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Current reading: Armor by John Steakley
Recent listening: Greatest Hits/Duran Duran, Albinoni, Floorfillers, The Carter Family
Recent viewing: AFC and NFC Championships, Iowa vs. Michigan State, Deep Core, Nature, Saturday Night Live
Recent playing: Poker Room
Imperitive To Do: Pinewood Derby: Paint, Pinewood Derby: Drill, Pick up Ryno mail

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Current reading: Just A Geek by Wil Wheaton
Recent listening: Coverville, The Cure, Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone
Recent viewing: Sportscenter, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, South Park
Recent playing: Poker Room
Most Important To Do: Cut out Pinewood Derby cars

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The road home tonight was wet. Very wet. It was pouring when I rolled my bike out of the office and into the brightly lit darkness of downtown Portland. I raced the seven blocks down Stark Street to the Max Station on Front where I waited and hoped for the Blue Line. Red Line to Airport. Damn. Instead of a five minute downhill ride, I was looking at twenty minutes possibly against some vicious east wind out of the Gorge.

Thankfully, the wind was out of the south but the rain pummeled me the whole way home. When I cut across the Fred Meyer parking lot, there was a water puddle so large that it had waves rippling through it. At that moment I looked up at the sky to see that each drop of rain was clearly visible in the street lights of the parking lot. Torrential.

I stripped down to my shorts when I got home and everything went in the wash and then the dryer. Warm, dry clothes feel so good after a good soaking.

Bike odometer: 5653 miles
Current reading: Just A Geek by Wil Wheaton
Recent listening: New Roman Times/Camper Van Beethoven, Coverville, Blame The Vain/Dwight Yoakam, Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone
Recent viewing: The Colbert Report, CSI: Miami, Countdown with Keith Olberman
Recent playing: Falling Sand Game
Most Important To Do: Call DirecTV to get satellite dish fixed

Vital Statistics

Current reading: Just A Geek by Wil Wheaton
Recent listening: New Roman Times/Camper Van Beethoven, The Carter Family, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot/Wilco, Liz Phair, Especially For You/The Smithereens
Recent viewing: NFL Wildcard Playoff games, Distraction, South Park, ER, CSI
Recent playing: Falling Sand Game

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Today was my first day back on my bike for about a month. The ride to the Max was smooth and dry but I had to wait 20 minutes for the photographer from the Oregonian. Caught the Red Line home which means a longer ride than I like at night and the wind was blowing very strongly from the Gorge. I couldn’t get much over 10 mph most of the way and was very tired when I got home. Listened to The Carter Family on the way to work and Kindred Spirits coming home. A fitting combination, I thought.

Bike odometer: 5631 miles
Current reading: Just A Geek by Wil Wheaton
Recent listening: The Carter Family, Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to Johnny Cash, Imagine/John Lennon
Recent viewing: Medium, CNN/MSNBC coverage of the mining accident, Fiesta Bowl
Recent playing: Falling Sand Game

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Recent listening: Transcendental Blues/Steve Earle, 12 Songs/Neil Diamond, Especially For You/The Smithereens, Imagine/John Lennon
Recent viewing: Outback Bowl, Eagles vs. Redskins, Broncos vs. Chargers, Giants vs. Raiders, Penn & Teller’s Bullshit
Recent playing: Poker Room

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Recent listening: Fight Songs/Old 97’s, Extraordinary Machine/Fiona Apple, Crooked Fingers
Recent viewing: Countdown with Keith Olberman, Sportscenter, The O’Reilly Factor, King Kong (1934), King Kong (2005)
Recent playing: Poker Room

Vital Statistics

Current reading: Boy by Roald Dahl
Recent listening: Christmas music, Extraordinary Machine/Fiona Apple, Coverville, 12 Songs/Neil Diamond, The Carter Family
Recent viewing: Countdown with Keith Olberman, The Daily Show, Sportscenter
Recent playing: Poker Room

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Current reading: From The Earth To The Moon by Jules Verne
Recent listening: Nightfall in Middle Earth/Blind Guardian, The Devil’s Bris/Voltaire, Mermaid Avenue/Billy Bragg & Wilco, Thanksgiving Dinner Mix
Recent viewing: Broncos at Cowboys, Celebrity Poker Showdown, ER, Cold Case
Recent playing: Poker Room