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Slicker
01-09-2011, 08:24 PM
Cleaned up the house then went to a friends house to drink and play Kinect on the XBox.

nohagent
01-09-2011, 08:55 PM
House Hunting

Found nothing Good

Qui-Long Gone
01-09-2011, 10:12 PM
Disappointed by the Colts loss to NY:rolleyes:



But heartbroken over the ridiculous shooting in AZ, especially that sweet little girl who was trying to learn more about how she could grow up to make her country a better place. I don't care where you are in your politics, all of us agree Saturday was a big blemish on democracy. :mad::cry:

Bel-Cam Jos
01-15-2011, 10:33 PM
Tried to sleep in (only made it to 6:30). Watched the recorded CW cartoon from last night while eating ONE of my bought-one-got-one-free Carl's Jr. Big Country Breakfast Burrito (the SECOND became lunch). Cleaned up some piles of paper and stored away some collectibles. Graded and lesson planned for the coming week. Watched the Pittsburgh/Baltimore brawl, er, football game. Typed up some lists (LISTS... :drool: ) and other files from last year.

A good day (I didn't even have to use my AK).

Maradona
01-16-2011, 01:57 AM
Watching the Patrick Stewart version of Macbeth. I seem to judge all versions of this play on the strength of its Lady. I'm just not scared by her in this one.

Slicker
01-16-2011, 12:28 PM
Cleaned up the house then went to a friends house to drink and play Kinect on the XBox.I did this exact same thing again.

sith_killer_99
01-16-2011, 12:43 PM
Well, I ran to the store and bought diapers because we ran out. Then I got home and made eggs for the family for breakfast, surfed the net of a little while.

Cleaned out the car.

Got the family ready and went to Wal-Mart to get my daughter's glasses fixed (she broke the frames, but they are still under warranty). The local Wal-Mart didn't have her frames in stock so we had to drive 8 miles down the road to a different Wal-Mart. They fixed her glasses (replaced the frames) in less than 5 min.

Went to McDonald's on the way home. Ate dinner, the first time we've eaten fast food in probably 2 1/2 months.

Watched the movie "This Film is Not Yet Rated" on Netflix "watch instantly".

Went to bed.

I was planning on washing the car this weekend, but the rain seems to have put a stop to that. :mad:

Tycho
01-16-2011, 12:52 PM
I went to the first annual Southern California hosted National Baseball Expo and met Mat Latos and Heath Bell, did infielders' and batting clinics with the pros, and all around had a good time with mostly Padres fans.

Lord Malakite
01-17-2011, 07:30 PM
Cleaned up the house then went to a friends house to drink and play Kinect on the XBox.
Nothing quite as fun as watching a video game try to interpret the movements of a staggering drunk man to a Kinectimal. :p

JimJamBonds
01-17-2011, 11:02 PM
Ran, napped, watched the Packers kick some Falcon bootie then went to work.

DarthQuack
01-17-2011, 11:16 PM
With some fraternity brothers all day.....ugh, definitely don't drink like them....I'm 30 and an old man already.....would have rather hung out at home instead. :P

bobafrett
01-19-2011, 11:00 PM
I worked at Wally World, came home and rested, and watched the AFC Football game. My wife and I were going to go see a band play later that evening, but she changed her mind and decided we would go to a sports bar instead. We ate at Chesseburger in Paradise, and watched the first half of the Packers/Falcons game. We left at halftime, only to get a call from my sister-in-law, who was locked in her room, so we set of to rescue her. We got to the house thinking it would be a simple twist of the lock (located on the outside of the bedroom door) and she would be out, instead we ened up having to remove the door knob, and after that didn't work, we had to rele3ase the hinge pins. After setting my wifes sister free, we watched the rest of the game.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-23-2011, 03:37 PM
Finished all my have-to-do grading, and left some of the should-get-to papers for later. Got gas and some food at Costco, including lunch there (for the second consecutive time, they didn't have the swirl nonfat frozen yogurt, and I had to SETTLE for all chocolate :rolleyes: ... the last time I was humbled to get all vanilla :cry: ). Read some on the couch. Wasted far too much time online.

TeeEye7
01-23-2011, 03:41 PM
Hung around the house doing domestic chores and watching too much TV as I'm on call until Monday morning. I have to be close to the TI-mobile in case I get called out, so I can't go anywhere.

sith_killer_99
01-23-2011, 05:41 PM
Filed taxes.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-23-2011, 10:02 PM
Filed taxes.Did you know that's an anagram for "I fled Texas," SK? :D

mtriv73
01-24-2011, 12:01 PM
Went to the Celtics/Wizards game with my younger brother. Sat courtside and loved it. Disappointed Shaq didn't make the trip but loved seeing Kevin Garnett and John Wall.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-13-2011, 10:18 AM
I had taken my mom to Julian CA for her birthday, so we took the scenic way back yesterday: ate breakfast at the same place we had lunch Friday and wandered around the small downtown street, saw another CA mission (San Antonio de Pala, after stopping at Santa Ysabel the day before), went to Palomar Observatory (not the season for tours, so just got to walk the grounds and enter the front viewing area of the telescope).

Once home, checked the mail and newspaper, brought in the trash cans from the street, put away clothes and travel stuff, did a little grading in front o' the TV. Went to bed tired but pleased, and not sure if I'm coming down with a cold or not. :(

sonofsokol
02-13-2011, 11:17 AM
I went to the BYU vs Utah basketball game to watch Jimmer the Magnificent...
He had a below-average game scoring only 23 points, but he did have a stretch where he scored 12 straight.

TeeEye7
02-13-2011, 11:18 AM
Did the usual domestic chores and a bit of yard work. Mrs. TI7 and I went to dinner (Italian) for an early Valentine's Day celebration (we like to beat the rush). Mama mía, it was a nice day!

Tycho
02-14-2011, 03:03 AM
The Padres held Fan Fest 2011. I fielded ground balls, attended Heath Bell's pitching clinic and Chase Headley's batting clinic, and ran and slided around the bases on the infield. The United States Navy put on the biggest air show in San Diego's history with 300 planes flying in formation over the city, the bay, and PETCO Park while we were playing on the ballfield for the 100th Anniversary of the History of Naval Aviation. And the Miss Teen California pageant winners were there to welcome in the next baseball season. I visited with them, Padres' baseball legends like Randy Jones, and most of our current active roster. It was a great day in my own baseball fandom's history!

JimJamBonds
02-14-2011, 07:43 PM
Ran in a local 15k (took 24th overall and 3rd in my age division), ate breakfast with Mr and Mrs. 2-1B, bought a new pair of running shoes, watched a movie with a buddy. Home, shower, ate, work.

mtriv73
02-15-2011, 01:07 PM
Helped train this years crop of local chapter officers in the Maryland Jaycees, ran several meetings, and emceed the dinner and awards banquet. Then I went to a party.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-21-2011, 11:03 AM
The first part of the day was quite efficient and got plenty of stuff done: oil change, and many papers graded and recorded while waiting (but the TV had the Turbodogs cartoon on, which was not really a good idea for adults awaiting news of their car repair). Upgraded a gift TV by exchanging the smaller one amidst the heavy rains that were expected earlier in the day. Once back home: lethargy. :tired:

Bel-Cam Jos
02-27-2011, 10:55 AM
I did a lot, except find a more suitable and specific phrase instead of "a lot."

- "slept in" until 6:30am :eek: :eek: :eek:
- reorganized and printed digital photos
- recharging my Costco card and had "lunch" there (nonfat swirl frozen yogurt, water)
- checked out the local Borders store that's closing :( but the line was too long for me (and $10 in merchandise wasn't worth the time :costbenefitanalysis: )
- finished my have-to-get-done grading
- a little yardwork, just a tad
- got sucked into the free preview Starzzzzzz weekend on TV far too deep, plus some college b-ball
- got dinner at Chick Fil-A, with a BOGO coupon

TeeEye7
02-27-2011, 02:48 PM
In no particular order I spent Saturday doing:

-laundry
-recycling
-taking photos of the snow on our nearby mountains
-dinner and seeing a musical comedy with Mrs. TI7 at one of our community theaters.
-visited with friends who relocated to Oregon who came into town to see their daughter in the play above.

LusiferSam
02-27-2011, 07:17 PM
I went camping this weekend. Friday night was cold. -29º F for a low. Saturday I went snowboarding for the first time in years. Normally I'm a cross country skier, but my friends wanted to go down hill, so I said ok. For not normally snowboarding I think I did alright. I had two bad falls though. One I landed on my shoulder funny and the other coming off the lift I twisted my knee a little. That night I slept great. Low was balmy +4º F.

Tycho
02-28-2011, 03:49 AM
I drove up to Temecula on Saturday to be in a gun battle, rob a bank, shoot the sheriff and his deputy.

Our desperado street battle got rained out. And it was a beautiful day on Sunday.

But anyway, I did get to join a new gang, the Gunfighters of Temecula.

So Saturday, while I was dressed as a gunslingin' cowboy, I went to a country bar and met this fine little philly and she and I rode the electric bull faster and faster, harder and harder. Today I am so darn sore - my legs all bruised and burning. I have the video they shot of this in the country bar and I'm hanging on pretty good. Like Indiana Jones, I kept my hat on my head, and my eyes on the young ladies wearing Daisy Dukes. :thumbsup:

Tycho
03-06-2011, 07:28 AM
Yesterday, the battle was awesome! Totally unscripted, our major led our battalion over a hill on the double-quick and we flanked the entire Confederate regiment and shot half of them in the back!

Then we wheeled down the hill in left and right obliques, taking out ALL of their infantry (only 3 guys - two musicians and an officer were captured alive, we left no one else standing!). The company on the right cut into their men manning the Rebel artillery and my company on the left, having finished with the infantry, turned to finish the job of capturing the Confederate cannons. My squad was on the extreme left flank and we hit a battery that the Rebs had already loaded. They fired cannisters at us at close range and me and my entire platoon went down! But I saw the United States flag go up the grassy ridge the Rebels had put their cannon on and the Union took the day!

This was the best infantry action I'd even seen!

I also bought a new gun, a Remington .44 US Army. It actually draws fast like the Navy Colt .38, but it takes an interchangeable cylinder, which can actually even fire Colt .45 bullets with the adapter. This means that in seconds, I can switch from pre-loaded blanks to live rounds from extra cylinders I keep in my ammo pouch. Great for live-fire shooting contests and a technicality on the open-carry law in California - as "no, I'm not loaded." But give me a sec...

Actually, the major gave a strong rebuke about that though, and we're not supposed to walk off the park grounds wearing our holsters to keep the peace with the police and avoid any incidents.

Except for those biting words in closing, we were all about celebrating a great Union victory tonight and the Irish Brigade lit the green lantern, meaning the St. Patrick's Day bar was officially open! That, the celebratory mood, and the great Southern BBQ all made for an awesome day!

