Do As I Say, Notsomuch As I Do
It was great that I woke up yesterday morning and headed over to my friend Bill’s house for a run. Every other week the SAC (Sunday
Athletes’ Alcoholics’ Club) gets together for a run followed by breakfast and “drinks.” It was not so great that from the time I completed my poorly-executed run/walk that I consumed enough food and beer to counteract the exercise at least three-times-over. Bad Paulie, very bad Paulie…
ITP Flickr Pic
I have the sense of humor of a seven-year-old.
That’s the only reason I can give to explain why this picture always makes me laugh.
I Have Rebuilt It; I Have Made It Much Like It Was Before
I spent the majority of Saturday attempting to rebuild my Windows laptop. As you may remember, the hard drive crashed and I had ordered a new drive and additional memory prior to my departure to Arizona. I believe I also mentioned that the hard drive has been delivered, but that the memory has been back-ordered.
Even though I attempted to match the hard drive specifications, I purchased a larger-capacity, and speedier drive. Unfortunately the laptop kept rejecting this piece of hardware like an organ-donor recipient rejects a foreign kidney. Changing jumper settings, attempting to alter BIOS settings, attempts at formatting the new drive and then inserting it into the laptop all failed.
After hours of frustration I decided to bite the bullet and attempt a reinstall using the old hard drive (which was still functional, if not corrupted). I knew that this would require a reformatting of the drive, and that I was about to lose any unrecovered data from that drive. And that’s what I did.
After a few more hours of loading Windows, locating and reloading device drivers, configuring Windows, downloading security patches, installing anti-virus and anti-spyware software, I was finally back up and running. I am happy to say that I was able to recover the most important data that formerly resided on the older version of the laptop.
If the memory ever arrives I’ll be interested to see what the laptop thinks of it.
I Want My SummerTV
And starting tonight, I will get some.
Two series are starting their runs week and I’ve got my DVR all set up to record them.
– Hell’s Kitchen : Gordon Ramsay is back to punish wannabe chefs. My only problem with this series is that it doesn’t contain some of the curse words that get through on his BBC America series.
– Top Chef 3 : Top Chef is back again. In this pseudo-reality show chefs compete against one another for a cash prize which is to help them start their own restaurant. There is also discussion of some “Season 1 v. Season 2 Showdown” to be aired as well
Coming soon to a satellite tv near you are also Lil’ Bush and the return of Big Brother (CBS has yet to update their website).
You might as well throw away all of your books because there will be no time for reading.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – sore, both physically and mentally
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Kings Of Leon — “Knocked Up”
Website Of The Day – Want to be the first to go cross-country on a Segway? Too late, it’s been done. The guys at 10mph have even documented it on film.
Exercise (b)Log – running / walking, 4.25 miles on Sunday
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
1) Lose five pounds. (starting weight 200+ lbs)