I was always a big proponent of the name Ulysses. I suggested that for my first son over 30 years ago. It never got very far.
Another unique one for the grandson was Quantum. Again, it never got much consideration.
Others more main stream were Max, Gus and of course, Bob. All were briefly considered.
The good news is Robert did make it to a middle name. That is good 2 hours ago
Yes, do eat rice. It is a good plant.
(I love it too.) 13 hours ago
I did just step outside. It IS gorgeous out; sunny, about 40°, blue skies and no wind.
I may have to leave work early, pull out the chase, sunglasses and make one of those tall umbrella drinks. Just like everyone does when it is Sunny and 75.
Thanks. 1 day ago
your cold is much different than my cold. It is all relative.
One of these days I will get to Hawaii so I can experience it for myself.
Thanks for the song. That is a good one. It did put a smile on my face. 1 day ago
March is here and it is still winter. Snow is still on the ground and it was -3°F Tuesday morning when I left home for work. I have never felt so cold for such an extended period of time in as long as I can remember. I am seriously ready for all the cold to be gone.
I heard a couple songs reminding me of cold winter days and thought maybe if I post them, I could get out of this winter funk I have been in for the last week or so.
Simon & Garfunkel – A Hazy Shade Of Winter
Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal
And the one that started me on this post
Bruce Cockburn – The Coldest Night of the Year1 day ago
Rest, and get well.
Eat some soup too. 3 days ago
The winter has been tough this year. Too cold, too much snow and way too long. Everyone is ready for winter to be over.
And it has taken it’s toll on me running through all the cold and snowy roads. My right leg has taken the worst of it. The pain now is more than I can stand and I need to take an extended break from running. (And I am skipping the final trail run of the season tonight. That does not sit well with me, but I have to not do it.)
I need to do something for exercise and I think swimming will be the answer. I did a workout at the local pool last night. It worked out very nicely and I should be able to do this for a couple weeks more at least.
Maybe doing this I will learn to like the pool and swimming more. I am more comfortable in the water now. I don’t feel so much like a big rock. 3 days ago
“Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.” 3 days ago
I certainly think so.
Based on what you had been eating and what you said made you feel better, maybe you just need a little extra fat right now.
Bacon is one of those foods that is so very good, but has a lot of fat. (That is why it does taste so good)
So keep an eye on that portion of your diet. You may be one of those people who need a bit extra. Just don’t go too crazy on the bacon. I know it is good, but there are a bunch of other things in it that are not so good for you. The salt comes to mind.
Good Luck and hang in there. You will beat this. 1 week ago
I think intelligence is one of the best to have. I believe all humans have a superpower, it just takes some a long time to figure out what theirs is.
We see a lot of super-strong, super-friendly, super-good looking, super-rich people. They are obvious. As you say, Intelligence can be invisible, but it enables you to see the truth and to know the truth. How powerful is that? How many people in the US believe the sun revolves around the earth? Too many. I feel sorry for the super-unintelligent.
So you are on that one end of the Bell curve where the numbers are low. Just keep an eye open for others like you. They exist and are looking for you just as you are looking for them.
Embrace your SuperPower. Yours is the best. 1 week ago
Today I am grateful for:
1. Being able to work from home today
2. Having the house being calm and quiet
3. A large pot of hot coffee
4. Working from my big comfy Laz-E-Boy chair
5. Even though I don’t have my flying car, it is still great to be in the 21st century. 1 week ago
I got to run the Lake Effect Half Marathon this past weekend. It was in Liverpool NY, about 1.5 hours from where I live. I registered quite awhile ago, then figured I was not going to make the event when the Hawaii trip came up. But then that all went to hell, so this race was back. I was a little laz in training figuring I was not going to run it and trying to save some wear and tear on my body. I did do the long runs over the weekends (the longest being 10 miles), to try and keep some mileage up. Doing this, I figured I could make the 13.1 miles.
It was a great day, warmer than what we had over the past weeks, no wind and no snow. I actually over heated and one point and considered stopping to take a layer off.
My finish time was not that great, but I did finish. I had some hip pain in the last few miles too. But mile 13 was the second fastest of the whole race. Shows I saved a bit for the end and the pain was not disabling.
So now I am thinking marathon. Long run wise, I am on track to do the Buffalo Marathon at the end of May. A couple friends are doing it and they have been working on me to join them. I would love to join them. I hope I don’t jinx something by putting this down in writing. I have until the end of March until the next price increase, so I can decide before then. Hopefully my body holds up…....and it gets warmer out. I’m getting tired of running in all these sub-freezing temps. 1 week ago
It took a long time, but I finally got matched up. It was about 2 weeks ago, to a youngster in AZ. His name is Logan. He has a couple other special needs siblings, and some parents who are very dedcated to helping him and loving him.
