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By gzt (Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 11:28:17 AM EST) gzt, ukraine, accents, schwa, getting stuff done, vibram, power clean (all tags)
I got my Vibrams yesterday. They were and are righteous. I'm not wearing them right now, they're not appropriate for work. I'm wearing my Chuck Taylors right now.

I am sooooo tired. I totally got enough sleep last night. I'm not sure what it is.

At least I can walk right again.

Yesterday at the gym, I was between some guys doing oly lifts and another guy doing massive power cleans. Good times. I should've asked for pointers, because I can't quite get the power clean right. I hit my nose at one point and later bruised my shoulder. I'll practice at home with a broomstick.

I will NOT watch this week's episode of Heroes. I will NOT watch this week's episode of Heroes. I will NOT watch this week's episode of Heroes.

These Vibrams are great. Nobody has remarked on them yet, which is perfectly fine by me. I wore them around yesterday. They are the black KSOs.

I'm not going to survive. I need something to keep me awake. But without Russian coffee girl, what is there? Maybe I'll just go and see. Maybe I can learn to appreciate the new girl. Man, they have pretty rapid turnover there.

Had a chat with coworker about Getting Stuff Done. As everybody knows, the people you want working for you are people who are smart and get stuff done. I've been having trouble with the latter in this group because the management is so hands-off. The work is 30% assigned or obviously needed and the rest is making stuff up that will be valuable. I've been mostly successful at filling that up by attaching to the projects others are doing or otherwise doing crap, but it hasn't been the greatest way of doing things. Anyways, I feel more empowered now to Get Stuff Done rather than waiting for management to throw stuff at me.

One thing I did notice in that conversation, however, is that a lazy speech habit of mine I noticed last year is popping up again: schwas instead of certain A sounds in unaccented syllables. The example in the conversation was "program". That is an acceptable substitute in some accents, but not in mine. It's not thebest example, but it's the one at hand. I fear death and destruction looming. Extra schwas are a sign of the last times. That's part of why they stick to Slavonic pronunciation instead of Russian in church - but what does it say about Ukraine?

Well, I'm making progress. I'll up to bodyweight deadlifts quite soon and bodyweight squats shortly after that, presuming I don't slow down too much on the latter. So my goal is to get to that point by Thanksgiving, which should be possible. Remember, kids: start conservatively to avoid injury. Talk to your doctor before beginning any new exercise program (and, most likely, disregard the advice given if you're going to lift weights).

I already have a scuff on my Chuck Taylors. There will be blood.

Speaking of which, I netflixed that and still haven't watched it.

I think I'll dress as the David Tennant Doctor for Halloween. I need a new sharp pinstripe suit. I don't quite have the build to play him, since I actually have, for instance, a chest, but I'll do the best I can.

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Funny you mention that by MartiniPhilosopher (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 12:56:31 PM EST
The suit I got for my sister's wedding a few weeks back is a dead-on match for Tennant's brown pinstripe. Haven't been able to find a trench coat that fits just yet since I have shoulders.

Whenever I hear one of those aforementioned douche bags pontificate about how dangerous [...] videogames are I get a little stabby. --Wil Wheaton.

vibram's socks: by garlic (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 01:20:10 PM EST
with toes, or without?

That was exactly what I was going to ask. by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 04:34:25 PM EST
Or whether you wear them without socks (which seems like it would chafe). I have to say that I'm kind of fascinated by the shoes.

To Rollins lesbians are like cuddly pandas: cute, exotic, forest-dwelling, dangerous when riled and unable to produce offspring without assistance.-CRwM
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for further info, by garlic (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 05:20:04 PM EST
MNS said he wore his with toe socks. I have not heard if Rachel got hers, and what sort of socks she wears with them.

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toe socks by R343L (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 05:28:07 PM EST
Or so I plan assuming I can get some appropriately thing. It seems the thing to do for sweat-wicking properties.

Mine will not be here till end of week. And I'm out of town anyway. So next week sometime there shall be a report.

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot

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i was barefoot underneath by gzt (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 05:22:10 PM EST
It was fine, no chafing, etc. I'm going to get toe socks for when it gets very cold, since these things breathe, but they're just fine without. then again, I only wore them for a couple hours (though during those hours I walked a couple miles, sprinted for a while, lifted a few tons, bought milk...).

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