Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Checking In

Not much is happening here. It’s a dull week, so far. I was lazy and didn’t work out last night, but I did update my writings blog. It now contains the latest edit of Chapter One of Tin Soldier, and a draft version of Chapter One of the sequel. I will add other writings from time to time, and I’ll try to keep the most recent edits up, instead of letting the posted version lag behind my word-tinkering.

A friend of mine started a new blog today, The Incredible Shrinking Man. I hope a few of my regular visitors will drop by, say hello and ask him to post more pictures of his new cat, Thor.

In the good news department, my new running shoes arrived today and the air conditioning in the gym at my complex has finally been fixed. So that means when I skip an afternoon workout to run with Dan at night, I have another workout option if he bails on me. I think I’ll still use the university rec center after work a couple times a week, though. The time seems to pass more slowly there, but they have a lot more equipment. I’d forgotten how much I missed the rowing machine until I used it this past Sunday. And the rec center has a quarter-mile indoor track!

And finally, my cousin Chris in El Paso wrote to me about the flooding they’ve been having. He lives and works on a side of town that was not affected, but he had plenty to say about it, nonetheless. Kind of scary to think that a dam in another country could wipe out a big chunk of your city. The flooding has been fairly widespread in southern New Mexico and the El Paso area. My father got stranded at a job in some little New Mexico town while he waited for the water to recede. But he says the worst of the rains have generally missed the family property. The arroyos are full, but no real flooding.

Water in the desert is always a fascinating thing, both blessing and curse.

Have a good week, friends!

Scheduled Workouts
Tuesday: ~4 mile run, unless it rains


LauraHinNJ said...

I keep meaning to comment, but get distracted by your link to the incredible shrinking man.

I bugged him about adding more pics of Thor at your suggestion.


Rachel said...

Argh! I tried to comment yesterday and Blogger was being a poop-head. Anway, Oscar and I are both feeling better. He's so cute. The vet made me sad b/c she made me realize he's "old" and not just "middle-aged." Poor guy.

On a side-note, I just wanted to let you know that I think it's way-cool you're working on a novel. Is it your first or do you have a lot of experience? I love to write too and have always wanted to produce a novel. Any tips?