The whole thing (including activation) seemed to take less than 10 minutes. I got the 16GB model in white. I sat in the parking garage for at least 15 minutes playing with it before I forced myself to put it down and drive to work.
Bike odometer: 2361 Van odometer: 151399 Weight lost (in pounds): 12 Hours of sleep last night: 8 Aches & pains: sciatic, lower back, right shoulder Picks left in March Madness office drawing: 0 Current reading:The Book of Totally Useless Information by Don Voorhees, The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman Recent listening:News from Lake Wobegon, Science Friday, Fresh Air, Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Recent viewing: Blades of Glory, Little Miss Sunshine, March Madness, Countdown Recent playing:Puzzle Boy Recently accomplished: cat box, installed new tuning pegs & strings on guitar, groceries, Time Machine for Tina, bought and assembled new vacuum, tracked Thomas’ reading homework, Song of the Day, recycling, began moving rynosoft.com, broke mower Imperative To Do: Sift through inbox, taxes, post office (Kent, Sue, Lala), phone calls, test bike commute, join gym, 401k rollover, finish moving rynosoft.com, buy new mower, mow lawn
Saturday morning I awoke to extremely sore calf muscles. Evidently, all the hiking/walking we did at Adventure Cove the day before took its toll. I did some yardwork, but mostly rested the whole live-long day. I did more of the same yesterday, but my calves are still sore this morning. And I discovered that I actively use those muscles when I’m biking. Now would be a good time to have a second car!
Bike odometer: 64 miles Current reading:The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, The Prince by Machiavelli Recent listening:Taking The Long Way by Dixie Chicks, Science Friday Recent viewing: The Daily Show, PGA Championship, 30 Days, South Park, The Dead Zone Recent playing:Zuma Recently accomplished: Mowed, trimmed and edged the lawn, trimmed some hedges, instructed Thomas on lawn watering, setup my new Airport Express, grocery shopping Imperative To Do: Install network in Graham’s room, labels for my sister’s CDs, pay bills, fix Newton server, buy pooper scooper, kill and pull weeds Cool video: Monster dunk
Tina, Graham and I went car shopping today. We decided that we really needed at least one reliable car, so rather than replace the truck with another used truck, we’re going to get a new family car. Today we looked and and drove a KiaSorento, a ScionxB and a ChevyHHR. The Sorento was nice and Kia has a great warranty, but they couldn’t come down to our price range. The HHR might be nice, but after driving the xB, there was really no question which car we would get. We’re going to finalize our financing options and might have a new Scion next week!
Thomas didn’t go with us today because he’s been at Cub Scout Camp all week. Tina has missed him greatly and we’re going to pick him up there tomorrow. I suspect that he’s hardly noticed we’re not there.
I may have mentioned a couple of weeks ago about spending the night at the hospital as part of a sleep study. The study confirmed that I have positional sleep apnia which means that I have an abnormal number of apnia episodes when I sleep on my back. I also exhibit apnia symptoms while I am in R.E.M. sleep. During the sleep study, if I would have shown apnia by 2:00 AM, they would have awoken me in order to fit me with a CPAP device. I did not meet the criteria and did not exhibit severe enough apnia until after I went into R.E.M.’s sometime after 2:00 AM. I can’t tell you how disappointed I was when I awoke at 5:30 and realized that they had not awoken me. Later, the technician explained my situation and assured me that I would probably still be fitted for a CPAP on another night. Thus, I am scheduled for another study next week and I’m pretty sure it will be to do that very thing. I’ll write more later when I know more.
Bike odometer: 39 miles (I think my bike odometer needs a new battery) Current reading:The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, The Prince by Machiavelli Recent listening:DrugMusic, Lynryd Skynyrd, Run DMC by Run DMC Recent viewing: The ESPY’s, Sportscenter, Countdown, The 4400, Monk Recent playing:Bust-A-Move Recently accomplished: Lubed bike, returned cans, pulled huge blackberry vine, sequenced CDs for my sister Imperative To Do: Bike repairs, get watch fixed, buy battery for bike odometer, truck shopping, Internet for Graham’s room, burn CDs for my sister Cool link:Chris Bliss: Awesome juggling act choreographed to the final medley on Abbey Road.