A friend showed up and decided to join Ghost Company (San Diego) with me. We got him outfitted with a uniform and a gun and he'll fight tomorrow. Those who may want to come out and see this (and the sound and shock waves from the cannon fire are booming off the Vista countryside's hills) can catch the first fight at high noon. We're going to try a prisoner of war in military court (and punish him) to kick off the morning right after breakfast.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-06-2011, 10:39 AM
Wow, compared to Tycho's day, my Saturday was MUCH better and MORE exciting:
- dropped off recycling (over $7) and hazardous waste
- picked up some wine at the local winery for my uncle
- shopped for various items (socks for a sock drive at school, bandages/floss/toilet paper/chips/pictures/etc.)
- graded most of the papers I needed to do
- watched far too much TV
- realized I may be coming down with a cold

Mad Slanted Powers
03-06-2011, 11:41 AM
I made the mistake of trying to run a race with a bad hamstring. I had strained it on Tuesday night's run. I tried going for a run on Thursday, but only went a 1/4 mile before running back home. Friday night and Saturday morning it felt like it was better and that I should be able to finish, just slower than I had hoped.

Warming up for the race, I didn't feel like I would be able to go very fast at all, but once the race started, I felt better. It even felt like the leg was getting better as the race progressed. However, even though it didn't feel like I was going too fast, I was running around 6:20 per mile. However, I felt a twinge a bit after a mile, so tried to ease up a bit. Shortly after 1.5 miles, it gave out on me, so I had to walk and jog the rest of the way. So, my final time was 32:50. However, that was good enough for 4th in the 40-49 age division, so I got a ribbon. If I had been able to keep up the pace I had been running, I would have won my division. Last year's top four in the division all would have been faster than this year's division winner.

Afterwards, I stopped by my mom's on the way home. She was burning some windfall branches and stuff, so I helped pick up sticks in the field for about 90 minutes. It almost seemed to help the leg to do that, but it was pretty sore later. Seems a bit better now, but I shall take a week off at least from running.

JimJamBonds
03-08-2011, 07:35 PM
Sorry to hear about your hammie MSP that is a tough injury to shake off. I've had a bit of a problem with mine as well. Based on your time I'm presuming you were in a 5k?

As for myself I also ran in a 5k, 11th overall and 3rd in my age group. It was a rather small race to benifit a local high school track and field program. My overall time was 19:55 which was slower then I was hoping for but the course had some icy spots and that darn hammie was bothering me. After the race I drove home, napped and went to work.

Mad Slanted Powers
03-08-2011, 08:38 PM
It was a 4 mile race, totally flat. There was also a half-marathon that split off from the 4 mile course at about 2 miles. My goal going in was 26 minutes, but if I was feeling good, along with the flat course, maybe close to 25 minutes. With the hamstring bothering me, I would have been happy to run under 28, but I felt good and was on pace for 25:20 for the first 1.5. I'm certain I would have have run well under 26 if not for the injury.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-13-2011, 11:15 AM
Sort of slept in (until about 6:30am). Graded quite a bit. Watched the last part of Ohio State/Michigan. Went to church, then tried to go to Olive Garden (bad idea on a Saturday night around 6pm) for dinner but settled on Fatburger (quite tasty) before going to a community theater production of The Man Who Came to Dinner. Lost an hour due to DST. :(

Mr. JabbaJohnL
03-13-2011, 02:31 PM
In the early morning, I helped as a cameraman on a shoot for a short video about my university's medical school (I'm also heading my own video for the project, but this was just to help another). Then I went to a few casinos with my dad so I could gamble for the first time. After a lot of losing, I ended up breaking even and getting an extra $60 on top of it at a simple slot machine, which was pretty cool. Then I slept a while as midterms and such took a toll on my schedule the past week, worked on some newspaper stuff, watched SNL and Mr. Show and that was it. :p

JimJamBonds
03-13-2011, 08:14 PM
Did 10+ miles on the dreadmill, made some b*tchin' french toast, napped and then went to work.

Mad Slanted Powers
03-13-2011, 08:27 PM
Went to a birthday party for my mom, who turned 80 last Wednesday.

bobafrett
03-14-2011, 03:07 PM
If I remember correctly, I listened to a guy give a 3 hour sales pitch on a water filtering system that should get the iron out of our water. We have really hard water living in a house with well water. After he left, my wife and I caught a matinee showing of "Rango" and then stopped at an old favorite restaurant we liked and had some dinner. Then we came home early because we had to get to bed earlier do to the time change, and both of us having to be to work early Sunday morning.

TeeEye7
03-15-2011, 04:05 AM
If I remember correctly, I listened to a guy give a 3 hour sales pitch on a water filtering system that should get the iron out of our water. We have really hard water living in a house with well water.

Take a peek at Multipure products on line. I've had one of their systems for 17 years now. I don't have the water situation you do, but they may have a solution for you:

http://www.multipureco.com/

bobafrett
03-22-2011, 10:20 PM
Take a peek at Multipure products on line. I've had one of their systems for 17 years now. I don't have the water situation you do, but they may have a solution for you:

http://www.multipureco.com/


I would, but we already bought into his sales pitch, and got the water unit installed. They are also replacing our 1998 water heater, which was supposed to have been put in yesterday. It has been put back until Thursday. So far the water feels, smells, and tastes better.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-26-2011, 11:12 PM
... in filth and squalor (no shower :eek: ). I did finish all my grading that was left, plus did my lesson planning for the coming week. Read some, watched some college hoops on TV. Kept hearing jets in the sky, but could never see them (they were to be flyovers for the NASCAR race going on this afternoon), due to heavy cloud cover and strong winds. Went out for Chinese takeout as dinner. Hoped an online auction where I was the highest bidder has someone outbid my "oops" too-much amount. :fingerscrossed:

mtriv73
03-26-2011, 11:25 PM
It was science fair weekend this weekend. Spent the whole day setting up, herding judges, judging some projects myself, putting out ribbons and then tearing down. We had a great turnout of middle and high schoolers entering this year. Got to catch up with the high school winner from 4 years ago. He's graduating from MIT and going on to grad school at Penn.

Tycho
03-27-2011, 07:02 AM
OK, I got back from Spring Training in Arizona (watching the Padres), did a very successful casino night fundraiser party for the Polycistic Kidney Foundation. Then I went to a party for all the kidney donors, recipients, and the doctors and staff, thrown by my transplant hospital (they all said "hello" and asked about BobaFrett), then I was the escort for my friend who's a Playboy Bunny and who's modeling withe me in pics and videos for my novel. After a premier party, I slept a little, zoomed home, grabbed my Padres' tickets for the first day you could run game "exchanges" so that I can take more friends with me on specific nights, then drove an hour to my gunfight (killed the sherriff but got shot by his woman - true!), and wound up at our Single-A team's home field for batting practice (which got rained out) so they threw us a live-band kareokee party in their premier club at the baseball park. Just got home from that, slept a half-hour, and I'm up. I drank way too much coffee.

I think I'll go to Wal-Mart and see what they stocked. :Yes:

I need a new bag of disposable razors anyway.

bobafrett
03-28-2011, 11:49 AM
I went to see a live broadcast of the "Mr Fix it" show at the Addison trail high school in Addison, IL. Lou Manfredini does a show on Saturday mornings on WGN newsradio, where people call up and tell them about the problems thay are having with their house, and he recommends ways to fix, or gives the names of repuatable companys that do the work. Then I came home and checked into facebook, before heading off to grab a bite to eat, then it was of to Lifesource to donate a pint of blood. Came home and took a nice 3 hour nap. Picture is of Lou Manfredini doing his broadcast.24721

sonofsokol
03-28-2011, 12:42 PM
I spent the better part of the day playing Lego Star Wars III on the Wii with my 5-year-old son. It is a really great game. We loved playing the older Lego Star Wars game together and this one seems even better. Some of the new game features are really fun.

In the game there is a timer that shows how long you have spent playing the game and what percentage you have completed (I think all the Lego games have this). Since purchasing the game on Tuesday, the 22nd, we have played for 26 hours 17 minutes. I have played quite a bit after he has gone to bed, so he hasn't played for all 26 hours, but I have spent over one full day out of the last 6 playing Lego Star Wars III...

Mad Slanted Powers
03-28-2011, 07:23 PM
Mowed my lawn for the first time of the year. Also put a bit of moss out on it, but didn't have enough left to do the whole lawn.

In the evening, I went to eat at a place called New York Pizza and Bar, and had a BBQ chicken wrap (I've eaten there three times and have yet to have anything pizza or pasta related). Then I went next door to the Green Frog Acoustic Tavern and watched a performance by a folk duo called Mike & Ruthy. The opening act was Robert Sarazin Blake, and afterwards all of the performed together. Then they came and sat amongst the audience (it was a pretty small venue), and played some more. They were still playing when I left, but only a handful of people remained (even Ruthy had left already) at that point. I got home at 1 AM.

nohagent
03-28-2011, 07:27 PM
I spent part of it trying to get myself to get used to this new format again...........I was down to coming here mostly for the forums but I think I will sadly fade from ssg after all these years.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-03-2011, 01:02 AM
The new look isn't so bad, nohagent; I had to get used to it myself. In fact, I've always preferred the "old" black background Forums, but like the non-Special Editions of the OT, we must accept that there are new versions. But now, the site's up and running well. Hope you don't decide to leave permanently; give it time. :D

My Saturday? Slept in until, wait for it... 6:30am?!? :eek: Did a little around-and-outside-the-house stuff (including trapping a big and strong grassghopper), dropped off some recycling (almost $6), did some banking, finished all my have-to grading, :thumbsup: watched (and listened to on the radio) a little NCAA basketball. Helped my mom with a benefit concert, but lost a small chunk of my left hand flipping-off finger setting up a display; ow. :( Will try to read some more before I go to bed. Nighty night.

Mad Slanted Powers
04-03-2011, 02:59 AM
The local art house movie theater showed Seven Samurai tonight, so I went and watched that. I hadn't seen the movie before, nor had I been to this theater before. They are moving to a new theater this week, so this was about the last chance I had to see a movie in the old space. Long movie, about 3.5 hours, so there was an intermission. The seats were relatively comfortable though.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-03-2011, 12:03 PM
Was it shown as 3 1/2 Samurai, twice? ;) I first saw it on (gasp) VHS from a rental shop, in its Foreign Language section. I watched it with a notebook and pen, noting any SW references.

mtriv73
04-03-2011, 07:30 PM
Did my taxes. Despite adding a new little one, we went from getting $2500 back to owing $2400 this year. :(:whip:

JimJamBonds
04-05-2011, 06:56 PM
Ran, ate, napped, worked.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-10-2011, 10:18 AM
Pretty much watched cement dry. :zzz: They poured the concrete for the extended driveway... on a day with forecasts of scattered rain (there was a little at times) but worse, a kids' party next door. :eek: Even with the yellow "caution/cuidado" tape, trashcans, sawhorses, and other material to blow the access, people (even adults?!? :rolleyes: ) still tried to get through. No names, hand- footprints, sketches seen before it dried.

Graded, watched crud on the boob toob, worked on the cover of the literary journal I put together for my department, tried to read a little.

Mad Slanted Powers
04-10-2011, 12:18 PM
Trimmed the grass under the fence. Put Moss Out on the lawn. Other than that, I didn't leave the house except to get the mail. Inside, I shredded some paper and sorted through my bills. Watched some old Doctor Who on TV, as I do every Saturday.

