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[Mar. 10th, 2004|10:32 am]
Whole lotta labia.
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Forrest should, I certainly didn't. There was some argument from my right knee and a note or two of displeasure from my left arch and so we all sat down in the car on the way in and discussed what to do. A longing glance at my book and it's remaining thirty pages (can't read books on treadmill, they fall off) convinced us all that maybe the elliptical was a good plan this morning. The good one wasn't taken so I did a nice calm 35min. pausing in my regular stride only long enough to shoot a dirty look at the jackass next to me who didn't clean off his machine.

People, I'm only going to say this once: Clean Off Your Machine! That's what the paper towels are for! I don't need to touch your sweat! Ew! I want to post THIS everywhere.

Tomorrow it's back to running. The goal is to get up to four miles of actual running. I'm doing 3.25 now.. probably try for 3.5 before the end of the week. Saturday I have all to myself so I'm going to go running somewhere cool. I'm going to find a nice path, maybe one of the Rails to Trails project trails around here.. just take my feet on the road.


It was snowing when I left the gym. Lovely fat flakes that were sticking to nothing. Kinda nice. I got home late last night to find Matt finishing some assembly work for a new project of his. He'd put on a thin line of epoxy and hold the siloflex tube still while I wrapped blue electrical tape around it. (Blue electrical tape. Color is not negotiable. Rules are weird sometimes.) We talked and traded kisses and arranged to go out for a couple of beers with another couple tonight. It's not the date I might have wanted, but it's time with Matt and I've not had enough of that lately.. we've had a bit of ships-that-pass-in-the-night going.

Today is scheduling and formatting and worrying about drives and invoices. Actual work. Blech. The nice thing to know is that no matter how bad the rest of the day gets, it's got a long way to go to be worse than the gym losing power while I was in the middle of my shower. When the worst part of the day is at 8:15 the rest of the day is all uphill.

Not much else to say. I have a great list of books to buy on half.com later today and Caitlin convinced me to give Sarah Smith's series another try but I'm still soliciting requests.. regular fiction, historical fiction, fiction about goats, anything.


Question: Do you consider yourself well organized? How often do you have to look for your keys? Are there things about which you are organized to a greater or lesser degree than other aspects of your life?

And we finish today with my favorite of Caitlin's .sig lines.. for no good reason at all:

"When I'm old, I don't want them to say of me, "She's so charming." I want them to say, "Be careful, I think she's armed." -G. Stoddart
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From: aelane
2004-03-10 07:45 am (UTC)
I have fantastic organizational skills but the fates conspire against me :)
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-10 08:06 am (UTC)
I know that problem. :) Best laid plans an all...
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[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2004-03-10 07:54 am (UTC)
At work, I'm fairly good at keeping things in hand. My own life is a shambles.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-10 08:01 am (UTC)
As can be attested to by the fact that you're having water and crackers for lunch. I swear, I wish there were some way I could order you lunch and have it delivered because I've done that myself SO MANY TIMES!

Do you find that you're better organized for other people? Like... planning the whole LA thing?
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[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2004-03-10 08:08 am (UTC)
Yeah. Mostly I can manage someone elses life. But my own, not so much.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-10 08:13 am (UTC)
It's so much harder to do your own.. the motivation isn't as great, the tasks seem so much more mountainous, and though it ought to be *more* rewarding to take care of yourself instead of someone else.. it rarely is. :(

*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: ravenscathedral
2004-03-10 07:58 am (UTC)
Today is scheduling and formatting and worrying about drives and invoices. Actual work. Blech. The nice thing to know is that no matter how bad the rest of the day gets I have my Colly to run amok around LJ with...


tee hee..
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-10 08:02 am (UTC)
Oh man.. that's so true. Today, every day.. you have no idea how much you keep me sane.
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From: starfishchick
2004-03-10 10:00 am (UTC)
Do you consider yourself well organized? How often do you have to look for your keys? Are there things about which you are organized to a greater or lesser degree than other aspects of your life?

No, but I do know where my keys are. My credit card bill, on the other hand? No idea. I always get it paid on time, but I have to call for the balance more than I should.

:)
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[User Picture]From: lapsedagnostic
2004-03-10 10:21 am (UTC)
Book series recommendation:

(by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller)

The main series:

Agent of Change
Conflict of Honors
Carpe Diem
Plan B
I Dare

and with the same characters:

Partners in Necessity
Pilot's Choice

They rock! They start out as typical space opera shoot 'em up good guys being chased by everyone with a gun, and turn into a great series about True Love, while still keeping the fun.

And the female hero is a short redhead. Really. Both Caitlin and I have the complete series, I think.
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[User Picture]From: maitheas
2004-03-10 11:44 am (UTC)
Question: Do you consider yourself well organized? How often do you have to look for your keys? Are there things about which you are organized to a greater or lesser degree than other aspects of your life?

terribly disorganized and getting worse every month, unfortunately.

actually, answering this was just an excuse to apologize if my asking you where you went to school over in Kiltie's LJ was overly personal. I forget that while I've been lurking for a while, nobody here knows me, and even if they did, I'm still only a name on a browser page. Sorry if I offended.

Book recs...do you like fantasy? do you like ancient Chinese culture? If so, and if you can find them (they've been out of print for years), I highly recommend Barry Hughart's Master Li and Number Ten Ox stories--Bridge of Birds, The Story of the Stone, and Eight Skilled Gentlemen. They're funny, breezy reads that somehow make you really sad when they're over and you can't spend time with those characters any more.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-10 11:48 am (UTC)
Oh honey, it wasn't too personal at all. I've just been at lunch and on stoopid conference calls. :)

I went to Radford. And I loved it. The smell of the leaves in autumn and the way the light hits the mountains and... oh I just loved it. :)

And that is an absolutely intriguing book rec.. half.com has all of them and I think that might go next on my list.. it's exactly the kind of thing that would be right up my alley.
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[User Picture]From: maitheas
2004-03-10 12:12 pm (UTC)
:) I figured you were just busy, but didn't want to have offended and just leave it.

I grew up in Roanoke, and lived for a couple of years in Christiansburg, so I know what you mean about autumn and the light on the mountains. And for me one of the most beautiful things is the mist laying in the hollers on an early spring morning. (omg, I think my accent just came back full force. all those years of higher education and world travel, gone in an instant.:P)

It's just gorgeous there.

I'm going to Blacksburg in a couple of weeks on a business trip, so I'll wave at Radford for you from Rt. 220.
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