers (Oregon Country Beef) and unlmited crispy fries. This kind of slowed me down at the gym later in the day. But I’ve been relieved of my gym cleaning duties on Mondays and Wednesdays so I went to Killer Burger for dinner with Sean and Jeff and had even more fries. Before I say anything else, the peanut butter, pickle, and bacon burger is exquisite. The meat is well seasoned and well cooked but the sweet housemade … Continue reading

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I’m definitely getting to bed early tonight.

This is the power of positive thinking. It’s past the time I’d need to get to sleep to get 8 hours, but not too much. HAH! I cursed myself. My computer just locked up and I’m back after losing 20 minutes. I’m also not really helping myself out by working so hard at the gym and then going to Jack in the box to get free tacos. I did eat a salad as well, and I’m not a big dressing user, so it might have been almost healthy. Still, two days in a row at Jack in the box. Well, I better figure out what’s going on and actually get … Continue reading

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Can I blame the jet lag?

I’ve had a lack of concentration lately, which is actually untrue because I’m concentrating on things but not the things I should be thinking about. For example, I’m looking in my ears every day with my microscope. I’m not sure why; there really isn’t anything in there like magicians coins or anything. I’m reading more comics that I’ve found. It’s all very nonsensical. And here it is, past midnight paying bills and I have to be up at 6AM. What am I thinking? Maybe I should hide all the distractions, but then I’d be stuck in a blank room. Possibly with padded walls. Huh.

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Dazed and confused.

Yesterday I went to the gym and I felt quite beat up after that. It’s the second time I’ve been back since my 2 week hiatus (or vacation of gluttony and sloth) but yesterday was pretty darn hard. Besides actually redeeming a Groupon (the one from the Gap) I didn’t do much of anything else but catch up on more TV that I had on my DVR from the aforementioned vacation. Well, I guess I was tired because I didn’t get up until 9:40, and I was pretty groggy. In fact, when I finally made it out to start cleaning the gutters, I found the neighbor’s keys, expired Timberline ski … Continue reading

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What did I forget to say today?

To the veterans, thank you for your service. So, after I went and stayed up for, what, 32 hours, diid I go to sleep at a reasonable hour? I’m assuming reasonable would have been more than eight hours of sleep (more like the 13 1/2 hours my sister got) so no, I did not. And it doesn’t look like I’m going to be sensible today, either. I even went to the gym today after feeling quite sleepy in the afternoon. I was the worst off before lunch and on the drive home. I still was sleepy right before I left for the gym. Fortunately, we didn’t do anything too difficult, … Continue reading

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