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Nothing much [Jul. 26th, 2005|01:17 pm]
Zoethe
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Ever have one of those days where you can never get started, and yet it feels like it won't ever end?

Yeah, that's today.

Started out dithering about whether to bike or not. The morning was nice enough, but the weather forecast was for incredible heat. By the time I decided that I really shouldn't do that, it was too late to work out. Having decided to wait until this evening to work out, I was going to take the bus. But then all that extra time disappeared and all of a sudden it was too late and I had to drive in.

Just haven't quite recovered since.

I've gotten a lot of work done, cleared two major projects off my desk, but instead of making the day go fast I feel like I've been here for a week. Part of it is that I still feel mildly punky - not exactly sick, but not exactly not. That never helps the day go by.

This weather is supposed to break tonight, and it should be nice and cool tomorrow. I'm looking forward to finishing out the week biking, before we're out of town for a week. I still want to make it to 1,000 miles on my bike this year. I am at 750, so I should be able to make it, even though school starting on August 22 cuts the riding season short - I can't bike to work on school days, because I can't carry my laptop, but I think I will try and do my Saturday class without the laptop so I can bike on Saturdays - it will give me more incentive to face a Saturday morning class.

I'm actually kind of excited about school starting.

Enough babbling.
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[User Picture]From: serref
2005-07-26 08:36 pm (UTC)

Laptop

Have you thought about the laptop backpacks? I have seen them for only $20 at stores here.
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[User Picture]From: kmg_365
2005-07-26 08:41 pm (UTC)

Re: Laptop

I've also seen people use "DJ" bags to put their laptops in while riding. They usually sling over the shoulder.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-26 08:50 pm (UTC)

Re: Laptop

Not interested. Too many balance issues, and it's too late when I get out anyway.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-26 08:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Laptop

1. One spill and goodbye laptop.

2. The other issue is that it's late when I get out and I don't want to ride home in the dark.
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[User Picture]From: kmg_365
2005-07-26 08:40 pm (UTC)
Ever have one of those days where you can never get started, and yet it feels like it won't ever end?

Why, yes, I am in one of those right now!

I have quite a bit of work to do, but am having a difficult time getting motivated to do it. And when I start plugging away at this Herculean task I've been assigned, I keep getting distracted by looking at the clock to see when the day will end.

Twenty more minutes.

[T]he weather forecast was for incredible heat.

There, too, huh? Heat index here is supposed to be 110 - 115 degrees. I think the low tonight will be 89. Ugh.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-26 08:48 pm (UTC)
Ours is standing at 105, but we are supposed to get a cold front tonight. The whole nation is cooking.
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[User Picture]From: itches
2005-07-26 08:40 pm (UTC)
You know what would make the day go quicker? Clowns. Hmm, actually now that I think about that doesn't make sense at all. That would seem to mean that this comment is pointless, but oh well I've already typed it up.

-Itches, stealing your life one second at a time.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-26 08:49 pm (UTC)
Clowns? Because running away in terror makes the day pass more quickly?

I hate clowns. In the movie version of Prisoner of Azkhaban, when the bogart turns from a snake into a clown, my daughters and I have the same reaction: "Turn it back into a snake!!!"
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[User Picture]From: itches
2005-07-26 08:56 pm (UTC)
Sure, it gets the adrenalin going and you get to exercise today.

Clowns are a pestilence upon this land.
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[User Picture]From: leila82
2005-07-26 08:45 pm (UTC)
I was going to suggest laptop backpacks also, but someone beat me to it.

My school starts up on the 8th (of Aug) and I'm not excited about it.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-26 08:51 pm (UTC)
August 8 is early.

As I said elsewhere, the bigger issue, besides balance and dropping, is riding home in the dark. Not keen on that.
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[User Picture]From: leila82
2005-07-26 09:04 pm (UTC)
Riding in the dark is definitely to be avoided - not safe at all. Better that you find another way to get the rest of the miles in, instead.

Aug 8 is indeed early. It's med school, so I think the idea is that I'm supposed to be grateful that I had a summer vacation period, instead of whining about school starting up.
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