I know that few people will be reading the blog today. I know this because I was one of many invited to a barbecue today, and I was the only one who had to decline because of work. Yep, I’m at work for the third Black Friday in a row and am not entirely pleased about it.
Because I know that web traffic will be extremely light I’m serving you up reheated leftovers today.
I Hurt Just Thinking About Yesterday’s Run
A miracle arrived for the first seven miles of yesterday’s race — I ran — and then fatigue, walking, and cramping were my constant companions for the remaining 6.1 miles.
I can’t say that the experience was overall positive. Yesterday was my slowest road half marathon ever. And before you throw “Of course, you didn’t train properly.” in my face, keep in mind that this year’s ING half marathon was the only time that I actually trained for a half marathon. My time was horrible, but having so many beautiful women pass me by made the brutality of it all palatable.
And this just in — I’m fat.
Top Gear Theme / Allman Brothers
The other night when I drove my friend David home from work we watched the BBC’s Top Gear on tv as we waited for Victor to return. I’d heard about the show but had never watched it. Immediately I was nagged by their theme music because I swore that I’d heard those notes before but couldn’t put two-and-two together.
Within this episode they were trying to recreate their theme music using only car noises. At one point I told David “I swear I know that music; it’s very Southern Rock, Allman Brothers… Doobies perhaps.” Just as I said that they played their car-sound version and joked about how Duane Allman must be cringing hearing it. HA! I was right! A little Googling later I found out that the music is from an Allman Brothers song call “Jessica.”
So Where Is My Fifth iTunes Computer?
When I purchased my latest MacBook I immediately added it as an authorized computer for my iTunes account. What surprised me however was that was the fifth computer that I have registered! I only know of four active machines, especially since I know that I de-authorized my Windows desktop when I ditched it last year. Does anyone know how I find out which computers are authorized for my account?
I Shouldn’t Be So Material, But I Love This MacBook
Since getting the replacement for the defective MacBook first sent to me I have fallen in love with this MacBook. I love this so much that I’d consider buying another one just because this one is so awesome.
Being a Mac owner can become a sickness. 😉
Need A Great Gift For Someone Who Likes Calendars?
There are photographers in this town whose work I respect highly. Luckily, I know some of these people in “real” life. One such person goes by the nom de plume (nom de photo?) “Romanlily” (her Flickr account, her blog). The other day Romanlily announced that she has created her own 2009 calendar for sale. If you need to purchase a nice gift for someone who likes beautiful photography I suggest you order them one of these calendars.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – sore and sad
Current Music – listening to KUT’s “Radio Without Borders” podcast
Website Of The Day – by the time you see Black Friday Info all of these sales will probably be over. Oh well, I tried.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – running/walking, 13.1 brutal miles
Foot Mileage – 28.1 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 5 (21)
Vegetarian Days – 18
Carnivorous Days – 9
Marta Rides – 0
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
1) Lose no fewer than three pounds
2) Drink no soda
3) Run no fewer than 75 miles
4) Bike no fewer than 100 miles