I wish that I had half a mind to tune up my road bike last night instead of just sitting on my ass for two-plus hours watching Cinderella Man. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie even after getting an alarming System Error on my XBOX360 upon my first attempt to boot it up in some time. I swear that if my XBOX360 gives me a Red Ring Of Death I shall never buy another product from Microsoft.
If the bike were ready for action I’d consider popping on for a ride tonight instead of running; but it’s not, so I won’t. Along those lines I will most likely not be dropping in for a run at George’s tonight. I’m feeling incredibly anti-social at the moment and might need to go on a punishing solo run to beat the feeling out of me; it’s early however…
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
If I feel aversion toward someone, if I find myself ignoring or turning away from someone in a group, I am probably avoiding within myself what this person represents that is true about me.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
I’m A Sucker For Punching Movies
As I mentioned above last night I watched “Cinderella Man.” The movie arrived in the now dead HD-DVD format so I dimmed the lights in the basement and cranked up the projector. At my side stood a half-consumed bottle of wine from Sunday, which by movie’s end was empty.
I’m a sucker for the “downtrodden man makes good” genre, especially when it’s sports-related, and even more especially when there is a shred of truth in the story. In case you never saw “Cinderella Man” it’s about a boxer named Jim Braddock who was an up-and-coming fighter whose career fell right along with the economy in The Great Depression. Through a fluke Braddock was given a second chance at fighting years after his boxing license was revoked. What transpired was an unbelievable rise to become World Champion after beating Max Baer (aka the father of Jethro) who at the time was not only believed to be unstoppable, but had previously killed two men in the ring through vicious beatings.
Flickr, Now With 100% More Video!
It looks like the timing of my purchase of a Flip Video Camera couldn’t be more perfect. As of yesterday popular photo-sharing website Flickr is now allowing the sharing of video as well. I’ve not yet figured out what my short-form video masterpiece will be, but when I do you can be sure that I will be announcing it here.
On my way home yesterday I stopped in a different Target than the one in which I normally shop. Sure enough this Target had my Scrubbing Bubbles replacement brushes. I snapped up three packages so that I shan’t be running out any time soon. Just another example of “The Man” trying to keep me down with dirty toilets.
Yesterday Was A Big Day For CD Releases
And I forgot!
Anyone pick up The Breeders’ disc? How is it?
Me? Nothing yet although I contemplated the EP released by Dead Confederate earlier this year.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – frustrated
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Holy Fuck — “Lovely Allen”
Website Of The Day – With Tax Day right around the corner it’s time to think about my finances. Be certain that I will be using BankRate to help me figure it all out.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 21.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 9 (9)
1) Run no fewer than 75 miles
2) Ride no fewer than 100 road miles
3) Ride Marta no fewer than ten times (five round-trips)
4) Read at least one book
5) Make my bed every day