TeeEye7
04-10-2011, 08:44 PM
Celebrated our anniversary with Mrs. TI7!

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-10-2011, 11:05 PM
Celebrated our anniversary with Mrs. TI7!
Congratulations!

I've been working on a short documentary video about my university's medical school for a few months, and yesterday involved capturing and transcribing the footage I shot Friday, which I should be editing instead of being on here. :p

JimJamBonds
04-11-2011, 07:26 PM
Finished 2nd in a local 5k, napped, ate, worked.

bobafrett
04-16-2011, 03:31 PM
Celebrated our anniversary with Mrs. TI7!

Congratulations sir!

So far, I had a company by the name "Permaseal" come out and install a pump with battery back up so in the event that power goes out I won't have to worry about my pump not working and having a flood in the basement. took a nap, got woken by a friend of mine whom had a girl that he knew and wanted to ask out years ago, well this woman was shot to death in a parking lot after she got out of a meeting. http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8072181 My friend was very sad, because he said this woman was very nice. Then my wife came home, and we walked up to McDonalds for lunch before she headed off to work.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-17-2011, 10:15 AM
Drove my mom to get her car worked on at the dealership, then went to breakfast (with a coupon! :D ). Did some grading and even took the heavy box back up to the school. Saw the driveway and mailbox get "done," but it's not considered official until the inspector inspects it so the inspection is inspectworthy. Went to dinner at the Sizzler that apparently just reopened a couple of days ago.

JimJamBonds
04-17-2011, 03:48 PM
Won a local 5k, made some late breakfast, napped, worked, bed.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-24-2011, 09:38 AM
Started off quite well: graded some student work to free up Sunday; took said work back to school, while dropping off almost $7 in recycling and getting a SW library book. Then, after some 'round town errands and lunch at the new Five Guys Burgers & Fries... there was lethargy all over the place (mainly involving the dreaded television and couch).

Mad Slanted Powers
04-24-2011, 11:09 AM
Then, after some 'round town errands and lunch at the new Five Guys Burgers & FriesOne of those opened here last year I think, but I have yet to check it out.

JimJamBonds
04-24-2011, 04:52 PM
Ran/track practice, napped, ate, worked, slept.

Tycho
04-30-2011, 06:20 PM
Just played paintball. After I shot them all and took the hill, I'mw exhausted! I'm going to bed at like 3 o'clock on a saturday. I'll probably get up and go out later.

Slicker
04-30-2011, 10:28 PM
I went golfing for the first time in over ten years...and we golfed 36 holes...I. Am. Friggin'. BURNED! I feel my legs, arms, and neck on fire! I had a great time though so not too many complaints.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-01-2011, 12:41 AM
Almost all was school-related. Went to the school to make copies of the literary journal I put together each year for our department (28 mostly double-sided pages, collated), after getting my car "washed" at a fund raiser event there, then headed to bind and cover-ize them all (26 total journals). Came home after lunch, and got quite a bit of grading done (but only two of the five boxes to finish by Monday). Read a little after din-din.

TeeEye7
05-01-2011, 03:07 PM
Accomplished the usual domestic chores, including a trip to the vet for a re-check on two out of three dogs. Posted a photo on Mabs' FB page of this years' crop of blooms on my North American pitcher plants.

Mad Slanted Powers
05-01-2011, 03:25 PM
Accomplished the usual domestic chores, including a trip to the vet for a re-check on two out of three dogs. Posted a photo on Mabs' FB page of this years' crop of blooms on my North American pitcher plants.Excellent! Gravity-defying sideways-growing plants!

TeeEye7
05-01-2011, 07:47 PM
I live in a microgravity environment, MSP! ;)

JimJamBonds
05-01-2011, 07:59 PM
Raced a 4k on a nationally certified cc course to raise money for the college where the course is located (took 6th overall), went to an outlet mall (big waste of time), hung out with a buddy and his son and we watched Tron, ate and worked.

Mad Slanted Powers
05-08-2011, 12:35 AM
Did a 5K race (perhaps a little short, and definitely fast as it is a point to point course with much of the first half of the race being downhill. Ran 18:50, which was 46 seconds faster than last year. Tonight I went to a Bellingham Bulldogs football game for the second week in a row. Last week's game was kind of close, but we were shut out this week. Now I am off to watch some Doctor Who that I recorded. Been a pretty busy week for going out and doing things, at least by my standards.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-08-2011, 10:10 AM
Got virtually nothing done school-wise (a little grading, half my lessons planned). Did the fast food breakfast thing I hadn't tried in ages. Stopped at a yard sale (remembered that yesterday was the "official" yard sale day in that city, where homeowners can have sales without requiring a city permit... 'cause without 'em, there'd be a HUGE amount of them EVERY weekend, I know). Did some shopping and errands, lunch out went to church, out to a filling dinner :o (notice a trend :reolleyes: ), and zoned out on the couch in front of Box O' Nothin' Good.

JimJamBonds
05-08-2011, 08:16 PM
Ran a half marathon 1:29:58 which was good for 16th overall and 3rd in my age group. Went to one of the greatest places in the whole wide world (Door County Bakery), went by some friends for their kids bday party and then went to work.

Mad Slanted Powers
05-08-2011, 10:46 PM
Ran a half marathon 1:29:58 which was good for 16th overall and 3rd in my age group.Good, under 7 minute pace. In college, I did just under 1:16, and was disappointed the next year when I died at half-way and "only" did 1:22. I'd be happy to run your time now. I might be able to get there if I can get back to training consistently and stay injury free.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-15-2011, 10:31 AM
Aside from the healthy exercise lifestyle posting of others here, :rolleyes: there's few better ways to start a day, let alone a Saturday, than with biscuits and country gravy (oh, and eggs and OJ, too). :thumbsup: Got all my "got to" grading done (this coming week is the last one before three days of finals the week after), but still have yet to plan out the week. Set out canned and bagged food for the USPS "Stamp Out Hunger" program, and did a little banking. Went to an outdoor showing of Merchant of Venice with some colleagues from work (nice pot luck spread before it), which meant a nice 30-mile freeway drive home at 11 PM. But once back home, I fell asleep pretty fa- :zzz:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
05-16-2011, 01:45 AM
I woke up yesterday at 2:30 in the afternoon, having stayed up late with friends who were leaving Denver for the summer the night before. I then accomplished very little before going with my roommate to a party at some fellow film students' house (one of whom is also a Star Wars fan; he had some 2010 carded Vintage figures on display in his room, among other SW things). Drinking with my current co-worker/future boss from the newspaper was pretty hilarious; watching one of my good friends (his girlfriend) drink to the point of crying and throwing up was somewhere between hilarious and sad (well, today it's mostly hilarious since she's completely okay :p ). I then went with my roommate to a new bar that features old-school arcade games; it leaned more toward the bar side and I was kind of hoping it'd be more of an arcade, but it was still all right.

It was all kind of a celebration of finishing the semester, though I start my Maymester class tomorrow so I couldn't go too crazy.

TeeEye7
05-16-2011, 12:50 PM
Had dinner with Charles Napier...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Napier_%28actor%29

Well, sort of. He was a couple of tables away from us. He lives close by and I see him out and about frequently.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-22-2011, 10:44 AM
Tried to sleep in (made it to 6am, so I guess that's "late" for me). Went up to the school for their Cola & Cram group study session in the cafeteria (not one student stopped by the English table; not many usually do, but NONE is a new low), dropped off recycling (which put me over the $200 mark for the year and over $1200 over a seven-year stretch), did some banking. Read a decent book and finished a bad one, watched a little TV (including a bike race on the Versus channel, up a mountain, based near us; and some horse race :noTripleCrownagain: ), did some simple grocery shopping, helped put up a garden arch in the backyard. After all the busy stuff for school, this was a nice relaxing change.

TeeEye7
05-28-2011, 10:52 PM
Spent the morning helping Mrs. TeeEye7 deconstruct her classroom as required at the end of the year (last day of school is June 2). Just got back from dinner this evening celebrating our son's birthday. Busy, busy, busy!

Mad Slanted Powers
05-28-2011, 11:01 PM
Spent most of the day watching the Washington state high school track meet (2A, 3A and 4A classifications) online at flotrack.org.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-29-2011, 11:05 AM
Did some banking and watch repair (as in, I watched the guy repair my wrist watches) before heading out to volunteer at the libary's annual Star Wars Day event; I was the helper for the mural artist (C-3PO in chalk, and I got to add the words for the title), a line divider mover, and costume contest judge/character namer (for the person on the microphone, who wasn't always sure which char name was which, and even I couldn't tell who some were supposed to be as they mixed outfits and had home-made versions). Came home and vegged.

Darth Awgmon
05-29-2011, 12:43 PM
I spent the first few hours cutting up fallen trees with a chainsaw, then building a huge fire to dispose of them. Had two huge storms last week that knocked down eight 70-100 ft. trees. Then coached tee ball practice late in the afternoon in 90 degree heat. Then watched Swamp People marathon.

JimJamBonds
05-29-2011, 06:31 PM
Slept in, ate, napped, laundry, ate, work.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-04-2011, 10:14 PM
Read the paper, did the crossword (a lovely benfit of the summer when I don't have to leave to work so soon after awakening) over reheated breakfast. Put together a rocking chair that's been boxed and unopened for several weeks, then put the cover back on the backyard canopy, did some spring cleaning and boxing up of "stuff." Read some of a cruddy book (once I start, I can't not finish a book). Went to church, then out to a Hawaiian BBQ place for dinner. Looked at a screen with internetting images and words.

bobafrett
06-05-2011, 06:26 AM
Dropped off my wife at work. Spent the morning preparing paperwork to send to the Better Business Bereua after having a water filtration system installed, and not getting a satisfactory reply from the company that supplied it. I had to fax 24 pages of information to the BBB. Picked up my wife from work and we went to our nieces 10th birthday party.

JimJamBonds
06-07-2011, 07:29 AM
I spent the day at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state track and field meet. I help coach track and my alma matter and we had a couple of kids in the state meet. It was fun, but hotter then hell. Ohh and I ran in the morning (of course).

JimJamBonds
06-11-2011, 06:33 PM
Placed 252 out of 18,701 runners in a local 10k. Went out to eat with some friends, afternoon cocktails and now I'm home relaxing.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-12-2011, 11:23 AM
Mostly reading, I guess.

Mad Slanted Powers
06-12-2011, 11:13 PM
Placed 252 out of 18,701 runners in a local 10k. Went out to eat with some friends, afternoon cocktails and now I'm home relaxing.That's a big race. I don't think I've been in a race that big, except maybe when I went to China and ran in a race on New Year's Day 1987.

This Saturday I was in Springfield, MO for my annual business trip there.

JimJamBonds
06-15-2011, 09:32 AM
That's a big race. I don't think I've been in a race that big, except maybe when I went to China and ran in a race on New Year's Day 1987.It was the Bellin Run, which is one of the biggest 10k's in the country. As crazy as it is that there were 18k+ runners the biggest races: Boulder Boulder, Peachtree have 50k + people in it! :shocked:

Bel-Cam Jos
06-15-2011, 09:37 AM
Maybe the runners think that 10K refers to the minimum number of entries required, not distance run. Do they stagger the start for "sweepstakes" competitors, or is just a free-for-all start?

