Wednesday, November 28, 2007


For those of you who watched the Ironman last year and loved it, this year's contest is on Saturday (4.30 to 6 here in the east). They usually do a great job with the pros and the amateurs, showing just what it takes to get there, and how much it takes to finish. The stories are usually amazing. If you watch one show this year, this might be the one...

Sometimes People Can Surprise You....

..who knew the Fenway Faithful had such good hearts? This is from Disablity Awareness Day in Boston, and it brought a smile. I hope it does the same for you.

Sorry about the impersonal nature of the blog lately, if anybody is even out there. I'm trying to find time for everything I love, and BLOG falls somewhere below Mrs. Fish and Little Fish. Peace to you.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

64 Degrees

That's right, it was 64 degrees outside today. And, it was sunny. And I had the day off. So what's a Loadasaurus who hasn't done ANYTHING in weeks to do? I got out and rode my bike for the first time in two months. It was amazing. Fall has lasted a long time in Central Pennsylvania this year, so the trees are still blazing with color.

I rode through the back roads, over the river into Harrisburg and along the Susquehanna River. The return trip was sweet, as I got to do some decent hills, and I found I hadn't lost half the strength or speed I had imagined I would (or should) have. All in all, it was a beautiful day. I capped it off with a trip to the library with the family.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Woke Up This Morning...

I woke up extra early today to go for a run and there was snow on the ground. It's the third snow I have seen, and this is the first snow to stick. It's little more than a dusting, honestly, but just enough to make a run in the dark an exercise in stupidity. I wrote off the run.

All-in-all, it was a really good weekend. I went shopping with Mrs. Fish while Little Fish went to a movie (Mr. Magorium...she panned it. It's pretty wild to hear a nine year-old with a critic's voice). I spent a lot of time with Little Fish this weekend, just hanging out, doing projects and having fun. I showed her how to make a fort. She was mightily impressed. Then I put a light in it and she was blown away. We spent a couple of hours in there reading about dragons and hanging out.

We also watched Ratatouille, then she helped me make soup. Ratatouille got a big thumbs up in her review and in mine. If you have kids and you didn't see it, make a point of it. The soup was wonderful too. Just when I thought the weekend couldn't get any better, I decided to go all in and make my chili. I don't make it a lot because I am the only one who eats it, really. I paired it with a brown rice and a red wine...delicious.

Add to that the fact that I made it to Men's Bible Study (Romans 14...a good reminder) after about six weeks away and the weekend was just about perfect. If only I had found some time to ride...perhaps next weekend.

Friday, November 16, 2007


So, the new job is kicking my butt. Which is not to say that I am not kicking right back. I want it to know with whom it chose to tangle. I've learned so much, but the more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. I mean honestly, how complicated can the Yellow Pages be? Apparently pretty confusing.

In with all of that is a list of things I have accomplished and a list of things i have not done. I closed my first sale. I presented my first BIG sale (pending...) and I offfered my first Internet-based solution. All very exciting, but I can't wait to really get rolling.

On a personal side, I miss working out. I think I have run three or four times in two months. Lifted not at all. And my beloved Cannondale is sitting in the garage, wondering what she has done to offend me...nothing, dear girl. I get going pretty early in the morning, and when i get home I am wiped, so I just haven't made the time. And, the time I do have, I'd rather spend with my family. I make sure to spend my time with them. That being said, I'd really like get going with working out again.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Photographer That Rocks

I came across this at a cycling board (of all places) and thought it was simply amazing. Joey Lawrence (NOT this one) is a 17 year old photographer who is doing some pretty amazing things with the camera. Check it out by CLICKING HERE.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Where Do They Find These People?

Last season, Britain's Got Talent found a mobile phone salesman named Paul Potts who sang opera like he had been at the Met. This year, they found a six-year old who was equally amazing. I just can't believe she's six....

I think I'll go back to chewing on blocks.

For the record, this is still my favorite rendition of the song....

Thursday, November 01, 2007