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By gzt (Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 02:44:52 PM EST) gzt, captain kirk, books, the worm ouroboros, e. r. eddison, eddison, beatles (all tags)
I'm cleaning up the place tonight. Just you watch. I'm taking care of some stuff I have to return to the store and I'll take care of the cardboard boxes. I might buy some stuff, too.


My grip is my weak point. I think I lost more grip strength on my layoff from picking up heavy things than other areas of strength and jumping back into things got other areas back up to snuff quicker than my grip. So I'll just throw in some more work on it on the days I'm not deadlifting. Anyway, I really like my gym, there are some seriously strong people there. Strong, like, 585# squats from the pins strong. Or more, but that's what was there last night.

I started reading The Worm Ouroboros. It's good so far. Any book that starts with the characters reading Njal and then has a fatal "wrastling match" has to be good.

Meeting with the academic yada yada in a little bit. Most of the following paragraphs will be written after my return. Okay, running out the door.

Oh, I finished Dune, that's why I'm reading The Worm Ouroboros. It's a fantasy book written in the 20's, a classic, given to my wife by a friend of ours, the sci-fi and fantasy geek who hasn't read Dune. Eddison's works are apparently the best world-building type thing there was before Tolkien. I'm only 10 pages in. I'm considering getting the man's other books. Cheap used on amazon.

Whoa. Work is letting google chat work again, apparently. I'm not using it, I just see that I can see people...

I need to mix up the music on my Ipod. I feel like Ray Charles, but I don't have any on there. Hrm. It's surprising how much of The Beatles' catalog you never really feel like listening to. Like, Abbey Road, there's no reason to listen to it. Let It Be, though, I'll listen to that all the way through. Sgt. Pepper has been listened to so many times that I don't know whether I ever have to hear it again, but I would gladly do so.

Also thinking of getting Gokhale's back pain book. My back feels a bit better now that I'm picking up heavy things again, but it still has some areas that need work. Wife is the same way. It is highly recommended by Dan John and Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee, so, well, maybe it's worth a shot. Will discuss with wife. Don't want to be unilaterally spending money at a time like this.

Bored with anatomy: I do have a palmaris longus, just like 84% of caucasians and a higher percentage of other ethnicities.

There was something I thought would be awesome to discuss in a diary the other day, but I've forgotten. I'll remember after I submit, most likely.

Why is Captain Kirk climbing a mountain?

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gchat by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 04:00:59 PM EST
usually if you https to gmail you can get it -- firewall's only recourse is to block gmail entirely during the dns lookup phase..

I myself have phallamus giganticus, not too common..

Sgt. Pepper over Abbey Road? by lm (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 05:58:17 PM EST
I find that bizarre. Abbey Road has a lot of fun songs on it (Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Octopus' Garden). And Something alone makes the whole disc worth a listen.

But at least you didn't pick Magical Mystery Tour.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
If you like 1920's scifi by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 07:21:23 PM EST
try the John Carter of Mars series.

I think they're terrific. Most are out of copyright, so you can get them cheap almost anywhere. Lots of swashbuckling and daring do.

I am a very old man; how old I do not know. Possibly I am a hundred, possibly more; but I cannot tell because I have never aged as other men, nor do I remember any childhood. So far as I can recollect I have always been a man, a man of about thirty. I appear today as I did forty years and more ago, and yet I feel that I cannot go on living forever; that some day I shall die the real death from which there is no resurrection. I do not know why I should fear death, I who have died twice and am still alive; but yet I have the same horror of it as you who have never died, and it is because of this terror of death, I believe, that I am so convinced of my mortality.

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those were recently mentioned to me by gzt (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 08:38:22 PM EST
I'll see if they're on the shelves...

the in-laws have a massive tom swift collection

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That Tom Swifty collection by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Jan 15, 2010 at 10:15:30 AM EST
is relative accessible.


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I approve of the exercise to get rid of the pain by garlic (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 09:38:12 AM EST
strategy. This always feels like the answer to my aches and pains: more exercise.


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