Monday, April 30, 2012 1 comments
I live in an apartment. For many years, I lived in a house. When you have a house, you have yardwork. Mow the lawn, trim the shrubs, stuff like that. I never really cared for that. Living in an apartment has a couple advantages over living in a ... Read more
4/29/12--Day of Extreme Weirdness...
Sunday, April 29, 2012 3 comments
I'm being screwed with on a cosmic level. Major league screwed with. First, my daughter weaseled me into going to church with her this morning (Thing 2: Dad, will you go to church with me? Me: Sure. ) After the service, when I stood up to leave,... Read more
Saturday, April 28, 2012 2 comments
I've got a half marathon next Sunday. I had a nightmare about it last night. In my nightmare, I showed up late, on the wrong side of the Ohio River, and was perpetually lost trying to get to the starting point. Once I did, I found the start line... Read more
Friday, April 27, 2012 4 comments
One of my coworkers had a seizure tonight. He'd been complaining of various symptoms: nausea, chest pain, labored breathing. Then, at break, while another coworker was trying to convince him to go to the hospital, he lurched out of his chair, h... Read more
4/24/12--I Should Be On The Bike...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 4 comments
I should be on the bike. Baby Stewie, specifically. It's a beautiful day, the mtb trail is open, and I'm at home. Dang you, stable job at a thriving company.... After breakfast, I went to the LBS, discussed the trail with the shop owner/tra... Read more
4/23/12--The Mind Does Wander....
Monday, April 23, 2012 6 comments
WANDERINGS PART 1: JUDGING BOOKS BY THEIR COVERS AND THE DANGER THEREOF I had an interesting conversation with Thing 2 today. First, some background. My ex wife gave me the heave ho, her weight, after 22 years of staying in bed, watching... Read more
4/21/12--Killing Time...and Cursing...
Saturday, April 21, 2012 2 comments
So it's a cool, rainy morning and I'm at the coffee shop killing time before heading into work. My guess is that it will be Wednesday or so until the trails dry out and Baby Stewie (have I mentioned he speaks in a bad, fake British accent?) and ... Read more
4/20/12--Yesterday's Ride: 50 Points...
Friday, April 20, 2012 5 comments
I've developed a highly technical, scientifically based scoring system to grade my mtb rides. Like golf, the lower your score, the better. Unlike golf, it is a useful system for evaluating a worthwhile activity. Yesterday's grade: 50 points. ... Read more
Thursday, April 19, 2012 1 comments
I went mountain biking today and had planned on writing a blog about it. It was a glorious time and I had many witty things to say about it. Then I read an interview with a lady named Julie Hutchinson. Mountain biking suddenly seemed irrelevant.... Read more
2/17/12---Time To Vent
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6 comments
Euphrates, you can skip this, you've seen it on Facebook... Sunday, I was at one of my favorite parks. It's not that big, has a .85 mile paved path around it, has two lakes. trees, ducks, trees, herons, geese, a playground, and lots of fam... Read more
Monday, April 16, 2012 3 comments
I'm waiting on several fronts at the moment. The most immediate, I'm waiting on Thing 2. She gets out of school in an hour and we're going to get some spinach yumminess at my favorite Mexican place. Then there's the matter of today's worko... Read more
Matt's Pursuit 5K
Sunday, April 15, 2012 1 comments
The race I ran today, the Matt's Pursuit 5K is a fundraiser for the Matt Haverkamp Foundation. The foundation is in honor of a police officer that died of injuries in an auto accident. The foundation raises funds for the purchase and training of... Read more
Sunday, April 15, 2012 2 comments
The gym I go to is a 24/7 affair that reeks of squeezing you for every penny...no,pennies are too lower class...every dime you have. I like it. I know what the deal is and can avoid coughing up extra cash while taking advantage of its very nice ... Read more
Demons and Rats and Karma (Oh, My!)
Saturday, April 14, 2012 1 comments
This is going to be hard to write. I'm not sure where I'm going with this, but I need to get this off my chest. Hang with me. Please. Deep in the far, dark reaches of my mind (and in some of the not so far, but still dark reaches), I have ... Read more
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