Some homeless guy rather annoyingly and vigorously panhandled me this morning. He got in close and start singing "Hey Jude", I misheard it as "Jew" and thought it was some really bad evangelist before I recognized the song and told him I wasn't a Jew, then felt bad because that wasn't what he was saying. I watched my pockets and his hands very closely because he was in close. I felt bad about the misunderstanding, so I gave him a dollar, and he asked for more change as he already had a dollar (it takes $2.25 to get on the train). He said Obama was president. I said that's all I have for him and he said, "Fuck you." Then I felt bad for rewarding his bad behavior by having given him a dollar in the first place.
Today is the first day in a week I will be able to get in some training. I'm a little sore from all the sprinting yesterday. I also have exactly one month until the weightlifting competition. So I will be hitting the snatch hard, I think, tonight. Because my pressing strength is so low, I'll be working on it still, but I will emphasize the squat a bit less. I only expect to gain maybe 20# on the squat or even just maintain. Or I might just maintain and try to trim up a bit. If I focussed strongly on efficient technique, I could do 100/125 easy with the leg strength I have now (shoulder strength is less), but I'm inefficient and slow, so if I were to max today, I'd probably only hit 75/105 (easy to tell what's wrong just by looking at the numbers). Maybe 80 if I did split snatch. The solution is lots of snatching.
It is almost time to shave the beard. It is warm out. And the day star is darkening my skin. Usually when I shave, I may have a day or two where keep the hair in some amusing configuration, like absurd mutton chops. I think I might try a moustache this time. But I also want mutton chops. I would just look silly.
Seriously, what is it that's different about the action it takes to post a new comment to a diary in Scoop (as opposed to replying to a comment or posting a new diary) that makes it not work on my company's network while the other things work? Anybody? Any clues what's going on? Barooo can confirm from his time at the company that this is not just my problem.
Seems the Blackhawks won. Good for them.
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