Mad Slanted Powers
06-15-2011, 09:47 AM
Big races these days, and many smaller races too, use chip timing. That way, even if it takes you a long time to just get to the starting line, you will have a time recorded for how long it actually took you to go from start to finish. The big races also sometimes have separate starts for elite runners, and I think even try to put people in the appropriate spot at the start based on how fast they are. Bloomsday in Spokane is one of the biggest races in the country, and I think a friend of mine was talking about needing a certain time to be in a certain starting tier.

JimJamBonds
06-15-2011, 06:51 PM
Maybe the runners think that 10K refers to the minimum number of entries required, not distance run. Do they stagger the start for "sweepstakes" competitors, or is just a free-for-all start?As MSP they used a chip timing system, so even if you didn't cross the start line until 45 minutes after the start the clock didn't "start' until you hit the line.

Also as MSP touched on this raced used a corral start. You were placed in one of 7 groups to start (based on projected pace time). Corral 1 starts, they wait a bit, then corral 2, etc. The thinking behind this is it spreads out the runners a bit so the water/Gatorade stops don't get crushed (as bad). As for where you start in your corral its an unwritten rule that you're on the honor system. Faster people up front, slower people in back, that of course doesn't happen anywhere as near perfectly as I just described it. We all started together elite's and the rest of us, the elites of course were at the front.

Mad Slanted Powers
06-15-2011, 08:05 PM
As for where you start in your corral its an unwritten rule that you're on the honor system. Faster people up front, slower people in back, that of course doesn't happen anywhere as near perfectly as I just described it. We all started together elite's and the rest of us, the elites of course were at the front.I did a local race that starts on a narrow back street. The starter said something like "unless you are running 5 minute miles you shouldn't be in the front row." However, there were some young kids on the front line. I was back a couple rows.

JimJamBonds
06-16-2011, 04:31 PM
I did a local race that starts on a narrow back street. The starter said something like "unless you are running 5 minute miles you shouldn't be in the front row." However, there were some young kids on the front line. I was back a couple rows.Awesome I love it! I could have moved closer to the front but I didn't because I saw some people that I know so we were talking and started together. There were some kids that I'd say were 8-11ish infront of me, in no way shape or form did they belong that close (let alone in wave 1).

Bel-Cam Jos
06-19-2011, 09:06 PM
I had quite a productive day: built a small wheeled grill, cleaned out the garage a little (a full clean-out would take more preparation and time), dropped off two functioning-but-no-good-channel-reception TVs :mad: to the waste center, went to two different libraries (one to check out a book, the other to return one and ask a question), got gas ($3.83 per), had lunch at Jack in the Box and a simple dinner at home, read a book and started another, watched some TV (on sets with digital signals).

Mad Slanted Powers
06-19-2011, 09:49 PM
Didn't do too much. I went to see Super 8, which was pretty good. In the evening, watched a Doctor Who marathon (Robot and Terror of the Zygons from the Tom Baker era).

TeeEye7
06-26-2011, 02:22 PM
Slept in...long, crazy week; laundry; went to Big 5 Sporting Goods (needed a new knife for work, also bought a brick of .22 ammo); BBQ'd chicken for dinner; tried to find something decent to watch on TV in the evening (fail); went to bed.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-27-2011, 11:35 AM
I also slept in a bit (until about 7:30). Tried out a "new" restaurant for breakfast/lunch (meaning, the place has been around since about the 70s, but I hadn't yet eaten there), which is on the site of our local airport (small planes). Did some simple errands (library stuff, grocery store, bank). Read some more. Lethargy a-plenty the rest of the evening.

JimJamBonds
06-27-2011, 11:05 PM
Slept in, went for a run, during which a dog came after me, crossing roughly 3.5 lanes of traffic before it stopped (right before it nearly got hit by a couple of cars) and ran home. After that the usual, eat, work, nap, eat, work.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-28-2011, 11:17 AM
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Way to bury the lead there, JJB. You were "hit by a couple cars"?!? :confused: :eek:

JimJamBonds
06-28-2011, 03:05 PM
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Way to bury the lead there, JJB. You were "hit by a couple cars"?!? :confused: :eek:Sorry about that, I didn't read my post before I hit 'reply.' The god was nearly hit by a couple of cars, not me.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-29-2011, 12:57 PM
Sorry about that, I didn't read my post before I hit 'reply.' The god was nearly hit by a couple of cars, not me.Wait; now you were running with a deity?!? ;)

JimJamBonds
07-01-2011, 10:36 PM
Wait; now you were running with a deity?!? ;)WOW, I am just all over the place with this story aren't I?

TeeEye7
07-02-2011, 09:39 PM
With the help of family and friends, purged all sorts of carp out of the garage, at long last! Mrs. TI7 got really brave and dumped a bunch of teaching stuff she had collected over at least ten years. Other family members took their stuff we've been storing, too. A zillion trips to Goodwill and recycling it seemed but a huge dent was made in the process. I can now finish installing storage shelves I had begun before we were inundated with everyone's carp. Best, I'll also be able to use my work bench again instead of storage. Yippee! (oh...sorry...)

Bel-Cam Jos
07-03-2011, 01:51 PM
Yippee! (oh...sorry...)No, it was just your favorite SW quote, I guess. I did the clean-off-the-workbench thing a week or so back. :catharthis:

Since it was the first of a few 100+ degree days according to the forecast, much was indoors. Did some reading and DVR catching up, lunch at Chick Fil-A (with coupons! ), and to help my mom with her exercise, continued the walk-a-mile on the city bike/walking trail.

Lord Malakite
07-03-2011, 08:23 PM
I can now finish installing storage shelves I had begun before we were inundated with everyone's carp.
Better to be inundated with that aquatic nuisance than silver fish. When did the carp learn to migrate to garages anyway? Unless....

...You don't happen to live at the bottom of the sea do you? Possibly in a large fruit-like structure, like a pineapple?

TeeEye7
07-03-2011, 09:59 PM
...and I have a friend named Patrick!

JimJamBonds
07-03-2011, 10:53 PM
Ran, tried to find some new running shoes (didn't find what I wanted), went to a niece's 16th bday party, rocked some bocce ball.

Mad Slanted Powers
07-03-2011, 11:12 PM
I ran yesterday as well, which with today's run means I ran FOUR days this week. I did this five mile route that I used to run regularly many years ago. Much of it is on the course of a race I will be doing next week. My time for the run was 35:40. Looking back in my records, I see that I ran 33:47 in July of 2000, and 33:53 in April of 2001, and many times in the 34's in 2001 and 2002. So, this wasn't too bad for 10 years later and not being in my best shape. The pace for the run (7:08, assuming my Garmin watch is accurate) is what I will need to run next week for 7 miles if I want to run faster than my worst time in that race (50:00). I should be able to do that if I don't go out too fast or hurt something along the way. I probably would have had a slower time in that race at some point, but I've not run it since 2007.

JimJamBonds
07-04-2011, 08:27 PM
A 7 mile race MSP? Thats a bit of a different distance!

Mad Slanted Powers
07-04-2011, 09:59 PM
A 7 mile race MSP? Thats a bit of a different distance!It was the first race other than track or cross country that I ever ran back in 1985. It has been around since the late 60's, though it wasn't always 7 miles.

http://www.gbrc.net/chuckanut_footrace.php

There are a couple big name races that are seven miles long. There is Falmouth (http://www.falmouthroadrace.com/) in Massachusetts on August 14, and Bix (http://www.bix7.com/2011/) in Iowa on July 30.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-05-2011, 11:18 AM
I think that JJB might've been thinking that the specific number was different; 5K = 3.1 miles, 10K = 6.2 miles, 1500m = about 1 mile, 3000m = about 2 miles. I've not heard of too many 7 milers, either. But props for running any distance, anywhere! :thumbsup:

JimJamBonds
07-05-2011, 01:28 PM
I think that JJB might've been thinking that the specific number was different; 5K = 3.1 miles, 10K = 6.2 miles, 1500m = about 1 mile, 3000m = about 2 miles. I've not heard of too many 7 milers, either. But props for running any distance, anywhere! :thumbsup: Yeah something like that BCJ, typically most races consist of 2 or 5 miles, 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon. I'd probably do a 7 miler since its an "odd" distance.
There are a couple big name races that are seven miles long. There is Falmouth in Massachusetts on August 14, and Bix in Iowa on July 30. I've heard of both of those races, I knew Bix was a 7 miler but I had no idea that Falmouth is as well.

Mad Slanted Powers
07-05-2011, 07:18 PM
Yeah, I didn't know if Falmouth was before looking it up. I was thinking it might have been a 12K or an even more unusual distance.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-10-2011, 01:59 PM
I was the "cook" at a luncheon meeting my mom hosted for her Avon people; by cook, that means I grilled the hot dogs... all 8 of them. Did a little reading here and there. Went to my **th high school reunion, which was great to see many classmates, some of whom I had not seen since the actual graduation ceremony. I won a gift certificate for leading the singing of our alma mater. Only problem, which several of us mentioned yesterday, was HOW LOUD THEY PLAYED THE MUSIC. WHAT? I SAID, THE MUSIC WAS TOO LOUD. WHAT? I GUESS I MUST BE OLD NOW, AS THE MUSIC IS TOO LOUD. DID YOU SAY YOU WANTED A SODA?

Mad Slanted Powers
07-10-2011, 02:47 PM
Well, I did well in the race beating all my goals. I wanted to beat my worst time of 50:00 that I did the last time I ran in 2007. I figured I was in shape enough to do 49:00, and anything under 48:00 would be bonus. I ended up with a 47:39, and was 2nd in my age group. I was a little concerned that I might have gone out too fast for the first couple miles, because there is a tough hill in the 3rd mile. However, as bad as that hill was, I recovered pretty quickly after that and ran pretty consistent pace the rest of the way except for one other tough hill after 5 miles. I recovered from that pretty well, and then the last mile is kind of fast due to being slightly downhill.

TeeEye7
07-10-2011, 05:22 PM
Continued the attack on the garage purging junk and running to Goodwill in 102º heat (cooler than last week end!). Also worked on the patio, which is auxiliary storage for Mrs. TI7's stuff. Went to bed early, which was a good thing, as I was called out to work an officer involved shooting at 1:30 this morning.

JimJamBonds
07-12-2011, 02:46 PM
Ran in a local 5k (9th overall, 1st in my age group), ateworked, ate, napped and back to work.

TeeEye7
07-17-2011, 01:17 PM
The battle of the garage purge continued on yet another Saturday. Walked the dogs as the weather was cool enough for them (finally) and went out with Mrs. TI7 for comida Mexicana for dinner. ¡Sabrosa!

JimJamBonds
07-17-2011, 09:18 PM
Ran in a local 5 miler and won it in 32:32.75, I had the lead from the gun to the finish. Its a bit slower then what I would have liked at 6:30 mile pace but since the closest person finished 30 seconds back it was basically a time trial so I can't really complain in that regard. Other then that, I relaxed and enjoyed my day off.

