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Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2567
Aches & pains: mosquito bites
Current reading: Beginning iPhone 3.0 Development by David Mark and Jeff LaMarche, Food Rules by Michael Pollan
Recent listening: Billie Holiday, Gershwin, Bright Eyes
Recent viewing: Jazz (Ken Burns), Futurama, Wipeout, Psych, Jack, Toy Story 3, Freaks and Geeks, The Blues Brothers, Crazy Heart, The Rachel Maddow Show
Recent playing: Words with Friends, Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds
Recently accomplished: Blackberry removal, fixed deck railing, doctor’s appointment, client visit in Milwaukee, finished Iowa travel arrangements
Imperative To Do: Mail box of books to Camden County Jail, pick up new meds, wrap-up must-do work items before vacation, vacation, iPhone app

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2567
Aches & pains: lower back
Current reading: Beginning iPhone 3.0 Development by David Mark and Jeff LaMarche
Recent listening: John Coltrane, Public Enemy, Liz Phair, Dan Fogelberg, Lightning Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Grand Funk Railroad
Recent viewing: Jazz (Ken Burns), The Messenger, Precious, The Jacket, Masters of Horror, The Machinist, Moon, Surrogates, Brothers, The Blind Side, August Rush, Doctor Who, Medium
Recent playing: Words with Friends, Plants vs. Zombies
Recently accomplished: Harvested compost, pulled dandelions, planted grass, removed blackberries, fixed attic door, created Troop 820 IS infrastructure
Imperative To Do: Make doctor’s appointment, iPhone app, bank, post office, Troop 820 Treasurer’s report

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2567
Aches & pains: itchy tattoo
Current reading: George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking
Recent listening: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Michelle Shocked, Muddy Waters, Dio, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tom Waits
Recent viewing: Lost, Modern Family, Doctor Who, Glee, Fringe, Moon, Iron Man 2, Donnie Darko, The Big Lebowski, It Might Get Loud
Recent playing: Words with Friends, Plants vs. Zombies
Recently accomplished: Collected summer camp fees, finished Iowa vacation planning, learned to solder, fixed 1 of 2 broken LCD displays, unclogged traps in both bathrooms, job interview, endured first tattoo, setup Troop 820 website
Imperative To Do: iPhone application, pay speeding ticket, weed and feed, groceries

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2557
Aches & pains: numbness in left thigh
Current reading: Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
Recent listening: Son Volt, Seals & Crofts, Firefall, Bread, Brave Combo
Recent viewing: Fringe, Glee, Mad Men, The Colbert Report
Recent playing: Doodle Jump, geoDefense
Recently accomplished: Fruit pickup and delivery, expense reports, winterization, yard work
Imperative To Do: Clean gutters, put antenna in the attic, clean office, finish Best of 2008, rebates, replace rusted grill parts, clean roof

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2557
Aches & pains: occasional dizziness (high blood pressure medication)
Current reading: My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk, Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs, Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton
Recent listening: Bach, Mojo Nixon, The Beatles, Adam Ant
Recent viewing: Medium, Mad Men, Heroes, Brainiac, Fringe, FlashForward, Simpsons, Family Guy, Glee, Leverage
Recent playing: Doodle Jump
Recently accomplished: Fixed backups, Scout finances, yard cleanup
Imperative To Do: Return cans, put antenna in the attic, clean office, finish Best of 2008, rebates, replace rusted grill parts, set up Iowa liaisons, clean roof

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2529
Van odometer: 155709
Aches & pains: mosquito bites (healing)
Current reading: My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk
Recent listening: Seconds of Pleasure by Rockpile, Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Revolver by The Beatles, Faith and Courage by Sinéad O’Connor
Recent viewing: The Lady in the Water, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (series), Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Sphere, Dear God, Roadside Prophets, The Last Days of Frankie the Fly, The Golden Compass, Truth or Consequences NM, Helvetica, A Scanner Darkly, I’m Not There, The King of Kong, The Killing of John Lennon
Recent playing: Peggle (for iPhone)
Recently accomplished: Bachelor week, Caravan DEQ and registration, cat boxes
Imperative To Do: Read Sam’s script, return cans, put antenna in the attic, clean office, finish Best of 2008

The moon is in a phase and I guess that I am too

Last night Graham and Thomas had their final orchestra concert of the year. In anticipation of the event, several months ago I invited my mother to visit us at this time so that she could attend. Graham’s fourth grade orchestra was the first to play and they did a very nice job of showing how much they had improved during the year. After they took their bow, they all started off stage to make room for the fifth grade orchestra. As Graham stood near the edge of the stage waiting for the rest of the kids to move, he chatted and laughed with his nearby friends. I looked away for a second to talk to Tina and then we heard a crash in front of the stage followed by a gasp from the audience. Somebody fell. Tina asked, “Who fell?” Scanning the group near the commotion, I realized Graham was no longer on stage. “It’s Graham!” I told her as she stood and then rushed down the stairs to the stage.

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Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2523
Van odometer: 154556
Aches & pains: miniature frost bite on my elbow (turned black), back in spasm for 3 days
Current reading: My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk, Cross-platform GUI Programming with wxWidgets
Recent listening: CovervilleLive from Austin, TX by Neko CaseThe 99 Most Essential Beethoven MasterpiecesWeird Al YankovicFinal Boss by MC Frontalot
Recent viewing: The Thing, The Tick, Numbers, Coraline, The Daily Show, Battlestar Galactica, This Week with George Stephanopolous, Meet the Press, Firefly, Welcome to Macintosh, Fringe, Confessions of a Superhero, Lost (Season 1)
Recent playing: Chain Factor, Galcon
Recently accomplished: Can recycling for Scouts, Coldplay tickets for Thomas, found outlet for Boy Scout can recycling, yard debris, Valentine’s Day plans, volunteered to be Troop 820 Treasurer, visited Evergreen Aerospace Museum
Imperative To Do: Freecycle, get rid of MacRenewal Macs, recover network functionality on old Tivo

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2523
Van odometer: 154292
Weight lost (in pounds): 0
Aches & pains: n/a
Current reading: My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk, Cross-platform GUI Programming with wxWidgets
Recent listening: RadioheadTom Waits, BeckR.E.M.Willy & The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Recent viewing: The Hoax, Heroes, Fringe, How I Met Your Mother, Colts at Browns
Recent playing: Chain Factor, Guitar Hero, Lego Star Wars, Galcon
Recently accomplished: Quicken Online migration, purchased Xbox 360, Christmas shopping, mouse cleanup & execution
Imperative To Do: Get rid of office junk, freecycle, activate new Tivo, clean garage, get rid of MacRenewal Macs, trim bushes, pull blackberries