Saturday, January 10, 2009

Exercise log

An hour today. Maybe tomorrow I can get in a full 90 minutes--if my wife decides we're not going to MoMA.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Exercise log

I'm not exactly sure how long I exercised today, because I was interrupted in the middle (which is redundant, come to think of it). It had to be somewhere between 75 and 80 minutes--all at the higher leg effort. (Nothing yesterday.)

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Weekly free associations

  1. Confirmation :: Day

  2. Verse :: Chorus

  3. Authorize :: OK

  4. Blog :: Glob

  5. Thirty :: I wish

  6. Heir :: Apparent

  7. What are you doing? :: Twitter

  8. Complaint :: Department

  9. Leave :: It To Beaver

  10. Tune :: Out
HT to Unconscious Mutterings.

Exercise log

Another after-dinner session: I squeezed in 37 minutes. I really wanted to do something because I doubt I'm going to have time tomorrow. (Nothing yesterday.)

Monday, January 05, 2009

The top lie of 2008

According to the Burlington Liars Club:
"My grandson is the most persuasive liar I have ever met. By the time he was 2 years old he could dirty his diaper and make his mother believe someone else had done it."

George W. Bush was ruled ineligble because he's a professional. (That's my entry for 2009.)

Exercise log

I did it after dinner, but I only had time for 47 minutes. I don't like to do it past 9:00 because it might disturb the neighbors. Again, I raised the leg effort setting.

Guide to converting to metric from xkcd

Click on the image to see the whole thing.

I think the use of penises and cars as examples of length are quite problematic. Both vary a great deal--and the former does not even have a fixed length. Ditto for moms as an example of mass.
HT to Victoria Marinelli

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Exercise log

I left it too late, and I only had 48 minutes before I had to take a shower before dinner. I had the leg effort on the higher setting the whole time, and I really felt it going over the highest "peaks."

Sad news

Richardson withdraws bid to be commerce secretary

Bill Richardson was my first choice for president at the start of the campaign. After he withdrew, and my second choice was elected, I was hoping Obama would choose him for secretary of state. I'm sure he would have done well as Commerce secretary.

I have no idea whether there is any truth to the allegations. I'm hoping that there is none, and that Richardson is just taking advantage of a face-saving way out of the Commerce post--which I suspect he realized too late was in no way a career advancement for him. (He has already had a cabinet post.)

Places I slept in 2008

New York, NY
Albany, NY
Lee, MA
Boston, MA
Lowell, MA
Las Vegas, NV

A rather short list for last year.

HT to Veronica