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I ran and did my forms in the neighborhood this morning. Before the sun was up at all. I guess about 15 minutes of exercise? Not a long thing, but I felt nice and awake afterwards. It's nice to see spring return.
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I rolled over my pedometer today. 1000000+ steps! I think I'll stop wearing it now. Maybe Erin still wants it?
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I've always been amused by the depiction of NJ as some black continent, 'Here There Be Monsters,' or something.

I am running late today, and skipped the pushups because I had trouble getting up. I need to remember to sleep more. Also, there are other things I need to remember, but I'm forgetful. I'll also be skipping practice tonight thanks to both laziness and the need to do some errands.

School is ok thus far. It's a little slow right now, and that's ok - I like that something is slow right now. It doesn't help that I go right after work. I get really sleepy then.

I've been so sleepy the past few days. I blame the not sleeping enough, along with my cup of tea habit. Well, at least all the things I'm going to do tonight will either be at or close to home. I might just get some sleep tonight.

Everyone's excited about Batman, right? I'm not sure when I'll be able to make it, maybe Wednesday?


Jul. 14th, 2008 07:59 am
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It's an interesting sticker, to be sure. I have to wonder, though: is it telling us to avoid free speech, or is it declaring 'AVOIDπ' to be free speech?

Last night, Erin and I saw Hellboy 2, and we both thought it was pretty good. It was fun and visually stunning. The only problem was the huge amount of foreshadowing gave away many of the plot points. It looks to me that they're making ready for a 3rd apocalyptic film. I'm excited.

Today is not a good day for my fitness regimes. I failed week 3 day 1 again, so I'm going to have to go back to week 2. I think I'll do it at a higher level, to better prepare me for week 3 take 2. I also left my pedometer at home. I mean I even wore that thing to Tom's wedding.

Speaking of, Tom's going to be staying at our place for HOPE, which I'm excited about. Also, since it's security-related, I get to take a paid day off work as 'Training'. Beat that!

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Well, actually, I don't think it actually is Total Internal Reflection because we can actually see the weird effect of seeing the inside edge of Carrie's glasses repeated. This was taken at the Sciffie gathering on the 4th.

Today my mom goes home from the hospital! Apparently the infection is largely beat, just some swelling and pain remains. So now it's time to stay the course and finish up the antibiotics (that's a pretty word to spell on the phone: 26842468427).

Unfortunately, I need to re-do week 3 day 1 because I couldn't complete it today. If I fail again Friday, I think I'll repeat week 2 at the next highest level before trying 3 again. I knew it would be a problem because my exhaustion test yesterday got me to the lowest qualifying score on the lowest level for this week. What can I say, I have no upper body strength to speak of. But that's the whole point of this exercise, right?

Edit: I have made the photo friends-only at Carrie's request. If you are my friend here on LJ, this will not affect your viewing. If you are not, you will get a broken image. Sorry.

New couch!

Jul. 2nd, 2008 12:17 pm
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Erin and Chris finished it before I got home last night. It is very comfortable, although a little firm right now (age will soften it in good time). Erin clearly thinks it is nice. I'm sure my dad, as lover of all things green, will love the color. All we need now is an a/c and we shall have a very nice living room. (Well, that and for Paul to take out the old couch.)

Work has been boring because of how large the new bench is. Not only are there too many people in such a small space, but it takes a long time to do anything because of all the things involved.

Today is day 1 of week 2 of the 100 push ups thing I've been doing. Today I did 23. My first exhaustion test, last week, was 4. Rock on! To be fair, the 23 was done in intervals, but one of those had 9. This is progressing much faster than I thought it would. This upcoming Tuesday is my next exhaustion test.

Last night, I helped some ladies know where they could get some knockoff bags. I'm such a good New Yorker.

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Found at the mall next to my work. I often see this truck with one flat tire. I guess that Target doesn't often need their services.

This is a busy TKD week, as I won't be able to go at all next week. Tonight is a demonstration & promotion test in Bay Ridge. Yesterday was the Headmaster's class, and Tuesday was Pat's class. I would've gone to class on Monday, but everyone was in Indiana.

It seems likely that I will be missing my earlier train today. This sucks because a major work project starts today, and I want to get to Bay Ridge as quick as I can.

The hundred pushups program has taken its toll on my pecs today, the day after I started, and my rest day. Figures. And my lower abs, too.

I caught my train!


Jun. 20th, 2008 01:06 pm
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Notice how I changed out of said sleeveless shirt ASAP.

The run yesterday was fun. I did my 3.5 miles in 32:35, better than my 10-minute goal, although not by all that much. Still, given my nearly 0 training & given that my first mile took like 11 minutes thanks to the crowding, I'm not disappointed at all. I'm a little sore today, but nothing too bad.

