Zags, puppies, & bowls
Add some beer, tacos, Sabres, and Spurs. This is how my year will end. Golden retriever puppies (or two year olds) are really not much different than human babies after about 3 chocolate bars. The Meineke Texas Bowl was good today. A&M had to make it a game though. In never ceases to disappoint me though at any sporting events, a $9 beer. Pass. Reliant Center is decent though. Now just need...
San Antonio to Houston
If the drive between the two is considered “God’s Country”, he either punted or just failed. That drive blows.
New Running Gear
Tested out some new gear for my first run in a week. I hadn’t planned on taking the entire week off but the break felt great. Ma didn’t quite understand why she was buying me $40 compression socks…and that’s on the cheaper end of the lot. I asked for Feetures Elite compression socks as I’ve worn their no-show tab socks for years now and love them. I think I spent more...
Wine bar at BWI
I generally don’t roll like this but fak, another 10 hours in this joint; twice in one week. Time to drown my sorrows, actually my wallet, in this glass (or more) of whatever.
Another 0230 wake up
Travel day. San Antonio to Houston to BWI to San Antonio. In one day. My pack, chockablock full of food and reading. Another blast. ***EDIT side note: I’m done with the tipping every bloody person who does anything. Not talking, of course, of wait staff or bellhops, etc, but the clown outside of the terminal who does “curbside check-in”, or in other words, the guy who weighs...
Christmas and Star Wars...
Go together like, well, Legos and Star Wars. Or like Legos and Christmas, perhaps. I think a Christmas without Star Wars and/or Legos is a Christmas not worth having.
I'll sleep when I'm dead...
Or on the plane rather. Day began T 0230. San Antonio to Houston to Baltimore/Washington —-> meet and pick up kiddo —-> Baltimore/Washington to San Antonio. One day whirlwind nightmare to be repeated, exactly, in 6 days. Should be fun. ***So this is new- was in line to be molested by TSA, bag and shoes on the belt. I guess I look legit enough to bypass any screening of my...
Sadly, being 1600 miles away from Amy I had to find a new artist. Of course that doesn’t discredit the guy I found, by what I’ve seen he’s legit… in fact, I dropped off three new ideas for him to throw some thought into. I stopped in to check up today. These should be a few epic pieces, starting on some leg work. All I’ll say right now is that there’s a Buffalo...
And the trail beckons… relentless.
Seattle Police officers making fun of a runner hit by a semi-truck. Shit like this, I mean, don’t these clowns know their camera (w/ audio) is running? Even if this was in the confines of their vehicle, it’s just inappropriate and uncalled for. This guy is literally clinging to life and their jabbing at the fact he shouldn’t be “jogging to work”. And folks wonder why...
I guess was probably returning video tapes.
Some garage crap...
Indeed I tackled a few of the storage bins filling one half of my garage. I knew a couple were clothes, those will be donated. Next, a couple of random junk boxes, old toys, just crap from growing up. Much of that, sadly enough, needs to go. There’s just no justifiable reason to keep crap that doesn’t even carry any significant meaning. For example, besides the pics below, when I was...
<=> A perfect 20 minutes to start this morning off. A perfect question to think about while freeing myself from some unnecessary bounds by ‘things’. Ironically, I’ve been meaning to sift through some old crap that made it through the move only to find itself permanently stored. Crap indeed. Sadly enough I’m guilty of amassing loads of stuff I don’t need. The...
The "response" from my senator(s):
Nearly a couple weeks ago I drafted a quick letter to send to my two state senators through their provisioned electronic contact channels. You can read it here. I made some minor grammatical changes but that was the gist of it. I later sent similar letters to my representative as well. I’ve received the token “thanks for your contact” bla bla bla email response. Below is a copy...
I just made the Kessel Run in less than eleven parsecs.
Newt Gingrich Would Send A U.S. Marshal To Arrest... →
This guy is unreal. The hits just keep on comin’.
L’ Etat c’est Moi– US Congress & President of the United States of America
I have no pity for soldiers of the United States... →
Actually, from what I’ve read thus far, our belief systems are not much different. I draw the line at a blatant disrespect of the individual “soldier”, especially those that have been killed. I wholeheartedly disagree with the same meaningless wars. It is one of the primary reasons I decided not to extend my contract. I am, however, able to decorrelate between the service member...
Three myths about the detention bill →
As many have stated, a must read by Glenn Greenwald. I mentioned this earlier and referenced it in another post before: I do not expect people to start disappearing under black bags tomorrow or even in the very near future. What bills like this do is set the precedence. They create a new “normal” America. As I stated previously, look at what we’ve accepted as standard operating...
stillmind: I have no pity for soldiers of the... →
***Edited. I respect when an OP explains their point in a tactful discussion. I don’t feel the need to keep my unnecessary response as it was.*** disobey: I have no pity for soldiers of the United States military. They willingly join it, and attempt to find something noble in it. The only respect I have for any soldier is the soldier that renounces his/her position as a willing State...
