Bike odometer: 466 Weight lost: 50 lbs. Hours of sleep last night: 8 Hours billed this week: 41 Current reading: The Prince by Machiavelli, Feminism Is For Everybody by Bell Hooks Recent listening:Coverville, DrugMusic, NPR Story of the Day, Science Friday Recent viewing: Without A Trace, And You Don’t Stop: 30 Years of Hip Hop, Sportscenter, Countdown, Mythbusters Recent playing:Sketchfighter, Guitar Hero Recently accomplished: n/a Imperative To Do: Finish garage, finish old blog entries, call mechanic, build new computer for Thomas, rake, clean garage, fix laundry room door, RMA old Tivo drive, Best of 2006, memory rebate Cool Link:International faux pas: Just reading the one for the U.S. is fun. Try another country!
Bike odometer: 448 Weight lost: 49 lbs. Hours of sleep last night: 8 Hours billed this week: 11.5 Current reading: The Prince by Machiavelli, Feminism Is For Everybody by Bell Hooks Recent listening:Coverville, DrugMusic, NPR Story of the Day, Science Friday Recent viewing: Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Cold Case, Giants at Cowboys, Colts at Titans, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show Recent playing:Zuma, Sketchfighter Recently accomplished: Cleaned garage (mostly), mowed lawn, winterized back yard, dried van, paid bills Imperative To Do: Finish garage, finish old blog entries, call mechanic, build new computer for Thomas, rake, clean garage, fix laundry room door, RMA old Tivo drive, Best of 2006, memory rebate Cool Link:AIM Fight: Are you on AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)? If so, you can take me on in an AIM Fight (my screen name is “rynosoft”), an idea conceived by one of the AIM programmers.
Bike odometer: 233 miles Weight lost: 32 lbs. Hours of sleep last night: 9.5 (slept in) Current reading:I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe, The Prince by Machiavelli Recent listening:Portrait: The Music of Dan Fogelberg by Dan Fogelberg, The Ramones, Eating’s Not Cheating by mc chris, Glimmer by Kim Richey Recent viewing: Battlestar Galactica, South Park, Nova, Discoveries This Week, Rock Show, Charlie Rose, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show Recent playing:Zuma Recently accomplished: Installed new bike computer, pulled Thomas’ hard drives for analysis and repair Imperative To Do: Finish old blog entries, rake, finish fixing Thomas’ hard drive, clean garage, return stuff to hardware store Cool Video: Darkness.Light.Darkness. (Warning: contains clay nudity)
My friend, Don Fitzgerald, helped me construct a bench on Saturday to reinforce the sagging rail on my deck. The bench turned out great and now the rail is rock-solid. Don was proud that we only had 4 scraps of wood left when we were done.
I’ve got some pictures from the sleep clinic that I’m sorting through. I’ll have those up some time this week.
Bike odometer: 82 miles Current reading:The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, The Prince by Machiavelli Recent listening:NPR Story of the Day, Science Friday Recent viewing: Brainiac, 2006 World Series of Poker, Monk, FIBA Championships, Emmy Awards Recent playing:Zuma Recently accomplished: Finished Zuma, built a bench on our deck, deck maintenance, cleaned up the work bench in the garage, cleaned and lubed bike, paid bills, helped Thomas design a Lego steering mechanism Imperative To Do: Install network in Graham’s room, labels for my sister’s CDs, pay bills, fix Newton server, kill and pull weeds, design a better steering mechanism Cool Link:Why not impeachment? by Bill Maher
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.