Friday, November 21, 2008

Killed -- To Make A Roman Holiday!

Here's a photo of my mom, yukkng it up with some kind of centurion or gladiator or something in Rome, where they're apparently not as stuffy as those British guards, no matter how much Beefeaters you try to give them...

This is from their cruise through Europe (the water part) and the Mediterranean. I saw a lot of the pictures already in album form, but Mom passed along a few of them along with the article she wrote up for her local newspaper. Pretty cool!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Drama Continues, Abated

Morning weigh-in: 173#, 11% BF (that's what happens when you don't eat for 24 hours)
Whelp, back at work and feeling better, even if I'm not fully 100% yet. I basically slept from around 1:00 PM yesterday through to this morning, with a short wake-up (where I made some long-overdue uploads to flickr, answered email and in general played with the "old computer"). Tomorrow is a day off, and I think I'll be taking it easy tonight after the gym. Tomorrow's nightlife will hopefully be a different story, Brujos is playing at Pearly Baker's...
Take The Train: Two recent stories about rail transportation, here and here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Morning weigh-in: 177.5#, no idea what the BF is because I jumped off the scale...
Hopefully I'll be able to turn over a new leaf, because that number is pretty scary. But... I haven't been to the gym in like two weeks, or yoga or bike or anything else -- one day of riding and one hike while on vacation, and that's pretty much it since the McSorley's trip, and there wasn't too much going on before that either. (Meantime, I've been eating out almost every night for months.) Tonight is the Chain Gang monthly meeting, no real chance to do anything beforehand, but I guess tomorrow I'll have to start getting my act together.
Anyway, here is a little something about my new laptop. Pretty sweet! I was up pretty late with that thing last night, or rather late compared to my more recent bedtimes, and am now paying the price but it was worth it.

UPDATE: I wrote all that at lunchtime today, but "the price" I was paying was not really related to the late night or whatever -- I got pretty sick and took the afternoon off. Spent the day sleeping, no appetite, headache, stomache ache, body aches...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Even More Mobility

Well, here I am in Porter's, wirelessly connected and typing away on my new laptop... had dinner here with Anne and her friend Donna, who are doing the knitting thing. Major hassle with Fed Ex picking it up today, but I do have my new toy: it's a Dell something or other, 15" screen, seems pretty fast, and it runs Ubuntu so I'm still kinda-sorta a Linux purist. More on all this later, gotta run and drink beer.

By the way, the end of last week's vacation was all rainy, so the pattern was: breakfast in a coffee shop (wireless and Anne's laptop), browsing the college town bookstores mid-day, and ending the day at the local brewpub. Life was good, and it still is...