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January 5th, 2011

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I want to see what happens when I post to FB from LJ.

Also, I have to say that going from a pot of coffee a day to almost quitting altogether is magnificent.  I only have to drink one small cup from the Moose and I'm buzzing for hours! 

September 26th, 2009

I'm addicted to a new game

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It's called "Food Journal."  I've been writing down everything I eat along w/ it's calories and fat content, the date, and the time.  I've been actually having fun with it.  Maybe too much fun.  I've noticed a considerable drop-off in my caloric intake.  If anyone cares to see how I've been doing, I've got it saved in a Google Docs spreadsheet and I can share it with you.

I hear there's an expansion for this game coming out next year called, "So You Want an Eating Disorder?".  Boy, I can't wait to get my hands on that one.

By the way, I wouldn't worry too much about my over-zealousness. I tend to get bored with things or distracted by newer, cooler things pretty often.

September 24th, 2009

Lookie at what they found in England!  The biggest find of an Anglo-Saxon hoard EVER!  Bigger than Sutton Hoo!

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/staffordshire/8272058.stm

I wonder how long before we start seeing the cool stuff from that.  Evidently, there were lots and lots of weapon fittings.  Hopefully, there was a cool helmet or two (or other armor).

September 22nd, 2009

VoA Pennsic movie

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Courtesy of raginscotsman 's FB page, but he didn't post it on LJ.  I know not why.

You gotta see this.  I know there's a few guys on here I know.  Perhaps there are a few that you know, too (esp. around the 2 minute mark).  This is one of the better SCA videos I've seen.  Check it out.

www.youtube.com/watch

September 21st, 2009

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Some general stuff -

Played petanque out at Chalkman John's this weekend.  Had a good time and ate too many cupcakes/drank too much beer.  Which leads me to . . .

The Mrs. and I are starting to keep track of our daily calorie and fat intake.  I'm not sure how long we'll keep it up, but at the moment I have no idea how much food I eat.  This will be an interesting exercise for that reason alone.  What I didn't eat in "good" calories yesterday, I made up for in Dutch apple crumb pie.  Go me.

Some friends of mine just had a baby.  The newborn's name is Theodore - named after daddy's favorite president.  I approve; he's my favorite, too.  I'm surprised that Mom opted for having a baby the old-fashioned way since she's a geneticist. 

I'm working day shift (kinda) this week while I cover for someone who's on vacation.  Hope my bosses say, "hey, that went pretty well.  Why don't we have him come in at 5 AM every day?"

And to take it back to Point 1, John has all the new Pennsic photos up, so stop pestering him.

September 17th, 2009

Handy Tip

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If one is considering vigorous exercise in the evening, one should probably not eat half of a pizza and a bunch of cheese bread dipped in butter-garlic sauce for dinner.  Unless one hates oneself, of course.

Just throwing that out there.

August 31st, 2009

Your Daily Ennui

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August 24th, 2009

Courtesy of XKCD

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August 11th, 2009

Random Stuff

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I don't feel much like talking about Pennsic at the moment except to say I want to be more in the physical condition I was in rather than the condition I was in this time.  Make sense?  I've got a bunch of good beer left over; that's not going to help me with my waist line, but it'll be gone soon. 

I'm considering doing Weight Watchers for a couple of weeks with Gen.  I don't feel like I'm *that* overweight, but I'll take advice on eating healthier and motivation where I can find it.  Lugging fifteen less pounds around would probably help my energy level anyway.

Some nice person left a box with twelve full bags of different varieties of Herr's chips in the IT office.  That's not conducive to a healthier diet.  Nor is the spray can of Readi Whip in the fridge.  Sabotage, I tell ya.

The dog came back from Camp Grandma with fleas.  I guess Biospot isn't all that.  Hopefully, It's good enough to kill what's already on her and keep her from getting reinfested.  I put a dose on her last night.  Going to try and find some flea-killer pills today.  We're going to avoid the full-court bug bomb press unless it's necessary.  Moral: Stick with the more expensive Frontline.

There's a Pittsburgh show of the Decemberists this Friday, but I don't imagine I'll have the funds for that this close to Pennsic.  Too bad.  I love their stuff.  I wish more bands incorporated storytelling in their songs.

I might start a new shift at work today.  We'll see if that happens.  

Rediscovered the miracle that is Scribd.  Check it out.

More later.

July 30th, 2009

Vacation Part 1 coming up

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I'll be driving up to Pennsic tomorrow morning for a couple days.  I sure hope I didn't forget anything; driving back home from work and then back North again would add at least 45 minutes to my travel time.  We'll see if I actually feel up for driving 1.5 - 2 hours after I get off shift in the morning.  I've got a 5-Hour Energy grenade on my desk if all else fails.  Fire in the hole!

I ran in the rain this morning because weather.com swore up and down that it would be thundering this PM.  Damnable liars.  It actually stopped raining in the late afternoon.  I managed to get 1.5 miles today before I had to stop running.  OK, I stopped a couple times, but never for more than a second or two.  I ran three miles total  and only had to walk some of the laps in the third mile.  Let's hope vacation doesn't totally hose my progress, such as it is.

I need to update my resume because I haven't done it in a few years and my sis-in-law says I have to.  I don't even want to look at the thing.  I'm sure it'll depress me.  I really just need to latch onto a specialty field and a couple sub-specialties and then cling to them like a tick until I'm a damned expert.  As it is, I'm a jack-of-all-trades-and-master-of-none.

It's a good thing I'm leaving town for a few days.  It seems that one of the neighborhood stray cats has adopted us.  G made the mistake of feeding it and I made the mistake of showing it some affection, so now it wants to belong to us.  Oy.  It doesn't help that I feel concerned for it because I saw what appeared to be a bite wound from another cat on it's chest this evening. 

I don't need another pet.
I don't need another pet.
I don't need another vet bill generator.
I don't I don't I don't I just don't.
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