Mad Slanted Powers
07-17-2011, 10:41 PM
Ran in a local 5 miler and won it in 32:32.75, I had the lead from the gun to the finish. Its a bit slower then what I would have liked at 6:30 mile pace but since the closest person finished 30 seconds back it was basically a time trial so I can't really complain in that regard. Other then that, I relaxed and enjoyed my day off.Well done. I passed on the 5K that I wanted to do. A couple aches and pains I've been having made me think better of it. I had a hamstring issue back in March and went ahead and did a race then, and ended up having it give out on me less than half way through. So, I did not want something like that to happen.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-19-2011, 11:22 AM
I was on vacation in Reno for the week, and I arrived at the 6:00am opening of the Hallmark store for the SW ornaments. After that, just watched TV with the family. Drove to the local minor league baseball team's game, and was chosen for the free teeth whitening giveaway (and I gave mine away to my family, as I doubt I'll go up for just dental cleaning :D ); it was Johnny Cash weekend, and his daughter was there and sang one of the best national anthems I've ever heard in person, while his son threw out the first pitch. Bought an ice cream cake for the next day's party.

Mad Slanted Powers
07-19-2011, 11:24 AM
I was on vacation in Reno for the week, and I arrived at the 6:00am opening of the Hallmark store for the SW ornaments. After that, just watched TV with the family. Drove to the local minor league baseball team's game, and was chosen for the free teeth whitening giveaway (and I gave mine away to my family, as I doubt I'll go up for just dental cleaning :D ); it was Johnny Cash weekend, and his daughter was there and sang one of the best national anthems I've ever heard in person, while his son threw out the first pitch. Bought an ice cream cake for the next day's party.Speaking of Johnny Cash and Reno, did you kill a man while you were there, just to watch him die?

Bel-Cam Jos
07-19-2011, 11:28 AM
Well, I did JUST WATCH the news on television IN RENO where A MAN did DIE, SHOT TO death by HIMself. And they did play "Folsom Blues" at the game, with that lyric.

JimJamBonds
07-25-2011, 08:15 PM
Ran 13.73 miles and lost approximately 10 lbs... thats healthy right? And yes I pounded the water, 24 hours later I had gained back 7 of those pounds. Other then that I hung out, ate and work a bit.

JimJamBonds
07-31-2011, 08:31 PM
(Yet) Another race. The Milwaukee Brewers Charities Sausage Race 5k run/walk. Felt flat and I ran flat. Afterwards went by a buddies and we along with his family and friends went to German Fest where I had some tasty German food and some tasty German beir.

Mad Slanted Powers
07-31-2011, 08:36 PM
Went to Target and K-Mart (skipped Wal-Mart since they just have pegs full of clone troopers), and then to the gym and Fred Meyer before going home. Trimmed the grass under my fence and along this brick along the border with my neighbor. Today my hamstrings are a bit sore, and I thought it might have been from the leg curls I've been doing at the gym, but then I realized it was probably from all the squatting down while I was cutting grass.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-01-2011, 11:12 AM
Used the gift certificate to the breakfast/lunch restaurant on breakfast (scrambled eggs, biscuit/gravy, home fries, pineapple juice), went looking for plants (found none worthy of purchase), read to keep outta the heat, got "dinner" out from Carl's Jr. to use a coupon that was about to expire. Watched TV far too late into the evening.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-07-2011, 10:21 AM
My final summer Saturday. :sad: Read my last (or possibly, second-to-last) book of the summer at the library, while waiting to meet up with someone for lunch. Bought much more (and was in it longer) than I expected to at the Dollar Tree discount store (still, under $30). Watched the looooooooooooooong NFL Hall of Fame speeches (a couple were good long ones, however), and not-funny comics on Comedy Central. Started to plan my lessons and units for the upcoming school year, until I read some info that will likely change several of my plans, so I stopped. Along with the Pirates' continued losing streak (giving up about 30 runs in the last 2 games), and the rest of the depressing stuff from today, I went to bed moping and down. :( Sorry for being Negative Nelson...

Mad Slanted Powers
08-07-2011, 11:08 AM
Went shopping and got the Republic Attack Shuttle at Target. Went to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Went to the gym and lifted a few weights. Mowed my lawn, even though most of it that is still green is clover. Watched some classic Doctor Who (my first time seeing the Second Doctor), and watched the second day of the London Diamond League track meet.

JimJamBonds
08-07-2011, 09:44 PM
...and watched the second day of the London Diamond League track meet.How about Leo winning the mile out kicking Lagat! Quite the scalp as the Brit announcer said!!! And Fleschman winning the 5,000. Good stuff!

Mad Slanted Powers
08-08-2011, 12:34 AM
How about Leo winning the mile out kicking Lagat! Quite the scalp as the Brit announcer said!!! And Fleschman winning the 5,000. Good stuff!Yeah, too bad she didn't qualify for the team. I like Morgan Uceny's chances in the women's 1500, though.

Did you watch online? I've not caught any of that coverage. I hope to see some of the WC there because I really like who they had last time.

JimJamBonds
08-08-2011, 04:59 PM
I just saw highlights of Fleshman's win, wow what a move with 500 to go! I lurk over at Letsrun.com where I found out about what happened.

I might have to bite the bullet and pay for the WC coverage, I really want to see that men's 5000 final, womens 10000 and 5000 should be good too.

TeeEye7
08-14-2011, 01:29 PM
The family spent the day doing cartwheels!

My son has been applying to universities to pursue his degree in meteorology. Midweek he was accepted to ASU Tucson (he's also applied to Iowa State and Northern Illinois University), but the best news was that he was accepted to the University of Oklahoma (the "Harvard of Weather", IMO)! He will start in the spring semester. Yay! OU is THE place to go for his major!

Bel-Cam Jos
08-14-2011, 02:32 PM
ASU has a Tucson campus? Isn't that a dangerous mix, TI? Are they the Sun Cats? Wild Devils? :rolleyes:

I made it a loooooooooong full Disney day (over 12 hours in both parks); fun but draining (thankfully, the weather was mild, even though the clouds burned off for good around 10am). What'd I do?

- rode Star Tours thrice!
- other rides (Indy [saw some possible rooms that in all the years I've been on the ride, had never seen], Storybook boats [a simple favorite of mine for a long time], Buzz Lightyear Blasters [not a great score], Toy Story Mania [also not a great score, but I did get more big-score targets... maybe why my % and points were low], Pirates, Ariel's Underwhelming Adventure, Railroad [great for the end of the day fatigue])
- shows seen (Aladdin [always love this one], various non-Asimo Innoventions programs)
- food (hot fudge sundae [Golden Horseshoe], clam chowder bowl [that Wharf place in DCA])

One more day left on my 4-day summer pass that I'd have to use by 8/31... I might have to let that one expire. :(

JimJamBonds
08-14-2011, 06:03 PM
Raced a local 2 miler (took second overall, first in my age group), rocked some 'Cajun' eggs bennidect at Perkins, watched 'my team' defeat 'BCJ's team.'

Lord Malakite
08-17-2011, 12:44 AM
Spent the day listening to JBF go on and on about his new buddy Luke Goss. They've been hanging out all last week BSing with each other. I imagine they'll be doing more of the same this week.

TeeEye7
08-21-2011, 12:38 AM
Mrs. TI7 and I spent until almost 8PM getting her room ready for Monday's onslaught. She only needs about an hours' worth of fine tuning tomorrow and she'll be ready for her new batch of third graders.

[Edit] Although technically Sunday morning, I was called out to work yet another gang-related homicide. One more night of on-call and then done for two weeks.

Mad Slanted Powers
08-21-2011, 01:52 AM
Went to the Northwest Washington Fair and wandered around there for a while. I had been there the night before to see Creedence Clearwater Revisited.

JimJamBonds
08-21-2011, 10:21 AM
Ran, relaxed, watched the Brewer game then went out with some friends. Shortly I will kill two birds with one stone when I go for a run that will take me to my car, then drive it home.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-21-2011, 10:35 AM
I wanted to grade the stack of papers, I really did. But you know what they say: the red pen is willing, but the couch is soft and comfy... though I got to about 1/3 of one class' work. Some credit for that? :rolleyes:

So I watched far too much TV, and read some, did two loads of laundry, then checked the wide web world, but never left the house (except to get the mail from the box).

JimJamBonds
08-21-2011, 01:56 PM
I wanted to grade the stack of papers, I really did. But you know what they say: the red pen is willing, but the couch is soft and comfy... though I got to about 1/3 of one class' work. Some credit for that? http://www.sirstevesguide.com/image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAA8AAAAPCAIAAAC 0tAIdAAABNElEQVQokaXQvU7CUBQH8PMA92NydWTlCZy6MDuSs Dr2EXSGlAFjkKVBiYhgiVaC1GiqmJoSME0JH5FC05gmBJ6iDpf WFm1i4pnO/+Z3b+45AP+p5cehO+YdIzPvpabdZKxb2/nVIrucHbkj3jHSls5N1ITZoX2Z/kLXdp71n8MDe7A/e9tjUWsStUYierXIhqOlc+GoVHDkrwDgeR6LrNmKUsm/4I55dhrUz1gtoI12jIxjpAMBAGaHhuPlMSoLvp73UpbOBWOZHW rc00Frs4r6CSoLSMz5etpNTtTE6Gl3+LBjtGlfpvoNeb0myjlu FNGZgMRcSLP33lu0d0s0iTxfkccL0i7jRhEBwDYFgL5MtSZ5qU f36tNtDQBqjSgVfCdi6RSzsWJpUFIJVwvfNNb9pb4AHee3L2bY sAsAAAAASUVORK5CYII=Already?!?!? Aren't you 3 days into the school year???

Bel-Cam Jos
08-21-2011, 10:08 PM
Nope. Just finished week two.

JimJamBonds
08-22-2011, 09:57 AM
I know the answer can be found in the threads but why search for it when I can ask you? You're school year is 180 days I presume (or it is for the kids)? When does the school year end?

Bel-Cam Jos
08-22-2011, 08:12 PM
The last two years, our district cut 5 days (and 3 days the year before that), without "officially" taking a pay cut (we're paid by day, and so our per-day rate stayed the same, just minus 5 of those days); so our year is 175 days. This year, we go from Tue. 8/9/11 to Wed. 5/23/12.

Mad Slanted Powers
08-22-2011, 10:03 PM
How about Leo winning the mile out kicking Lagat! Quite the scalp as the Brit announcer said!!! And Fleschman winning the 5,000. Good stuff!


Yeah, too bad she didn't qualify for the team. I like Morgan Uceny's chances in the women's 1500, though.

Did you watch online? I've not caught any of that coverage. I hope to see some of the WC there because I really like who they had last time.

Looks like Fleshman is on the team with enough of the people in front of her either doing the 10K or not having the standard.

