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11 December 2014 @ 11:41 pm
Battening Down The Hatches...  
I think the worst of the wind has passed, but we're in the middle of a major storm here. I'm working at home the next couple of days, because last week's adventure on I-80 (which flooded at a low spot, and I did not know that was even possible) was enough without adding hurricane winds to the mix. :O

Still have power. Still have all our trees.

Wet days mean biking in the garage, where I'm rewatching Pushing Daisies, S1. I defaulted on my Yuletide story, because I couldn't get anything going, but I still love the show. The wry humor, the art direction, the impatience of Emerson Cod. This is probably my most favorite of Swoosie Kurtz' roles. She usually plays brassy drunks, and that's kind of the case here as well... but every now and then, a little bit of wistfulness or sweetness escapes through the hard shell of her character. It's a really nice portrayal.

Still reading lots of Neal Shusterman. I finished The Dark Side Of Nowhere, which has a premise unlike almost any YA novel ever. Reread Unwind, though I'm about to start the 4th book in that series, and I'm also in the middle of Speeding Bullet. That last one is notable in that he often has smart or at least clever characters, and these kids are closer to average intelligence. It rankles them, but there's little they can do.

Last weekend: outside lights (but not indoor), got a tree (still not decorated!). The inside of the house needs to be decorated, and there's still shopping and now baking to do. So. Much. Work.

Actual work? Big deadlines tomorrow and Monday, some of them sooner than they should be given schedule drift due to late hardware delivery. WHY is software always the place where we make up schedule, as if it's all magic? Ugh.

 
 
 
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 12th, 2014 07:45 pm (UTC)
:D One of those a-frame thingies that you lock the back wheel of the bike in. I don't thrill to biking in the garage, but that thing has been a godsend. This is my second one (I've had it for 8-10 years at least), and I've worn a groove in it.

I talk them up to people all the time-- folds almost flat, goes on your regular bike, so no extra stationary bike AND you are working the muscles that fit your regular bike. Plus, they're about the same cost.

Do you have one of those? Prior to some remodeling, I used to ride in the house. That's better in the summer, but in the winter the extra outdoor cold is really nice.
Peterpeterb on December 12th, 2014 08:23 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a turbo trainer :)

And no, I don't have one. Partly because I don't have the room for one (but it's something I'm looking for in the next place I call home), and partly because despite shedding some timber recently, the manufacturers of turbo trainers (and each of my three bicycles) didn't design them with a lump like me being on board.

Slightly ironic that a machine which will help me lose weight is not accessible to me by being too heavy...