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)
Today Tina and I celebrated losing 20 lbs. each by having sushi for lunch. It’s been remarkably easy on the South Beach plan. Tina tells me everything I can and can’t eat which makes it even easier. I wouldn’t be able to do this well without her.
On Saturday I rented a power washer and spent the rest of the weekend cleaning the deck and all of our concrete. After 8 hours on Saturday and 6 hours on Sunday, my whole body is complaining today but especially my back. It doesn’t feel like I “pulled” anything, though, so I’m sure it will be OK in a few days.
My mom is getting here on Wednesday and we’re having a big (for us) birthday party for my 40th birthday on Saturday. You are invited!
Bike odometer: n/a (drove today) Current reading:I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe, The Prince by Machiavelli Recent listening:Coverville, MC Front-A-Lot, MC Chris, It’s The Jump Off Recent viewing: Dead Zone, Countdown, An Evening with the Dixie Chicks, Sportscenter, The Simpsons, The Alternative, The Daily Show, National Pie Championship Recent playing:Zuma Recently accomplished: Recycled styrofoam, power washed the deck and concrete, emailed birthday invitations Imperative To Do: Clean CPAP stuff, bank, refinish deck, hair cut, service van, new rear fender for bike, mow lawn, follow-up phone calls for birthday Cool Video: Four-year-old drumming prodigy
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
I’m waiting in the airport now for my flight to board for SFO. I had a middle seat but I bought a $24 upgrade for “Economy Plus” that gets me a window seat on the exit row. It’s a scam, but still worth it.
Yesterday Thomas and I went on the annual bike ride for his Cub Scout pack. This year I chose the route and it was quite enjoyable. There’s a length of bike path on Marine Drive along the Columbia that is about 4 miles long. When we got to the end, we pushed our bikes down to the beach and the boys played in the sand for over an hour. It was hot by the time we headed back and I was sucking wind by the end. Thomas really enjoyed it, though, and wants to go on more bike rides. I need to make time for that!
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.
Just woke up. I’ve been sick since Friday morning. Sore throat, cough, feeling like crap – that kind of thing. Everyday I think that maybe another day in bed will help, but then I wake up feeling like crap again. I guess I’ll just throw in the towel tomorrow morning and go back to work.
Current reading:Angels and Demons by Dan Brown, Smoke and Guns by Kirsten Baldock and Fabio Moon Recent listening: n/a Recent viewing: Heat at Mavericks, French Open: Men’s Final Recent playing:Poker Room, Halo Recently accomplished: n/a Imperative To Do: Get better, call Sears, call sleep doctor, bike repairs, get watch fixed, truck shopping, bank, Internet for Graham’s room Cool link:The Week in Unnecessary Censorship: My favorite “bit” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.