Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ha ha.

My coworker made me smile this morning:

Two engineering students were crossing the campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?"

The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday minding my own business when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike. She threw the bike to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want."

The first engineer nodded approvingly, "Good choice; the clothes probably wouldn't fit."

Friday, March 12, 2010

Bump, again.

Wow! Already a year later. Shazaam!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


Just a mindless entry to get me back into the habit of blogging. I'll admit that my Status Updates and Twitter tweets have captured my attention at most opportunities. I do keep a list of things to blog about, but obviously haven't gotten around to it.* It is indeed much easier to jot down a random sentence or two rather than a cohesive set of paragraphs. But that certainly won't kill my entries here. Well, at least I hope not. :-)

* Btw, I really do have "a round tuit" somewhere tucked in a box in the basement.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Yay, 2009!

Happy New Year, all!

Back from a long hiatus of little to no workouts. Typical. And such is this terrible cycle I go through of weeks of constant exercise to weeks of none. This time it was too too too long of a break. Anyway, I did start up again yesterday. Only 25 minutes on the stationary bike. A token ride, but one to start building up the habit and momentum yet once more.

May 2009 be a better annum.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

E.L.E. -- Evil League Of Evil

I'm considering applying to the "Evil League Of Evil". Don't know if I'm evil enough, though. I do sooooo badly want to hang out with Bad Horse*, just as Dr. Horrible is already doing.
* Bad Horse rules the Evil League Of Evil with an iron hoof :-P.

In workout news, this morning, I did a 45 min "random" hill workout at the gym, level 16/17. I don't like the gym's stationary bikes -- some crappy brand -- since the feet straps come loose and the pre-programmed hill interval workouts just aren't as good as those of the Lifecycle models at my previous gym. But alas, I suppose I should just do what I can, with what I have, where I am. (Thanks, Teddy.)

Now on to filling that E.L.E. application.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Papermates and workouts

Bought these Papermate mechanical pencils. Four for $9.99! Do I need these? Probably not. But I'm a stubborn impulse buyer, and I got excited, and they look so beautiful! Gold detailing for goodness' sake! Probably goes back to my loyalty and love of the smooth blue Papermates that I had in high school. Geek? Yes.

On the workout note, I did the stationary bike today for 30 min, level 17, doing standing hill intervals. Not too shabby. I felt strong. Gonna try to build this wkout time to 2 hours eventually at the same or higher level.

Write on! :-P

Sunday, September 07, 2008


Alright, so I bit. I'm now trying out Twitter. This YouTube video seems to sum it best. I like the concept that life's true conversations are composed of the fragmented text we converse to each other throughout the entire day.

And although it sounds like a good idea, it certainly would be more effective if everyone had free unlimited text plans on their cell phones. Unlike the $20 per month additional that I HAVEN'T shelled out to do unlimited text. So I guess for the time being, all my twittering will be done on my computer, unfortunately. Which kinda defeats the grand purpose of Twitter, doesn't it?

Oh well, I shall try anyway and see if it catches on with me.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Tyler wins 2008 USPRO

Whatever you're doing in life with whatever job you're doing, it's the chief reason; go out and enjoy it or what are you doing it for? -- Tyler Hamilton (interview)
Geez, what's the deal with these photo finishes. First, Michael Phelps vs. Milorad Cavic, then this between Tyler Hamilton and Blake Caldwell, a win by .002 secs!

Congrats to Tyler for winning the 2008 USPRO Road Championship. How 'bout that -- age 37 and still kicking ass in the pro-cycling circuit.

Kudos, Ty!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

2008 Olympics

Sorry, I've just been so wrapped up in the Olympics. Generally, I've had little time to view any of the events, so I've been doing the NBC Olympics On The Go thing, where my PC caches all the events of my choosing; then at night after work and dinner, I just stream all the on-demand content from my PC upstairs to the TV (and with nice resolution, too) via Windows Media Center. Definitely highly recommended for all you on-the-go dudes.

Gym stuff? Yes, there IS stuff. I did the hand ergometer this morning, and weights and stationary bike yesterday. I feel the momentum building again. Amen to that. Perhaps I'm drawing on the power from the Olympics. From Michael Phelps perhaps -- god of last microsecond winning lunges.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

All promises and none to keep

If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away? – Lord Chesterfield
Okay, so I mentioned potentially entering next month's bike tour in my last post. And then there's this sprint triathlon this August 3rd that I might be doing with a friend -- my first tri in eons. And as I can't quite seem to put my foot down on the decision to enter either one, thus is the revealing pattern of lofty promises that I can't keep lately -- i.e., all goals and no plans.

Self-reflection time.