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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

So, what's Scott been up to of late?

  1. Got up this morning and swam 0.45 of a mile. I'm not sure if I'm getting better or trying harder. It would probably help if I could learn an efficient swimming stroke, but as AB points out, the worse I am at swimming, the more exercise I get.
  2. There's a huge tent camper parked out in front of my house. It's on loan from my parents, J and I hope to take it out camping for her birthday in a few weeks, with as many of our friends joining us as possible.
  3. So I took a new job. I'm still on my two weeks notice, but in another week and a half, I'll be starting as a QA developer for another company. Benefits are hugely superior to where I'm at, and I get my own office, an experience completely unique in my employment history.
  4. Cure concert was great.
  5. Got tickets for NIN at Red Rocks in September. Third row.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

One more pic

The Cure

The opening band is done, and the roadies are setting up for The Cure. I love Red Rocks.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Time Bandits

Hey everyone. Want to know how to make all of your friends hate you? Make them watch Time Bandits. It's a movie, released in 1981 apparently, made by Terry Gilliam. If you are like me, you saw this when you were younger, and loved it. If you aren't like me, you didn't see this when you were young, and when viewing it for the first time now, think that it's the product of a sick and diseased mind. I still like it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Three tenths of a mile

That's how far I swam this morning. Not too bad for half an hour. I'm still way too tired for so short a distance, but it's better than last week. Today marks four days of getting at least some exercise in.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Going swimming

So yesterday morning, way too early, I hauled myself out of bed, grabbed a few supplies, and drove to meet my friends AB and Jer to swim some laps at one of the local pools. After a few turns around the pool, I had to start taking breaks on each end, catching my breath before going back. So. I'm out of shape. But swimming was fun. We're going to try and go once a week, see how that goes, and I'm going to shoot for the goal of eventually being able to swim a mile. They used to do that at summer camp back when I was a scout, and the early mornings required for it always defeated me, though I felt sure at the time I could have made the swim. Now, I probably could as well, but it would take days with my floating on my back to accomplish.

Monday, May 5, 2008

The post-label era is beginning

So today, NIN released a new album. For free, on the internets. You can find it here. It comes in several flavors, including Mp3, a couple of lossless codec's, and even a couple of gigs of wav files available via torrent.

Now, Trent is a special case. NIN has been around, his fans are legion and passionate, and on top of that, he's smart. His first album released after he freed himself from labels, Ghosts, I ended up buying twice, once from his site, and again from Amazon, because NIN's site was hit so hard that I could never successfully download, much less tell if I had actually been charged for the music (I had). They've obviously learned from this experience. With the slip, you submit your email addy, wait for the download link (it may take a while, but they're balancing server load), and when you get the email, follow the link and choose your version. Quick and easy, and I'm enjoying the album as we speak.

I truly hope that this is the future, and that NIN is a harbinger. Radio has been kind of a joke for some time now, I'm only likely to find new music via the local college station, or much more likely, via friends, or services online like Pandora. If NIN can make things work without a label, I hope other artists follow.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Iron Man

I've been waiting for this to come out all year. And I must say, not dissapointed in the least. Go see it.

To the person sitting behind my wife and I at the 8:30 show, at the Fort Collins Cinemark on Friday: you, sir, are an idiot. Did you perhaps notice that you were the only one laughing most of the time? That's not a good sign. Did you perhaps see the venemous looks directed at you from everyone around you, as you added your own color commentary to the movie we spent nearly $10 each to watch? When you roughly grabbed the back of my wife's seat in order to heave your bulk from your own, when my gentle wife turned and hissed "What the hell?" at you, did that not clue you in that perhaps you might be acting in some way inappropriately?

Anywho. Iron Man. See it. I will again.

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