Monthly Archives: May 2011

Vacation weekend.

I’m taking some time off from the gym (one whole extra day, so far) because I may have overdone it last week. Or I’m being lazy. Or I’m really, really, in need of a vacation. I did spend most of the day trying to hang some curtains. It meant taking down the old curtains, washing them, taking down the old hardware, and then putting up the new hardware and the outdated but hopefully clean curtains. There was 41 years of dust on the curtains, much of it from when my dad smoked and my mom burned incense for the Buddhist shrine we have. After all the trouble, I was almost … Continue reading

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Still feel like I got run over by a truck.

Perhaps this is another one of the joys of getting older. Going to the gym makes you feel like you got beat up in a bumfight or something. Or maybe a car wreck. Though the few times I’ve been in a car wreck I didn’t feel so bad. Really, I have very little to add tonight. I still need to juggle my bank accounts and bleed away the money I have socked away for my never-arriving Toyota Prius I ordered back in February. Or maybe I should just say I suggested to the dealer that I have A BIG PILE OF MONEY set aside for a Prius and they should … Continue reading

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What the hell is wrong with DVR programmers?

Every time I try to record a sporting event, the game goes over the set time and the DVR cuts off the last part of the game. What kind of assclown doesn’t compensate for sporting events?

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Still just falling apart.

For some reason, my left index finger was numb this morning and my stomach felt like I’d eaten cement for breakfast. I’m just falling apart. I was also incredibly tired after work and considered going to sleep after I got home at 6PM, but I still went to the gym. There were times when I’d stare at a weight, for example, trying to get it to move on its own, but I still didn’t quite wuss out on anything. Even though I felt like I might see my lunch, or what those rocks in my stomach from earlier in the day looked like. I told myself I’d get to sleep … Continue reading

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Food hangover.

I’ve had a headache all weekend, but I think that’s really more to do with sinus problems. I’ll spare you the gory details, but I’ve heard from others (including my sister’s running group) that I’m not the only one with sinus issues right now. I’ve been using a Neti pot and my head still hurts. I might just blame it on hay fever season. Friday night my buddy Il and I went to the new remodeled Ringside for my birthday dinner. We were almost 40 days late, but that’s just sort of how we roll. I’ve had a food hangover ever since. I feel bloated. I suppose when two guys … Continue reading

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I am older and more boring.

I have nothing to say lately except my job is busy busy busy. I try not to say too much because it’s not like I hide who I am or where I work. It’s probably pretty easy to figure who I’m talking about if I were to say anything. And other than that, I go to the gym, and I watch Jay the Contractor work. That’s about it. This year my birthday made me feel especially old and I figure that’s probably about it for most of the things I should have done in my 30’s. I’m way past the late cutoff for things like having a family or getting … Continue reading

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Busy busy busy busy.

My mom came back from Japan today and the kitchen is still torn apart so I figured it was a good time to skip going to the gym and take her out to dinner. It’s nice living in a neighborhood with lots of choices, even a barbecue restaurant like Slabtown Ribs and BBQ. It’s probably not the best place to go every other week, but it is tasty. I just sent 12 work emails from 9:30PM on and they weren’t all short messages. Work is still pretty busy. How did I get myself into this? Stupid need for health insurance.

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As the list gets shorter, the tasks get harder.

Turns out my mom isn’t coming back until Tuesday. The kitchen still won’t be finished by then so I’m not sure what difference it really makes. We had this awful shelving unit with aluminum rails and supports and pressboard shelves that I’ve decided isn’t going back into the kitchen. That also means that we need a table for the telephone. I’m not a big furniture shopper and it’s been a bit of a headache. I started last night on Google and went to three antique stores, Portland Furnishings, Hip, Dania, and finally the Joinery. All I wanted was a narrow table and I finally found what I need is called … Continue reading

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I’ve got a list of demands

Today was a friend’s 50th birthday and he usually keeps that sort of thing quiet. I call him on his birthday every year, though. Who else is going to do it? I’ll buy him breakfast tomorrow (today). I had what I thought was a huge list of errands today and I didn’t finish them. I never do, really. But I did finish most of them, even with my poor start. I usually mop the gym floor but when new mop heads can leave a lot of lint on the rough rubber surface. Instead of mopping, I vacuumed. It can take me 45 minutes to mop the floor if there’s a … Continue reading

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Lovely 50-50

I’ve been told by several people that the Lovely 50-50 is their favorite pizza in Portland. I can see that. It was really good as was the huckleberry ice cream I had for dessert. I would put it above Apizza Scholls, where they’re too popular and go out of their way to let you know how special they are even though I think the pizza at Apizza Scholls is just a little tastier. But I’m not sure if I put it over Pizzicato because the pizza is a bit too fancy for me. I had a pizza with wild nettles with taleggio & salumi pancetta and I had to ask what … Continue reading

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So busy and so behind.

Yesterday I skipped the gym because of a continuing stomach ache and worked on the house. Or so I thought. I’m not really sure what I did. I do believe I should be working on the wiring right now but my drill batteries were out of juice and I’m tired and busy at work. I need to get some sleep. Oh, and genius probably figured out that the multivitamins he quit taking in the past were causing his stomach aches. So in summary, have to wire the house. Don’t know when. Maybe Jay the Contractor will have to do it.

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More tired than I thought, I think.

I spent half the day yesterday finishing up the demolition of the walls, in a room sealed off with plastic. I ddn’t think I was that tired, but after going out to dinner (and having three beers) I came home and passed out on the floor. I woke up four hours later at 1AM and finally put the sheets on the bed and went to sleep. I didn’t get up until 8AM. So what does this mean? Not a whole lot. My stomach has hurt all day (hooray for that) and I’ve done some more cleaning on the room. The problem is that there’s a lot of airborne dust and … Continue reading

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