JimJamBonds
08-23-2011, 09:17 AM
Looks like Fleshman is on the team with enough of the people in front of her either doing the 10K or not having the standard.Did you hear the latest news, Solinsky dropped out on Sunday with that hamstring of his being the problem. Quite disapointing if you ask me.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-28-2011, 11:02 AM
This was my first boxes-of-grading weekend, and I got most of it done (today needs to finish what I didn't get to do). Did some backyard man vs. nature work (feed the hummingbirds, escort out the pepper-eating grasshopper, run sprinklers). Dropped off my recycling (on pace for my best school-year haul ever :thumbsup: ) and bought a cold soda for the guy there (it's even hotter inside his storage bin when it's 104 outside, and he looked exhausted). Did some reading and watching of the television. Actually cooked dinner instead of getting it out this week (orange chicken, rice, peppers).

TeeEye7
09-03-2011, 10:07 PM
So far today:

Replaced the faucet to our water filtration system under the kitchen sink, laundry, dooty patrol in the back yard, gathered recycling stuff, put more on my son's "to do list" getting him ready to go to the University of Oklahoma in January, and went out to dinner at El Patrón, our neighborhood restaurant for comida mexicana. Probably TV for the rest of the evening...

Bel-Cam Jos
09-04-2011, 10:25 AM
Slept in until 7:30 :eek: Went to drop off recycling (talked with the guy there, and a co-worker showed up after) and do banking thingies. Graded some, watched the first big college football day games some, typed on the keyboard some. Installed the BluRay player, in anticipation of some indie flick release in a few weeks or so.

JimJamBonds
09-06-2011, 05:07 PM
Took 4th with a 88 second pr in a half marathon. Other then the usual, relaxing that was about it.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-11-2011, 10:28 AM
A full schedule; gone are the days of lethargy and inefficency. :pleased:

Loaded up mom's car to help her set up for her first time at a community yard sale-type thing; glad the cloudy weather kept it cooler. Dropped off recycling, then picked up and typed in some stuff I forgot from the school... where every single human being in the area had converged (youth soccer, freshman team football game, volleyball in the gym, benefit car wash in one parking lot, tennis practice). Called my dad, since it's now NFL point spreads time again. Went to help mom pack up her stuff, only to discover the volunteers already did that for her; way to go, youth of today! :thumbsup: Watched just a tad of college foosball, did quite a bit of grading (including some squint-so-you-can't-see-no-more test results analysis) but not all. Went to sleep very tired (a good thing, I suppose).

TeeEye7
09-11-2011, 10:46 AM
I'm on call, so I had to stick by the phone (translation: spent the time being domestic here at stately Wayne Manor). Kept an eye on the wild fires in the foothills to the east of me as well as the fields of dry grass at the end of my neighborhood. Multiple lightning strikes has set my county ablaze!

Also discovered some interesting family history online. Still working on that...

Mad Slanted Powers
09-11-2011, 11:32 AM
I went and watched a high school cross country invitational. It wasn't far from my house, so I walked there. They also had an open race after the high school races, so I entered that. Since I didn't want to wear a hat during my run, and didn't want to leave it sitting around (though I could have left it with the team my brother coaches), I just didn't wear a hat at all. It was a hot day without a cloud in the sky, so now my head is a bit red. As for the race, it was only 2 miles. The first and third half miles are mostly flat and downhill, while the second and fourth half miles contained most of the uphills. Thus, my splits were like 2:47/3:19/2:55/3:33 for a total of 12:34.

Afterwards, I had a nice afternoon and evening with a lady friend of mine. We played a couple games of cribbage, ate dinner, and watched a movie. She wanted me to see Pee Wee's Big Adventure since I had never seen it before, and it happened to be available on demand on Comcast, so we didn't have to go down to the video store to pick it up.

JimJamBonds
09-12-2011, 10:35 PM
Not bad times there MSP.

As for myself I help coach cross country at a (very) small local catholic college and we had our first meet of the year. All in all it went pretty good, a few suprises (the good way) and maybe a disapointment or two as well. After I got home I ran not quite 10 miles then pretty much called it a day at that point.

Mad Slanted Powers
09-12-2011, 11:23 PM
Not bad times there MSP.

As for myself I help coach cross country at a (very) small local catholic college and we had our first meet of the year. All in all it went pretty good, a few suprises (the good way) and maybe a disapointment or two as well. After I got home I ran not quite 10 miles then pretty much called it a day at that point.My brother coaches at a Christian high school. His boys team doesn't have a standout this year, but there is a good group of runners that were pretty close together. So, if they all improve together, they could do well. He has one top runner on the girls side who should do well again this year.

For me, I almost didn't run the race because of the issue I have been having in and around my achilles. It was fine during the race, but now it is worse again. Hopefully I can run enough between now and the end of the month so that I am able to get through the annual cross country race at my old high school course.

JimJamBonds
09-13-2011, 07:56 PM
My brother coaches at a Christian high school. His boys team doesn't have a standout this year, but there is a good group of runners that were pretty close together. So, if they all improve together, they could do well. He has one top runner on the girls side who should do well again this year.That kinda sounds like the team that I have, while nobody is great they A) all get along and B) they listen to Coach JJB and do what he says so I'll take that.

In the spring I coach the distance runners at my high school alma matter which is a Catholic school. There were a couple of freshmen last year who could be pretty good by the time they are seniors, hopefully they stick with it.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-17-2011, 11:54 PM
Slept in some. Did a little grading (the easy stuff), lesson planning, and new seating chart creating. Cleaned out my "collectible" orange soda can collection (see below for some pics), that will be turned into $.05 each as recycling soon. :greedy: Talked to my dad on the phone; asked him about the local concerns over that terrible air show plane crach in Reno. :( Went to lunch, free courtesy of Chick Fil-A's appreciation of educators, and a few stores (grocery, retail). Finished a great new book I'd checked out from the library. Watched most of my college sports teams lose badly on TV.

[edit] Helps if you attach photos if you say you will...

Mad Slanted Powers
09-18-2011, 01:03 AM
Slept in some. Did a little grading (the easy stuff), lesson planning, and new seating chart creating. Cleaned out my "collectible" orange soda can collection (see below for some pics), that will be turned into $.05 each as recycling soon. :greedy: Talked to my dad on the phone; asked him about the local concerns over that terrible air show plane crach in Reno. :( Went to lunch, free courtesy of Chick Fil-A's appreciation of educators, and a few stores (grocery, retail). Finished a great new book I'd checked out from the library. Watched most of my college sports teams lose badly on TV.

[edit] Helps if you attach photos if you say you will...Hey, you even have socks to match.

Did a bit of shopping. Got a few Clone Wars figures. Went to Best Buy and picked up the Star Wars Complete Saga on Blu-Ray, along with a Blu-Ray player ($20 off for getting the two together). Also picked up an extra phone handset for my mom that we had ordered online.

After that, I stopped by my mom's and picked her up and we went to my uncle's house. His wife had passed away on Labor Day, so this was a memorial gathering.

Right now, I am in the process of hooking up my Blu-Ray player.

JimJamBonds
09-19-2011, 11:14 PM
Hey, you even have socks to match.And shoes as well.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-20-2011, 12:20 AM
And shoes as well.Actually, it's just the socks and laces; shoes are white. But Chuck Taylors go with everything.

TeeEye7
09-25-2011, 05:41 PM
I spent a good deal of Saturday reconnecting with cousins on Facebook.

Forget the games and surveys! I've found FB to be a good resource to track down family and friends who have dropped off the radar (or am I the one who dropped off the radar?) and to re-establish a dialog after too many years.

JimJamBonds
09-25-2011, 08:05 PM
Woke up early to go to a cross country meet in the Land of Lincoln. Other then the usal eating, reading and some tv watching that was my Saturday.

TeeEye7
10-01-2011, 10:56 PM
Spent a good portion of it sleeping. I'm a bit under with weather with sinus problems in general and vertigo in specific. No fun having the world spin around. I'll be happy when the ear pressure equalizes....then the world will stabilize.

Mad Slanted Powers
10-01-2011, 11:52 PM
Did the open race at my old high school's annual invitational cross country meet. Ran 62 seconds faster than last year, and my best time there since 2004.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-02-2011, 12:27 AM
Helped mom set up for another community yard sale (she didn't sell as much this month, and it was hotter and less cloudy; bummer :( ), then on my way to a writing meeting in Riverside (oddly, it was cooler there than back home, and that part of the area is almost always hotter). Watched football on the televisor, plus some Comedy Central shows (new Jeff Dunham again, Weird Al's). Did a little (the easy stuff) grading and planning. Had a local pizza place as dinner (their pizza, not the store itself :p ).

JEDIpartner
10-02-2011, 09:28 AM
Click on the links to see the pictures.

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Kotobukiya Vader centerpiece

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Aunt Beru's blue milk punch

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Trash compactor cake by Laura Blake

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Character cookies

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Two of the Death Star pizzas

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v695/JEDIpartner/Star Wars bluray party/YodareplacesBuddha.jpg
We usually have a statue of Buddha sitting here, but Yoda subbed quite nicely!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v695/JEDIpartner/Star Wars bluray party/Corkyandfriends.jpg
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Corky the Very Special Bantha and Willie Wampa and their friends

JimJamBonds
10-03-2011, 10:29 AM
Cool, nice work there JP! #wonderifI'llgetaninvitetothenextparty?

As for myself, ran, went to a cross country meet with my team, watched the Brewer and Badger victories and prepared for Sundays Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon (which I ran).

JEDIpartner
10-03-2011, 10:44 AM
Thanks, man!! I invited everyone who was local. Everyone else had a virtual invite and I wish they really could've come. It was crazy fun.

JimJamBonds
10-03-2011, 10:52 AM
I'm a local.... Great laker! :watermelon:

JEDIpartner
10-03-2011, 12:30 PM
I'm a local.... Great laker! :watermelon:

Where are you???!!! :emmersed:

JimJamBonds
10-03-2011, 01:31 PM
About 40 minutes south of Green Bay along (the not always) beautiful Lake Michigan.

JEDIpartner
10-03-2011, 01:58 PM
OK... you are "local" and not "LOCAL". LOL I get it. :)

JimJamBonds
10-03-2011, 11:32 PM
Well....compared to say somebody in New Zealand we're dang near next door neighbors!

JEDIpartner
10-04-2011, 09:37 AM
And compared to say Pluto, I'm practically giving you a piggyback ride. LOL

JimJamBonds
10-04-2011, 09:25 PM
Yes, NOW we understand each other!!! lol

JEDIpartner
10-05-2011, 12:03 PM
*high five*

Bel-Cam Jos
10-09-2011, 10:25 AM
Cleaned up some shelves, floors, countertops around the house. Went to Hallmark for their October Ornament Debut; stood in line for only about 10 minutes and talked with fellow "addicts" (her word, not mine)... just bought the Darth Vader Lego one. Dropped off $10 more in recycling, did some banking and shopping, including some "great deals" (read: so-so sales) at a closing OSH store. Watched football and graded some, even did a little writing. Apparently fell asleep on the couch while some game was on, only to wake up an hour later. Had breakfast items for lunch and dinner and breakfast (weird).

Mad Slanted Powers
10-09-2011, 11:40 AM
In the morning I went to get gas and go for a run, but on the way there I saw a bus from another university that reminded me that Western Washington U. was hosting a cross country meet today, so I went there and watched that and got my run in there.