Thanks for this idea. The wait was worth it. 1 week ago
A fellow 43Ter Sandy Gabrielli had a post while ago mentioning the FaceBook group called IRun4Michael. Here is the link to her post. These kind of things intrigue me, so I checked it out. Runners here are matched up with someone who cannot run and the runners dedicate their miles, and any workout for that matter, to their “buddy”. Then you just post your workouts and showing your buddy you are doing this for them.
It is pretty simple, but there is so much more to it. My running buddy is Logan. He is 11 and lives in Tuscon. He has some problems and was neglected when younger. He is now adopted by a new loving family and they are working with him and helping him. HE is a cute kid.
It took a lengthy time to get matched up. There are many more runners than buddies. The wait time is about 2 months. After a short time now of posting workouts, I think the wait was worth it. Logan and his family cannot believe I go running in the snow and cold, and actually like it. In AZ, when it goes down to 50, I guess it is cold and I don’t think they see much snow.
I ran a half marathon yesterday and dedicated those 13.1 miles to Logan. I met another young lady yesterday who is matched up. She runs for Mia. She was very proud of dedicating her miles to Mia. She even had Mia’s name on her bib. It was cool to see that.
I now have a new special reason to run, and someone to run for. It is good motivation knowing there is someone looking forward to hearing about the miles, and that they are appreciated. I’m not just running for myself any more. From now on, IRun4Logan. 1 week ago
Today I am grateful for:
1. It is spring like today!!!
2. An easy drive.
3. Finishing the race, even with the pains
4. Seeing team members and cheering each other
5. Relaxing the rest of the day. 1 week ago
Mend well and quick. 1 week ago
You wrote this.
Why not keep going? 2 weeks ago
I get to combine two of my favorite things here; talking about running and TED talks. (That does not happen very often.)
A couple in our running group started the Monroe Milers a few years ago. It is a coached running group for kids, to get them out doing something healthy, and maybe work off some of that excess kid energy. But watch the TED talk. Nancy does a great job here. Better than I could write about it here. Both her and her husband are great people and I give them a lot of credit for what they do with these kids.
A couple of them have been at our Wednesday night trail runs. They do real good on these and have fun too. And they fit right in; just having fun and enjoying a snowy, dark run through the trials.
Watch the TED Talk here2 weeks ago
better today for you.
Keep fighting through it. (Regardless of what you think, you are.)
I’ll be keeping you in thoughts. 2 weeks ago
what to do with this goal now that our trip was cancelled and I don’t know when will be able to schedule it again. I guess it still a goal, I do want to get there someday. In fact it always has been a goal to visit Hawaii.
I just don’t know if seeing it here everyday will make me mad about missing this trip. So far I don’t think so. It was the weather and there was nothing we could have done about it.
So for now, I’ll just leave it here. 2 weeks ago
Did you go see this movie?
Did you like it? 2 weeks ago
“Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.” 2 weeks ago
I hope you had a super duper birthday.
Now you go out and enjoy that new smart phone and look all cool and stuff. You definitely have your mojo back, and then some extra too.
Good Luck and Stay Cool. (I think it is much warmer where you are than where I am.) 2 weeks ago
I am sitting here at work today when I should be sitting on beach. I’m not sure I’ll get anything accomplished today. If I do even one thing, that would be one more that would be done if I was not here.
So I’m drinking coffee, eating Cherrios and listening to some music (the new Rhye cd) while I go over e:mails from the weekend. We also had our staff meeting this morning. There was talk of projects that come online in early 2016. It makes me smile. I should be retired well before then.
I had a nice message and note from a friend I had not heard from B in some time. Her voice always perks me up. I’ll have to try and call her later. Respond to her note also.
And there was talk of going out to lunch later this week with another friend. We will make that happen.
My hip still is giving me issues so I may skip the hill run tonight. I need to save myself for the half marathon this weekend. It might even be a little warmer. After running in all this single digit temps for the last three weeks, a race above freezing will be totally delightful.
It is my Dad’s birthday today. He has been gone a long time. I wonder what he would think of all the goings on of late?
Somewhere it is warm and sunny, just not here. (It may get above freezing today. First time in about 3 weeks) I wonder what it would be like to be sitting on beach, reading a book, relaxing, feeling the sun on my skin? It will happen soon enough. Just be patient…..
I may have to listen to this cd again.
Edit – And when Rhye is done, It is a Lana Del Ray concert. Sultry, explicit and melancholy. 2 weeks ago
I hope you are having a great birthday today getting ready for a big trip to California and doing all the other great, fun things you like to do.
Take Care Molliemoonlight, and enjoy a Super Birthday!! 3 weeks ago
what a mess it was in the Southern states over that storm. I felt bad for what everyone was going through. I saw a lot lost power too.
But it was good that so many just chipped in and helped where they could. That says a lot about how caring people can be. 3 weeks ago