Achoo II
Thursday, February 12, 2009      6 comments

Everyone else in the department seems to be sneezing and coughing too. I did go to the gym for another round of toned-down cardio. I honestly don't know what the best thing to do under the circumstances, but I have real doubts about my abi... Read more
Wednesday, February 11, 2009      3 comments

I have a cold and have been sneezing my way through classes. Yesterday I didn't feel nearly so bad, but cardio pretty much wiped me out. Today I reset the intensity to where it was when I started working out again nearly three months ago. ... Read more
Soul Seasoning
Tuesday, February 10, 2009      3 comments

Sunday I picked up some catfish nuggets at the store, despite having nothing to cook them with, so yesterday I stopped in at the corner grocery for cornmeal and catfish-compatible spices. When I saw the Soul Seasoning on the shelf, I knew my se... Read more
Why you shouldn't trust before and after pics
Monday, February 09, 2009      2 comments

A helpful bodybuilder has put up this webpage:
july14_01pics.htm His b&a pics are taken minutes apart. For realz. Look again. Someone on one of my teams j... Read more
Sunday, February 08, 2009      5 comments

For lunch today I had a good-sized plate of oysters and mushrooms - I'd planned to just slice up some mushrooms for the sauce, but the little button mushrooms were so cute that I just chucked the rest in the pan. Dinner ended up being a sli... Read more
Creepy old dude at the gym
Friday, February 06, 2009      4 comments

So when I walk into the gym, I notice this older man sitting on one of the benches. He's especially noticeable because most of the gym attendees are students in their late teens and very early twenties, but I don't think anything about it. ... Read more
Good cholesterol news
Thursday, February 05, 2009      4 comments

Since several people in my immediate family have had high cholesterol, I decided to go get mine tested. Turns out it's great (though I can't be bothered at the moment to replay the voicemail and get the exact numbers). In conclusion I would li... Read more
Back pain experimentation
Wednesday, February 04, 2009      4 comments

The back pain went away over the weekend, only to return late Monday. If it's not going to vanish ono its own, I need to figure out what's causing it. There are two major suspects. One's an awkward bookbag, which was fine until I started ... Read more
More camera problems
Tuesday, February 03, 2009      1 comments

Camera won't work at all with the older Mac and PC computers in my usual lab. Weirdly, it also won't work with the newer PCs in the other lab nearby - even though one of them displayed the pics yesterday. WTF? Did that weird USB behavior ... Read more
Closer to getting pictures up ...
Monday, February 02, 2009      2 comments

The computer on campus can see the pictures on my camera. Yay! But I couldn't upload them all to Flickr because that goes too far over my quota. Boo! I have a flash drive with plenty of room for all the pictures. I could copy them o... Read more
Aches & pains
Sunday, February 01, 2009      4 comments

This weekend I've had an unfortunate combination of lower back pain and knee pain. The lower back pain is mild - I've had times in the past where I not only had to stay in bed, I had difficulty getting into it. This is more a case of stiff... Read more
More trouble with locks at the gym
Saturday, January 31, 2009      2 comments

My new gym lock came with a key, so every day, I checked that the keys were in my purse and not my pocket before I locked the locker. Yesterday, though ... yeah. I went ahead and did my workout, since at least my things were safe. Then I... Read more
Wednesday, January 21, 2009      0 comments

Still having hassles with the camera - if I have to, I'll post the pics from another computer tomorrow. Today I not only forgot my student ID (as a result of taking valuables out of my purse for the Inauguration) but also my water bottle. ... Read more
Inauguration (part 1)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009      1 comments

The one thing I know I'll never forget from the inauguration is the woman in front of me on the way out of the Mall, whose face was streaked with salt from where she'd been crying so hard. I'll post details tomorrow about the whole event - ... Read more
Muffins shaped like dinosaurs
Monday, January 19, 2009      4 comments

I picked up a Nordic Ware no-stick muffin tin that makes dinosaur-shaped muffins. Unfortunately you only get four kinds of dinosaurs (tyrannosaurus, stegosaurus, triceratops, and brontosaurus), but you do at least get them facing both direction... Read more

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