March 11th, 2008

Venus

The year in which the groundhog's prediction was right...

Minor bitching: The cycling weather's getting good now, which means it's the end of the good running weather. Rats. Great cycling: 65-90F! Good running: 68F and below. Yesterday was 74F (a little warmer than expected), and I was lucky to finish the 4-mile run with the sweating and overheating. Over the next few months, though, 74F will be a godsend.

Last spring I had several days of biking that were around 68-70F, and then one day shot up to 92F and I kept pulling off to stand under trees and pour water on myself. 92F isn't bad mid-summer (we're grateful when it's not 105+!), but you need time to acclimate.

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Funnies:
* A great satire piece from The Onion, on the great Kitchen Floor Conflict (cat detente).

* A very bizarre story involving a transit-savvy cat in the UK here.

* From the Washington Post (long-ish, but funny— "Bozone" should enter the lexicon now): Collapse )


Venus

Meme-- which is partially dependent on the penchant for other memes!

Spied this over at unhobbityhobbit's journal, and thought "Why not?"

The Ultimate LiveJournal Obsession Test
CategoryYour ScoreAverage LJer
Community Attachment32.26%
There's something special about you. Every once in awhile, one of your topics gets everyone chatting.
22.85%
MemeSheepage26.32%
Easily amused
27.72%
Original Content53.23%
Using LiveJournal to express a few strong opinions
38.09%
Psychodrama Quotient3.61%
Warning: Can Flame When Necessary
16.67%
Attention Whoring20.45%
You do a little dance whenever someone friends you
20.7%


The funny thing about the "Psychodrama" questions is that virtually all of them involved things I both avoid and fear like the plague. ;)

I rarely post about really troubling personal things (kind of a 'silent sufferer' in RL too, though), and am basically not the s**t-storm-creating type. There are times when I do post some heavy opinions, which, as far as I can tell, lead to actual discussions with people instead of shouting and "OMG— defrendz." I always come out of one of those discussion considering new ideas and viewpoints, so all to the good, I say!

But mostly I resist wankish stuff. Though I've been fighting the urge to do a post on the House, M.D. episode that involved Orthodox Judaism and had several aspects that bugged me. Might still do it yet...