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Jul 152010

your station identification: straight from franny’s bananafish home…
franny says:

“lady gaga, please put some damned pants on, you’re turning into a sad little joke!”.

check…check 1, 2, 3…

okay. so, i’ve gone and set myself up to run a 4 miler this weekend on a day i have to work. i’ll get up early in the AM, drive up north, run 4 miles with a bunch of other nuts who don’t mind sweating buckets in this heat, run to my car after i cross the finish line, and drive back here to good ole brooklyn so that i can be in bed by 12pm and get some sleep before heading to work at 7pm.

the t-shirt is nice.

i’ll be running a 7 miler tomorrow, most likely after i cart ms. Orangehead to the doc for a recheck bloodwork. i’ve picked the earliest appt available because i don’t want her to be in the car during noontime rush in what promises to be a hot day. i may just run it on the treadmill although, i hate treadmill running. it’s boring as hell. i’ve uploaded some good tunes though, got my hands on the New Moon soundtrack for only ONE song…and that’s Thom Yorke’s Hearing Damage (a great pace setter). the song wasn’t available any other way. so, i placed the cd on hold through my library. i’ve also purchased some B-52 music and some Echo and the Bunnymen (Killing Moon) although, i like the Cutter and Never Stop as well. debating whether or not to get the Cure’s Hot Hot Hot…another good get your ass moving song.

today is a take it easy day. the only task i’ve done is head via the subway to the upper east side to pick up my race bib and t-shirt. it was painful. i got used to not having to deal with all of the subway politics. people, when given the choice, will choose to be a horse’s ass. i just don’t have the will to fight against the tide for a f*cken seat. i’ll stand for 15 stops.

so, i’ll be chilling here, i’ll watch An Education and continue with vol. 3 of Little Dorrit. and maybe dance a little in my new underwear…



epitome of cool.

Jul 142010

it’s 8:19am
i’ve got my new boy shorts on
dancing to
the B’s own private idaho.

music keeps you young
oohhh oohh oohh…

here’s another favorite of mine…you know they have more great songs besides Rock Lobster…

Jul 102010

and i can’t say that i’m disappointed. tired of the heat. the sweat. the ac on. used to be a fan of summer. as i’ve gotten older, i’ve grown less in love with summer. i do love summer nights. and i’ve gone for a couple night runs along the path by the hudson, actually, not really sure if it’s still the hudson…i’ll have to check that out. anyhow, the bridge is gorgeously lit up and both times i’ve run, the sky was clear and the moon was shining.

got up early yesterday (4:50am) to go for a 5 miler. went okay. today, i got up early to get to the gym and get a 5k in at the gym, but i do hate treadmill running. it is deceiving. road running doesn’t have the ground moving for you. nonetheless, i was up early, but not early enough to avoid the uncomfortable heat and crowds down at the path. too many walkers and many of them don’t know that you should walk on the right. i spend way to much time and energy running around them. this hurts my knees. so, the treadmill it was. walked hills for 10 minutes as well.
i should be sleeping. got in at least 3 hours, plus whatever i slept last night, but it’ll be a rough night at work tonight. at least i’ll be tired enough sunday morning that when i get home, i’ll be in bed by 10am and sleep until 6pm for my next shift.

trying to come up with a summer mini vacation destination. can’t go too far for too long…may be only a day trip due to the fact that i can’t leave heart disease kitty alone too long. she needs her meds. may end up driving out to Jones Beach, or maybe even farther. who knows. i think i’ll skip Coney Island. it’s way to freaky for me…and crowded.
having dreams about exes again. not sure why. i seriously think that these guys are truly in a fucked up situation and sending signals out. it’s funny how the fates are. the only one i wouldn’t mind hearing from, has never contacted me. ah well, so it goes.
finally saw:
Avatar – it was okay but Hurt Locker deserved to win
Lovely Bones – i enjoyed the book more

on qeue is: An Educaton – i like Peter Sarsgaard
Little Dorrit vol. 3 and 4 – because like i said before, there is that beautiful man eye-candy…

currently listening to tracks off of Synchronicity. a good album. my cassette tape was confiscated by my brother. never saw it again. i should just break down and buy the cd. there really isn’t a bad song…they don’t make albums with more than 1 good song anymore. hence the popularity of iTunes.
it’s grey out there. let it rain. come on. rain.

(now i’m listening to the Eurythmics: Here Comes the Rain Again…)

Jul 082010

wacky. monday’s act of only sleeping 30 minutes after a 12 hour shift, then driving up north (2 hours) to visit my bro who is in town from SC, has totally screwed me up. tues, i didn’t have a chance to catch up since we had plans to visit the Intrepid Museum… and then it was work on weds from 8pm-8am after being up since 12 noon (weds)… my body has gone haywire.

got up today, thurs, at about 3pm. ran errands and made it home by 6ish only to fall asleep and get up at 10:30pm. i had planned to either head to the gym or go for a run after the sun went down…

i’m up and feeling very tired and achy. have to get back on schedule. have to if i want to start following a training schedule that technically began on 7/4. i’m 3 days of milleage behind already.

i probably still could get a run in since this IS nyc and there are always people out and about around here (there are lots of bars and restaurants in my neighborhood)…OR i could just get my ass up at 5am and go for a run before the sun comes up, then drive north for another visit.

that means i should head to bed again.

my diet has taken a turn for the worse…who wants to cook in this heat though?

tomorrow. i’ll get back in gear tomorrow. my body wants what it wants, and this week, it wants sleep. so i’ll give it sleep.