Sunday, November 18, 2007

This 'n That

This past week was a busy one for me but I really got to enjoy the benefits of living so close to my job, rearranging my work and exercise schedule as needed so I could get done most of what I wanted to do without compromising the service my team delivers to our IT department.

I had a good run yesterday, staying close to campus because of the threat of rain. In spite of all the dark clouds swirling around though, we didn’t get rain until later in the day. While I was running, Dan went to help his sister set up her new router and received in payment some refrigerator art from his niece, who also put a sticker of a snail on his Ramones shirt. He wore that snail all day and every time I saw it I wanted to giggle.

This morning I took some old rice and made rice pudding with it. I didn’t have a recipe, but I did have a crock pot, and the rice pudding turned out well. One thing about working in a restaurant is that if you’re in that line of work long enough, you learn how to cook, even if you never pick up anything more culinary than a tray.

Between the rice pudding and just general dilly-dallying, I got a late start on my errands today and was annoyed when Dan asked me to get him some razors. I hadn’t planned on going to the drug store, even though there were a few things I needed. But I went because I was feeling nice, and on my way out of the store, I noticed a display of Tony Bennet CDs with a sticker on them saying that there was an AARP discount available. I had a sudden vision of some day seeing Clash and Ramones CDs similarly stamped and marketed to the AARP crowd, which would by then be me. I’ve got no problem with getting older, but the idea that the hip bands of my youth will become fodder for fuddy-duddies is another matter.

Oh, and I bought gas today. First time since September. What did it cost? Who cares? I haven't needed gas since September, people!

Recent Workouts
Monday: 30 minute elliptical, 10 minute row
Tuesday: 45 minute spin
Wednesday: 3.5 mile run
Thursday: 30 minute elliptical
Friday: scheduled rest day
Saturday: 17 mile run
Sunday: 2 hour spin


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Since September? I bow to your awesomeness. Repeatedly. And I envy you something fierce, too.

pacatrue said...

Yeah, I've noticed that the songs on oldies stations keep moving up in time. When I was a kid, they were playing 50s numbers like Lollipop and My Boyfriend's Back. They are already clearly into the late 60s already with Beatles and the Rascals and Motown. I think the 70s isn't too far away. I wonder if Black Sabbath will be an oldie in 5 years or 10....

Anonymous said...

the ramones with an aarp discount -that's hysterical :-)

i work from home - like that savings on gas too

Vickie said...

What EXACTLY are you driving to not need gas since Sept.???

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

It's not what I drive (Corolla) but where I live-- one block from the university campus where I work. I only drive once a week now, to get the groceries.

Jim Melvin said...

Whenever I visit this blog I get a little depressed. Ha! Only because I used to exercise as much as you do, and lately I just can't seem to find the impetus to sustain a consistent program. You should be proud of yourself!