Friday, December 10, 2010


Had the day off, blowing through some vacation time, use-it-or-lose-it mode before the end of the year. Unfortunately I spent the day sick: am right on the cusp of coming down with a cold, that was what all that asthma etc really was, the start of whatever it was that came to a head yesterday. Tons of Emergen-C with vitamin D, and Mucinex-D, and I should be ok in a couple of days but in the meantime I've been totally wiped out. Anne was fighting something the other day, and may be about to get what I have -- she had a rough night. Luckily, we did pretty much nothing all day. (We did get out for a short ride though, just over to the Wegman's for groceries. Only ride of the week for me.)

The Boy Who Kicked Over The Hornet's Nest: All this Julian Assange Swedish eye-spy WikiLeaks brew-ha-ha reminds me of... something...

Barely Ahead Of My Time: Looks like Pychon's Inherent Vice might be made into a movie. Good thing I just finished it.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Squaring The Circle

Morning weigh-in: 182.5#, 14% BF
So it's been another week between posts; it seems my logorrhea well has run dry...
Things here are back to normal: Thanksgiving is over, Ben and Emmi (and their friends) are back at school, and we didn't really have all that much planned for this past weekend. (Anne had a few things on her plate but I got to waste the time as stupidly as I could figure how -- playing with the computer.) But last weekend...
Thanksgiving Shenanigans: Emmi & Ben had Thanksgiving dinner with their dad's family, and since Friday was Anne's big family get together -- and my family was scattered for the holiday -- we had steak. Awesome! Anne spent the day deboning the poultry for Saturday's turducken party, and cut her finger working on the last bone of the last bird. Not so awesome... We spent Friday in Jim Thorpe doing the Thanksgiving thing, then Saturday we did the annual Turkey Trot 5k in the morning (brrrr!) and spent the day preparing for the Turducken Party, which was a real blowout, a major success.
Sunday after the party I got up a bit late, but I did get down to Montgomeryville, and finally got Anne's new car stereo installed, then spent the afternoon hiking Sals with Dave.
I haven't been doing too much riding lately -- going out tonight, but still. I did a towpath ride with Doug on Monday, and a short road ride Friday, and basically that's it since the asthma incident. I got out again yesterday for another Sals hike, another mapping expedition, but other than that my only exercise lately has been at my new gym.