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May 21st, 2007


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10:57 am - The Lurkers Support Me in Comments
First, a running update: I took a couple weeks off and restricted myself to the elliptical, which is a hell of a workout. My first attempt running was almost a success, but I felt the shin splints (oh, I don't think I ever posted that I got a bone scan that confirmed I did not have a stress fracture) flare up near the end. Last week, my coach suggested I do a warm-up walk before stretching, and he gave me some shin strengthening exercises and shin stretches to do...and I ran five miles with no problem. I continued doing the shin exercises over the week, and yesterday, I ran ten miles with no shin pain. Although my old nemesis Numb Feet showed up again; I quelled the bastard in the usual manner. It looks like I'm on track to complete the half-marathon, you guys.

It's not too late to donate to the AIDS Foundation in the name of my ridiculously stubborn efforts to work through the pain! I'm not too far away from my $3,000 goal. And speaking of goals, rowanceleste, I haven't forgotten about your BSG finale recap (I assume you want a TWoP-style recap and not just one of my silly episode posts, right?). incidentist, I haven't forgotten about your post either, although, to be honest, I haven't really read a book in the last year, per se, worthy of your prompt. Hm, Sandman may fall in that time frame, though, except I already posted about it. maxymama, if you would like any sort of post, you can still claim one. loopychew, I think I'm still supposed to get questions from you to answer.

Now that I have gone two paragraphs without mentioning Veronica Mars, let me do that! Except not really, because what I really want to do is welcome the several lurkers who came out of the woodwork in my last post. Don't be a stranger, and thank you so much for your incredibly kind comments. One of my neurotic obsessions is that I fear I will never affect people's lives in any meaningful way, that I will never leave my mark on the world, but it appears I've already done so. Even though I don't feel like I've done that much at all, I'm glad I enhanced other people's Veronica Mars experience.

Consider this a Delurking Amnesty Post, by the way! Always wanted to say hi but were too shy? This is your chance!

And speaking of chasing after women naked with a chainsaw, a few of you were very miffed when I did not give any warning that I would be in Philadelphia. So I am giving you fair warning that I will be in Chicago from June 1 to June 5 for a conference. My time will be limited, I'm sure. All I know for sure is that I want to see Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind again and meet maka2000 in the process. That would be Saturday. I really have no idea about my availability since it's a work event and there may be necessary networking dinners and whatnot, but at least we can try. I'll be staying at this dump.

Finally, on Friday morning, I got in the elevator of my office building. On the other side of the elevator was...my running coach. He works two floors above me.

Life is WEIRD.
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From:squaringkarma
Date:May 21st, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Hey, I know that woodwork person. (Yes, I did check out each one that you linked just in case I knew them.) And the "out" person, I so know what they mean about giving up a lot of shows for the VM obsession. Oh boy.

Life is WEIRD indeed, Cow!

...I keep on meaning to donate, but always forget. Good thing I have that PayPal Debit Card thing now.
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From:daynr
Date:May 21st, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
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hmmmmm.

I finally caught up on tv this weekend but am too lazy to go back and read/comment. I think marathoning several different shows ruins the impact of all of them.

Good luck running. Keep up the exercises, or the pain returns. Don't be lazy like I.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 21st, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
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I think marathoning several different shows ruins the impact of all of them.
AHA! See, this is why I only do one at a time!! upanashad thinks I'm crazy. I like to focus on one show at at time, if I'm marathonning, because that's the whole point of marathonning. But we're doing Weeds at a different rate...although at the rate we're going, we might actually finish it before I get through Life on Mars.
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From:kammgirl
Date:May 21st, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
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You are the wind beneath my wings.
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From:kouredios
Date:May 21st, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
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Taking advantage of the amnesty...I don't think I posted in the VM goodbye thread, but I've posted a teeny bit and lurked for a while. Hi! I found you via TWoP, where I also mostly lurked. I've only been watching VM live this season, but caught up fast and then looked online for more VM goodness. It's really the first show I've looked online for more on, which says something really special about it. Especially because I've been a closet fangirl of lots of things in the past.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 21st, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
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Hi! I think I've seen your name in other people's journals before, maybe.

