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By gzt (Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 12:24:40 PM EST) gzt, presentation, texas, squat, dark lord day (all tags)
I suppose, typically, when one is staying at somebody's house for a weekend, one should leave a gift behind. I have to think of something here.

I have a presentation on Thursday in one of my classes. I have to, like, work on it. Research and crap. Meeting with my partner for the presentation tonight.



So I'm going to Texas on Friday. This should be a pretty big thing. If you don't hear back from me after next weekend, you can assume I got shot. That's always a possibility in Texas, I hear. My agenda is rather full while down there (plus I have no transport of my own), otherwise I'd try for Husite meetups of some sort.

Dark Lord beer was pretty good, though it was not as thick and syrupy as previous years. I've only tried one other year and it poured like motor oil. I traded one bottle for one of my roommate's older vintages and am selling one to my roommate's brother. One bottle is R's. So that leaves four bottles of 2009 to cellar and one bottle of 2007. I might give a couple away as time goes by. Excellent.

For some reason had a long debate about, really, nothing on Saturday evening. Some guy was talking about how he works out - inefficient bodybuilding routines with running afterwards, he was in the gym for like 2-3 hrs the other day, my roommate was going on about how one doesn't need to work out with weights and that bodyweight exercises will get you as strong/in-shape as one needs to be, and I was sitting there listening to them be fools and occasionally pointing out 1. the first guy is weak and working out inefficiently, there are much more effective and efficient ways to increase the amounts on your lifts and your general fitness (ie, he should be able to squat 300# in a few months of consistent work, but he'll never do that with the way he's doing things now) and 2. the second guy is weak and flat-out wrong, you're not going to be able to squat 300# without picking up weights and being able to squat 300# is a useful and attainable skill for most men in a matter of months - it's not thrown out as an impressive figure but a realistic one. Your life will be better when you can squat 300# and doing so is not orthogonal to other fitness parameters. Oh well. It's a free country, they can believe whatever they want. I can believe results. At least the first guy squats correctly even if he is programming poorly.

Speaking of which, I noticed on my cleans that I'm landing with my feet too far apart, I think to compensate for landing with my knees not bent enough. Easy fix: drill landing stance, consciously catch lower in the right way by bending the knees more rather than having a wider stance. It's only a couple inches of depth. The life you save could be your own.

I have to find a time to get my car to the shop. I'm busy every evening until Friday, May 8th. Wow. My schedule is pretty full. Well, maybe I'll have time on the 6th. Maybe.

This is very important and we have to get it right. I'm trying to give a shit about this presentation.

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Charles Atlas went to court to prove you wrong by lm (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 12:40:43 PM EST
I can't remember the testimony but it went something like this:

Attorney: How did you get so strong?
Charles: By following my Charles Atlas system.
Attorney: Do you ever lift weights?
Charles: Yes, but not to build strength,  only to test strenght.
Attorney: How often do you test your strength?
Charles: Three or four times per week.

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There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
You should be the last one to by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #11 Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 09:27:03 PM EST
mistake correlation with causation.

Wumpus

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You missed the secret message by lm (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 07:20:02 AM EST
I figured that some folks wouldn't see the irony of Atlas `testing' his strength three times a week while attributing his physique to calisthenics and so I put in a hidden exclamation point to indicate irony.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Tamiflu would be a nice gift by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 01:00:45 PM EST
just make sure it's current stuff, none of that out fo date 9/11 batch.


Where in TX? by atreides (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 01:20:57 PM EST
Just curious...

He sails from world to world in a flying tomb, serving gods who eat hope.

Near where clock is. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 01:38:27 PM EST
I try not to name actual towns, of course, in public fora.

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I'm sure it's been mentioned before... by atreides (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 01:51:27 PM EST
It must be the capital, then. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 06:01:04 PM EST
Which my sources reliably tell me is Los Adaes. See, up to the minute, that's me.

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Gift by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 03:29:49 PM EST
Turning up with flowers to the possible future M-I-L is probably a smooth move, or as a departure gift.

Nothing too extravagant, just large enough to say thanks.


Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
I'll have to figure out how to work that. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 03:58:41 PM EST
I figured as much, but, well, the way the itinerary works, I will probably need something less perishable. Departure may be feasible, but I like to make a good entrance...

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Bottle of wine or somesuch on arrival. by greyshade (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 04:02:47 PM EST
Flowers as you leave.

"The other part of the fun is nibbling on them when they get off work." -vorheesleatherface
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I remember some comment about them not drinking... by gzt (2.00 / 0) #9 Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 04:04:21 PM EST
...or something. I think I'll just check with my sources. I'm sure we'll figure something out.

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