Thursday, October 08, 2009


Morning weigh-in: 177.5#, 12.5% BF
Not much to say, same old same old, I just dropped in to post the weigh-in. I have a few new pictures up though, so you can go check them out if you want. Yoga last night, gym tonight, rain tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Blessed Are The Tiresome, Etc

Morning weigh-in: 177.5#, 13.5% BF
Well, I guess the good news is that I'm back to blogging on a fairly regular basis, it's just too bad I've already run out of things to say...
Hit the gym last night, then went to the apartment and removed the last of the books and bookcases (the ones in the spare room, my nemesis); dinner was at Brew Works: three tacos for $3 and two brews for Tuesday. Tonight I'm stopping by the apartment before yoga, just to spend a few minutes organizing. My next task is the kitchen, so I'll probably just throw out old food, and maybe toss a few "big-ticket" items, like the crock pot or the microwave, into the car -- the main goal tonight will be just to keep moving, maybe it's busy work but I need to spend time in that space while the plan for the rest of my stuff gestates.
Linux Voyager Needs A Destination: I'm starting to wind down my MTO project, which was fun and interesting, and even useful in a way... but now I am on the lookout for my next project, maybe more GRASS, or matrix population models again, maybe just another simple program ( a toy one this time), or learning R and statistics, or any one of a dozen things I never got around to... Winter's coming, but I'm not sure how much "indoor time" I'll have, since I also plan to get in quite a bit of skiiing: this winter is expected to be a snowy one, and I hardly went at all last year.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Moving In The Right Direction

Morning weigh-in: 176.5#, 14% BF
More careful eating, a little yoga, the weight moves on its way...
I've been moving my books and bookcases over to Anne's the past few days; tonight I should get the last of the ones in the bookcases (as well as the last bookcases themselves) done, at which point I have to start on the kitchen. I have a lot of kitchen things that are pretty nice but they're duplicates of what Anne already has, so we're going to have to consolidate. My dishes are especially a tough choice: I have a full set, like "dinner for twenty," and they used to belong to my Great Aunt so I'm loathe to just sell or give them away... but maybe some young family member could use a set of dishes and silverware -- not fancy, daily use type stuff.
Anyway, tonight I do a few errands, then hit the gym before going to the apartment. Dinner will probably be tacos with the post-knitting ladies at Brew Works -- we're back in the hometown groove, and it is Two Brew Tuesday.
Tomorrow is more yoga and more apartment, Thursday is gym/apartment, and I have off Friday. The flow: it goes, and I go with it.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Some Loose Ends

Morning weigh-in: 179.5#, 12% BF
I guess that figure tells more about our vacation than any photo or 1000 words could... But, I took a bunch of pictures, from both of our rides at Tsali, the drive through Great Smoky Mountains National Park (and also Pigeon Forge), and of our "urban exploration day" in Knoxville, which included coffee shops, a lunchtime concert, and a visit to the University of Tennessee to see Emmi's research. I'll post them Stay tuned!
I took no photos, but we (Anne and I, Scott, Joe & Sally, and Donna) took Debby out to the Aladdin for her birthday. Lotsa great Middle Eastern food, plus a belly dancer, who was a big hit with the birthday party of 10-year-old girls -- watching them watch her was at least as entertaining as the dancer herself. She took out veils and got the kids to try dancing, and eventually Debby -- who actually knows how to belly dance -- and Scott joined the fun, and finally two drunk guys with napkins and bread baskets on their heads. (Actual Middle Eastern customers looked less than fully amused at these last two. If looks could kill...)
Yesterday -- after the traditional Sunday Blue Sky Cafe Breakfast --  was the Brian Hahl Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day over at Jordan, and I think it was a smashing success: there were probably 40 kids, ranging in age from 5 through their early teens, taking the skills test (a kind of obstacle course), participating in various goofy contests, and of course hitting the trails for group rides. Anne and I rode with my friend Ken and his 8 y.o. son Jake; we rode for about an hour ride, going maybe four miles or so -- it was so cool to watch him gain confidence and have fun as the ride progressed.
We stopped in at Lois and Cliff's later, but their dog was giving me some allergy problems so we took off a bit early. Home, bed, wake up, and now I am back at work. Sigh...