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10 December 2013 @ 12:25 pm
Pre-post post...  
It's Dec 10, which means I have blogging scheduled for my Blogotron Meme today, courtesy of bleodswean. Still looking for more blogging topics, so if you're interested, check out that post. :D

But first, a quick update:

  • I did not wind up getting sick last Friday—I pulled through after a couple of hours. *keeps knocking wood*
  • My work computer tried to die as soon as I got home Friday night. That put a pall on things! I finally found a workaround late Saturday via Google fu, so it's back now. The battery may be a doorstop (hard to tell, with Windows 7 vs. Windows XP), but the PC is usable. Thank.God. My polished Yuletide story was on there, awaiting summary/title, and I would have hated having to rework those edits!
  • I did no Christmas decorating things last weekend. First, there was moping over the computer. Second, brrrr...
  • I have not biked outdoors since Monday the 2nd, when it was about 61 degrees. The next day, high temps dropped into the mid-40s, and barely passed 40 on Saturday and Sunday. A dead-salmon-stench-filled ride suddenly seems like paradise compared to not being able to bike outside.
  • OTOH, due to biking in the garage, I reconfirmed the genius of the opening episode of S6 of House, and why Andre Braugher is such an amazing actor.
  • Sunday's Family Movie Night viewing proved that Mars Needs Moms is just as bad as everyone says. Sloooow plotting, and unloveable characters. Okay for a drama! Bad for an animated family movie. o_O
  • Because of the exercise-scheduling-mess created by my company banning telecommuting, I went jogging early this morning in sub-freezing temps (my neighborhood is all blacktop, unlike the office area. I can't really run on sidewalks any more). Not as bad as you would think, but maybe that's my tendency to overheat talking. ;)
  • Still have not done my holiday fannish wish list! Will it even happen? :(

    Enough of a brain-dump for now. Back to work, and then blogging to follow!

    ecosopherecosopher on December 10th, 2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
    Wow, that's chilly! I hope you end up being able to ride again soon.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Xmas Penguinhalfshellvenus on December 10th, 2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
    My husband is even more restless than I, since he hasn't been biking in the garage. The cold also bothers his muscles more.

    I can tolerate about 50+ pretty well for biking, but when the temperature is lower than that, it's hard to work out the clothing against the windchill (hands and face are the worst).

    Saturday night's low was 22-degress (pretty rare for here), with the California International Marathon starting early the next day. Still didn't seem to throw the Kenyan runners, who won as they usually do. But wow. o_O
    Port: runnerdesertport on December 11th, 2013 04:06 am (UTC)
    Do your wishlist!

    I'm sorry your office banned telecommuting! That's got to be a little bit of a lifestyle adjustment. :/ I hope it warms up enough to make working out easier.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 11th, 2013 07:50 am (UTC)
    Maybe tomorrow on the wishlist-- I was up late with the blogging, and now it's past time to go to bed. The real problem is that I only really, really want one thing-- the same thing I've been wanting for 2-3 years now. So, I have less hope that if I make the wishlist, it will even matter. :(

    Banning telecommuting is frustrating--and really environmentally unfriendly-- but will mainly put a dent in good bicyling. I live near this great bikepath, which is horribly crowded on weekends (that's why I loved biking there on Mondays), and meanwhile, my office area has lots of stops and lots of traffic. Boo.

    Warming up in general would be nice, though. My husband keeps joking about putting an "interrogation hood" over the flowering maple every night, and we will still probably lose that plant anyway! We always do.

    Edited at 2013-12-11 07:50 am (UTC)