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insomnia posted: Thu 2012-02-23 03:18:09 tags: fml
Exercised my heart out, subtracting the midday cup from my 2-cups-a-day coffee habit, got to bed earlyish but not crazy early - 10:30 or so - and woke 1:30AM. Now it's 6:15. fml
redplum posted: Thu 2012-02-23 00:18:52 tags: junk mail
"Redplum" is the bulk mail "coupon book" channel brand of Valassis, a NYSE-traded marketing company. It appears that through their dealings with the US Postal Service, they get every new PO box automatically subscribed to the Redplum dead tree delivery service. Their service model is "opt out", not "opt in". I can sort of see seizing on every new residential address service start, but PO boxes? What a waste. To their credit, they do provide an online opt-out model. To their discredit, they give themselv... (...more)
session 72 posted: Wed 2012-02-22 11:01:28 tags: fitness
Saturday was a planned off-day gym-wise. Sunday I gave it a miss too, which isn't too terrible. Then Monday and Tuesday I was feeling hermit-ish too. You know that springy feeling the day after a medium-hard workout? When you wake up and rawrrrr and strrrrretch? Yeah, I got to missing that. It's safe to say I'm a bit addicted. So I got my office attire together on a hanger and put on my gym shorts and did 3 sets on my Cybex routine on my way to teh office, targeting high reps just to get back in the swi... (...more)
dreams posted: Wed 2012-02-22 06:15:40 tags: dreams
alarm at 6:30 but I'm unhabituated so I rolled over and dreamed - There was an IT consulting office and I don't know how I took up so much of the floor person's time without actually buying anything, first with some hardware question and then with some procedural question and then asked about how one becomes a consultant there. Every time the topic shifted she sat me down at a new table; at the last, I had to drag a chair over to seat myself. She asked what business name I'd be repping them under and... (...more)
.mil fitness revisited posted: Sat 2012-02-18 08:05:07 tags: fitness
Eyes on the prize: military grade cardio fitness for my age. To review: Navy "probationary": 1.5mi in 15m30s, i.e. 5.8mph. I'm sure I can do that, since I can sustain 6.5mph for 1.0mi. Navy "medium satisfactory": 1.5mi in 15m15s, i.e. 5.9mph. I could probably even do that on a good day. Marine minimum: 3.0mi in 30m, i.e. 6.0mph average. Army minimum: 2.0mi in 18m42s, i.e. 6.42mph. Part of me wants to predict: it will take a month, or 2 months or 3 months. Fact is I don't know. Liz predicted a 30-min... (...more)