After the run, I went straight home, because I'm antisocial like that, and because I was so close.

Also, I want to wish Rose a happy, if belated birthday! Sorry I didn't mention it earlier, but that's the way it goes sometimes.

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Found on 53rd and 8th. Note the giant microwave horns on the top of the building. My guess, from my continued walk uptown, is that they provide data services to the Time-Warner Center, which have large, horizontally-oriented parabolic dishes. They, of course, point downtown and to the west, much like there horns point uptown and to the east.

Today is my run: 3.5 miles. Should be fun. I should do better than a 10-minute mile, as I consistently did those in the Catskills, and Central Park is considerably less hilly. But it will be much more crowded than any TKD race I've ran. Unfortunately, I forgot to in buy a cheap watch to keep my own time. I don't want to wear my nice stainless steel one, both because it is nice and because it is loose on my wrist.

See you at the finish line!

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I don't think that the scrawled response, 'drink water,' came through very well. The Peanut Board wants you to know that they can help you through the 3-o'clock slump. One New Yorker disagrees.

I went jogging this morning with Erin. Very short trip at a moderate pace. I just wanted to give her the opportunity to get a run done and give me the chance to loosen up a bit for my run tomorrow. Unfortunately, I've got to get in early tomorrow because we're meeting at the guardhouse at 4:15, where I usually leave work just before 5.

The Portable Atheist has been getting much more readable now that I'm in contemporary works. But, there are still some pieces that are worth skipping. Like one piece was solely a critique of some other work, not included in this collection for obvious reasons. I know I Should seek out this referenced work myself & then return, but I can't be bothered. Oh, and Richard Dawkins is much less annoying in print than he is on YouTube.

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Thanks for the weather report, guys.

22574 steps since Wednesday, 930a. I'm pretty pleased. In other exercise news, I'll be running Pat's Fordham class, as he'll be doing security for Bay Ridge Prep's 'prom'.

Lately I've been having some lovely ear/throat irritation consistent w/ my allergies. So it must be spring, right?

This weekend, Erin & I will be going to PA for Tom's wedding. That promises to be a good time.

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I've calculated that, of my hour and fifteen minute commute to work (door-to-door), I spend about 30 minutes on moving trains, 20 minutes walking, and the rest (25 min) waiting. The return trip is a different story as I'm less-aligned to the schedule then.

I've been getting back into running and Forms in the morning. Today is my second consecutive day back. It feels good. I've added Basics to increase the workout time without bothering to lay down a new running route or (gods forbid) run a lap of something. I'm also thinking I should start changing up the form order, because you never know how things might go at the test in November. In addition, I've been feeling less crisp than I was this summer, so I should get back into this. And I am, so that's good.

On a completely different note: I'm using PuTTY and links to browse some websites. If I don't use screen, links has no problem getting my clicks. If I do, links has no idea I clicked a link. Obviously I've failed to set something, and I think I've set it correctly in the past, but I don't remember what I did, and Google is little help ("putty" "screen" and "click" are a dime a dozen). Bonus points if it only requires detaching the screen, reconfiguring something, and reattaching it, rather than ending the session. Double bonus points if it can be set and saved during runtime. Triple bonus points if you do it for me with your mind powers.
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So I ran 1.2 miles today. Its a pleasant enough route, but I do think I need to find a way to a) lengthen it and b) find out whether I can run through City College. I did my forms as well. Had a slow start getting out the door, so while strict counting says I did it in 21 min (+/-1 min as usual), but I feel it may have been 20. Not bad for getting started late and not having run in over a week. Also I had to go down (and then up) two flights of stairs to get to where I did my forms.

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The move was interesting. It's still not really all that done, of course, but my room is mostly taken care of. I need to do some more work on Erin's (hanging blinds and helping hang her door (long story involving side kicks)), though. I want to clean my room's floor, but there are currently too many cables running around it (internet to Erin and Paul, power for fans) and other such mess. Too messy to clean? I guess.

Gotta go to lunch.
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My cactus is dying! Erin gave me a cactus for Valentine's Day this year. I fear the lack of direct sunlight in my 5th floor office is finally getting to it, as its turning yellow. I've put it on the windowsill and gave it its monthly feeding. I hope its OK. Erin calls it "Monday" because thats when I water it. My spider plant, however, is doing so well where it is it hasn't reproduced yet and its HUGE. Like these leaves are absolutely ginormous. I've seen spider plants with more leaves, but I don't think I've seen ones with wider or longer ones. Like 0.5" wide and 14"-16" long! The leaves are so big they're folding under their own weight.

