truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (Default)
1. [livejournal.com profile] saladinahmed is looking for a few good cartographers.

2. I am really tired of feeling like crap all the time.

3. OTOH, great dressage lesson yesterday, after which Milo got his revenge for having to admit I was the boss by (a.) depositing a generous pile of manure in the stable aisle, (b.) backing up to plant his foot in it, and then (c.) pretending he had not the least idea how to go forward again.

4. I R SRS CHEETAH. THIS R SRS FUZZ.

5. The pool was closed for maintenance all last week, but I got out there today. Of course, I forgot my watch. :P

Unknown amount of time, 20 laps.
308 miles, 10 laps.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
55 minutes, 1 mile. And apparently I forgot to log Wednesday, which was also 1 mile.

So 307 miles, 26 laps.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
50 minutes, 36 laps.
305 laps, 26 laps.

And, okay, "triple-X gentlemen's club" with your ads on my radio, let's put aside all of the skeeve and the skanky and the rest of it and talk about your promotional decisions. Because Couples' Night? Seriously?
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
60 minutes. 36 laps, plus 1 helping the lifeguards get the lines across the middle of the pool for the free swim. So, 37 laps.

304 miles, 26 laps.

I am exhausted from being unable to sleep and having to get up early for the electricians, and because I'm exhausted, I'm depressed. Can't write, either, which NEVER helps. So I'll stand here in the rain and feel sorry for myself. Probably I've already lost my tail and just don't know it yet.

5 things

Feb. 23rd, 2011 08:47 pm
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
1. 45 minutes, 30 laps (stopped early because of horrific headache)
303 miles, 25 laps

2. Did not wipe out on the icy sidewalk either leaving the house or coming home. Go team me!

3. Thank you, everyone, for your kind thoughts re: the First Ninja (who is also the Skinny Ninja, the Tsarina in Exile, and the Executive Transvestite; her sister is the Tubby Ninja, the Terminator, and the Action Transvestite). She is emphatically hungry today (she sat in the kitchen doorway making little moop noises at me while I mixed her pills into her food), so we soldier on with as much bravery and good will as we can.

4. The electricians will be back in the walls tomorrow to finish upgrading the house, starting at 8 a.m. This dovetails just beautifully with my current inability to get to sleep before 4.

5. Chattanooga has a baby snow leopard.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
40 minutes, 29 laps.
302 miles, 31 laps.

Plus fifteen minutes chipping the mastodon out of the glacier . . . I mean, de-icing the car.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (Default)
1. Project Valkyrie
60 minutes, 40 laps.
301 miles, 2 laps.

2. Everything is melting. The world is a mess. And Wisconsin's new governor is just going from strength to fucking strength.

3. My wrists have been bothering me, and with all the sleep dysfunction nonsense, I don't have much energy, plus I have a book to revise and another half a book to write ([livejournal.com profile] matociquala writes the other half), so blogging is probably going to be light and sporadic for the next little while. Just so you all know.

4. I know they're deadly carnivores who would eat me in a heartbeat, but I have a hopeless soft spot for polar bears. Especially when they're as cute as this little one and his or her mom.

5. I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day (too many years in public school), but I am a big fan of love. So here's some itty bitty kitty Valentines committee pictures.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
60 minutes, 37 laps.
299 miles, 34 laps.

New winter experience #22: scraping ice off the inside of the windshield.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
60 minutes, 40 laps. 298 miles, 33 laps.

Evenly divided between pull buoy and kickboard, except that after I got my mile, the last four laps were pull buoy because I like it better.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
50 minutes, 33 laps. 297 miles, 29 laps.

Apparently, no matter how long I live in the Upper Midwest, I will never learn that in the winter, you have to leave time for digging out the car. :P

On the other hand, I was rewarded for going out by a gorgeous purple-blue and deep pink Maxfield Parrish sunset. And when I came out of the gym, the moon was the thinnest possible sliver of gold on the blue-black velvet horizon.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
1. 55 minutes, 37 laps; 296 miles, 32 laps

2. Fort Warshauer, a snow fort worthy of Calvin and Hobbes.

3. Cars abandoned on Lake Shore Drive.

4. From the Department of Reality Is Stranger Than Science Fiction: two videos of male seahorses giving birth (scroll down for the second one, which follows the whole process from the initial contractions to the female sidling up to get him pregnant again).

5. Sometimes, even The Goddamn Batman needs a friend.




ETA: I knew there was something else! "After the Dragon" made Locus' Recommended Reading List for 2010!
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
50(?) minutes, 36 laps.
295 miles, 31 laps.

I'm not sure about the time, because when I came out into the pool area, there was no lifeguard--just the intramural swim team coaches--and we (the middle-aged man who was the other person doing lap swim and I) had to wait for one.

Also, there's nothing like walking out of the gym lobby into a face-full of snow.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
55 minutes, 36 laps.
294 miles, 31 laps.

Lovely empty pool. It occurs to me that my definition of "personal space" may be a little . . . how shall we put this? Extreme.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
60 minutes, 42 laps.
293 miles, 31 laps.

Being at the pool at the same time as the kids' intramural swim team gives me horrible junior high school flashbacks. Not the kids' fault. Still, it makes me tense.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
60 minutes, 38 laps.
292 miles, 25 laps.

Swimming doesn't give me the charge that my dressage lessons do, but I certainly do feel better afterwards. And my aching ankle tells me it's good PT.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
60 minutes, 38 laps.
291 miles, 23 laps.

Again, nobody goes to the pool on Friday night. Especially when the temperature is -1 (F).
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
55 minutes, 36 laps. 290 miles, 21 laps.

Nothing makes me hate my fellow creatures more than having to share a lane.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
60 minutes, 39 laps. 289 miles, 21 laps.

Nobody goes to the pool Friday after work.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (valkyries)
70 minutes, 38 laps: 288 miles, 18 laps.
[Rivendell is at the 458 mile marker.]

Managed two continuous freestyle laps. Which is notable only in that 2 > 1.

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