Drivel that cannot fit in a single panel comic.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

This week I ran 27.58 miles, burned 2,929.2 calories and weigh 167.8 pounds.

Sunday ran 13.11 miles in 2:40:00 at a 12:12 min./mile or 4.92 mph.
Monday ran 4.96 miles in 1:05:00
Wednesday ran 5K in 33:41
Friday ran 6.04 miles in 1:05:00

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Quotes from the little magazines:

The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. - Carlyle

Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.

Okay. The above quote fails to take into account the cause of most problems - someone with less ability.

Opportunities multiply as they are siezed, die when neglected.

A man is never astonished that he doesn't know what another does, but he is surprised at the gross ignorance of the other in not knowing what he does.
- Haliburton

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Loki got adopted. He went to his new home yesterday. I hope it goes well. He has a nice yard and two boys to play with him.

I'm temp fostering a 3 month old puppy named River. She is a mutt of indeterminate ancestry. She has already piddled on the carpet. Right now, she is sleeping under my desk.

I'm a bit tired myself. I've been trying an earlier wake up time. Lasted two days.

Early mornings without the prospect of a nap suck.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

List of the week: Animals that freak me out

  1. Chinese crested dogs
  2. Hairless cats
  3. Horned toads
  4. Shaved bears
  5. Sasquatches
  6. Opossums
  7. Angler fish
  8. Jelly fish
  9. Sting rays

Monday, July 24, 2006

Interesting site of the week: Eugene Sandow & The Golden Age of Iron Men
Has several pictures of body builders from the Victorian and Edwardian Era, reproductions of various training courses - including the Farmer Burns course, and a section on physical culture on the Indian sub-continent.

None of these men are vein-bulging, steroid popping, circus freaks. These guys not only looked great but could perform feats of strength with the muscles. They were wrestlers, circus strongmen, weight lifters, yogis and boxers.

The photos is from the site and it depicts Eugene Sandow supporting the cast of a vaudeville show.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Walter and I visited the flea market and found some interesting things.

It is not a real flea market unless there is a man with a tracheotomy selling random items. This flea market had its tracheotomy man. For some reason I feel compelled to purchase something from the tracheotomy man - pity maybe? The man, if he knew my thoughts would say, "I DON'T NEED YOUR DAMN PITY!" Actually, it would be more like, "I DON'T NEED YOUR DAMN PITY!"

I bought a bunch of post cards and greeting cards from tracheotomy man. The oldest card was sent in 1908 and the most recent card was sent in 1980. There are several undated post cards. It is enough cards to keep me occupied for a year or two with scanning, posting, research and snarking.

Presenting the Church of Tomorrow! It is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The First Christian Church, located at 3700 N. Walker, is one the most beautiful sights in Oklahoma City.

It sort of looks like a Bizarro World version of the Legion of Doom's Hall of Doom.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

This week I ran 14.28 miles, burned 1787.3 calories and weigh 168.2 pounds.

Monday ran 4.84 miles in 1:05:00
Wednesday ran 5K in 34:18
Friday ran 5.98 miles in 1:05:00

I will do my long run - 13 miles - tomorrow.

Star Trek - Knights of the Round Table

I'm not quite enough of a Trek geek to name all the episodes from whence the clips came. A very well done Star Trek - Monty Python mash-up.

Friday, July 21, 2006

I fried my cell phone. One month past the warranty and 5 months before the automatic replacement. I hope to have a replacement sometime today. I wonder if I will still get the automatic replacement in January?

I don't receive many calls. At most I use 30 minutes a month. Yesterday, several people needed to speak with me. I found out about it via e-mail. How did everyone know that I do not have a phone?

After I exercise in the gym, I sit in the sauna. I use the alarm function on my cell phone to limit my time. I've been doing this for months.

Wednesday evening the phone went dead. I assumed that I allowed the battery to run down. So I plug it into my car charger. The phone did not come back on. I went home and plugged it into my home charger. The phone came on and I allowed it to recharge. Then at 2:00 am the phone made all kinds of noises. I unplug it. I woke up at 6:30 am and tried to turn the thing back on. The phone would not turn on. I removed the battery and put it back in - still no response. I pulled the battery back out. I noticed a little note. It said "Do not expose to temperatures above 140 degrees (F)" The sauna at the gym is 170 degrees.

It's a dry heat.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

A couple of pithy quotes:

We often act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when what we really need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Wonder if the writer of that statement considered serial killers.