I ran and did forms on Friday and today. Both took me 18 minutes. Mom says I should work longer to get an actual effect (calorically and cardio-wise). While I agree in general, I believe that this is still beneficial, and I can feel an increase in my endurance and speed.

Yay blowing up a building in a (likely) suicide attempt. More yay that no one died.

Efficient storage furniture
. Looks yummy for the new place. [livejournal.com profile] shoujo_mallet are you interested in any of these? If not, I may have enough space in my room for the armchair (and maybe even the ottoman!).
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Had a lovely time yesterday with [livejournal.com profile] rosefox and [livejournal.com profile] sinboy and others picking berries. Then [livejournal.com profile] shoujo_mallet and I got invited to a 4th party with the aformentioned pair at [livejournal.com profile] rosefox's mom's. Amazing food, lovely company, and we got to see Yankee Doodle Dandy, which neither Erin nor I had seen before (apparently its a tradition over there). It was a very fun movie.

Yesterday I skipped running because it was the Fourth. Today I skipped running because I got less than four hours sleep.

In other amusing news:
(10:19:36 AM) Me: So I was sitting on the train and then, boom, blowjob
(10:20:04 AM) Erin: One someone nearby you?
(10:20:12 AM) Me: yeah. in my lap
(10:20:19 AM) Erin: .................
(10:20:23 AM) Me: (I'm reading Bread & Wine)
(10:20:35 AM) Erin: AH.
(10:20:49 AM) Erin: way to freak me the fuck out
(10:21:48 AM) Me: you're welcome

Just thought you'd find that amusing. I know I did.
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Before I get down to business, I'd like to say that yesterday I did the usual run yesterday in 18/19 minutes (I don't remember which...).
What is interesting, to me, is that so many of our behaviors and feelings in the now are strongly influenced, if not outrightly dictated by our behaviors and feelings in the past. For instance, of late I've been spending time with people from BxSci, and I treat them much the same way as I used to. Sam will always be short and look like Bill Gates, even if he doesn't anymore. I'll likely always flop over Kitri and Chloe, even as we've all aged I've realized that for one reason or another, a relationship with either probably wouldn't work. There are other examples, but these are the most glaring to me.

Lately I've been having trouble meeting and speaking with new people. I just kind of clam up. I've always held myself to be extroverted, but in reality, if I have nothing to say, I'd stay quiet, except that I really, really dislike silence. I like hearing stories from people, and I feel that I have no stories of my own. Other people's exploits are so funny, amusing, heart-rending, beautiful, and more while mine are simply how I live my life day to day. I realize that to a certain extend, even these others probably don't see their stories that way.

I also think that I've been even more annoying than usual. Talking when I shouldn't, pressing points I should drop, being sleepy when I should be actively following along with the group, and more!

Blah. Back for another downward swing, I guess. I should have been able to tell because I started writing in here again.

Oh, and we still don't know whether we've got the apartment yet. The management company was supposed to interview us yesterday and give us their decision. But they did not.
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I skipped running today because I felt my lower back yesterday getting very angry about some of the impacts I've been subjecting it to of late (stomping around on a rather unforgiving floor in Pat's TKD class). I am also thinking about skipping the headmaster's class tonight for the same reason.
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Saw King Lear last night with [livejournal.com profile] rosefox, [livejournal.com profile] shoujo_mallet, [livejournal.com profile] sinboy, and one other whose LJ name escapes me. Marvelous production.

This morning I ran the usual run in 18 minutes.

Erin came over last night. We slept. It was very nice to sleep.

Taking the late shift today for the purposes of meeting up with a troublesome customer and his phone.

And tonight I'll be going to TKD with Pat at Fordham University (Lincoln Center) rather than Howard because of the lateness of the shift.

That's all she wrote.


Jun. 26th, 2006 11:21 am
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Did the usual 1.5 mi. jog in about 18 mins. Not bad for going to bed at 2:15a and getting up at 6:30a.

The Pride parade was a lot of fun. Ended up marching with [livejournal.com profile] shoujo_mallet
and her lady friend Nina and the latter's ex, whose name currently escapes me. We marched with Poly-NYC, which was cool. I only marched from 47th to 14th, at which point I got off the route to have linner with [livejournal.com profile] cyruska and [livejournal.com profile] kitty_trie. Always a good time.

In addition, all this heat, humidity, and walking has been doing a number on certain portions of my skin. BUT NOW I HAVE BABY POWDER, so there!


Jun. 23rd, 2006 11:27 am
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Same run as before. 17 minutes (+/- 1min as usual). 1.5 mi + forms.
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