July 26th, 2010


Geocachers will think this is cool. Over six years ago I sent a travelbug named Snowdude on his way from California. He's still going. He went from SF to Colorado, kicked around in Colorado and Wyoming for a while, wandered into Ontario, flew off to Vancouver, wandered around Montreal, hopped over to New Brunswick for a bit, went back to Montreal, and is now chilling in Newfoundland.

After two weeks, by back is mostly back to normal, but is still kinda sore.

The Kids Are All Right-- highly recommended. It's like watching a family trainwreck in slow motion, and one of the characters is the most amoral movie character I've seen in a long time.

Exit Through the Gift Shop-- also recommended for the mindfuck value.

The Rayko show got taken down last week, and immediately hung somewhere else-- my office. Our office manager decided she wanted to hang them here, and that means (a) the company gets artwork for the walls, (b) the photos get seen, and (c) I don't have to store them. Everyone wins!

In five days I leave for BARGE. Yay!

Three week eating update

Week 1 and Week 2.

1. Nearly 100%.
2. 100%.
3. 100%
4. Nearly 100%, except I accidentally had a small sip of Coke, and that probably had HFCS.
5. 100%
6. 100%
7. 100%
8. 100%
9. 100%

I'm still hovering around 1000% calories, though I often find myself not hungry at the end of the day after only having eaten 800-900. I'm still recording everything I eat, although I'm occasionally taking shortcuts. If I make something that has vanilla extract in it, for example, I'll probably not bother to count that since it's such a small number.

The Coke thing was kinda dumb. A bunch of you know the story already-- one of my coworkers walked by carrying a cup of what I thought was red wine. "What are you drinking?" She handed it to me and I took a sip, only to find out that it was Jack and Coke. The HFCS rule exists as an exercise in paying attention to what I eat, so I think that slip up does count as a ding.

Yesterday we walked by Beard Papa, and Tom tried to keep me from looking at it. "No worries. I'm not even interested." (For the non-locals, Beard Papa makes the worlds most amazing cream puffs.) Today we had lunch brought in at work, including Specialty's cookies. They are absolutely my weakness, and I had no temptation at all to even grab a bite of one.

On the other hand, I just looked at my food log, and I've had dessert almost every day. I may become of the queen of the 100-150-calorie no-artifical-sweetener dessert.

Friday is my last day of this round, then BARGE.