Tuesday, October 25, 2005

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Monday, October 24, 2005

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Sunday, October 23, 2005

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Just Du It

I competed this morning in the Lonestar Pacesetters' "Just Du It" duathlon in Harlingen. It was a 5K run, a 17.2 mile bike ride, and a 5K run. I finished second overall in the male category and only got beat by one two-person team. In the first 5K, I ran about 17:50, then I averaged 20.4 mph on the bike for just under 51 minutes, then ran about 19 minutes for the last 5K. The guy who won completely destroyed me on the biking portion and had a good 5 or 6 minute lead going into the final run, so there was no hope of catching him. I had a lot of fun and felt really good about the race because it makes me feel like I'm getting back into decent shape. Now the training for my February marathon continues.

More fly-catcher

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Scissor-tailed flycatcher

After today's duathlon in Harlingen, I got some cool pictures of the scissor-tailed flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus). That is a seriously long tail! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Herald.com | 09/18/2005 | In a battle of wits with kitchen appliances, I'm toast

I laughed so hard when I read this. Particularly the paragraph that is clearly talking about my father:

There are three buttons labeled POWER, but there are times -- especially if my son and his friends, who are not afraid of features, have changed the settings -- when I honestly cannot figure out how to turn the TV on. I stand there, holding three remote controls, pressing buttons at random, until eventually I give up and go turn on the dishwasher. It has been, literally, years since I have successfully recorded a TV show. That is how ''smart'' my appliances have become.

Can it be true?

Since four of my best high school friends now live in New York City, I was planning to visit anyway. But now it gets even better!
Playbill News: Guettel and Goldman to Team on Princess Bride Musical

Friday, October 07, 2005


As I was pulling into school this morning, they were interviewing Wendy Kopp (founder of Teach For America) on NPR's "Morning Edition."

Sunday, October 02, 2005