Verbosity

I guess I’m feeling strangely verbose today. Already this morning, I’ve posted two non-trivial comments over at Live Journal, which are locked to friends only (so sad); I’ve responded to several workish emails in greater-than-two-word-sentences; I cruelly insisted on discussing (at least attempting to discuss) day plans with my wife while she was sleepily lying face down on her pillow making little tiny noises which—roughly translated—meant “fuck off”; and now I’m placing an unusual amount of text on my own blog.

How odd.

To Sum Up:

2 month project in 3 weeks

Perhaps one of the major reasons for this effluence of words is that I just don’t feel like attacking the work on my desk. We (transportation department) just finished compressing a two-month production schedule to three weeks. The plans go in today! So, I’m a bit burned out on that project and the other projects that were back-burnered I need to refamiliarize with. Don’t feel like I’m up to that before nine.

Computer Drive Crapped Out

Jenn’s slave hard drive crapped out last night. This was my first hard drive crash ever so I had fun learning new things. Topofthehill recommended an interesting attempt to temporarily recover the HD, just long enough to copy the information off of the drive. So, now the HD is sitting in my freezer waiting for me to get home and reinstall it for an attempt at backup.

This will end up in us purchasing a new computer, but hey, the old one is 5 years old, and of the two of us, Jenn requires a reliable computer and associated hardware.

Fiddle

I purchased a new album recently. I had heard an interview with the artist on Weekend Edition some time ago and have just now gotten around to buying the album. Liz Carroll and John Doyle’s “In Play” has a lot of good fiddle music, if you like that sort of thing.

Blue Angels

The Blue Angels will be here this weekend! Woohoo! I still can’t wait.

Triathlon

Jenn and I signed up for a triatholon sprint in August. We will be running the Tri-Peachtree City Triathlon and our goal is to finish. It’s a sprint distance (0.3 mile swim, 12.4 mile bike, 3.1 mile run) so it aint no Ironman, but I imagine that it will do a good job crushing us anyway. We’re both running right now, but we’ve got to go buy bikes in order to do the biking portion of the race, and I get to teach Jenn how to swim better. I knew I was a boy scout waterfront instructor for a good reason!

Weeds

Boy do I need to weed the front hill of our house. I’d give you a picture, but I don’t have one. Last year I let them go and they got SOOOOO huge that it looked like a forest of ragweed. It took me a week in the fall to clean it all out. This year, I’m not letting it go that far. I have to mow tonight anyway, so maybe I’ll weed, too.

Travel

I was going to travel to Lubbock, TX, to see friends next month, but with our little IRS snafu this year, plus the sudden need for a new computer, I think I’m going to stay home. I will have to make it out there sometime, but I don’t think this month will be that time.

Thusly ends my torrent of information.

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4 Responses to Verbosity

  1. steph says:

    Nice, a tri…you guys are gutsy! =)

    They used to have one here in NH that I wanted to do called “Top of the Notch”– an offroad mtn bike ride from Sugar Hill to the swim portion– you know it as (brutally cold) Echo Lake, and then a mile run– straight up Cannon Mtn’s front ski slopes.

    (Un)fortunately the year I heard about it (I actually drove the “sag wagon” for a team) was the last year I think they ever ran it. Too bad, I would have liked to give it a whirl.

    Still, I’d like to do one– but it’s kinda hard to find mtn bike tris with short swims! (I suck at swimming!)

    And of course, I gotta have this baby first…

  2. Bill says:

    That sounds nuts. Swimming in Echo Lake and then running up Cannon? That belongs more in the Adventure Race category than a Triathlon.

    And talk about a way to get cramps and drown! Bike first, then jump in an icy mountain lake. Ugh.

  3. steph says:

    Well, guess what? They still do the damn thing…and they’ve been doing it all along, I guess I just never looked for it properly on the web (or something– maybe I just wanted to forget it exists so I don’t have to make excuses for skipping it)…

    Here’s the summary. I was wrong– the run up Cannon is 2.5 mi…

    http://www.franconiasports.com/tritext.html

    Starting from the picturesque mountain village of Franconia, NH, you will mountain bike along 3 miles of paved road before you embark on a wooded uphill trail climb to the top of Franconia Notch. Along the way, expect to encounter mud, rocks, roots, and more. The next leg will be a plunge ahead into pristine Echo Lake (average August water temp: 65°) for a brisk swim. Last, but not least, you will start your ascent up the ski trails of Cannon Mountain. Loose gravel, ledge and wild life may all be encountered on the 2 1/2 mile trek. Your vertical rise from lake to the summit will be 2280 feet. The grand total vertical climb from start to finish will be a phenomenal 3320 feet!

  4. Bill says:

    Yeah. Like I said. “Nuts.”

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