When I got home, I noticed the neighbor mowing the lawn, and figured I probably should as well while I had the chance as it would probably be raining today. It had been a long time since I mowed it as it had gotten kind of burnt out in the summer. After that, I had time for a quick lunch and a shower before heading off to meet a friend and her family to see a local production of Into the Woods. After that, we went to dinner and walked around the mall for a bit.

TeeEye7
10-09-2011, 02:29 PM
Hair cut. Laundry. Grocery shopping. Grilled steak and lobster for dinner.

mtriv73
10-09-2011, 02:36 PM
Friday on the way home from work, I stopped at Costco and got a pork shoulder. I came home and put a nice dry barbeque rub on it and stuck it in the oven at 200 F until about 3:00PM Saturday. I took it out of the oven and stuck it in my smoker with some hickory chips and left it for another 2 hours. It practically fell apart when the fork touched it. Between that and the chocolate cake I made, some cole slaw, mac and cheese, fresh green beans from the garden and a Hokie win over Miami, we had a good birthday celebration for my brother and I. We all had fun playing with the kids. I have to admit, the 15 month old is a LOT more fun to play with now than he was a year ago (but don't tell him that.) Also got the yard mowed (which was a major chore since we've had a ton of rain recently and I've got an acre to mow.)

TeeEye7
10-09-2011, 03:15 PM
Friday on the way home from work, I stopped at Costco and got a pork shoulder. I came home and put a nice dry barbeque rub on it and stuck it in the oven at 200 F until about 3:00PM Saturday. I took it out of the oven and stuck it in my smoker with some hickory chips and left it for another 2 hours. It practically fell apart when the fork touched it. Between that and the chocolate cake I made, some cole slaw, mac and cheese, fresh green beans from the garden and a Hokie win over Miami, we had a good birthday celebration for my brother and I. We all had fun playing with the kids. I have to admit, the 15 month old is a LOT more fun to play with now than he was a year ago (but don't tell him that.) Also got the yard mowed (which was a major chore since we've had a ton of rain recently and I've got an acre to mow.)

I wonder how many calories are in this post (yum!)

JimJamBonds
10-09-2011, 09:06 PM
Sounds like some good eating there Mtriv73!

Myself: cross country meet and work were the big ones.

mtriv73
10-10-2011, 07:07 AM
I'd say at least 50,000. (It was a huge shoulder roast and a big cake.) Luckily most are still in the fridge as leftovers.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-16-2011, 10:12 AM
Tried (semi-unsuccessfully) to sleep in. Did the usual recycling (but only netted $3 this time). Picked up mom from her oil change appointment, went to mid-breakfast and did a little errand running. Graded all my "had-to" work and planned lessons. Watched various sports on the tube. Ended the day reading a new book I bought, and I will likely finish it today sometime.

TeeEye7
10-16-2011, 03:14 PM
Besides the usual domestic chores, I spent quite a bit of time scanning some photos of my uncle (my dad's little brother), who died recently, for my cousins from our family album. I also uncovered another family album of my dad's that I hadn't seen before. Lots of unidentified photos in it. Sucks that my parents are no longer around to help out with the mysteries. Ended the night going to a benefit concert with Mrs. TI7 for our local Sheriff's Activity League (which helps at-risk kids) featuring our local news media as performers. Surprisingly good in general; with a couple of newsies being astonishingly talented.

JimJamBonds
10-16-2011, 03:59 PM
Final cross country meet of the season at the Wisconsin Private Schools Championship, a 4ish hour drive home then, a little tv. a quick nap and then sweet sweet sleep.

Mad Slanted Powers
10-16-2011, 06:09 PM
In the morning, previewed the course for next week's trail half marathon that I will be doing. Did about 9 miles of it. I've not raced that far since 1990, and the 9 miles is the longest I have run since a 15K last year. There will be some difficult hills, single track trails up and down switchbacks. I'll be happy to just run 8 minute pace.

In the evening, went to dinner at my lady friend's house with her family. After that, we watched a movie and played some games. Good times.

mtriv73
10-23-2011, 08:24 AM
Went to my 20 year highs school reunion and worked on the talk I have to give in Seattle next week

Bel-Cam Jos
10-24-2011, 10:13 PM
Drove out to the Phoenix area to see the Steelers play the Cardinals on Sunday, and met up with my uncle, who lives in AZ. Since there are no Cracker Barrell restaurants in CA, and the fact that there was one right across and down the street from the hotel, it was a no-brainer where I wanted to eat dinner.

TeeEye7
10-25-2011, 03:56 AM
Since there are no Cracker Barrell restaurants in CA, and the fact that there was one right across and down the street from the hotel, it was a no-brainer where I wanted to eat dinner.

What's up with that, anyway? T'ain't fair!

JimJamBonds
10-28-2011, 07:04 PM
Went to a sectional cc meet and went to the library. Other then watching a terriable Badger game that is about it.

Mad Slanted Powers
10-28-2011, 07:37 PM
I did a rather difficult trail half marathon. I was hoping for 8 minute pace, but I started a bit too fast, and fell behind pace during the hilly portion, but miles 5-8 were much better and that put me under my goal pace. I was still under at 9 miles, but then got to the hills again and had to walk a fair amount of that. Ended up with 8:18 pace, 36th out of 255 and 8th in the 40-49 age group. Okay considering I hadn't put in the sort of mileage to race that distance, and hadn't run that far in 7 years or raced that far since 1990.

JimJamBonds
10-28-2011, 10:51 PM
Cool, nice work MSP.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-30-2011, 10:47 AM
Busted up a chiffarobe, er, an old wooden workbench. I found out it was here when the house was bought (makes it over 33 years old then), and we kept it in the garage for many of those years, then moved it outdoors. When I cut it up yesterday, some of the pieces were basically hollow (we had the house tented for termites a few years back, and I think this thing was a summer vacation spot for them, I guess). :eek:
Tried to help my mom get a package that was goofed up, from the UPS office directly; denied! Have to wait until Monday. :mad:
Got all my grading done, and most of my lesson planning for the upcoming week. After a week or so of limited assignments (due to larger projects being worked on), this week will be bad: 3 classes of research project binders and presentations, one class completely changing its work focus, several small assignments in the fifth class.
Did a little reading; am just two chapters from finishing a Steinbeck tome. :pleased:
Watched quite a bit of college football, and there were some great games on, even those I don't support or care much about. And those ice and snow ones; wacky!
Got both less and more than what I ordered from KFC for dinner: 8 piece meal had no legs and extra wings, no biscuits, a non-bacon Cheesy Bacon Bowl; was also given too much change (returned the extra coins) after originally being overcharged for all items (manager fixed the costs) by about $6. After cming home and realizing the errors, went back to complain, got a new 8 piece (with 4 as legs, no wings), the biscuits, and a new bacon bowl. We could not finish all of that, obviously, but now there's lunch for today. :rolleyes:

TeeEye7
10-30-2011, 03:48 PM
Busted up a chiffarobe...
Using only one arm? ;)

Completed the usual domestic chores, ran some errands with Mrs. TI7, which included me purchasing some new boots for work. Hopefully they will be the last pair of my career :fingers crossed:

Bel-Cam Jos
10-31-2011, 12:19 AM
Using only one arm? ;)Because I felt right sorry, sir. (nice literary pick up there, TI)

Bel-Cam Jos
11-06-2011, 10:00 AM
Started a little early:
- dropped off $6 in recycling, bought a few items at the stores(s), did some banking
- went to a pancake breakfast fundraiser at a local Applebee's (after it took me a few minutes to find the "entrance," as they blocked off the front door; this was before they "officially" opened for business)
- went up to the school to finish grading stuff I didn't want to bring home with me
- watched TV, mainly the standard Saturday afternoon football
- went to one sandwich place for dinner (far too busy, to the point that the drive-thru line was blocking the various aisles of the parking lot and the fact that there were no open tables) so settled on Wendy's :(
- saw a community theater play
- changed clocks before turning in for the night

TeeEye7
11-06-2011, 11:19 AM
Went to a golf course for giants. Later, went out to dinner with Mrs. TI7.

Mad Slanted Powers
11-06-2011, 12:36 PM
Went to a golf course for giants. Later, went out to dinner with Mrs. TI7.I see pentagons on that thing. Clearly it is a soccer ball.

TeeEye7
11-06-2011, 02:48 PM
I see pentagons on that thing. Clearly it is a soccer ball.

That's because giants tee off in a different part of the atmosphere than the rest of us. The aerodynamics issues of the ball are completely different for them! :silly:

JimJamBonds
11-06-2011, 10:47 PM
Ran, rock climbed (indoor) ate Turkish food (awesome!), worked (not awesome).

Mad Slanted Powers
11-06-2011, 10:53 PM
I pretty much stayed inside all day and caught up on shows on my DVR, though I did go outside for a bit to put some lime on my lawn and to get a bit of gunk out of my eaves troughs. However, I did go out the night before to see Classic Albums Live - Led Zeppelin II. It was a pretty good performance. After they performed the album, they played a bunch of other Led Zeppelin tunes.

I was actually out every night Monday through Friday this past week. Very unusual for me.

JimJamBonds
11-06-2011, 10:58 PM
A little Led for the head, very nice MSP!

Bel-Cam Jos
11-12-2011, 11:27 PM
Rain and chill outside made sleeping in easier. Graded ONE WHOLE BOX of research projects throughout the day! :D :thumbsup: Helped my mom find her keys at work (well, I just rode along; the custodial staff did the door-opening thing) to pass out some packages, then went to Costco (looking for one item, and left with three others we weren't seeking :eek: :shocking: ). Cleaned out the garage of holiday boxes and organized some digital pics. Watched various college football games.

JimJamBonds
11-13-2011, 01:26 AM
Ran, breakfasted, marked the course for a local 5k I'm helping run tomorrow, cleaned my car (will be getting a different one shortly), relaxed, tv, interwebs.

mtriv73
11-13-2011, 08:15 AM
I was elected 72nd president of the Maryland Jaycees on Saturday. My board is shaping up nicely and hopefully we'll get a lot done next year to grow the organization and help communities around the state.

TeeEye7
11-13-2011, 01:12 PM
Hair cut. Gift shopping. Family night: celebrated our niece's twelfth birthday...went to our favorite Japanese restaurant and then home for cake. Later in the evening watched 633 Squadron on the Military Channel.

All-in-all a low-key day as I am all call this week (until Monday at 8AM). We did have a homicide but the on-duty crew handled it. That's the third homicide at that intersection (I've worked two there). I'm beginning to believe it's a bad part of town.

JimJamBonds
11-13-2011, 04:50 PM
I was elected 72nd president of the Maryland Jaycees on Saturday. My board is shaping up nicely and hopefully we'll get a lot done next year to grow the organization and help communities around the state.I hope when you say "help communities" you're talking about doing it in a 'Palpatine style' so to speak!':devilish:

JEDIpartner
11-15-2011, 09:15 AM
Gym in the morning-- chest, triceps, abs and cardio as always on Saturday. Cleaned the house. Went to a comfort food party.

The host, Jennifer, made macaroni & cheese based off the old Rocky River Brewing Company recipe (we dissected it one evening and made the recipe) – 5 cheeses, Andouille sausage, caramelised red onion, roasted garlic and roasted red peppers.

