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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