Self-centered people are the ones who spend so much time talking about themselves that we never get a chance to talk about ourselves.

If according to the first writer the key to happiness is something to be enthusiastic about, why not choose self? The self-centered have found something to be enthusiastic about, therefore are happy, and won't shut up about it.

The quotes come from some tracts about management and leadership. I bought them at a garage sale. They were published in the mid-1980's. The tracts do not contain anything particularly profound. The content is broken up so that a concept can be conveyed during an average bowel movement.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

This blog would be a lot more interesting if I posted more often.

Honestly, I've not had much to write about.

Even my gag writing has waned. I can come up with a gag when it is time to draw but I like to have a few written down because often the gags drawn on the fly are not that funny.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

This week I ran 19.51 miles burned 2243.2 calories and weigh 168 pounds. I've got to stop eating so much sugary stuff.

Monday ran 4.83 miles in 1:05:00
Wednesday ran 5K in 34:57
Friday ran 5.90 miles in 1:05:00
Saturday ran 5.32 miles in 1:08:00

Ran Saturday at 4.69 mph or a 12:47 mile. I intended to run 12 miles but it was too damn hot. 8:00 pm and still over 90 degrees.

I need to do these longer runs in the morning so I've decided to do the long runs on Sunday mornings. I can wake up an hour earlier. This will still give me time to go to church and take a nap after church. If the sermon is boring enough I'll take a nap during church.

I like to spend Saturday mornings going to garage sales with my husband, which is why I don't run on Saturday mornings. Found some good Yoga and stretching books this morning.

Loki received two adoption applications. Jam might get a home if the first application works out.

Tomorrow, I'm going out to lunch with my dad and the rest of the family to celebrate his birthday. He will almost be 70. He doesn't actually turn 70 until Wednesday.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

This week I ran and walked 26.63 miles, burned 2,763.6 calories and weigh 167.2 pounds.

Monday I walked Loki for about 6 miles.
Wednesday ran 5K in 35:37
Friday ran 5.92 miles in 1:05:00
Saturday ran 11.26 miles in 2:28:00

Ran Saturday at a 13:09 min./mile or 4.56 mph.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

For fun I did a self Google search.

Not only am I a cartoonist and very funny person but I'm also an illustrator of evangelical Christian children's books, a former Melbourne High School classmate, the mother of Miss Lousiana (2005), appointed by a probate court as something, bought a partnership home in 1997, a member of the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce, Social Studies teacher, a Southern woman who loves to read, barrel racer, Blood Drive coordinator, employee of Coppell ISD, a runner based in Vermont, employee of Radian International, member of a transportation board, very dear friend of the late Margaret Loretta DeWoody, part-time kindergarten teacher, died in Allegheny County Pennsylvania, and co-author of Surface-Coating-Free Materials Workshop Summary Report.

That was just the first 20 pages. The things I learned about myself through Google.

Monday, July 03, 2006

I took Loki to Lake Bryan. We walked about 7 miles.

I let Loki off leash to play in the water. He has pretty good recall.

He displayed an interest in things beyond his immediate surroundings. I found that behavior unusual in a dog. He watched a heron landing 100 yards away and watched a boat pulling a tube.
Loki likes to lay in the water with his nose just above the surface.

Right now he is sleeping and dreaming.

Our Lake Bryan expedition was cut short by a bone headed act. I left my planner on top of my car. I drove off. Someone found it an flagged down a police officer. The police called me while I was in the middle of the woods. I headed back after the police called. An officer brought my planner to my house. Everything was still in it. The police used my fishing license to find my phone number.

I was so intent on loading Loki into the car that I forget to get my planner off the roof. Thank God for luck and honorable people.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

This week I ran 14.76 miles, burned 1,709.7 calories and weigh 166.5 pounds.

Monday ran 4.72 miles in 1:05:00
Sunday ran 10.04 miles in 1:59:00
According to I ran Sunday at a 11:51 min./mile or 5.06 mph. It has been unusually cool this past week. 10 degrees makes quite a difference. The amount of time off from running might have helped as well. Allowed my body to fully recover.

I had a couple of church related meetings on the days that I normally run.

The meetings this weekend were especially productive. The Prairie Star District has a fantastic Ministerial Settlement Representative and I'm glad she chose to make her services available to my church, even though it is outside her district.

I'm feeling the full weight of responsibility of Board President.

I have the day off tomorrow. I think I will take Loki to the Lake Bryan Trails and hike them. Get a feel for what awaits me in September. I've turned in my entry form for the 50K.