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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Swimming update

68% of a mile this morning, in just over half an hour. I swim slowly, but I feel like I could keep going easily, just can't spend more time swimming and still make it into work on time. I've been trying to work a few more crawl laps interspersed with my usual pattern of sidestroke lap/backstroke lap so I can get a bit more distance into the limited time. Also bought a little lap counter, worn like a ring on your index finger. Complete a lap, tap the button on it, and it records the count and the time that lap took, along with a cumulative time. No more zoning out and forgetting what lap I'm on.

Monday, June 16, 2008

So we took Janie camping...

...and much fun was had. Janie's birthday was last Wednesday, and much to my surprise, she decided a camping trip was in order. I borrowed my parents pop up camping trailer, got some spots reserved at a nearby lake, and bought way too much food, plus a dutch oven style camp stove.

We went swimming, hiking, stayed up late laughing around a campfire, and made some pretty tasty camp meals. I think folks had fun. I was a little down the first day, when a cooking experiment failed, but redeemed myself with dinner the following night, complete with a pineapple upside down cake cooked in the dutch oven over the coals of the fire. That's got to be one of my favorite camping traditions, and it made for a pretty good birthday cake for Janie.

J also got presented with a gift certificate for a spa day at a mountain hot springs. It actually looks good enough that I'm fairly jealous!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I almost killed a hobo

Ok, so he probably wasn't really a hobo. There was, in fact, no evidence to be seen of a bindle. Yet a hobo he will remain to me. He wandered into my headlights as I was driving north on Shields street, having already crossed the south bound lane. I slammed on the brakes, the Prius did it's damndest to stick to the road, and I came within less than three feet of breaking his legs, at the least. He looked at the car with a rather shocked expression, then continued his shuffle in front of me and to the other side of the road. Why did the hobo cross the road. The world may never know. Ask Mr. Owl.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Kung Fu Panda

Got to go see an early screening for it on Saturday. I suggest you go see it when you can. Saw it on a theater with DLP projection, and it really was amazing to watch. But more than just the animation, the story was well done enough to really place Dreamworks as a legitimate competitor to Pixar for computer animated movies. And competition is a good thing for us folks.

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