It always seems that 2-3 books that I have been patiently are all released by the publishers at the same time...such was the case for me with Wrath of a Mad God and the latest Dresden files book Small Favor...unsure which one I wanted to read more I switched from day to day reading one and then the other. I probably could have read both in less time had I stuck to just one book but both had captivating stories. I finished Wrath on Monday and Dresden last night in the tub after skating boarding home...

Skateboarding home for me is a 20 mile endevor, that I have so far done twice. I can't skate the whole way since there are 3 hills that right now I just can't push a skateboard up and have to walk. As my conditioning gets better I hope to cut that to 1 hill which is just too damn steep to do anything but walk and even walking it sucks (payoff is a 1.5mile downhill that is smooth and effortless). Otherwise I move along at roughly bicycle speed pushing, pumping or just rolling down a hill. Last night I was tired but a 20minute soak in a hot tub releived most of my pains unlike last week which I was completely exhausted for a day afterwards this week I'm a be sore but otherwise fine. As for why I am doing this to myself...well partly to get in shape but also because a group of us are planning on skateboarding across Connecticut to raise money for the ASPCA this summer...right now my portion of the relay is roughly 20 miles but if I can get into better shape I may extend it to 60-70 miles.


vagabond-punk

The musings of Tony Peters, a perpetual child, no matter where I am I will find a way to climb something or go skateboarding Read more »

argh

I got a phone call this morning from work (I'm on vacation) wondering if I know that I'm transferring in 2 weeks???? SAY WHAT???? yet again (this is the 3rd time) the Navy is transferring me to another job in the same area. Go »

I miss the piazza

well after 22 hours in transit I have returned from Sardinia to the land of really bad Capoccino. I spent my birthday (Saturday) sitting in the Piazza in La Maddalena drinking Capoccino...there really isn't any comparision to the wonderful sense of relaxation that I felt there. Go »

Emotionally moving artistically engaging

I just finished watching Rising rebuilding Ground Zero. I started watching it for the construction (I have this thing about architecture) but its the Artistry and emotion thats so engaging. Definitely something to set the DVR to record next Sunday Go »

Life without a Cell Phone

OK now I have never thought I was overly attached to my Cell Phone but since I left mine in the middle of the Indian Ocean I've had to live without it for the last week. I am definatly in withdrawals...everyone in my family is on my cell, hell I don't even know most of the numbers that are progamed/saved on my cell. Go »

Last day skateboarding of 2007

OK I admit that a 41 year old man finding a day of enjoyment skateboarding might sound strange but I find it centers me and provides a source of exercise that I can't find else ware. That said I spent the day working on my tuck, downhilling in a nearby neighborhood. I lost count of the number of times I went down the half mile hill my legs are feeling the hike back up (gotta earn those runs) so I'm gonna guess more than 20 times and I know I listened to at least 6 hours of music on my Ipod. Go »

more liquid metal

My sculpture Professor decided that the burner we use for melting metal wasn't working out well, since it was designed for a forge and not a furnace he had a furnace burner made.....it used to take hours to melt 20lb of bronze, it took us 40 minutes yesterday. I have never seen the crucible as hot as it was. Go »