Thursday, December 27, 2007


I'm spending way too much time on Facebook...but it's been fun in some sense finding old friends, then setting up different applications on my facebook page. It's turned into this little project (that I don't have time for), but it's like a new toy. I'm such a dork!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

running man...

Well, that's more like jogging man, and not very far at that.

I got the OK from my doc to start light jogs that will last no longer than 15 minutes, and I responded, "that's great, but I'll be lucky if I can jog for 15 minutes, let alone half hour!" And sure enough, I jumped on the treadmill (settings are incline set to 1, speed set to 5, or 12 minute mile), and I lasted half a mile, or 6 minutes. I continued to walk for .1 mile, then resumed jogging until I reached .75 miles, at which point I decided it was good enough, especially for a warm up before doing squats, deadlifts, incline bench press, and pull ups.

So I would say this was an accomplishment, given that I haven't ran in over 9 months (between my lung "thing" and recovering from a sprained ankle), half a mile ain't so bad! Eh, with persistence, I'll get back to my normal 3 - 5 mile distance in a few months.

Happy holidays!


Saturday, December 15, 2007

I'm back (for now)

Work's completely consumed my time in the past month - let's just say it's been like enduring large rolling waves of ocean while huddled in a small life raft. The ocean is somewhat calmer, but by no means have the waves subsided.

Our team saw "I Am Legend." It is a viscerally entertaining film, although the last act was disappointing. Without giving anything away, the last act seemed tacked on without much deeper thought to what proceeded it. That being said the rest of the film was fun and engaging, and in particular the first act was truly scary. There are beautiful vistas of an abandoned Manhattan, as well as frightening scenes involving a pitch black abandoned warehouse. Lastly, I was surprised by Will Smith, who was surprisingly engaging and sympathetic without resorting to his old one-liners or comedic flourishes. Oh HELL YEAH!

Alright, gotta run again. Time to replace my Linksys router (piece of crap) with my new Netgear RangeMax router, which by all accounts, is consistent and solid.