Archive for March, 2006

So fast, it just might blow your clothes off

So fast, it just might blow your clothes off

After over nine months of waiting in Virginia, and probably over a year on top of that in Rockville, I was giddy to see that FIOS was finally available at our address! I have compulsively checked the online availability page at least once day. That’s a lot of inquiries 🙂 My install date is Monday, […]

Posted in: technology
Sasquatch Sighted!

Sasquatch Sighted!

So today makes the third week of my workouts with my trainer, Yoda. This was the first week I wrote down everything I ate. I was surprised at a few things, most notably how little calories I take in unless I go out to eat. I think it’s a learned behavior that tries to compensate […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Tank Reading

Tank Reading

I stack my magazines atop the toilet tank in My Bathroomâ„¢. When I have more than two or three, I have to coordinate them properly so I don’t read multiple issues from the same magazine. I don’t know why this bugs me, but I don’t want to read three issues of Outside magazine in a […]

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Well, there goes getting out of debt.

Well, there goes getting out of debt.

Aftermarket tuning company Hahn Racecraft updated their Turbo Solstice page today, noting that they will offer a 300HP turbo kit. The stock Solstice has 177HP. The car’s Ecotech engine has been proven (on other cars) to scale as high as 500+HP, but that requires a lot more investment on internal parts, etc. The Hahn turbo […]

Posted in: cars
Sight for sore eyes

Sight for sore eyes

I’ve been wearing contact lenses since I was sixteen years old. Going from glasses to contact lenses was an amazing experience. I hadn’t realized how much one’s peripheral vision is lost while wearing glasses. I originally started wearing contacts because of my involvement in contact sports, but continued to wear them diligently for the next […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
1000 Miles In April

1000 Miles In April

I finished up about 150 miles over Friday and Saturday, mostly thanks to meeting my friends Bond and Cleopatra out at various spots throughout Richmond. I checked my odometer, and I’ve turned past the 2000 mile mark. I had originally wanted to log 3000 miles by around April when the temperature hit an average of […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Whoops!

Whoops!

I recently sold two games to two different people at a Web site I frequent. I printed the shipping labels out, affixed them on the securely packed boxes, and proceeded to mail each person the wrong game. Shit. Luckily the two fellows were cool about it, and I’ve sent them adequate postage to mail the […]

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24 Percent

24 Percent

After months of wondering, I cut the bullshit and went to the gym today to calculate my body fat percentage and to partner up with a personal trainer. I calipered in at 24%, which is the most I’ve ever been. Getting calipered reaffirmed my believe in that body fat % is far more important than […]

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Klein test — now with anonymous poll!

Klein test — now with anonymous poll!

After discussing my Klein Grid entry with a few friends over IM and Lady Jaye, I wonder if some folks are reluctant to share their results comment-style in my previous entry. This poll is open to everyone, but only I will see who selected each option. If I could make it totally anonymous I could, […]

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Mmm, leather

Mmm, leather

It was in the low 80s today, which of course meant that I hopped out on my bike for a little cruise. I hit the streets at about 4PM and as an experiment decided to wear my full-leather pants instead of my perforated ones of the same model. I wanted to see, without going too […]

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