My partner and I made 1770 House Meatloaf (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/1770-house-meatloaf-recipe/index.html)

Our friend Laura and her husband made a sweet potato soup with curry and lime.

The lesbians “made” mashed potatoes (the microwave kind in the paper tray).

Our friend Debbie (useless in the kitchen) brought tater tots with spicy ketchup (in a bottle), cheese sauce (that immediately hardened ‘cos she didn’t put enough milk into the Velveeta – d’oh!) and I made her a garlic and rosemary mayo from scratch (LOL you can see who cooks in this group and who does not).

Our friend Penny, a skilled pastry chef, made a cheesecake that was topped with strawberries soaked in Cointreau.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-20-2011, 12:53 PM
I did a lot, but somehow didn't do a lot. Dropped off recycling, did some banking, helped mom around town (she had a fall this week and can't drive herself), went to lunch, read some (after going to the libraries to find said books), watched football in the evening (some really good games on).

JimJamBonds
11-20-2011, 09:02 PM
Made pumpkin pancakes (it was a let down), went to the NCAA Division III cross county national championships, did some bumming around, went to my local Planet Fitness: banged out 4 miles on the treadmill, some pushups then home to tv and reading.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-27-2011, 04:59 PM
Slept in, did the newspaper crossword, watched the Michigan/Ohio State game, went and did some traveling to stores (didn't find much worthy of buying, really), finished reading a book, watched junk on TV, had still-good-tasting leftovers for dinner.

JimJamBonds
11-27-2011, 08:16 PM
Slept in, made breakfast, picked up some new running shoes, saw the new Muppet flick and went to eat for my bro in laws birthday.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-04-2011, 10:12 AM
I seem to have this "sleep in" thing down now! :thumbsup: Dropped off a few recyclables and some work back at school. Put up the outdoor lights (with few injuries and pains :D ). A little shopping out and about, lunch out (which resulted in some good offers earned, too), banking. Finished the easy grading, planned most of the week's lessons. Watched a little TV. Zonk. :zzz:

Mad Slanted Powers
12-04-2011, 11:15 AM
Got first in my age group in a 5K race. Time was only 19:03, but the course had a couple good hills, and I ran that time for a 3 mile race a couple months ago. I'm looking forward to improving my times more in 2012.

JimJamBonds
12-04-2011, 08:11 PM
Got first in my age group in a 5K race. Time was only 19:03, but the course had a couple good hills, and I ran that time for a 3 mile race a couple months ago. I'm looking forward to improving my times more in 2012.How about running a marathon in NE Wisconsin in June? Myself and a couple of other guys are looking into putting together a race this summer. Yeah crazy I know!

As for my Saturday I ran and did some race research.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-11-2011, 10:42 AM
Got started late, because I helped to put together the end-of-the-year what-we-did letter (it's often set to parody some Christmas song or some other style piece), which was odd because I was (unintentionally) up early and saw the lunar eclipse. Recycling a tad, shopping a lot (actually am closer to being finished). Graded into the night.

TeeEye7
12-11-2011, 02:09 PM
Mrs. TI7 and I spent a wonderful evening with some friends catching up by playing cards and just enjoying plain ol' conversation. We all were playing hooky from the daily responsibilities of our respective families (long story there for all of us) and it was nice to get away if for only a few hours. It was nice having "grown-ups only" night and not dealing with any drama at home.

JimJamBonds
12-11-2011, 06:40 PM
Ran/worked out, read, napped, went out to eat.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-18-2011, 10:24 AM
Another poor night's sleep due to the wicked winds (in fact, the wind turbine on the roof was squealing and squeaking from about 2am whenever really strong gusts turned it fast, because the ties that bind it had broken loose). Re-tied said wind turbines on the roof, which is not a fun activity during heavy wind conditions (I now have uber respect for how Luke handled underneath Cloud City). Went to the school for their group study session (hardly anyone wants help from English teachers; must be that I-can't-cheat-to-get-the-ONE-RIGHT-answer-from-my-phone aspect) and finsihed the last of the late/missing/absent work before finals this week. Did most of the last of my Christmas shopping (I think). Finally, after weeks of sitting there, mocking me, on the desk, I filed away some paperwork (and some electronic filing as well). Watched very little TV, but started reading a book recommended from a SSG Forumite (I hope it improves from the first dozen pages so far).

JimJamBonds
12-18-2011, 10:32 PM
Made some breakfast, went to my nephews basketball game, ran, relaxed, read and did laundry.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-01-2012, 11:42 AM
Stayed inside with my wonderful (read: not wonderful) cold. Only showered about noon-ish. Did some clean up and organizing. Read my final book of the year (68 total in '11). Watched televised New Year's celebrations on TV.

TeeEye7
01-01-2012, 02:03 PM
Spent the day assembling furniture, unpacking, and generally organizing my son's apartment here in Norman, OK. Went to Golden Corral and pigged out for New Year's Eve dinner.

El Chuxter
01-01-2012, 02:06 PM
I took a massive dump. I was going to post a picture, but the image file was too large for the server.

JimJamBonds
01-01-2012, 04:05 PM
My Saturday was pretty similar to the other 51 Saturday's in 2011. Ran, breakfast, napped, ate, worked.

Lord Malakite
01-02-2012, 02:17 PM
Exploring ancient Hyrule and sword fighting with Demon Lord Ghiraham.

TeeEye7
01-07-2012, 06:56 PM
Just returned from driving from Winslow, AZ back home to SoCal.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-08-2012, 04:15 PM
Simple errands (banking, recycling, library-ing), then my first of two Abraham Lincoln events at the local library. Made the bad decision to go to The Olive Garden for dinner on a Sat. night (they had just ran out of pagers, about an hour wait), but when you have a gift card AND a coupon, you bite the bullet. Did a little readign, before returning to school this week makes reading for pleasure much more difficult.

JimJamBonds
01-08-2012, 07:23 PM
Biked 27+ miles, relaxed a bit, went to Mr and Mr's 2-1B's house to watch the two NFL games.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-22-2012, 10:53 AM
Should've done more, but fell victim to the lethargy bug. Did a little grading, read some, watched far too much nothing on the idiot box. Went to church, then tried out a somewhat-new Chinese restaurant (not bad, but not enough to become a regular).

JimJamBonds
01-22-2012, 10:03 PM
Ran, made pancakes, layed around, went out to eat with da fam.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-29-2012, 09:33 AM
Didn't sleep in, since I was headign east to an Academic Decathlon event for the high school. Very gusty winds once I got closer, to the point that I got off the freeway to save my life and sanity. I judged interviews; some interesting students and responses. Got gas on the way home (still dangerously windy there), plus recycling (about $7 this time) and bought a book. Did my gotta-get-it-done grading, but no more. Sucked into the vortex that is Sat. afternoon TV. Wrote a little story (to be online-contest-published) into the late night.

JimJamBonds
01-29-2012, 07:22 PM
Went to the gym to run on the dreadmill (7+ miles total), grabbed some breakfast (gyro omlet...yum!), hit a few stores....laundry and that was about it when it comes to me being 'productive.'

Bel-Cam Jos
02-04-2012, 10:32 PM
Awake since about 4am, headed out to a day-long seminar on writing. Presented to... just one attendee for my session. :( Got gas, went out to dinner, then a BOGO ice cream from Dairy Queen (not both for me). Startin' to feel sleepy...

TeeEye7
02-05-2012, 11:36 PM
Worked on laundry and taxes...but not at the same time. I didn't want to end up laundering money....

Bel-Cam Jos
02-12-2012, 05:49 PM
A state-wide English teacher conference was just down the street from home, for the first time this close in several years, apparently. So I attended a few workshops, talked with teachers I knew or just met there, graded a little bit. At lunch time, I headed to an AMC theater for what I thought would be a cool SW event; I was wrong. :sad: Took mom out to dinner for her birthday, came home and zonked out soon after.

JimJamBonds
02-12-2012, 08:02 PM
Ran in a local 15k (in -8 temps w/ the wind chill) and took 13th out of about 850 people. Home, showered, worked for a couple of hours, back home where I grilled a pizza, then a little reading, a little interwebbing and a little AOTC.

Mad Slanted Powers
02-12-2012, 08:22 PM
Went to Seattle with my girlfriend and her family to see the Flying Karamazov Brothers. It was a good show, and one of them kind of looked a bit like MrJabbaJohnL.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-18-2012, 10:26 PM
Bullet points!
o did the crossword
o cleaned up the house some
o dropped off a few recyclables
o checked out a library book, dropped off donations
o did some shopping (books, new autoshade, music)
o watched the Penguins beat the Flyers on teevee
o finished my got-to-do grading, lessons planned
o read a little

TeeEye7
02-19-2012, 04:03 AM
Celebrated Mrs. TI7's birthday with family and friends.

JimJamBonds
02-20-2012, 09:50 PM
I worked a water stop for the Green Bay marathon training program in exchange for a free entry, I then ran myself, got my French toast on, chilled then went to REI with a buddy, ate Mexican, then did some laundry.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-26-2012, 01:06 PM
Slept in until 6am :eek: and ran sprinklers, despite a supposed storm starting Monday. Was careful of my bruises and scrapes from the school rally teacher competition Friday (cheating math teachers only spun FOUR times on the baseball bat run instead of FIVE [or more, in my case :mad: ] for we Englishers :frus: ). Recycling put me over the $200 mark for the school year, earlier than I've ever reached before. Shopping and banking and gas filling and lunch out-ing. Graded the gotta-finish work, watched a little TV (a recorded Bio program of Jeff Dunham), read to halfway in my book. Out by 10pm. :zzz:

TeeEye7
02-26-2012, 02:55 PM
Since I'm on call (aka house arrest), I've been reading a book written by a former colleague:
http://www.amazon.com/Beat-Michael-Patrick/dp/1770676740

JimJamBonds
02-26-2012, 09:48 PM
Ran, made pancakes, watched The Wire, read, napped, watched more of The Wire, ate, The Wire, bed.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-03-2012, 09:43 PM
Recycling once again, returned a library book (almost to the wrong library branch), went to a school car wash fund raiser (where I almost assaulted for a tip in addition to the ticket price paid), found a SW figure at W*M, did some grading, shot some baskets in the front year to get ready for next week's meet-some-friends-for-basketball game. And I'm still doin' stuff, until I fall asleep.

DarthQuack
03-03-2012, 10:36 PM
Another long day of work that isn't over yet....day 4 of 11 in a row. :(

Mad Slanted Powers
03-04-2012, 01:33 AM
Ran a 4 mile race in 26 minutes (actually a bit short according to my Garmin watch, so I wasn't quite that fast). A lot better than I expected considering I haven't been running as much lately, and was just getting over a cold or something. It also makes up for last year's race where my hamstring gave out at about 1 3/4 and I had to walk/jog the rest. It was kind of windy today, so that made the 3rd mile tough (and explains why my first mile was so fast given the effort I was putting out).

JimJamBonds
03-04-2012, 07:55 PM
Ran, ate, relaxed, went out to eat with da 'fam, worked.