Nice icon. Hee.
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From:snowylilac
Date:May 21st, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
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Hi PC! *waves*

I'm taking advantage of the delurking amnestly.

Good to hear you are back on track for the half marathon. (yes, I've been reading along about your travails in running, and was very disappointed you would not be able to complete it since you have put so much effort into it!)

You think the elliptical is a workout? I do 40 minutes 4x a week, yet I can not fathom running a mile, let alone 10!

I am sorry to hear about VM, for you, me, and everyone who really loved it. I am going to require a box of kleenex on Tuesday. I'm also wondering if I will pay more attention to the episodes since I know they are the last, or if knowing they are the last won't let me get too into them.

In other words, Nice to meet you!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 21st, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
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You think the elliptical is a workout? I do 40 minutes 4x a week
Crappity! I can only manage half an hour, and I was only doing it twice a week.

yet I can not fathom running a mile, let alone 10!
Man, running a mile is so much easier! The elliptical kills every part of my leg, and it's continuous, whereas the running is a run/walk combo.

Nice to meet you!
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From:afrocurl
Date:May 21st, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
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When's the last day to donate? I think I can swing something.

I'm sure the next time you're in LA I can see you (I was out of town for the day without Starbucks.)

That is pretty weird.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 21st, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
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There's no real deadline anymore, now that I have the minimum. I think July 29 is a logical mental deadline, though I think it will still accept donation until September or something. Thanks!

That is pretty weird.
It's fucking bizarre, dude. Especially since I've called him while at work a couple times, and he was just two floors above me!!
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From:upanashad
Date:May 21st, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
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What is "the elliptical"? I imagine something where you get strapped in and swung around wildly.

And you already affected my life in a positive way, since you got me socializing again. Now I meet tons of men all the time, and it's all because of you.

I'll be staying at this dump.

Holy crap. You should go to the spa and get a massage and a mud wrap and make your company pay for it.

KEEP YOUR SHINS WARM. There's no shame in a man wearing leg warmers.
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From:duchessdogberry
Date:May 21st, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
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the elliptical, which is a hell of a workout.

No kidding. I'm too much of a klutz to use one without nearly killing myself.

It looks like I'm on track to complete the half-marathon, you guys.

Yay!

I'll be staying at this dump.

For a moment, I thought it was going to be worse than the William Tell. Whew! Swank.

I might be able to do something that weekend. I'd like to make up for being a zombie last year.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 21st, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
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Well, let me know how it looks, zombie.
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From:prophetkristy
Date:May 21st, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
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I delurked previously, but still mostly lurk, and totally support you in comments! Yeah!

Thank goodness for Heroes. Wasn't it a Buffista who said it was wierd to have a show we like *not* in constant danger of cancellation?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 21st, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
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It may have been, but isn't it great??
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From:raelee
Date:May 21st, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
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Run like the wind!!

(Yeah, I dunno... wacky moods and what not.)
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From:glasseseater
Date:May 21st, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
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did I ever tell you that I made my friends see the ny version of too much light makes the baby go blind due to your recommendation? our teacher tried to get us to see it, so I had to convince everyone it was a good idea.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 21st, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
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Aw, that's way cool! Did they enjoy it?
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From:miniglik
Date:May 21st, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
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Chicago is so close!


Life is weird.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 21st, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
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Come meet me!
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From:eirefaerie
Date:May 21st, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
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um, hi. We've never talked, but I just have to say that I love your cuddles.

*scurries back into hole*

OH MY GOD SUNIL I AM WATCHING EUROVISION FINALLY AND I CANNOT EVEN!!!!! THERE IS MORE WIN IN THIS THAN IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 21st, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
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*cuddles*
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From:cucumbersarnies
Date:May 21st, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
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yay for the running!

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