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Work.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010      3 comments

I am reading the book Treasure Hunt by John Lescroart and one of the characters (who was still at his job late in the evening) just made the comment, "A man who loves what he does never works a day in his life." Read more

Donating blood

Tuesday, February 23, 2010      14 comments

I donated whole blood 6 times last year. emoticon I became eligible to donate yesterday (you can only donate... Read more

My Ironman.

Monday, February 22, 2010      7 comments

Reading about an Iron Girl has caused me to reflect on my one and only Ironman Triathlon. Penticton, British Columbia, 1992 at age 41. It was supposed to be in 1991 at age 40 to show that age was not slowing me down (like the Grand Canyon run fo... Read more

Boardwalk to Brigantine, today's run.

Sunday, February 21, 2010      4 comments

Short Blog today after driving back from Atlantic City. An uneventful drive for those who read yesterday's Blog. Read more

Driving and passengering.

Saturday, February 20, 2010      14 comments

First, a trivia question: What does Lindsay Lohan and IPA-RAY have in common? Answer at end. After surviving a 6 hour car trip with my lovely wife, I have reduced the dozen or so comments I had about driving to 3 and balanced it with 3 rela... Read more

Low tech running.

Friday, February 19, 2010      15 comments

I have never run with a heart monitor. I have a Garmin watch with GPS but I also have absolutely no idea where it is. My favorite runs do not involve a map or a great deal of planning. I tell myself something like, "I think I'll run in the wood... Read more

Fat Tuesday

Wednesday, February 17, 2010      5 comments

As my fellow Saints fans celebrated the transition from Lombardi Gras to Mardi Gras, I celebrated with [shock of all shocks] some IPA's. emoticonRead more

The Virgil Flowers novels of John Sandford.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010      2 comments

I have recently read all 3 mystery novels by John Standford which feature an investigator named Virgil Flowers. emoticonRead more

Please meet my Aunt Dot

Monday, February 15, 2010      9 comments

Instead of writing my Blog today, I am reproducing a newspaper article published after my Aunt Dot died. I think she would be proud to have Sparkers know her and was the first person I ever knew concerned about Nutrition. She lived in Rumford, M... Read more

Crazy Heart, movie review

Sunday, February 14, 2010      7 comments

This movie about an aging has-been country singer who drinks way too much and has been divorced four times sounds as familiar as a thousand country songs. emoticon... <a href=Read more

5 female vocalists you may not be familiar with

Friday, February 12, 2010      7 comments

I seldom post messages without Emoticons but have never included any links in my messages prior to today. This is either because I didn't realize that the "Add Link" button (right alongside the Emoticon button) meant "Add Hyperlink" or because a... Read more

My iPod Top Ten

Thursday, February 11, 2010      4 comments

I checked the "Most Played" Playlist on my iPod and was surprised by a couple songs there. I use Shuffle a lot so these may be influenced by random choice near the end of the list. Read more

A near drowning

Wednesday, February 10, 2010      16 comments

After reading about my inspirational friend ROYALETBONE's harrowing sailing adventure in rough, cold seas north of San Francisco, I thought I would share a story about a potential drowning. But first let me say that I can't see ROYALETBONE's nam... Read more

10 random thoughts on a slow work day.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010      12 comments

1. It is great to be on-line again even if the work network blocks sites like FaceBook. Even that block doesn't take effect until 9:00 a.m. Without it, I think a couple of the employees would be on Facebook AT LEAST 4 hours a day. 2. How do p... Read more

No television or internet for a day and a half

Sunday, February 07, 2010      5 comments

Can't say I missed the television but I missed getting on line with Sparkpeople and FarmVille on Facebook. 22 inches of snow fell and I managed to spend about 4 hours shoveling snow to make up for the running that was not possible. Read more


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