January 1, 2009
forgive my blather
Someone decided this blog was so superawesome that it deserved a mention, so now - especially after a month of saying nothing at all - the pressure is on and I feel compelled to write something. Anything. So here goes.
running/training 8 miles this morning, not hungover from the party last night, where I had only one beer and that early on, bracketed on both sides by diet coke and water and coffee. Later I went to the Y and did 15 minutes on the stairmaster and 45 minutes of the "alpine pass" program on the stationary bike. All this was accompanied by bad 70s fake R&B since the mp3 player is in my car, which has been in the shop all week. The room was pretty boomy, but it brought out the basslines and set my mind to wandering (yet again) about pop music and the ways it's evolved and the ways it's been recorded, and gee I guess I'm getting old, but I could actually find some merit in "Disco Lady" and "Only Takes a Minute" and "I'm Every Woman." Yikes.
nonrunning/nontraining a banner day, and a really girly one too: 1) after the run and the gym, a nice long soak in the tub with some nice-smelling bath salts a co-worker gave me for xmas; 2) started reading the first Harry Potter book, which I received as a Secret Santa present from this place. Until today I was the only literate human being in the western hemisphere who had never read (or started to read) a Harry Potter book; 3) my viola method book has finally revealed the mysteries of the C string, yay! I get a 2-octave scale now for the first time. Also, the playing seemed not to suck quite as much as usual.
I could not have asked for a better New Year's Day.
And this will be the only gratuitous entry all year, I swear.
Posted by joe positive at January 1, 2009 6:33 PM
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I fully agree with KB, I love reading your blog!
Posted by: Martin at January 1, 2009 7:58 PM
I'm so glad you had a happy New Year! Hope the rest of 09 is just as fab.
Posted by: Salty at January 1, 2009 9:12 PM
Yeah, resolutions are for .....
But see, 2009 is already shaping up better than you thought. Rock on....
What fall races are you thinking about?
Posted by: Mindi at January 1, 2009 10:40 PM