New invention, through running
Zombie repellant. That’s right, zombies. Naturally, I’m training myself to be one step ahead of those undead bastards. As I was dressing for my run today I figured it out. It came quite clearly, actually, as my nose hairs singed away. My running shorts are the perfect zombie repellant! These bad boys are a show! I felt like those old Pepe Le Pew cartoons where he’s walking around...
Note 1: Since I’ve, ya know, stopped working I’ve strayed from my proper meal timing. It was easy at a job I hated as it was a means to count away the hours. “Just moving to the next meal.” I had it down pretty well though; small meals every hour or two depending on the day and what the food was. Recently, I’ve started to eat a few times a day, larger meals. This week...
Buffalo, NY (1902-2011) | The Atlantic Cities →
Buffalo getting some love, kinda, as the sites 716th post, naturally.
A Vulgar Display of Power (pt 2)
(Only part two as I’ve used the title before) As you’ve probably not heard (no mention from MSM), as most Americans have their head in the sand, your House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1540) by a sickening 2-1 margin. Simultaneously, President Obama has backed off on his promise to veto the bill, which comes as no surprise. In one fell swoop...
I have to return some video tapes.
Nearly everything I eat is either cheese or cheese flavored or something with cheese on it. It’s probably a conservative estimate but over 75% of all my solid food is covered above. I’ll generally go through a large block of sharp cheddar every week. There’s some pepper jack in there and occasionally some swiss. They go on bread and crackers. The cheddar goes on everything from...
You can’t make this shit up. It sure sounds like it though, right? Thanks to The Irish Savant for the post. Scary.
Dick Cheney calls for airstrike to kill drone →
This is one of the most despicable human beings alive right now, save for child molesters and rapists. What an utter complete waste of medical technology… heart keeps going so he can open his fat hole to say nothing more than increase violence every chance he gets. Fuck you, Dick Cheney. I’ll save comment for what I really hope for your kind. The longer we’re subjected to hear...
Professional certifications, et cetera
Over this past weekend and yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of attending two certification courses offered through the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The first, their Technical Certification, covered two days and yesterday I completed the Program Management Course. Upon completion of the two exams, assuming I pass them, I will be a certified track...
'Death' on NPR →
I do not know as much as I probably should about Chuck Schuldiner. On the eve of the anniversary of his death, NPR has an article with a few song selections. This comes as a surprise to me. I don’t frequent the NPR music page but when I do it generally features some obscuro hipster group, the flavor of the week being repeated on Alt Nation, or jazz. All of which is fine, but still a surprise...
Life Lesson #4
Take yourself a little less seriously. This is somewhat of another “me generation” pet peeve but it is most certainly not contained to younger folks. It is, however, rampant on the world wide internets, and really bad here on tumblr. For about a minute in my life I thought my shit didn’t stink. Young, badge, gun, authority, the look, the badassery all over the place! That...
Brooks PureGrit Follow-up Review
At just over 70 miles in I figured a follow-up on my previous review is warranted. Unfortunately there are some negative points to emphasize. As I’ve previously stated for a few reasons, I’m a huge fan of Brooks. With about 45 miles on my PureFlow shoes I’m still in love with those bad boys and have yet to encounter any problems what so ever. The PureGrit, however, there has been...
Letter to my senators:
This will be sent to my two Texas senators, John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison regarding the NDAA. I have a revision or two to make but figured, as with every other important event, to post on tumblr first! Please use as a template, reblog to pass on, or just read for informational purposes. Dear Senator …. - I am fully aware this letter will more than likely find its way to a large...
GPS vs USATF distance measurements →
Great writeup on how USATF certifies their course measurements followed by a explanation of GPS…something I’ve got some experience with. Interesting to say the least. Imo, unless you’re getting paid to run, or are on the verge of Olympic team qualifications, or competing to win, relax…if you’re worried about a few meters otherwise, you’re taking the stink out of...
Spoonfed: The Most Disgraceful Puppet →
thespoonfed: This is one the best articles about Newt. Reposting from The Irish Savant: Honestly, this guy scares me the most out of all the candidates. He has the moral compass of a dog turd but the political wherewithal to fool the masses. Oh, and he’s all but said he’s ready to get it on with WWIII. I think Santorum and Bachman are nearly as bad but their chances of actually...
Legislation Introduced Requiring Labeling of GE... →
It may be safe to assume there’s at least one person in Congress, Mr. Kucinich, who is not on Monsanto’s (et al.) payroll. It will become evident where your congressperson’s interests lie when voting for this bill. Clearly, passing this bill, as it is here, is in the best interest of everyone. Anything other than a 100% vote FOR this bill is a gross injustice.