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I haven't posted much lately, but right now I'm in the Mountain View, CA library, and online with my laptop.

You know the saying "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is?" Well, here's an exception. By virtue of my living in the same city as illustrious Google corp, I can get their WiFi FREE, and it rocks! This is a smokin' fast connection.Thing is, I don't know how strong the signal is when I'm back inside my own place.

I may ask my landlady if I can rig up an antenna to pick up the WiFi signal - why pay for fast service if you've won the internet "lottery" as we citizens of Mountain View have?

Bring me flesh, and bring me seejaye,
Bring me pine logs hither.

Good King Wenceslas
from the Christmas Song Generator.

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Just time for a quick post. Yes, i'm unabashedly euphoric over this victory, but I realize the country is in a dire state, and Mr. Obama has his work cut out for him. What's most gratifying is, while the electoral votes may have resulted from just a shift of a few points in a few key states from '04 (which appears to have been the case), there's nonthelesss been a sea-change in public attitude towards the role of Government, with liberal ideas dominating the debate. After a generation where people spoke the "L" word with sneering condescention as if they were referring to a Satanist or child-molester, I can't tell you how happy this makes me (to be fair, it's equally objectionable when conservatives on college campuses are treated with ridicule and contempt beyond reasonable disagreement).

I dont' have time to post further, but this is an exciting day for me!
This has always been my favorite Holiday/Observance/What-have-you, something that made me feel like a little kid. Unfortunately I haven't been much in the spirit this year - too many all-too-adult stresses to deal with.

But hopefully a lot of you have fun plans in store. Make it a great one!
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Take a picture of yourself right now. Don’t change your clothes. Don’t fix your hair. Just take a picture. Post that picture with no editing. (Except maybe to get the image size down to something reasonable. Don’t go posting an eight megapixel image.) Include these instructions.

The unshaven joys of working from home:

And notice how when I'd previously shaved, I hadn't gotten in right under the nose, so I have the Fu-Manchu thing goin'.
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I don't know why it gave me TWO lj-cuts, but I can't seem to fix it.

1. How much exercise do you get in an average week?
- I try to run 3 /12 miles at least three times during the workweek. Every Saturday I go on a route at a hiking area (running, mind you) that takes me 11 miles when done twice. Sometimes I just do the 5 /12.

I work out with weights twice a week - that's perfect for giving the muscles time to rebound.

2. Do you make an effort to fit exercise into your daily schedule?
- Most days I try to get running in because there's no better physical/mental "recalibration" to kick off my day.

3. Is there any part of your body that you feel could use a little extra work?
- If I'm not diligent, I get a beer-belly - the curse of my beloved late father. I don't want to hear guys say how they developed a belly in their thirties. At age 11 I had a prominent, round pot-belly.

It's hard for me to get bulk on my arms - have skinny-ass wrists. Also, I'm lacking equipment for lat-pulls. So for my back I do overhand pull-ups, but I've been stuck on doing 5-6 of them at a time for the last year, seemingly, I wish I had a machine where I could do 8-12 - i bet I'd make better progress that way.

4. What time of day do you prefer to work out?
- Usually in the mornings, for the reasons I've given.

5. What kind of music or what song gets you pumped to work out?
- I don't listen to music while working out or running, but I often have music in my head - maybe even mentally composing/arranging something of my own ("This seejaye has no problem with the ego-thing" you're probably thinking :-p)

And now I tag Richard Simmons, The Guvanator, Jack LaLanne, Madonna and Sisyphus.

Where is your cell phone? pocket
Your significant other? none
Your hair? lessening
Your mother? hale
Your father? gone
Your favourite thing? music
Your dream last night? ***thinking***
Your favourite drink? beer
Your dream/goal? music
The room you're in? family
Your ex? friend
Your fear? loss
Where do you want to be in 6 years? healthy
Where were you last night? molly's
What you're not? average
Muffins? pointless
One of your wish list items? studio
Where you grew up? Los (the first word of a two-word town)
The last thing you did? cooked
What are you wearing? shorts
Your TV? nil
Your pets? none
Your computer? companion
Your life? unmaximized
Your mood? drained
Missing someone? no
Your car? honda
Something you're not wearing? shoes
Favourite Store? Trader (...)
Your summer? unmaximized
Like someone? many
Your favourite colour? blue
When is the last time you laughed? yesterday
Last time you cried? Her